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APPEARANCES
Tim Anello, host of Outdoor Channel's popular realistic outdoor show "Inside Outdoor TV," is scheduled to attend this year's Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament at Alabama's Lake Guntersville, April 25 and 26.

ARROWS & COMPONENTS
In its latest product advancement, Easton has combined Full Metal Jacket and Ultra-Micro Injexion carbon arrow shaft concepts into one arrow—the Deep Six FMJ.

BOWFISHING
In its first year, the Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament had 34 registered teams and served over 280 pounds of carp to the public at the festival. Accordingly, it is no surprise that organizers look forward to its second year and continued success.

CAMPING
A new custom Fire Pit from Plantation Spoiled is the perfect addition for any camp, whether you're at the hunting property, on a camping trip or ready for a backyard fire ring.

COMPETITION
It was a huge weekend for Team PSE shooter Chris Perkins, as he took the top spot at the 2015 NFAA Dakota Classic in Yankton, SD, falling only one arrow shy of a possible $1 million cash prize.
Team CX finished strong with several wins at the 2015 IBO Spring Nationals in Pipestem, WV -- Pro Staff Shooters Kaitlyn Price, Eileen Humes, and Todd Shultz all placed First in their class.
Neither man nor nature could cool Team Hoyt archers as they burned up the competition on their way to the podium at the 2015 Arizona Cup, securing 10 of the 12 medal spots in the pro divisions.

COOKING
Bring a CanCooker and your favorite fixings to the field, and in less than an hour, you will have a healthy home cooked meal for everyone on the team.
The Boone and Crockett Club's first-ever cookbook, "Wild Gourmet: Naturally Healthy Game, Fish and Fowl Recipes for Everyday Chefs," has received the coveted Gold Award in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.

EVENTS
Three archers have qualified for the Cabin Fever Shootout $200,000 Money Board Competition to be held on Sunday, May 10, 2015. The event will be live streamed on www.CabinFeverShootout.com.

GAME CALLS
Flextone's new Lock Down™ slate and glass pot calls are options that will be found in many turkey vests this spring because they eliminate the one disadvantage of pot calls, which is not being able to get your hands on your striker at that critical time.

INDUSTRY
Fulton Precision Archery, maker of Ramcat Broadheads, announces the recent addition of industry veteran Bill Ruth.
Swarovski Optik North America, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, announces the promotion of Greg Enos and Jason Gebhart to the positions of Regional Sales Directors.

JOBS
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is seeking a Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen's caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) programs for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States.
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance and Foundation seeks an in-house designer for its Columbus, Ohio, headquarters. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of graphic design for print and digital mediums, videography and a passion for the outdoors sports of hunting and fishing.

LEGISLATION
Legislation to expand seven-day hunting opportunities in North Carolina was recently filed in the state by members of the North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus.

NASP
When Ainsley Byers claimed second in state at the Kentucky Archery Tournament out of all female elementary participants, and Austin Kemp nabbed eighth place out of all Kentucky male high school seniors, it was a day that was anticipated years ago when the Murray Independent School District Archery program was implemented.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hosted the 2015 Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) State Tournament on March 7 at the LSU Ag Center's State Emergency Shelter in Alexandria.
Four schools and twenty-three students who participated in the first 2015 Colorado National Archery in the Schools Program Virtual Archery Tournament are slated for recognition during awards ceremonies this month held in Aurora, Colorado Springs, Fountain and Grand Junction.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will hold a Pre-Convention Online Auction with 54 great items up for grabs! Items include hunts, trips, travel accommodations, deer hunting and management equipment, collectibles, guns, knives, and much more.

PARTNERSHIPS
Reflecting its commitment to supporting resources that foster growth and acceptance of the sport of archery, Lancaster Archery Supply is now sponsoring the powerful event management, promotion and scoring platform known as ArcheryEvents.com.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announced this week that Hunter Safety System (HSS) has become its newest Corporate Supporter.
Through goHUNT's web based "INSIDER" program, members can join for $149, and goHUNT.com will donate $50 to the Pope & Young Club's Conservation & Outreach fund in their name.

