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NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Blog

Follow along as NRA editors explore the exhibit hall at the Indianapolis Convention Center in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Ind., April 25 to 27 to bring you the best of the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. From the latest guns and gear of the year to major NRA announcements, you'll find it all right here on


Porter’s (turkey slam) Pursuit

Follow NRA President Jim Porter as he hunts across America this spring on a quest for a coveted grand slam on turkeys.


One Shot

Arm yourself with facts about today’s top hunting and firearm issues. Editor in Chief J. Scott Olmsted sets the record straight on topics such as Sunday hunting, suppressors, antler restrictions, ammo bans …


The Gun Club

As editors of the largest hunting magazine in the world, our staff is living the dream. Well, most of the time. See what happens behind the scenes at American Hunter as deadlines collide with opening days.



Just because your granddaddy said it doesn’t mean it’s true. Jeff Johnston and Keith Wood expose hunting myths and blow holes in “proven” field lore to make you a better hunter.


American Bowhunter

Bows, broadheads, blinds, bucks, bulls—Senior Editor Karen Mehall Phillips shares her experiences across the country with all things archery to help you get close and make the shot when it counts.


John Zent's Gun Culture

From everyday to extraordinary, from traditional to cutting edge, Editorial Director John Zent profiles people, places and events that prove the lawful use of firearms is still the American way.


Dogs, Shotguns and Other Vices

From springer spaniels to sporting clays, Kyle Wintersteen can’t help himself. Whether your weakness is ducks or double guns, you’ll find support and get tips on controlling your madness here.


Gotta Have It!

Here’s the hottest hunting gear you’ll want—we mean need—right now. Assistant Editor Jon Draper wonders how he would live without this stuff, and you’ll be asking the same question after you read his reports.


Wilder World Outdoors

Out-of-place wildlife, misguided poachers, brushes with death, hunting humor—there’s no telling what Managing Online Editor Shawn Skipper will dig up in his search for the latest offbeat outdoor tales.


Lessons From the Ridgetop

With more than 50 years of hunting and shooting experience, Dave Campbell has his opinions. Listen up, and you may learn a thing or two from this windblown Wyoming resident.


Ask American Hunter

Our team of experts answers your questions on everything from deer rifles and decoy spreads to trail cameras and topo maps. Just ask!


Field Test

Forget press releases and marketing hype. See how guns, ammo, optics and accessories hold up when we put them to test in the field.


The Tenderfoot

Discover the most important things a new hunter needs to know—and find out how to avoid rookie mistakes—as Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum embraces her newfound passion.


News from the Great American Outdoor Show

Come along as we navigate a 650,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall housing nearly 1,000 exhibitors from firearm and archery manufacturers to makers of hunting and fishing gear, outfitters, outdoor retailers and wildlife artists, as well as a new shooting sports section replete with modern sporting rifles. Now owned and operated by NRA, the newly renamed Great American Outdoor Show returns to Harrisburg this month for its traditional nine-day run.


Straight from SHOT Show 2014

This year the team is traveling to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 14 to take on the organized chaos that embodies the 2014 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show.


Straight from SHOT Show 2013

The industry's largest trade show is back, and you can count on the team to deliver the goods on all of the latest trends, guns, gear and industry news revealed at the 2013 SHOT Show.


Straight from SHOT Show 2012

The team will descend upon Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 17-20 to bring you the latest trends, guns, gear and industry news exclusives from the 2012 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show.


On the Floor at SCI

Our editors are returning to Las Vegas—this time for Safari Club International's Annual Hunters' Convention, hosted by the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from Feb. 5 through Feb. 8. Stay tuned to for all of the latest reports from what's become one of the most dynamic and diverse hunting shows in the industry.


Whitetail Season with Bill Winke

Trail cameras and previous seasons have already told Bill Winke he has four huge whitetails to hunt on his farm in Iowa this season. This video blog will follow him week-by-week in his scouting excursions, through all the phases of the rut. Tune in each week for the latest tips and stories.


One-Track Mind

Follow some of our expert's musings in a hunting blog where seasons never end.


American Hunter's Journal

Follow our editors as they trek around the nation, and feed your right-here, right-now hunting needs.


American Headline Hunter

The team tackles the tough hunting headlines and gives you his take on hot topics in the outdoor world.


South Texas Tales

U.S. Rep. Lamar S. Smith, R-Texas, muses on a lifetime of hunting and outdoors adventures with his South Texas Tales.


Helping Heroes

Do you know of any company, civic group, church, family or other entity that has worked to help our nation's heroes? Let us know, and we'll help make their contributions known.