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2017 BOWS
For 2017, Mathews has announced the introduction of two of the most accurate target platforms it has ever created – The Halonâ X CompTM and TRXTM.

ADHESIVES
An alteration to the manufacturing process combined with the new chemicals has resulted in a Fletch-Tite Platinum that is superior to previous formulas. with the ability to withstand shock and vibration better than ever before.

APPS
QDMA and Powderhook announce the release of the 2016 update to "Deer Tracker," a popular free app that allows hunters to monitor deer activity and harvests in their neck of the woods and across the country.

ATA TRADE SHOW 2017
Press registration for the 2017 ATA Trade Show begins Oct. 25, and qualified journalists requesting a Press Badge for the show must register before Dec.22.
In recent weeks, an increasing number of ATA members have contacted the ATA office to report unsolicited calls and emails from unauthorized hotel vendors.

BROADHEADS
Solid's Four Guiding Principles are Devastation on Delivery, Laser-Like Accuracy, Beyond Razor Sharp and Durable Designs and Superior Materials synergize for a lethal combination that's everything you expect from a premium-quality broadhead.

COMPETITION
Brady Ellison broke his own record and earned his fourth Archery World Cup Final Champion title in Odense, Denmark this week, and also earned his fourth Longines Prize for Precision award, keeping his hold on the prestigious honor.
The Archery World Cup Final began in Odense, Denmark with compound finals, where Crystal Gauvin and Reo Wilde racked up bronze finishes for the U.S.

CONSERVATION
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided $297,310 in grant funding to assist with 28 wildlife habitat, research and hunting heritage projects across 25,327 acres in Oregon.

CWD
Five deer harvested in the McGregor Range area of southern New Mexico during the 2015-16 hunting season have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Game and Fish announced.

DISEASE
Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Anthrax in white-tailed deer in Kinney County on September 16, 2016. The affected premises is located approximately 12 miles east of Brackettville.

FOOD PLOTS
The Firminator combines a heavy-duty disc harrow, a true agricultural-grade cultipacker and a precision ground-drive seed system in one unit. Both the 6 ft. and 8 ft. and larger Firminator models are big enough and tough enough to handle large food plots.

FOOTWEAR
Inspired by Bill Bowerman's service in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, the Nike SFB 8" Jungle Realtree Men's Boot is the hunter's version of the dependable boots worn by first responders.

GEAR
Loaded with impressive technologies and a flattering design, The Game Winner® Women's Savannah Softshell Jacket by Academy Sports + Outdoors in Realtree Xtra protects you from the harsh elements and provides ultra concealment.

HUNTING PACKS
The ALPS OutdoorZ Big Bear X is a great example of a pack that highlights the benefits of having the input of hunters into the design features of a pack.

INDUSTRY
Mike Wieck Sales has rearranged its territory coverage to better service the dealers in the Northern and Western Pennsylvania with the hiring of Dustin Youtz.

JOAD ARCHERY
Thanks to the generous donations of the Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund and the Easton Foundation, USA Archery JOAD Clubs in good standing can request up to $2,000 in grant funds for items such as target stands, archery equipment, general supplies and coaching certifications.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
SIG SAUER®, Inc., is actively seeking a customer service and technical support representative to join the Tualatin, Oregon-based Electro-Optics division team.
USA Archery is seeking a Director of Marketing to lead the marketing efforts related to USA Archery's membership products, services and events, ensuring membership and revenue generation and growth while focusing on customer satisfaction.

OPTICS
Serious hunters rely on quality Styrka binoculars and spotting scopes to improve their odds afield, and a few tips can make your glassing experience even better, and help you bring home that trophy of a lifetime.

ORGANIZATIONS
The National Deer Alliance (NDA) announces National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is contributing $50,000 to NDA help ensure the future of deer and deer hunting.

PARTNERSHIPS
The Backwoods Life show hosts Michael Lee and Kevin Knighton announce that Hawke Optics will continue as the Title Partner of the popular program, now filming its 13th season, through 2018.

PRO STAFF
Winner's Choice Bowstrings Pro Shooter Mike Schloesser, also known as Mister Perfect, has taken home the gold medal in The Archery World Cup Final.
Elite Pro Shooter Reo Wilde won the Bronze Medal in the Archery World Final in Odense, Denmark this past weekend.

PUBLICATIONS
QDMA's Guide to Successful Deer Hunting, is available as an e-book for purchase or as a free graduation gift to all who complete their hunting safety course at Hunter-Ed.com, providers of Internet hunting safety courses for more than 45 states.

RECOGNITION
The 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly concluded with a special award ceremony to present Jim Easton with the Olympic Torch Award.

