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."
Pro-Tracker is an archery tracking system that screws into your arrow shaft and attaches to the animal's hide for game recovery.
An outfitting business located in north central saskatchewan. Offering black bear hunts, and world class fishing on the saskatchewan river.
Queen Charlotte Safaris invites you to come and experience one of the few remaining uncrowded and unspoiled regions in the world, Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands! Experience world class fishing and echo touring at its finest! Haida Gwaii is rich in heritage and culture. Come and see for yourself.
Our combination fishing is legendary for Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Yelloweye, and other assorted bottom fish. Our limites are generous allowing you The islands create a 200 mile long Archipelago about 90 miles off the mainland, essentially forcing every salmon in the Pacific Northwest to bypass them on their annual migration. The result is virtually no "down time" in-between runs, as wave-upon-wave of salmon spends time feeding in the rich waters.
Quepos Fishing offers fishing charters service in Quepos, Costa Rica. Both inshore & offshore fishing is available, all boats have experienced & friendly crews who do everything possible to delivered memorable fishing trips.
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Our heavy duty electric mountain bikes are designed for lovers of fresh air who want non-obtrusive access to the deep woods for hunting, fishing and camping or for those who want a play vehicle for family excursions.
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Every QuietKat is incredibly portable – just stow it in the back of your truck for your next adventure.
For a quiet approach into deeper woods with less scent trail than walking. Hunt in all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain. Get to the most remote spots on the river and fish new waters. Access remote areas and restricted areas other wheeled vehicles can’t traverse.
Quigley-Ford Long Range Hunting Scopes were conceived and developed by Randy Ford of Ontario, Canada. Born in 1954, Randy has been a lifelong hunter, and fisherman, who has always reached out to solve equipment issues . Randy shared most of his hunting and fishing opportunities with older masters, always eager to learn from their experience. Randy has achieved a measurable degree of success over the decades .
The best fly rod case on the market doesn’t simply carry your rod like every other case on the market. A Quik-Cast XD series case keeps your fly rod rigged and ready to fish as soon as you take it out of the case. No more need to store or carry your multipiece rods fully assembled just to keep them rigged and risk damage during transport.
For the backpacking angler, the LT series portable rod carrier easily transports a rigged fishing rod more compactly in the field. These carriers weigh almost nothing and even fold up and fit in a pocket when not in use.
Both the XD and LT series are great for carrying a backup rod and keeping it rigged and ready for a different style of fishing. Carry an extra rod fully rigged and quickly swap between a sink-tip and a floating-line setup or between a lighter weight and a heavier weight rod. Spend more time fishing and less time rigging rods with Quik-Cast.
Merging hunting with current designs and stylish wear, RakAdx is an exclusive hunting lifestyle brand. Pronounced “Rack Addicts,” we share that passion through our creativity and quality apparel. At RakAdx we stretch the typical boundaries by creating
Ram Aviation has been providing world-class trophy Alaska hunting for Caribou out of Kotzebue, Alaska for over 25 years.
Transporting unguided caribou hunters into the wild Alaska landscape is nothing new for us.
Specializing in unguided caribou drop off hunts, Ram Aviation has the experience and local knowledge to put you in the optimum position to “get” that big bull you’re after.
Life size and shoulder mounts of all African and North American big game, small game, upland game birds and turkeys. We can also turn almost any trophy into a beautiful rug. Fish replica mounts, wall hanging bases, pedistal mounts and custom floor habitat bases for life size mounts.
The Sea of Cortez is the same area that inspired greats like Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey and John Steinbeck. This part of Mexico was the playground for Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Desi Arnaz and so many other famous entertainers from Hollywood. Even today we have many young stars that come to Baja Sur to recharge their batteries and play.
The Villas at Rancho de Costa will calm your soul and strengthen your character. During these most hectic times it is so important to reconnect with loved ones and friends. When we go about our daily routines the days pass by so quickly that we lose touch with the ones we love. Take the time to share your life with family and friends. No one has ever said in their golden years that they wished they had spent more time at work.
One phone call and our staff will handle all the details. Whether it is a family vacation, wedding, honeymoon, corporate retreat or just a weekend get a way, let us worry about the details. We invite you to Rancho to enjoy the Mexican people and their way of life. Their culture is so rich in family tradition and caring for others. Enjoy the service and the carefree lifestyle while our staff takes care of your every need.
The remote lodge to Provide you with Your Great Alaskan Adventure. We are an extremely comfortable Fishing lodge in Southeast Alaska. We can only be reached by boat or by float plane, so to say we are remote would be the best way to describe it. Not only is the fishing exceptional, but we strive to bring the best possible service to every single customer. Our custom built catamarans are designed with you and your comfort in mind. If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime you found the right spot. Give us a call and experience the great Alaskan experience with us.
