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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From the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit - USAMU shooters infiltrate 3-Gun Nation Pro Series

Three-time series national 3-Gunchampion Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner

Fort Benning, Georgia - FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers and an Army spouse officially joined their USAMU teammates on the 3-Gun Nation Series Pro Tour for 2014 after impressive performances at the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Qualifier Feb. 15-16 at the U.S. Shooting Academy (USAA) in Tulsa, Okla.

Leading the way was Sgt. Matthew Sweeney, who won the match only a few weeks after completing the Warrior Leader Course. Coming in closely behind Sweeney was Sgt. Shane Coley, placing third overall. Capt. Ryan Calhoon finished in 14th place, also earning a spot on the tour.

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From MasterPiece Arms - MasterPiece Arms Unveils the MPA 308BA Rifle for 2014

The First MPA rifle in chambered in .308 with a Spencer Precision Barrel and Stiller’s Precision TAC Series Action

The First MPA rifle in chambered in .308 with a Spencer Precision Barrel and Stiller’s Precision TAC Series Action

Comer, Georgia - MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA MAC Line of semi-auto pistols, carbines, suppressors and MPAR Rifles, proudly announces the finest bolt-action .308: the MPA 308BA.

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Collegiate shooters race through fun shoot obstacle course before NRA championship

Columbus, Georgia - We've already covered the fun shoot from this past spring's NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia, but we thought you might like to see it in action. Above you can watch a couple two-person teams run through the four stage course.

For a quick refresh, the fun shoot's four stages were:

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From GLOCK, Inc. - GLOCK Continues Law Enforcement Customer Relationship with Alaska Department of Public Safety

Alaska State Troopers demonstrate dedication to GLOCK line of pistols

The GLOCK 22 Gen4, in .40Smyrna, Georgia - GLOCK, Inc. announced the continuation of its relationship with the law enforcement (LE) customer Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS). A dedicated customer for more than nine years, Alaska DPS confirmed that it will replace its standard-issue duty sidearm Gen3 GLOCK 22 pistol with the Gen4 GLOCK 22 pistol.

The three commissioned divisions of DPS, Alaska State Troopers (AST), Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) and the Fire Marshal, include approximately 400 commissioned personnel that cover a territory of 586,412 square miles. Troopers utilize many forms of transport, including cruisers, Super Cub bush planes, jet boats, air boats, snow mobiles and a commissioned dog sled patrol. The GLOCK pistol has withstood the extreme environments of Alaska and proven itself to be the law enforcement (LE) pistol of the “Last Frontier”.

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