RETAIL
Serving a customer base of over 10,000 for the past 36 years, Brian's Archery in Barrington, New Hampshire is a profitable, well-equipped, full service pro shop.

SAFETY
Treestands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from Vermont Fish & Wildlife to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience.

SPONSORSHIPS
Dead Center Archery Products, located in the heart of Pennsylvania and offering 100% USA-made archery products is the newest sponsor of Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA).

STATES
The Operation Game Thief program continues to efficiently route record numbers of tips about poaching and other wildlife crimes to Wildlife Conservation Officers statewide, Game Commission staff told the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners during its regular meeting.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is providing the following list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who will help locate deer, bear or moose that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered.
Pennsylvania archers statewide can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 14.
Early bow season for deer begins in the Northern Zone at sunrise Sept. 27, and continues through Oct. 21. In the Southern Zone, early bow season for deer and bear begins Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 18.
The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) announces the 2016-17 youth and archery hunt schedules for the Fred T. Stimpson Community Hunting Area (CHA) in Clarke County.

Unexpected Gold: Paralympic Archery Champion, Andre Shelby
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - U.S. Navy Veteran Andre Shelby of Jacksonville, Fla. made his Paralympic debut in Rio de Janeiro last week and shocked the world when he climbed from a 7th place seed to the gold medal finish and Paralympic Champion title.

Shelby joined the Navy in 1985, just one week after his high school graduation, and served for nearly two decades before retiring in 2004 after a motorcycle accident confined him to a wheelchair. Shelby was not going to let this stop him from chasing his dreams. A recent breakout on the international archery scene, Shelby quickly racked up the 2015 Parapan American Games Champion title and won team gold at the 2015 World Archery Para Championships. He also won bronze at the 2016 SoCal Showdown competing in the combined division with some of the top able-bodied competitors in the nation.

"This is unbelievable. I worked really, really hard, and this has been a goal of mine for about four years now. Things have really come together," Shelby said after his Gold finish in Rio. "My teammates really helped me out, and just to take this home and share it with them is very special. More people had faith in me to win this than I did, but the people back home have really been cheering me on the whole way."

Now that he is back in the U.S., Shelby still feels overwhelmed by the support and excitement from his hometown and family.

"I have a thousand things running through my head-to meet everybody's expectations and not let anybody down was one of the big ones. Back in Indiana, where my family is from, it's crazy from what my mother has been telling me. There was a lot of support from home and from what I understand they're presenting my mother and father with something at the high school homecoming game, it's really crazy."

Shelby's wife and two daughters watched his competition online through live scores.

"I think they realized once I got through a couple matches and saw that I was going for the gold medal, I think they recognized I wasn't doing this for recreation, like 'he had a purpose, this was his goal and he's finally going to have a chance to achieve it.' My wife was really happy about that."

While competing in Rio, Shelby shared that his biggest challenge was the changing conditions on the field.

"Rio was really nice, the venue was a very good field to shoot on. It was tricky with the wind, and the real tricky part was shooting all the matches one at a time on one field. We started shooting in the morning and by the time we finished it was nighttime. The lights played with you so you really had to make good shots and trust in it."

To stay calm and confident during his matches Shelby said he relied on his process and advice from Paralympic Coach Randi Smith.

"During my matches, I was just constantly talking myself through my shot and my process. I wasn't focusing on the crowd or my opponent; I rarely knew what they were shooting. Randi would say, 'Stay focused, go through your process, it's all going to come together.' In between shots when my opponent was shooting, I was just like 'OK, here's my next step, let's do this, make sure of this,' went through my checks and balances so that when I made the next shot it was the best possible shot I could make at that time."

His advice to others who are thinking about taking up adaptive sports: "Whether you want to be recreational or if you want to try shooting for the Paralympics or whatever the case may be, you have to stay focused, you have to know who God has put in your path to help you along the way, and if you can remember that and your focus and your dedication, know good things are going to come out of that. I just remembered all the people that helped me along the way because if it weren't for their support, there is no way I would be where I am today."

Shelby's amazing win caught the attention of many fans across the nation and his accomplishments earned a spot as a finalist for Team USA's Best Male Athlete of the Paralympic Games Award, presented by The Hartford.

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

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Oct. 15
2017 ARRO Manufacturer Program Submissions due
Oct. 22 - Oct. 23
Lancaster Archery Academy Fall Harvest
Lancaster, Pa.
Oct. 24 - Oct. 27
ATA Explore Bowfishing Program Launch
Shepherdstown, WV
Dec. 17 - Dec. 18
Lancaster Archery Academy Winter Warm-up
Lancaster, Pa.
Jan. 8
2017 ARRO Board of Director's Meeting
Indianapolis, Ind.
Jan. 9
ATA Board of Director's Meeting
Indianapolis, Ind.
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