Events across the West featuring products, services and destinations of 300 to 600 exhibiting companies. Hands-on activities, Youth Fairs, hundreds of seminars at multiple theaters, contests for beginner to expert. These events are the ideal opportunity to discover your life outdoors.
Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," according to a magazine editorial written by Church.
After being granted a charter by the state of New York on November 17, 1871, the NRA was founded. Civil War Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who was also the former governor of Rhode Island and a U.S. senator, became the fledgling NRA's first president.
An important facet of the NRA's creation was the development of a practice ground. In 1872, with financial help from New York State, a site on Long Island, the Creed Farm, was purchased for the purpose of building a rifle range. Named Creedmoor, the range opened a year later, and it was there that the first annual matches were held.
Political opposition to the promotion of marksmanship in New York forced the NRA to find a new home for its range. In 1892, Creedmoor was deeded back to the state and NRA's matches moved to Sea Girt, New Jersey.
The NRA's interest in promoting the shooting sports among America's youth began in 1903 when NRA Secretary Albert S. Jones urged the establishment of rifle clubs at all major colleges, universities and military academies. By 1906, NRA's youth program was in full swing with more than 200 boys competing in matches at Sea Girt that summer. Today, youth programs are still a cornerstone of the NRA, with more than one million youth participating in NRA shooting sports events and affiliated programs with groups such as 4-H, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Legion, Royal Rangers, National High School Rodeo Association and others.
Due to the overwhelming growth of NRA's shooting programs, a new range was needed. Gen. Ammon B. Crichfield, adjutant general of Ohio, had begun construction of a new shooting facility on the shores of Lake Erie, 45 miles east of Toledo, Ohio. Camp Perry became the home of the annual National Matches, which have been the benchmark for excellence in marksmanship ever since. With nearly 6,000 people competing annually in pistol, smallbore and high-power events, the National Matches are one of the biggest sporting events held in the country today.
Through the association's magazine, The American Rifleman, members were kept abreast of new firearms bills, although the lag time in publishing often prevented the necessary information from going out quickly. In response to repeated attacks on the Second Amendment rights, NRA formed the Legislative Affairs Division in 1934. While NRA did not lobby directly at this time, it did mail out legislative facts and analyses to members, whereby they could take action on their own. In 1975, recognizing the critical need for political defense of the Second Amendment, NRA formed the Institute for Legislative Action, or ILA.
Meanwhile, the NRA continued its commitment to training, education and marksmanship. During World War II, the association offered its ranges to the government, developed training materials, encouraged members to serve as plant and home guard members, and developed training materials for industrial security. NRA members even reloaded ammunition for those guarding war plants. Incidentally, the NRA's call to help arm Britain in 1940 resulted in the collection of more than 7,000 firearms for Britain's defense against potential invasion by Germany (Britain had virtually disarmed itself with a series of gun-control laws enacted between World War I and World War II).
After the war, the NRA concentrated its efforts on another much-needed arena for education and training: the hunting community. In 1949, the NRA, in conjunction with the state of New York, established the first hunter education program. Hunter Education courses are now taught by state fish and game departments across the country and Canada and have helped make hunting one of the safest sports in existence. Due to increasing interest in hunting, NRA launched a new magazine in 1973, The American Hunter, dedicated solely to hunting issues year-round. NRA continues its leadership role in hunting today with the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), a program that allows youngsters to build on the skills they learned in basic hunter education courses. YHECs are now held in 43 states and three Canadian provinces, involving an estimated 40,000 young hunters.
The American Hunter and The American Rifleman were the mainstays of NRA publications until the debut of The American Guardian in 1997. The Guardian was created to cater to a more mainstream audience, with less emphasis on the technicalities of firearms and a more general focus on self-defense and recreational use of firearms. The Guardian was renamed America's 1st Freedom in June of 2000.
