HARDCORE and Mossy Oak are proud to introduce a new line of high-quality, durable waterfowl gear available in the new Mossy Oak Terra Bayou. The new HARDCORE clothing line is available for whatever climate the hunter finds themselves in, from the early season, when temperatures remain warm, through the late season, when everything is frozen, and to every hunt in between.
The Outdoor Group is excited to announce its launch of Altra Arrows this coming September. Built on an architecture of accuracy, comprised of high-grade carbon shafts, premium components, and sophisticated manufacturing processes - Altra Arrows is set to elevate the archery world with the most accurate and efficient arrows on the market.
This past weekend was the NFAA First Dakota Classic and the NFAA Outdoor Target Nationals. GAS Shooters saw great success at both events and two GAS Shooters made the NFAA Shooter of the Year title!
Brady Ellison and Casey Kaufhold lead the points standings after Stage #2 of Olympic Trials Qualification, which took place on Sunday on the venue of the 139th USAArchery Target Nationals and U.S. Open.

After two tough days of competition in Malvern to start the 139th USAArchery Target Nationals and U.S. Open, 32 names emerged from Stage #1 2024 Olympic Trials Qualification.
Akshara Vijay upset top seed Casey Kaufhold on Saturday to claim the U.S. Open title in the recurve senior women division at the age of just 15.
2023 will go down in the history books as one of the most successful seasons yet for competitors shooting Easton X10 arrow shafts, proving once again that the technology, quality and consistency built into every Easton shaft offers the utmost in winning results.
Day one of competition at the 139th USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open was a busy one, during which qualification for all divisions sat either side of a presentation to a legend of the sport.

The folks at Nomad understand the importance of staying comfortable and beating the heat when it comes to warm-weather hunting; their lineup of warm-weather camo shirts will have you covered this fall and pull double duty next spring.
Lancaster Archery Supply is looking to grow its eCommerce Team by adding an eCommerce Product Coordinator. If you are an experienced writer who enjoys archery and/or the outdoors, and you’re looking to work for one of the largest archery suppliers in the world, this could be the perfect job for you.
Springfield Armory is proud to announce the launch of a new 17-round magazine for the Hellcat Pro family of 9mm pistols.
MidwayUSA is pleased to announce this year’s Camo Tuesday - The First Official Shopping Day of the Fall Hunting Season. Camo Tuesday only happens once a year.

The Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (Council) is thrilled to announce the opening of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the highly anticipated 2024 National R3 Symposium.
Victory Archery is happy to announce the company has renewed its partnership with Working Class Bowhunter for another year of the popular podcast.
Celebrate by Watching “Throwback” Episodes on Both Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel This Fall
Mike’s Country Meats is continuing as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor. “Mike’s Country Meats has a great variety of delicious beef jerky. Their jerky is a favorite at our events, and we are happy to be continuing our relationship with them,” said WTU President Jeff Schinkten.

Caza Outdoors is pleased to announce the appointment of Cara Kelly as the Email Marketing Specialist.
Chest harnesses have become such a standard piece of a hunting kit that Vortex® long ago began including variations of their now popular GlassPak™ bino harness with most popular binocular models.
QuietKat, the pioneering force behind electric off-road mobility solutions, proudly announces its sponsorship of the hit TV show "The Green Way Outdoors," and the upcoming debut of the show on the History Channel. This collaboration is a testament to the shared passion for adventure and conservation.
The dynamic short form television series Quick Hunts - known for its fast-paced outdoor adventures - has experienced an impressive 74% surge in viewership on Pursuit in July. The show, which showcases relatable hunting expeditions by leading outdoor producers, has firmly established itself as a standout performer on the network.

