• Janet Nyce
Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award
NRA Honors Janet Nyce of Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania

Janey Nyce The National Rifle Association has selected Janet Nyce of Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania, to receive the 2010 Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award. This award recognizes exceptional contributions to the preservation of the Second Amendment and the shooting sports through education, advocacy, volunteerism, and legislative activism in support of the goals of the NRA.

Nyce was introduced to hunting by her husband, James, nearly 45 years ago. Since then, the two have raised three children, nurtured six grandchildren and shared their passion for the outdoors with their Pennsylvania community.

An accomplished shooter, Nyce hunts with a rifle, shotgun, inline muzzleloader, primitive muzzleloader, and compound bow. Her devotion to training and education led her to become an NRA Certified Instructor in shotgun and Refuse To Be A Victim®. She also volunteers with her community's Women On Target®Instructional Shooting Clinic and serves as a shotgun Range Master at the NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

"Being a mentor and instructor are two of the greatest joys in my life. The return factor is amazing," Nyce said. "I always have felt this quote is so true: 'the leader who shares experience ensures a bright future and leaves a legacy of success behind.'"

A legacy of success is guaranteed with Nyce. As an appointee of the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, Nyce mentors 30 young people who make up the Governor's Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation.

In 2005, Nyce was a finalist of the Budweiser Conservation Award. She is a member of many hunting and conservation organizations: a Patron member of the NRA, a life member of both Safari Club International and Second Amendment Sisters, and countless others.

"It's people like Janet Nyce who embody the true meaning of the National Rifle Association," Hammer said. "Cultivating and instructing the next generation of hunters and shooters, as Janet has for many years, is the best, most direct way of preserving freedom for all Americans."