Points of Impact: August 21, 2021

ICYMI: First-Time Hunter Contest; Treestand Reading; The Debbie Drill

by posted on August 21, 2021
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While the Online Silent Auction for the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction is already underway, NRA Women will be soon heading to Houston, Texas, for the highly anticipated 150th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. If you are among the many thousands who are planning to attend, we’ve made it easy for you to navigate all of the activities planned specifically for NRA Women! Check out this NRA Women’s Guide to the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

The NRA Show—held this year over Labor Day weekend—demarcates the end of summer and the unofficial start of fall—which puts a spring in the step of all hunters. If hunting is on your growing bucket list, there’s no better time than now to join the ranks of outdoorswomen who have already discovered the benefits of this time-honored tradition. One lucky first-timer now has an opportunity to participate in an all-women Kansas pheasant hunt—if she is the lucky winner of Shoot Like A Girl’s second Hunt Like a Girl contest. Why not let it be you? Get all the details here.

Veteran hunters know that most treestand hunting involves a lot of sitting and waiting—and being very, very quiet. Reading is a noiseless activity that will help pass the time until the perfect buck shows himself. If you’re looking for an interesting read with a hunting theme, contributor Jo Deering highly recommends these six books.

But if the idea of having to scout for deer sign offers little appeal but you still want the outdoor experience, why not try camping? To make this activity a success, NRA Family’s Wendy LaFever suggests that using your head now will make the difference between a great night and an uncomfortable one. Check out her 10 tips for what to look for in the perfect campsite.

Meanwhile, those of you who are staying closer to home this fall should look to sharpen your shooting skills on the range—and it’s always most fun when you do this with good friends and family. One such group has been doing so for 25 years, and has even created its own special drill that has become an annual tradition they now call “The Debbie Drill.” Check it out from our friends at Shooting Illustrated.

And finally, from another of our NRA Official Journals, America’s 1 Freedom, comes a story about how some Utah teachers—many of whom are now armed—are being trained to actually save lives in a worst-case scenario. Read the story here.

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