2017 BOWS
Improvements featured on the Fanatic 3.0 include a 10 percent stiffer riser for more consistency, a new grip geometry for improved stability, increased string and cable counts, and a new rear stabilizer mount.
Diamond Archery has upgraded its popular youth bow, Atomic, with new finish options including matching strings and cables, accessories and a first-of-its-kind website for kids and their parents featuring instructional videos, games, downloads and more.

Huron Capital Partners LLC ("Huron Capital") has announced its hunting accessories platform, Good Sportsman Marketing ("GSM"), has acquired Isanti, MN-based HME Products, LLC ("HME").

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters and outdoor enthusiasts that Mi-HUNT – a cutting-edge, web-based, interactive mapping application – can help them plan their next hunting or outdoor adventure.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) archery range in downtown Detroit was dedicated in honor of 1st Lt. Arthur A. Green III., who died Aug. 9, 2015, in a plane crash in Emmet County while on duty.

The Beman WHITE OUT arrow offers more visibility, designed with grayed-out Realtree camo to make blood easier to recognize on the shaft.
Shortly after the 2016 ATA show, Mission® Archery challenged lighted nock manufacturers to design a lighted nock to work with its line of crossbows from 100 to 200 pounds of draw weight and speeds up to, and exceeding 400 fps.

Stampede Automotive Accessories announces a partnership with Mossy Oak® to bring to market limited-edition Pink Camouflage collection of sidewind deflectors and hood protectors.

Gravedigger broadheads are built around a 1-inch-cut fixed blade, while offset 45 degrees and slightly behind the fixed blade are two cross-opening mechanical blades that create an additional 1 ¾ inches of cutting area.

Southeastern Illinois College's women's bowhunter team consisting of Alli Armstrong, Jessica Morris, and Kira McCalip was crowned national 3D champion after a grueling two days of competition.

Attorneys for the Sportsmen's Alliance, the federal government and the state of Michigan presented oral arguments in their appeal of the ongoing Great Lakes wolf case.

Biologists and technicians with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be collecting chronic wasting disease samples from hunter-harvested deer on the opening weekend of modern gun season, Nov. 12-13.

Viking Solutions®, the industry leader in post-hunt trophy care accessories, introduces the Super Hide Puller, which was designed to make your post-hunt game care easier and faster than ever before.

Field & Stream® is outfitting female hunters in top-of-the-line hunting apparel, featuring technologies designed to keep them warm, dry, scent-free and comfortable during their time outdoors.

Hunters Specialties continues to bolster its sales team with the addition of two new sales professionals, aimed at building a sales organization that provides their industry partners with "best in class" sales support and customer service.
As part of its strategy to expand its industry-leading distribution network and to most effectively meet customer needs, Kinsey's Inc. announced this week it will realign its customer care and sales teams for 2017.

On October 20, Director of US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) Dan Ashe announced the decision regulating the import of hunted lion trophies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from South Africa.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is seeking an experienced social media strategist to join its global marketing team at the optics manufacturer's Beaverton, Ore. headquarters.
Outdoor Sportsman Group is currently seeking a Programming Executive responsible for selling airtime on all networks and maintaining relationships with producers and partners in the industry at the company's Denver, Colo. office.

The 'Forever Outdoors' project, a new offering by Spirit Pieces, infuses cremation ash in glass stones for placement at favorite fishing holes, hunting blinds and hiking trails enjoyed by you and the dearly departed.

The new Gerber Center-Drive multitool challenges the status quo and delivers real and compelling advancements in capability -- serving the professional end user.
The Just Adjust strap is adjustable, made possible due to the patented, dual strap "Slide-by-Side" SelectStretch™ design. One half of the strap stretches, while the other half does not.

DryCASE, the manufacturer of waterproof electronic cases, offers the highly-rated Brunswick waterproof backpack in Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades® camouflage made with GNARWALL™ marine-grade, waterproof technology.

The United States Collegiate Archery Association in partnership with the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) announces the USCA Premier Membership.

For this archery and firearm season, hunters will be able to take their deer to Pike County Archery in Pittsfield, Ill. and have a chance to win a Matthews Halon Bow, valued at $1,100 and also receive a special Pike County Deer Station 2016 collectible pin.

TRUGLO, Inc. has been nominated for two National Association of Sporting Good Wholesalers (NASGW) Leadership Awards, inlcuding Optics Manufacturer of the Year and Accessories Manufacturer of the Year..
Outtech Inc. was recently recognized with the 2016 Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Award, which recognizes businesses from northeast Ohio that have achieved superior growth in sales and employment over the past five years.

