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.
ORPA Highpower Report for 2015
We hope that you have had a good winter and are ready to get back to the highpower shooting season. It has been an eventful winter for us due to reductions and changes in our schedule. It seems that we are having almost as many changes as the National Matches this year and hope you will bear with us for this season and continue with your amazing support. We hope that the weather will be as cooperative this season as it has been in recent years.
The 2015 Highpower season is ready to begin. The sanctions for the highpower tournaments have been applied for from the NRA and the CMP.
The schedule is as follows:
2015 Pistol Dates
BULLSEYE PISTOL SCHEDULE
STATE INDOOR PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP
Oak Harbor Conservation Club; Oak harbor, Ohio
Click HERE for Match Program (coming shortly)
April 11th & 12th, 2015
OHIO GOVERNOR'S TROPHY PISTOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Canton-McKinley Rifle & Pistol Club
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June 7, 2015
OHIO STATE OUTDOOR PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP
Canton McKinley Rifle & Pistol Club
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August 16, 2015
Reservations can be made or further information can be obtained by contacting the above mentioned people. ORPA membership is required to participate in any of these matches. Exceptions will be made for out of state competitors that can present a current membership card from their home state association. ORPA membership applications will be available at the stat offices for both new and renewal memberships.
ORPA Highpower Match Dates - 2015
As of this date ORPA has been approved for only two matches this year at Camp Perry. Due to financial constraints and reduced personnel, Camp Perry can only provide support for two weekends. We are still trying to get additional dates, but at this time, it seems very doubtful.
Accordingly our schedule at Camp Perry will be as follows:
May 30 NRA Regional Highpower Individual
May 31 CMP (Leg) EIC Match
June 27 Ohio State Individual Highpower and Service Rifle Championship (Run Concurrently)
June 28 CMP (Leg) EIC match
We anticipate holding a One Day Bob Wright Long Range Match at Alliance Rifle Club's range in Malvern, Ohio on June 20. Details will be in the bulletin to be mailed ASAP.
We regret the changes but they are beyond our control. We look forward to seeing you this year. Hopefully things will be back to normal in 2016.
Keith & Gwen Bailey
ORPA’s Electronic Gunsmoke to be Published Monthly
If you are not already an ORPA member, go to our membership page, click here, to Join Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association and start your montly subscription to our electronic newsletter, "GunSmoke".
New Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader Season ODNR considers a Success
Ohio muzzleloader hunters enjoyed warm weather as they harvested 5,608 antlerless white-tailed deer during the new antlerless-only muzzleloader hunting weekend Oct. 12-13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). "Ohio's first antlerless-only muzzleloader deer season was a success, and we are pleased so many hunters participated," said ODNR Director James Zehringer. "We remain committed to providing Ohio's sportsmen and women with some of the best hunting opportunities in the nation." The new antlerless muzzleloader weekend was the first opportunity to take advantage of Ohio's new extended hunting hours. A half hour of golden opportunity hunting time after sunset was added to all of this year's upcoming deer-gun hunting seasons. The Ohio counties that reported the most checked deer during the 2013 antlerless-only muzzleloader season: Ashtabula (200), Licking (164), Guernsey (144), Muskingum (143), Knox (141), Coshocton (138), Adams (135), Columbiana (128), Carroll (120), Athens (117) and Trumbull (117).
NRA STAND and FIGHT
"We Are America - We're Free Already and We Allow Politicians to Be In Power" - STAND and FIGHT
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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."