One of my favorite events is the NRA’s annual Youth Sports Fest. For the past three years I have volunteered to help teach children how to shoot and handle firearms safely while having fun. This year, amidst controversy, the coordinator of the event decided to introduce an additional stage — .22 modern sporting rifle (MSR). [...]
Can’t get ammo? Yeah, well, neither can the police! Recently, officers from another jurisdiction transported a prisoner from their county to ours. They said that their chief told them to, “stop at every Walmart, every sporting goods store and every Farm and Fleet in between, and buy every box of .40-caliber ammunition available.” Consumers realized [...]
I have never been one to turn down any opportunity that comes my way, just as long as it aligns with my personal beliefs and morals. My entire life has been about taking chances and accepting challenges. I have always looked at any opportunity with the “glass-half-full” outlook. To the best of my recollection, my [...]
Large financial expenditures seem small when your life depends on it I spare no expense in making sure my duty belt contains the best equipment allowed by my agency’s policy. I work in an unforgiving environment where calling a ‘time out’ isn’t an option. It’s not uncommon for policies to be out of date, or [...]
Feb. 8, 2013, marked the opening day of sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wis. It also marked the first Women on Winnebago (WOW) weekend media event. The Fond du Lac Visitor’s Bureau organized the event to bring together a variety of women to represent various media outlets with the purpose of [...]
Thanks to a business opportunity for my good friend Britney Starr, of Starr and Bodill African Safaris, she offered me the chance to take her place next week for the opening weekend of sturgeon spearing with the Women on Winnebago in Fond Du Lac, Wis. Being from Wisconsin, I’m surprised I had never heard of this [...]
Last summer, columnist Sara Ahrens invited Michael Bane, of the Outdoor Channel’s “Shooting Gallery,” to come out with her on a ride-along in the city where she works as a police officer. Usually Sara is reviewing gear or writing about her off-beat experiences. Here, she fills us in on some of the behind-the-scenes events. You might not see these on the show when it airs on Wed., Jan. 9.