NRA Club Connection - Winter 2023

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INSIDE: pg 4: 2022 Youth Wildlife Art Contest Winners pg 12: NRA Club Spotlight pg 16 NRA Program Spotlight pg 24: NRA-ILA Update A PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA WINTER 2023
NRA Clubs & Associations • 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 • (800) NRA-Club • 1 3 4 12 16 26 30 Editor: Elizabeth Bush, Managing Director Community Engagement Division (800) NRA-Club (672-2582) Published quarterly by the National Rifle Association of America Community Engagement Division © Copyright 2023 National Rifle Association President's Column: "A Good Guy With A Gun"A Fact, Not A Sound Bite! General Operations Update: Support Your NRA State Association Feature Story: 2022 Youth Wildlife Art Contest NRA Club Spotlight NRA Program Spotlight Cover Photo: 2022 Youth Wildlife Art Contest Best In Show: Merek Hu 3rd Grade New Orleans, LA NRA State Association Spotlight NRA-ILA Update

Good Guy With A Gun”— A Fact, Not A Sound Bite!

Agood guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun is not a rare event, regardless of what anti-Second Amendment types would have you believe. We rarely hear of these good guys because legacy-media-outlets-turned-propaganda-mills simply don’t report such events; it doesn’t fit their agenda. This is changing, albeit at glacial speed, with formal and informal journalists using social media like YouTube, email lists, etc., to report the truth. Even when legacymedia outlets feel forced to report on a good guy saving their own and perhaps others’ innocent lives, their reports rarely give much detail. If possible, they point to prior military or law enforcement experience, even if it is decades old, to minimize the impact of an “ordinary citizen” using a firearm to save lives.

That’s right, he was just like countless other American gun owners who have no military or law enforcement experience, but who carry self-defense firearms. (Perhaps this is why the legacy media works so hard not to report on this incident.) When asked about his skill with a handgun, Mr. Dicken said that his grandfather taught him to shoot. That’s right: grandpa taught his grandson to shoot and it saved countless lives on July 17, 2022. Remember that, all you moms, dads and grandparents.


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A recent example of a good guy saving countless innocent lives occurred at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind., on July 17, 2022. Twenty-two-year-old Elisjsha Dicken was a good guy with a gun, and he had a lot more than a gun. He had courage, a love for others and a willingness to put his life on the line for perfect strangers. When a 20-year-old would-be mass murderer opened fire on dozens of innocent people in the mall food court, our hero stopped him in a mere 15 seconds! I’m hardly the only person to call Mr. Dicken a hero for his actions. In fact, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said this about Mr. Dicken: “His actions were nothing short of heroic. He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun, was very proficient in that, very tactically sound, and as he moved to close in on the suspect, he was also motioning for people to exit behind him.”

So, how did the anti-Second Amendment community respond to Mr. Dicken’s heroic acts? The predominant response was no response— and I mean church-mouse quiet. Fortunately, some did respond, and in so doing, unintentionally revealed the level of violence they are willing to accept to promote gun control. It is as shocking as it is enlightening, folks, so you better pay attention.

Some anti-Second Amendment types have criticized Mr. Dicken for having his life-saving handgun with him in the mall. They would have preferred that he had not been armed. This necessarily means they would rather have dozens of innocent people murdered than have a “good guy with a gun” save the day! Sure, they might claim otherwise, but there were only two ways that incident was going to end. Either the murderer was killed early on, or dozens of innocent people were going to die. People who prefer the latter scenario exist, folks, and they desperately want to control not only the narrative, but Congress, state legislatures, judicial offices and the media.

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Mr. Dicken was at the mall with his girlfriend when he heard shots being fired quite some distance away. He directed his girlfriend to safety and then started closing the distance between himself and the murderer. As Chief Ison described, Mr. Dicken directed others to exit behind him as he closed on the threat. As he neared the assailant who was armed with a rifle, Dicken was trying to get others to safety. He could have left with his girlfriend, but he chose to put his life in danger to save others. Apparently, he did so instinctively, because only 15 seconds after the murderer started shooting, he was dead. Mr. Dicken fired 10 rounds, striking the murderer eight times from 40 yards away, under unimaginable stress.

Now let’s talk about Mr. Dicken’s specialized training and combat experience. It won’t take long because he didn’t have any!

What can we learn? First, carry a selfdefense handgun everywhere you can legally do so. I know a Baptist minister who has a great tag line on an internet forum. It reads, “24/7 or guess right.” That really sums it up. Secondly, obtain all the firearm self-defense training you can afford. There are more than 100,000 NRA certified instructors, so you can find one in your area. Third, train your kids and grandkids in the safe and responsible use of firearms. On July 17, 2022, dozens of innocent people walked out of the Greenwood Mall and went home to their families because Elisjsha Dicken’s grandfather did exactly that. We must all be ready for that day we pray never comes.

