Tag: COVID-19 pandemic

  • USA Shooting Wraps Up Winter Airgun Event at CMP’s Air Gun Ranges

    USA Shooting Wraps Up Winter Airgun Event at CMP’s Air Gun Ranges

    By Kate Gest, USA Shooting Media, and Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer Port Clinton, Ohio– Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USA Shooting, with the help of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), hosted the 2020 Winter Airgun Championships (WAG) in December. The event spanned three days at the CMP’s air gun ranges in Anniston, Alabama, and Port Clinton, Ohio, simultaneously.   Members of the Tokyo Olympic team, USA Shooting National Team, NCAA athletes, youth and […]

  • ICU nurse turns to outdoors for escape, sees hunting success

    ICU nurse turns to outdoors for escape, sees hunting success

    LINCOLN, Nebraska — Amanda Peters refers to the outdoors as her “happy place.” The Lincoln woman is a cardiac intensive care unit nurse at Bryan Medical Center East, and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has leaned on that happy place even more. That escape recently helped her earn her first whitetail deer. […]

  • SCI Foundation Shifts to Virtual Agenda for 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum

    SCI Foundation Shifts to Virtual Agenda for 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2020) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the Safari Club International Foundation will now host the 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum entirely virtual from Nov. 10-12, 2020. SCIF’s premier activity in Africa, the AWCF, brings together government officials, professional hunting associations, wildlife biologists, community-based organizations and other stakeholders […]

  • Survey Answers Why Women Are Buying Guns

    Survey Answers Why Women Are Buying Guns

    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, gun sales and interest in firearms training have surged. Surveys, studies, and wild guesses have tried to capture the reason why people, particularly women, are purchasing firearms and gun safety training. This article reviews the trends, explores the impetus for the surge, and offers quotes from women who share their […]

  • CMP Proposes ‘Virtual Championships’ to Take Place of JROTC, CMP Air Rifle Championships

    CMP Proposes ‘Virtual Championships’ to Take Place of JROTC, CMP Air Rifle Championships

    With the uncertainty of the condition of the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming months, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is looking ahead to the 2020-2021 three-position air rifle competition season. In an attempt to place a supplemental plan for allowing junior athletes to compete in air gun events in the coming months, the CMP has […]

  • TU produces double-lined face coverings to keep anglers safe in the time of COVID-19

    TU produces double-lined face coverings to keep anglers safe in the time of COVID-19

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Trout Unlimited this week unveiled its new double-lined face coverings designed to be worn by anglers who fish with and alongside others as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the nation. The coverings resemble cut-down face gaiters often worn for sun protection, and while they may certainly provide some ultraviolet relief, the face coverings are primarily […]