Due to me biking across Iowa for seven days (known as RAGBRAI), please email your submissions to by EOD Friday, July 20. If you send a release after that, I can’t promise it will make it in for the Tuesday, July 24 edition. Plan ahead my friends!! Many thanks – Michelle Scheuermann, editor, Archery Wire. 


Industry leader TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is excited to announce their Stealth NXT crossbow has received the highly acclaimed Editor’s Choice Award from Outdoor Life, debuting in the just released August 2018 issue.


After an extensive review of 2018 bow models, the Mathews TRIAX earned top honors as the “2018 Editor’s Choice” by Outdoor Life Magazine. 


Effort Aims to Activate Hunters & Anglers to Take Action


Minnesota outdoor enthusiasts who have a true canine companion in the field are encouraged to submit a photo of your sport dog for the 2018 Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest sponsored by Kinetic Performance Dog Food for a chance to win a prize package including a year’s supply of quality canine fuel.



Lakewood Products, a Division of Midwest Textile Manufacturing Corporation and the leader in shooting, hunting, and fishing protective cases, has introduced a new and even more convenient Bowfile case with increased room for a sight and stabilizer.  


Whitetails Unlimited recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. 



Meopta USA Sport Optics is pleased to announce its new archery pro staff program.  Led by professional archer, Chris Berry, the Meopta Pro Staff Program is recruiting passionate archers from throughout the United States who appreciate the importance of world-class optics in the field and on the range.



PRADCO Outdoor Brands is currently seeking an engineer for its Summit Treestands division. The position is based in both Birmingham and Decatur, Alabama.


The Customer Service Manager is responsible for leading a world-class Customer Service team by developing, challenging and managing the delivery of consumer and trade service for the organization.

FeraDyne® Outdoors, manufacturer of 19 industry-leading archery brands, is expanding its tech support and customer service team and looking to add a Customer Service/Technical Support Specialist. This entry-level position will help customers and the dealer network get the most out of FeraDyne’s award-winning products.


Are you a goal driven, fast paced, outgoing, money motivated, and energetic sales professional interested in turning your love of archery into a career? Do you enjoy the challenge of meeting goals without constant reporting and daily supervision? If the answer is YES, this is your opportunity. 


This week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav, we're zeroing in on what you should be doing right now to achieve success this fall in the whitetail woods. Joining us will be Tom McMillan, host of “MCMILLAN”, to discuss the upcoming Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest plus summer scouting strategies. Then DECKED's own Greg Randolph will aid us in keeping organized as we prepare for falls big game seasons with his truck and van storage systems. Rounding things out from there will be Trent Cole with “Blitz TV” to hammer home proper blind setups and exit methods and Jon LaCorte fromTRACT Optics will open our eyes to his revolutionary approach to optics and saving consumers. 

TrueTimber has released an exciting new commercial starring NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and showcasing TrueTimber’s performance-driven Pulse apparel.


The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo has started sharing its special hunting and fishing trips with the rest of the world via its new YouTube series, "Outdoor Scholars TV."


This week host Rob Keck will spend the entire show on America’s most popular game species, the whitetail deer. Rob’s guest is the Quality Deer Management Association’s Kip Adams, Director of Conservation.



Gearhead Archery, the manufacturer of superior compound bows and crossbows, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Debolt as a Regional Sales Manager. 


Game & Fish magazine, America’s only national outdoor magazine with a focus on local hunting and fishing, announces the addition of Dr. Todd A. Kuhn to its staff as State Editor. The announcement was made today by Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing Chief Operating Office Mike Carney.


Nikon’s new PROSTAFF P3 line-up of scopes includes eight new models specifically designed for muzzleloaders, slug guns, predator hunting, crossbows and rimfires/air rifles.

Revolutionize scouting with Leica’s newest handheld laser rangefinder Class-leading measuring for just $499

The powerful, NEW OZ Radial 400B by ScentLok is the most versatile portable ozone generator on the market today.


Engineered for hunters demanding ultimate penetration, the new Carbon Express® PileDriver® DS Hunter arrow is the heaviest arrow yet in their collection of hunting brutes. The new carbon arrow is loaded with state-of-the-art Carbon Express technologies resulting in the quietest draw; and it features the patented Mossy Oak Break-Up® Buff Tuff finish for seamless blending into virtually any landscape and easy target removal.

The spacious Basecamp 45-Jet Spa by Realtree Spas gives you plenty of room to soak after a long day on the hunt. 


Gerber, leading the industry in knives, tools, and equipment for over 75 years, announces the introduction of the new Pack Hatchet: a compact tool with an impressive amount of function. 


After nearly five years of development and testing, SITKA Gear’s category-defining Delta Wader Series is now available to avid waterfowlers through leading retailers and on the brand’s website, at


The PHARMAKON XP is a 2 blade coring broadhead that is much shorter than the TOXIC and very aerodynamic, making this head very easy to tune and great for setups requiring more penetration.


Whether you're feeding corn or pellets, the Badass™ Auger will handle it quickly, smoothly and quietly. Blower-based units create dust, noise and fumes. The unique auger design transfers feed smoothly and quietly. 

The Calcutta Realtree MAX-5 Camo Traveler Bottle will keep your drink ice cold or steaming hot during your time in the woods, at work, at the ball park, at the beack or park or anywhere else you enjoy your favorite drink. 


Recognized as the leader in carbon arrow technology and design, Carbon Express® introduces a new high-performance hunting arrow that's heavier, provides twice the accuracy of a single spine arrow, and delivers even more penetration, all while reducing wind drift: the Mayhem® Hunter SDS.

