Lance Frazier from the Herald Journal has a good interview with the manager of the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range in Logan, Utah, who recently received a grant from Friends of NRA to construct a new range facility.

Logan shooting range manager talks about future of facility

The Cache Valley Public Shooting Range opened in 1991 on Logan’s west side. Known at the time as the Cache Valley Hunter Education Center, the range was small, but over the years it has grown to include shooting options for virtually any type of weapon, and a variety of shooting events for adults and youth.

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Spudz and Gun Slickers from Alpine Innovations on NRAblogOdgen, Utah - Wear glasses? Take pictures? Shoot video? Have a flat screen or a iPhone? Use a scope on that rifle? Then you better have a Spudz.

Spudz are those microfiber cloths wrapped inside a neoprene pouch. The cloth will clean your glasses, wipe your camera lense or erase all those finger prints that are piling up on your iPad. As one who uses a camera and an iPhone quite a bit at work, I'll tell you that I never leave home without it (apologies American Express).

As luck would have it, I ran into David Poppleton from Alpine Innovations at the 2011 Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Conference in Utah. Alpine is the maker of Spudz along with a comprehensive line of ancillary accessories. Let's just say that I spent a good deal of time thumbing through his collection of cloths.

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Media Day at the 2011 POMA Conference on NRAblog

Ogden, Utah - When it comes the life of a reporter, it's difficult to come up with a better day than Media Day. That's when you're allowed to test out some of the top manufacturer's firearms, bows and ammunition. And the Media Day for the Professional Outdoor Media Association's business conference in Ogden, Utah was no different.

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2011 Pinnacle Award winners on NRAblog

Ogden, Utah - This weekend at the 2011 Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Business Conference in Odgen, Utah, POMA teamed up with Mossy Oak to name this year's winners of the Pinnacle Awards. Founded in 2006, the Pinnacle Awards recognize exceptional achievement in traditional outdoor sports-focused communications, including writing, photography/illustration/art, broadcasting focused on wildlife conservation.

Pictured above are a collection of this year's winners including Tom Gresham, Andrew Chamberlain, Kevin Reese, Brandon Butler and more.

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Crosman's Benjamin® Rogue™ .357 Big Bore ePCP™ Air Rifle on NRAblog

Ogden, Utah - One of the highlights for the Professional Outdoor Media Conference each year is the Product Showcase. That's where vendors and manufacturers bring out their latest goods and wares for those of us in the Outdoor Media to see. One of the first items to catch my eye was the Crosman's Benjamin® Rogue™ .357 Big Bore ePCP™ Air Rifle. This bolt-action beauty is computer controlled so that each shot receives the same amount of pressure (800 fps) no matter how much air is left in the tank. Whether or not you use the auto-indexing clip, shooters can fire as much as 20 small grain shots and 4 large grain shots before refilling the tank

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Youth Hunters in Utah during NRA competition

Thanks to Utah's Uinta Basin publication, The Edge Magazine and author/photographer Robert Strole for sharing this article and photos about the Utah State Youth Hunter Education Challenge event held earlier this year:

Competitors from across Utah met at the Vernal Rod & Gun club on April 15 & 16 to participate in the 2011 Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). YHEC is a program sponsored through the National Rifle Association, along with local organizations and the help of the Division of Wildlife Resources, which allow youths to compete against each other in shooting events and other knowledge based events. The national YHEC program draws an estimated 50,000 youths each year, with more than a million participants since its inception in 1985.

Vernal hosted the state competition this year with 93 youths from Vernal and across the state competing against each other. The facilities at the Vernal Rod & Gun club were generously donated to set up the different ranges for the events. Mark Partdridge, the event coordinator, organized the best attended event in the history of the state YHEC program. With the competitors, parents, volunteers, Division of Wildlife Resources employees, and spectators, around 300 people attended the 2011 competition.

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Candidates from a recent Training Counselor Workshop in Utah.

Thanks to NRA Training Counselor Program Coordinator Mark Richardson for this report on a recent Training Counselor Workshop in Utah: 

The NRA Training Department conducted a successful Training Counselor Development Workshop at the Cabela's store in Lehi,  Utah May 12th -14th. 14 Training Counselor Candidates traveled to Utah to participate from all over the country including Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, as well as Utah.

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First timers learn how to shoot at a Utah NRA Women on Target clinic

Having fun at an NRA Women on Target clinic in Utah

Jacquelyn Whitt reports in from Hurricane, Utah, where they closed out 2010 with a Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinic that, she said, was "totally awesome!" Held in late November at the La Verkin Target Range against a scenic, rugged backdrop, enthusiastic women from the Ward Relief Society got some first-hand experience with several firearms.

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The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, highlights the accomplishments of the Springville Junior Rifle Club;

NRA Competitive Shooting Division logo Springville Junior Rifle Club wins national competition medals

Thirty kids converge on the Springville Senior Center twice a week and shoot small-bore weapons in the basement as part of the NRA Jr. Rifle Club. The club meets to shoot, learn firearm safety, gain self confidence and get ready for competitions.

Donna Warnock, team coach, is proud of her young shooters. This year a team of four took two second place awards and two third place awards in National Matches with .22-caliber and air rifles. The four-person team shot at local ranges in competition as part of NRA sectionals or national match sectionals. Their scores were compiled nationally and medalists were ranked. Siblings Braden Staheli, 12, and Dallin Staheli, 11; Summer Hopper, 14, and Jacob Wall, 13, placed 10th nationally. Braden took some individual medals as well. All the kids have shot with a team at least a couple of years, Warnock said.

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