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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Asks Target Shooters to Take Extra Care to Prevent Wildfires

Sparks, Nev. Jun 8, 2017  – With summer here and more people heading outdoors to enjoy the season, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest would like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the Forest to be extra cautious while engaging in activities that could start a wildfire.

Weather conditions have been changing in the past couple of weeks with consistently higher temperatures and decreased humidity levels, resulting in drier vegetation that is more prone to the spread of wildfire. Pay attention to the surrounding area; be aware of wildfire conditions; and think clearly before conducting any activity that could cause an unwanted fire.

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May you live in interesting times

As the old Chinese curse has it: “May you live in interesting times,”.  While the Chinese connection is subject to much debate, the phrase is very appropriate given the chaotic actions of the current times.

Today, President Trump announced that the United States will pull out of the Paris Accord.  And, collective gasps and frantic blustering predicting apocalyptic catastrophe quickly filled the air.

So, what does that mean for OHV recreation?  Well, for starters, you will have access for fuel. And, there will still be manufacturing capacity to product the next whiz-bang must have 4x4 mod.

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2018 Wrangler Giveaway Launches

MALVERN, Pa. (June 1, 2017) – ExtremeTerrain is excited to give away two brand new 2018 JL Wranglers that have been modified from bumper to bumper in typical XT fashion. One lucky winner will be given the keys to two JL Wranglers, one 4-door model and one 2-door model, that can be shared with a friend, a significant other, or both can be held onto by the winning party. 

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1-2-3 How to Clean Your Firearm

Hoppe’s 9 has been a long time favorite with gun owners as a quality cleaning product. Hoppe’s has introduced a step-by-step guide that provides information every gun owner should know to protect their investment and ensure proper cleaning and lubrication.

STEP 1 - GUN CLEANER

Start off your cleaning with Hoppe’s Black Gun Cleaner to remove carbon fouling. Hoppe’s Black Gun Cleaner is formulated to remove high levels of carbon to ensure accuracy and extend the life of your firearm.

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President Proposes $11.7 Billion Budget for Interior in FY2018

Budget saves taxpayers $1.6B and increases funding for National Parks Infrastructure and Responsible Energy Development

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump today proposed an $11.7 billion Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) budget for the Department of the Interior. The President's budget allows Interior to carry out its core mission of responsible multiple-use of public lands in a way that both conserves America’s iconic landscapes and supports responsible resource development. The President’s budget prioritizes public lands infrastructure by increasing funding for National Parks to address their deferred maintenance backlog. The budget also prioritizes responsible American energy production on federal lands and national security. To download highlights of the DOI FY 2018 budget, click this link: https://www.doi.gov/budget/appropriations/2018/highlights 

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