ATA Partners with NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show

ATA - Archery Trade AssociationNEW ULM, Minn. – The Archery Trade Association is partnering with the National Rifle Association to help promote archery and bowhunting in February during the NRA’s new Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

This nine-day event – scheduled for Feb. 1-9 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center – replaces the former Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show, which shut down earlier this year after its owner, Reed Exhibitions, sparked a boycott by banning AR-style rifles and high-capacity magazines at the event. [Read more…]

NRA Debuts Great American Outdoor Show Website

Great American Outdoor ShowFAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is debuting a brand new website to provide information on the upcoming Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 1-9, 2014.

On the website,, vendors and attendees will find constant updates on exhibitor information, sponsorship opportunities, a floor plan layout, hotel/travel information, event information, ticket purchasing and more for the February 1-9, 2014 show. [Read more…]

ZEISS Wins Two Outdoor Life Top Honors For HT & HD Binoculars

ZEISS Wins Two Outdoor Life Top Honors For HT & HD BinocularsNORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA.- Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, received two coveted Editor’s Choice Awards for the new VICTORY HT 10×42 and CONQUEST HD 8×32 in the Outdoor Life’s 2013 Gear Test. John Snow, Outdoor Life Shooting Editor, presented the Editor’s Choice Awards during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. [Read more…]

IWLA Presents NRA Basic Shotgun Course

Our NRA instructors will be conducting a Basic Shotgun Shooting Course on Saturday,  June 12th 2010 at our facility that is open to all LCC-IWLA members and the community.  The course objective is to teach the fundamental knowledge, skills and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in  shooting a moving target.  Perfect for those interested in skeet shooting; hunting; those new to shotguns or individuals interested in perfecting their shotgun skills and increasing their knowledge.   The course outlines includes:

Lesson 1 – Shotgun Knowledge & Safe Handling

Lesson 2 – Ammunition Knowledge & the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting

Lesson 3 – Firing the First Shots

Lesson 4 – Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise

Lesson 5 – Shotgun Games and Activities

The cost of the course is $75.00 (25.00 deposit required to hold your seat).   Space is limited and seats are reserved on a 1st come basis.  You can register from our website or send an email to

Hope to see you there.

Gary Deck

NRA Instructor

Young Hunters in America

Ciro's First HuntThere’s a lot of buzz about how hunting is on the decline.  Havalon Knives would like to recognize a few organizations that work toward raising awareness and educating young hunters on this useful outdoor sport.

1.  The National Rifle Association sponsors the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

2.  Young Hunters of America sponsors scholarships for young outdoor sportsmen.

3.  Young Hunters Unlimited is a Christian organization dedicated to promoting awareness of hunting.

4.  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers chapter level hunting heritage education programs and activities. Find out more here.

5. The National Wildlife Foundation supports conservation and wildlife activities for kids and young adults.

These are just a few of the organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and creating educational opportunities for young adults who want to learn more about hunting. Havalon Knives admires their efforts in working toward raising the number of participants in outdoor sports.