From the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit - USAMU shooters take World Cup gold and silver

Staff Sgt. Jeff Holguin of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shotgun Team nails his target during the gold medal shoot off for Men's Double Trap at the 2014 ISSF Shotgun World Cup April 13.

Tucson, Arizona - It was an all-American shootout for the gold and silver medals for Men's Double Trap during the 2014 International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup April 13 at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club.

After both U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers hit 27 out of 30 targets, Staff Sgt. Jeff Holguin captured his first World Cup gold by beating teammate Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond in a shoot out for first place.

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Tempe Airsoft and Paintball to host the first International Air Steels Program (IASP) Match

International Air Steels Program in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona - If you're a deadeye looking for a challenge, you won't want to miss the upcoming International Air Steels Program (IASP) shoot at Tempe Paintball and Airsoft on April 12. Experience the fun of steels as you race to hit as many targets as you can with one gun.

Held from from 8 am - 10 am just east of Tempe, Arizona, shooters will complete four stages of fire with either a 6mm Airsoft rifle or 6mm Airsoft pistol.

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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - Join us for a special event to help protect access and recreational shooting in Arizona

Arizona landscape from the Arizona Game and Fish Department Phoenix, Arizona - Tread Lightly! and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are hosting a Fun Shoot and Steak Dinner on Saturday, April 12, to raise awareness of the issues surrounding recreational shooting and to raise funding to implement education, outreach and engagement strategies designed to save recreational shooting opportunities on public and other lands in Arizona.

Tread Lightly! is engaged with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, other agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to find common ground to balance resource protection with maintaining access to outdoor recreation, including recreational shooting.

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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - 2014 Arizona elk and pronghorn hunt draw applications now accepted online

Phoenix, Arizona - The online application service is available for the 2014 Arizona pronghorn antelope and elk hunt draw. Hunters who wish to apply online for pronghorn antelope and elk hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process can do so by visiting http://goo.gl/9EWUH0<(and scrolling down to the “Apply for a Draw” link). The deadline for submitting draw applications is Feb. 11 by 7 p.m. (MST).

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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - 2014 Arizona pronghorn antelope and elk hunt draw booklet is online

Elk pronghorn 2014 regs_cover Phoenix, Arizona - Hunters can apply now for the pronghorn/elk draw by downloading and submitting a paper application; printed booklets, application forms and envelopes are anticipated to be at license dealers by end of next week; online application service anticipated to be available by early to mid-January

The 2014 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information regulations booklet has been posted online by the Arizona Game and Fish Department at www.azgfd.gov/draw.

Hunters may now begin applying for hunt permit-tags issued through the drawing process by downloading a paper application form at www.azgfd.gov/draw and submitting it by mail or by hand delivery. ... more registering for Arizona's Elk and Pronghorn hunts ...

Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Illinois, New York, Texas and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Here are the next batch of upcoming Friends of NRA banquets across the country courtesy of Nicole McMahon, NRA Event Marketing and Communications Manager.

We're in the final stretch of this year's banquet season. A little over 150 dinners remain of the more than 1,100 Friends of NRA held annually throughout the United States. None of these events would have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. All money raised at banquets goes right back into supporting the shooting sports - half into national programs and half into local and state programs where the banquet was held.

To attend an event in your neighborhood, check the Friends of NRA website for a list of upcoming events in your state. Bookmark that page while you're at it because next year's events will begin popping up soon.

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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - Public invited to grand opening of Northern Arizona Shooting Range

Rifle at the ready on an outdoor range. Flagstaff, Arizona - The public is invited to the grand opening of the Northern Arizona Shooting Range, located east of Flagstaff, on Saturday, July 7, 2012.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with an honor guard presentation of colors by officers from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety, followed by remarks from Game and Fish Department Director Larry Voyles, Game and Fish Commissioners Jack Husted and John W. Harris, Northern Arizona Shooting Foundation President Bill Gow, former Game and Fish Commissioner Michael Golightly, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, Arizona House Representative Tom Chabin, and other invited dignitaries.

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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - Online application service now available for Arizona’s 2013 fall hunts

The 2013-14 Arizona Hunting Regulations The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced that the online application service is now available for Arizona’s 2013 hunts for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall buffalo, and pheasant.

Hunters now have the option of applying online for a tag issued through the draw process by visiting https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the “Apply for a Draw” link.

The 2013-14 Arizona Hunting Regulations are available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Printed copies of the regulations are now at Game and Fish offices and will soon be available at license dealers statewide.

The application deadline is Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by 7 p.m. (MST). Those applying online will have to pay the non-refundable $7.50 application fee (which is charged as part of the tag fee whether applying online or with a paper application).

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Arizona business says contribution is "important to all of us at the core of the current debate on gun control"

Youth Ambassador Breanna Lincoski with Eddie Eagle.Tuscon, Arizona Late last year, NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program reached an important milestone; 26 million kids. That's 26 million pre-k through 3rd graders who sang along and learned Eddie's lifesaving message of "Stop! Don't Touch! Leave the Area. Tell an Adult."

Thanks to that message, along with the coloring books, DVDs and other instructional items that come along with it, America's accidental firearm fatality rates have fallen steadily for decades.

The program centers around the Eddie Eagle mascot costume. Available to law enforcement agencies only, the costume captures the children's attention and draws them in. Problem is that the costume isn't cheap.

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