Wolverines poised to defend national title after first place finish in Smallbore Championship

Mohawk adorned rifleman takes aim at the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia

Columbus, Georgia - Defending champions University of Michigan are half way to their third NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship after winning today's Smallbore title with a commanding 2146.

North Dakota State University, currently in second, sits 60-points behind the Wolverines with a 2086. Clemson University has a hold of third while Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Purdue, Wisconsin-Superior, and Canisus ROTC round out the top seven.

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Top collegiate pistol shooters named NRA All-Americans at Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

NRA All American Air Pistol First Team

Columbus, Georgia - This year's NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships concluded with announcing the rosters for the 2014 NRA All-American pistol teams.

Started in 1936, the All-American award honors collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. These collegiate shooters are selected by their grade point average and having the highest average scores during the regular season. They are truly at the top of their game.

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Top shooter in Women's Aggregate; third overall for NRA Intercollegiate Individual Aggregate

2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Women's Individual Aggregate Champion Lexi Lagan of University of Utah

Columbus, Georgia - Although the University of Utah's Lexi Lagan shot the individual match of her career at the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, winning the Individual Women's Aggregate and placing third in the overall Individual Aggregate, she couldn't have been more humble in crediting her entire team in pushing her to succeed.

"Last year our team was really competitive, but we were missing that little extra nudge to make us contenders," Lagan said.

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Buckeyes get first win in 13 years; team member Joe Totts takes Individual title

2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Champions Ohio State University

Columbus, Georgia - After 13 years of almost-there seasons, The Ohio State University has won their first NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships since 2000.

Comprised of scores from the Free Pistol, Standard Pistol and Open Air Pistol championships, the Buckeyes scored 1997, 2118, 2195 respectively for a total aggregate of 6310 out of a possible 7200. Ohio State's win towered over second place U.S. Naval Academy by 51 points and third place, and defending champions, West Point by 53 points. How were the Buckeyes able to pull it all together this year?

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3rd Annual NRA Y.H.E.C. at Georgia's Wansley Farms brings out the family

Fathers, moms, daughters and sons take in the fun at RNA's 3rd Annual Wansley Farms YHEC in Georgia

When Samantha Mitchell (you might know her by the Twitter handle Homeschooladdic) isn't teaching the ABCs, she's exposing the little to the important things in life. Last weekend, for example, she took them down to Wansley Farms for an NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge. Here's her report:
Martin, Georgia - During the early morning hours of Saturday, March 8th, the sun warmed the air causing dense fog to retreat behind the rolling hills of Richard Wansley’s farm, in Martin, Georgia, thus providing the perfect setting for the 3rd Annual NRA Day/Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

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2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships descend on Fort Benning, Georgia

Midshipman Czerda Frank of the United States Naval Academy at the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Columbus, Georgia - For the past three days the top collegiate pistol shooters have been facing off for the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships titles here in sunny - but unseasonably cold - Fort Benning, Georgia.

The more than one hundred shooters, representing 16 schools, joined hundreds of other collegiate shooters in the 3rd Annual Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships. Hosted by the United States Marksmanship Unit at their Pool International Range Complex, the event is the largest multi-discipline, shoulder to shoulder, collegiate shooting sports event in the United States.

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Top pistol shooters from colleges around the country come to NRA Championships in Georgia

Shooter from Ohio State at NRA's 2014 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Columbus, Georgia - NRA's 2014 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships opened this week at Fort Benning's Pool Indoor Range. A gathering of the top nation's top collegiate club pistol shooters, this year's championship is filled with possibilities.

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From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Statewide Turkey Hunting Season Opens March 22

Image courtesy of American Hunter's TEN TIPS FOR HUNTING SPRING TURKEYS Social Circle, Georgia - Springtime hunters are eagerly preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia.  The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 22 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one.  

“One of the best areas of the state will be the coastal plain, thanks to reproduction numbers that were stable in 2012, and then saw an increase this past year,” says Kevin Lowrey, Wildlife Resources Division wild turkey project coordinator. “However, due to both low reproduction numbers and a good harvest of gobblers for the past two years, 2014 might be a challenging year for hunters, especially in the piedmont and ridge and valley.” 

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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament isn't the only madness this March

2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - Before the tip-off to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament later this month, collegiate athletes from 16 schools around the United States will converge on Fort Benning, Georgia for the the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships.

Beginning in just four days on March 8, the six-day championships are a part of the 3rd Annual Army Strong Collegiate Shooting Championships at Fort Benning and will determine the top collegiate individual and team champions in Intercollegiate Free Pistol, Standard Pistol, Open Air Pistol, Women's Air Pistol and Women's Sport Pistol.

Who gets to go? Competitors qualified for the championships through shooting in the annual NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Sectionals, held throughout the U.S. between January and February.

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