A bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the northwestern state of Oregon made it through the state Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.
California officials dramatically scaled back habitat restoration planned during construction of two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to send water to farms and millions of people.
Visitors can walk through a man-made cypress swamp, go bowling or shoot arrows at the archery range. A 105-room hotel designed like a hunting lodge has balconies overlooking the indoor swamp. There are also live ducks, alligators and fish.
2015 brought duck hunters some updates on field-proven shotguns like the Browning A5 and the Beretta A400 Xtreme, as well as some exciting new prospects like the Remington V3 and Weatherby's new Element.