Over 150 youth shooters learn rifle, pistol and shotgun basics and more with help from Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA grant funds 16th Annual Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp

Ohio experienced more shooting excitement this July than just Camp Perry. As a matter of fact, NRA Event Support Coordinator Peter Lawless has the scoop on a great 4-H camp last month that saw more than one hundred fifty young shooters turn out.

165 Teenagers Attend Ohio 4-H Shooting Camp

Jackson, Ohio - During the week of July 21-26, The 16th Annual Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp brought in 165 teenage campers and instilled them with a deeper appreciation for the shooting sports. Held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio, students learned how to shoot rifles, pistols, shotguns, bows and muzzleloaders over the course of its packed six-day schedule. The camp used approximately 37,800 rounds of .22 LR, 34,500 rounds of assorted pistol ammunition, 35,200 shotgun shells and 30,500 clay targets throughout the week.

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NRA Youth Programs gets another great intern from Hillsdale College

Anna PfaffFairfax, Virginia - Readers of NRABlog might remember the name Hillsdale College. Not only for their shooting programs, but also their incredible collection of students. This summer, there is a new Hillsdale face around headquarters ... and her name is Anna Pfaff.

Pfaff, a teammate of past intern Joe Kain has been given the NRA Youth Program internship reins. There she will work with Shooing Sports Ambassadors, NRA Days, the Winchester Marksmanship Program and more.

Now you may be wondering how a male and female could end up on the same collegiate team. Well, Hillsdale is not your average college. Located in southern Michigan, Hillsdale College is one of select group of universities that competes in shooting sports at the national level.

Anna is one of two female shotgunners on Hillsdale Shooting Team. In her freshman year, Anna competed in a long list of events including Trap, Skeet, Five Stand, Sporting Clays, as well as International Trap and Skeet. First year highlights include a first place in ladies international bunker trap at the SCTP Central Midwest Collegiate Shotgun Championships. The victory came after a sudden death shoot-off.

I had the opportunity to shoot a few rounds of trap with her over the weekend, and trust me; you don't want to bet against her.

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Converting hunting shotguns into tactical shotguns might be easier than you think

American Rifleman turns a shotgun made for hunting into a tactical beauty Odds are you've got a shotgun sitting in a closet somewhere. Is it of the hunting or tactical variety? American Rifleman's B. Gil Horman asks why can't it be both?

Shotgun: Hunting to Tactical
Is converting a sporting shotgun into a tactical shotgun a cost effective home-defense option?

Gun owners may run into the situation of needing a firearm to fill a particular shooting requirement at a time when money for a new gun isn't readily available. Recently I found myself in need of a tactical 12 gauge with an 18.5-inch cylinder bore barrel. This wasn't the first time a tactical pump would have come in handy, and it wasn't going to be the last. It was time to make the investment, but I wasn't ready to throw down more cash than I had to. So I turned to an idea that had crossed my mind before, namely, to see what it would cost to convert a sporting shotgun I already had into a tactical model using aftermarket accessories.

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From Federal Premium® Ammunition - Federal Premium® Ammunition Sponsors Minnesota State High School Clay Target League State Shoot

Competitors taking part in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League State Shoot

When more than 2,000 student athletes converge in Alexandria, Minn. on June 6-8 for the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) State Shoot, their home-state ammunition maker will support them. Anoka-based Federal Premium® Ammunition is a returning platinum sponsor of the 2013 State Tournament held at the Alexandria Shooting Park. This year, 2,075 student athletes registered to participate in the tournament, and this will be the largest state high school tournament in the country.

ANOKA, Minnesota - Federal Premium® Ammunition is proud to return as a platinum sponsor of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) State Shoot. More than 2,000 student athletes will converge in Alexandria, Minn. on June 6-8 for of the 2013 State Tournament held at the Alexandria Shooting Park.

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From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - New Sporting Clays Facility Opening at Canaan Valley Resort, Ribbon Cutting set for May 17, 11 a.m.

Sporting Clays facility opening in West Virginia

A new sporting clays five stand clay target field is set to open in West Virginia at Canaan Valley Resort State Park during Memorial Day weekend.

“The sport of trap shooting is popular and this provides another outdoor activity that visitors and guests at Canaan Valley Resort can enjoy,” said Frank Jezioro, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

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From the Missouri Department of Conservation - Team Henges Trapshooting Club nabs top honors at three competitions

Team Henges Trapshooting Club wins in three competitions

High Ridge, Missouri — Team Henges Trapshooting Club, comprised of youth from all over the St. Louis-area and representing the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Jay Henges Shooting Range, took multiple top honors at three recent trapshooting competitions.

Most recently, the team competed with 878 other shooters at the Paul Larsen Memorial High School Shoot in Linn Creek. Despite difficult weather conditions – rain and cold – the team left with multiple awards, including:

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Lindenwood Lions miss sweep of events by one point on road to history in San Antonio

Lindenwood University shooters hold up 'X' for their tenth consecutive ACUI shotgun championship

San Antonio, Texas – For the tenth year in a row Lindenwood University was called to the podium as the first place Division I team of the Association of College Unions International Clay Target Championships. Granted, it's not like they can even fit atop it. Lindenwood has as strong a presence in attendance as it does on the scoreboard. The picture above displays roughly half of their team.

With an overall team score of 2249 out of 2350, Lindenwood University held 50 points over second place Texas A&M University and 121 on third place Bethel University.

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Country's best collegiate shotgun shooters receive high honor from NRA

First Team 2013 NRA All-Americans in shotgun

San Antonio, Texas - After there were no more clays to break at the 45th Annual Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Clay Target Championships at San Antonio's National Shooting Complex, the NRA announced this year's rosters of All-Americans in shotgun for the 2012-2013 season.

The All-American award has recognized the top collegiate shooting sports competitors in the rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines since its creation in 1936.

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Collegiate shotgunners square off in American Trap tiebreakers

Men's American Trap winner Matt Perkins gets a hug from his coach

San Antonio, Texas - There is no final round in American Trap. No last gathering of top shooters for one final opportunity to snag the brass ring. That's saved for the International Championships. With American Trap, the shooter with the high score at the end of the round wins. Simple as that.

That's not to say there's never a situation that calls for another round. There is. If, for example, there's a tie for high score (or any of the top three spots) then it must be resolved. And ties happen. A lot. Just ask Southeastern Illinois' Matt Perkins (pictured above).

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