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Saltwater incarnation of Ranger’s acclaimed center-console aluminum

Formerly available only as a prize boat for winners of IFA Redfish Tour events, Ranger is making available to the public a saltwater-equipped edition of its highly acclaimed 1862CC aluminum center console. The new 1862CC IFA Special means that inshore fishing from a new, premium fishing boat is more accessible than ever. Priced at under $26,000, Ranger newest aluminum fishing platform also means that boat buyers are no longer relegated to lesser-quality aluminum or used fiberglass boats in order to get on the water.

“The popularity of inshore fishing continues to rise along with the increase in anglers searching for budget-friendly ways to compete in a sport we all hold so dear,” said Ranger Vice President of Marketing Bart Schad. “The new Ranger 1862CC IFA Special is ideal for the weekend warriors, like many of those who compete in IFA Redfish Tour events: men and women who love to catch big bull reds or hard-hitting specks and want a boat that’s easy to own and maintain.”

Measuring 18 feet, 4 inches in length and rated for 90 horsepower, the new Ranger 1862CC IFA Special is built on a proven running surface that utilizes a solid, foam-filled hull and wood-free construction to ensure a quiet, ultra stable boat that’s comfortable in skinny water.

Ranger’s rugged, easy-to-clean Rawhide surface coats the inside the 1862CC IFA Special while lock-track extruded gunnels, capable of accepting numerous fitted accessories, run the length of the cockpit area. A spacious front deck with a pedestal seat mount, built-in livewell, integrated storage and easy-access rod tubes is balanced out by a rear casting deck that offers an additional pedestal seat fishing position. The center-positioned console features a flush-mounted throttle control and a full complement of switches and gauges. An optional livewell/baitwell is located forward of the console while custom-fitted marine upholstery covers the black, powder-coated leaning post.

The exterior of the new 1862CC IFA Special features a white paint scheme and exclusive IFA Redfish Tour graphics.

Ranger’s 1862CC IFA Special comes standard with a custom-fitted RangerTrail® trailer for easier towing and maneuvering. Featuring a solid aluminum frame, the NMMA-certified RangerTrail trailer delivers exceptional strength for both saltwater and freshwater environments and is equipped with a center swing jack, locking swing-away tongue and integrated load guides.

Overall Hull Length: 18 feet, 4 inches
Beam: 90 inches
Maximum HP: 90
Engine Shaft Length: 20 inches
Fuel Capacity: (1) 21-gallon tank
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,010 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: AM2500

About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, waterfowl utility and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to


Disappear in the RedHead Pit Stop Layout Blind
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There are several great reasons to add a Redhead® Pit Stop Layout Blind to your waterfowl hunting arsenal. One reason is you want to disappear when ducks or geese approach. It sounds simple. Yet the birds’ eyes are so keen, and pressured waterfowl become so wary, invisibility is a tall order.

Besides blending flawlessly with the background, a good layout blind must be comfortable, rugged, lightweight, easily hidden, and versatile. The Pit Stop Blind meets every demand. At its core is a lightweight, collapsible steel frame. It deploys in seconds and folds to packable size just as quickly with no nuts, bolts, or pins to lose in the dark, and no tools required.

The shell is 600 D fabric in Realtree Max-5 camouflage for maximum versatility in the field, among the cattails, or on a mid-river sandbar. Brushing blinds is tedious and stressful as the morning’s first birds buzz the decoys, but the PitStop’s brush straps are ample in both quantity and size so you can get the job done fast. Once you’re inside, a padded headrest and precisely angled back support allow you to wait in comfort, ready for instant “bust ‘em” action. The large size allows easy movement inside the blind, and there are flagging ports for both your hands. Mesh pockets keep shells, calls, dog collar controller, and more conveniently in reach.

Not only is the RedHead® Pit Stop Layout Blind fast, portable, and comfortable, it also helps tote your gear wherever you need to go. A compartment under the seat is perfect for rag decoys, silhouettes, sock decoys, or other gear. A roomy, external, hands-free pocket can carry your goose flags and other gear. Comfortable, padded backpack straps center the blind and its contents squarely on your back — even when terrain goes from bad to muck.

Layout blinds incorporating this level of design, mobility, comfort, and quality can be break-the-bank expensive, but the RedHead® Pit Stop Layout Blind is a do-it-all marvel at just $149.99. It’s available at or your nearest Bass Pro Shops retail store.

