Turkey Population Declines Make Hunters Accept Change Lead

Turkey Population Declines Make Hunters Accept Change

Even as turkey populations nationwide have declined, turkey hunters have remained optimistic. That attitude stands in contrast to hunters overall, particularly deer hunters, who seem grumpier all the time. Game agencies weigh these attitudes as they seek ways to reduce turkey harvests without reducing hunter satisfaction.

Research: Shooting More Bucks Reduces CWD

Harvest data from Western states and provinces suggest shooting more bucks one year reduces the prevalence of chronic wasting disease the next. What’s more, the pressure on the buck segment seems to be more effective if the harvest occurs near or during the rut.

Free Hunter Education Online: NRA’s Gift to Hunters

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.

When the NRA Saved the ‘Harrisburg Show’

In 2013, only weeks before the annual “Harrisburg show” was to begin, the event’s producer announced it had banned the sale or display of AR-style rifles. The sporting world was angered, and responded en masse to force a boycott. A year later, the NRA stepped in to rebrand the event the Great American Outdoor Show.

NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge Fosters Next Generation of Hunters

In 1985, we launched a program to facilitate friendly competition among youths 18 and younger that would advance hunting skills including wildlife identification, orienteering and rifle, shotgun and archery marksmanship. Today, thousands of hunter education volunteers and parents still conduct this program at the state and local level to produce safer, more skillful and more ardent American hunters.

Hunter Safety Thanks to Our NRA

In 1949, New York asked the National Rifle Association for help to improve hunter safety afield. The four-hour course that followed was a “pioneer effort” that has saved lives ever since. Today, no one can imagine American hunting without hunter education as a prudent rite of passage.

‘How My Guns Worked in Africa’

Stewart Edward White’s 1911 report to NRA members was one of the first from Africa’s hunting fields ever published in an American periodical, and is proof our association will always remain at the forefront of trends in firearm use.

Theodore Roosevelt and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president, was perhaps the most forward-thinking hunter-conservationist in our nation’s history. He also was an NRA Life member. Learn how his vision and leadership created what today we call the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

2021: The State of American Game, Thanks to America’s Hunters

Through the remarkable vision of conservationists including NRA members, Americans today see wildlife thriving from sea to sea.

The Gateway to ‘Yooper’ Deer

Deer-hunter harvests tallied crossing the Mackinac Bridge have consistently reflected Michigan's Upper Peninsula gun-harvest trends for 62 years.

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