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ARROWS & COMPONENTS
While much of the focus has been on its revolutionary Blood Ring™ feature, Bloodsport is quietly making the most durable and accurate shafts available, thanks to several exclusive technologies.

BOWCASES
This ultra-compact Plano Fusion compound bow case is designed to safely store and transport smaller-sized compounds like the Barnett Vortex, Genesis, Mission Craze, Bear Apprentice, Hoyt Ruckus and other adjustable youth models.
The stylish and durable OMP Gravity Bow Case in Realtree Xtra Green features plenty of storage space for not only your bow, but also your hunting and archery accessories.

BOWFISHING
Teams of two to four members were blessed with beautiful weather in Guntersville, Ala., April 23-24 as they fished the waters of Guntersville Lake and along the Tennessee River.

COLLEGIATE ARCHERY
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men and Women's Archery teams returned to the shooting lines this past weekend at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky where they competed in the 2016 Outdoor South Regionals.

COMPETITION
After several heartbreaking early upsets in eliminations, U.S. archers made it to one gold final of each World Cup event in Shanghai, China last week.

CWD
A free-ranging reindeer in Norway has been diagnosed with chronic wasting disease, a deadly disease that targets cervids, marking the first time the disease has been confirmed in Europe.

DECOYS
The Doloma Buck features a patented design, ultra-quiet Rinehart foam for silent transport, and an easy-carry compact configuration for nimble treks to and from any hunting location.

ENFORCEMENT
Earlier this week, two of three defendants named in an indictment filed in February of this year alleging violations if the Lacey Act were arraigned in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

EVENTS
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host representatives from 18 states and two federal agencies at a two-day summit May 3-4.
Scheduled to open in Springfield, Mo. later this year, Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium will celebrate the critical role responsible hunting and fishing play in conserving the great outdoors.
Cabela's is helping its female customers and their families get outdoors with an expanded, four-day Ladies' Day Out event at its Columbus location, Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 15.
Rinehart Targets and the Rinehart R100 arrive in Hutton, Ill. May 21 where the two-day R100 will commence at the Broken Arrow 3D Archery Club.

GEAR
With ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme line of hunting packs, you'll notice the difference that practical design makes when everything not only fits, but also can be organized so you can access gear when you need it.

HUNTING
The Natural Resources Commission, at its monthly meeting in Lansing, Michigan, earlier this month, approved new coyote and nighttime furbearer hunting regulations, with a year-round coyote hunting season now effective immediately.

INDUSTRY
Hunters Specialties, Inc., a leading manufacturer of scent control products, game calls, attractants, and hunting accessories, and a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, has announced Tom Gallagher has joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Eastman Outdoors, Inc., owner of Carbon Express® brand products, has announced the appointment of Kevin Berrgren as product manager for its bowhunting division, effective immediately.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Kinsey's Archery, located in Mount Joy,Pa. is currently seeking a qualified person for the full-time position of National Sales Representative (inside).
Plano Synergy, a leading company providing thousands of individual hunting, fishing, and shooting sports-related products across more than a dozen brands, has announced the availability of a key marketing position based in Grand Prairie, Tex.

LICENSING
BlenderBottle, creators of the BlenderBottle Classic™ - the original, best-selling portable mixer that revolutionized the market in 2000 - announces its partnership with the popular camouflage brand, Mossy Oak.

NASP
Kansas Archery in the Schools hosted its 7th Annual State Archery Tournament, April 9, at Clearwater High School, with 355 students from 16 schools participating.
More than 150 student archers from 13 Georgia elementary, middle and high schools recently participated in the second annual 2016 National Archery in the Schools ® International Bowhunters Organization Georgia 3D Challenge in Dublin, Ga.
The National Archery in the Schools Program has announced the 2016 Finalists for the On Target for Life Awards and Recognition Program, which recognizes the many instances where in-school archery, and the people involved with it, are positively impacting the lives of 2.23 million NASP® student archers each year.

