A backpack developed for the burgeoning community of sportswomen, Slumberjack’s Wild-Her pack has all the bells and whistles that characterize an ideal daypack—generous capacity (2,016 cu. in.), durable construction, comfort-enhancing adjustments and hydration-system compatibility. It also possesses great hunting-specific features, including provisions for stowing a rifle, bow or trophy rack, exterior pockets designed to double as a shooting resting, and Kryptec Highlander camouflage. The Wild-Her is equipped with a specially contoured hip belt and shoulder straps to better fit the average female figure, and flair is added in the form of purple stitching and logos. For men interested in this capable day hunter, or those shopping for his and hers hikers, the company’s Hone pack is nearly identical in design, sans purple embellishments and the sizing. Price: $160. Contact: Slumberjack; (800) 233-6283; slumberjack.com.
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Sonoran Desert Institute was recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts in hiring and recruiting veterans with the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
The modern Olympics, as we know them today, started in 1896, and there were shooting events at the games as early as Athens in 1906. After all, the man who put the games together, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was himself a French pistol champion. Neither the United States nor Great Britain sent rifle teams to Athens, but that changed for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.