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."
Let’s start with a proper introduction. We’re the Ott family – Gene, Jane, Nick (son) and Danielle, (daughter in law) and we acquired the property in 2000. Originally from Northeast Iowa, we had been scout leaders and Boundary Waters Minnesota camping enthusiasts for several years when the opportunity arose to make a lifestyle change that simply delighted us. Since that time, we have built an outfitting service that, we believe, is one of the best in the area. In addition to outfitting services, we have authentic log cabins, right on Fall Lake for non-campers to experience great fishing and conveniently explore the Ely area.
Our cabins and lodge (with bunkhouse) have an amazing history. The cabins were originally built and located up on Pipestone Bay on Basswood Lake. When Congress declared “The Wilderness Act of 1964, all buildings needed to be either moved or burnt to the ground, restoring the natural wilderness. Shortly after, each log was labeled, deconstructed, floated up through Newton Lake to Fall Lake and put back together, like a complex jigsaw puzzle. Can you imagine the planning and the work to accomplish this?
Join us for a unique, fun-filled fishing adventure with breathtaking views at a great price! Each trip is uniquely tailored to each individual or group to gain the most out of your experience. Being located only a short distance outside Durango Colorado, this reservoir hosts the biggest fish in the area. Take home more than just fish stories, but memories that will last forever. We welcome individuals, groups, families, corporate teams, and children with adults.
Our goal at PEAK Fishing is to provide you with premium quality, well-designed, durable tools at reasonable prices, enabling you to maximize your fishing and fly tying enjoyment. PEAK Fishing is a division of PEAK Engineering and Automation. PEAK E&A opened for business in 1994 and moved to our current location in Loveland, Colorado in 1997. The business originated as a custom engineering and manufacturing company and has always been centered on strong engineering and quality manufacturing principles.
We have been running fishing trips for over 55 years, and we are dedicated to sharing the thrill of deep sea fishing with you. We are San Diego's top rated sport-fishing landing, and we would be thrilled to have you join us for fishing trip! Whether it's just a day of fishing fun with the family on one of our half-day trips, or one of our legendary multi-day big game fish excursions, we have the knowledge, experience and crew to get you on the fish and in great style!
The purpose of this is to show the limited but available opportunities to hunt private land in a DIY or Semi-Guided fashion. We all know what isn't on private land on opening day soon leaves the public land and moves to the private land. We are tired of walking all day and not seeing a thing on public land and if we do get extremely lucky, they are usually 1 or 2 year old animals that have not learned about hunting.
Animals soon learn that being on private land where hunter number are managed, is where they find after being bumped repedidly finally find safety and in most cases, greener grass, better water and better cover, their bare necessities. During the rut you can add more does to attract more and bigger bucks.
Hunting success is always a gamble with things that you cannot control biting into your success as weather, and season dates, and even getting licenses as in the west. Which without a license none of the above mentioned items even matter? Stats show that hunters that hunt public land have a 3% or lower success rate. Of course the states don't publicize that because they want the license money and don't really care where you hunt, they have the license money, and they don't need to provide any success guarantee. To them, they are Las Vegas and you are at the craps game, "if you crap out, then you are done", and they still have their license.
No one wants to walk around for a week with a rifle over their shoulder, dump money into guns, ammo, lodging, meals, travel, and not see a animal.
If I missed someone, then please check, the military will let you do that and they will even pay you and provide meals, lodging, travel for free.
For the rest of us wanting to bring home horns and meat from a successful hunt, private land hunting is the way to go and enjoy every hunt.
That is what we are about, increasing the enjoyment of your hunting.
Keep in mind that in reality the landowner that paid for his land, pays taxes, manages the food, cover, wildlife, and hunters on his land is due some level of payment depending on not as much the land as the animal that he can hold on the land, size and population density.
Now if you follow me this is fair in today's world, then if not go back to praying you will be one of the 3% success on public land not your normal 97% you will almost certainly be the part of.
