Louisiana State University students help handicapped hunters get back in the field with The NRA Foundation

NRA Foundation Funds Louisiana State University Mobile Marksman Project

Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation is proud to support Louisiana State University’s Mobile Marksman Project, a system developed by the LSU Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Program to help high level quadriplegics to participate in the shooting sports. The nearly $2,200 grant funded the 2014 system, the team’s final design iteration.

Created in 2009, the Mobile Marksman Project is a manually-controlled shooting platform that allows handicapped hunters to aim and fire a mounted firearm with head-tracking software and a small tube that is activated with a puff of air. Capstone Design Instructor Capt. Dave Giurintano and the Mobile Marksman team worked with high-level quadriplegics to address system requirements and create a lightweight, portable system that is simple to use and enjoy. Recent additions include recoil-absorbing legs and a rail-mounted camera that displays the crosshairs and target on a high-resolution digital screen.

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From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - California to Continue Sales of Alligator and Crocodilian Products

Louisiana alligator - photo courtesy of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

LDWF Management Program Demonstrates Beneficial Sustained Use

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Alligator boots, handbags and other leather goods products can continue to be sold throughout California following passage of Assembly Bill 2075, sponsored by Luis Alejo and signed by Governor Gerry Brown on Sept. 18.

The bill extends the sunset clause on previously passed legislation to January 1, 2020.

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The Sportsman's Paradise celebrating the shooting sports and 2nd Amendment at the DMV

Louisiana State Seal Baton Rouge, Louisana - Who looks forward to stopping by the DMV? Nobody I know.

A never-ending exaggerated cycle of uncomfortable chairs, distorted speaker systems, lines as long as Star Wars sequel and a ... you get the picture.

Well now the residents of Louisiana have a reason to look forward to a visit to the DMV — NRA license plates.

Passed by the state legislature with an overwhelming vote of 95-0, the National Rifle Association prestige license plates will begin arriving on your neighborhood bumpers as soon as the first 1,000 are ordered. That means you need to contact the Louisiana office of Motor Vehicles today.

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From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Louisiana Youth Can Register Now for 2013 Hunter of The Year Awards

Squirrel caught by a jack-o-lantern - image courtesy of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Facebook page Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) are encouraging hunters 15 years of age or younger to enter the 2013 Youth Hunter of the Year competition.

The contest requires youth hunters to submit a story about their hunting experience along with photographs of the hunt.  LDWF and LOWA will then select a male and female youth hunter of the year based upon the stories and photos that are received.

Visit the LDWF website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/yhrp for information on the Youth Hunter Registry Program and the 2013 Youth Hunter of the Year Contest.

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From the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission - L.W.F.C. Approves Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations, Turkey Hunting Seasons, Turkey Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules for Upcoming Seasons

John Zent quail hunting in Mexico - image courtesy of American Hunter magazine Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 General and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) rules and regulations at their April 3 meeting. The season dates approved include the 2015 Turkey season and associated rules and regulations.

The notices of intent presented in January by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the upcoming hunting seasons were approved with amendments made subsequently in February and March, and following the public comment period.

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From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - LDWF Feral Hog Control Set for Week of March 10 on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs

From American Hunter's HOGS FROM ON HIGH Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be conducting aerial feral hog control utilizing helicopters on Pearl River WMA in the marsh south of Hwy. 90 (St. Tammany Parish) and on Sherburne WMA in the main body of the WMA as well as the North and South Farms (Iberville and Pointe Coupee Parishes) during the week of March 10.

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From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - L.D.W.F. Announces Bid Process for Alligator Hunting on WMAs and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Properties for the 2013-2015 Alligator Harvest Seasons

Time to think about alligator hunting in Louisiana The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be accepting bids for alligator hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) properties for the 2013-2015 alligator harvest seasons. Eligible alligator hunters are chosen through a bid system every three years on selected WMAs/USACOE properties.

Bids for alligator hunting will be solicited for the following WMAs and USACOE properties: Grassy Lake, Spring Bayou, and Pomme de Terre (Avoyelles Parish), Attakapas (Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes), Sherburne - USACOE Lands (Iberville, Pointe Coupee and St. Martin Parishes), Dewey Wills (La Salle and Catahoula Parishes), Manchac (St. John Parish), Pearl River - North of Interstate 10, Pearl River - Between Interstate 10 and US Hwy 90 and Pearl River - South of US Hwy 90 (St. Tammany Parish), Joyce (Tangipahoa Parish), Maurepas Swamp (St. John, St. James, Ascension, Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes), Indian Bayou - USACOE property (St. Landry and St. Martin Parishes), Atchafalaya Delta (St. Mary Parish), Pointe-aux-Chenes (Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes), Salvador (St. Charles Parish) and Pass-a-Loutre (Plaquemines Parish).

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3,000 meals donated to local shelter thrown in the dumpster and bleached

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently ordered the destruction of approximately 1,600 pounds of venison donated to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. The meat, valued at roughly $8,000, was donated by the Louisiana Hunters for the Hungry program. Following instructions from inspectors, the venison was thrown in dumpsters and doused with bleach – making it inedible.

As word of this action spread, and outrage ensued, the Louisiana DHH release the following statement (in part) on their Facebook page:

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Get out and enjoy the shooting sports this fall with the NRA

A Brownells/NRA Day attendee holds up her targets

Fairfax, Virginia - The holiday season is upon us and with it comes cooler weather. There may be more and more people sporting coats outside to keep warm but that doesn't stop Brownells/NRA Days from being held.

NRA Days are a great way to get outside and see how good your aim is (or isn't). They're held all over the country and give everyone in the community, from kids to adults, some outdoor fun with the shooting sports.

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