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ORPA encourages and sponsors youth and adult training and participation in local, regional and national level competitions for a variety of firearm disciplines.

We Are The Official NRA State Association for Ohio


To learn more about HighPower, Long Range, Smallbore, and Air Rifles.

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To learn more about Bullseye Pistol Shooting, both indoors and outdoors.

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To learn more about the growing Shooting disciplines of the ‘Old West’.

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To learn more about the annual ORPA sponsored hunting competitions.

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To learn more about ORPA’s Support of Ohios collegiate competitors.

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Junior Programs

To Learn More about our Junior Rifle and Pistol Programs for Junior Shooters.

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Recent News

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Be A Hunting Ambassador

When you think of an ambassador you think of someone in a foreign country representing their country's interests in that country.  Being a hunting ambassador is similar in that every hunter has an ability to either turn on to hunting or off of hunting.  Less than 6%...
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2022 Ohio Deer Hunters Continue Successful Season

All across Ohio hunters took advantage of the Bonus firearm season harvest 15,000 deer that will feed their families and others through the Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) program.  The harvest has been above the three year average even with the EHD...

2022 Water Fowl Survey from ODNR

For the hunters that pursue water fowl you can find the ODNR survey a useful tool in determining when birds are starting to migrate at a lot of the major lakes around Ohio.  As well as information on Goose migration,  dabbler ducks, diver ducks, swans, and Sandhill...

2022 Spring Turkey Hunting Season

The Ohio Spring 2022 Turkey season saw another decline in the number of turkeys taken.  The ODNR credits the decline to lower turkey numbers, fewer hunters, and the weather.  All parts play into the turkey harvest.  Reducing the harvest to one turkey per hunter also...
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2022 Ohio Triple Crown

The Ohio Triple Crown is a three-match aggregate match derived from the top three 2700 matches in the state. First is the second annual Cardinal 4 Gun Showdown that starts July 3rd – July 6th. July 3rd will be a Practice and Registration Day with Matches beginning on...

2022-2023 Hunting Seasons Set

The 2022-2023 Hunting Season dates have been set with changes in turkey bag limits, deer back limits, and CWD surveillance zones To read the ODNR news release click on this link:...

2021/2022 Deer Hunting Season Results

The 2021/2022 Deer season results are in and it was the largest number of deer taken since 2013. Read the entire report here from the ODNR.  

2021/2022 Muzzleloader Season Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio hunters completed the 2022 muzzleloader season with 12,141 deer checked from Saturday, Jan. 8 to Tuesday, Jan. 11, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the past three years, an average of 11,501...
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2021 Ohio Triple Crown

The Annual Triple Crown Match is Back for 2021!

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2018 Highpower at Camp Perry Results

Hello Shooters, Thank you all for coming out and making the 2018 ORPA Highpower match at Camp Perry a success!   Pictured to the left is Roy Mitchell the ORPA State Service Rifle Champion.  Roy shot a 788 with 34 X's.  In second place in Service Rifle was David...

About Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association

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

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

Our Goals


To support the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and the rights of lawful firearms owners.


To promote, develop and encourage marksmanship


To promote firearms safety


To promote hunting as a vital wildlife management technique


To promote, develop and encourage competition in marksmanship between individuals, teams and all other organizations interested therein


To promote and encourage favorable legislation for the establishment and maintenance of suitable ranges


To secure the issuance of arms, ammunition and other equipment for practice


To promote, encourage and create a public sentiment in favor of marksmanship, not only as a clean and wholesome sport, but also as a very necessary, essential and vital means of national defense.

Each year 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 Shooting Sports.

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Help Us Continue Ohio’s Firearms Heritage

Join the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association Today!


Learn-to-shoot clinics.


Chances to compete in state & national matches.


Ability to purchase firearms from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.


Support the Second Amendment in Ohio.


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