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."
Welcome to Montana’s beautiful Glacier County. Just outside of Glacier National Park and in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains, Swan Mountain Outfitters is a destination magnet for trail riding, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, cross country skiing, fly fishing, and relaxing at the Swan Mountain Ranch.
Montana’s Northwest is home to four seasons of activities, with exceptional views and phenomenal sporting. With Glacier National Park to the North and the Bob Marshall wilderness out the back door, there is ample reason to schedule your next hunting expedition or family vacation with Swan Mountain Outfitters.
Why choose Swan Mountain Outfitters? Our focus is on quality as a new generation outfitter, and that includes quality in equipment, horses, professional and friendly personnel; but also in the details of cooking dinner while you snowmobile, relaxing in the hot tub at the guest ranch, or taking your son or daughter on their first hunt. All the details come together for a fully enriched experience both in the mountains and back at the ranch.
History and tradition. There is history attached to every Browning product. Even the newest most innovative products. That's because when you take a close look at Browning guns and gear you can see the commitment to innovation started by John Moses Browning himself, over 125 years ago. But not every Browning product is the latest "innovation." Some are tried and true. Yet they exhibit the Browning commitment to excellence embodied in our slogan The Best There Is. JOHN MOSES BROWNING HISTORY.
MalloMe offers the best in outdoor goods from marshmallow roasting forks and sticks to camping cookware to help build relationships with loved ones.
Come experience some of the most adrenaline charged and explosive fishing adventures in Colorado, with FishHead Outdoors your premier Colorado fishing guide.
Flathead Lake Lodge is a historic third generation family operated Guest Ranch located in the mountains of Northwest Montana and directly on the shores of Flathead Lake. The Lodge offers the ultimate family vacation with unlimited horse & water recreation and is located only 40 miles from Glacier National Park. Enjoy unmatched hospitality by the Averill family and staff and a truly priceless family experience...Montana style.
Sierra Madre research or SMr is an outdoor gear company focused on innovation, supreme quality, and making a difference in peoples lives around the world.
Forging is the art of shaping metal using localized compressive forces. I use a blacksmithing hammer and manpower to mold the steel into the shape of a blade. When I hammer forge, I’m not limited to the width of the stock and there is less waste during the original shaping process. I then use a stock removal technique to form the knife blade angle on my hand made knives.
Hennessy Hammocks combine the security of a tent with the comfort of a hammock, including a sewn-in mosquito net, hammock body with velcro or zip closure, rainfly and suspension system. Other lightweight camping options include insulation and accessories.
The Grand Trunk adventure began in 2001 during a backpacking trip through Thailand.
A shared passion for travel and a simple idea to keep people off the ground has since evolved into a renowned product line of hammocks, shelters, camping, and travel accessories. Inspired by the road less traveled and those who live for their next adventure, our mission is to elevate your experience wherever you go.
Whether it’s the distant lure of the unknown or the charm of a favorite local getaway, Grand Trunk strives to make all your travel and outdoor experiences more convenient and enjoyable.
Chef Jeff began making beef jerky out of his home a few years ago but only brought it out during the holidays. Soon family and friends began clamoring for the yummy jerky!
Demand increased to the point that we are now trying to bring this addictive fresh beef jerky to the mainstream...but we need your help! Please add us, tell your friends, and try some Banzai Jerky!
Locally owned and operated custom rod shop, We repair rods and reels as well, David has been building and repairing rods for over thirty years.
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.
Each pack in the Keyes Hunting Gear™ line pushes the boundaries of design and has been tested in the field by seasoned hunters for utility, performance and durability. All packs feature unique custom camouflage patterns developed specifically by Jeff Keyes for Keyes Hunting Gear™ Packs are manufactured with 300 D Polyester Tricot and are covered with TPE, an environmentally friendly, waterproof, non-toxic rubberized coating for strength and scent reduction.
ENO is a collection of original parachute hammocks and accessories that incorporate the element of nomadic comfort.
Offering quality, high performance knives, combo sets, home processing kits, hunting accessories and instructional game processing DVD’s to hunters and outdoor enthusiasts for 25 years. All Outdoor Edge knives are guaranteed shaving sharp out of the box, deliver excellent value and are backed with a reliable warranty and customer service. If for any reason an Outdoor Edge product does not perform as inspected, let us know and we will address the problem.
David Bloch, President, Outdoor Edge Cutlery Corp.
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!
D.O.A. Lures are the most versatile lure on the market today! Mark Nichols started with one 3" Shrimp and has grown D.O.A.Fishing Lures into a company that now has over 20 different lure families with over 120 different colors. D.O.A. lures now covers both Saltwater and Freshwater fishing. Whether your Snook fishing in Stuart Florida, or ice fishing in Vermont, D.O.A. has the right lure for you.