Due to an expansive EHD outbreak in South Dakota, GFP is offering a refund to any hunter with an archery, youth or muzzleloader deer hunting license as long as the hunter has not already hunted with the license.
Genetic testing on tissue samples from two cougars poached in the Upper Peninsula shows the two animals likely came from a population found generally in South Dakota, Wyoming and northwest Nebraska.
The September archery opener coincided with Labor Day weekend, and archers telechecked a record 1,746 deer over the three days.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists confirmed one Coos County black-tailed deer died from a viral infection and suspect several others succumbed to Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) this past summer.

This week on Sportsman Channel, viewers will travel to the west African country of Burkina Faso with Tim Herald weeks after a terrorist attack devastated the country,visit South Texas in search of wild hogs with Steven Rinella and hunt in California with Team OO.
During the week of Oc. 24-30, Outdoor Channel viewers will find out what Willie has to say at Miss Kay's Golden 60's Club, enjoy a day off with Josiah Freeman and his friends, hunt for a blacktail in Alaska with Kyle Lamb and explore Patagonia with Nick Hoffman.

The Spooky Halloween video, part of BIGshot Archery's Live Hunt Video System,highlights the innovative capabilities of the platform to provide more fun and excitement at any indoor or outdoor archery range.
BIGshot Archery, LLC ( has released the first in a series of event specific videos for its Live Hunt Video System. The Spooky Halloween video highlights the innovative capabilities of BIGshot's Live Hunt Video Range Platform.

A lone Canada lynx was photographed in the southern Vermont town of Londonderry this June, marking the first confirmed evidence of lynx in Vermont outside the Northeast Kingdom in decades.

Oklahoma students ages 11 to 17 have the opportunity earn a great outdoor adventure next summer, by writing about bowhunting and participating the state's NASP program.

Right to Hunt Amendments on Ballot in Indiana, Kansas
Outside of a pretty important presidential election coming up in a couple weeks that could very well decide the makeup and direction of something as critical as the country's entire federal judiciary for decades, voters in two states will be casting ballots on the constitutional protection of something that's equally important to sportsmen and women: the right to hunt and fish.

On November 8, voters in Indiana and Kansas will weigh in on Constitutional Amendments to protect the right of citizens to hunt, fish and trap subject to state laws and regulations.

Language for the Hoosier State's Right to Hunt and Fish state constitutional amendment was approved by Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) in March and will appear on the ballot as Question 1. If passed by the voters, the measure will amend the Indiana Constitution to establish an individual right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife in the Hoosier State and ensure that wildlife and conservation management decisions will continue to be based on sound science, not the misguided agendas of anti-hunting and anti-fishing extremists.

In Kansas, the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 5008 passed the Senate without opposition and breezed through the House by a vote of 117 to 7. The amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would affirm the right of the public to hunt, fish, and trap as such:

"The people have the right to hunt, fish and trap, including by the use of traditional methods, subject to laws and regulations that promote wildlife conservation and management and that preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Public hunting and fishing shall be a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. This section shall not be construed to modify any provision of law relating to trespass, property rights or water resources."

In the November 2015 general election, 81 percent of voters in Texas approved a Constitutional Amendment protecting the right of future residents of The Lone Star State to hunt and fish, making it the 19th to safeguard the rights of sportsmen in its state constitution.

Texas' Proposition 6 ensures that future wildlife conservation and management decisions are based on sound science in order to protect our outdoor heritage for generations to come. It adds the following important language to the Texas Constitution:

"The people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, including by the use of traditional methods, subject to laws or regulations to conserve and manage wildlife and preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Hunting and fishing are preferred methods of managing and controlling wildlife. This section does not affect any provision of law relating to trespass, property rights, or eminent domain. This section does not affect the power of the legislature to authorize a municipality to regulate the discharge of a weapon in a populated area in the interest of public safety."

Of the 19 states currently guaranteeing the right to hunt and fish in their constitutions, 18 were approved by the voters. While Vermont's language dates back to 1777, the rest of these constitutional provisions — in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming — have passed since 1996.

Advocates also consider Alaska's constitutional language—"Wherever occurring in their natural state, fish, wildlife, and waters are reserved to the people for common use"— as meeting the test because of its strong case law history.

- J.R. Absher


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. 8 - Jan. 9
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
Jan. 9
ATA Board of Director's Meeting
Indianapolis, Ind.
Jan. 10 - Jan. 12
ATA Trade Show
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
Jan. 13 - Jan. 15
IBO Indoor World
XI Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Jan. 27 - Jan. 29
14th Annual Lancaster Archery Classic
Lancaster, Pa.
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