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Big Rock Sports Holds Dealer Shows housands of independent outdoor retailers attended Big Rock Sports’ January dealer shows. The Big Rock West Show was held in Las Vegas Jan. 4-7, 2010, with the Big Rock East Show following Jan. 7-10 in Raleigh, N.C. “The entire team did a fabulous job in planning, preparing and executing with extreme precision. The compliments continue to flow in from both customers and vendors like I have never before seen,” said Ed Small, CEO of Big Rock Sports. In addition to unprecedented show specials and free goods, dealers also were eligible to win cash and prizes totaling thousands of dollars at each show. Big Rock Sports is the parent company of All Sports, AWR Sports, CSI Sports, Henry’s and MT Sports, with wholesale sporting goods distribution centers located across the nation. For more information, call (252) 808-3500 or visit www. bigrocksports.com. T SportDOG Brand Announces Grants S portDOG Brand has awarded $19,300 to four conservation groups as part of its annual SportDOG Conservation Fund grant program. The 2009 recipients are: Delta Waterfowl: $5,000 to assist in a study of mallards in northeastern North Dakota; Quail Forever: $5,000 to help with the group’s implementation of grassland conservation projects in central Missouri; Ducks Unlimited: $5,000 to help support improved waterfowl production and water quality in northeastern Indiana; The Missouri Department of Conservation: $4,300 for a habitat improvement project in Livingston County. “We’re excited about being able to contribute to these types of projects that benefit wildlife for generations to come,” said Gary Williams, SportDOG Brand’s Conservation Fund coordinator. Conservation leaders interested in learning about future grants may contact Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. SportDOG Brand also has announced it will award $1,000 to the Young Guns, a youth group that is part of the Illinois Pioneer chapter of Pheasants Forever, for use in restoring 44 acres of upland game habitat. This annual grant is being awarded as part of SportDOG Brand’s Kids in Conservation Fund. “Our chapter’s volunteers have used the Young Guns program to get hundreds of youths outdoors and participating in shooting sports, fishing and hunting,” said Dave Kaeding, president of the Illinois Pioneer Pheasants Forever. “Not only will pheasants have an improved nesting and roosting area, but many other species, including deer and turkeys, will benefit from this restoration.” For more information on the SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund, visit www. sportdog.com. Manufacturer, Owner Plead Guilty S hawn M. Nealon, owner of Cavalry Arms Corp., has pled guilty to the felony offense of illegal sale by a federally licensed firearms dealer to an out-of-state resident, according to the ATF. Cavalry Arms Corp. and Nealon agreed to surrender the FFL in his name and that of Cavalry Arms Corp. An ATF investigation uncovered that on March 2, 2007, Nealon used his personal FFL to sell four firearms to an out-of-state resident. According to the ATF, Nealon knew that, at the time of the sale, the buyer resided in California. Over a 24-month period beginning in September 2005, Cavalry Arms’ FFL was used to sell 36 firearms to the same individual. Nealon is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26. A conviction for illegal sale by a federally licensed dealer to an out-of-state resident carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. Visit www.shootingindustry.com/productindex.html to view products featured in all the magazines of FMG Publications. www.shootingindustry.com APRIL 2010 17