Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Oklahoma, Washington, Virginia 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.

The 2013 season is slowing down, but what a season it's been. To date, Friends of NRA has raised $30 million for the shooting sports - a new record! 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 Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Application Deadline for limited resident Elk Permits July 12

Battling Elks From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

General resident, landowner/tenant, and hunt-own-land elk permits can be purchased online

Pratt, Kansas – Boasting body weights that can easily reach a quarter-ton, elk are one of the largest land mammals to roam Kansas. Known for their brute strength and the extraordinary antlers of males, these members of the deer family are prized by big game hunters far and wide, and were native on the Kansas prairie before settlement.

Although individuals and small herds exist throughout the state, most Kansas elk are concentrated on Fort Riley in elk management unit 2a. This summer, hundreds of hunters and military personnel will apply for a Fort Riley elk permit, ... more on Resident Elk Hunting Permits in Kansas ...

NatureView Spotting Scope from Bushnell

From Bushnell - Bring Wildlife into Focus with the NatureView Spotting Scope from Bushnell

Overland Park, Kansas – Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for 65 years, has introduced two new NatureView spotting scopes. Designed for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, the NatureView spotting scope features high-quality optics, lead-free glass and all-weather construction.

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From Bushnell - Bushnell Tactical Introduces A New Elite Tactical 1-8.5x 24mm Riflescope

Bushnell Elite Tactical 1-8.5x 24mm Riflescope

Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for more than 60 years, has introduced a new 1-8.5x 24mm short to mid-range riflescope (SMRS). The Elite Tactical 1-8.5x 24mm riflescope is available with the BTR-2 illuminated, mil-hash reticle in a first focal plane design.

The new tactical SMRS 1-8.5x 24mm scope combines close quarters precision with outstanding mid-range capability. With true one power magnification, this scope delivers instant target acquisition at close range combined with the ability to acquire targets at extended ranges by taking advantage of the versatile magnification range. The scope is built with a 34 mm tube to allow room to dial at extended ranges, and features sturdy T-Lok locking target turrets with .1 mil click values and 10 mils per revolution.

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From Bushnell - Bushnell Issues Warning To Zombies With Its New 1X MP Zombie Assault Sight

Bushnell's new 1X MP Zombie Assault Sight Overland Park, Kansas – The new 1X MP Zombie Assault sight from Bushnell features one power magnification and a versatile illuminated reticle that allows shooters to quickly acquire targets in shooting games, competition or while honing their skills at the range.

The new 1X MP Zombie Assault sight features an illuminated T-Dot reticle with five brightness settings. In addition, the reticle can be displayed in red or green, allowing the shooter to control both the brightness and reticle color and select the best combination based on ambient light conditions.

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From Bushnell - Bushnell Trophy Red Dots Offer Fast Target Acquisition for a Variety of Hunting and Shooting Applications

Bushnell trophy red dot field scope

Overland Park, Kansas - Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for 65 years, has introduced a new Trophy Red Dot series designed to give hunters and shooters incredible versatility at a great value.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - new regulations create greater flexibility for hunters

KDWPT commissioners approve several changes related to legal hunting equipment

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) adopted a total of six regulations at the Mar. 21 commission meeting in Topeka. The newly-adopted changes simplify hunting regulations, allow more flexibility in legal equipment, and most importantly, provide additional opportunities for individuals interested in outdoor recreation.

Commissioners approved a recommendation to establish a fee for a nonresident combination either-sex/antlerless only whitetail permit, as directed by the 2012 legislature. The new permit fee was set at $315 and will provide nonresidents applicants successful in the drawing with a permit that includes two carcass tags, one valid for an antlered white-tailed deer or an antlerless deer and one for a white-tailed antlerless deer. The combo permit will be the only choice for nonresidents.

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From Bushnell - Bushnell Brings Wildlife Imaging to a New Level with Three New High Definition NatureView Cameras

Bushnell's new wildlife cameras in action Overland Park, Kansas - Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for 65 years, has introduced a new line of high quality camera traps for recording wildlife activity. The NatureView Cam HD product line allows wildlife enthusiasts to remotely capture high-quality images and high definition (HD) videos generally unattainable in-person.

The NatureView HD cameras feature a .6 second trigger speed that is motion and heat activated, giving users the ability to remotely capture wildlife activity around the clock. With an 8MP camera, the NatureView products capture high-quality color photos during the day and clear black and white images at night. Waterproof and built to perform in temperature ranges from -5 - 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the NatureView HD cameras are all-weather performers.

Loaded with features, the NatureView cameras include the exclusive Hybrid Capture mode from Bushnell, allowing users to capture an image followed by a video each time the camera is triggered. Multi flash settings allow users to select from a low, medium or high flash setting to choose the best option based More on Bushnell's new HD train cameras ...

From Bushnell - McRae Lifetime Achievement Award presented to outstanding optical science and engineering students

Christopher Barton awarded Bushnell Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Scholarship Overland Park, Kansas — Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics and outdoor accessories for 65 years, and the University of California Davis (UC Davis) have recognized Christopher Barton as the second annual recipient of the Bushnell Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Scholarship.

Established in 2011, in conjunction with the Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Award that’s presented annually to a journalist who has made a profound impact in the outdoor industry, the $7,500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the UC Davis optical science and engineering program.

As a legendary figure in the optics industry, Bill McRae is not only known for his immense contributions to the outdoor industry, but for his dedication to mentoring journalists and industry professionals. Given all that McRae has contributed throughout his life, Bushnell established the UC Davis scholarship to share his legacy and support the next generation of optical engineers.

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