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Tyler officer takes top honors in rifle-shooting championship
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Tyler police officer Justin Utley won his third consecutive Texas State Rifle Association championship in the service rifle category during the competition held recently at Camp Swift in Bastrop. Tyler police public information officer Don Martin said Utley competed using an AR-15 with iron sights at several different distances, varying firing speeds, alternating standing or sitting and magazine changes. More

Joshua Creek to host weekend of clays and driven pheasant shoot
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Joshua Creek Ranch in the Texas Hill Country and the only Beretta Two Trident Lodge in Texas, will host a clays and European-style driven pheasant shooting event with world-title shooter Bobby Fowler, Jr., owner of Elite Shooting School in Houston. More

USA Shooting's junior programs and athlete development
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For junior shooters seeking an introduction to Olympic-style shooting sports, the USA Shooting Youth Programs and Athlete Development division is the right place to start. The program is managed by 1976 Olympian and nine-time US national champion Michael Theimer. More

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Congressional investigators to subpoena Holder in Fast and Furious probe
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Congressional investigators probing the failed anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious are sending a new subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder — seeking communications from about a dozen top Justice Department officials, including Holder; his chief of staff, Gary Grindler; and the head of the department's criminal division, Lanny Breuer, Fox News has learned. More

Issa to Holder: You're incompetent, untrustworthy
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Rep. Darrell Issa, who is leading a probe into the Fast and Furious Mexican gunrunning scandal, launched a scathing attack on Attorney General Eric Holder, accusing him of being incompetent, untrustworthy and negligent. More

NSSF responds to New York Times editorial
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In its response to the recent court ruling that the District of Columbia is allowed to ban the possession of certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines ("No Right to Bear Assault Weapons," Oct. 10, 2011), the Times misstated some important facts. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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2011 Elk Hunt forecast
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When the RMEF launched in 1984, there were 550,000 elk in North America. Fifteen states and four provinces had elk hunts. Today almost 1.2 million wild elk roam the continent and 23 states and six provinces are holding elk hunts. There's also been a huge surge of bulls entering the record books, with world records for Roosevelt's, tules and non-typical Rocky Mountain elk all falling in the past decade. More

Waterfowl of the Boreal Forest
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The Prairie Pothole Region has long been known as the epicenter of North American waterfowl production, and for good reason. The prairies support the highest densities of breeding ducks on this continent. Ducks Unlimited's proud legacy of conservation work on the prairies has also added to this region's mystique among waterfowl enthusiasts. More

What are the best gun movies ever?
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When you think about it, guns and movies have always had a very close relationship, but what are the best gun movies ever? Some of the greats not only feature firearms, but also owe much of their success to them. War films, detective stories, melodramas — even animation — all relied on firearms to some lesser or greater extent to help push the story forward. More
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