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Texas State Garand Championship 2014
TSRA
The 2014 Texas State Garand Championship is sponsored by the Texas State Service Rifle Team as the official State Garand Championship. The match is registered with the Civilian Marksmanship Program and conducted at the Terrell Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., Terrell, Texas over the weekend of Nov. 14 - 16, 2014.

Membership in the Texas State Rifle Association is required to compete in the State Championship match and memberships will be available at registration the day of competition. Pre-registration is encouraged to facilitate computer entry, squadding and to prevent delaying the match. Late entries will be accepted up to range capacity. You are not registered until your money is received. Complete registration material can be found here.

Questions can be directed to Match Director Karl Schultz at 903-930-5068 or via email at karl.schultz@mail.com. Proceeds will assist the TSRA Rifle teams compete in the annual National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio. Details can also be found under the EVENTS header at www.tsra.com.
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Upcoming CMP sanctioned shooting match
Tarleton State University
The Tarleton State University Rifle Team is holding a CMP Sanctioned Garand & Vintage Military Match on Oct. 25.

The location of the range is: Tarleton State Universiety Rifle Team in Mingus, Texas. Firing begins at 9:30 a.m.

For more information you may contact the match director: Dr. M. George Eichenberg at eichenberg@tarleton.edu.


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Now accepting applications for Texas Y.E.S. 2015
TSRA
The Texas State Rifle Association is proud to be the sponsoring state organization along with the NRA to host the Texas Youth Education Summit (Texas Y.E.S.) in Austin over the dates of Feb. 18 – 22, 2015.

All Texas high school sophomores and juniors are eligible — Click here to apply. The deadline for applications to be received, along with all additionally required information is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. The selection committee will select six (6) attendees from each of the three (3) NRA regions in Texas to travel to Austin for an educational experience they will not forget. Time in Austin will be spent learning about the legislative process with a trip to the state Capitol, meetings with legislators and discussion of the process of passing a bill. There will also be time for hands on firearm instruction and demonstration; and essay and debate contest between participants, along with visits to Austin area museums and historic venues.

Please spread the word to any and all worthy high school students. In addition to grants from the NRA Foundation, we are seeking financial sponsorships to help defray the food, lodging and transportation costs for this event. Please direct any contributions payable to TSRA with Texas YES 2015 in the memo line of your check and mail to TSRA HQ. Questions can be directed to 2015 Chairwoman Mary Ellis at 903-647-4701.