Genuine ivory tusk cufflinks, set with Scottish hallmarked recycled 925 Sterling Silver.
The ivory is responsibly, ethically and sustainable sourced, as a by-product of red deer management.
Our Scottish jewellery designer polishes the white ivory and sets them individually in the sterling silver, with chain link attachments, to create a distinctive pair of cufflinks.
Each pair of cufflinks has a unique engraved identification number, so the history and provenance of the jewellery can be traced.
For cufflink setting with your own extracted Red Deer Stag Ivory Tusks, please visit Bespoke Orders on the Sybarite Sporting ‘Stag Tusks’ page.
- Responsibly & ethically sourced ivory.
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- Natural, environmental & eco-friendly resource.
- Traceability record & documented jewellery provenance.
- Recycled 925 Sterling Silver.
- Individually handmade in Scotland.
- Unique engraved identification number & Scottish hallmarking.
Sustainable Use Wildlife Conservation (SUWC) – www.sybaritesporting.com
Quality Whitetail, Mule Deer and Turkey in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska.
Our mission is to provide quality, affordable opportunites for hunters from every class, of every age, every gender worldwide at a modest price, while giving back the the community for our youth and the disabled hunters.
Red River Guns in Tennessee. Best prices on anything AR15 from uppers, lowers, barrels, rails, parts kits, custom builds, you name it!! Some handguns too!
ReelFlyRod.com is an Authorized Dealer for the finest fly fishing manufacturers in the world including: Sage, R.L. Winston, Simms, Ross Reels, Waterworks-Lamson, Redington, Fishpond, Umpqua, Islander, RIO, Scientific Anglers and more! We also offer Professional Guiding Services on the southern Ohio river systems. All the equipment we sell is NEW, factory-built gear with the manufacturer warranty cards. Thank you for supporting your locally-owned, independent fly shops!
RepYourWater is dedicated to providing uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers and hunters while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.
Rhinoland Safaris is a 5 star lodge situated in the heart of the bush veld, Lephalale, Limpopo Province, South Africa. We host more than 30 species of game including 4 of the big 5. As you roam you will develop a deep bond with this Africa.
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Rio Grande County is your vacation hub for...
the towns of Monte Vista, Del Norte, and South Fork, in Rio Grande County Colorado. It is also your Denver Mesa Verde / Durango connection.
Colorado's San Luis Valley-- filled with cool sunshine, photography,wildlife refuges, Colorado Gators, bison ranchs, hiking and 4 wheel drive trails on 2200 miles of back country roads, river rafting, live theatre, fishing in rivers lakes and streams, camping, horse back riding, bicycling, rock and ice climbing, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling. National Parks, National Monuments, scenic railroads, restaurants, shopping, museums, Scenic Byways, hot springs, mining tours, and desert and/or mountain scenery in every direction.
From big annual events to weekly concerts, Rio Grande County has many choices for your musical enjoyment !
All sorts of lodging accomodations: hotels, motels, cabins, bed & breakfasts, condos, vacation rentals, RV Parks, and camp sites.
Surrounded by high country glacial lakes, miles of scenic wilderness trails and abundant wildlife Ripple Creek Lodge would like to invite you to experience the history, breath taking beauty and remote wilderness of northwest Colorado. Ripple Creek Lodge offers accommodations in comfortable cabins, guided fishing adventures, trail riding excitement and relaxing family vacations in the unforgettable Flat Tops Wilderness Area and White River National Forest.
Roche Safaris is a family run outfit operating from the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and to Mozambique. Our 70 000 acres of pristine game land provides the perfect hunting grounds for top quality animals. The beauty of this land also allows you access to plains game from Klipspringer, Buffalo and Sable. Roche Safaris specializes in hunting safaris of the Big Five and all the plains game that South Africa and Mozambique has to offer and will tailor your package to your wishlist.
Our privately owned camp, borders the Kruger National Park and Mozambique. Also we have concessions in the North West Province. It is only two and a half hours drive from Johannesburg Airport. And also less than one hours drive from the world renowned Sun City, Pilansberg and Madikwe Game Reserves.
Roche Safaris sits ideally in the heart of South Africa. Therefore you can choose between a boundless amount of things to do. Roche Safaris also caters for non-hunters and can provide excursions and photographic safaris within an hours drive from camp. We also have an internationally qualified beauty therapist in camp which will assure that your African holiday is an unforgettable experience.
Rockin' H Cutlery Custom Knives
- Special Orders / Custom Patterns Welcome
- Chef Knives and kitchen Cutlery Available
- Handmade in the USA
We specialize in traditional archery and anything related to traditional archery or bowhunting. We have a great selection of knives, both production and custom. High end optics, Swarovski and Zeiss. Horn Hunter Packs. Silent Predator wool.
