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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Pennsylvania's capital comes out strong to raise money for the future of the shooting sports

NRA Foundation banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Food, fun, and fundraising. That's what the NRA Foundation advertises for its more than 1,000 Friends of NRA banquets held throughout the United States each year. And that was exactly what guests got at last night's inaugural NRA Foundation Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A precursor of what to expect at the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at this year's NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, last night's banquet featured the all new 2014 Friends of NRA merchandise package along with a few extra special items you wouldn't find anywhere else.

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Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association raising funds for scholarships and outdoor programs

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association (POWA) is sponsoring a sportsmen’s auction to benefit youth educational opportunities. All of the monies raised at the auction will be used to fund grants for groups and organizations that hold outdoor programs such as conservation camps, field days, fishing derbies, shooting events, public school nature programs and many, many more.

Additionally, POWA offers two $1000 scholarships at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for journalism majors who show an interest in communicating the outdoors.

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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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