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25 ways to make women feel at home on the range
Guns & Ammo
The rise in female shooters among our ranks is largely a result of changing attitudes and perceptions. Shooting ranges and hunting cabins are generally no longer men’s refuges but places where women are also welcomed. Participation by female shooters has in turn skyrocketed, fueled by their interest in hunting, personal defense and plain old fun. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, nearly half of the participants in its First Shots program for beginner shooters are female, 76 percent of whom said they were motivated by an interest in self-defense.
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Avoiding diseases in the field
Lone Star Outdoor News
It isn’t common, but it can happen. With archery season for deer already under way, and the rifle season in the North and South zones only three weeks away, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is cautioning hunters to be careful in handling the game they harvest. It is not common, but some diseases can spread from wildlife to humans.
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Comal County residents seek relief to deer overpopulation
KENS-TV
James Seabolt says something has to be done: There are just too many deer in his neighborhood. Seabolt lives in Comal Trace subdivision, just off State Highway 46, near U.S. 281. He and his neighbors thought they had come up with a great solution, until they found out it was illegal. When several of the neighbors began checking into thinning the herd with bow and arrow, Seabolt says they learned Comal County Commissioners Court approved an ordinance in 1993 banning bow hunting on tracts of land that are 10 acre or less in unincorporated parts of the county. Lots in Comal Trace fall short of that limit.
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Mod squad: Is KeyMod the new industry forend standard
RifleShooter
In the not so distant past, mounting a light onto a rifle required a bit of fabrication and, quite often, hose clamps. The MIL-STD 1913 “Picatinny” rail changed all that. Developed by Richard Swan of A.R.M.S. Inc. in the 1980s, it was a refinement of William Weaver’s famous Weaver mount. Swan took the Weaver rail to the next level by tightening its tolerances and slightly changing some specifications. Swan’s design was tested and evaluated by Picatinny Arsenal and standardized as the MIL-STD 1913 in February 1995.
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Big-game hunting is big money for Colorado
The Coloradoan
The echoing pop of rifle shots in the aspen forests from the 500,000 blaze-orange-clad hunters in Colorado is just one small sign of the sport's massive influence on Colorado's economy. Colorado's nearly $1 billion hunting industry opened its first rifle season, the prime time for elk hunting as hunters — many traveling from out of state — don their camouflage and orange and go deep into the woods and their pockets to stalk big game.
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USA Shooting Team in Mexico targeting 11 Olympic quotas
USA Shooting
Sixty-three USA Shooting Team members are going quota hunting down in Guadalajara, Mexico, in pursuit of the all-important Olympic quotas available at the upcoming Championship of the Americas (CAT) Games, Oct. 13-19. Competition started with Men’s Air Pistol already and will be followed by Women’s Air Pistol. Eleven possible Olympic quotas are available in the 15 Olympic events with nothing available for Double Trap, or either of the two women’s shotgun events.
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Texas takes aim at feral pigs, declares October 'Hog Out Month'
National Hog Farmer
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced that October is Hog Out Month. This is the month each year the TDA highlights the serious problems feral hogs pose to the state. Hog Out Month comes in the middle of the TDA’s 2014 Coordinated Hog Out Management Program (CHOMP) that runs from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30. The TDA has been working with counties across the Lone Star State to make a concentrated and coordinated effort to decrease the feral hog population during this three-month period and in turn, help mitigate millions of dollars in damage caused by these animals.
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Tragedy prompts better gun awareness
The Dallas Morning News
The fourth annual Clinton Colgin Charities Clay Shoot and Party is set for Oct. 24. The target shooting is at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, with the party to follow at Woodshed Smokehouse. Proceeds benefit the Clinton Colgin Scholarship at Texas Tech and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s hunter education program. Event details are at cccharities.com. The scholarship, administered through Texas Tech’s study abroad office, is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need. It’s been nearly four years since Colgin, 28, died in a Palo Pinto County hunting accident. His parents started the charity event in their son’s memory.
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4 places where hunters are working to protect game animals
National Geographic
As a dove hunter, Charles Lane spends hours crouched in the South Carolina woods, waiting to hear the telltale flap of wings rise into the air. But he is also a conservationist working to set aside riverways that are home to waterfowl in the heavily populated eastern U.S. While it may seem dubious to some that people who seek to kill animals could take part in saving them, many hunters and fishers are committed to restoring natural habitats and maintaining America's wild places.
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Texas reminds hunters to take hunters ed
Lone Star Outdoor News
It’s easy and it saves lives. With hunting season under way, don’t forget hunter’s education if you’re not yet certified. With the option to take a hunters education course online, now it’s easier than ever to get a hunter education certification. To hunt legally in Texas, anyone born after Sept. 2, 1971, must complete a hunter education training course or purchase a one-time deferral, good for one license year. To make this process easier, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department now offers the option to complete training courses online for Texas residents 17 years and older.
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Texas State Garand Championship 2014
TSRA
The 2014 Texas State Garand Championship is sponsored by the Texas State Service Rifle Team as the official State Garand Championship. The match is registered with the Civilian Marksmanship Program and conducted at the Terrell Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., Terrell, Texas over the weekend of Nov. 14 - 16, 2014.

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Rejected: Kroger managers are refusing to accept tactics of Moms Demand Action
Bearing Arms
Moms Demand Action has adopted the tactic of attempting to isolate and bully individual companies into accepting their prohibitionist gun control philosophy. Their goal is to accomplish through bullying what they cannot establish through legislation: Reducing the number of places that law-abiding citizens can exercise their basic human right to self-defense.

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Texas court dismisses Henry Vichique's open carry rifle case
GUNS
After months of fighting to have his case dismissed, a young man from San Antonio has finally been granted his wish. Henry Vichique received word that his case was dismissed following the recommendation of city prosecutor Elizabeth Yetman.

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TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Legislative Director
Texas State Rifle Association

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