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This month, I’m encouraging all NRA members to get involved with their local State Associations, which are independent organizations affiliated with and recognized by the National Rifle Association. Most State Associations need your help and support. From the mountains to the coasts, NRA and State Associations work hand-in-hand to provide vital services to shooters, hunters, gun owners and Second Amendment activists across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. With our precious liberties currently under assault by extremists, the National Rifle Association of America considers its partnerships with individual State Associations a solid foundation for the defense of our Second Amendment rights.

involved? It can be a simple as working as a range officer at a State Association match or volunteering with a Hunter Safety program. Perhaps you have experience dealing with range issues at your local club and your expertise could help other clubs in your state that are encountering problems. Or, you want to share your marksmanship skills by joining a State Team at the NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury. Many State Associations will have at least one committee or program that could benefit from your assistance.

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Although affiliated with the NRA, State Associations are independent and self-sufficient—each representing the collective voice of the community it serves. Every State Association also serves as a valuable resource of information regarding NRA activities carried on at the state level. NRA provides assistance and support, but outside of a few guidelines, State Associations forge their own paths according to the needs of their members. Additionally, State Associations are encouraged to tap into NRA’s vast resources to achieve success.

One of the best ways to get involved is to become a member of your State Association—it’s never too early to join. How else can you get

Support your State Association and make a difference in your local community. Interested in shaping firearm policy? It all starts at the grassroots level with support from NRA-ILA. Consider becoming an officer or joining a committee. You never know where such a path may lead you—State Associations often serve as a training ground for individuals seeking future national leadership responsibilities.

In fact, we are privileged to count a number of State Association leaders among the esteemed members of the NRA Board of Directors: Ted Carter of Florida, Charles Hiltunen of Indiana, Jim Wallace of Massachusetts, Scott Bach of New Jersey, Tom King of New York and Mark Vaughan of Oklahoma.

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NRA Announces George Montgomery Youth Wildlife Art Contest Awards Winners for 2022

Every year around the holiday season, the NRA Community Engagement Division is proud to host the George Montgomery/Youth Wildlife Art Contest. Hundreds of art submissions are accepted and nearly 250 artists digitally submitted paintings, drawings, sketches, and engravings. The submissions ranged from small varmints to large game animals that can be legally hunted or trapped in the United States.

The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest offers young artists interested in hunting and wildlife an outlet to display their creative talent, practice artistic techniques, and refine wildlife identification skills through the creation of original works. This contest encourages youth to nurture their interest for the visual arts, hunting, and wildlife conservation. It also reinforces the positive effects of hunting and wildlife conservation with the public at large.

Students grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children) are eligible to enter and all entries must portray North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped. Artists have the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes! The three National Finalists for each category, who do not become the Best in Show, and all Honorable Mentions will have their artwork featured in the NRA Club Connection and the NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest website.

Additional prizes for each category will be as follows: First Place: $750 cash prize, Second Place: $500 cash prize, Third Place: $250 cash prize, Best in Show will receive a $1000 cash prize!

Next year’s contest starts September 1 and entries must be submitted by October 31, 2023 to be eligible. Visit for more details.

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Best In Show:

Merek Hu

Grade 3

New Orleans, LA


Place (Category 1): Austin Fan Chandler, AZ First Place (Category 2): Rayna Zhang Pearland, TX First Place (Category 3): Jessica Li Sugar Land, TX First Place (Category 4): Mauricio Gonzalez Brownsville, TX
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In September 2022 the Franklin Revolver & Rifle Association, Inc. of Franklin, NJ received a range improvement grant from the NRA in the amount of $5,000! This grant enabled the club to move forward with a long-awaited project.

After many years of potholes, ruts and large puddles we finally had enough resources, thanks to the NRA, to have our parking area graded, a drain installed and paved.

Although Covid had caused us to cancel several of our community service events we are now back in full swing and the newly-paved parking area will make it safer for all who attend our events.

Each year we hold several pistol competition matches attended by shooters from near and far. Last year the proceeds from our “Shoot For A Cause” match enabled us to present a check for

$860 to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

Twice a year we hold a “Girls, Guys & Guns” event which is a hands-on introduction to firearms safety and basic pistol shooting for men and women 21 years of age and over.

Our Junior Rifle Program runs one evening a week for 8 weeks in the summer months and is provided for youths 12 years of age and over to learn firearm safety and sportsmanship with the .22 rifle.

The NRA and Friends of NRA supply the necessary equipment for these community service events and we supply the facilities and coaches. This enables us to offer these programs to the public free of charge.

Our NRA Certified Instructor offers the NRA Basic Pistol Class on a regular basis and has been getting a great response.

Franklin Revolver & Rifle Association, Inc., a proud NRA Gold Medal Club, had its humble beginnings in the early 1900s, incorporated in 1938 and is still going strong. Our 25 yard range is a covered outdoor range with panels that drop down in the cold weather so we can heat the shooting area. Monthly meetings are held in our comfortable clubhouse where we also get together several times a year for a potluck meal to enjoy each other’s company and cooking skills!

