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 aboutWisconsin," said Governor Walker of the event. It's the day local sportsmen and women wait for to kick offWisconsin'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.
Visit henryrifles.com to learn more and request a free catalog.
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War. It became known as the "gun you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long." Henry rifles went on to play a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. President Lincoln's Henry hangs in The Smithsonian and has become a national treasure. The company's manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.