Sunday, July 19, 2009

Running Boar Raffle

>> *2^nd Alaska Sweepstakes for a Running Boar Range Continues*… by >> Keith Bayha>>>> You may recall that two years ago we launched a campaign to raise>> $10,000 to build a running boar range at Friendship [See the September>> issue of /MuzzleBlast/]. The prize was $3000 for a facilitated trip to>> Alaska, or any other purpose the winner decided upon. *Tickets are $20>> each or 6 for $100*. _The winning ticket will be drawn at the next>> national shoot to follow attaining our goal._ Inquiries about the status of>> this project have prompted this update. To date this program has raised
over $5000 for the project.>>>>>> This past spring we arranged to sweeten our prize and increase interest>> in the 2^nd Alaska Sweepstakes. Through the generosity of Clint>> Hlebechuk, his Hallo Bay Bear Camp has donated a bear viewing experience>> for one person at Katmai National Park, as follows:>>>> · The following would be the Donated/Sponsored Tour for 1 person>> (additional persons double occupancy fares can be purchased for $2850.>> And 20% of any additional booking for the winner’s party would go to the>> NMLRA running boar range project.)>>>> *_7 Days/6 Nights of Alaska Adventure for 1 Person--a $3500.00 value_*>> *Round Trip Air Transportation from Anchorage to Homer on Grant Air.(no>> restrictions) Value $250.00>>>> *2 Day Car Rental with Adventure Alaska Car Rental in Homer. Value $200>>>> *2 Nights lodging in Hoedels B&B or Alaska Bed & Bears in Homer Value >> $300.>>>> *1 Day Fishing Charter for Halibut or salmon with Memory Maker Charters>> out of Homer. Value $250>>>> *Round Trip Bush Plane Transport from Homer to Hallo Bay Bear Camp in>> Katmai Value $550.>>>> *3 Days/3 Nights at Hallo Bay Bear Camp in Katmai, lodging, all meals>> and guides. Value $1800.>>>> *1 Night Lodging at Ocean Shores Inn, Homer or Alaska Bed and Bears.>> Value $150>>>>>> · There are no black out dates, booking is based on space available.>>>> · The usual gratuities, meals while in town, fishing license, fish>> shipping, etc are not included, but all taxes are included.>>>> · The donated tour must be utilized by September 15th, 2010, but other>> arrangements may be possible. The winner will be able to negotiate>> changes as desired for his/her party.>>>> · For more information on this exciting addition to the sweepstakes>> prize check out their web site >> <> .>>

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pennsylvania Longrifle to become new State Symbol

The Pennsylvania Longrifle was introduced into the Pennsylvania Senate two weeks ago by PA Pat Browne of Allentown, as a resolution declaring it a new Pennsylvania Symbol. Why is this significant? Because the PA Flintlock Longrifle was more than a tool, it was defined as one of the finest examples of folk art to have ever come out of the 13 Colonies. The flintlock long rifle fed, clothed and protected the families of Pennsylvanians, and later continued to serve as a significant contribution to the War of Independence and westward expansion of the United States. To that end, the Jacobsburg Historical Society's members are volunteering at the Kutztown Folk Festival (June 27 to July 5; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to share the legacy and history of the Pennsylvania Long Rifle Museum at Boulton. NMLRA Longhunter Chairman, Dave Ehrig, is the current President of the JHS PA Longrifle Museum. For more information, contact the Jacobsburg Historical Society at; 610-759-9029.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NMLRA Scholarship Program

The deadline is quickly approaching to qualify for an NMLRA Scholarship in the 2009 cycle so you need to get your applications sent in! This year the NMLRA will be making some changes to its Scholarship Program, we will be giving out two, $1000 Scholarships in the fall only. This program is for members and their immediate family. You can download the form from the NMLRA web site at or request one from the NMLRA office. Go to NMLRA Programs on the website and click on Scholarship Applications. Be sure to follow directions carefully, include all materials indicated, and make sure the application is complete. You must be a graduating senior, enrolled in some form of higher education, or already going to college to qualify. You must also have an ACT or SAT score included, even if you are in college. If you have any questions about or would like to make a donation to the NMLRA Scholarship Program please contact Susie Szynalski via email at or call her at 574-772-4707. Enjoy the summer shooting season!