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Hunting is an American Tradition

When it comes to hunting and skills training, America's hunters have known for years where to go: the National Rifle Association. Working in cooperation with the state of New York in 1949, we developed hunter safety training as it's known today. Since then, our proven hunting education principles have been adopted by one state after another. Hunters contribute millions of dollars every year towards wildlife management and conservation projects as well as work to preserve the treasured tradition for future generations.

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Nearly 12 Million Hunters

In the United States have an economic impact of $38.3 billion

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Hunter's Rights

From providing new opportunities to stopping anti-hunting laws and regulations, the NRA Institute For Legislative Action has a long history of protecting the rights of hunters

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World's Largest Hunting Magazine

With more than 1 million readers, American Hunter contains information for every type of hunter and game

Hunter Education

NRA Hunter Education’s award-winning and 100% free online course is designed to help new hunters of all ages learn how to be safe and responsible members of the hunting community. From the organization that built the first-ever hunter education program in 1949, this state-of-the-art course is the most comprehensive online hunter education instruction in the United States. The 15-chapter, online sequence featuring attention-grabbing videos, eye-catching graphics, interactive modules, audio recordings and dozens of action photos is available at students’ fingertips, whenever and wherever they are able to complete it.

Youth Hunter Education Challenge

NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) provides a fun environment for kids to improve their hunting marksmanship, and safety skills. Through its simulated hunting situations, live fire exercises, educational and responsibility events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer, lifelong hunting habits. From rifle, bow, and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, map and compass orienteering, and more, YHEC participants can get hands-on training in eight skill areas, giving them expertise in all methods of take and all types of game.

NRA Whittington Center

When it comes to the excitement of big-game hunting, you get it here at the NRA Whittington Center. We have it all – the terrain, the scenery, the wildlife, and the sheer enjoyment of the great outdoors. We offer full-service Guided Hunts for bull elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, spring turkey, and black bear.  All guided hunt fees include your New Mexico hunting license, meals, lodging, on-site transportation, and guide services. Hunt success rates are nearly 100 percent!

NRA Hunters' Leadership Forum

In working to enrich and grow the NRA’s efforts, the HLF marches in step with one of the NRA’s five key purposes and objectives: “to promote hunter safety, and to promote and defend hunting as a shooting sport and as a viable and necessary method of fostering the propagation, growth, conservation and wise use of our renewable wildlife resources.” The HLF brings together dedicated hunters who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their professions, communities and in the field as we go on the offense and work together to save hunting's future.

Great American Outdoor Show

The World's Largest Outdoor Show! Featuring 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to archery, fishing, outdoor gear, boats, RVs and hunting outfitters covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!

Hunters for the Hungry

NRA Hunters for the Hungry is a state-by-state cooperative effort among hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, state meat inspectors and hunger relief organizations to help feed those in need. Over the past three years, such programs have brought hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks.

American Hunter

American Hunter reaches out to all sportsmen and women, bringing information about the newest hunting guns, optics and accessories, as well as providing techniques and tips for all kinds of game. Top outdoor writers provide detailed articles on strategy, adventure and the commitment to conservation. With more than 1 million readers, American Hunter's audience leads the effort to pass the outdoor sportsman's rich heritage to the next generation.

Hunting Legislation Issues

As the legislative, legal and political arm of the NRA, the Institute For Legislative Action has a long history of protecting hunting by advocating for hunting opportunities and stopping anti-hunting laws and regulations. Stay up-to-date on hunting legislation and look up hunting laws in each state with NRA-ILA.

State Hunting Resources

Check out this site to find fish and game laws, plus a listing of hunter education programs, and poaching hotlines for all 50 states.

NRA Institute for Legislative Action

The Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Established in 1975, ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

American Rifleman

As the NRA's flagship publication, American Rifleman presents its loyal readers with expert coverage of rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, optics and other shooting accessories. American Rifleman is the largest firearm magazine in the world, covering everything from the newest products off the manufacturing line to historical firearms, and keeps its audience updated on political events regarding the Second Amendment.

Adaptive Hunting Database

Venturing into the outdoors has long been acknowledged as healing for the body and good for the soul. These benefits may be even more profound for someone experiencing an illness, injury or disability. For that reason, the Hunter Services and Adaptive Shooting Programs of the NRA have compiled a list of organizations that specifically offer outdoor opportunities for people with disabilities. These opportunities may be a guided whitetail hunt, a chartered fishing trip or a chance to hike an accessible trail. Whatever your interest, the organizations featured below offer a dose of fresh air and sunshine to jumpstart or prolong the healing process.

Outdoor Adventure Partner of the NRA

Find the hunting or fishing trip of a lifetime. Let Worldwide Trophy Adventures book your next western big game, international, wingshooting or fishing adventure. Their knowledgeable consultants will help you select the perfect outdoor experience for you and your companions.

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