From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Deer harvest down in ’13 but still a top 10 season

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services image of mule deers Hunters harvested fewer deer in the 2013 season than in each of the previous five seasons. That might be sobering news to some deer hunters, but it wasn’t unexpected.

“Going into the year, I knew it was going to be down,” said Chad Stewart, deer management biologist with the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. “It’s what we thought it would be.”

The reported harvest of 125,635 deer was about 10,600 fewer deer than the record harvest of 136,248 in 2012, a decline of 7.8 percent. It still ranks eighth best since regulated deer hunting began in Indiana in 1951. The full harvest report is at, under Featured Topics.

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Sign up for your spot in this summer's Remington and NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships

Michelle Gallagher with her winning scorecard for the 2013 NRA Leech Cup Shootoff at Camp Perry

Fairfax, Virginia - Online registration is officially open for our 2014 National Matches, held for the 107th consecutive year at Camp Perry, Ohio. If you fancy yourself a deadeye, you won't want to miss out on the Remington and NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships.

Each summer, the nation's finest civilian and military marksmen and women square off for weeks of rifle and handgun competition while vying for the NRA's historic and prestigious trophies. From pistol, to smallbore rifle, high power rifle, and long range high power rifle, the national matches have something for just about everybody.

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Great American and All-Access highlight new projects for the NRA in 2014

NRA's Great American Outdoor Show begins on February 1, 2014 Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association has a number of new projects ready to kick off in 2014. And it all begins with the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Launching bright and early at 9:00am on February 1st and running through the 9th, the Great American Outdoor Show (presented by Outdoor Channel) promises to be the largest consumer outdoor show in the nation. Everyone from Beretta to Parker Bows and Remington to Yamaha will be on hand to show off their wares.

Ticks are on sale now — for $12.00 adults, $6.00 for the little ones 13 and under — at the Great American website.

Another newbie for 2014 is NRA All-Access.

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Support the NRA at dinners in Florida, New Mexico, North Dakota and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Courtesy of NRA Event Marketing and Communications Manager Nicole McMahon, here are the Friends of NRA banquets coming up this next week.

At Friends of NRA events, you can find friendly, generous people who gather out of their love of the Second Amendment to raise money for the shooting sports. Here, you'll find unique, collectible NRA gear that attendees can win in raffles and games, or bid for in auctions.

Don't see a banquet near you on the list below? There are only a handful of banquets left this year, but the 2014 season will be starting pretty soon. Check the Friends of NRA website in the coming months to catch the 2014 announcements when they roll out.

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From the NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - National Smallbore Rifle Championships moving to Indiana

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2013

Media Contact:
Kyle Jillson (703) 267-1595

2014 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships Moving to Bristol, Indiana

FAIRFAX, Va. – For the third time in more than 100 years, the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships will not be held at Camp Perry, OH. Instead, the 2014 championships will move three hours west to the Chief Wa-Ke-De Range in Bristol, IN.

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Rifle Championships moving to Indiana's Chief Wa-Ke-De Range

Smallbore Rifle shooter looks out onto the range at Camp Perry, Ohio

NRA National Rifle Manager Howard "H.Q." Moody sent over the following update for next year's National Smallbore Championships ...

Fairfax, Virginia - For only the third time in more than 100 years, the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships will not be take place at Camp Perry, OH. Instead, the Championships are moving to the Chief Wa-Ke-De Range in Bristol, IN. Nestled amongst a large grove of trees, the Chief Wa-Ke-De Range features a 100 point asphalt covered firing line and plenty of protection from the wind. Located about three hours west of Camp Perry, the range is ideal for smallbore.

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Smallbore shooters converge in Indiana before Camp Perry matches

2013 NRA Metric 3-Position Championship winners in Bristol, Indiana

Bristol, Indiana - This past weekend, as the NRA National Pistol Championship were wrapping up and Camp Perry was preparing for the NRA National Smallbore 3-Position Championships, some smallbore shooters got an early taste of the summer championship season with the NRA Metric Championship.

Begun in 2010, the Metric Championship is held at the Wa-Ke-‘Da Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana and is seen by many fun ramp up to the national championships. Only three hours away from the Remington/NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, many metric shooters pack up on the last day and head straight to Lake Erie for another week and a half of matches.

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Camp Perry's NRA Smallbore leg temporarily moving from Ohio to Indiana

Smallbore Practice Begins at Camp Perry

Fairfax, Virginia - If you've been hearing mumblings about changes to the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships, both Position and Prone, look no further. We're here to set the record straight. The championships are being moved from Camp Perry, Ohio to Bristol, Indiana for 2014 and 2015 - but why?

The move is necessary to support the World Palma Rifle Championships scheduled at Camp Perry in the summer of 2015. Why 2014 also? Next year will be used as a “dress rehearsal” for the event. Although there will no doubt be a little commotion, the Palma Championships come around once every 25 years, so it will be a while before Camp Perry's regular schedule gets disrupted again.

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From Indiana's DNR - Reserve your youth turkey hunts on DNR properties

Tom the Turkey from Mia's Wolf Creek Lodge in Colorado Youth hunters can apply for a reservation to hunt one of 21 DNR properties during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 20 and 21.

The hunters must be younger than 18 on the day of the hunt.

The reserved hunts are at the following fish & wildlife areas: Atterbury, Crosley, Deer Creek, Glendale, Hovey Lake, Jasper-Pulaski, Sugar Ridge, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Pigeon River, J.E. Roush, Tri-County, Minnehaha, Fairbanks Landing, Hillenbrand, Chinook, Winamac and Willow Slough.

Hunts will also take place at Salamonie and Mississinewa lakes.

The number of hunters allowed on each property will be limited. Interested hunters must register in person or by phone with the property they wish to hunt. Hunters should register between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time between March 18-22 or March 25-28. Hunters can register for only one property.

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