Check us out at our website:

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Since 2016 The Ross County Conservation League of Ohio has provided pheasant hunting opportunities to 348 veterans. Since 2020 we have provided pheasant hunting opportunities to 145 youth between the ages of 10-17. The hunts are at no cost to the veterans or young people.

The pheasant hunts are sponsored with Ohio Department of Natural Resource competitive Wildlife Grant funds and matching RCCL club dollars. It is our desire to provide a quality outdoor experience in recognition of and with gratitude for the veteran's service. We also hope that the young people will enjoy themselves and adopt outdoor activities and conservation as a part of their future lifestyles and or careers.

Each event for the veterans includes an overnight stay, meals and practice shooting prior to the hunts. The youth hunts, which includes meals and practice shooting, are a one day event. The youth must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian.

The hunts take place at the Holly Hills Upland Game Reserve, which has 220 acres of scenic hunting in beautiful southwest Ohio. The lodge comfortably accommodates 12

people with 6 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 dining rooms, full kitchen and an entertainment room with premium satellite TV.

The hunts are on weekends, start in late October and run through the end of March. Though most of our hunters are from Ohio, veterans have come from Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and this year 2 have flown in from California!!!

For more information about the Ross County Conservation League and our Veterans / Youth Pheasant Hunts, please contact us at:

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Youth & Ladies Hunting Camps

Submitted by Candy Yow Co-Host Extreme Desire TV Cabela's Pro-Staff Ladies Hunting Camp Oregon Access & Habitat Board

We are going on 10 years of putting on Hunting Camps for Ladies and Youth, and it is only getting bigger and better. Ladies from all across our Nation come to attend and learn the basics of Hunting Camps, as far as skills, safety, and encouragement to get out into the field. We started 10 years ago with 1 camp of 20 ladies at Luckiamute Valley Pheasants in Western Oregon, we have now grown to 5-6 camps a year with our largest camp at over 100.

Women have been a part of providing for their families since the beginning of time, but over time less women went hunting and it became known as a Man’s sport. This is changing now, and women are the fastest growing segment of the Outdoor industry. It feels so good to get out in God’s Country and hear and see the magic of the Outdoors and see and hear the wildlife. Nothing is more rewarding knowing that you can provide healthy meat to your family, that you are out doing what you love with the opportunity to fill the freezer. Raising our children and grandchildren to do the same is even more rewarding. With the world the way it is going I think everyone should know

how to harvest an animal to provide meat to their family. As well as raise a garden, know what is edible while out hunting, what is safe and what is not.

I believe that women make incredible hunters & shooters, but it is often difficult to learn from a husband, or family member. So, we created a group of instructors and volunteers to offer the training and skills in a non-judgmental environment. Our motto is “Inspire-Motivate-

Empower” and our statement is “Building confidence and defining strong women in the Hunting & Outdoors” and it is very important that our instructors stay on track with that during our Camps for both ladies and youth. Our Classes include Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun & Archery with Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Classes. Along with Orienteering, Scouting & Tracking, Elk Calling, Skinning & Quartering large game, Tree Stands & Ground Blinds, Black Tail Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Back Country 1st Aid, what to put in your Pack,

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Camp Set up, Firearm Familiarization, putting in for Tags, Using your OnXMap, and many more.

We keep the ladies moving along through their classes during the day, but always allow for some fun. We have Traeger Demo’s, Outdoor apparel & Conceal Carry Fashion Show, BBQ’s, Camp Fire’s, and lots more.

If you have ever wanted to hunt or shoot and haven’t taken that step, we can help, you will be super happy you did, few leave without wanting to come back every year. Many of the ladies are on at least their 5th year back or coming back as an instructor.

A huge part of our camps success is our sponsors both monetary as well as product, we are extremely loyal to our sponsors and their products as are the attendees of the camps. Sponsors include Weatherby, Leupold, Benchmade knives, Bravo Wall Tents, Oregon Hunters Association Bend Chapter, OHA Ochoco Chapter, RMEF, OnXmaps, Traeger Grills, Mtn Ops, Kryptek Outdoors, Kifaru International, Nosler, Phelps, Work Sharp, MDF, Glock, Bow Tech, Coast Products. We are not able to do this without them without raising the price of our camps, we don’t want to do that, we want to keep the price where everyone can afford it. If you would like to support our camp please reach out to me as we are hoping to grow even bigger!

You can find us on Facebook & Instagram under Ladieshuntingcamp, and Youthhuntingcamp. Our Web-site is currently but will change as we finalize to incorporate our new camps we are providing. Or just reach out to me if you have any questions. Candy Yow is from Central Oregon. She and her husband, Randy, are avid hunters and teach skills from basic outdoor practices to advanced rifle techniques to youths and women of all ages in their camps in Arizona, Wyoming, Oregon and beyond.

