PRFA to Exhibit at NEACA Arms Collectors Show in Saratoga City Center on October 31 - November 1

The Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc. (PRFA) will host a display at the big NEACA arms collectors show at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1, 2009. The exhibit will tell about the threat that DEC acquisition of private land for the Forest Preserve poses for the hunting clubs. The foundation’s exhibit will feature original displays and free PRFA publications that relate to the future of hunting clubs in the Adirondack region.

In addition, the PRFA exhibit will present the organization’s studies about the deliberate closing of the forest to the people and removal of camps and historic sites after the State acquires vast tracts of land, sometimes immediately after acquisition and sometimes a number of years later.

PRFA exhibits at previous shows held in Lake George, Saratoga Springs and Utica by the New East Arms Collectors Association, Inc, have resulted in connecting with more camp holders who have been forced to relocate or relinquish their family camp heritage and in meeting seaplane operators and many others who have seen their use of forest lands obstructed or eliminated by the DEC and Adirondack Park Agency policies, which favor hikers, canoeers and kayakers.

The public is welcomed. The show includes collector, antique and investment firearms, Americana, decoys, books, traps, hunting and shooting accessories, knives, and a lot more.

The exhibit is part of the PRFA outreach effort made possible by a grassroots educational grant from Great Circle Foundation Inc. Great Circle Foundation, which is located in East Northport, is interested in community-based events that enhance educational opportunities that are not otherwise available.

The Property Rights Foundation of America, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, is a non-profit educational organization founded to protect private property rights and private land ownership. Protecting these American traditions is essential to the future of rural communities and their culture, such as the hunting culture cherished by multi-generational family hunting clubs and the hunting way of family life and recreation.

The New East Arms Collectors Association, which was founded in 1972, is located in Mechanicville, N.Y., sponsors arms collectors shows through the region. Admission is only $8.00. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 Sunday. For more information contact Dick or Kathy Petronis at 518-664-9743. www.neaca.com

Membership is only $30.00 for the first year, $25.00 renewal. Members can attend all shows with no admission fee. Admission is only $8.00, seniors $7.00, children under 14 free with an adult.

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