_[P]residential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama are targeting hook-and-bullet voters [in Minnesota] . . . . [T]he campaigns are [also] mobilizing blaze-orange brigades in battleground states including Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin. . . .
Both candidates touched on their recreational backgrounds in interviews with Field & Stream magazine published Wednesday. . . .
Nationally, McCain held a 36 percentage point lead over Obama among gun owners in an AP-Yahoo News poll conducted Sept. 5-15. Among those who don't own guns, Obama was up 45 percent to 41 percent. . .