Anyway back to private land, we look 12 month a year for these private land properties, then get them at a discount. Then we pass the discount on to the hunters. If this is what you are interested in along with cancellation buys, specials thn look privately at the web site http://www.DiscountedHunts.net and see what is offered. Let me know what you are looking for and archery, rifle, muzzleloader, shotgun or pistol and I will personally send the best options to your email. If you have more details that you would like to share please feel free to call me direct and HuntPost members as for Greg, its easy to remember it is just like the owner of this web site, Huntpost website, not the same person but the same name. Email me [email protected] or I am ok with a phone call at 303-776-7528 (Note the web page changes daily as new hunting opportunities come in and other hunts sell out for the season. We completely fill every hunt we have every year so there is a lot of moving around of hunts. So if you find one that does not open it is probably in the process of being updated, please contact me and I will personally email it to you.
I always wish you good luck, and good hunting.
Remember: Sunup in the Woods is Gods way of saying, “Play it again Sam!”
Greg Merriam, CEO of Discounted Hunts and Vouchers, Colorado and 28 other good hunting states.
Welcome to GEAR Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Servicee, LLC! We are here to make fly fishing work for you! If you want to learn how to fly fish, you have come to the right place. Our staff has a passion for introducing beginners to this awesome past time. Anglers with more experience will find guided trips to some of the premier fly fishing locations in Colorado. The staff of GEAR Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Service have one goal in mind on all guided trips: To provide an exceptional experience in some of the most amazing places in Colorado!!!
Colorado plains and mountain semi-guided elk, antelope, and mule deer hunts.
The premier name when it comes to top-quality knives, Faneema Cutlery sells a vast assortment of high-quality knives, including daggers, hunting, pocket, skinners, and razors. Established in 2016 and currently headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, we are a family business with a long history of knife making.
Our signature offering is the hand-forged, exquisitely patterned Damascus knife. Damascus steel is high-carbon steel which dates back to the 16th century. The beautiful waves and patterns in our blades are a testament to the skill of our expert craftsmen.
The excitement of creating a knife with high quality, unique design and superior style is what inspires and motivates us at Faneema Cutlery. We bring you only the finest pieces of art which will add a distinctive flair to your knife collection.
Dutch John Resort has various sized cabins, RV park and tent sites with shower stall and laundry access, fly shop and guide service, raft rentals, shuttle service, steakhouse, and gas station.
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!
Sulurija Safaris is based in the beautiful Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, one of the premier hunting areas in Southern Africa. We offer a variety of safaris covering the majority of South Africa, including the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. We specialise in hunting but also provide families the opportunity to engage in other activities.
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.
Yes Bay Lodge lies fifty miles north of Ketchikan in southern Southeast Alaska. Overlooking the spectacular view of the Bay and pristine Wolverine Creek, the Lodge is nestled in the heart of The Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rain forest on Earth. For over 40 years, the Hack family has been welcoming guests to Yes Bay Lodge. Unlike most fishing resorts in the state, Yes Bay Lodge is able to offer guests a wide range of freshwater and saltwater fishing, due to its’ unique location. The myriad of lakes, streams and rivers located within a short distance of the lodge, offer some of the finest trout and Dolly Varden fishing available in Southeast Alaska, while the steelhead fishing is world-class. For the salt water angler, there are five species of salmon that spawn in the areas, including king, silver, sockeye, pink and chum. In addition to the plentiful salmon, you may opt to bottom fish for Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod.
BossTin is committed to non-toxic, environmentally friendly fishing products. We deal exclusively in lead free split shot and fishing tackle to help ensure fishable waters for generations to come.
With a full range of quality non-toxic fishing weights, bismuth-tin jigs, lead free split shot and other environmentally friendly fishing tackle for the Fly Fishing and Bass and Bait industries, we have something for every angler. We look at the splash effect our weights produce, if they are easily detected by the fish, or if they sink in the water at the same rate as standard, but toxic, lead shot.
We are based in central Montana in the Big Belt Mountains, 60 miles south of Great Falls. Our hunts are all conducted from our base camp which consists of cabins and a new cook house, run by a generator and propane heat. The camp is located on the private leases we hunt. The elevation in the area runs from 4,500 to 7,000 feet and temperatures can vary from 60 degrees to well zero.