Law enforcement training was next on the priority list for program development. Although a special police school had been reinstated at Camp Perry in 1956, NRA became the only national trainer of law enforcement officers with the introduction of its NRA Police Firearms Instructor certification program in 1960. Today, there are more than 13,000 NRA-certified police and security firearms instructors. Additionally, top law enforcement shooters compete each year in eight different pistol and shotgun matches at the National Police Shooting Championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In civilian training, the NRA continues to be the leader in firearms education. Over 125,000 certified instructors now train about 1,000,000 gun owners a year. Courses are available in basic rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading firearms, personal protection, even ammunition reloading. Additionally, nearly 7,000 certified coaches are specially trained to work with young competitive shooters. Since the establishment of the lifesaving Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program in 1988, more than 28 million pre-kindergarten to fourth grade children have learned that if they see a firearm in an unsupervised situation, they should "STOP. DON'T TOUCH. RUN AWAY. TELL A GROWNUP." Over the past seven years, Refuse To Be A Victim® seminars have helped more than 100,000 men and women develop their own personal safety plan using common sense strategies.
In 1990, NRA made a dramatic move to ensure that the financial support for firearms-related activities would be available now and for future generations. Establishing the NRA Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, provided a means to raise millions of dollars to fund gun safety and educational projects of benefit to the general public. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible and benefit a variety of American constituencies including youth, women, hunters, competitive shooters, gun collectors, law enforcement agents and persons with physical disabilities.
While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly five million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs. As former Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos said, "Let me make one small vote for the NRA. They're good citizens. They call their congressmen. They write. They vote. They contribute. And they get what they want over time."
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KSO is a full service fish camp on the lower Nushagak Rive, Alaska. Providing an amazing fishing experience in an affordable fun family style.
Providing the most effective terrain specific camouflage combined with quality, high performance hunting clothing and apparel to the best customers in the world.
Combining trophy fishing with legendary Canadian hospitality, Kississing Lodge offers the ultimate 5-star fishing adventure! www.kississinglodge.com / 1-800-230-5519
At Kistler Custom Fishing Rods, we strive to build the highest quality Custom Fishing Rods on the market.Kistler Custom Fishing Rods is committed to making the best fishing rods in the world with great American craftsmanship, So when our satisfied customers and pro staff share their positive experiences they have with our fishing rods, it makes our hard work worth it. Our rods are field tested by some of the greatest Pro Anglers in the world as well as being put through their paces by our dedicated fans who fish with our rods day in and day out. A Fishing Rod is only as good as the design, materials, and craftsmanship that go into it, and that is where Kistler Custom Fishing Rods shines. If you've never fished with a Kistler, you have to try it to find out that... Fishing Never Felt So Good!
Klymit is a solutions company that challenges traditional approaches to the conception and fabrication of outdoor goods.
Klymit is a solutions company that challenges traditional approaches to the conception and fabrication of outdoor goods. Part engineers, part gear junkies, part mad scientists, and all outdoorsmen, Klymit was conceived under the idea that the experience of outdoor enthusiasts can be enhanced with new technologies and a different approach that yield quantifiably superior products.
Located across from Chicot Park, Knobbhill Hunting Lodge boasts 1,000 acres of high fenced property, providing a fun yet challenging hunting experience for hunters of all ages. Our mix of pine and hardwood provides a feel that is truly unique to Central Louisiana, and enhances the overall deer hunting experience.
Kodiak Charter’s Lodge is located approximately 60 miles south of Kodiak in Larsen Bay and is only accessible by boat or plane. Our Lodge is only 200 yards from the ocean and is centered in some of the best hunting and fishing grounds anywhere in the world!
Our clients relax in our home-style lodge in the evenings and go out by boat during the day on our hunting and fishing trips. Other activities include beach combing, hiking, sea kayaking, and visiting archaeological sites.
All meals are homestyle cooking, with fresh-caught fish cooked Alaskan-style.
If you book 4-8 people you will have the entire lodge to yourselves.
Strap the Kogalla Ra Adventure Light to your backpack, jacket, shirt, etc and never worry about adventuring outdoors without enough light again. With 800 lumens of illumination, you’ll never want to run, hike, or camp without it. Traditional headlamps can’t even compare to the flood of light provided by the Ra Adventure Light. The flexible spring steel frame conforms to many shapes and is even waterproof up to one meter. This hands-free alternative to headlamps provides uniform illumination for your adventures no matter how dark.
We are a small family ran business born and raised in cache valley Utah. We were raised in the outdoors and always taught to respect and appreciate all of our surroundings from the land to the wild game. We have always had a passion for not only hunting but also watching wild game and how they interact with one another, how they feed, where they sleep, how they respond to people and other animals, how they react to different types of decoys (motion and motionless) and at this point is when we decided that we wanted to create a life like decoy system. We all know how much motion affects animals and we are very excited to bring your decoys to life.
