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The State of Deer

Hunters have reason for both concern and optimism this season, according to the National Deer Alliance.


INSPIRATION AND OPPORTUNITY

Shooting sports are riding a rising tide of popularity in the United States. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Program remains one of the largest and longest running gateways to a variety of shooting disciplines.

CLAY CLASS

School-sanctioned programs aimed at steering students toward the shooting sports are gaining ground in districts across the United States. The USA High School Clay Target League expanded to 11 states in 2016.

NRA CAMP

When Traci Humphrey first arrived at the NRA Whittington Center’s Adventure Camp in 2011, she was a shy 15-year-old hoping for a chance to hone her trapshooting skills. What she experienced changed her life.

GOOD SCOUTS

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s oldest and largest youth development organizations. It’s also a strong proponent of the shooting sports.

AIM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

A coalition of shooting sports companies including Federal Ammunition is supporting the Kids & Clays Foundation’s mission to help critically ill children and their families win the fight of their lives against cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

THE RECRUITER

Trish Engel is on a mission. As Youth Programs Coordinator for the Mule Deer Foundation, she tirelessly pursues opportunities to introduce young people to hunting, conservation and the great outdoors.