Points of Impact: April 23, 2022

ICYMI: Getting Started in the Outdoors Industry, the Toy Gun Debate, Shoot Like a Girl Contest Winners ...

by posted on April 23, 2022
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At the top of our lineup this week, some exciting news from the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits! MidwayUSA will return as the official sponsor of the 151st NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, which will be held in Houston, Texas, at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29, 2022. Check it out here!

Columnist Melissa Bachman writes, "Pork Chop’s first hunting trip was to accompany me on a hog and axis deer hunt. I had no clue how to train a dog, but I started with some tasty treats, offering them to her only when we were hunting. She slept on my chest in my coat while we sat in a blind, and when it was time to make a shot, I put her down in a blanket." Here's how a hunting dog named Pork Chop became a little ham!

Melissa Bachman and Pork Chop with mule deer

It seems like a mere six months ago that we here at NRA Women casually mentioned 16-year-old Ashlynne Thomas ... mainly because it was six months ago. However, by the time Thomas appeared at the 2021 A Girl & A Gun Fall Fest, she had already garnered some fairly impressive laurels. Today, Thomas' upwards trajectory got a big boost when Benelli announced that she's the latest addition to the company's winning 3-Gun team. What's more, the company predicts that the boost will be mutual.

Shoot Like A Girl has announced the winners of the second annual turkey hunt contest in partnership with Beretta USA. The winners, Cierra Black of Springfield, Tennessee, and Shawn Hawke of Oil City, Pennsylvania, will have the opportunity to participate in a guided turkey hunt at Midwest Whitetail Adventures in Clay Center, Kansas, April 21-25, 2022. These new hunters will have the chance to experience the spring turkey season for the first time with an all-female team ...

The results of the 2022 Palmetto State Armory USPSA Multigun Nationals are in, and three of our favorite sponsored shooters took home top honors. All members of the HIVIZ pro staff and competing using HIVIZ' optics, Lena Miculek, Lanny Barnes and NRA Women columnist Becky Yackley competed (and triumphed) against 139 of the toughest multigun shooters in the field. Get the details here!

If you’ve never heard of Cowboy Mounted Shooting or Jessica Amos, today’s the day! Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a fascinating and unique shooting sport in which competitors shoot balloon targets with blackpowder blanks from horseback, and Jessica Amos is the woman who just took multiple top titles at the 2022 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) National Championship held in Tunica, Mississippi. Who (and what) is the next big thing in competitive shooting?

Leupold has announced the return of Project Hunt, giving one lucky winner the rare opportunity to have his or her hunt filmed by a professional videographer and shared across Leupold’s digital platforms. The concept for this second contest remains the same: It’s your tag, your hunt, and your story. Are you the next Project Hunt winner?

Every time we turn around, DSG Outerwear is Doing Something Great. And if your obsession is turkey hunting, you'll want to pay attention. Just in time for chasing this season's gobblers, the women's hunting clothing company has announced a new partnership with Mossy Oak—along with a new line offered in the Mossy Oak Obsession spring camouflage pattern. Check it out here!

 

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