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.
Mud Hole is a Fishing Rod Building Supply, Lure Building Supply and Fly Tying Supply Companyl
Archery is our passion.
We take pride in having a large selection of new and used Archery equipment and accessories.
We take trade-ins. Ask about our no interest financing.
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.
Learn more about how Mack’s serves hunters and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere by visiting www.mackspw.com/
FishUSA is your one-stop, online fishing tackle shop with a wide selection of products for fly fishing, ice fishing, salmon and steelhead, trout, walleye and panfish. We offer fast, flat-rate shipping on a variety of popular and unique products
Evo provides high quality camping equipment.
Shop www.evo.com and our stores in Seattle, Portland, and Denver for the best selection and deals.
Buck Wear, Inc. is based in Baltimore, MD and was founded in July of 1992.
Quality is a major theme throughout all of our operations. This includes quality in our art, printing, customer service, and fulfillment.
The outdoorsman continues to be a focus in our design work; however, as you view our website you will notice that we offer a variety of designs covering different sports, hobbies, occupations, and activities.
Creating original & unique art is our passion, but it's the people behind our company that make us successful. Our artists, inside and outside sales staff, management, warehouse and production staff are committed to our company and are the reason for our success.
Welcome to Buck Wear! We hope you enjoy our products!
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.
Cotter Trout Dock is a premier guided trout fishing destination on the White River in Arkansas. You can catch brown trout, rainbows, cutthroats and brookies in the white River or bass on the Buffalo River
Camping World began with one small store and a mail order business in an old farmhouse heated by a wood-burning stove. A tobacco barn served as our first warehouse. Since then, Camping World has grown into America’s leading RV accessories and service experts, bringing you everything you need for your RV, with Nationwide SuperCenters, an award-winning website, and full-color catalogs. Placing your order with Camping World is easy with knowledgeable crew members ready to help with questions or find just the right product you need.
Denver Tent has been manufacturing the highest quality tent, custom fabric and outdoor products since 1890.
Our vision is to be the premier tent and outdoor products resource in the industry by offering exceptional quality, trusted advisory and unparalleled customer service at competitive pricing for our customers that will create for them safe shelter and wonderful outdoor events and a lifetime of great memories.
With every tie and every fly box packed, our goal is to answer the universal questions of the fly angler:
1) How do I match the hatch?
2) Which flies should I use?
3) When do I fish each pattern?
At Ascent Fly Fishing, our passion and drive is to make both the science and cost of fly fishing accessible to all, with expertly-tied patterns and selections that match the lifestages of the bugs on the waters you fish, when you fish them.
Big Y Fly Co Inc ties and sells the highest quality fly fishing flies sold at discount prices, backed by the ridiculously good customer service. Carrying quality fly fishing and fly tying products introducing many innovative fly fishing products every year.
Providing the most effective terrain specific camouflage combined with quality, high performance hunting clothing and apparel to the best customers in the world.
We specialize in fish reproductions. Whether you are looking for a fish for the wall or a customized trophy room or museum design we can help you. We will match your photos of your fish caught and give you a memory of a lifetime. New Wave is a family owned and operated business for 35 years now. Take a look at our website to learn more. You can reach us by phone or email anytime. Catch For The Thrill- Release For The Future- Mount For The Memory!
Hunt'n Buddy was created with the hunter in mind.
Our team have spent countless hours reviewing and critiquing our own personal hunts, along with the experiences of others.
This led us to the creation of the Hunt'n Buddy App,
Where technology and simplicity mend together for a seamless transition.
Our goal is to increase your success in the field, while making the user experience a simple and easy one.
We have geared this App to be used by hunters of all levels of technological abilities, from the super tech savvy hunter, to the daily smartphone user.
The user friendly capabilities of this app allow you to customize use to your personal skill level. Enable as many or as few of the App functions to your liking.
May all your hunts be safe and guided with Hunt'n Buddy in hand.
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At Ugly Dog, we spend a lot of time in the field – sneaking through the woods, ranging across the prairie, trudging around the marsh. With a passion (okay, an obsession) for wingshooting, we field test all our products to make sure they’re reliable and tough enough to stand up to the rigors of a hard hunt. They do.
Fishbelly designs high quality fishing lures that imitate live bait fish in looks and actions. It is a brand that anglers look for in quality fishing lures. Anglers ask for them by its name. These lures guarantee to catch predatory fish in freshwater as well as saltwater.
My mission is to catch every predatory fish using the Fishbelly lures and document with pictures to show where it was caught, how it was caught (i.e. the rig used), and the size of the fish. I encourage you to do the same if you so choose so someday you can show your "album" to your kids and/or grandkids.
Try Fishbelly lures and you will find to enjoy fishing and catching fish with them.
