The BloodRing, available exclusively from BloodSport Arrows, is a super bright white, textured, spray-on material designed to capture blood as it passes through the animal, without affecting arrow flight.
The Epic Carbon is derived from Easton's high-strength seamless carbon-composite fibers, giving it a distinct advantage over conventional carbon designs, resulting in improved performance in crosswinds and additional downrange velocity.
Archers from 16 countries attended the first leg of World Archery's Indoor World Cup in Marrakesh, Morocco in hopes of getting one step closer to qualifying for the Indoor World Cup Final to be held in Las Vegas this February; and Mathews shooters Braden Gellenthien, Bridger Deaton and Crystal Gauvin succeeded.
Target The Heart invites Archery Trade Association exhibitors and attendees from across the country to the Target the Heart Prayer Breakfast for a morning of food, fellowship and inspiration Jan. 7.
A free day of archery shooting, part of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Archery on Fire promotion, is scheduled for Dec. 7 at Platte River State Park's Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex.
Easton Sports Development Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Eldredge, a certified Level 4 Coach through USA Archery, as the Director of Archery for the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Whether it's for a hunter, camper, hiker or someone who has a daily need for man's oldest tool, Bear & Son Cutlery has the answer - all made in the USA.
SkullHooker, manufacturer of adjustable European skull-mounting systems, has selected Hunter Outdoor Communications to handle its public and media relations, effective immediately.
Sure-Shot Game Calls, manufacturer of the world champion Yentzen duck call, as well as calls for predators, deer and turkeys, has selected Gallup Media Marketing as its agency of record for public relations services.
State legislative and other sportsmen's community leaders from across the nation gathered last week at the 10th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit to address issues affecting sportsmen across the country.
Jim Wynne, whose archery industry experience spanned five decades and included retail and hunting sales, to independent sales representative, to VP of Sales and Regional Sales Manager with Parker Bows, has announced his retirement.
Once you've bagged your buck or caught your fish, the field dressing and food preparation steps are as important as the sport. In order to insure optimal enjoyment of your bounty, EdgeCraft offers the essentials for taking your game from field to table...from sharpeners and electric food slicers to deer head wafflemakers!
Thermal Core™ Clothing Inc. introduces Thermal Core Base Layers in the Huntin' Is Good (HIG) booth # 2927 at the ATA -- Archery Trade Association Show - in the Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN from January 6-8, 2014.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has formed a partnership to expand and help fund an established program designed to educate wildlife professionals who do not hunt with an understanding about the important roles of hunting and its impact on conservation.
Earlier this year, USA Archery announced changes that would be initiated in 2014 to bring the organization into compliance related to the United States Olympic Committee's Safe Sport initiatives, and to foster a healthy and safe environment for our sport.
Cyclops, maker of personal and field lighting solutions for outdoor uses, is now an official licensee of the popular Duck Commander enterprise and is offering for a limited time free in-store displays with purchases.
For the past two weeks, a picture of a black leopard has been circulating throughout northwest Louisiana with the claim that it came from a local game camera. As this is a hoax, the LDWF encourages individuals to be skeptics and not believe everything you see on social media.
Vermont's archery hunters will get one final chance to take a legal buck anywhere in the state, provided they didn't take one in the earlier part of archery season, Dec. 7 - 15.
Hunters met the quota of 10 bears during Kentucky's inaugural archery/crossbow season for black bears, which opened Nov. 23 and ended over the weekend.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announces the addition of more than 1,390 acres, made up of three tracts of land, to the already 4,800-acre Oconee Wildlife Management Area in Greene and Hancock counties for public use, including bowhunting.
Big Green Targets, manufacturer of archery targets made from 100% recycled materials, announces the new removable DuraShot™ No Tear Target Faces available in a variety of styles and sizes.
Manufactured from Rinehart's Woodland FX self-healing foam, the new six-sided Woodland Hunter target is capable of absorbing arrows and bolts from all types and weights of bows and crossbows.
On this week's Scent Lok's High Places, host Jeff James is on a roll as he punches not one, but two tags on some giant, corn-fed Nebraska whitetails.
On this week's episode of Ultimate Hunting presented by Sheffield Financial, Steve Farmer and Harold Knight have a game plan to ambush a big New Mexico bull in a down-to-the-wire hunt.
