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Exploring Measures to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress

May 24, 2018 by Dan Johnson

With the summer months on the horizon, warm weather tends to draw attention towards the risks of heat-related illness. The reality is that, while special attention should be paid to heat stress in the summer months, heat stress risks can manifest at any point during the year. Resulting from extreme exposure to heat and hot […]

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Add a Successful Event Business to Your Range or Preserve

May 2, 2018 by Dan Johnson

By Jeff Swanson, NSSF Range Action Specialist Team Member When developing your business model to attract the next generation of hunters and shooters, consider the “destination” facilities that are successfully attracting customers by promoting their event-hosting capabilities: Topgolf, Lucky Strike Bowling and Main Event are just three examples. Creating your “next generation” shooting range or […]

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Department Of Interior Announces Hunters And Anglers Generated More Than $1.1 Billion In Funding For Conservation

March 21, 2018 by Dan Johnson

On Tuesday, March 20, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Horicon, Wisconsin, where he announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts. The secretary presented a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin Department […]

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Two Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks Confirmed In Mexico

March 13, 2018 by Dan Johnson

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in Mexico, the country’s first involving the strain since early 2017. The new outbreaks, which began in the middle of February and were reported on Friday by OIE officials, affected a rural farm in Guanajuato state and a backyard flock in […]

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H7N1 Low-Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Texas

March 12, 2018 by Dan Johnson

On March 12, 2018, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced that routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza had detected H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a commercial broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, Texas. Partial HA sequencing determined the H7 to be a low-pathogenic virus of North American wild bird […]

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Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H7N1 Confirmed In Commercial Turkey Flock In Jasper County, Missouri

March 9, 2018 by Dan Johnson

As part of routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 Avian Influenza, H7N1 presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was detected in a healthy commercial meat turkey flock in Jasper County in southwestern Missouri, based upon H7 PCR and antibody to H7 and N1; further characterization is pending virus recovery. There have been no clinical […]

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