RedHead® Pit Stop Layout Blind
• Large, but easily concealable size – 80” L x 26.5” W x 14” H
• Versatile Realtree Max-5 camo pattern
• Rugged 600D fabric with ample brushing straps
• Strong, durable steel frame construction
• Comfortable padded head rest
• Ample internal and external pockets for storage and transport
• Comfortable backpack straps for carrying
• Quick deployment and breakdown
• Zip open foot door for easy clean out
• Flagging ports on both sides of blind
• MSRP $149.99
• Available at

Media Contact: Tammy Sapp at or 417-873-5022.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 88 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (, which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (, voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at

Vermont Antlerless Deer Permits to be Mailed Out in November
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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be mailing out Vermont antlerless hunting permits for the December muzzleloader season in mid-November. The department also says it has some unallocated permits available in southwestern Vermont that can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Hunters who drew an antlerless permit in the lottery drawing, with results now posted on our website, are wondering when they will receive their permits,” said Fish & Wildlife’s Director of Wildlife, Mark Scott. “We plan on mailing those permits, which are on orange postcards, in mid-November.”

“We also want to let people know that some antlerless permits are still available in Wildlife Management Units K and N in southwestern Vermont. Excess permits are available in these units because not enough people applied to hunt there in the lottery.”

The remaining permits can be purchased on the department’s website ( and printed at home.

Ruger Adds the 9mm to Available LCR Offerings
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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the introduction of the 9mm LCR®, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR).

“Since its introduction in 2009, the LCR has become extremely popular with conceal carry customers seeking the simplicity of a revolver,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. “Customers have been asking for a 9mm version due to ammo availability and compatibility with pistols. We were listening and have added a 9mm version of the LCR,” he concluded.

The newest LCR retains all the features of the critically acclaimed original LCR. Its double-action-only trigger pull is uniquely engineered with a patented Ruger® friction reducing cam fire control system. The trigger pull force on the LCR builds gradually and peaks later in the trigger stroke, resulting in a trigger pull that feels much lighter than it actually is. This results in more controllable double-action shooting, even among those who find traditional double-action-only triggers difficult to operate. The LCR is elegantly designed with three main components: a polymer fire control housing, monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. When originally introduced, the Ruger LCR revolver was one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century and it has since been awarded three patents.

In addition to 9mm Luger, the LCR double-action-only model also is available in .38 Spl. +P, .357 Mag., .22 WMR. and .22 LR. The exposed hammer LCRx™, which can be fired in double- or single-action modes, is available in .38 Spl. +P. All LCR models feature replaceable ramp front sights with white bar, and a fixed U-notch rear sight. Some models are available with Crimson Trace® Lasergrips® instead of the Hogue® Tamer™ Monogrip®, which comes standard.

For more information on the Ruger LCR in 9mm, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or

EPIC Cameras introduces their new Instant On HD Cam
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EPIC Cameras introduces their new Instant On HD Cam
Instant-On – High Definition POV Cam

EPIC expands its line of wearable, durable adventure cameras with their new EPIC Instant-On HD cam. With the ability to record in stunning high definition, the EPIC IO- HD captures all the action of the hunt with sharp, high-definition video at 60 frames per second with crisp, clear audio. This camera was designed from user feed-back, featuring one button on and record – “press it and forget it”, and has a remote control which can be attached just about anywhere for quick and easy access. The 168º wide-angle lens brings true perspective to the video. With multiple mounting devices the EPIC is ready for any adventure

EPIC HD Instant-On High Definition POV Cam Specs

• One button on & record
• 1080P @ 30FPS
• 168° diagonal view angle
• 32 GB SD card compatible
• Video preview / review with EPIC Viewer (sold separately)
• Auto balance / expose image quality control
• Operates o 3 “AAA” batteries
• Wireless Remote Control (100 ft line of site)

Kit includes:
• 1 Strap Mount
• 2 Straps (12” and 24” long)
• 2 contoured adhesive mounts
• 1 elbow mount
• 3 “AAA” Energizer® lithium batteries

MSRP $149.99

Founded in 2007, EPIC offers a variety of specialty cameras, along with a variety of accessories. For more information, contact: Stealth Cam, LLC, 3385 Roy Orr Blvd. Grand Prairie, TX 75050, Phone: 877-269-8490, or email

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