Celebrate Hunting at NRA Show’s NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum Reception

Form lasting bonds with hunters from across America on May 18.

by posted on March 24, 2024
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Speaking as an NRA woman and NRA Endowment member who either hunts or thinks about hunting every day, I know that not much distracts us from springtime hunting adventures—except for maybe news about another hunting party. Hunters planning to head to Dallas for the 153rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, May 17-19, will want to put the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum (HLF) Reception on their calendars. The HLF just announced it welcomes all hunters to attend on Saturday, May 18,12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel (555 S. Lamar St., Trinity Ballroom 2 and 3). For your convenience, the location is adjacent to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, home of this year’s NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. Tickets are available for $95 per person. To purchase your ticket and save your spot, please click here

While it’s exciting to be on the show floor and engage with tens of thousands of other NRA members, the annual NRA HLF event is fun because it brings together hunters all in one place. It is an NRA show highlight for those who enjoy connecting with other hunters and sharing their stories. The sense of community at an NRA HLF event also provides new hunters in search of guidance the opportunity to meet seasoned hunters and forge valuable friendships. Just as important, the event raises awareness of the role hunters and hunting play in wildlife conservation and of the NRA’s role in delivering the safety, education and training programs hunters need to ensure a lifetime of hunting enjoyment.

Of course, after the reception there still will be time to return to the exhibit hall. Continue visiting with the hundreds of firearms, ammunition, optics and hunting gear manufacturers, retailers and outfitters. Consider booking your next hunting adventure at a family oriented event that draws more than 75,000 Second Amendment supporters and NRA members every year.

And who could ask for a more fitting setting for the NRA HLF Reception and the 153rd NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits? Not only is Texas one of the top states when it comes to its sheer number of all-American NRA members and hunters, but “friendship” is the state motto. Based on my experience over the decades I have spent as an NRA Life member, hunter and employee of this great organization, I can attest to the fact we NRA members and hunters are always quick to gather in the spirit of friendship, community and American freedom.

I look forward to seeing you at the NRA HLF Reception as we celebrate hunters and hunting. Please keep in mind that I’m always looking for other women who want to share their hunting stories on the NRA HLF website and welcome you to track me down ([email protected]). In the meantime, order your tickets—and happy hunting!

About the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum (HLF): The NRA HLF marches in step 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 annual NRA HLF reception at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits celebrates hunters and hunting and spotlights the fact that hunters remain the most dedicated stewards of wildlife, conservation and habitat restoration worldwide.


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