NEW PRODUCTS
The ThermoTorch 5, and its bigger brother the TermoTorch 10, are 3-in-1 outdoor tools, serving as a tactical flashlight, a hand warmer and a portable power bank for recharging smartphones, tablets, cameras, DPS devices, MP3 players and more.

ORGANIZATIONS
Scholastic 3-D Archery has named Jason Minnamon as the new S3DA New York State Coordinator, where he will oversee all aspects of the program in New York, including tournaments, training and dividing the state into regions.
Thanks to new technology, Safari Club International's Record Book Department has announced that members can now submit their Record Book Entries though the SCI Online Record Book.
The Pope and Young Club Corporate Partners Program allows manufacturers the opportunity to join with the Club to help protect and defend bowhunting, promote fair chase and increase engagement with North American conservation efforts.
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and National Deer Alliance (NDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at enhancing advocacy efforts for hunting across the country.
The Pope and Young Club is offering two exciting hunting adventures as part of the 2016 Pope and Young Club Super Hunt Drawing, with 100% of the funds raised through the sale of tickets going directly to the Pope and Young Club Conservation, Education and Outreach Programs.

RELEASE AIDS
When accuracy matters, trust the ultra-customizable No Limit Veracity release aid to help score more Xs.
Retaining the Patriot's nylon webbing wrist strap with a hook-and-loop style closure system, the new Patriot Flex from Tru-Fire has an updated head that's thinner and narrower than the original.

RETAIL
Cabela's Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, has been named as one of The Harris Poll's 2016 Brands of the Year in its 28th annual EquiTrend study.

SPONSORSHIPS
Bohning Archery, manufacturer of vanes, nocks, adhesives, jigs, and many more archery accessories, is a national sponsor for the Total Archery Challenge, which brings all the most exciting aspects of archery to some of the greatest scenic locations around the nation.

STATES
Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife division officials reports the size of the state's wolf population has not changed significantly since the last survey was conducted in 2014.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host a webinar "New York Deer Management Update" the evenings of May 10 and May 12 to inform New York deer hunters and the general public about current issues in deer management.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Discover Nature -- Women's Basic Archery Workshop to introduce women to archery basics May 24 in Columbia.
The 12th annual Step Outside Day, an outdoor education program hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), will be held May 7 at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lottie.
Hungry black bears are now roaming the mountains of southeastern Kentucky looking for food, and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources reminds residents that feeding them is against Kentucky law.
Indiana hunters harvested 123,664 deer during the 2015 season, reflecting a 3 percent increase from the 120,073 deer taken during the 2014 season, according to data released by the Department of Natural Resources.

TELEVISION
Outdoor Channel is all about outdoor fun and the network will mix some older fun episodes with all new episodes of original, attention-grabbing programming throughout the week of May 2–8.
First up on Sportsman Channel, Jim Shockey's outfitting territory on Vancouver Island is the focus in this week's episode of Jim Shockey's The Professionals.

TRAIL CAMERAS
Everything a trail camera does depends on its batteries, so it's important to know the Plotwatcher Pro trail camera has the longest battery life of any trail camera on the market.

WORKSHOPS
Kinsey University offered its popular "Bow Technician Certification" course to its dealers and their staff on Apr. 25-26, featuring instructor Steve VanZile of the George Chapman School of Archery.

YOUTH
Nominations for the Quality Deer Management Association National Youth Hunt will be accepted until May 31, 2016, and QDMA will announce the young hunters selected during the summer of 2016.

ATA, Cherokee Nation Partner for Oklahoma Archery Range
Sometime this summer, Tahlequah, Okla. will become home to one of the few archery ranges in the state, thanks to the Cherokee Nation and Archery Trade Association.

