From New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife - New Jersey's Six-day Firearm Deer Season Opens Monday, December 9

Kyle Wintersteen's deer from AmericanHunter.orgTrenton, New Jersey - Garden State hunters are finalizing plans and gearing up for the December 9 start of New Jersey's Six-day Firearm Season for deer. The Six-day or traditional "buck" season runs this year through December 14, and will provide great memories and countless hours of excitement for sportsmen and sportswomen throughout New Jersey.

The season bag limit is two antlered deer, but the first buck must be reported via the Automated Harvest Report System before a second buck can be pursued. Hunters who do not harvest a buck or only harvest one buck during the six-day season have the opportunity to take one antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun season … more New Jersey's 6-day firearm deer season in December ...

From the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife - 2013 Turkey Season Opens April 22, Youth Day is April 20

Youth hunter with a prize turkey The arrival of spring is eagerly anticipated by turkey hunters anxious for the beginning of New Jersey's Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season. This year's regular season kicks off on Monday, April 22, and runs for five weeks. Turkey populations are restored statewide, and hunters can enjoy some of the finest turkey hunting on the East Coast right here in the Garden State.

Spring turkey hunting continues to grow in popularity and it's easy to see why. The tranquility of being in the pre-dawn and early morning forest coupled with the adrenaline surge caused by turkeys gobbling from the roost and on the ground provides an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience. If you have never tried spring turkey hunting, or have been away from it for a while, why not get outside this year and give it a try. Be aware though, that once you do you will more than likely get hooked on the experience!

YOUTH DAY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 20

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Five Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun stages for the Tenafly Rifle and Pistol Club

Pistol section of the Tenafly Rifle and Pistol Club NRA Club Champion Challenge

The NRA Club Champion Challenge was introduced in 2012. Calling on clubs, businesses and groups across the country, the Champion Challenge invites those of all skill levels to take their turn for a friendly afternoon of pistol, rifle and shotgun matches ... like the one held up north at the Tenafly Rifle and Pistol Club.

Thanks to the staff up at Tenafly, here's a report on their first match:

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Black powder league sees jump in scores with Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program

Black Powder rifle used during the NRA Creedmore Championships

Old Bridge, New Jersey - Lance Brunner has run the Black Powder League at the Old Bridge Rifle and Pistol Club in Old Bridge, New Jersey for over 20 years. The group began with a handful of shooters attending its monthly meets and grew to around a dozen in a few years time. In 2008, in an effort to improve their skills, the league took up the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.

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Salem County Sportmen's Club holds 10th annual NRA Day

Firing a cannon to open NRA Day at the Salem County Sportsmen’s Club

Carney's Point, New Jersey - NRA Days are fun-filled family affairs. It's an opportunity to spend the day surrounded with all kinds of shooting sports activities in a safe community environment. Up in New Jersey, at the Salem County Sportsmen’s Club, they held their very own NRA Day this past weekend.

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Three year veteran of the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest coming strong off Honorable Mention in 2011

Jackie Exchbach of Hillsborough, New Jersey enters a pika into the George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Fairfax, Virginia - The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest gets a lot of entries each year, but only a handful can receive awards. These students put so much time and effort into their entries and we want to show them off as much as possible. Until the contest is judged, we're going to keep highlighting just some of the entries that catch our eye as they come in. Entries like this one by Jackie Eschbach of Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Jackie began entering our contest in 2010 at the age of eight and is now competing for her third time. In 2011 she even received an Honorable Mention in Category II for a great portrait of a mountain lion. This year she's toned back the ferocity and size, sending us a peaceful pika drawn with colored pencil.

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New Jersey teens arrive in dress whites to tour NRA Museum

Sea Cadets and League Cadets pose outside NRA Headquarters in Northern Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Yesterday, Saturday the 29th of September, marked the arrival of some very important guests at the National Rifle Association. Straight from the docks of Lawrenceville, New Jersey came the John T. Dempster Jr. Division of the Sea Cadets — a nonprofit organization that teaches teenagers teamwork, self-confidence, and leadership.

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Learn safety and prevention at NRA Refuse to be a Victim class

New Jersey group from an NRA Refuse to be a Victim class taken in Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® Program teaches the basics in personal protection. Not with firearms, but with preventative measures anyone can put in place. Lessons on where to park, where to walk, what to do before heading on vacation and more are taught in this program. Valuable lessons all.

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Joe Warner holds the golden ticket that resulted in a Rossi Trifecta long gun at the Essex County Friends of NRA Dinner Newark, New Jersey - What you see to the left there is the fabled Golden Ticket. Inspired by the 1971 classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where Gene Wilder plays the irrepressible Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket was your admission to a place of wonder, imagination and (of course) candy. For the folks who attended the 2011 Essex County Friends of NRA Banquet at Mayfair Farms, the ticket meant just the same ... sans the candy.

In case your magnifying glass isn't working, the ticket reads:

This golden ticket ensures you the opportunity to win an extraordinary, unbelievable, phenomenal surprise. To qualify, you must bring this complete program with a guest to our 2011 FNRA dinner which will be held at the beautiful Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ.

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