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 Scholarships to Qualified High School Students Participating in Marksmanship

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CAMP PERRY, OHIO – The Civilian Marksmanship Program is taking applications for its annual college scholarship program, available to all graduating high school seniors who participate in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions.

Last year the CMP awarded 59 scholarships to non-JROTC students. It was the first year of the CMP’s expanded scholarship outreach program. In years passed, CMP scholarship awards were available only to those in or accepted into an ROTC program or to graduating JROTC cadets who had qualified to compete at the JROTC Service Championships. The CMP Scholarship Program no longer requires a relationship with an ROTC program. There are no changes in the program which affect graduating JROTC Service Championship qualifiers. The scholarship program provides a non-renewable one year scholarship for graduating seniors only – and is available to all graduating seniors who participate in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions. One half of the total allocation is set aside specifically for graduating JROTC seniors who qualified to compete at the CMP JROTC Service Championships. “We are truly excited that the CMP Board of Directors has extended our scholarship opportunities to the many qualified graduating seniors who participate in marksmanship competitions outside of JROTC programs,” said Christie Sewell, CMP North General Manager. “The CMP has extended this scholarship offer to the many deserving college-bound high school senior rifle or pistol competitors who have helped our programs thrive. Of course, our support of the JROTC Cadet Commands remains unwavering,” Sewell said. The CMP offers up to 150 $1,000 scholarships to qualified graduating seniors active in marksmanship programs. In the 2012-13 school year, CMP awarded 138 scholarships, totaling $150,000. CMP has awarded approximately million in scholarships since 2005. Members of high school shooting programs, 4-H shooting programs, American Legion, Boy Scouts, CMP-affiliated club competitors and others are invited to apply for college scholarship assistance in addition to JROTC. Eligibility requirements for CMP scholarships: • Be a U.S. Citizen.

• Be of good moral character. • Have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. • Be a graduating high school senior • Demonstrate acceptance to a university, college or trade school leading to a diploma or trade certification. • Qualified for CMP JROTC Service Championships OR • Demonstrate rifle or pistol marksmanship competition experience. To obtain specific scholarship program regulations and application forms for all other scholarship applicants, log onto https://www.thecmp.org/Competitions/Scholarships.htm

 

Gary Anderson Invitational 1 December 2012

 

You are invited to participate in the 2012 Gary Anderson Invitational, to be hosted at both the CMP Competition Center South in Anniston, Alabama, and at the CMP Competition Center North at Camp Perry, Ohio. The match is a junior three-position air rifle match that is a sanctioned CMP Cup Match and an outstanding competition opportunity for every school or junior club shooting team. This event is named after the former Director of the Civilian Marksmanship Gary Anderson, whose influence and guidance has significantly impacted the success of three-position air rifle shooting. We sincerely hope you and your team will join us in Anniston or at Camp Perry in December for a great competition. For more information, please visit https://www.thecmp.org/3p/GAI.htmCIC Press Release The African Indaba E-Newsletter Returns The African Indaba free-of-charge electronic-newsletter is back with a new and expanded editorial committee. African Indaba is a non-profit, bi-monthly e-newsletter intended for hunter-conservationists and any persons interested in the hunting, conservation and management of Africa’s wildlife. African Indaba was conceived in 2003 by Gerhard Damm, the current President of the CIC Division Applied Science. It is distributed to over 12,000 addresses in more than 130 different countries, including, but not restricted to: hunters, wildlife researchers, students, members of conservation NGOs, and government agencies. In the future, African Indaba will serve as the official CIC medium on African affairs. The newly established Editorial Committee, which works on an honorary basis, has, however, full editorial independence over the contents and policy of the publication. Besides Gerhard Damm (South Africa) as Chief-editor the Editorial Committee consists of Dr. Rolf D. Baldus (Germany), Vernon Booth (Zimbabwe), Peter Flack (South Africa) and Ali Kaka (Kenya). For free subscriptions (give name, adress and institution) write to: [email protected] For previous issues visit the link: https://www.africanindaba.co.za/

 

Guiding Principles on Trophy Hunting Released by IUCN SSC The Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has adopted guiding principles on trophy hunting. The aim is that these guidelines will be widely used by IUCN members, Governments and others for policy and management decisions related to trophy hunting, for instance in the design of new trophy hunting programs or the review of existing ones. A similar directive was already published by the Sheep Specialist Group of IUCN several years ago.

 

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of more than 7,500 volunteer experts from almost every country in the world, all working together towards conserving biodiversity. The majority of members are deployed in more than 120 Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities and Task Forces. The IUCN, of which the CIC is a member, has long recognized that the wise and sustainable use of wildlife can be consistent with and contribute to its conservation, because the social and economic benefits derived from the use of species can provide incentives for people to conserve them and their habitats. This document can therefore build on existing IUCN policies. Trophy hunting is seen as a tool which can be used to create incentives for the conservation of species and their habitats and for the equitable sharing of the benefits associated with the use of natural resources. The Principles highlight that species which are rare or threatened may be included in trophy hunting as part of site-specific conservation strategies. The CIC President, Bernard Lozé, welcomed the Guiding Principles as another political milestone of IUCN in the field of the sustainable use of natural resources. He thanked IUCN for its continued engagement with the topic. “The general principles outlined in the document are in line with the policies and the conservationist thinking of the world hunting organization CIC”, he said. As a concrete example to demonstrate this link, he quoted from the IUCN document, which states that trophy hunting “is a form of wildlife use that, when well managed, may assist in furthering conservation objectives by creating the revenue and economic incentives for the management and conservation of the target species and its habitat, as well as supporting local livelihoods. However, if poorly managed, it can fail to deliver these benefits.” The CIC President also pointed out that the two examples, which the IUCN SSC describes in the annex of the document as successful examples of sustainable trophy hunting, namely the Namibian conservancies and the Torghar Markhor hunting project are both Winners of the prestigious CIC Markhor Prize.

