BloodSport
3D TARGETS
Shooter™, a leading manufacturer in true-life 3D archery targets offers the three-target value pack consisting of a muskrat, prairie dog and a rabbit.

ACQUISITIONS
Plano Synergy Holdings announces its acquisition of No Limit Archery, maker of high-performance broadheads and specialty release aids, including Grave Digger Broadheads and The Ringer hand-held release.
Vista Outdoor, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CamelBak Products, LLC, a leading provider of personal hydration solutions for outdoor, recreation and military use.

APPAREL
Sitka Gear, an industry leader in performance hunting gear, has developed its most-focused system for the hard-core rut hunter, re-introducing the Fanatic Jacket and Bib and adding a Hoody and Lite Series to the Fanatic System.
ScentBlocker® has announced the introduction of the Matrix jacket and pant, setting a new standard in wind protection with WindBrake™ technology, now in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country™.

ARROWS & COMPONENTS
The Bohning Company has released Shield Cut X Vanes™ in two new lengths: 3" and 3.5", as a great new option for those who love the material of the Blazer® vane, but prefer a longer vane to accommodate shooting crossbows.

ATTRACTANTS & SUPPLEMENTS
Wildgame Innovations has created Sugar Beet Crush™ Juiced - the power of real sugar beets in an easy- to-use pourable liquid form.
As a supplement, Buck Draw, formulated and made with real peanuts, provides the quality protein and fat that deer need for more energy and better all-around health.

ATTRACTANTS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Chestnut Magic was developed by Chestnut Hill Outdoors, a leader in growing and utilizing chestnuts for deer attractants and will provide hunters with a new edge when it comes to attracting deer.

BRANDING
Stryker Crossbow is introducing a new logo and tagline – Speed. Strength. Stryker – conveying the company's "bold, unapologetic pursuit of power and performance."

BROADHEADS
No Limit Archery announces that its Grave Digger Chisel Tip was the recent recipient of a national outdoor magazine's Editor's Choice Award for best broadhead.

COMPETITION
2014 ASA Shooter of the Year Levi Morgan again found himself in the "chase" position at the latest ASA event held in Cullman, Ala. last weekend, when, after completing the first round, he found himself tied for seventh place, after posting a 214 with eight 12s.

CROSSBOWS
All crossbow arrows are not created equal, which is why discerning crossbow hunters are turning to BloodSport® for crossbow arrows.
The new XB75 2-7x32 from Carl Zeiss Sports Optics offers crossbow enthusiasts the ability to determine aiming points from 20 – 75 yards in 2 ½-yard increments based on the chronographed speed of the bow.
Wicked Ridge Crossbows® new Invader G3™ model was recently featured in a national hunting magazine as its choice for "Best Value."

EVENTS
Rinehart Targets and the Rinehart R100 are excited to announce the next R100 event in Wabash, Indiana Aug. 1- 2. Once again, Bass & Bucks will be hosting the shoot on its first-rate outdoor archery range.

INDUSTRY
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) has named Leslie Garrett as the Washington, DC-based organization as its new Marketing Director.

INTERNATIONAL
South African Airways has lifted its cargo embargo, instituted April 21, 2015, that precluded the shipment of hunting trophies through its system. Safari Club International and others in the hunting community, including the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA), have been working feverishly since to have the embargoes lifted.

JOBS
Parker Bows, Inc., a leading manufacturer of compound bows, crossbows and crossbow accessories, is now taking resumes from candidates for the Regional Sales Manager Position covering the Pennsylvania Region.
Kinsey's Archery is seeking candidates for a full-time sales professional at the company's Mount Joy, Pa. office.

LEGISLATION
House Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leadership introduced the Sportsmen's Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act (H.R. 3173), for the purpose of "enhancing hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities."

MILESTONES
On July 26, on the opening day of the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, is was appropriate that the World Archery paid a special tribute to Honorary President Jim Easton, in recognition of his 80th birthday.

NEW BOWS
With a distinctive look, the BLADE sets itself apart from the competition with its cutting edge gusset brace riser, titanium bolt kit with stainless steel hardware, a fluted riser, two-piece extended pocket design and an adjustable cable guard.

ORGANIZATIONS
Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA) has announced the addition of Rachel Kirby as office manager and chief administrator of the Louisville, Ky.-based organization.

PARTNERSHIPS
Grizzly Coolers will be offering a one-of-a-kind Hoyt Archery branded cooler, available in sizes up to the G150 and all colors offered in the Grizzly lineup, available for purchase at select Hoyt Dealers and online.

PROMOTIONS
With many archery seasons across the country opening next month, FeraDyne Outdoors, LLC, the manufacturer of 14 leading archery brands, announced the launch of the #TimeToHunt consumer social media contest.
GSM Outdoors announces week 11 of its 12-week, Spring into Summer Giveaway, in which Stealth Cam will be giving away one of its new SD card viewers.
For the ninth year in a row, Bass Pro Shops will show its support for elk, elk habitat and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation by sponsoring Elk Country Conservation Month in August.

PUBLICATIONS
A hunting crossbow that fires arrows at 440 feet per second — far and away the fastest crossbow on the market today — is among those reviewed in the current issue of Crossbow Revolution annual magazine.

RECOGNITION
Newly formed manufacturer, Horton Crossbow Innovations™, recently received the Editor's Choice Award in the annual promotion by a national hunting magazine.

SOFT GOODS
New for 2015, Browning Packs introduces the Browning Billy 1500 and 1000 Lumbar Hunting Packs. These lumbar packs are lightweight, yet are able to carry large loads of hunting equipment and other gear.

SPONSORSHIPS
Swhacker broadheads signs with Levi and Samantha as a 2015 commercial partner, and exclusive broadhead sponsor, of their adventure archery program, Name The Game®, on Sportsman Channel.

