With both announced and prospective presidential candidates prowling the landscape, ’tis the season for demonstrations of support for issues held dear by each party’s voting bases. Which is why Henry Repeating Arms GM Andy Wickstrom recently handed a new rifle to Badger State gov Scott Walker at the 50th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener earlier this week in Hayward. The new-for-2015 Henry Big Boy Steel model in .44 Mag was manufactured at Henry’s Wisconsin plant in Rice Lake and features a serial number WGF50 to honor the event . . .
The NRA A-rated deer and duck hunter was, as you’d expect, appreciative. Here’s Henry’s press release:
HAYWARD, Wis., May 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was presented with a Henry Big Boy Steel .44 Magnum rifle at the 50th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 1, 2015. The rifle was manufactured at Henry Repeating Arms’ plant in Rice Lake, WI. It features custom serial number WGF50 in honor of the event.
Andy Wickstrom, General Manager of the company, presented the rifle along with Jim Onarheim, Vice President of the Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau. The Governor was cited for his positive influence on tourism, hunting and fishing. The event took place at Pat’s Landing Resort on the Chippewa Flowage in Hayward, WI.
Scott Walker is the two-term Republican Governor of the State of Wisconsin, and a possible Presidential candidate in 2016.
“The best thing is just to be out on the water having a good time and I think that’s what people love about Wisconsin,” said Governor Walker of the event. It’s the day local sportsmen and women wait for to kick off Wisconsin’s fishing season.
The New for 2015 Henry Big Boy Steel was designed with the modern hunter in mind. Available in three calibers, .44 Mag, .45 Colt and .357 Mag, capacity is 10 rounds. It features a 20″ round barrel that delivers quiet and smooth accuracy. The barrel is topped with a fully adjustable rear sight with white diamond insert and a beaded front sight. The receiver is matte finish and comes drilled and tapped for easy scope mounting using Henry’s BB-RSM receiver scope mount. The checkered American walnut stock comes with a sturdy and impact resistant recoil pad.