It's late season in The Hawkeye State, and this week on The Choice, you can set your sights on a certain buck, but you never know what is going to happen.
Chad Ritter and Andy Morgan are eager and ready to capitalize on their opportunity in an exceptional area of the Midwest whitetail belt on this week's Hit List presented by Moultrie.
When Savage Outdoors host Mike Stroff arrives in South Dakota to hunt whitetail - and his gear doesn't - well, the show, and the hunt, must go on.
The NHL's Nashville Predators have collaborated with the Archery Trade Association for an exclusive offer available to those attending the 2014 ATA Trade Show for the Nashville Predators versus San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Many Izaak Walton League chapters across the country offer archery programs and facilities to engage youth in healthy outdoor activities.
"Best wishes for your Christmas
Is all you'll get from me,
"Cause I ain't no Santa Claus --
Don't own no Christmas tree.
But if wishes was health and money.
I'd fill your buck-skin poke,
Your doctor would go hungry
An' you never would be broke."
- Charles M. Russell, handwritten Christmas card, 1914
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Neil Byce, Bear Archery Director of Operations, hunted with Wheeler's Whitetails (www.wheelerswhitetails.com) in Kansas and shot this fine buck with his 2014 Bear Venue bow. Additional equipment included a new Trophy Ridge React 1 sight, Trophy Ridge arrows, Rocket Steelhead XL broadhead, Trophy Ridge Lite-1 bow quiver, Whisker Biscuit arrowrest and Trophy ridge Static stabilizer.
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By John McCoy
The Charleston Gazette
Special to The Archery Wire
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginians' fascination with guns has been well documented. Now so has their fascination with bows and arrows.
A recent nationwide survey showed that West Virginia has the highest rate of adult archery participants in the nation. Approximately one in seven Mountain State adults - 14.5 percent - participates in bowhunting, target archery or both.
Kentucky wasn't far behind at 14 percent, but from there the rates dropped off sharply. The only other states in double figures were Missouri, 11.1 percent, Oklahoma, 11, and Oregon, 10.3.
"The findings didn't surprise me, really," said Curtis Taylor, wildlife chief for the state Division of Natural Resources. "I travel around the country a lot by vehicle. In rural areas of West Virginia, everybody seems to have a foam deer target in the backyard. I don't see that anywhere else in the nation."
Taylor said it's possible that West Virginians have backyard targets because the state has relatively few public archery ranges, but, as he put it, "Why go to a range when you can shoot in the backyard?"
Mark Duda, whose company, Responsive Management, conducted the survey, said several factors appear to be combining to boost archery participation - not only in the Mountain State, but also nationwide.
"The movie, 'The Hunger Games,' spurred a lot of interest in archery," Duda said. "Partly because of that, one of the most-watched events in the (2012 London) Olympics was archery, and that sparked even further interest.
"The National Archery in the Schools Program is also having an effect. Adult participation rates are higher in states with AIS programs than in states that don't have them."
West Virginia's AIS program, started as a pilot program in 18 schools in 2004, now has active programs in more than 300 schools.
"People who took part in that program as youths are now participating as adults," Duda said. "The question now is whether all those target archers will make the transition to bowhunting. It seems to be, at least to some extent, but there also seems to be room for growth."
In West Virginia, that growth is probably more likely to happen. Krista Snodgrass, who administers the state's AIS program, said many of the strongest programs are in schools where bowhunting is part of everyday culture.
"At schools like Ripley, Cabell Midland and Chapmanville, a lot of the kids who participate in the school program are involved in bowhunting as well as target archery," Snodgrass said.
The purpose of AIS, she added, is to teach students a life skill.
"We hope that as they get older, they can buy a license and start hunting, or that they participate in field archery, 3-D archery or some other archery discipline."
DNR officials haven't yet drawn a correlation between participation in the AIS program and sales of archery equipment later on. Snodgrass said it's a subject "that needs to be studied."
"We're hoping to see a rise in archery sales by people in a younger age group," she added. "We don't have that data yet, but it's something we really would like to have."
Taylor said the most important statistic is that West Virginians are embracing archery more than ever.
"West Virginia gets blasted for being at or near the bottom for so many things," he said. "Well, by golly, we lead the country in archery participation. And as far as I'm concerned, that's the main thing folks need to know."
- Used with permission of John McCoy and The Charleston Gazette
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