Kryptek provides combat proven features and designs in ultra high-performance technical and tactical outdoor adventure apparel. Kryptek products are continuously tested and proven in austere combat environments and extreme hunting conditions. Constant improvement and feedback is implemented into future designs with the end-goal of providing our products to outdoor adventurers who demand the utmost in quality and overall performance in their gear.
KUIU's design and manufacturing philosophy is simple: make the best possible products using the best possible materials and manufacturing facilities, design for actual needs and problems and not for the sake of design itself, continue research and refinement, and offer absolute customer satisfaction. We're small and focused and we love what we're doing.
Lake Oconee Fishing Guides John Duvall was born and raised on Lake Oconee. He is truly one of the top Fishing Guides in Lake Oconee. Having a professional fishing guide like John Duvall in Lake Oconee will make for a memorable day out on the water!
Lake Seminole fishing guide Matt Baty is an ideal example of what a fishing guide can do for novice and professional anglers. Lake Seminole vacation rentals are beginning to team up with people like Matt to provide fishing guide services to their guests.
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At Larsen Bay Lodge the adventure still remains! Here you can still experience the raw beauty and bountiful wildlife of Alaska - without the crowds. We offer saltwater AND freshwater fishing. We have our own fleet of boats, our own floatplane, and experienced guides to put you amidst all the hunting and fishing action!
Larsen Bay Lodge on Kodiak Island is home to Big Salmon, Big Halibut and Big Bears! No other name envokes the mystery and adventure more than Kodiak. Larsen Bay Lodge is the largest most experienced lodge in the village of Larsen Bay.
LASR runs on your computer, tablet, or phone and uses the camera to watch any targets for laser impacts from laser-bullet inserts or training pistols.
When LASR detects impacts, it instantly reports the hit with an audible tone, the exact location, how fast you were, and can provide diagnostic feedback.
Leaf is founded on the concept of improving the fly fishing experience. The main design emphasis is on creating great gear that feels good to use and will help you have a great day while fishing.
The company was founded in 2013 by Daniel Stearman. He graduated from Academy of Art University with a BFA degree in industrial design with an emphasis in consumer product design. He is a versatile designer in the outdoor industry, and it was his passion for fly fishing that led to the creation of Leaf Fly Fishing Equipment.
Lianga Hunting Safaris is a family owned hunting business in the Northernmost province of South Africa. Our business was born out of love for hunting and conservation.
From the outset our goal has been to provide our clients with the most memorable, enjoyable and affordable hunting safari possible.
Our clients are friends and we treat them like extended family. Since 2006 we have been sharing this amazing African hunting safari experience with fellow hunters from across the world.
Limpopo is the Northern most part of South Africa bordering Zimbabwe and Botswana. This area is known as an excellent hunting destination for its endless expanses of undulating indigenous bush as well as it’s abundance of wildlife and only 4 hours drive from O.R. Tambo International airport.
Liberty Land Sales is a property investment company that prides itself on quick, professional, easy transactions.
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Lockwood Hunting Services is a professional hunting guide service owned and operated by Tim Lockwood. We specialize in guided hunts for blacktail deer and wild pigs on thousands of acres of private land in Mendocino County near Hopland, CA. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured. We have a professional and knowledgable team of guides waiting to assist you.
When you book a hunt with Lockwood Hunting Services you can be assured that it is in an area with record class animals of the species you are hunting. We are committed to providing our clients a quality guided hunt.
Your success is our success. You have our personal guarantee that a 100% effort will be put forth by us to help you obtain the trophy that you desire.
"You will be hunting in some of the most beautiful country that I have ever seen. Hunting is a part of my life that I take very seriously with some of my fondest memories coming from these experiences. I am committed to making your hunt an experience second to none." -Tim Lockwood
Lodgepole Outfitters License #1222 has been providing quality hunts since 1992 and has 40 years of experience guiding and hunting to offer you. Come hunt with us and see why so many people keep coming back.
Follow the creek beds and wooded areas to flush out a herd of wild hogs. If you are looking for a trophy boar with razor sharp tusks or a smaller meat hog, you won't be disappointed. Areas of dense cover provide for both bow and rifle hunting. On site lodging is available for multi-day hunts. Reservations required with a two hunter minimum. This is a guided hunt.