List of sponsors: Leupold Optics, Weatherby, Glock, Bow Tech, Nosler, OnxHunt, Mtn Ops, Benchmade Knives, Bravo Wall Tents, Kifaru Int., Kryptek, RMEF, MDF, OHA, Phelps Game Calls, Work Sharp

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In-Gauge of Polk County, an NRA affiliated, non-profit organization, gave away, free of charge, 150 child gun safety locks at the 46th Annual Pioneer Days Heritage Festival, conduct the weekend of October 29th and 30 th , in Lake Wales, Florida.

In-Gauge of Polk County, located in Winter Haven, Florida participated in the Lake Wales 46 th Annual Pioneer Days Heritage Festival providing a booth that promoted firearm safety, emphasizing child gun safety, October 29-30, 2022.

As part of its involvement in the Festival, In-Gauge played a continuous loop of the NRA’s child gun safety Eddie Eagle GunSafe© video on a large screen TV. The Eddie Eagle GunSafe© program message is: See a gun: Stop! Don’t touch. Run away. Tell a grown -up.

Through a grant from the NRA, In-Gauge distributed free Eddie Eagle printed materials that included the Parent’s Guide to Gun Safety and kids activity books to adults and children who visited their booth.

In addition, In-Gauge provided free gun safety locks to all adults who wanted one. In the two-day period, 150 gun safety locks, donated by Wild Wild West Arms of Lake Hamilton, Florida, were given away.

It is estimated that over 1,000 persons visited the In-Gauge booth and were provided Eddie Eagle GunSafe© Program materials.

For further information, contact: In-Gauge of Polk County 6039 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-206- 1996

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NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® Program Across America

Across the nation the NRA is spreading information to help people be safer in their daily lives. Refuse To Be A Victim® is taught by NRA Certified Instructors who have a passion to help their communities avoid being a victim of crime. Criminals typically target those who are an easy mark. Tips and techniques are shared in the seminars covering self-awareness in our daily activities to making our homes safer. This program has been recognized by many states and national government agencies for its positive impact on our communities.

In the last few months the NRA has sponsored two larger Instructor Development Workshops in Colorado Springs, Colorado and in Tempe, Arizona. These were presented by Executive Counselor Ed O’Carroll and supported by the local law enforcement agencies in those areas. The attendees left excited to help their communities become less vulnerable by teaching them what they had learned. We are glad to add them to our nationwide team of Certified Instructors.

Refuse To Be A Victim® is valuable to all ages and walks of life. There isn’t anyone who couldn’t benefit from the information that is shared. In-person seminars and Instructor Development Workshops are scheduled throughout the year all across America. These can be found at https:// www.nrainstructors. org. There are also online Instructor Development Workshops available at org/. We look forward to continuing to improve and grow this message in the future.

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Oklahoma City Gun Club hosts Women On Target ®

In December 1999, I was asked to appear before the Board of Directors of Oklahoma City Gun Club (“OKCGC”) to discuss how to get more women involved in shooting sports. At that time, my husband and I had been members for a couple years and were active in cowboy action shooting and bench rest shooting divisions. The presence of women on a shooting range was sparse in 1999 and my objective was to figure out a way to generate an interest while providing a welcoming and safe environment. Walking into that board meeting not knowing how I was going to be received was unnerving and overwhelming. Of course all my worrying was for naught, as the Board voted unanimously to create the first ever Women’s Division.

With the full support of the OKCGC, the first thing I did was contact the NRA’s Training Division. I wanted to have women instructors training women shooters. It just so happened the NRA had recently created the Women on Target program. The timing was perfect and the information and training materials were invaluable in getting our inaugural women’s instructional shooting program off the ground. In addition, I contacted our local FNRA chapter, applied, and received a grant to train 10 women instructors in pistol, rifle and shotgun and a separate grant to cover the costs of the shooting clinic.

Fifty-seven women attended the launch of our first Women on Target instructional shooting clinic in September 2000. Word quickly spread of the opportunity to learn about shooting sports and firearms safety taught by women for women. The format for the shooting clinic has changed very little over the years. The women receive one-on-one instruction on four different ranges consisting of 22 rifles, shotguns handguns and AR-15s. All targets are interactive and require no movement downrange to reset targets. Although I hope each participant continues with shooting after they attend the clinic, my primary goal is for them to have a positive experience in trying multiple shooting disciplines, while gaining basic firearms safety knowledge. Thousands of women from Oklahoma, other states and foreign countries have attended, including the first female Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin.

The first Saturday after Labor Day became the standing date for our Women on Target shooting clinic and registration more than doubled in 2001. With attendance reaching 400-500 women year after year, the success of the event was evident. Early pre-registration and waiting lists became a constant.

Fast forward to today and we are preparing for our 24th Annual NRA Women on Target instructional shooting clinic September 9, 2023. We have been incredibly fortunate to have local county, city and state law enforcement agencies assist on the firing line; however, it is the members of the OKCGC that have continued to believe in this program and see the need to ensure firearms safety, education and shooting sports be shared in a format designed by women for women!