During a groundbreaking ceremony on Apr. 20, Joe Thornton, age 99 and world archery champion in 1961, was honored by Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, as the namesake of the new archery range to be constructed this summer.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Apr. 20 on the facility, near the golf course entrance to the Sequoyah High School campus. The range will be named for world archery champion Joe Thornton, now age 99.

"The Cherokee people have had a long storied history with archery," said Principal Chief Bill John Baker. "No modern day Cherokee is more famous an archer than Joe Thornton. I don't ever remember not knowing him, and he has always been a teacher. With archery making a comeback and young people learning to shoot, we decided to put in a range for cornstalk and target shooters. When they asked what it should be called, there was no other choice but Joe Thornton Archery Range."

Thornton was in attendance with his wife Helen, herself a gold medalist with U.S. women's archery teams during the 1960s. Joe Thornton said he was happy to see an archery range being established by the Nation.

"Maybe some other archers can come along and become world champions," Thornton said. "I believe it is a possibility."

Funding of $50,000 to construct the range is being provided through the Archery Trade Association (ATA). The Cherokee Nation has granted use of the land.

Colin Berg, information and education supervisor at the Jenks office of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, also addressed the gathering.

Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, discusses the plans for the Joe Thornton archery Range with Taylor Alsenay, director of facilities management.
"The ATA is made up of all the manufacturers across the United States," Berg said. "They help states get community archery parks started - that's one of their projects. Our agency follows their money with funding for equipment kits for the National Archery in the Schools program, the Explore Bowhunting program, Fishing in Schools, Explore Bowfishing, and hunter education."

Berg said several schools in and around Tahlequah had archery clubs or activities, and that the new range would give archers a place to hone their skills, and could lead to archery activities at Sequoyah High School. The range will permit shooting at ranges up to 70 meters, and will include 3D targets.

"One of the features will be a tower stand," he said. "A lot of people like to hunt off the ground in blinds or stands. They will have a place to practice."

Most archery parks in the U.S. are in major metropolitan areas. Berg said the park in Tahlequah would be Oklahoma's third - after Coweta and McAlester.

During spring break, the Cherokee Nation offered an archery camp, which set up indoor and outdoor ad-hoc ranges.

"I thank Joe for being such a great example to archery," said Brian Jackson, who organized the camp and served as an instructor. "I appreciate working with the Cherokee Nation to see this through. There will also be use of traditional bows, so it will help preserve tradition as well."

Cherokee Nation officials expect the range to open sometime during the summer. Baker said it would be "functional for the [Cherokee National] Holiday," which coincides with Labor Day weekend.

- Appearing in The Archery Wire with permission of the Tahlequah Daily Press. Article and photos by Sean Rowley.

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May 6 - May 8
NFAA National Marked 3D Championships
Redding, Calif.
May 12 - May 14
NASP National Tournament
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.
May 13 - May 15
IBO First Leg National Championship Triple Crown
Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV
May 20 - May 21
Rinehart R100
Hutton, Ill.
May 20 - May 22
Total Archery Challenge
Seven Springs, Pa.
June 3 - June 5
ASA TRU Ball-Bear Archery Pro/Am
London, Ky.
June 4
Rinehart R-100
Sturbridge, Mass.
June 10 - June 12
IBO Second Leg National Championship Triple Crown
Fairfax Recreation Area, Bloomington, Ind.
June 10 - June 12
First Dakota Classic
Yankton, SD
June 11
Rinehart R-100
Coon Hunters Assoc., Batavia, NY
June 17 - June 19
Big Sky Open
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 17 - June 19
Total Archery Challenge
Boyne Mountain, Mich.
June 18
Rinehart R-100
Alloway, NJ
June 18 - June 19
North American Field Archery Championships
Chino, Calif.
June 23 - June 26
Sawmill Traditional Archery Rendezvous
Morris, Pa.
June 24 - June 26
ASA Mathews Pro/Am
Metropolis, Ill.
June 24 - June 27
July 15 - July 17
July 16 - July 18
July 29 - July 31
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