From the Pennsylvania Game Commission - Record-book Buck to be scored Dec. 16 in Harrisburg
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -
By now, you might have heard about an Allegheny County buck taken two months ago during the statewide archery season; a buck so large it might be a new Pennsylvania state record.
Will it measure up as the No. 1 buck on record?
That remains to be seen, but viewers everywhere can watch live online as the buck is measured and its official score recorded.
Allegheny County hunter Jeff Lenzi, who harvested the massive 10-point buck Oct. 10, is scheduled to bring the rack to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s headquarters on Tuesday, Dec. 16, to have it officially scored.
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Outdoor retailer joins Great American Outdoor Show for second year in a row
Fairfax, Virginia – The National Rifle Association is proud to announce its continued partnership with Cabela’s, who will be the Associate Sponsor of the Great American Outdoor Show for the second consecutive year. Held February 7-15, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, the Great American Outdoor Show is the largest sporting and outdoor show in the world.
“It's an honor to partner with Cabela’s to make the Great American Outdoor Show a showcase of our country’s outdoor traditions.” said Kyle Weaver, Executive Director of NRA General Operations. “The relationship between our organizations is strengthened by sharing those traditions with outdoor enthusiasts who come to Harrisburg from across the country.”
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TacTissy is burning through Facebook, YouTube and the NRA Range
Fairfax, Virginia - This wasn’t in the plans.
When Krystie and Tim (affectionately known as the cameraman) launched the TacTissy website a little over two years ago from a kitchen table in Pennsylvania, the website was just supposed to be a way to keep in touch with friends from the range. Soon enough it has morphed into an internet phenomenon.
“We didn’t expect TacTissy to be anything,” Krystie explained while filming on the NRA Range. “Next thing we knew there were a hundred people, a thousand, ten thousand, then a hundred thousand. I almost passed out.”
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From the Pennsylvania Game Commission -
Bear Harvest during statewide season close to last year's pace
Meanwhile, bear hunting during the extended seasons has resumed in some parts of state.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - In the wintry weather that enveloped much of Pennsylvania on Nov. 26, the final day of the statewide firearms bear season, hunters harvested 100 bears, according to preliminary figures released today by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
That final-day total pushed the harvest during the four-day 2014 season to 2,444, down slightly compared to the 2,473 bears taken during the statewide season in 2013.
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America's leader in outdoor TV returns for second annual Great American Outdoor Show
Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association proudly announces its continued partnership with Outdoor Channel, who will be the Presenting Sponsor of the Great American Outdoor Show for the second consecutive year. Held February 7-15 2015 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, the Great American Outdoor Show is the largest sporting and outdoor show in the world.
“We are excited to continue working with Outdoor Channel to promote our country’s rich hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions through the Great American Outdoor Show.” said Kyle Weaver, Executive Director of NRA General Operations. “The relationship between our two organizations is only getting stronger thanks to this partnership and several great NRA television shows.”
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From the Pennsylvania Game Commission website - PENNSYLVANIA HUNTERS READY TO TALK TURKEY
Fall season begins Nov. 1 in most parts of state; season lengths vary by WMU
One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting seasons will begin this Saturday as hunters head afield in pursuit of one of fall’s most coveted game animals, the wild turkey. But hunters really need to focus on the varying season starts and lengths throughout the state’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs). Hunter compliance protects the resource and ensures better turkey hunting in coming years.
While season lengths in most WMUs remain unchanged from last year, the first season segment has been shortened from three weeks to two in WMUs 3A, 3B and 3C – all of which are in northern Pennsylvania – to help those populations rebound from declining trends. And while a three-day season remains intact in WMU 5A, the timing of the season has changed to a Thursday-through-Saturday format to provide greater opportunity for hunters whose schedules do not allow for a weekday hunt.
Hunters who didn’t participate in the fall turkey season last year still might be unaware of season length changes put in place in 2013 in some WMUs, due to an ongoing study to determine how the length of the fall season affects the female turkey harvest.
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From the Pennsylvania Game CommissionSTATEWIDE ARCHERY SEASON BEGINS OCT. 4
Pennsylvania Game Commission wishes bowhunters safe days afield.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -
Archers can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 10.
This is a statewide season, however, as announced previously, all hunting and trapping seasons, including the statewide archery season, have been temporarily closed within seven townships in Pike and Monroe counties. Details of the closure are available in Oct. 1 news release (Release #85-14) available at the Game Commission’s website.
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Group from Veteran Owned Arms business sits down with NRA's Catherine Mortensen
Fairfax, Virginia - We get all sorts of interview requests here at the NRA.
Our faithful brethren over at NRANews head the list that includes film crews and production companies for History Channel, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel, Outdoor Channel, A&E and Sportsman Channel to name a few. But ever now and then we get a call from a lesser known outfit.
Like American Built Arms.
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High school students spend a day with Marines, testing simulators and learning history
Fairfax, Virginia - Below is the third part of 2014 Youth Education Summit participant Victoria Hrach's experience at the weeklong trip for high school students. Here, Victoria recounts the summit's trip to Marine Corps Base Quantico just outside Washington, D.C. At the base, a Marine liaison guided students to hi-tech training simulators, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and some good chow. Later that evening, the summit traveled back north to D.C. to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial and Marine Barracks Washington for the famous 8th & I parade. Read the first and second parts of Victoria's story.
We woke bright and early on Friday morning, and ran through the parking lot, with the chaperones trying to give us a taste of Marine training; they put us through drills like jumping jacks, push-ups, and other endurance activities. By the time the chaperones allowed us on the bus, we had already done so much as a precursor to the experiences that we would later have that day at an actual Marines base.
At Marine Corps Base Quantico, we headed to different simulators and were broken into groups. Four of those groups, including mine, first headed to the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer, or VCCT. The VCCT was a Humvee inside of a tent, with the walls all around it showing images of the simulation “surroundings” of Iraq. We had a driver, a radio communicator, one person each on the .50-caliber turret and M249, and two using M16s (myself being one of these two).
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