Get more information on Women On Target in your area by visiting our website at

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Granbury Marine


squads captured first place at the Comanche Peak Cup match on October 6-8, at Granbury

JROTC rifle team

High School.

The first-place team made up of Caroline Martin, Julia CZernik, Ashton Arlington, And Sunnee Schumann shot a 2361 168x, only 6 points off their previously set national record. In addition to the 1st place win in the team category, Granbury MCJROTC Purple and White placed 6th, and 7th respectively.

On the podium individually, Granbury had Caroline Martin leading the pack in qualification with a 597 51x, which is also a new MCJROTC 3-Position Individual National Record, right behind her placing third was Kameron Wells with a 591 33x, and in fourth was Julia Czernik with a 589 40x. Ashton Arlington and Sunnee Schumann were also in the top ten shooting scores of 588 35x and 587 42x respectively. Martin, Wells, and Czernik all moved onto the precision finals where Czernik took home the gold medal, Martin took home the silver medal, and Wells finished in 7th place.

This match is only the beginning of the long road to the 6th straight National Championship title Granbury MCJROTC is hoping to earn this March at JROTC Nationals. Next the Lady Pirates will battle Camden County NJROTC virtually in the second Orion National Air Rifle League Match of the season this Thursday afternoon.

Members of the GHS rifle team are - Ashton Arlington, Caroline Martin, Sunnee Schumann, Julia Czernik, Cadince McGrath, Kameron Wells, Mackenzie Melvin, Caylynn Price, Kennedy Wells, Viola Allen, Kaylenn Jackson, Ainsley Milligan and Mataya Turner.

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2022 Recap:

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas State Rifle Association has had a busy year. We have held 10 state championship matches, awarded 5 scholarships, hosted two major events and 2 hunts, and we have implemented many changes in our office. We are extremely proud of the year we have had and look forward to 2023 where we will continue to build on the improvements that have been made to our organization.

In January 2022, we began holding our state championship matches. During this past year, we have had over 300 adult participants and 140 junior participants. Starting with the Air and Smallbore Rifle discipline, Hannah Muegge and Guy Taylor led our junior participants in 3 different state matches. Then the TSRA Service Rifle Team was awarded the Soldier of Marathon Trophy and several members of our team were named to the honorary Elihu Root team at their championship match. The team picked up several individual awards including the Police Trophy award and the Pietroforte Trophy won by Justin Utley. Our other teams competing in matches this year included Outdoor Pistol, Cowboy Action, Cowboy Lever Action, High Power – long range, and Garand, Police Pistol, and our BB Gun Team represented by the Gillespie, Montgomery, and Blanco County 4-H teams for a total of 11 matches. We are so proud of our competitors and their accomplishments this year.

Every year TSRA and the TSRA Foundation awards deserving students a total of 10 scholarships. We awarded 4 outstanding students the George E. Tubb Scholarship, and the TSRA Endowed Scholarship fund awarded 6 scholarships. The George E. Tubb Scholarship is limited to those attending Texas A&M, but the other scholarships are open to students attending any accredited Texas University or College. Those awards included the Paul Bartlett Memorial Scholarship, Kitty Benson Memorial Scholarship, and the Sportsman Scholarship. Congratulations to all the winners and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.

This year TSRA held two major events. In January, we sponsored a Bastrop Chamber Alive After Five mixer for the community and had over 60 people come to our new headquarters location. We appreciate the local chamber for hosting the event especially after we had just put up our new signs! Additionally, we hosted our annual general meeting which included committee meetings on Friday with the day culminating in our 2A Ricochet Gala fundraiser for the TSRAPAC. It was a resounding success with over $22,000 raised to support our legislative efforts. The next day we had our member’s meeting/luncheon with Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook as our keynote speaker, and then ended the weekend with our annual board meeting where new officers and directors were elected. In addition to these events, our Executive Director attended many more events including but not limited to the Dallas Safari Club show, the NRA Convention, rotary meetings, and club luncheons. We are excited to be getting back out into the community and sharing TSRA’s initiatives.

In addition to our events, we held two hunts for the winners of our drawings. The first was the Women’s Hunt which was held on two different dates due to scheduling conflicts.

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NRA State Association Spotlight

Both weekends were a great success, and our Executive Director was able to attend a lunch with the ladies on the second hunt. The next hunt we held was just this past October for our youth hunt drawing winners. That hunt encompassed one weekend of fun for the kids. We are grateful for our Hunting Director Bob Boswell who generously donates his ranch every year for the drawings.

Finally, we are making a lot of internal upgrades to our organization. This year we hired a new Sportsman Editor/Membership Coordinator and shifted job duties to better accommodate our employees’ talents. With the new leadership at the Sportsman, we are improving the magazine and focusing on different themes to keep our readers engaged. We are looking at bringing back our recruiter incentive program next year but most importantly, we are upgrading our website/ membership management system for 2023 so that members will have easier access to their

information and potential new members will have an easier time joining our organization. Along the way, we hope that this will help our field recruiters and volunteers at various shows around the state sign up new members. In the meantime, please continue to visit our website, and the TSRA booths at special events and visit us in the office if you are ever in Bastrop. We appreciate all your comments so please continue to send those to us as well so that we can continue to improve and grow the organization.

