American Hunter - June 2013 - 69

Future of Hunting

"I love sharing my joy of shooting and love teaching women and
children how to be safe and responsible gun owners..." Janet has set
up a named endowment that will be funded through her will to benefit
education, women and youth programs.

"W

e want to make sure that all
Americans can live in a country
where they can protect themselves and
their families, where people are free to
enjoy hunting and the outdoors. I am a
patriot and I am proud to be free."-Janet
Nyce on why she and her husband Jim
volunteer their time and donate to
support The NRA Foundation.
Jim Nyce grew up on a farm in rural
Pennsylvania hunting and trapping. He
met his future wife Janet while still a teen
and wanted to share his love of hunting and shooting with her, but that first
experience firing a shotgun was, in her
words, "terrible." Perhaps it was the fact
that her first shooting experience was
with a 16-ga. shotgun. The kick from that
first shot left a lasting impression, and a
couple of bruises, when she got knocked
off her feet. In the end it was good old
American perseverence that won out.
Janet eventually got used to the shotgun
and obtained a hunting license.
This experience and what she learned

as a female hunter led Janet to want to
help other women enjoy the outdoors. She
became an NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor. Janet also mastered handgun shooting
and obtained a carry permit, and has been
a hunter for almost five decades, taking
exotic hunting trips around the globe.
Jim and Janet Nyce raised three
children and now have six grandchildren,
all raised to appreciate the outdoors and
the rural American traditions of family,
independence and community. It is that
spirit of community that led Janet Nyce to
become a lifelong volunteer with the NRA,
first with Becoming an Outdoor Woman
camps, followed by Women In the Outdoor
events, Women On Target events and
High Country Wilderness camps. She also
became certified to teach "Refuse To Be
A Victim," a life-changing personal safety
class designed by women.
Jim and Janet became involved with
Friends of NRA and the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, as well as the NRA Youth
Education Summit, which teaches young
Ray S. Hosier, Jr.

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Jim and Janet Nyce
leaders the importance of the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights. "I love sharing my joy
of shooting and love teaching women and
children how to be safe and responsible
gun owners and hunters," said Janet. For
all her efforts the NRA recognized Janet
Nyce in 2010 with the Marion P. Hammer
Woman of Distinction Award. "I owe so
much to the NRA. I took my first shooting
lessons from an NRA class," said Janet.
Although retired from their familyowned building and construction supply
business, which continues to be run by
the fourth generation of the Nyce family,
Jim and Janet continue to donate to The
NRA Foundation in support of the many
programs they love. Additionally, Janet has
set up a named endowment that will be
funded through her will to benefit education, women and youth programs.

HELP PRESERVE
OUR FREEDOMS

ur Founding Fathers gave to us a great gift, the
gift of liberty. You, too, can give this same gift to
Americans yet to be born so that they may enjoy the
freedom that so many have fought to preserve. By
supporting the NRA and its related organizations you
can ensure that our American legacy will live on and
you can continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with
past and future generations as part of that legacy.
Large or small, it is easier than ever before to make a
lasting donation or gift to the NRA. NRA staff is always
here to assist you whether is it through a simple will,
a charitable trust, an annuity, an endowment, a life
insurance policy or a gift of cash or property.
Contact staff today for your personal consultation.
877-NRA-GIVE (672-4483)
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www.nraplannedgiving.org

Ray Hosier, Jr., a decorated naval officer and pilot, served in three wars. He
met his wife, Shirley Claire (inset), who served as a medical officer, during
World War II. Hosier always viewed his firearms as tools of freedom.
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