August 17th, 2009

Tight Race for NRA Long-Range Championship

The NRA Long Range High Power Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, will be ending soon and it looks like the match will go down to the wire. Sherri Gallager is leading by four points, with a half-dozen shooters, including former LR Champion John Whidden, well within striking distance. The championship could eventually be decided by X-count, or even with a shoot-off. Gallagher already went through one shoot-off with David Tubb in the Coast Artillery Trophy Match. Both shot perfect 100s, but Tubb shot 8 Xs to edge Gallagher by one X. Here are current standings in the Long-Range Championship:

Sherri Gallagher – 799-37X
Jon Howell – 795-41X
Justin Skaret – 795-37X
Lance Dement – 793-42X
Tyrel Cooper – 793-42X
John Whidden – 793-35X

Here is video shot from the Long Range Competition over the weekend:

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LATE-BREAKING NEWS: The Roumanian Team Trophy was won by the USAMU Praslick Team, with a four-person score of 793-42X. The team is coached by Emil Praslick, and the shooters are SGT Tyrel Cooper (198-10X), SFC Lance Dement (199-12X), SPC Sherri Gallager (198-9X), and SGT Brandon Green (198-11X). John Whidden’s Southeast Rifle Club, coached by Carl Kovalchik, finished second with a 782-29X team score. Congrats to all shooters, and especially the victorious USAMU squad.

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August 17th, 2009

Petersen's Hunting TV Showcases Exotic Hunting Trips

Hunting televisionIf you’re a fan of hunting in scenic, far-away places, you’ll enjoy Petersen’s Hunting Adventure Television. While the plots are predictable (Gun Mag writer hunts with local outfitter), the scenery is often stunning, worthy of Nat Geo. The producers have put highlights of some of their best shows online. Click the various tabs on the right side of the video player, and you’ll find clips of Black Bear hunting in British Columbia, wild boar hunting in Texas, Ibex hunting in Spain, and a Cape Buffalo safari in Zimbabwe. Our favorite clip features a hunt for Dall Sheep in Alaska’s glacier country near the southwest border of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Legendary hunting writer Jack O’Connor hunted this area, near the headwaters of the White River. During the stalk, the hunters do some serious high-altitude trekking through spectacular mountains. This 4-minute featurette is worth watching for the photography alone.

CLICK HERE to watch Alaska Dall Sheep Hunting VIDEO.

Alaska Dall Sheep Hunt

Short, two- or three-minute previews of 2009 broadcasts are also offered online. Featured videos include: Rocky Mountain Elk, Carpathian Chamois (Mtn. goat), Wyoming Pronghorn, Desert Big Horn, Kalahari Kudu and Gemsbok, Spanish Red Stag, Desert Mule Deer, British Columbia Moose.

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August 17th, 2009

Jet Blue Offers Unlimited Travel in Sept./Oct. for $599

JetBlue Airline unlimited travelWe know many of our readers will be traveling to matches (such as the F-Class Nationals at Camp Butner) in September and early October. Or you may be planning an extended holiday combining tourism with shooting excursions. For those readers who need to travel long distances in September and October, here is a great travel deal: Jet Blue is offering unlimited air travel from Sept. 8 to Oct. 8 for $599.00. With this All-You-Can-Jet Pass, you can take any number of flights, to any destinations Jet Blue serves (including Mexico and the Caribbean), for just $599.00 (plus airport fees and int’l taxes). What’s the catch? well you have to purchase on or before August 21, 2009, and the $599.00 cost is non-refundable and non-transferable.

About the Pass
$599.00 for a month of unlimited coach-class air travel, any available seat.
On sale through Friday, August 21, 2009, or while supplies last.
Travel Dates are Tuesday, September 8, 2009 through Thursday, October 8, 2009.
Each flight must be booked at least 3 days prior to the flight’s scheduled departure.
Customers who already have a flight booked during the pass travel period can pay the difference to upgrade to the pass by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), prompt 4.

JetBlue Airline unlimited travel
How to purchase an All-You-Can-Jet Pass
Call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), option 4. NOTE: You do not have to be a TrueBlue member at the time of purchase, but a TrueBlue number is required to book all flights. CLICK HERE to join TrueBlue — membership is FREE.

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