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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Dates set for 4th Annual NRA Metric National Championship in Bristol, Indiana

The smiling winners of the 2012 NRA Metric National Championship

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Matches at Camp Perry are a shooter's paradise, especially for smallbore competitors. But what about those who just can't get enough action or have scheduling conflicts?

Enter the NRA Metric National Championship.

Going on its fourth year, the NRA Metric National Championship is held just prior to the National Conventional Championships at Camp Perry on the Wa-Ke-‘Da Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana. This year you'll be able to test your skill July 11-15.

And when we say just prior, we really mean it. The first of Camp Perry's two smallbore legs, 3-Position, starts July 17. Once the Metric Championship ends, competitors shooting at Camp Perry will have one day to get to the shore of Lake Erie for the practice day. Don't worry though, Bristol is just a short drive from Camp Perry - about three hours - and many shooters attend both.

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Shoots for 40 years, donates awards to NRA Museum

Around this time last year, 80+ year old Hazel Poole of Indiana donated her 'Scare Jacket' to the NRA National Firearms Museum:

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Firearms Museum receives donations every year — some from within our own NRA family. Today, Museum Director Jim Supica received just that kind of donation from the Hazel Poole of Indiana donates her shotgun Scare Jacket to National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica family of our very own Bill Poole, the Director of NRA’s Education & Training Division.

It’s no secret to NRA employees that Bill is a wizard when it comes to the game of trapshooting. When you meet his mother Hazel, it’s easy to understand where Bill not only gets his shooting skills, but his sense of humor too.

Hazel flew in from Indiana to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with Bill and his family. While here, she made a unique donation to the National Firearms Museum: her “Scare Jacket.”

Many competitive shooters own Scare Jackets (or shooting vests) embellished with the patches, pins, medals, and other awards they collected over the years. And Hazel’s jacket is certainly scary enough to warn other competitive shooters that she was quite the force to be reckoned with on the range.

As an accomplished trap shooter, Hazel is an Indiana State Trap Champion and a Hall of Fame trap shooter in both Indiana and Kentucky. Her Scare Jacket is covered with patches and pins that recognize her accomplishments on the trap field including State Team and Ladies’ Champion titles. The largest patch of all is on the back of the jacket — the Ladies’ Champion at the Dayton Homecoming Grand American in 1970, a major competition for trap shooters.

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