To find out more about the Texas State Rifle Association, visit their website at

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2022 Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Winners Announced

The NRA’s Outstanding Achievement Youth Awards were recently awarded to three well deserving members of our shooting sports community. This award is for youth 13 to 21 years of age who are actively involved in their community and shooting sports. These youth are accomplished in both academics and their sport. The OAYA encourages youth to participate in the many opportunities and events that are supported by the NRA.

The 1st Place National Award winner is Allison Klavuhn from Clearville, Pennsylvania. She has competed with the Everett Sportsman Junior Rifle Club and Everett Rifle Team. She began shooting in Kindergarten and has developed her skill throughout the years. Now she uses those skills to lead by example to the up and coming juniors in the club. She has helped lead her team to four consecutive Pennsylvania Smallbore Championships, as well as two consecutive Pennsylvania Air Rifle Championships and two consecutive Pennsylvania Prone Championships. She is in the top 10 in the state of Pennsylvania for individual small bore. She has won a gold medal as an individual in air rifle.

The 2nd Place National Award winner is Allison Buesseler from Stacy, Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Centershots. She has been competing in the shooting sports for at least 10 years. She has achieved being the Minnesota 3P State Champion, Minnesota 4P Junior State Champion, Minnesota 60 Shot Air State Champion and NRA National Sporter Sub-Jr Champion in addition to other awards and records.

The 3rd Place National Award winner is Jeffrey Phillips from Wilburn, Arkansas. He is a member of the Cleburne County Shooting Sports Inc team. He is involved with the Cleburne County 4-H Shooting Sports as well. He has competed and excelled in the NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge competitions. In the 2019 Senior 4-H Shooting Sports Range Events Championships he won the Sportsmanship Award, Overall Senior Individual, First Place in Archery, Second Place in Pellet Pistol and 2nd Place in Hunting Skills. He then placed Fifth Nationally individually at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships.

We hope that the leadership skills and abilities they have cultivated through shooting sports will take them far in their endeavors. We look forward to seeing their achievements in the future. If you have a candidate that would like to apply for the 2023 Outstanding Youth Achievement Award please visit the NRA Awards website at or email us at

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NRA Program Update

NRA’s Free Online Hunter Education Course Recognized by the Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association of America was pleased to present a donation of $173,911 to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for their residents’ use of NRA’s awardwinning, free online hunter education course. Peter Churchbourne, Director of the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum, presented a ceremonial check during a meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission on September 16, 2022, in Spencer, TN.

“We are so grateful for the partnership with NRA to provide completely online and free hunter education for all Tennesseans,” said Jenifer Wisniewski, Director of Marketing and Special Projects for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “This course is truly cutting-edge and the best course out there for someone looking to get their hunter education online. We are also grateful for the funding that the agency receives as a result of our residents taking this course.”

The funds received by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency can be used to apply for PittmanRobertson grants that would result in the state receiving over $521,000 in federal matching funds to support hunting, conservation, and shooting programs in Tennessee.

“We are pleased that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency adopted our free alternative for hunter education and that they capitalized on the opportunity to use the match to receive Pittman-Robertson funds,” said Mr. Churchbourne. “It is good to see all the hard work come full circle to benefit their agency and their state’s residents."

Designed and provided by the organization that built the first-ever hunter education program in the United States in 1949, the NRA Hunter Education online course offers a fresh and fully comprehensive approach to hunter education. The 15-chapter, online sequence features attention-grabbing videos, eye-catching graphics and diagrams, interactive modules, audio recordings and dozens of action photos presented in appealing, and easy-to-access components that provide the best method for teaching future hunters lessons they will remember for the rest of their lives.

To take the NRA Hunter Education online course or learn more, visit

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Opportunistic Biden Continues to Promote Failed Gun Control

Whatever else can be said of Joe Biden as a politician, he has been consistent and unwavering on at least one point: he wants to take your guns. Make no mistake: Left to his own devices, that is exactly what he will do.

Joe Biden’s political party just lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and it still holds less than half of the governorships across the United States. But anyone who thinks Biden will moderate or revise his policies during the second half of his term doesn’t know the former Delaware senator. When confronted after the election with poll results showing 3/4 of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction and asked what he would do differently before his re-election campaign, Biden said: “Nothing. … I’m not going to change anything in any fundamental way.”

Biden also took the opportunity during those same remarks – which ironically emphasized his supposed commitment to civility and unity – to reiterate his determination to ban what he calls “assault weapons” and what America’s Second Amendment supporters simply call “guns.” “I am going to ban assault weapons,” Biden said, “or try like the devil.”