PRO STAFF
New Breed Archery, innovators of industry-leading archery equipment, announces the expansion of its Professional Hunting Staff to include bowhunting and industry veteran, R.L. Foster.

PROMOTIONS
The National Deer Alliance (NDA) and Redneck Outdoor Products have come together to offer a giveaway that will allow participants the chance to win one of Redneck's top performing hunting blinds, valued at over $3,000.

SALES
GSM, a company that delivers the latest in specialized products and technology, designed specifically with the outdoor sportsman in mind, announces the hiring of New Southwestern Regional Sales Manager, Zach Henderson.

SPONSORSHIPS
Xecutioner Broadheads began considering several media personalities and TV programs at the start of 2015, but it took industry trade shows and face-to-face meetings to cement the complete list of Xecutioner Broadheads' partnerships, according to "selective" Xecutioner Broadheads owner and president, Thomas Loa.
The award winning television show, Backwoods Life, will begin airing its 11th season in the summer of 2015 on Sportsman Channel and Wild TV, with BigDog Mower Company as part of the 2015 partner lineup.

STATES
The State of Arizona, on behalf of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, filed two motions aimed at protecting the state's interest in the Mexican wolf reintroduction program and successful recovery of the endangered wolf subspecies that inhabits east-central Arizona and New Mexico.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) would like to remind nonresident deer hunters that the application deadline for 2015-2016 Nonresidents Deer Permits is midnight on April 24.
Ohio hunters donated 1,017 harvested deer to local food banks to benefit Ohioans in need during the 2014-2015 season that ended Feb. 1.
At its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioners approved several proposed bear-related rules that will be presented for final action in June.

TARGETS
The new GlenDel Crossbow 3D Target incorporates a 4-sided high-density compressed and layered core with enough stopping power to handle 400+ fps bolts with field tips and broadheads with ease.

TELEVISION
Jony, a Belgian Malinois with a "rough around the edges" reputation, teams up with two-time Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Brian Riddle on deployment in Afghanistan.
Hog Dawgs, the alluring huntresses who eradicate nuisance animals and predators from ranches and farms on Sportsman Channel (Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT), will be doing their part to help call attention to several worthwhile charity endeavors in the coming weeks.
Intrigued by the Grey Wolf's physical ability to hunt, Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel's original series Apex Predator, explores what it takes to run with wolves.

TRAIL CAMERAS
Browning Trail Cameras introduces the Strike Force HD Sub Micro Series camera for 2015. With the ability to capture stunning 1280 x 720 HD videos with sound, users will immediately see how the improved video quality will enhance their overall game camera experience. MSRP is $139.99.
Unlike standard trail cams, the PlotWatcher and PlotWatcher Pro help hunters monitor entire food plots and big fields with constant, every-10-second pictures that are easy to review.

WEBSITES
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) launched its new website, www.NWTF.org, the web's undisputed one-stop-shop for all things related to wild turkey conservation and hunting.
Outdoor Colors, leader in Hydrographic decorating and finishing for the Outdoor Industry, announces the launch of its new, updated website.

Quotable
"For a mountain hunter to admit being a little afraid of horses is to imply a sheltered background, a certain lack of understanding, and even a weakness of character. I was almost 40 years old before I openly confessed that my craven attitude toward horses was other than healthy respect. I am much more comfortable now that I have come clean about it. I am a little afraid of horses."
- Charles F. Waterman, "Hunting Horse" from The Part I Remember, 1974

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Bud Simon: Archery Leader, Coach and Olympic Judge, 90
Editor's note: Lawrence "Bud" Simon, of West Mifflin, Pa., died April 3 at the age of 90. He was a tireless coach, event judge and promoter of archery in the Pittsburgh area for more than a half century. He is remembered by USA Archery.

Simon received an honorary high school diploma in 2013. Like many of that era, he quit high school to serve his country in World War II.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Archery extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bud Simon, a longtime Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Club leader, Level 3 coach, Judge, and tournament organizer.