Located in the Foothills West of Denver, Colorado, Artiodactyla is a small shop with an emphasis on detail and the perfection of your trophy. Ever since I was young, I’ve been fascinated by wildlife. I wanted to know all I could learn about the wild world around me, and the supremely adapted animals that make their living “out there.” Striving to improve my personal skull collection led me to begin preparing skulls for clients. I take a personal interest in every job, making sure the quality of preparation exceeds both your standards, and mine.
Veito® is a world leading manufacturer of carbon infrared heaters. Veito heaters are new innovative, modern and stylish heaters that will fit in to any indoor or outdoor space.
They are highly efficient and economical to run creating consistent savings for users. Veito® heaters are made using the latest carbon fibre technology and deliver consistent long life performance. Veito Infrared Heaters are the perfect solution for your indoor and outdoor heating requirements.
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.
COME TO BELLERIVE GAME FARMS AND ENJOY THE COMPLETE BIRD HUNTING EXPERIENCE. WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO HUNT QUAIL, PHEASANT, DOVE, WATERFOWL, TURKEY OR DEER WE HAVE A COMPLETE HUNTING PACKAGE CUSTOMIZED TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS. OUR WILD BIRD FIELDS STRETCH 4500 ACRES. WE ALSO HAVE 3100 ACRES OF CONTROLLED SHOOTING.
Come hunt trophy whitetail deer and bull elk in the peaceful serenity of the South Dakota prairie surrounded by pheasants and other natural wildlife.
Welcome to Western Nebraska and Powder Morning Hunting Company, LLC (POMO). We would like to invite you on a hunt that is full of game, majestic landscapes and professional services. Located east of the Rocky Mountains and west of Midwest Whitetail Country lies the North Platte River Valley. It is so special and unique to us that we depicted the landmark as our logo. This is a daily reminder of how the resources of this rich land provides for us Nebraskans and those we share it with.
ORPA HUNTING SAFARIS·THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018· Orpa Hunting Safaris, a private hunting ranch in northern Namibia, Africa invites you to experience a hunting safari in magnificent Namibia.
We promote the principle of fair chase.Namibia is a paradise for the African plains game trophy hunter and we can offer more than 21 species to hunt.
We offer exclusive hunting for you or your hunting group. Our hunting ranch will be your private hunting destination.No other hunting parties will hunt while you are here.
Orpa Hunting Safaris is the perfect destination for first time hunters although we had hunters that returned for more than three times bringing friends and families with them to hunt.
Silencer Central makes it simple to own a silencer. We do all the work for you, including managing your ATF paperwork, providing you with a FREE NFA Gun Trust and an interest-free eZ-Pay payment plan. We also ship your silencer directly to your front door, once approved.
Silencer Central has been selling silencers for nearly two decades, it’s all we do! AND…we bring you the quality and service that no other dealer can offer.
All Things Heated is a Canadian based company that offers the gift of warmth with our heated apparel to get you through those chilly winter months.
“Sterling and Steel” objects are created with craftsmanship to last for centuries and style that fits with any decor. Rustic and brilliantly shiny, precious and recycled, dark and light, soft and hard, utilitarian and beautiful - their innate contrasts reflect life itself.
Based in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley in western Montana, Dan created Hammer & Tine to satisfy his desire to create tools that are functional works of art; they are intended to be used and admired. He is an avid outdoorsman with a culinary background. He takes advantage of many local, natural materials and gets design inspiration from their unique features. Therefore, no two pieces are exactly the same.
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.
The CBA was originally formed in 1969 by a small but highly passionate and dedicated group of bow hunters. Their goal was simple; try to establish equitable big game seasons just for bow hunters. Through their individual effort, modest but improved opportunities were established with the cooperation of the Division of Wildlife (DOW), the Colorado Wildlife Commission (CWC), and the state legislature. From those humble beginnings, the CBA grew to eventually become the recognized voice for bow hunting in Colorado.
