California Organization Gets
NRA Grant
Wilderness Unlimited, California's largest manager of private hunting and fishing opportunities, received a $1,300 grant from the NRA Foundation to aid in Wilderness Unlimited's introductory, educational shoot programs.

The funds were earmarked toward the purchase of five "youth" shotguns and a storage gun safe. The "youth" model shotguns are smaller framed, versus the standard "off the rack" shotgun. These easier-to-handle weapons aid in the beginning shooting experience for women and youth.

Wilderness Unlimited conducts several educational clinics each year, usually at their Sacramento Valley RV Camp facility on Highway 20, one mile east of Williams.

Wilderness Unlimited is a private club but some of these shoots are available to the public and are co-sponsored with the very popular California Department of Fish and Game's Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) Program.

On the weekend of November 16 and 17, a junior pheasant hunt was held where the youth guns were utilized for the first time. On November 23 and 24, a woman's pheasant hunt in conjunction with the BOW was be conducted. The NRA's generous grant no doubt added to the success of this event as well.

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