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.
If you think archery is a small niche, take a trip to the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa., where bow hunting may just be the biggest attraction.
As the nine-day Harrisburg show comes to a close, American Hunter Executive Editor Adam Heggenstaller, a native Pennsylvanian and lifelong hunter, reflects on the "new" Great American Outdoor Show.
Outback Survival Gear and Saratoga Saddlery are selling their high-quality leather wares at this year's Great American Outdoor Show. See more of what they have to offer here.