MM PROTEIN BLOCK™ is extremely palatable and specifically designed to address the complex protein requirements of your deer. 


Muzzy has made a reputation for broadheads with bone-crushing capabilities, and the introduction of the new Trocar HB-Ti takes this potential for destruction to a whole new level. 

Since its introduction, the TruFire® Smoke has impressed users with its accuracy, user-friendly design and purposeful features. For 2018, TruFire has expanded the Smoke series with two new models: the Smoke Max and the Smoke Extreme.   

Introduced last year at the Archery Trade Association show, the Rage Trypan rapidly became one of the most popular broadheads among avid bowhunters. Now, this most sought after broadhead is available in a crossbow version with a specifically notched, High Energy Shock Collar™ to withstand the powerful launch of crossbows.



Whitetails Unlimited is proud to announce that Lucas Oil has joined Whitetails Unlimited as a national sponsor, said WTU President Jeff Schinkten. 


Prime Archery®, by G5® Outdoors—the leading manufacturer of premium archery equipment, is proud their partnership with will be continuing into 2019 and with this partnership comes some exciting opportunities for hunters looking to harness the engineering technology of the new Prime Logic bow and increase their knowledge base on elk hunting.


For the third consecutive year, WildLife Partners. LLC and Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) are partnering to preserving the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the promotion of our hunting heritage.


Pheasants Forever is excited to announce the promotion of Erica Yost as the organization’s new South Dakota Regional Representative. In her new role, Yost will provide support and guidance for volunteers in “The Pheasant Capital,” home to 34 Pheasants Forever chapters and more than 7,000 dedicated members.


Parker Bows, the leading manufacturer of high quality Compound bows and Crossbows as well as RED HOT Crossbow Accessories is proud to announce that they have teamed up with Wicked Stick Outdoors for 2018. 


Archer’s Choice Media® announces the airing of their 400th original episode on the Outdoor Channel® the week of July 16-22, 2018.



The third leg of the IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) Triple Crown took place over the weekend in Pennsylvania and Scott Archery’s Chris Hacker, shooting the new for 2018 Scott Ascent, ended in second place.


Fresh on the heels of five straight podium-earning performances SURE-LOC® and TruFire® Professional Shooter Levi Morgan has shot his way to the 2018 International Bowhunting Organization’s National Championship. 


The 2018 Scholastic 3-D Archery season came to an end Tuesday, July 10th in Raleigh, North Carolina with the second annual S3DA Outdoor Target National Championship held in conjunction with USA Archery’s JOAD National Target Championships.


The JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) National Championships took place in North Carolina over the weekend and Elite Archery’s Alexis Ruiz and Curtis Broadnax showcased extraordinary athleticism and precision by finishing in top spots.


Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooter Levi Morgan won the Open Pro Division of the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) Pro/Am in Metropolis, Illinois. In addition, Gold Tip staff shooter Glen Bordwell took home his first win as a pro in the Known Pro Division.

Beating the Summertime Blues

By Raul Garza, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and
Beth Ullenberg, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service External Affairs

“I’m bored, there is nothing to do”.  The dreaded words spoken by school children when the school year has ended and the lazy days of summer have kicked in.  But staff at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in south Texas have come up with an awesome way to help local youth fight those summertime blues.  Refuge Ranger Raul Garza has teamed up with the Alamo Youth & Recreation Center in Alamo, Texas to create a Youth Outdoor Skills program.  “Ranger Raul” has figured out a way to bring backyard fishing and archery to the kids at the Club.  For most of the youth, this is a new and exciting experience they have never had. The backyard fishing is a great way to introduce them to fishing without having to get near water.  Students learn about the poles and then go through a hands-on, real world “cast and reel” exercise taking them through all the motions of real fishing.  For first time anglers this can be challenging, but the delight and smiles are real when they make a catch, even if the fish is plastic.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Ranger Raul Garza introduces a new generation to archery. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Archery tends to be the highlight.  Students receive step by step directions and guidance from a certified instructor who ensures they have a full grasp of commands and safety before actually shooting.  Experiencing a new outdoor skill can be daunting, but any apprehension quickly melts away after their arrow hits the overstuffed target.  For many, this is their first exposure to these outdoor skills.  Over 300 local youth have been served to date and the program continues to grow. But the program offers something much deeper.  Raul has witnessed each summer over the 6 week course students are building confidence and self-esteem.  They learn about core values of friendship, discipline, sportsmanship, and success.  And that makes beating the summertime blues the best part of the summer.

Visit Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge on-line at


July 19 - July 22
2018 QDMA National Convention
New Orleans, LA
July 20 - July 22
IBO Traditional World Championships
Pipestem, W. Va.
July 25 - July 29
NFAA National Outdoor Field Championships
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
July 26 - July 29
Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous
Coudersport, Pa.
Aug. 2 - Aug. 5
McKenzie ASA Classic
Cullman, Ala.
Aug. 8 - Aug. 12
U.S. National Target Championships
Dublin, OH
Aug. 9 - Aug. 12
IBO World 3D Championships
Snowshoe, W. Va.
Aug. 17 - Aug. 18
Lancaster Archery Supply Bowhunters Extravaganza
Lancaster, Pa.
Aug. 24 - Aug. 26
Buckeye Classic
Dublin, OH
Sept. 3
Labor Day Observed, No Wires
Oct. 8
Columbus Day Federal Holiday - No Wires
Nov. 12
Veterans Day (Observed) No Wires
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