Rifle, pistol, and shotgun sharpshooters wanted for World Shooting Championship

Female competitor warming up for the NRA World Shooting Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - If you think you’re one of the best then here’s your chance to prove it.

This is your chance to join more than two hundred of the world’s top shooters as they descend upon the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia this September for the Second Annual NRA World Shooting Championship. We're talking Olympians, world champions, military sharp shooters and more that will make up the roster of those vying for “The Undisputed World Shooting Champion" crown.

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Friends of NRA raising funds to send West Virgina team to Nebraska

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Morgantown, West Virginia - When you're lucky enough to have the best shooter in the state, not to mention the best team in the state, the thought of attending the National Championships this June in Nebraska is a no brainer. But trucking a team from Monongalia County, West Virginia to Grand Island, Nebraska is not an easy task ... especially when taking the bill into consideration.

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New intense competition with all firearms and ammunition provided set for September 24-26, 2015

The Peacemaker National Training Center in West Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia – The National Rifle Association announces the NRA World Shooting Championship Presented by Magpul, will be held September 24 – 26, 2015 at Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. The elite event, crowning of the “Undisputed World Shooting Champion,” will feature a prize table and cash awards of more than $250,000.

The NRA World Shooting Championship tests a shooter’s skill set across twelve stages, covering disciplines from virtually every major shooting sport including pistol, rifle, shotgun, and multi gun. Pro, Amateur, and Junior divisions will draw a crowd of the world’s top shooters, casual competitors, and the next generation of competitive shooters.

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From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,385 Black Bears in 2014

Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Applications for the limited bear firearms season in 17 counties must be submitted by Aug. 18, 2014. South Charleston, West Virginia – West Virginia hunters harvested 2,385 black bears during the combined 2014 archery and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The preliminary harvest data for the combined 2014 seasons were 11 percent lower than the 2013 harvest of 2,692 bears. The black bear harvest of 2014 marks the fifth time in five years that the harvest has topped 2,000 and is tied for the third highest harvest on record.

"Mast conditions in 2014 helped some hunters and hurt others," said Carpenter. "The 2014 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook documented vastly improved oak mast conditions over 2013. Historically, abundant oak mast has led to a decreased archery harvest and an increased December firearms harvest, and that scenario held true in 2014... more on West Virginia's 2014 black bear hunting season ...

From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Buck and Antlerless Gun Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources West Virginia's buck and antlerless gun seasons open Nov. 24, 2014.Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014 Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) must be purchased prior to Nov. 24

South Charleston, West Virginia - As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia's two-week antlered (buck) firearm season begins Monday, Nov. 24, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The West Virginia's buck gun season provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for hunters and has a tremendous economic impact on the state's economy.

"Hunters should enjoy a great deer season in 2014," said Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the Division of Natural Resources (DNR). "Hunters can harvest an additional buck with the purchase of the appropriate stamp."

Resident hunters wanting the extra buck must purchase the Class RG stamp prior to the beginning of the season. The cost is $21. The RG stamp must be accompanied by a Class A and CS, A-L, AB-L, X, XS, XJ, AH, AHJ or free license.

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From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - West Virginia's deer, bear and boar archery seasons open Sept. 27

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Archery seasons for deer, bear and boar start Sept. 27 in West Virginia.

South Charleston, West Virginia - West Virginia's 2014 archery seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar open Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The bear archery season is a split season (Sept. 27-Nov. 22 and Dec. 8-Dec. 31).

In addition to a base license, bear hunters must purchase a Bear Damage Stamp (Class DS) to hunt bear in West Virginia. Two bear may be taken per year, provided at least one bear is taken in Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Nicholas, Raleigh or Wyoming counties. Other than the Class DS stamp, no additional stamps are needed to harvest the second bear during the archery season except for non-residents hunting on the National Forest (Class I).

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Trijicon and Peacemaker succeed in creating championship that offers variety of shooting experiences

Trijicon World Shooting Championship American Rifleman

American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz breaks down why the Trijicon World Shooting Championship is such a hit ...

Trijicon World Shoot Winds Down
After such an unqualified success as the Trijicon World Championship, it's obvious that Peacemaker has succeeded in its mission to bring excellence in a variety of shooting experiences to the masses.

From a wide range of competitors in both pro and amateur categories to sponsors and staff, the inaugural Trijicon World Shooting Championship appears to have been a success if it is to be judged by the enthusiastically affirmative responses that arose from the informal survey question, “Would you shoot it again next year or recommend it to a friend?”

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From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Early Bear Gun Seasons to Open Sept. 18 and Oct. 4 in selected counties

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce Hunters have until Sept. 26 to apply for a permit allowing them to hunt black bear in select counties concurrent with the traditional buck-gun season Nov. 24-26, 2014. South Charleston, West Virginia - Hunters are reminded that a bear season with or without the use of dogs will take place in all or parts of 16 counties Sept. 18–20 and all of eight counties Oct. 4-10.

The counties or parts of counties open to bear hunting with or without dogs from Sept. 18–20 include: Barbour (east of state Route 92), Braxton (east of I–79), Clay (south of Elk River), Grant, Greenbrier, Hardy, Mineral (west of New Creek), Monroe (east of U.S. Route 219), Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur (east of state Route 20), and Webster. 

The counties open for bear hunting with or without dogs Oct. 4-10 include; Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming.

"Counties that will be open for early bear hunting are above their management objective and need additional bears to be harvested to achieve their goal,"... More about Bear Hunting Season in West Virginia ...

The Mountain State to debut NRA's newest state-level Y.E.S. October 16

Top Shot Season 4 champion Chris Cheng with the 2013 NRA Youth Education Summit's top shooters

Fairfax, Virginia - Each year the NRA selects a couple dozen exceptional high school students to attend its National Youth Education Summit, a seven day educational experience in Washington, D.C. Students spend the week touring the memorials and monuments around our nation’s capital while learning the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen.

Some students are selected after submitting an application, but an increasing number of attendees reach Y.E.S. from a state-level program that graduates the top candidate(s) on to the national summit. Starting in 2002 these state Y.E.S. programs have popped up in Alaska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and now West Virginia.

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