Have shooting sports fun this summer and take your skills from casual to competitive
Fairfax, Virginia - If you know a shooter aged 12-21 who would enjoy some shooting sports action this summer, the National Rifle Association is now accepting applications for its annual competitive shooting camps for junior shooters. These camps, run by the Coach Education Program, help young shooters develop their marksmanship skills from casual to competitive through challenging and rewarding lessons.
“These camps have everything you need to take your game to the next level,” said NRA National Coach Trainer Daniel Subia. “Each day will be filled with exercises designed to help you master your body positioning, breath, and trigger control to consistently shoot high scores. You’ll be tired at the end of each day, but you’ll also leave a better shooter than you were before.”
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From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Ohio Hunters Check more than 175,000 Deer in 2014-2015
Columbus, Ohio - Ohio’s white-tailed deer archery season
closed Sunday, Feb. 1, marking the end of Ohio’s 2014-2015 deer hunting season.
Across the state, hunters checked a total of 175,745 deer during all 2014-2015
In the last few years, through increased deer harvests,
dramatic strides have been made in many counties to approach acceptable
populations. The effectiveness of these management efforts are reflected in the
decreased number of deer checked this season. During the 2013-2014 hunting
season, Ohio hunters checked 191,455 deer. Bag limits were reduced in 46
counties prior to the 2014-2015 deer hunting season, and antlerless permits
were eliminated in 29 counties.
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From the Civilian Marksmanship Program - Top Winners and Individuals Named in 2014-2015 JROTC Postal Competition
Port Clinton, Ohio - A
total of 11,515 young marksmen participated in the 2014-2015 JROTC Postal
match, with the top shooters and teams in each branch earning an invitation to
the JROTC Regional Service Championships, to be held in Phoenix, AZ; Anniston,
AL; and Camp Perry, OH.
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From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Ohio’s Deer-Muzzleloader Hunting Season is Jan. 2-5
Columbus, Ohio – Ohio’s white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting
season opens Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources (ODNR). Deer-muzzleloader hunting season runs through Monday, Jan. 5,
Hunters can pursue deer in Ohio with a muzzleloader or bow
during this four-day season. Hunters checked 16,464 deer during the 2014
four-day muzzleloader season.
Hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes
after sunset. Ohio's small game, furbearer and waterfowl seasons are also open
during the muzzleloader season. All hunters (except waterfowl hunters) must
wear a visible solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange coat, jacket,
vest or coveralls during the muzzleloader season.
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Lima News highlights the increase in female gun ownership
Lima News reporter Megan Kinnear explores the rise in female gun ownership in Ohio and across the United States ...
Women with guns on the rise
Gun classes and courses offered in the Lima area to women
Lima, Ohio - In the United States, the interest and use of guns for recreation or self-protection among women is growing. Gun clubs and Conceal Carry Weapon instructors are responding to the demand, and see the need for women-only events and courses.
According to a poll on gallup.com, gun ownership among women in the United States jumped from 33 percent in 2009 to 43 percent in 2011 — a 10 percent increase in just two years. In comparison, men reporting ownership on the same poll increased only one percent in the same timeframe.
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Familiar faces fighting for fullbore rifle title as Championship rolls to an end
Port Clinton, Ohio - Today's schedule of fullbore for the NRA National Rifle Championships begins with little distractions. The weather is clear, the competitors are positive, and the scoring is stable. Though the winds are still in play, the relatively low temperatures along with sunny skies means adjustments necessary for a V are few.
A V? That's right. Because we're shooting fullbore rifle, that means we're firing on the 5 V target. In other words, competitors only earn 5 points for a bullseye. On the flip side it means that only lose 5 for a miss or crossfire. Not something you want to hang your hat on, but a positive nonetheless.
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Taking time off and concentrating on F-Class rifle shooting refocuses 4-time champ
Port Clinton, Ohio - You could say shooting is in her blood. Raised in a home where national titles were about as regular as Johnny Carson on late night, it was only a matter of time until Michelle Gallagher won a National NRA Rifle title of her own. Or, as is the case this year, a fourth National NRA Long Range Rifle Championship.
“I started shooting when I was about 7,” Gallagher explained. “Mom was taking me and Sherri (her sister) to the range ever since we were little kids. “
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Change in distance and targets leads to trouble for some at Rifle Championships
Port Clinton, Ohio - The final championships held on the hallowed ranges of Camp Perry is reserved for Fullbore. Call it a modified version of our Palma Championships. Actually, to be accurate, Palma is a modified Fullbore Championship. Here are the basics.
Competitors fire the same rifles used in the Long Range High Power Rifle competitions. The primary differences are two; distance and target. At the NRA Fullbore Championships, competitors will fire from 300, 600, 800, 900, and 1,000 yards (internationally the 800 is usually replaced with 500). The targets, somewhat smaller, are of the ICFRA (International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations) 5v variety.
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Images from the 2014 NRA National Long Range High Power Rifle Championships
Port Clinton, Ohio - It's never easy to stand behind the big gun. Wait for the wind, brace for the recoil, breath when the moment calls for it and fire. It's a religious experience for some.
This week at NRA's Long Range High Power Rifle Championships, competitors faced these conditions and more as the wind and sun and rain of Camp Perry taxed each and every shooter to the extent of their limits. A majority of those who arrived buckled under the pressure. Though a few, a select few, managed to rise the occasion.
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