STATES
Michigan's Upper Peninsula Habitat Work Group is hard at work improving U.P. winter deer habitat, and Safari Club International Foundation is a critical partner in this endeavor. Recently, the Foundation gifted $40,000 to support those efforts.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department now offers the best baby gift ever for the outdoors family -- the Newborn Lifetime Combination Hunting and Fishing License.
Winners of the 10th annual "Arizona Big Game Super Raffle" were announced Thursday night during a Sportsmen's Open Forum at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources once again will offer Demonstration Days for mentored youth hunters at its Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville shooting ranges in August.
Cabela's Outdoor Fund has renewed a three-year agreement to gift $150,000 to the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation in support of the Half-Price Youth Lifetime Permit Program.

TELEVISION
This week on Archers Choice, Vicki and Ralph hunting moose in the Yukon with MacMillan Adventures.
Hard Core Brands® and Bone Collector introduces a new and exciting show, Hunt Presented Hard Core on Sportsman Channel this summer.
What started out as crazy, no-holds-bar rutting activity has slowed down, as Kansas bucks and does start to hook up on this week's Name The Game TV.
While Chad Hall, Patrick Scrogin and Rick Carone begin new adventures on the hunt for caribou, mountain goat and grizzly bear, Kelsie Burford continues the hunt for a mature ram in Alaska on this week's Sportsman Channel's Sheep Shape.

TRAIL CAMERAS
From the optimum trigger speeds and recovery times, to the self-adjusting IR illumination feature and the highest quality images available, the 2015 Dark Ops HD Sub Micro Series from Browning Trail Cameras is positioned to leave a lasting impression.
A single Plotwatcher Pro trail camera can monitor an entire field and collect the necessary information for a bowhunter's proper stand location and times to hunt.

VEHICULAR LIGHTING
LEDs have approximately 10 times the lifespan of traditional lights, and Lightforce LEDs stand out over other brands.

YOUTH ARCHERY
'Project Runway' finalist Laura Bennett Shelton, a champion archer and fashion designer, will be a featured coach at USA Archery's Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Camp being hosted by Lancaster Archery Academy July 30-Aug. 2.

Laura Bennett Shelton to Coach Youngsters at Lancaster Archery Academy
"Project Runway" finalist Laura Bennett Shelton, a champion archer and fashion designer, will be a featured coach at USA Archery's Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Camp being hosted by Lancaster Archery Academy July 30 - Aug. 2.

Shooting an Olympic recurve bow, Shelton has been racking up some impressive finishes at some of the world's biggest tournaments the past two years. Most recently, she took home the silver medal in the women's Master Class at World Archery's 2015 Championships of the Americas tournament in May. A month earlier, she won USA Archery's U.S. National Indoor Championships in the Female Master 50+ division.

In February, Shelton cracked the top-25 at the National Field Archery Association's World Archery Festival in Las Vegas, and posted the seventh-highest score among American women.

Last year, Shelton was part of the six-member team – three men and three women – to represent the United States in the World Indoor Archery Championships in Nimes, France.

Away from the archery range, Shelton, a mother of six and author of two books, earned national fame in 2006 as a finalist on the Bravo network's hit show, "Project Runway." The reality show follows up-and-coming fashion designers as they compete against one another with their creations.

Shelton will be part of a team of elite instructors teaching youngsters age 8-17 about competitive archery at the USA Archery camp to be held at Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc.'s, complex at 2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, Pa.

This is a camp for intermediate archers, which means campers have some experience in competitive archery. They will be shooting both Olympic recurve and compound bows. Shelton will be on hand to work with recurve archers July 30 and 31.

Lancaster Archery Academy instructor Laura Reed said campers over the course of four days will learn various physical and mental techniques and skills necessary to become successful tournament archers.

"By the time they leave, they should have a better understanding of the shot process, have new techniques they can practice at home and have better skills to take to future competitions," Reed said.

Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc. offers the world's largest online and in-store selection of 3D, target, bowhunting and traditional archery equipment. The company actively supports tournament archers across the U.S. and hosts the annual Lancaster Archery Classic, an international competition that draws over 1,000 competitive archers to Pennsylvania each year. The Lancaster, Pa., based Pro Shop is also home to the Lancaster Archery Academy ‑ a year-round training facility for beginner, intermediate and competition archers.

(Permalink)

July 26 - July 28
National Archery in the Schools All-Star Championship
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 31 - Aug. 2
Prime Total Archery Challenge
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Aug. 1 - Aug. 2
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 6
Bowhunting Clinic
Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, SLC, UT
Aug. 6 - Aug. 9
IBO World Championship & Archery Festival
Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY
Aug. 8 - Aug. 11
Aug. 11 - Aug. 16
Aug. 13 - Aug. 16
Potter County (Pa.) Bowhunter Festival
Denton Hill State Park, Coudersport, Pa.
Aug. 15 - Aug. 16
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 20 - Aug. 23
ASA Classic
Uchee Creek Campground Center, Fort Mitchell, Ala.
Aug. 21 - Aug. 22
Lancaster Archery Supply Bowhunter's Extravaganza
Lancaster, Pa.
Aug. 22
Aug. 23 - Aug. 30
Aug. 29 - Aug. 30
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Sept. 3 - Sept. 4
Sept. 5 - Sept. 7
Sept. 8 - Sept. 13
Oct. 17 - Oct. 18
The Archery Wire wants to be your complete source for the most expansive listing of upcoming competitions, shooting events, industry gatherings, consumer shows and anything and everything about archery and bowhunting. Send your calendar listings to calendar@archerywire.com
© Copyright © 2015 The Archery Wire / The Outdoor Wire Digital Network. All Rights Reserved.