The Idaho Senate Resources Committee advanced legislation in a narrow vote of 5-4 to restrict the state’s Fish and Game Department's authority to regulate hunters on ATVs on backcountry trails. This slim victory doesn’t bode well for the bill’s chances of clearing the full senate.
The measure, which has already been approved by the House, looks to stop the agency from limiting hunters on ATVs to road use in a third of the state’s hunting units. [ Read Full Post ]
"For the approximate 5.5 million ATV riders and snowmobile owners in the US and Canada, the Terrain provides the footwear comfort and quality needed to enjoy any outdoor adventure," said Director of Footwear Sean O'Brien.
The boot is cradled in a micro fleece liner that absorbs moisture, keeping the rider warm and dry from temperatures ranging from sub-freezing to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Additionally, the durable and exceptionally lightweight rubber outsole is supportive, yet flexible enough for a rider to easily control the pedals of an ATV and keep their foot firmly in-place on metal grate surfaces. Protective rubber overlays and a reinforced ankle area contribute to the supportive design and overall comfort of the boot. The boot's tall upper portion is finished with a "dirt skirt" that keeps mud and debris out. [ Read Full Post ]
So Outdoor Life is part of a cool contest operated by Crown Royal, sponsor of Field & Stream’s Hook Shots show and maker of the whiskey that comes in a purple bag. The contest is called “Pass the Crown,” and it’s a variation on the Secret Santa gift exchange anyone who’s ever worked in an office is familiar with. Are you lucky enough to have never worked in an office? Then here’s how this works: [ Read Full Post ]
In October 2009, the Obama Administration reversed previous administrations' positions and agreed that the United States would participate in the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which is allegedly designed to establish “common international standards for the import, export, and transfer of conventional arms.”
Preliminary committee meetings are now under way at the U.N. in anticipation of a conference in 2012 to finalize the treaty.
The Obama Administration's support for the proposed treaty has riled many Second Amendment advocates and does not sit well with the US Senate. On August 5, 45 Senators signed a letter addressed to President Obama stating they will oppose ratification of an Arms Trade Treaty that in any way restricts the rights of law-abiding American gun owners. [ Read Full Post ]
Second Amendment watchdog groups are alerting gun owners to keep a close eye on the recently created Congressional "Super Committee." Although the special panel's mission is to resolve the government's debt crisis, some fear it may use its unprecedented legislative power to initiate gun control measures.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul warned in early August that the "'Super Committee' limits the constitutional check of the filibuster by expediting passage of bills with a simple majority. The 'Super Committee' is not precluded from any issue -- including gun control -- therefore the filibuster could be rendered moot."
National Association for Gun Rights Executive Director Dudley Brown said in an August 8th blog on ammoland.com that the committee, essentially, has carte blanche to "include anything in its legislation, including gun control." [ Read Full Post ]
When used responsibly, an ATV can be an outdoorsman's best friend. They're tough, powerful and simple machines that can get you deep into the wilderness and back out again. Think of it as a modern-day pack mule. But there are some specifics you need to know to keep your quad running and to stay safe on the trail. Learn all of the basics by clicking the links below.