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Welcome to the OFFICIAL NRA State Association for Ohio

Ohio is the hub of one of the largest competitive pistol shooting area in the country. It is also the home of The National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held at Camp Perry, the largest outdoor shooting range in the country. Ohio also hosted the Grand American ATA Shotgun Championships at Vandalia until 2005.

Each years thousands of shooters in many different disciplines migrate to Ohio to participate in shooting sports- From the National Matches to local weekly trap shoots and turkey shoots, Ohio is active in all phases of the Shooting Sports.

ORPA is committed to defending our rights as citizens to keep and bear arms as well as to promote safety, education and marksmanship.

Read more: Welcome to the OFFICIAL NRA State Association for Ohio

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NRA Board of Directors Elections

The NRA Board of Directors Elections will be coming up early next year.  While ORPA cannot and will not endorse any candidate for the board, we as a competitive shooting organization do support candidates who represent competitive shooting.  

Click here to view a poster of competitive shooting candidates.

Celebrating a Centenial- Milt Long 1917-2017

MiltLongSmMilt Long was a long-time Trustee with ORPA from sometime in the 50’s until the turn of the century. He was the “Mr. Camp Perry” for our organization. His dedication to improving programs and features at the Camp, as well as maintaining relationships with Camp Perry personnel, was second to none and may never be duplicated again. Ask any old-time High Power or Smallbore shooter and I’m sure they can relate a story or two about Milt and his exploits. Everything from sidewalks to pit improvements had his fingerprints on it. I’ve known Milt since the late 80’s when I first became an ORPA Trustee. I always knew him to be this quiet, unassuming man with the low key demeanor who never let anything get in his way to accomplishing his goals. In fact I can’t ever recall a time I ever saw him angry. But there were a couple times when his eyes would narrow and his speech slowed down to enunciate every syllable and a wide path would clear to make room for him. This usually was followed up with another goal accomplished and more betterment finalized. A remarkable man indeed. 

After 100 years and a month,  Milt passed away peacefully in his Port Clinton residence.  Click here to read his obituary. 

On behalf of the ORPA Trustees, Officers and Directors I would like to extend our condolences to the Long family and to thank them for sharing Milt and his service with us.  

God Bless you Milt, we all are so proud to have known you!

by G. Martin Capito, Sr.
     President - ORPA
     19 August 2017

Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC)

NRA is announcing a recruitment effort for clubs to put on a Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC).​ See the following for information on the YHEC program and how to get your club involved.

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My name is Eddie and I am the Program Coordinator for NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). YHEC is a nationwide hunter education program that was created in 1985 to get more kids interested in hunting and to provide them with a safe environment to develop and improve upon marksmanship, hunting, outdoor and safety skills. YHEC events are held all over the country for one or two days as kids 18 and under compete in up to eight shooting and responsibility events under simulated hunting situations. There is ZERO cost to the NRA to host a YHEC and we provide you with marketing and logistic support as well as event materials such as animal paper targets, t-shirts, Hunter's Guides, bags, scorebooks and more for free. Grants are available through the NRA to help with funding and if you qualify as the official state YHEC event, the NRA will give you $10 for every participant.

Read more: Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC)

U.S. Constitution; Amendent II

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Ohio Constitution, Art.1.04 (1851)

"The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power."

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