QuietKat, a renowned trailblazer in the realm of electric off-road mobility, is reshaping the landscape of search and rescue (SAR) operations through their cutting-edge eBikes. These remarkable vehicles are helping to usher in a new era of agility, speed, and comprehensive coverage in remote and challenging terrains.
Buck Knives, Inc., announces the release of the new Model 663 Alpha Guide fixed-blade knife. This larger hunting knife joins the 664 Alpha Hunter and more compact 662 Alpha Scout knives that were introduced earlier this year.
Pope and Young, America’s leading bowhunting organization, is pleased to announce the hiring of their new Executive Director, Justin Spring.
Cold Steel announces the launch of its latest masterpiece: The Republic fixed-blade knife.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc.,is pleased to announce that its Pro Shooters dominated the competition at the National Rifle League’s (NRL) 2023 Grand Slam Championship, held August 25-27 in Laramie, Wyo.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 ‘Project Hunt’ contest: Cody Austin, Justin Downes, and Ryan Haight.
With four series airing with Outdoor Sportsman Group: Drury’s THIRTEEN on Outdoor Channel, Critical Mass on Outdoor Channel, Bow Madness on Outdoor Channel and Winchester & Drury’s Natural Born on Sportsman Channel, plus their recently released JUST SHOT: Drury’s Deer Season on MyOutdoorTV, the Drury’s are truly a content creating machine for the hunting enthusiast.
Hoyt, the world-renowned brand in archery and bowhunting, has renewed as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor, WTU President Jeff Schinkten has announced.
September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month. It’s the month most hunters start heading back to the woods to either put stands up or begin hunting. Hunting from a tree stand is a safe and enjoyable way to hunt as long as we follow a few basic safety principles called the ABCs of Tree Stand Safety.
September 3 on Outdoor Channel and September 5 on MyOutdoorTV
FieldTorq's 20% Off Labor Day Discount has been extended until 11:59pm Tuesday, September 5th. Hunters still have a chance to upgrade their hunts and save a few bucks (the green kind) by acting today. Field dressing is so much easier with Field Torq's all in one field dressing super tool.
Furthering efforts to promote the scientific understanding and management of chronic wasting disease (CWD), the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation committed $100,000 to two research endeavors.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is asking for the public’s help to find the person(s) responsible for illegally killing an adult pronghorn antelope buck. AZGFD investigators believe the unlawful killing of the pronghorn happened between Aug. 21-24, 2023.
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable applauded the announcement of Pennsylvania’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation, created as Governor Josh Shapiro signed into law Pennsylvania’s single largest investment in parks and forests in decades to the tune of $112 million in the FY23-24 budget.
North American Whitetail TV (NAW TV) now has its own 24/7 programmed streaming channel available on MyOutdoorTV, the premier streaming service for outdoor content. Get a 30-day Free Trial to MOTV Using Code NAW30.

By Jay Pinsky - Editor, The Archery Wire & The Hunting Wire

In 2013 I graduated from Virginia Tech with my master of Natural Resources. During that two-year program, I built a nonprofit as my capstone, The Green Bow Foundation, a youth-based archery & conservation program. Working with children and their parents taught me a lot. Here are a few things I learned during my time with the Green Bow Foundation:

I learned that archery was a fun and rewarding gateway to teaching children life skills that span far more than just archery, like self-discipline, empowering confidence, and ultimately building self-esteem.

Let's start with simply introducing your child to archery:

1. Start with safety: Teach them about the essential safety rules of archery, such as never pointing the bow and arrow at anyone and always being aware of their surroundings. Emphasize the importance of following these rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

2. Find proper equipment: Look for age-appropriate and appropriately sized bows and arrows. Ensuring that the kit fits comfortably in their hands and suits their strength and skill level is essential. Consider seeking advice from a knowledgeable archery instructor or a local archery club to help you choose the right gear.

3. Enroll in lessons or join a club: Look for archery lessons specifically designed for youth or consider joining a local archery club that welcomes young beginners. Trained instructors can provide proper guidance, teach the correct technique, and help them understand the sport's fundamentals.

4. Teach the basics: Start by teaching them the fundamentals of archery, such as how to hold the bow, nock an arrow, and adopt a proper stance. Show them how to aim, release the arrow, and follow through with their shot. Please encourage them to practice regularly and be patient with their progress. Do it with them.

5. Make it fun and engaging: Incorporate fun games and challenges into their practice sessions to keep them motivated and excited about archery. Set up targets with various scoring zones and create friendly competitions to make it enjoyable for them. You can also introduce them to archery-themed movies or books to further ignite their interest.

6. Foster a supportive environment: Create a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for young archers. Offer praise for their efforts, celebrate their achievements, and provide constructive feedback to help them improve. Please encourage them to be persistent and remind them that progress takes time, especially in archery. Archery and instant gratification aren't things peopple associate together, and that's probably a good thing.

7. Explore archery events and competitions: Once they have gained proficiency, consider participating in local archery events or competitions. This will allow them to showcase their skills, meet other archers, and further enhance their passion for the sport. However, pay attention to your child and his or her fun-factor when considering compeition Sometimes, being too competitive can ruin the fun your child, or you, have with archery.

Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy archery together. Archery can be a lifelong hobby, and by introducing youth to it positively and engagingly, you can help instill a love for the sport that lasts a lifetime.

Now, let's take this one step further and talk about one of archery's very best collateral benefits. It is a fantastic hyperfocus-sport that can occupy even the most distracted child (or adult) because it demands your full attention.

Please note I am not a licensed mental health professional, and this archery advice is not professional medical advice. Consult a licensed, trained, and trusted medical professional before implementing mental health treatment.

Archery can benefit individuals with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in several ways. I've seen it work miracles on children who wouldn't or couldnt focus on just about anything else.

Here are some ways in which archery can help:

1. Improved focus and concentration: archery requires a high level of focus and concentration. When practicing archery, individuals with ADHD can learn to direct their attention to a specific target and block out distractions. This can help improve their concentration and focus in other areas of their lives.

2. Enhanced patience and self-control: archery is a sport that demands patience and self-control. It teaches individuals to take time, regulate their breathing, and carefully aim before releasing the arrow. Through consistent practice, individuals with ADHD can develop better impulse control and learn to slow down their actions, which can be valuable skills in managing their ADHD symptoms.