 

Airline Transportation of Firearms

 

To answer questions new airline security procedures have raised for NRA members transporting firearms in their checked baggage, NRA-ILA staff contacted the Office of Security Regulation and Policy at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You can transport a firearm in your checked baggage subject to state and local restrictions, but you should first check with your airline or travel agent to see if firearms are permitted in checked baggage on the airline you are flying. Ask about limitations or fees that may apply at this time. NRA-ILA is working toward achieving uniformity and fairness in the rules and regulations that law-abiding gun owners face in their travels. While surely few NRA members could forget this, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants to remind all travelers that attempting to bring firearms onto a plane in carry-on luggage is a serious federal violation. This is a “strict liability” offense, and TSA says violators can be, and have been, convicted regardless of criminal intent, or even if they simply forgot they possessed a firearm. TSA is obliged to enforce all the existing laws within its jurisdiction and will do so vigorously. Firearms carried as checked baggagemust be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container and declared to the airline at check-in. Only the passenger may have the key or combination. Small arms ammunition must be placed in an appropriate container: “securely packed in fiber, wood, or metal boxes, or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. ” Under TSA regulations, ammunition may be packed in the same locked container as the unloaded firearm, but airline rules may differ. Some airlines, as private businesses, have imposed additional restrictions or requirements, such as limiting the number of guns that can be transported in a single case, or providing different standards under which gun cases may or may not be exempt from excess baggage limitations. Especially for international flights, many airlines follow industry guidelines that limit ammunition to 11 lbs. per passenger. Again, NRA-ILA is working to secure fair and uniform rules. Following Congress’s mandate that all checked baggage must be screened for explosives, many travelers have become concerned by announcements that passengers should leave bags unlocked to allow hand inspection. This suggestion, the TSA made clear, does not apply to baggage containing firearms.All gun containers must still be locked after they are declared at the ticket counter. Checked bags-including those containing firearms-will then be screened for explosives by various means. Depending on the airport, methods may include high-tech “sniffers” that analyze chemical vapors, X-ray machines, trained bomb detection dogs or a combination of these systems. Not all of these methods can differentiate explosives from the gunpowder residues on a fired gun or in loaded ammunition. If the screening detects explosive materials other than those associated with ammunition, or if screeners can’t determine the exact nature of the alarm, and if all means available (such as X-rays) cannot rule out the possible presence of explosives, TSA screeners, working with airline representatives, will make every effort to contact the passenger so that the passenger can supply the key or combination to open the case, eliminating the need to break locks. Cases will not be labeled as containing firearms. That practice was outlawed almost 10 years ago. Federal law now states: “No common or contract carrier shall require or cause any label, tag, or other written notice to be placed on the outside of any package, luggage, or other container that such package, luggage, or other container contains a firearm.” [18 USC Sec. 922(e)] TSA will warn any airline that is marking cases that it is in violation of the law. As always, since some airline counter clerks may have little training or experience in these procedures, gun owners should contact the airline in advance, obtain a written copy of the airline policy from a reservation clerk or the airline’s website, and bring it to the airport in order to answer any questions that arise at check-in. For further information, see: https://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1666.shtm

 

TheArtemis 2012 Project:Getting the Word Out to the Hunting Crowd For the ther year, our Federation, in collaboration with the “Ares –Club im NYC Metropolitan Area; has scheduled a Target Practice session for the benefit of Hellene and Philhellene hunters on the use of firearms and the procedure followed in cleaning and maintaining them. In view of open hunting season, legislation concerning this sport prohibits hunters practicing freely in the woods, imposing big fines as well as the attachment of their firearms and their cars.

 

ARTEMIS 2012 Shooting Exercises Event for Sunday November 11, 2012 is Cancelled Dear All, I hope everyone is safe and well from the effects of the hurricane. After considering the aftermath of hurricane Sandy and the continuing overall stressful situation with the power outages (including our Shooting Range in Calverton LI NYl), gas shortage,etc., the USHHFSAEC Board along with ARES-CLUB decided to cancel the Artemis 2012 event scheduled for this coming Sunday, November 11, 2012. The event will be rescheduled (date to be announced)

 

Our recommendation to hunters of Hellenic origin they follow our target workshop cheduled for Sunday, November 11th at 1:00 pm, by participating in them at the Calverton, NY Shooting Range, off the Long Island Expressway. We also advise that children age 12 and over will be admitted with a parent so that our young would have the right to either become hunters themselves or follow their parent as novices. It is imperative that all hunters arrive with the same firearms they intend to use during the hunting season as well as protection for their eyes and ears, also bearing their identification and license. For those who do not possess guns yet, they will have the opportunity to use our own. Directions to the Calverton Shooting Gallery in Long Island, NY: Take the LIE #495 and get off at exit 71, and making a right turn after the exit. Continue on Local Route #94 (Nugent Drive,) and after 3/4 of mile you will see a sign to the right, Calverton Shooting Range. Brink this newsletter with you and present it to the authorized agents, George Manikas, Vasilis Papavgeris, Gerasimos Ambrosiatos and George Argyros. Phone 917-3990394.


ARTEMIS 2012 Shooting Exercises Event for Sunday November 11, 2012 is Cancelled Dear All, I hope everyone is safe and well from the effects of the hurricane. After considering the aftermath of hurricane Sandy and the continuing overall stressful situation with the power outages (including our Shooting Range in Calverton LI NYl), gas shortage,etc., the USHHFSAEC Board along with ARES-CLUB decided to cancel the Artemis 2012 event scheduled for this coming Sunday, November 11, 2012. The event will be rescheduled (date to be announced)

 

 

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