Kinsey’s New Dealer Giveaway and Other Hunting Retailer News

Kinsey’s new dealer giveaway; Mountain Archery Fest expands for 2020; Sig Sauer Academy Introduces “Task Force Sig” team building; Companies call on government to catch up with testing scents for CWD.

Kinsey’s New Dealer Giveaway and Other Hunting Retailer News

Kinsey’s New Dealer Giveaway

Kinsey’s recently announced a Monthly Giveaway Program for new retailers who open a dealer account with them.

New accounts who sign up will be entered into their monthly giveaway contests. One lucky account will win that month’s prize. The promo began in April with a new lucky dealer receiving a free Bersa Thunder 380 Pistol.

During May 2020, Kinsey’s gave away a Remington V3 Field Sport Mossy Oak MOBU Country 26-inch barrel, 12 gauge — a $995 retail value!

To be eligible to win, new accounts must sign up with Kinsey’s between May 15 and June 15, 2020.

For more information on the current or upcoming giveaways, or to sign up as a new account — visit the Kinsey’s website at or contact them at or 800-366-4269.


Mountain Archery Fest Expands Across the Rockies for 2020 Season

Registration is now open for the second annual Mountain Archery Fest (MAF). This one-of-a-kind, family-friendly archery festival offers both competitive and recreational 3-D target shoots for all disciplines, genders, ages and abilities. Thanks to popular demand, Mountain Archery Fest will double its events in only its second season.

“Archers from all over the country have asked us to bring MAF to their neck of the woods,” said Waddell. “The support from the attendees as well as our sponsors in this industry has been amazing! We’re super stoked to grow and reach more archers, there’s nothing better than seeing people happy doing something they love!”

Mountain Archery Fest courses feature over 160Kirsch Hunting 3-D archery targets. Each event will feature six courses for all abilities, including a beginner Kids Course & Base Map Course, intermediate Eastman’s Tag Hub Course and Pope & Young Course and advanced Initial Ascent and Kryptek Courses.

The schedule for MAF 2020:

For more information or for brands interested in getting involved, contact


Sig Sauer Academy Introduces “Task Force Sig” Team Building Experiences

Sig Sauer Academy recently announced the addition of Task Force Sig, a unique team-building course, to the 2020 course schedule. This one-day intensive course is taught by current and former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets with decades of experience in high threat environments and who understand the complexities of working as a team.

The course will place students into teams to test their ability to perform in a high stress environment, while providing them with the tools needed to succeed in any situation. In conjunction with learning advanced problem-solving skills, students enrolled in Task Force SIG will learn how to safely operate a modern sporting rifle and will be challenged to complete physical obstacles on the grounds of the Sig Sauer Academy.

To register and review the course outline for Task Force Sig, find additional upcoming course dates, or review the comprehensive course offering for Sig Sauer Academy visit

Students enrolled in this course should be prepared for physically demanding challenges and have the ability to carry up to 45 pounds. This class is also available as a private event. For additional information please contact the Sig Sauer Academy at 603-610-3400.


Companies Call on Government Agencies to Catch up With Testing Deer Scents for CWD Prions

A commercially available test that can be used to analyze deer urine for the presence of CWD prions before its distribution to the public has been in use by Wildlife Research Center and Tink’s for a year, and most of the major scent companies are also adopting this technology in 2020. According to these scent companies, Real Time Quaking Induced Conversion, RT-QuIC  for short, is a proven and reliable method for detecting the misfolded proteins that cause CWD.

A commercial laboratory began testing deer urine for the scent companies in 2019, enabling two of the industry’s largest manufacturers to test 100 percent of their natural deer urine products before releasing them to the marketplace. The laboratory company CWD Evolution has expanded and is testing products for many of the commercial scent manufacturers. Products that have been tested will be authorized to include the “RT-QuIC Tested“ logo.

While a handful of states have hastily implemented complete bans of natural urine, Wildlife Research Center and Tink’s have been working with others to consider targeted regulations that focus on bad actors. Urine producers participating in the Archery Trade Association Deer Protection Program are using best practices to ensure CWD stays out of their herds, and several states have adopted regulations that allow urine sourced from these facilities to be used by hunters. Louisiana has adopted regulations that require RT-QuIC testing, and scent companies are hopeful other states will follow their lead rather than pursuing blanket bans that prohibit traditional hunting methods and would hurt responsible scent product companies.


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