The ROKMAN Quick-Change System is the future of backpacking. A modular pack system designed with many well thought out features to carry your gear with the comfortable Core-Flex Harness and Waterproof Packs, and Bino Case.
A group for recommendation parts, ideas and upgrades for the 10/22.
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Rungu, portable off-road electric vehicle. Make new tracks. Ride Rungu over any terrain! Stable, quiet & environmentally clean!
Not only is Anticosti Island a very unique and private place, it is also a deer hunter’s nirvana. Where else can you hunt as your forefathers did 150 years ago and really put all your hunting instincts to work? Forget about shooting over baits, or sitting in a tree stand all day, with Safari Anticosti you will be deer hunting in its purist form. With a density of over 40 deer per square mile, get ready to have a heart thumping hunt. Nothing beats a one-on-one ground level encounter with a rutting eight-point buck. Our private territory of over 800 square miles also offers you some of the finest accommodations in the industry. Come and join the ranks of our many repeat clients and find out why they come back year after year.
We offer the best salmon, trout, and halibut fishing experiences. Our lodge is located on the edge of the beautiful Kenai River.
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Welcome to Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF), the leader in youth development shooting sports programs. Using a combination of education and athletics, we work to enhance the growth and personal development of student athletes throughout the nation.
Through a variety of fun, team-based shooting tournaments in both our Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), we provide student athletes aged elementary through college with a supportive environment where shooting sports serve as catalysts for teaching life lessons and skills that emphasize positive character traits and citizenship values. Throughout all training, practice and competitions, we continue to instill in our participants a commitment to safe firearm handling, teamwork and leadership.
Kerry Sebring High Lonesome Outfitters has been in business for over 35 years successfully guiding our clients to all species of trophy big game. We, are full-time outfitters that understand, "Success is when preparation meets opportunity." Working hard for the trophy hunter is our life. Owners, Kerry and Deb Sebring, will do everything in their power to ensure you have a hunt of a lifetime. We, offer elk hunting especially, premiere big game rifle hunts, bowhunting bull elk during the rut is Kerry's specialty. We, offer NM trophy antelope hunts, bear hunts NM, elk hunts NM, and in Old Mexico the desert mulely. If you are looking for a NM trophy outfitter give us a call we can help you with the NM state licencing service so that you may obtain an elk tag or the various species offered in NM. We, are also familiar with NM landowner tags, whether its elk hunting, NM trophy antelope or big game rifle hunts call Kerry Sebring High Lonesome Outfitters for a hard working NM trophy Outfitter. We will get the job done for you. Our guides, are die hard hunters themsleves and live for the out doors.
Manufacturer of high quality fishing rods - Saltwater to Freshwater
The mission of Seeker Fishing Rods is to meet the needs of the angling community through the design and manufacture of application specific fishing rods....
For the past 20+ years, Seeker Rods has been providing the fishing community with the finest US built fishing rods available in a variety of materials. They have product lines ranging from entry-level to high performance. The corporate headquarters resides in Long Beach, CA.
At the plant in Long Beach, CA, Seeker fishing rods manufactures their rod blanks from the highest quality, best performing materials available today. From raw material, their blanks are compressed and heat set to exacting standards. Their unique process leads to the finest, most durable rods on the market today.
Your fishing charter captain and crew
With Serengeti, you're more than a client, you're a future friend who will treasure the memories of your Serengeti adventure, the fish you caught and the hospitality you experienced. Serengeti is a completely family owned and operated business, and because of this, we make sure you will have the trip of a lifetime! We offer service and fishing the big lodges and resorts can't, and at a fraction of the price.
For the past 30 years, Dave Summers has been known as one of the best fishing charter guides on the west coast of British Columbia. Fishing out of Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island, Serengeti offers scenic, comfortable, and successful fishing charters. We run to bottomfish and salmon grounds few know about, and because of this, the fish are plentiful! Most importantly, we fill the boat with fish as well as smiles! All captains have all their Transport Canada requirements, so you are always in safe hands.
Sesembo Hunting Safaris is a free range Trophy hunting and touring operation, which is owner operated.
Fully guided Hunts in Colorado, Iowa, and Texas. We provide Free range Mule Deer, and late season Cow elk in Colorado. Then a Variety of High Fence Preserve animals in all three states.
Since 1897, Shakespeare has been the leader in quality, affordable fishing tackle.
Our inspiration comes from 115 years of passion and experience.
From Ugly Stik, to our Catch More Fish kits, to our best in class line of licensed kid’s products (including Disney, Barbie, Spiderman, Star Wars and Batman) Shakespeare offers something for the whole family and all levels of experience.
Our objective is clear: Make fishing simple and enjoyable.
The mission of SHEATH is to enjoyably provide the best possible underwear available to the entire male population while doing no harm in the process.
ShockStraps are a tie down strap that adds a flexible Urethane component that keeps tension on the straps at all times. No more stopping to check.