Hero Expeditions is a Colorado non-profit organization that focuses on getting veterans and special needs children hunting and fishing expeditions.
The original ultra-light, backcountry, self or e-powered gear & game carriers • lifetime frame warranty • first prototype 2008 • established 2012
WILDERNESS MULE OUTFITTING specializes in the very finest traditional western mountain hunting experiences. We believe a hunt in the mountains of the Idaho backcountry is much more than the harvesting of a trophy- it is a rare opportunity to experience the last frontiers of the contiguous United States. Here, the wildlife has rarely before seen man, and it feels as though you’ve stepped back in time. Witness breathtaking views of the unique Salmon River Canyons from the saddle of our surefooted animals, and make memories that will last a lifetime with the help of our seasoned professional guides.
Combining trophy fishing with legendary Canadian hospitality, Kississing Lodge offers the ultimate 5-star fishing adventure! www.kississinglodge.com / 1-800-230-5519
At Peak Honda World we are enthusiasts and we are excited to help you experience the fun and adventure that a quality Honda® can bring into your life! We are Colorado’s Honda Power House dealership offering expertise and exceptional value. Great inventory selection of Motorcycle, Atv, Sidexside, New, Pre-Owned, Power Equipment, Parts and Accessories and much more...
Braeside Hunting Safaris in South Africa promises an exceptional plains game hunting safari experience. Family owned and managed, we have extensive knowledge in the hunting and hospitality fields. Having followed my hunting passion and guided Hunting Safaris for over 25 years, I can only promise to help make this a trip of a life time! Fluent in the locally spoken languages helps to ensure a high level of service too.
Skyline Outfitters LLC operates one main hunting camp on private property in NE Wyoming near Hulett and Devil’s Tower. Skyline does have permits to hunt on the local National Forest/Grasslands, State and BLM ground but the majority of the hunting is conducted on the family 50,000 acre ranch. Offering guided hunts for elk, whitetail and mule deer, antelope, turkey and prairie dogs.
Since 1997 Hill's Discount Flies has been the fly fishermans destination for high quality flies at affordable prices.
The quality and craftsmanship of our flies are second-to-none. Hill's Discount Flies provides quality flies that last a lifetime and will land you a prize winner.
With our discount flies pricing you'll be able to fill your tackle box for a fraction of what the big box stores charge.
Utilizing a 7k Metals Membership, our customers have the right to purchase precious metal coins, bars and rounds at our cost as a bullion metal vendor.
We offer you the ultimate Saskatchewan fresh water fishing experience! Whether you are after the Grand Slam or just a memorable experience we can help you out.
Our camp is on the beautiful Wollaston Lake in Northern Saskatchewan. Wollaston Lake is one of only 25 lakes out of 98,000 in the province that contain all four species of fish, Northern Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout and Artic Grayling. This enormous body of water provides countless bays and islands where you will always find your perfect fishing spot.
Offering high-quality guided Alaskan Hunts. We can tailor your hunt to fit your needs whether it’s for Dall Sheep, Brown Bear, Moose, Mountain Goat, Black Bear, Caribou, or a combination therein. Give Scott a call. We love to talk everything hunting!
Founded in 2003, Zipfizz was developed to bring about a change in the Energy and Sports Drink categories. We actually forced a change on the industry as consumers' demands for no sugar, low calorie and low carbohydrates sparked a revolution of sorts.
Zipfizz has fueled that revolution with its great tasting, all natural, "healthy alternative" push of vitamins and minerals, which provides the body with electrolytes, antioxidant immune boosting nutrients and cap it off with our signature burst of B12!
In mid 2018 I decided to take to plunge into outfitting with Grandpa Judd acting as a consultant. Without further a due I present to you Phantom Ridge Outfitters. This new name business is built on the foundation of Grandpa Judd’s previous Outfitting business Iowa Trophy Whitetail Outfitters. I have been fortunate enough to build my business with his contacts and relationships Grandpa spent twenty five years making.
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