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  • Two months after going full time as a writer I joined POMA and attended their convention in Ogden. POMA has helped me make a lot of good contacts, writing and Pro-staff deals. I don’t see how you can go wrong by joining. If you want to write part-time, it will make you a better writer. If you want to go full-time, you’ll make more contacts.... Read More
    Tom Claycomb Freelance writer
  • It pays to be a POMA member, Darren Warner said in a recent note to POMA. As a member, I'm able to receive more than three times as much for my work, from Buckmasters Rack magazine, than I would if I were not a POMA member.
    Darren Warner Freelance Writer
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    Josh Wolfe Asst. Editor - Sporting Classics Magazine; Editor - Sporting Classics Daily
  • POMA is a money maker! A casual conversation at the POMA business conference turned into a friendship, and almost immediately, into a lucrative business deal for Gun Talk Media. In business, it's often about the contacts, and POMA provides quality contacts.
    Tom Gresham Gun Talk Media
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WHAT’S NEW

  • RMEF Grants Fund 30 Conservation, Hunting Heritage Projects in Pennsylvania

    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $73,410 in grants to fund 30 wildlife habitat and hunting heritage projects across 44 counties in Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania is home to some prime elk habitat but some of it also needs treatment to stimulate the growth of new forage that benefits a wide range of wildlife. This grant

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  • Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Honors Insulators Local 14 Member John Stahl with Conservation Steward of the Year Award

    The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has honored International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (Insulators) Local 14 Member John Stahl with the 2019 Insulators Conservation Steward of the Year Award for his exemplary commitment to conservation and community service.  The award recognizes volunteers from each of the USA’s charter unions who have

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  • This week on DSC’s BBKO Radio network

    All he does is catch big green bass! Jacob Wheeler has taken the fishing world by storm since early on. He won an FLW All-American title at 20 years old, the Forrest Wood Cup at 21 (youngest angler to accomplish that), the first two Bassmaster Elite tournaments he ever fished and stage seven of this

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  • Federal Ammunition is Educational Sponsor for NSSF 2019 Range-Retailer Business Expo

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Federal Ammunition has signed on to be the Educational Sponsor of its 2019 Range-Retailer Business ExpoTM. Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Ammunition is a maker of handgun, shotgun and rifle ammunition for the consumer,

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  • NRA Introduces Modular CCW Course for Instructors and Students

    FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is excited to announce the new NRA CCW Course for NRA Instructors, Training Counselors and their students. The National Rifle Association developed this course based on the feedback received from our Instructors and Training Counselors. The NRA General Operations Division, in conjunction with the NRA Institute for Legislative Action,

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  • Smokin’ Gun Worx Receives NSSF Five-Star Rating

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence to Smokin’ Gun Worx in Forreston, Illinois. Located in a small village in the northern part of the state not far from the Wisconsin

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  • Goins & Wheat Win Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Wild Card

    WEST POINT, MS – As title sponsor of the Bassmaster High School Series and official pattern of B.A.S.S.,Mossy Oak Fishing is thrilled to congratulate Andon Goins and Blake Wheat on winning the 2019 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Wild Card presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. This tournament took place on Cumberland Lake and

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  • Jacob Pries Joins QDMA as Policy Intern

    ATHENS, GA (June 13, 2019) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to announce that Jacob Pries has joined the organization as a policy intern. The position is part of QDMA’s Conservation Department under Director Kip Adams and will focus on legislative issues impacting white-tailed deer and wildlife conservation and advancing QDMA’s advocacy efforts.

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  • Console Vault Becomes Latest Sponsor of NSSF’S Project ChildSafe

    NEWTOWN, Conn., and POWELL, Ohio — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association of the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that firearms storage manufacturer Console Vault® has become a financial sponsor of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe® program. “Thefts of firearms from vehicles has been a concern in many parts of the country and

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  • Twenty Years for Project Childsafe; CA’s Ammo Background Check – This Week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk

    Mandeville, LA – It’s an examination of why anti-gun politicians and journalists are the true “mass murderers” in the US. Plus, two decades of a proven gun safety program, California’s background check on ammunition, the premiere of self-defense series First Person Defender, and more, this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated

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