The 2015 Great American Outdoor Show—sponsored by the National Rifle Association and taking place Feb. 7–15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Penn.—will debut interactive events and competitions in addition to its 1,000-plus hunting, fishing and outdoor sports exhibitors.

Among the newest features is the Family Fun Zone, a kid-friendly area that will be open every day with camouflage painting, magnetic fishing, barrel racing and more.

“This year’s events are a great opportunity for the entire family to test their outdoor sports skills in a fun environment,” says Jeff Poole, NRA shows & exhibits managing director. “Between the show’s events, seminars, the NRA Foundation Banquet and the NRA Country Concert with Lee Brice and Thompson Square, there’s so much to do at the Great American Outdoor Show.”

Other events taking place include game calling contests and a 3-D Bowhunter Challenge. There will be more than 200 seminars and demonstrations hosted by some of the country’s top experts on hunting, fishing and more.

To purchase tickets to the event, visit greatamericanoutdoorshow.org. 

In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.

 

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center receives the AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award for its cleanliness and condition, which ranked in the top 25 percent of the 27,000 AAA inspected properties.

 

Located in Austin, South Congress Hotel and Hotel Ella are positioned as the perfect summer venues. Each hotel has offerings for a wide array of events and can accommodate corporate and social functions alike.