Most of all, enjoy life and enjoy your fishing in the outdoors.
It all started when our founder, set out to design the best all around gun safe on the market today. His law enforcement experience evolved to becoming a leader in the lock and safe industry. Today, every one of our people from executive management to field personnel understands and lives by the total commitment to quality - achieved only when our products meet customer's needs. That's why we commit every resource for one purpose - to give you what you expect from our products, our people and our company - and to be the best and most affordable gun safe company in the industry!
Alaska Fishing at Its Best. Fishing Alaska Trophy King Salmon, Silver Salmon and Rainbow Trout. Alaska Fishing Trips Near Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska.
Vorn Equipment patented release system ensures comfortable carrying of you firearm during your hunt. By pulling the release handle the firearm is release from the pack and it’s still easily accessible.
Vorn Equipment offers patented backpacks where you can carry your firearm well protected, securely and comfortably all day. When you suddenly need your firearm it can be released quickly and discreetly from the backpack and anyone who can put their right hand behind their head and touch the barrel can manage this.
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.
Central Colorado's #1 source for fly fishing. We are located in the center of the fly fishing universe... The Central Rockies
We offer guided fly fishing trips on the eagle River, Colorado River and Roaring Fork River as well as the tributaries that feed these rivers. We offer the finest equipment for for all of your fishing pursuits and back everything up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can book fly fishing trips and shop our selection of fly fishing products online at our website http://www.vailvalleyangers.com/
Of course we always enjoy talking fly fishing so fee free to give us a call anytime at 877-926-0900.
Capture a part of the American West and experience the thrill of a lifetime doing your own personal hunt with Bitterwater Outfitters of California. Come hunt in Bitterwater Valley located just east of Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California. We feature over 250,000 acres of prime hunting ground where you can choose from California wild pig hunts, California buffalo hunts, water buffalo hunts, exotics, California deer hunts, Aoudad hunts, pheasant and chukar hunts, upland game hunts, turkey and varmint hunts. The original Paso Robles ranch house serves as the hunting headquarters and offers the perfect mix of down to earth charm and comfort. Hunt with us on the Central Coast of California and we guarantee you'll be back for more. The California hunt is on!
Ken’s Anglers is located in Littleton, Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and is surrounded by some of the best fly fishing in the world!
Within an hour’s drive, we will be fishing on some of Colorado’s premier rivers. These rivers include the South Platte, Blue, Clear Creek and South Park which includes the Dream Stream and Tomahawk. Come enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime fly fishing experience with Ken’s Anglers! We offer half day and full day walk and wade fly fishing guided trips on local rivers, streams and creeks including private waters of the Platte River.Beginners, expert anglers and families are welcome. Ken’s Anglers also offers everything you will need to outfit yourself for any fly fishing experience. Our highly experienced, friendly fly fishing guides will lead you to fish on a variety of Colorado waters and help you experience a successful fly fishing adventure.
Deep River Outfitters is a for-profit business that designs, manufactures and sells apparel, primarily t-shirts, and other accessories that celebrate American Rivers. Distinct to our business model is that 10% of all sales support local ministries. Our products are sold primarily through e-commerce and marketed by aggressive social media campaigns.
As a name, Deep River Outfitters is drawn from Ezekiel 47: 1 – 12, the Prophet Ezekiel’s vision of a river flowing from the Temple of God. The river starts off very shallow and Ezekiel can only describe the water as being ankle deep. Further downstream, Ezekiel ventures in and describes the river as ‘deep enough to swim in—a river that no one could cross." In response, the Angel of the Lord declares, “where the river flows, life abounds."
New Product Designs are released every week and feature river landmarks and scenes of the abundant life found on the banks of American rivers. Our t-shirts are printed on the popular Comfort Colors t-shirt and are guaranteed to become one of your favorites!
Dogskin Lake Lodge and Outposts was built on the belief that it holds some of the best fishing in this part of Canada. Being located in the Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park, we are able to protect this fabulous fishery and maintain the true natural beauty that Canada is known for. For us it is a given that the fishing will be spectacular on our lakes. However, not only do our guests enjoy the fabulous fishing, but they have come to enjoy the relaxed and easy going atmosphere that Dogskin Lake Lodge and Outposts has become known for. Our goal is to provide our guests with first-class service, quality equipment and facilities and spectacular fishing for walleye and northern pike.
Pioneer Outfitters is a family run Professional Guide Service that operates in the Wrangell St.-Elias National Park and Preserve. Chisana is only accessible by small aircraft and is nestled in the beautiful Wrangell and Nutzotin Mountains.
Gunnison Gorge 3 day wilderness trips for custom trips focusing on unique themes of fly fishing, photography or exclusive trips for just your group. Trips limited to 8 plus our guides in one of Colorado's most spectacular river canyons.