In nominating Simon for the Archery Hall of Fame in 2013, USA Archery CEO Denise Parker said: "Mr. Simon represents the true spirit of volunteerism and was a tireless supporter of archery in general for over 50 years. Bud is an amazing contributor to this sport and our organization."

Archers, particularly those in the Pennsylvania area, may recall Simon as the organizer of the JOAD Nationals in 1989 and 1993, and the host of many local and regional tournaments in Pennsylvania. Simon founded the Clairton JOAD Club in 1967, and took great pride in introducing archery to countless young people.

Also a Judge for over 25 years, Simon served in this capacity at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta as well as at the 1987, 1990 and 1993 Olympic Festivals. His outstanding knowledge of archery rules, regulations and field setup made him a valuable contributor to countless events. He also coached at the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, and was part of the Boy Scouts National Camp School staff.

Simon, a lifelong Pittsburgh area resident, had a passion for archery that was evident to all who knew him.

Simon instructs a young archer at the Clairton Sportsmen's Club south of Pittsburgh.
"Bud has always been a great inspiration for many people over the years," noted longtime friend Sonya Aloe-Houston. Aloe-Houston's son and daughter received coaching from Simon. "He is in the hearts of many."

Two awards were given to Simon by USA Archery: the 1998 JOAD Award, and the 2006 Thompson Medal of Honor, the organization's highest honor of recognition. Simon also received an award from Chuck Saunders (Saunders Archery) in 1993 for his work in promoting the sport of archery.

Simon was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II, serving on submarines until his honorable discharge in 1945. He received a Presidential Unit Citation along with his shipmates.

One of his proudest accomplishments was earning an honorary high school diploma in 2013: Simon had dropped out of high school to serve his country in the Navy during World War II. Another proud moment: carrying the Olympic torch for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games, and serving in multiple Paralympic and World Games.

The archery community has lost a great friend in Bud Simon, who embodied the true spirit of passion for the sport and volunteerism in all that he contributed for more than 50 years.

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery

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Apr. 24 - Apr. 26
ASA TRU Ball/Bear Archery Pro/Am
Laurel County Fairgrounds, London, Ky.
Apr. 25
Scholastic 3D Archery Central Indiana Regional
Weir's 3D Archery, Shelburn, Ind.
Apr. 25 - Apr. 26
May 1 - May 3
NFAA National Marked 3D
Straight Arrow Bowhunters, Redding, Calif.
May 1 - May 3
Scholastic 3D Archery Kentucky Regional (Central)
Green River Lake State Park
May 2
Scholastic 3D Archery S. Indiana Regional
Blackhawk Bowhunter Club, Boonville, Ind.
May 2 - May 3
Rinehart R100 Tournament
May 7 - May 9
May 7 - May 9
NASP/IBO 3D Challenge
Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Ky
May 15 - May 17
1st Leg IBO Nat'l Championship Triple Crown
White River Bowhunters, Bedford, Ind.
May 15 - May 17
Kentucky Scholastic 3D Archery State Tournament
Barren River Lake Resort State Park
May 16
Indiana Scholastic 3D Archery Championship
Hilltop Archery, Wingate, Ind.
May 16 - May 17
May 16 - May 17
20th Annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic
Salato Center, Frankfort, Ky.
May 23 - May 24
Rinehart R100 Tournament
May 30 - May 31
Rinehart R100 Tournament
May 31
Scholastic 3D Archery National Tournament
Levi Jackson State Park, Ky.
June 5 - June 7
Prime Total Archery Challenge
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, Pa.
June 6 - June 7
Rinehart R100 Tournament
June 12 - June 15
2nd Leg IBO National Championship Triple Crown
Gem City Outdoorsmen, Fairview, Pa.
June 20 - June 21
Rinehart R100 Tournament
June 26 - June 28
June 27 - June 28
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 4 - July 5
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 11
Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, Ill.
July 17 - July 19
Prime Total Archery Challenge
"The Bird," Snowbird, Utah
July 18 - July 19
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 25 - July 26
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 31 - Aug. 2
Prime Total Archery Challenge
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Aug. 1 - Aug. 2
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 15 - Aug. 16
Rinehart R100 Tournament
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