Reflections from one of two students chosen to represent Pennsylvania at NRA's Y.E.S. conference this summer

Pennsylvania's Youth Education Summit visit to the State Capitol

Victoria Lee Hrach, a orthopedic surgeon hopeful on her way to St. Vincent College, shares her experience at the Pennsylvania Y.E.S. conference, a precursor to NRA's National Youth Education Summit in Washington, DC.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - This April, I had the chance to participate in the NRA’s 2014 Pennsylvania Youth Education Summit.  It was truly an amazing experience for me, and opened up so many new opportunities that I would not have otherwise had.

First of all, much of the weekend’s focus was placed on public speaking and debating, skills that we all learned would prove vital as we continue to grow in our roles as responsible citizens and members of our communities... Read the rest of Victoria Hrach's take on the Pennsylvania Youth Education Summit ...

From the Pennsylvania Game Commission - PENNSYLVANIA HUNTING LICENSES TO GO ON SALE

2011 IYHEC Senior Grand Champion Hunter Efird with his trophy buck

Harrisburg Pennsylvania - Hunting and furtaker licenses for Pennsylvania’s 2014-15 seasons go on sale Monday, June 9, and there are good reasons to get them sooner rather than later.

Applications for elk licenses must be submitted earlier this year and, while a hunting license is not required to apply for an elk license, many hunters don’t apply until they purchase their general hunting licenses.

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9-time B.A.S.S. Angler-of-the-Year shares fishing tips and history at Pennsylvania outdoor show

Fishing legend Roland Martin during a seminar at the 2014 Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - If you don't know the name Roland Martin then you don't know fishing. For those of you unfamiliar with the man, allow me to give you a primer.

Roland Martin has won a record 19 BASSMASTER tournaments, has almost 100 top ten finishes, earned nine Angler-of-the-Year titles, qualified for the Bass Fishing World Championships 25 times, and has been inducted in the IGFA, Freshwater Fishing, and Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. He's the Babe Ruth, Joe Montana and Michel Jordan of fishing all rolled up into one.

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Final economic numbers and images from NRA's outdoor show in Harrisburg

One wiped out canine on the last day of the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - NRA's first annual Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg Pennsylvania was a blast. With almost 200,000 attendees making their way through the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in nine days, there was barely room to breath. But that's a good thing.

And the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau seems to agree.

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Gilbert Lets it Ride as Hell on Wheels tour hits Harrisburg Outdoor Show

CMA Top New Artist Brantley Gilbert hooking the crowd at the NRA Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - When Brantley Gilbert leapt to the stage of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Saturday night, he did so with the confidence and swagger of a man who's got it made. There's good reason for that. He does.

Fresh off his anointment as the Academy of Country Music's 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year, Gilbert is primed for superstardom. But the accolades never meant much to Gilbert. His focus is on the music.

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Harrisburg outdoor show is back and here to stay after nine incredible days

Attendees at the 2014 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The doors have just closed on the inaugural Great American Outdoor Show and everyone is already talking about next year. The return of Harrisburg's annual outdoor show was an absolute success for everyone involved, from the exhibitors, to the local hotels and restaurants, and most importantly outdoor enthusiasts.

Each one of the show's nine days saw massive crowds browsing through the exhibit halls in what will surely be a record year for the largest consumer sports and outdoor show in the United States. Between the more than 1,000 exhibitors, hundreds of seminars and demonstrations, air rifle range, Family Fun Zone, celebrity appearances, NRA Foundation Banquet, Brantley Gilbert Concert, and so much else, Great American Outdoor Show attendees had more to do than ever before.

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Northeast Outdoors Media Company's Tom McConnell's films opening with drone

Drove assisted shot of the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - We've been sharing photos and stories about the fun and festivities surrounding the Great American Outdoor Show for nine days now. But after showing you everything that's happening inside the show, we thought you might like to see what's going on outside the show.

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Trout cooking, elk hunting and Family Fun Zone wraps up the Great American Outdoor Show

Brantley Gilbert on stage at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Country Rock superstar Brantley Gilbert closed the show last night at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center on day eight of the Great American Outdoor Show. Fans packed the large arena to see Academy of Country Music's New Vocalist of the Year bring his unique style and twang to Harrisburg.

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Sixteen images of the Shooting Sports and Archery Hall at the Great American Outdoor Show

Rifles from the Shooting Sports Hall of the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Of all the halls that line the spine of the Great American Outdoor Show, none has caused as much excitement as the Shooting Sports Hall. On the north side of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, the Shooting Sports Hall is where you can find old favorites like Colt & Remington along with local additions such as Staudts Gun Shop and the Palmyra Sportsmens Association.

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