Lone Star Hunts offers two exciting pheasant options in our private bird hunting area--European and Field Pheasant Hunts. These hunts, offered October through March, provide an exciting experience and challenge even the most experienced shooter. Lodging may be included with some hunting packages. Contact us for pricing. This is a guided hunt.
The natural terrain of north Texas is perfect for dove, with over 1,000 acres of both planted fields and mesquite pastures to provide abundant food and cover. Day hunts are our specialty, but multi-day hunts and season passes are also available. Group hunts are also available.
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Lurenet.com is a one-stop shopping location where anglers can get everything they need for a fishing trip, as well as fishing tips, stories, education and entertainment. We are ever-changing with new products and special prices added weekly.
Mack's Prairie Wings was born out of pure American ingenuity when McCollum’s Hardware Store began supplying hunters flocking to the waterfowl mecca of Stuttgart, Arkansas in the 1930’s. If Mack’s wants you to know one thing about them, it’s that they hunt ducks. MPW takes pride in being “America’s Premier Waterfowl Outfitter”, and offers the most extensive waterfowl hunting selection through their 102,000 square foot ever-expanding store, catalogs and website. The products offered by Mack’s are chosen by hunters, ensuring the best waterfowl and other hunting-related products at the most competitive prices including decoys, products for hunting dogs, optics, hunting and casual apparel, shooting gear, gifts and much more. Mack's Prairie Wings is part of the BizRate Circle of Excellence for customer service and satisfaction offering superior customer service, expert help and easy returns.
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Founded in 1984, MRFC is located near the Madison River in Ennis, Montana, the heart of North American blue ribbon trout fishing. We have the best guide service and fly fishing schools in Montana, and our famous mail order catalogs offer the finest fly tackle available today.
Customer service is not a slogan for us, it is our specialty. We encourage you to take advantage of our expertise by contacting us with any Fly Fishing questions. You will find our friendly staff to be highly knowledgeable in all facets of fly fishing, including salt water, fly tying and rod building. When you call or e-mail MRFC, your questions will be answered promptly and concisely.
The Mafigeni Safari Co. is a safari outfit that offers a wide variety of safari services, for both Local and International guests categories
MalloMe offers the best in outdoor goods from marshmallow roasting forks and sticks to camping cookware to help build relationships with loved ones.
Kevin finally landed on a design that resembled the type of beer packaging he wanted to replicate — a keg. The keg-style growler took off and people were amazed at how perfect it was for replacing traditional glass growlers, bottles and cans.
ManCan is a one gallon, stainless-steel keg style growler that is single wall insulated, not double wall insulated, for a reason.
MantisX is a firearm training system that helps you shoot better by giving you real-time feedback on your shooting mechanics. 94% of shooters improve within 20 minutes of using MantisX.
An innovation in Fly Fishing Knot Tying! 1 Fly Fishing Tool Can Tie 12+ Knots! Grab the tag end and sew your fly fishing knot – just like a sewing needle. Created by a fellow fly fisher who wanted to cut his knot tying time in HALF.
The scenic and tranquil setting of Mesa Lakes Lodge is ideal for so many activities. Whether you crave relaxing seclusion or mountain adventures, our lodge can accommodate your needs.
Enjoy your family vacations, reunions, weddings & honeymoons, anniversaries and weekend get-aways on the majestic Grand Mesa.
We offer a wide variety of services in a rustic and inspiring setting atop the largest flat-top mountain in the world. Not only that, but we are surrounded by 7 lakes: Beaver Lake, Sunset Lake, Mesa Lake, Lost Lake, Jumbo Lake, Glacier Springs Lake, and South Mesa Lake.
Let the crisp mountain air energize you as you partake in one of our many activities. In the winter, enjoy a guided snowmobile tour, or rent a snowmobile and head out on your own. If you want something a little quieter, rent some snowshoes for a walk around the lakes. In the summer and fall rent a boat and head out with a fishing pole for a day on the lake. After a day of fun, let us take care of dinner in our rustic and beautiful lodge.
We specialize in trophy mule deer and Elk. Between the genetics, the feed available, the shear volume of the herd and our quality management practices we believe our trophy potential rivals anywhere in the Western United States. Most of our ranches are strictly managed for those hunters looking for that once in a life time buck or bull. Our motto is if you're happy then we’re happy and we strive to accomplish that with each and every person. Our hunting properties are predominately in units 72/73, 74/741 and 71/711 in Montezuma and Dolores County Colorado.