More specifically, Joe Biden wants to ban the AR-15, the most popular rifle platform in the country today. To suggest that this is somehow a unifying or civil thing to do, or even something that will appreciably lower violent crime, is simply false.

Joe Biden, of course, is not known for speaking the truth. But when one theme appears so often and so consistently in a politician’s messaging, there comes a point at which it cannot safely be ignored. When it comes to Biden and gun bans, things are well beyond that point. The NRA has been warning Americans of that throughout Biden’s term in the in the White House, including here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

The balance of power in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate is closely divided. When Democrats controlled the House during the first half of Biden’s term, they passed the most sweeping gun ban in the nation’s history. While that legislation did not make it to Biden’s desk, another expansive gun control bill did. But far from satisfying gun control advocates, that bill merely provoked their calls for even greater restrictions, with far-ranging bans on firearms and magazines at the top of the list.

If any lesson emerged for Second Amendment supporters from the 2022 midterm elections, it is that the fight must continue. Now is no time to get comfortable or complacent. To ensure you are getting the most up-todate information on federal gun-related legislation, sign-up for Grassroots alerts at sign-up/.

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• Emergency Medical Evacuation by ground or air ambulance, if deemed medically necessary, to get you to a more appropriate hospital

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NRA Affiliated State Associations

AL STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASS'N 2009 Rodgers Drive Huntsville, AL 35811 205-655-3730

AK OUTDOOR COUNCIL, INC. 310 K St Ste 200 Anchorage, AK 99501 907-740-1702

AZ STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASS'N P.O. Box 74424 Phoenix, AZ 85087 623-687-4251

AR RIFLE & PISTOL ASS’N P.O. Box 2348 Conway, AR 72003 501-327-4702

CA RIFLE & PISTOL ASS'N, INC. 271 E Imperial Hwy Ste 620 Fullerton, CA 92835 714-992-2772

CO STATE SHOOTING ASS'N P.O.Box 519 Elizabeth, CO 80107 719-966-7512

CT STATE RIFLE &REVOLVERASS'N P.O. Box 754 North Haven, CT 06473 860-480-4600

DE STATE SPORTSMEN’S ASS'N P.O. Box 94 Lincoln, DE 19960

FL SPORT SHOOTING ASS'N, INC. P.O.Box 56261 Jacksonville, FL 32241 904-880-1715

GA SPORT SHOOTING ASS’N 880 Marietta Highway - PO Box 351 Roswell, GA, 30075 478-955-7068

HI RIFLE ASSOCIATION PO Box 543 Kailua, HI 96734 808-224-2824

ID STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASS’N PO Box 140293 Boise, ID 83714-0293 208-900-1911

IL STATE RIFLE ASS'N, INC. P.O. Box 637 420 E. Locust St. Chatsworth, IL 60921 815-635-3198

INSTATERIFLE &PISTOL ASS'N,INC. P.O. Box 40025 Indianapolis, IN 46240 812-534-3258

IA FIREARMS COALITION PO Box 310 Moville, IA 51039 515-423-0391

KS STATE RIFLE ASS'N P.O. Box 8760 Topeka, KS 66608 913-608-1910

LEAGUE of KY SPORTSMEN, INC. 1116 Hume Rd Lexington, KY 40516 859-858-0135

LA SHOOTING ASS'N 350 Quill Ct. Slidell, LA 70461 985-781-4174

ME PINETREESTATE R&PASS'N,INC 14 Pine Road Wiscasset, ME 04578 207-882-4713

MD STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASS'N 341 Whitfield Rd Catonsville, MD 21228 410-838-1734

(MA) GUN OWNERS’ ACTION LEAGUE PO Box 567, 361 W Main St Northborough, MA 01606 508-393-5333

MI RIFLE & PISTOL ASS’N P.O. Box 71 Marshall, MI 49068-0071 586-727-1977

MN RIFLE & REVOLVER ASS'N, INC. P.O. Box 143 Farmington, MN 55024 320-968-6898

MO SPORT SHOOTING ASS’N 6140 N. Wagon Trail Rd. Columbia, MO 65202-9658 573-449-2849

MT RIFLE & PISTOL ASS’N P.O. Box 48 Ramsay, MT 59748 406-579-8694 (weekends only)

NE MARKSMANSHIP ASS’N PO Box 390311 Omaha, NE 68139 402-880-4868

NV FIREARMS COALITION 5575 Simmons St, Ste I-176 North Las Vegas, NV 89031 702-353-5935

GUN OWNERS OF NH, INC. P.O. Box 847 Concord, NH 03302-0487 603-225-4664

ASS'N OF NJ R&P CLUBS, INC. 5 Sicomac Rd Ste 292 North Haledon, NJ 07508 973-764-4100

NM SHOOTING SPORTS ASS'N, INC. P.O. Box 93433 Albuquerque, NM 87199 505-990-1802

NY STATE R&P ASS’N, INC. 713 Columbia Pike East Greenbush, NY 12061 518-272-2654

NC RIFLE & PISTOL ASS’N P.O. Box 4116 Pinehurst, NC 28374 910-639-4742

ND SHOOTING SPORTS ASS'N P.O. Box 228 Bismarck, ND 58502 701-255-4601

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NRA Affiliated State Associations

