Fundraising dinner to include games, auctions and fun

Crowd assembled in the Shooting Sports Hall of the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The last of the day's patrons are currently making their way out of the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Center. The final Friday of the Great American Outdoor Show in the books, it's time to return home. Only not everyone is headed home.

Some are heading to work, some are heading to their hotels, and some are making their way to the second floor PA Preferred Ballroom for the NRA Foundation dinner.

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Sights without sounds from the floor of the Great American Outdoor Show

Progressive Motorcycle on display at the Great American Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex is home to this year's Great American Outdoor Show. We're talking about 650,000 square feet of arenas, hallways, rooms and exhibition centers filled to the brim with outdoor thrills. What I'm really saying is there's a lot to see and a lot of room to cover.

How big is it?

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NRA Foundation Banquet, Spring Gobblers and Large Mouth Bass lined up for Friday in Harrisburg

The Bushmaster booth at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Time is running out on the Great American Outdoor Show.

Why is that? Because you only have three days left to find bargains, attend seminars and pick up the gear you'll need to take on the fields, streams, and mountains of these United States. So the question is ... what's the hold up?

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Callers from Maryland and Pennsylvania dominate Great American game calling contest

Winners of the Duck Call Contest at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Tradition continued yesterday afternoon as almost 40 competitors gathered in the Erie Room of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center for the 2014 Great American Outdoor Show Mallard Duck & Canadian Goose calling contest. With only ten seconds allowed to warm up those vocal cords, it was a tense situation from the word go.

"We had a few anxious young men step up on the stage," said NRA Hunter Services Manager and contest organizer Bob Davis. "But once they started they did fine, they all did just fine."

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Scenes from the floor of the country's largest sporting and outdoor show

A young hunter tests his archery skills at the Family Fun Zone during the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Now trucking along in its fifth of nine days, there is no question that the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a boon for outdoor enthusiasts.

Overcoming snow and ice, people from all over the United States have descended upon the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center to walk the 650,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with more than 1,000 vendors. And from game calling contests, to archery competitions, to demonstrations and seminars on everything under the sun, there is plenty to occupy your time.

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Gunny R. Lee Ermey, Sausage Making and Trick Shooting Archer on Day Six at Great American

The Shooting Sports Hall at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - As day six of the Great American Outdoor Show kicks off this morning in Harrisburg, the social media universe is all a chatter. No, I’m not talking about the furious stream of reports coming in from the Olympic hotels in Sochi, I’m talking about the feedback we’re receiving on Great American.

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Historic southern outfitter offers hunters duck, deer and upland bird hunts along with retreats

Tommy & Mike from Willow Oaks Plantation at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Maclay Street entrance of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center opens to the Great American Outdoor Show’s Outfitters Hall. There you’ll find lions attacking wildebeest, bears battling wolves and an odd looking pair of baboons playing poker. That’s how outfitters draw potential customers into the booth — promises of what you can take home.

Hidden amongst the show’s veteran safari guides and Alaskan outfitters is a booth decorated with turkeys, ducks and photos of an old Southern home. Those are the newcomers from Eden, North Carolina. The men from Willow Oaks Plantation.

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Plinking and plunking away raises smiles at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

Taking aim on the Pyramyd Air air gun range at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - If you make you way to the upper corner of the Boats/RV Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, chances are you're going to run into a pack of smiling sharpshooters. That's a sure sign that you're awful close to the Great American Outdoor Show's Air Gun Range.

Hosted by Pyramyd Air, the Air Rifle Range is one of the newer features as the Harrisburg show. One that's met with much appreciation.

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Fishing, Deer Butchering and live broadcasts from NRANews highlight day 5 at the Great American Outdoor Show

Families enjoying a day of fishing at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Wednesday marks the halfway point for the Great American Outdoor Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Through the first four days, tens of thousands have braved the winter onslaught pummeling Central Pennsylvania as they welcomed back the largest outdoor show in the United States.

To say the show plays an important part in the health and well being of Harrisburg is an understatement.

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