Week of May 6, 2013
|Misc New Fishing-Boating Products|
|Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues|
Misc New Fishing-Boating Products
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Delivers professional-grade high heat grilling oil directly to the grilling surface
Won’t burn-off like conventional cooking sprays
Cleans debris from cooking surface
Enhances grill marks for professional results
Designed for convenience and safety,
Grill Wipes cling to the bristles of any grill brush for easy application.
The Grate Chef team has over 40 years combined experience in the foodservice and retail food sales business. Most products from Grate Chef are consumer-friendly versions of “methods” that have been used by the restaurant industry for years. We make it practical for you to achieve the same professional results that many executive chefs would prefer we keep locked in secrecy.
The company’s growing line of grilling accessories can be found in most major retailers in North America, online and beyond.
About $8.99 per 3-pak
Hunting & Shooting Products/Issues
ANOKA, MN - Federal Premium Ammunition and sister company CCI have dedicated 20 million rounds of rimfire ammunition to youth shooting sports programs. The Boy Scouts of America will receive 10 million .22 LR shells, and another 10 million will be sent to other organizations. This product sold at a discounted price will ship directly to the 4-H Shooting Sports, Boy Scouts and other qualified youth organizations. The ammunition distribution process was in cooperation with the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). Delivery is expected in May and will help ensure that many camps, shooting programs and trainings can occur over the summer.
The consumer demand for ammunition over the last several months has put a strain on manufacturers across the country. Both Federal Premium and CCI continue to run their plants 24 hours a day, seven days a week—as they have for years. Despite the best efforts of over 2,000 employees working around the clock, customers are having trouble finding ammunition.
We work very closely with several youth organizations who promote the youth shooting sports,” said Federal Premium Conservation Manager
efforts are very important to us, and always have been. Many of them rely on
rimfire ammunition to educate and teach tomorrow’s hunters and shooting
sports enthusiasts. The current demand has put a strain on their ability to
continue to operate. We hope this special allocation will ease some of the
pressure, and keep our young people doing what they love—shooting and
Essential Legislation to Protect Hunting Introduced in U.S. Congress
Members of Safari Club International will be traveling to Washington, D.C. on May 9th to advocate for H.R. 1825 and S. 170. “For hunters, it is critical that legislation be passed that will ensure future generations of sportsmen and women have every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors,” said SCI President John Whipple. “We are extremely thankful
for the leadership that Congressman Dan Benishek of Michigan and
Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have shown with the introduction of this needed legislation.”
The U.S. House of Representatives passed this language with bi-partisan support as part of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012, whereas the Senate never took final action during the 112th Congress. “We hope to have this common sense legislation move quickly through both the House and Senate,” concluded Whipple.
More than 200 meetings will take place on May 9, 2013, as part of Safari Club International’s overall advocacy efforts to protect the future of hunting. The grassroots involvement from SCI members enhances the year-round efforts of SCI’s D.C. office..
Precipitation totals across the Great Lakes for the month of April were well above average. The Lake Michigan-Huron and Lake Erie basins each received over 4.5 inches of precipitation in April. The Great Lakes basin as a whole received 4 inches, which is 1.5 inches more than the average April amount. The basin saw warmer than average temperatures this week which have remained in most areas, but temperatures in western regions dropped on Wednesday and Thursday. Expect some precipitation over the next couple days in areas to the west, while the rest of the basin should have sunny skies for much of the weekend.
LAKE LEVEL CONDITIONS
The water levels of the Great Lakes rose significantly over the past month. Lakes Superior and Michigan-Huron are 1 and 6 inches, respectively, lower than their levels of a year ago. Lakes St. Clair, Erie, and Ontario are 5, 7, and 2 inches, respectively, lower than at this time last year. Over the next month, Lakes Superior and Michigan-Huron are both forecasted to rise 3 inches. The water levels of lakes St. Clair and Erie are each expected to rise 1 inch over the next month, while Lake Ontario is predicted incline 4 inches.
FORECASTED MONTHLY OUTFLOWS/CHANNEL CONDITIONS
Lake Superior’s outflow through the St. Marys River is projected to be below average for the month of May. Lake Huron’s outflow into the St.
Clair River and the outflow from Lake St. Clair into the Detroit River are also expected to be below average throughout the month of May. Lake
Erie’s outflow through the Niagara River is predicted to be below average and the outflow of Lake Ontario into the St. Lawrence River is expected to be below average in May.
Official records are based on monthly average water levels and not daily water levels. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron are below chart datum. Users of the Great Lakes, connecting channels and St. Lawrence River should keep informed of current conditions before undertaking any activities that could be affected by changing water levels. Mariners should utilize navigation charts and refer to current water level readings
MARSEILLES, Ill. – The Unified Command announced Friday that navigation will resume Saturday morning along a section of the Illinois River that has been closed to river traffic after seven barges broke free from a tow during heavy weather and came to rest against the Marseilles Dam, April 18.
The U.S. Coast Guard, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, plans to permit restricted navigation for recreational and commercial from the Dresden Lock and Dam at Mile Marker 271.4 and Mile Marker 240.
The Coast Guard has established a Regulated Navigation Area to protect the general public, vessels and tows from hazards associated with obstructions in the Marseilles Lock canal, and salvage operations being conducted in the vicinity.
Vessels intending to pass through the Marseilles Lock must notify the Coast Guard Watch, located at the Marseilles Lock, by contacting 630-336-0300 at least one hour in advance of intended lockage.
Northbound vessels must obtain a lockage authorization code from the
Coast Guard Watch prior to mile marker 240, while southbound vessels
must obtain authorization prior to mile marker 250.
All vessels are prohibited from transiting, anchoring, or operating within the authorized navigation area without approval from the Captain of the Port. This rule is in effect from May 4 through June 30.
Dam, which was damaged during an accident April 18, has been undergoing
salvage and repair operations requiring restricted navigation in the areas
upstream of the dam. Those operations continue, but after a thorough review
of Marseilles survey data, the Corps has deemed the stability of the dam to
be safe and can allow navigation to resume with safety restrictions.
The Coast Guard established a persistent website to keep the public informed of ongoing operations and provide the latest Unified Command updates on vessel transit restrictions for the Illinois River between the Starved Rock and Dresden Dams. Information can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/marseillesdamincident
- The Second Amendment Foundation has won a permanent injunction against the
Warren County, Ill. Housing Authority's ban on the possession of firearms by
residents or guests.
this case because it was unconscionable," Gottlieb said, "in the wake of our
victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago that a public entity in Illinois
would engage in this kind of discrimination against a citizen. The WCHA has
removed the lease provisions, and agreed that they were unconstitutional."
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Starting
Saturday, May 4, Pennsylvania anglers will have a chance to fish for,
and win, millions of dollars in cash and prizes in Cabela's "Fish for
accepting registrations on its website on April 15. The contest begins
on May 4 and ends July 7. The premise is simple: catch specially tagged
fish and win prizes ranging from Cabela's gift cards to $2 million.
Fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout stamp on Free Fishing Weekend. This includes all inland waters and Wisconsin's side of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.
fishing rules apply, such as limits on the number and size of fish you
can keep and any seasons when you must release certain fish species. So,
pack up the family or call your friends and head to the water for
ages out to the water's edge.
and complete the Free Fishing Weekend Planning Form [PDF]. Simply submit
your completed form to the Angler Education Office at the DNR and we'll
post your event. Then, we'll and send you educational materials to share
with participants. Contact Kim Anderson, 608-261-6431, if you would like
a planning form mailed to you.
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