OH RIFLE & PISTOL ASS’N PO Box 1201 Morehead, KY 40351-5201 330-714-3597

OK LAHOMA RIRLE ASSOCIATION 1530 N. Harrison Box 333 Shawnee, OK 74804 405-374-9262

OR STATE SHOOTING ASS’N P.O. Box 231191 Portland, OR 97281-1161 503-635-5874

PA RIFLE & PISTOL ASS'N 10569 Allentown Blvd. Annville, PA 17003

GUNRIGHTS & SAFETY ASS'N OF PR PO Box 191919 San Juan, PR 00919-1919 787-691-1919

RI 2nd AMENDMENT COALITION 928 Atwood Ave Johnston, RI 02919 401-944-1600

GUN OWNERS OF SC P.O. Box 211 Little Mountain, SC 29075 803-345-5761

SD SHOOTING SPORTS ASS'N PO Box 956 Pierre, SD 570501 605-254-2486

TN SHOOTING SPORTS ASS'N, INC. 4442 Gray's Point Rd Joelton, TN 37080 615-491-2633

TX STATE RIFLE ASS'N P.O. Box 2140 Bastrop, TX 78640 512-615-4200

UT STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASS’N 2718 E. 9725 South Sandy, UT 84092-3405 801-942-6529

VT FED'NOF SPRTMN’S CLUBS,INC. PO Box 225 Lyndonville, VT 05851 802-535-7111

VA SHOOTING SPORTS ASS’N P.O. Box 1258 Orange, VA 22960 540-672-5848

WA STATE R&P ASS'N, INC. P.O. Box 64971 University Place, WA 98464 253-439-8622

WV STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOC. PO Box 553 Charles Town, WV 25414 304-539-2944

WISCONSIN FORCE PO Box 130 Seymour, WI 54165 607-799-3539

WY STATE SHOOTING ASS'N, INC. Box 942 Worland, WY 82401 307-335-9323

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Director of Field Staff

NRA Field Representative Directory

Bryan Hoover


Eastern Regional Director David Wells

Area 2 (NY, CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, RI) Bruce McGowan

Area 4 (DE, NJ, Eastern PA) Greg Nyce

Area 5 (Western PA) Bob Tekavec

Area 7 (WV, Western VA, Western MD, KY) Michael Swackhamer

Area 14 (IN) Josh Toennessen

Area 45 (DC, Eastern MD, Eastern VA) Tom Eshelman

Area 49 (OH) Marc Peugeot

Area 51 (MI) Allan Herman


Central Regional Director Donald Higgs

Area 17 (WI) Tylor Flynn

Area 18 (IL) Jason Wolfe

Area 19 (MO) Tim Besancenez

Area 20 (OK, KS) Vacant

Area 21 (MN, ND) Eric Linder

Area 23 (IA, NE) Dennis Conger

Area 29 (WY, SD) Logan Duff



Area 9 (SC, Eastern NC) Steve Slavik

Area 10 (GA, AL, MS) Greg Brown

Area 26 (Southern & Western TX)

Area 39 (AR, LA) Alex Campbell

Area 42 (NCW) Phil Martin

Area 43 (TN) Tom Knight

Area 44 (Eastern & Northern TX) Liz Foley



Area 30
UT) Brad Dreier
Southern Regional Director Mike Webb
Tyler Ward
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NRA Field Representative Directory WESTERN REGION Western Regional Director Brad Kruger Area 28 (MT) Joseph Crismore Area 31 (AZ, NM) Ron Capalongan Area 33 (ID) Steve Vreeland Area 34 (OR, HI, WA) Robert Berg Area 35 (Northern CA, Central CA) Daniel Wilhelm Area 46 (Eastern CA, NV) Steve Wilson Area 50 (CAM and CAS) Jason Russo Area 53 (Northern AK) Vacant Important upcoming deadlines: Deadline for NRA Gold Medal Award Program - February 15, 2023 - NRA Clubs & Associations • 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 •

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The Eddie Eagle GunSafe ® Program was developed in 1988 as a firearm accident prevention program seeking to help parents, law enforcement, community groups, and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety.

For over 30 years, the program has taught children what to do if they find a gun:

STOP! Don’t Touch. Run Away. Tell A Grown Up. In fact, over 31 million children have received Eddie’s important message since the program began.

In 2015, the program evolved with a fresh new look and some new friends for Eddie—his Wing Team. Together they remind children of Eddie’s important message. The program is designed for Pre-K through 4th graders and provides the tools to help parents and educators bring up an important safety issue with children in a fun and interactive way. Through a special kid-friendly web page, the Eddie Eagle Tree House , children are able to explore lessons, read storybooks, print coloring pages, watch Eddie’s video, and more!

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