3. Stress relief and emotional regulation: Engaging in archery can provide a sense of calmness and stress relief. The repetitive actions involved in shooting arrows, combined with the focus required, can help individuals with ADHD channel their energy positively. Archery can also serve as a form of meditation, allowing individuals to find a sense of tranquility and improve emotional regulation.

4. Boosted self-esteem and confidence: As individuals with ADHD practice archery and see their skills improve over time, it can significantly boost their self-esteem and confidence. Achieving goals, hitting targets, and experiencing personal growth in the sport can positively impact their overall self-perception and belief in their abilities. This newfound confidence can transfer to other areas of their lives as well.

5. Social interaction and teamwork: Participating in archery can allow individuals with ADHD to engage in social interaction and collaboration. Joining an archery club or participating in group lessons will enable them to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and learn from one another. This social aspect can contribute to their sense of belonging and well-being.

Archery is a great family sport which can often take place in your own backyard. Archery for your child, or you for that matter, can simply be a leisurely activity or lead to world-class competition. It's also a great way to introduce your child to hunting because taking your first deer, ever, with a bow is pretty cool.

As part of its 2023 investment in wild turkey research, the NWTF is helping fund a unique project out of the University of Tennessee examining potential factors that may be causing wild turkey eggs to fail to hatch.

EDGEFIELD, S.C.—As part of its 2023 investment in wild turkey research, the NWTF is helping fund a unique project out of the University of Tennessee examining potential factors that may be causing wild turkey eggs to fail to hatch.

“We were stunned to find out how many of these eggs were fertilized, but for various reasons including hens being killed or bumped off the nest, they failed to hatch.”

These are the words of an excited-yet-perplexed Richard Gerhold, Ph.D., associate professor focusing on parasitology and wildlife diseases at the University of Tennessee’s Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences. Gerhold is the principal investigator of the NWTF co-funded project.

For the last eight years, Gerhold and his colleagues at UT have been assisting the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency with understanding why wild turkeys are declining in parts of the state. The UT researchers were specifically examining the effect diseases and parasites may have on the birds on a population level. Gerhold says there’s no smoking gun, but if anything, diseases may exacerbate other unknown factors causing the decline.

And while better understanding the effect diseases have on wild turkeys, especially on a population level, is ongoing and critical, a new aspect of studying wild turkeys is hatching out of UT.

“One of our master students was finding unhatched eggs, and while we were examining them, you would see a yolk and a fertilization disc, and the assumption was that this egg just wasn’t fertilized,” Gerhold said. “However, Laura Horton, who is a Ph.D. student in the Gerhold lab, came across this paper recently published out of the London Zoo. And what they found – that I just found so interesting – was that somewhere in the 70% range of eggs that were initially considered unfertilized were actually fertilized, and for some reason, there was early embryonic death. And I was like, ‘OK, we definitely need to do this work with wild turkey eggs.’”

Examining wild turkey eggs in this way is entirely new in wild turkey management, and the results could be illuminating. Unhatched eggs will be analyzed for what may be causing early embryonic death. For instance, they will be tested for aflatoxins and neonicotinoids as well as other potent infectious and noninfectious diseases. The data will also be analyzed and compared as a function of state-specific data, such as spring season start dates, bag limits, season length and other factors, to see if there is any influence of causing a failed hatch.

The project will occur between the 2024-26 wild turkey nesting seasons. And while the work is happening in Tennessee, the research findings may have applications beyond state lines. In fact, many state wildlife agencies are participating in Gerhold’s project.

“Various state wildlife agencies will gather unhatched eggs either by nest searching, word of mouth by the public or finding nests of radio-tagged hens as part of other ongoing wild turkey research,” Gerhold said. “We estimate at least 800 eggs will be analyzed per year.”

Once eggs are collected, the research team will record various data, including if the eggs are from a nest where other eggs have hatched, have been predated or have been abandoned by the hen. After the eggs are brought to the lab, the fertilization disc within the egg will be stained and examined under a UV microscope. The team will be able to see clearly whether the egg has been fertilized or not.

“If a hen was predated, then we know why the eggs didn’t hatch,” Gerhold said. “However, what about the eggs where the hen did everything right and only a few, or even none, hatched? This is a mystery worth solving.”

This project is one of 10 new research projects across nine states the NWTF is funding, with $582,374 invested among these vital projects. These projects are part of a nearly $9 million investment into wild turkey research in 2023, supported by the NWTF, its state chapters and its partners.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation

Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has conserved or enhanced over 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to drive wildlife conservation, forest resiliency and robust recreational opportunities throughout the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale.

2023 is the NWTF's 50th anniversary and an opportunity to propel the organization's mission into the future while honoring its rich history. For its 50th anniversary, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and NWTF's people; and raise $5 million to build toward a $50 million endowment for the future. Learn how you can help us reach these lofty goals.

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