Zombie Go Pack Gun & Target Raffle Winner

Halloween means more than trick or treat. It also means ... ZOMBIES! This Halloween was no exception. And while many Ohioans did little more than hand out candy to creatures of the night, 648 smart BFA supporters purchased tickets in our recent raffle to take a chance to win a nifty Zombie Go Pack with Guns and practice targets and prepare for the oncoming hoard of the walking dead. Because as we...

Senate committee schedules fifth hearing for SB 338 (Concealed Carry Reform), other pro-gun bills

Chairman Bill Coley has announced that the Senate Civil Justice Committee will be hearing testimony on SB 338, Sen. Joe Uecker's (R-Miami Township) Concealed Carry Law Reform Bill, next Wednesday, November 19 at 9:45 a.m. in the Finance Hearing Room. This will be the fifth hearing for this bill. Coley has also scheduled a fifth hearing for Rep. Cheryl Grossman's (R-Grove City) HB 234 (Allow Noise...

Anti-NRA Ebola Theme Infects Media, Spreads Rapidly

In the weeks since we last reported on media attempts to tie NRA to the Ebola crisis because of our opposition to the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general, the anti-gun echo chamber has continued to promote this absurd line of argument. Absent most of the coverage is a forthright discussion of NRA’s legitimate concerns with the nominee, or any evidence that Murthy himself has a...

HB 203: Training – how much is enough?

How much training should be required to obtain a concealed handgun license (CHL)? Carrying a firearm is a constitutionally-protected right, but carrying concealed has been ruled a privilege. It is in the public’s best interest that people carrying concealed firearms do so safely, so the state can mandate training, but how much training does it take to make someone safe with a gun? When does it...

Ohio Division of Wildlife - The Wildlife Fund and management process

Sportsmen often hear elected officials vowing to protect the wildlife fund from any raids for political convenience. The wildlife fund is the vehicle to ensure sufficient cash reserves to capture all the available PR/DJ monies. The USF&W Service requires a 25% match for funds. The Division must fund the entire project up front in order to capture the 75% federal match. The wildlife fund is...

11 Ways to Help a New Shooter Succeed

“I think I need to learn how to shoot a gun. Can you help me?” Whether it’s coming from a friend, colleague or family member, these are the words that everyone who loves the shooting sports should be thrilled to hear. It can be hard for someone who has never fired a gun before to admit that they need help. The fact that they’ve chosen to trust you with this critically important task should come...

Who pays for the Ohio Division of Wildlife?

Sportsmen pay the bills. Sportsmen have heard from the Division of Wildlife personnel that they are actively managing the funds - the sportsmen and women's dollars - and making wise use of that resource just as with natural resources. What does that mean, how is it accomplished and where does the Division of Wildlife receive their funding? While I had some glimpse into the process, I certainly...

Classic Country Outdoors Host Calvin Pyle hanging up his headphones; Final show on Sunday!

Classic Country Outdoors host Calvin Pyle is hanging up the headphones as the voice of the outdoorsman. He has been the voice of the sportsman in southwest Ohio for two decades. His laid back country style was a perfect fit for Classic Country Radio stations. Pyle grew up in Clinton County. As a youngster he explored the woods and creeks of the area falling in love with the outdoors. It was a...

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