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September 27th, 2019

HAVA — Honored American Veterans Afield

HAVA honored american veterans afield hunting shooting wounded warrior program

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) is a volunteer organization that provides hunting and shooting experiences for American military veterans and injured active military personnel. HAVA has sponsored events in Texas, Georgia, South Dakota, Montana, North Carolina, California, Washington, Florida, and other states. HAVA was conceived and organized in 2007 by shooting sports industry executives to help the healing and re-integration of disabled veterans and injured active military back into normal American life through participation in outdoor events.

HAVA honored american veterans afield hunting shooting wounded warrior program

One of the most recent HAVA events was the 7th Annual HAVA/Rockcastle Family Day at the Park City, KY shooting complex on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Over 300 disabled veterans, family members, and volunteers assembled to share a day of shooting, winning prizes, eating good food, and enjoying fellowship with other military veterans who have bravely protected the American dream.

HAVA honored american veterans afield hunting shooting wounded warrior program

Every year, HAVA conducts a series of hunting and shooting events for groups of disabled veterans and injured active military. Many of these events include instruction by world-class shooting experts, such as Jerry Miculek. The next major HAVA event will be the 12th Annual National Family Day, to be held in San Antonio, Texas on October 19, 2019. EVENT INFO HERE. Admission is FREE, and all disabled veteran participants will receive a backpack full of gifts.

HAVA organizes hunting adventures throughout the United States
HAVA honored american veterans afield hunting shooting wounded warrior program

HAVA states: “These veterans have given their full measure of commitment to the preservation of their country’s values, and deserve America’s contribution to their healing process to whatever degree necessary to accomplish physical, mental and cultural rehabilitation.”

HAVA honored american veterans afield hunting shooting wounded warrior program

HAVA honored american veterans afield hunting shooting wounded warrior program

HAVA, through its Sustaining Sponsors, contributors, and volunteers, provides services to veterans in recognition of their sacrifice and service to a grateful nation. If you would like to support HAVA’s programs, you can make a tax-deductible donation through www.HonoredVeterans.org.

HAVA honored american veterans afield hunting shooting wounded warrior program

About HAVA — Honored American Veterans Afield
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events, and other outdoor sports activities. Sustaining sponsor companies are: Smith & Wesson, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SIG SAUER, Academi, Arnold Defense, Crimson Trace, E3 Training, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), Operation Hat Trick, Ruger, Savage, Surefire, Taurus, Vista Outdoor/Federal, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. To learn more about HAVA, go to: www.HonoredVeterans.org.

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August 29th, 2012

Rockcastle Pro-Am 3-Gun Championship Draws Record Numbers

Rockcastle Pro-amMore than 500 competitors from 43 states and three foreign countries made their way to Rockcastle Shooting Center (Park City, KY) this past weekend to participate in the AR15.com/Rockcastle Pro-Am 3-Gun Championship. These attendance numbers are huge for a shooting match. The 2012 Rockcastle Pro-Am set a new record as the single largest gathering of competitors and sponsors ever for the emerging sport of 3-Gun. At this year’s Rockcastle event, the nation’s top 3-Gun pros competed on eight tough stages designed by past/present 3-Gun champions. Amateurs shot seven similar stages on a separate course, tailored especially for the amateur/celebrity competitors. CLICK HERE for complete match results.

Rockcastle 3-gun Pro-Am
16-year-old Noveske Shooting Team member Katie Harris at Pro Stage 7, Day 1 of the Rockcastle Pro-Am 3-Gun Championship. Photo by Magpul Industries.

Here’s the official Rockcastle Pro-Am promo video produced at the 2011 Championship:

Here’s a POV (Helmet Cam) Video Taken by Competitor Rick Birdsall in the 2012 Rockcastle Pro-Am:

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August 1st, 2011

2011 Masters Tournament Raises $37K for First Shots Program

Top firearms industry executives and pro shooters participated in the Ninth Annual Shooting Industry Masters, held July 22-23 in Park City, Kentucky. A record-breaking 370 competitors raised $37,000 for NSSF’s First Shots program. This brings the amount raised by the Masters for First Shots to $94,000 in three years. The Masters, held at the Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park Mammoth Resort, is owned and operated by FMG Publications. The leading male and female pro shooters were Jerry Miculek (Team Smith & Wesson) and Tasha Hanish (Team FNH).

“We had nearly 500 people each day participating in the event, with competitors and volunteers combined,” said Randy Molde, match chairman. “It was exciting to see so many folks who are used to sitting behind desks all day out enjoying the sport they help make better. We’re thankful they chose to spend the weekend with us to support First Shots.”

The Masters is a handgun, rifle, shotgun competition divided into two classifications: Industry and Open. The Industry class is for new to intermediate shooters, while the Open class is for professional and advanced shooters, many of whom compete on the USPSA and 3-Gun Nation circuits. Regardless of class, scores are not published. This helps maintain the traditional, no-pressure, fun atmosphere of the Masters.

2011 Shooting Industry Masters Top Shooters and Teams
Open Class Industry Class

High Team: Open Class – Team JP Enterprises, Tony Holmes, Kurt Miller, Don Bednorz, Trapr Swonson and John Paul.

High Shooter: Open Class – Jerry Miculek, Team Smith & Wesson 1

High Lady: Open Class – Tasha Hanish, Team FNH

High Team: Industry Class – Team Sierra Bullets, Darren Leskiw, Tommy Todd, Matt Reams and Mark Walker

High Shooter: Industry Class – Jens Krogh, Team Benelli 1

High Lady: Industry Class – Katie Harris

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February 15th, 2011

Registration Opens for Big Rockcastle Pro Am 3-Gun Match

Online registration opens today (Feb. 15) for the Rockcastle Pro Am 3-Gun Championship, the largest 3-Gun match in the country. At the match to be held August 26-28, 2011, the nation’s top 3-Gun pros will compete over two and a half days running eight tough stages designed by former and current 3-Gun champions. Amateurs will compete over two days shooting seven similar stages on a separate course, tailored especially for the amateur and celebrity competitors. Over 500 shooters, across both divisions, are expected to participate.

RockCastle 3-gun Pro Am Championship:

Be Ready to Register at 9:30 ET Tonight
The online registration process commences at 9:30 PM (evening) Eastern Time. There is a good chance that all available places for this match will be reserved right away. You’ll want to be ready when registration opens at 9:30 pm ET. Similar matches have filled up very quickly and every indication is this match will be no exception. UPDATE: As of 11:59 pm 2/15/2011 (Pacific Time), the online registration system was still accepting signups — so if you want to sign up, give it a try.

To learn how to register, go to the Match Schedule Page and read ALL the instructions. You can download the match application in advance and get that filled out. If you have never done this process before, you can practice at www.lchico5u.com/ar15.html. The practice page will be open until 8 PM Eastern on Tuesday, February 15th.

Online Registration
Match registration will be done online and require submitting registration after 9:30 PM Eastern Time (down to the second). Registration will be taken in order of receipt to the database, registration will require picking a division (Pro or AM) and will allow registration of a friend. A confirmation number will be sent out to those in the match, while late registrants will be placed on a waiting list. Applications and payment will be required to be sent in with confirmation numbers after online registration.

The match has also been named a points match for the 2011 FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Tour. With points on the line, film crews will capture all the action for “3-Gun Nation Television” on Versus. The 2,000-acre Rockcastle resort is the newest addition to the Park Mammoth property located in south central Kentucky. Visit RockCastleShootingCenter.com to view the shooting areas and facilities.

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