Our friends at NRAhuntersrights.org are featuring a new hunt from the NRA's Women On Target Hunt Program. Aimed at getting couples into the field together, this new hunt includes both waterfowl and upland game birds. Keep reading for all the details.
A brand new hunt has been added to the 2012 slate of Women On Target hunting excursions, and for the first time ever the program is offering a hunt that the guys can get in on.
Since its founding in 1999, the goal of the Women On Target program has been to create opportunities for women to explore hunting and the shooting sports in the company of other women. While that mission remains the same today, many women have expressed an interest in attending a hunt with their spouse or significant other.
And NRA has listened.
“Women have been telling me for years that they’d like to bring their husband or boyfriend on our hunts,” said Ann Marie Foster, NRA Women’s Hunt Coordinator. “So this is just the next step in the program’s growth. While this is our first couples hunt, we’re planning to do others down the road. We want women to have fun on these hunts and feel comfortable doing so, be it with their husband, daughter or best friend.”
Fairfax, Virginia - NRAHuntersRights.org works to protect your freedom to hunt by focusing on the states and municipalities who threaten that freedom the most. In fact, Justin McDaniel recent published a piece on California game wardens stopping hunters and anglers without warrants or cause — you should give it a read.
And while you're there, why not enter the March Hunters Rights Gift Giveaway contest?
For this month, that means that you could be the winner of a brand new Hawke Eclipse 30 SF 6-24x50mm IR Riflescope.
Justin McDaniel from NRAHuntersRights.org sent us the following update on what organizations are trying to undermine your state's Fish & Game Departments.
More Evidence of HSUS Influencing Game Depts.
A recent story in the Sacramento Bee is adding fuel to hunters’ concerns about the relationship between the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the nation’s largest anti-hunting group, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Questions about DFG’s connection with HSUS initially centered on donations made by HSUS to the DFG-affiliated California Turn in Poachers (CalTIP) program. For the past three years, HSUS has donated $5,000 to CalTIP to provide food and care for the dogs in DFG’s K-9 warden program. HSUS also provides CalTIP with donations up to $2,500 to augment rewards leading to the arrest and conviction of poachers, and, as of October 2011, the California state director for HSUS, Jennifer Fearing, is a member of CalTIP’s board of directors.
NRAHuntersRights.org always has the latest in hunting-related news. Everything from ammo regs to places to shoot and links to your state's hunting laws. What they also have is a monthly giveaway — some sort of hunting-related item that'll fit ever-so-snugly into your collection of must-haves for the trail. Last month they handed out a Rangefinder from Leupold. This month, however, they went to Bushnell for a Legend Ultra HD Riflescope.
What makes this month's prize even better is that you can't get the Legend Riflescope in stores — at least not yet. They're not scheduled to hit the shelves until April, but why let that stop you? Just send an email to email@example.com with Gift Giveaway in the subject line and you could have this baby once the month is out. Here are some of the specs:
NRAHuntersRights.org gives readers the chance to win a hunting related prize every month
In December, NRAHuntersRights.org awarded a Ruger rifle/Hawke scope combo package to a lucky reader out in Wisconsin Rapids. Now, in January, there's a Leupold RX-1000i TBR Compact Digital Rangefinder with DNA up for grabs. Here's the details from their website:
The palm-size RX-1000i TBR is powered by Leupold’s new Digitally eNhanced Accuracy (DNA) technology, which not only increases ranging speed, but makes the RX-1000i accurate to 1/10 of a yard. The RX-1000i can automatically calculate the shot angle and provide the True Ballistic Range (TBR) rather than the straight-line distance to the target, allowing for more accurate shot placement.
The RX-1000i offers continuous scanning to help stay on target when tracking movement or scanning an area, and the unit can range from six to 1,000 yards in rifle mode and up to 125 yards in bow mode. Actual 6x magnification and a vivid red Organic LED display also make it easier to spot and range game, even through dark timber and in low-light conditions.
As December is the time for giving – Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, etc... – John and Justin up at NRAHuntersRights.org decided to double up their efforts for this month's giveaway. That's right, two-two-two gifts in one. More specifically, a rifle and a scope.
