The 2022 National R3 Symposium wrapped up last week in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The 220 participants representing over 100 different organizations with an interest in hunting and shooting sports were the first to lay eyes on data released from the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (Council), documenting a slight decrease in hunting license sales in 2021.
A young artist from South Dakota has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. A green-winged teal by 15-year-old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to educate and engage our nation’s youth in wildlife and wetlands conservation and outdoor recreation.
The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce a donation of more than $120,000 earlier this month to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission thanks to the overwhelming use of NRA’s free Online Hunter Education course by Oklahoma residents in 2021.
In 1949, your NRA developed a program that became the basis for hunter education nationwide. Today, as new modes of communication allow such education to reach even further, your NRA crafted a new hunter education curriculum and offered it to the hunting world free of charge.
The National Rifle Association’s award-winning free Hunter Education online course is now available in the State of North Carolina, the latest addition as NRA works to make the course available to hunters in all 50 states.