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McGuire wins National Sporting Clays championship
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After a record number of participants shot more than a million targets, Bill McGuire has won the 2011 National Sporting Clays Championship. The five-day event concluded Sunday at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. McGuire, a crowd favorite from Charleston, Tenn., won his first national championship by finishing three targets ahead of runner-up Zachary Kienbaum. More

Better than Christmas
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If hunters are giddy for opening day of the general deer season Saturday — like little children on Christmas Eve — they have good cause. Some very good signs highlighted a recent trip some hunters made to South Texas. The best news is that the deer are lean but healthy, which confirmed reports from deer processors across the state. More

Assistant attorney general blames Second Amendment for ATF/DOJ mistakes
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During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who is facing pressure surrounding his role in Operation Fast and Furious, asked for more gun control and blamed law-abiding gun shop owners for violence in Mexico. Breuer declared that nearly 70 percent of guns found in Mexico come from the United States, a figure that has been disproven by the NRA and others multiple times. More

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11 tips for a safe fall turkey hunt
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With fall turkey hunting seasons starting in many parts of the nation, anticipation and adrenaline are running high. Readying your hunting gear, scouting your hunting spots and practicing your calling are all part of the excitement of hunting. But as you prepare for opening day, and any day you plan to hunt, don't forget the most important part of your hunting plan: safety. More

Top slug guns
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Today's slug guns and load options have come a long way from the poorly flying "punkin balls" of years ago, providing hunters with zeroed accuracy at 100 yards, with enough reliable flight and knockdown power as to still be ethically effective at 150. The size and energy transfer of a 12-gauge or even 20-gauge slug can lead to devastating blood loss and a quick, humane kill in nearly every situation. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Record low support banning handguns in US
National Shooting Sports Foundation (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to Gallup's annual Crime Poll, a record-low 26 percent of Americans favor a ban on the possession of handguns in the United States. When Gallup first asked Americans this question some 50 years ago, 60 percent favored banning handguns; however, since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition as high as 70 percent in recent years. More

The birth of Ducks Unlimited
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The banks of a trout stream may seem like a strange place for the birth of an organization devoted to waterfowl, but that is indeed where Ducks Unlimited was born. The stream was upper New York's famed Beaverkill River, but the organization did not exactly spring forth that day as if by immaculate conception. More

Montana's Tenderfoot Project reaches 1,480 acres
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An ongoing project to conserve habitat and secure public access for the future has reached 1,480 total acres along central Montana's Tenderfoot Creek. A coalition of partners including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Bair Ranch Foundation, Tenderfoot Trust and U.S. Forest Service on Sept. 21 moved two tracts totaling 320 acres into public ownership as part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. More
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