The rifle is a Ruger M77 Hawkeye chambered in a 7mm-08 Rem. With a 22-inch high luster blued barrel, the Ruger has an American black walnut stock, a four-round magazine and a 24k gold "0NRA-0503 of 1125" engraved on the floor plate.
The scope comes from Hawke Optics. It's shockproof, waterproof and (to complete the set) fogproof. Want to the specifics? There's also the red/blue illuminated 1/2 Mil Dot ballistic reticle, fully multi-coated optics for edge-to-edge clarity, 1/4 MOA finger tip turrets, all-weather zoom ring and Hawke’s Extreme View (EV) optical system.
Put 'em both together and you're talking about more than $1,000 worth of firearms fun. Sound good? Then toss your hat into the holiday giveaway ring by emailing Justin & John at
firstname.lastname@example.org with Gift Giveaway in the subject line. Why not — 'tis the season!
The guys up at NRAHuntersRights.org really outdid themselves this month. For their November giveaway, they've secured a Benjamin Discovery .22 Caliber Air Rifle from the good folks at Crosman Corporation. Here's what NRAHuntersRights.org has to tell us about the air gun:
This Discovery comes with a hand-selected American walnut stock—custom-designed by Frank Vallone of Sycamore Hill Designs and laser-engraved with the NRA logo. Other features include a two-stage adjustable trigger, rifled steel barrel, fiber optic sights (rear adjustable), a built-in pressure gauge, quick disconnect fittings, and cross bolt safety. The Discovery’s Dual Fuel feature also allows it to easily convert from compressed air to CO2 power (tank and converter not included).
The package comes with a high-pressure hand pump, a tin of 500 Benjamin Premier ultra magnum pellets, and a Benjamin camouflage hat. Suggested retail price of this package would be $960.
How's that sound? Get in now by sending an email to
email@example.com with November Gift Giveaway in the subject line. If your name is plucked from the hat at the end of the month, they'll drop you a line and send the Benjamin to your door.
When you're out in the woods, waiting for that perfect deer, cougar or elk to step into just the right spot, you probably have more than just your rifle or bow. Some water, maybe a snack and something a little heavier in case in gets too cold. Question is ... do you have a camera?
Be it a cell phone or a top of the line digital, taking a picture after a successful hunt is practically a rite of passage on it's own. You show it to your friends, post it on Facebook and share with all to see. So why not share it with us?
NRAHuntersRights.org is asking you to add your photos to their Trophy Room. It's quick, it's easy and it's another way to share your success with the world. Here's Justin McDaniel with more:
With hunting seasons already underway around the country, all hunters are welcome to send in their photos, and what constitutes a trophy is completely up to you!
Simply e-mail your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Trophy Gallery” in the subject line. All photos should be sharp, tasteful, and display safe gun handling practices.
Include the following information with your submission:
- Your name and hometown
- Date and location of the hunt
- Firearm or bow used
- Type of species
- Any special details about the hunt
To view photos other hunters have already submitted, visit www.NRAhuntersrights.org and click on the “Trophy Gallery” tab at the top of the page. The gallery will be updated all season, so stop back often to see the latest trophies—not to mention the latest news that impacts your right to hunt.
Every month, those who make up the staff upstairs at NRAHuntersRights.org do their best to find a unique giveaway for their readers. And every month, those of us make up the staff down here at NRAblog tell you about it. It's a good system and everyone seems to like it. So as this month has just begun, here's what they're giving away in October.
It's a Leupold RCX-1 Trail Camera System. With a USB controller/viewer that makes setup and image retrieving even easier, hunters can now retrieve their images without having to remove those tiny little SD cards. Come on, who out there with a trail cam hasn't dropped an SD card or two. It's lost in the leaves, in the rocks or god forbid into the stream. Not going to happen with the RCS. But that's just one of the amazing features.
The controller allows you to set up the camera and see what you're recording right there on the spot. Using the eight megapixel camera with its silent digital shutter, “blink-of-an-eye” (less than one second) trigger speed, you're sure to get some great pics.
To enter, send an email to
email@example.com with Gift Giveaway in the subject line. If you're lucky enough to win, they’ll contact you at the end of the month and arrange for delivery.
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