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."
At Huntershill Safaris we specialize in making your hunting safari an experience of a lifetime and are committed to conservation.
Outdoor Life has dubbed the area "Elk-town USA" because Craig, Colorado, sits between two of the largest herds in the world: Bears Ears herd, estimated at 23,000, and White River herd, estimated at more than 41,000.
Because of our carefully-stewarded Ranching for Wildlife efforts at Morgan Creek Ranch, more than 5,000 elk winter on our 20,000 acres while upwards of 5,000 mule deer live onsite year-round.
ADI, a Saskatchewan owned and operated company, offers exceptional, professional Canadian vacation opportunities that meet your needs and budget. Choose from Twin Falls Lodge and Thompson’s Camps, six Outpost Camps, and our many secluded fly-in fishing lakes! The clear, cold lakes of northern Saskatchewan guarantee incredible fishing, every time.
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
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To provide a first-class lodge and resort to accommodate outdoor sportsmen as the logical extension of the hunting or fishing experience, guaranteed to enhance their enjoyment of South Dakota, encourage camaraderie among the parties, and ensure their frequent return to this amazing state. The Lodge reflects rural architecture and style, promotes local cuisine and encourages appreciation of South Dakota culture.
Species to be hunted
Main species to be hunted are: blesbok-common, blesbok-white, buffalo, bushbuck, bushpig, caracal, duiker, eland, eland-livingstone`s, gray rhebok, hartebeest, jackal, letchwe, mountain reedbuck, nyala, oribi, ostrich, porcupine, reedbuck, springbok-common, springbok-black, steenbok, waterbuck, wildbeest-black, zebra-burchell.
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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Fit 4 The Hunt is a training program designed to prepare hunters for the physical and mental demands of hunting.
We provide Big Game guiding services for Whitetail Deer and Black Bear in and around the Duck Mountains in Manitoba, Canada. Our bear and deer are a precious resource and by limiting the numbers of hunters we ensure high quality hunts, personalized service and optimum success.
We also provide an all inclusive Arctic Circle Caribou hunt in Nunavut. This is the ultimate hunt and the experience of a lifetime.
The actual hunt is only part of the experience and our goal is to provide you with the ultimate hunting adventure.
Slip Face Sandboards sells sandboards for riders of all experience levels. They can be towed, rode down dunes and even used for kite boarding.
The Trout on Inn is lodging along the North Platte River in Wyoming. We are located on the Grey Reef Section, known for its Blue Ribbon fishing.
Heartland Hunting is a 400+ acre high fence whitetail deer hunting preserve. Lodge accommodates up to 5 hunters. Hunts are fully guided.
We offer the best salmon, trout, and halibut fishing experiences. Our lodge is located on the edge of the beautiful Kenai River.
SportEAR Leads the Sporting Good Industry in Providing the Ultimate Hearing Performance & Protection Experience for Avid Outdoorsmen & Women.
Live-Nimble.com is our new internet retail business focused on products to help people be more nimble in their daily life.
Acute Angling delivers the very best fishing the Amazon has to offer and provides you with a fishing trip of a lifetime. There is no source of Amazon sportfishing expertise greater than that offered by Acute Angling. http://www.acuteangling.com
Pro-Tracker is an archery tracking system that screws into your arrow shaft and attaches to the animal's hide for game recovery.
Providing a concierge service for fishing, sunset cruises, snorkeling, time share resort rentals, villa rentals, restaurant recommendation + transportation
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Manufactures American made gun, bow and hunting products. Main product non slip thermo plastic,rubber like, Ultimate Gun Sling and the Ultimate Bow Sling
Dinkwe Safari's specialize in Hunting and Photographic Safari's for International Hunters, with concessions in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.
Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Service and North Platte River Fly Shop Outfitters started running guide trips on the Grey reef sections of the North Platte in 1987, a full ten years before any other outfitters and guide services. We were the first outfitters to start targeting the big trout that these waters have become famous for. Our guides have been rowing this river longer than any other guide service. Today we are the largest and most experienced guide service on the Grey Reef, Miracle Mile and Fremont Canyon sections of the North Platte River. With over 80 miles of float-access and 40 miles of wade-access waters with some private water, we can provide a multitude of guided fishing trip options. The oldest and most experienced Grey Reef outfitters..... combined with some of the biggest wild trout in the country can only produce great photos and memories.
Our fly fishing clients experience some of the best fly fishing Wyoming has to offer. You will enjoy the time spent with your guide as you pursue some of the largest rainbow trout in the lower 48 states. A day well spent brings everyone home with fish stories to last a lifetime. Give us a call and come experience what Wyoming Fly Fishing Outfitters can offer for a great summer Grey Reef fly fishing vacation.
Welcome to Stefan Joubert Safaris
Your African rifle and bow hunting destination.
Stefan Joubert Hunting Safaris is located in the rugged Limpopo Province of South Africa.
It is about a 3-hour drive from OR Thambo Internasional Airport to where we’ll take you to the heart of the African bushveld. Exactly where you belong.The choice is yours: experience the luxury of our lodges or stay in our beautiful tent camp in the middle of the Mopani bushveld.
