Most of us are familiar with the historical founding of the NRA in 1871, where two Civil War veterans in New York set out to improve the shooting abilities of Union soldiers. But the growth of NRA membership rests squarely on the shoulders of local clubs and state associations.
For her extraordinary efforts fighting for hunting rights, conservation and preservation of the Second Amendment, Janet Nyce of Elliottsburg, Pa., was presented with the first NRA Patriot of the Year award at the NRA Great American Outdoors Show (GAOS) in February.
We all know the history of how the NRA began, with a post-Civil War military interest in improving marksmanship.
The Wallin brothers started teaching firearms safety shortly after the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.
Youth hunters now are able to hunt across the entire state during four-day youth-only deer season.