We at Mile High Limited specialize in providing your organization or business with highly differentiating memorable promotional specialty items.
We Help Businesses Everywhere To Be Remembered Through Strategic Promotional And Giveaway Products.
Mile High Note Game Calls – Our passion is supporting and promoting wildlife conservation through all methods of ethical hunting by closing the distance between hunters and game! We produce high quality affordable game calls and game call instruction for the serious hunter and huntress!
MissionOutdoors.Net is an on-line hunting show where it’s about as real, and live as it gets, and our videos can be found only on our YouTube channel, website, and Facebook page. Our show was started by David Enstad in 2015 after completing several years of combat operations in Iraq, and while our primary focus has been getting combat veterans and youth out on hunting adventures, it has grown into so much more.
While we would like to have thousands of acres of private big buck land of our own, and unlimited time to chase big bucks, the reality is we are just like you; the average weekend warrior public land hunter who typically works a ton of hours during the week, and for the most part can only get to the woods on weekends or occasional vacation days.
The way our show is structured allows us the ability to give current information on what’s happening in the woods. Everything from what stage the rut is currently in, too how the deer and other species are reacting to the changing weather patterns and the changing of the seasons.
While we mainly focus on deer, bear and turkey, we also run traplines for coyote and other fur-bearing animals, and give tips and tricks on the trapline as well.
Our off-season is rather misleading, as we really don’t have much of an off-season. When we are not out in the woods hunting or trapping, we’re out scouting for the following season and constantly gathering intelligence which we share in the form of tip videos on everything from how to find new ground, to aerial and topographical map use, scouting, trail cam use and check, stand placement, and ultimately we’re right back where we started and putting it all together for our next hunting adventure.
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When fishing or hunting with MVGS you can be assured that Joel Vasek and Todd Weisz will make sure your trip is a great one.
Developed by Bob Beck of Extreme Outer Limits, The Evolution™ series of MOA Rifles® is the first true production series of long range hunting rifles.
Mojo Sportfishing Gear is a new kind of fishing apparel developed with insight garnered from more than 20 years in the apparel business and the innovation to create a new kind of line that appeals to today’s consumers. Mojo carries on the tradition of functionality and durability for the serious fisherman, while introducing a unique look and feel that makes the line suitable on or off the boat.
Montana Fishing Outfitters' Pro Fishing Guides
Without a doubt, the key to the past and future success of Montana Fishing Outfitters is the awesome and professional guides we have on our team.
Hardworking, fun, patient and knowledgeable are the attributes we look for in our guides and we have been lucky to find some of the best in the business to work with. We have fished with salty-old-dog guides ourselves and know that it is not a fun way to spend a day.
The relationship between guide and angler is a personal one, and we do our very best to match our client's personality and experience with that of their guide for their trip. We take great pride in making each and every fishing trip we plan be as fun and productive as possible.
Call us at 877-MOOSEJAW or email us if you need help with your order, have a gear question or just want to talk. If you're trying to figure out what 877-MOOSEJAW is on your Blackberry right now you can't do it because the numbers and letters don't match like a normal phone, instead of resorting to a landline please call 877-666-7352.
Since 1983 our experienced team of Colorado realtors has always maintained the highest standard of honesty and integrity while specializing in listing, selling, and assisting with buying beautiful Colorado Mountain Properties.
Our team has extensive knowledge in 1031 tax exchanges and Conservation Easements and related tax benefits for our buyers and sellers.
We also pride ourselves in understanding exactly what our client’s goals and expectations are. Putting our clients first has earned us a reputation as the “Go To Guys” for mountain properties.
Bringing buyers and sellers together to comprehensively and professionally assist them in achieving their Colorado property dreams is the ultimate compliment for our services.
Motsomi is a family business owned by Pieter and Ria Potgieter. Pieter and Ria both being nature lovers and Pieter being an avid hunter decided to share their love for the African bush with people equal in their passion for nature. The sole purpose of Motsomi Safaris is giving our clients an unbelievable African hunting experience and to welcome them back as friends.
All safaris are fully guided, tailored and personalized for hunters and non-hunters, so your itinerary can be very flexible.
We are strict on fair chase and ethical hunting, that’s one of the reasons why we are members of PHASA (Professional hunters association of South Africa) and we live by their code of conduct.