Youth Take Aim at Camp Shooting Opportunities - Fun, Mentorship and Outdoor Traditions

NRA Adventure Camp activities at the Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico

Kevin Reese, an outdoor writer out of Texas and a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), sent us the following on youth shooting camps.
Who could forget Allan Sherman’s masterpiece Hello Mother, Hello Father (A Letter from Camp), the satirical look at life at Camp Granada! Face it, the food is typically choke-worthy and at least a few walk away with poison ivy, yet for those who attend, youth camps are as much a fabric of our culture as hunting shooting. So, what could be better than instilling ethical, responsible hunting and shooting in your youth with a rustic campground as your backdrop?

Shooting activities were a hallmark of many youth camps throughout the 20th century and the trend continues in our 21st century. Many of today’s youth camps continue to share our outdoor heritage throughout the nation. ... more on youth shooting and hunting camps ...

Four donations go to NRA, Whittington Center and NRA's Law Enforcement Division

Executives from GLOCK along with Gunny R. Lee Ermey, NRA President David Keene, NRA General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver and NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer during donation ceremony to NRA Law Enforcement at the NRA Annual Meeting

Houston, Texas - The NRA Annual Meeting officially opened for business at 9:00am local time inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Officially being the operative word. For not everything that happened at the Annual Meeting happened after the opening. There was the Antique Guns and Gold Showcase, the opening of the NRA Store, and GLOCK's six figure donation to the National Rifle Association.

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Matt and Jessie Duff get the full NRA Whittington Center experience

Fairfax, Virginia - This Sunday you can catch the second to last episode of Friends of NRA on Outdoor Channel. Although the dynamic third season is winding down (we don't want to think about it either), hosts Matt and Jessie Duff are enthusiastic as ever to bring you more great tales of NRA supporters from all over the planet.

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A sibling rivalry at the NRA Whittington Center starts Kyle's Top Ten list for 2012

Bill and Dave Wallinger at the NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championships in Raton, New Mexico

2012 has been quite the year for NRAblog and selecting just 10 stories for my 'Best Of' list was no easy task. Some hard decisions were made on what to include, but from the moment I began conjuring up this list I knew I had to include the Wallinger brothers.

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Friends of NRA hosts Matt and Jessie at the NRA Whittington Center for season three on Outdoor Channel

Fairfax, Virginia - The third season of Friends of NRA is one month away. Matt and Jessie will be back on Outdoor Channel January 6 for all new episodes exploring the NRA's impact both nationally and internationally.

Join the former Major League Baseball player and champion shooter as they team up to explore what makes the Friends of NRA an outstanding, grassroots fundraising organization.

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F-Class shooter at the National Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio

Raton, New Mexico - Fresh on the heels of the America Cup Match this summer during the Long Range High Power Championships in Camp Perry, we're getting the proverbial band back together for another run. But this time we're going F-Class.

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Friends of NRA host takes two divisions and retains Steel Master title in Florida

Friends of NRA host Jessie Duff at the 2012 Steel Challenge World Championships Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this month, Friends of NRA television host and professional shooter Jessie Duff captured the Ladies’ Limited and Open division titles for the 2012 Steel Challenge World Championships at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.

No stranger to the winner's circle, Jessie's history at the Challenge includes four Ladies' Open and Limited titles along with three Ladies' .22 Open titles. No small feat as the Steel Challenge calls on some of the fastest shooters in the world. Luckily for Jesse, she happens to be one of them.

Of the many divisions available, Jessie entered the Limited, Open and .22 Open whose aggregate determines the Steel Master. After her impressive performance this year, Jessie is now a four-time, consecutive, winner of the Steel Master title. At the level Jessie is currently shooting, you can bet on her adding quite a few more of those to her resume in the future.

Like in the MidwayUSA/NRA Bianchi Cup, the Open division is home to the most fiercest of competition. Unlike the Bianchi Cup, however, the shooter's score is also matched against the time it takes them to run the course. Jessie's winning time in Ladies' Open was 99.90 seconds, good enough for 17th overall.

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High Woman, High Senior, the overall champion and more

From left to right: Dave Gullo, Director of NRA Competitive Shooting Dennis Willing, John Venhous and Match Director Jonathan Leighton

Raton, New Mexico - Creedmoor is NRA's oldest discipline. Going all the way back to the founding of the National Rifle Association, the name comes from land purchased back in Long Island, New York back in the 1870s — the Creed Farm.

The Long Range Black Powder match between the United States and Ireland at the brand new Creedmoor range drew a significant amount of attention to the shooting sports and eventually drew its name from the NRA's range.

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Get a closer look at the beautiful rifle awarded to this year's NRA Creedmoor champion

NRA Black Powder Target Rifle's Creedmoor champion received a beautiful rifle crafted from sponsor-donated parts

Raton, New Mexico - You may have noticed NRA Competitive Shooting's new Director, Dennis Willing, holding up a fine rifle as he posed with this year's Creedmoor champion Dave Gullo. Unlike NRA Black Powder Target Rifle's Position Championship trophy, which is a beautiful Sheutzen rifle, this gun was awarded to Gullo for taking first place.

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