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...

What do YOU stand for?

Are you surrounded by a world where doors stay locked and windows shuttered? How do you know who the Good Guys are? Someone who believes in community and country and you trust to act when others would not. >>> CLICK HERE to join the NRA or renew your membership now . If you know some good guys and gals, get them a gift membership.

The right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed?

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads, A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Progressives read this and say that only those people in “a well-regulated militia” have the right to keep and bear arms. Let’s find out why this is utter nonsense, shall we? Over at the...

October 2014 Firearms Sales Checks Highest October on Record

The October 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System figure of 1,174,797 is the highest October on record for the 16-year-old system, with an increase of 5.5 percent compared to the October 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of1,113,818. For comparison, the unadjusted October 2014 NICS figure of 1,595,898 reflects a 5.0 percent decrease from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1...

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