Professional hunter Stefan Joubert will be your host during your African safari. Stefan Joubert Safaris offers you a wide range of trophies to take on your safari, not only a wide range but top quality trophies.
Dangerous game hunting is our passion. You will be following some of the best trackers in Africa looking for your old dagga boy, or great tusker. Or maybe you will be sitting deadly still in a blind waiting for your dream cat to appear any moment. We have some of Africa’s finest dangerous game hunting concessions.
Stefan Joubert Hunting Safaris promises you an African safari of a lifetime on the Dark Continent.
We provide guided Canadian Trophy Moose hunts and Black Bear hunting in the wilderness of Northern Alberta.
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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.
The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) manages California's diverse fish, wildlife and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend.
The AGFC's mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas’s fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is the state agency charged with conserving the entire range of wildlife within our borders, from big game such as elk and deer to smaller mammals, reptiles and fish. The Department is one of the nation’s leading proponents of the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which relies on sound science, public participation, active habitat management, strict regulation and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations.
Support Alabama's wildlife by purchasing a hunting, fishing or heritage license. License revenues are matched with federal funds to improve natural resources.
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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is a state government agency constitutionally mandated to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of Alaska through the sustained yield principle.
ADF&G manages approximately 750 active fisheries, 26 game management units, and 31 special areas, and our operating budget is approximately $200 million annually.
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Ultimate Fishing Destinations for your next fishing adventure. At Wild Africa Marketing we cater for your every need and make sure you will have a memorable experience!
Have you heard of an ancient Japanese form of fly fishing known as tenkara? If you haven't come on over and learn more. If you have and want to get deeper into the practice of tenkara check out the website.
We offer guided trips to new as well as advanced tenkara anglers here in Colorado.
Just moved to New Hampshire and this is the first thing put on the wall...my first deer shot in Iowa when I was 15.
PJ Hunting Safaris is situated in the Limpopo Valley of South Africa. With the exclusive rights to the Limpopo Valley Game Reserve that covers an area of 70 000 acres makes PJ Hunting Safaris the Premier Outfitter in South Africa. Offering from small plains game to Elephant, Buffalo and Sable. PJ Hunting Safaris offers two 4 Star Lodges situated within the Game Reserve.
Adventures. There is a therapeutic benefit to enjoying the great outdoors. American Heroes In Action provides combat wounded veterans as well injured firefighters and members of law enforcement with hunting trips, fishing trips and other outdoor adventures.
Our Vision. In 2015 American Heroes in Action was launched to provide outdoor therapy to combat wounded veterans, injured fire fighters, members of law enforcement and other American heroes. In 2016 American Heroes in Action provided outdoor adventures for 51 participants, on 12 different adventures, in 2 different states. In 2017 American Heroes in Action has a goal to double, or more, what we accomplished in 2016. We will provide 102, or more, participants with 24, or more, adventures in 4, or more, states.
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We are a family owned Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide service and shop. Our two locations, in Philipsburg and Missoula Montana, provide exceptional guiding, information, and gear for fly fishers world wide.
Galvin Guiding is a group of like-minded professional fly fishing guides who focus on exceptional, personalized service while treating you like family. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran, our talented guides have the patience, local knowledge, and technical expertise to help you get the most of your outing. Think of us as your fly fishing concierge. We love to share our passion for fly fishing with everyone, and encourage both women and children to join us!
Castlerock Outdoors will assist in marketing, advertising, plus a plethora of other outlets for outdoor companies.We are a marketing company that helps connect businesses with consumers and grow their brands!
Whether it’s hiking, climbing, paddling, or exploring the urban jungles, we carry an extensive line of top-name products for all of your outdoor needs. Our highly trained staff not only can recommend what to use, but how to use it. Our staff not only helps you select the best merchandise for your activities, but they use our products on a weekly basis.
Starting in 2018, i will start carrying tents, sleeping bags, knives, flashlights, lanterns, bicycle lights, fishing rods & many many more useful items. All the items will be way below retail price. I will also ship items also. Buyer pays shipping. Spend $200.00 or more "Receive free shipping".
Big Ed's has been in summit since 2004. We cater to the novice and avid angler alike in Breckenridge Colorado. Ice fishing, fly fishing and charter.
4 Dot Outfitters Licensed Montana Outfitter: Owners Luke & Kristin Novich
Luke Novich has been a Montana licensed hunting guide since 1999 and started outfitting in 2014. He is a third-generation resident of the Twin Bridges area and operates a ranch along with his family. He has always loved hunting and helping others be successful with their hunt. Luke’s knowledge of the country, elk and horses will offer you an enjoyable, safe and memorable hunt.
The name 4 Dot has history and sentimental meaning. This is a livestock brand that has been in Kristin’s family since the late 1800’s and was one of the first brands registered in Montana. Her grandpa outfitted in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and would be very proud to know the tradition is being passed along.
Our goal is to guide you through the beautiful Ruby Mountains in South West Montana to a hunting experience you will not forget… a trip we hope you will tell your family and friends about, and come back often.