Archery Groups and Organizations
4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 518,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-H'ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities, supported by the latest research of land-grant universities, that are focused on three areas: science, engineering and technology; healthy living and citizenship.
Since its inception in 1993 the Archery Shooters Association, headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, has hosted tens of thousands of amateur and professional archers from across the United States in national ASA Pro/Am and ASA Federation competitions. Features that distinguish ASA Pro/Am and Federation competitions include a standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed standard of 280 feet per second; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest paybacks in competitive archery.
Christian Bowhunters of America is a non-denominational ministry to the bow hunting world. They have over 2000 members covering all fifty states. Every year there is an Annual Shoot where members can gather to shoot and fellowship together. Typical of those events are sports shows and archery shoots.
The IBO strives to promote, encourage, and foster the sport of Bowhunting; Bowhunter education; act as a liaison for the betterment of Bowhunters; to function as a clearing house for essential Bowhunter information; to assist and foster the conservation and preservation of wildlife; and to adhere to the basic ideal of the International Bowhunting Organization, Inc. which is the UNIFICATION of BOWHUNTERS.
The Archery Hall of Fame & Museum's Mission is to honor those Outstanding members of the Archery Community through the process of induction into its Hall of Fame. As an integral part of its existence, the Hall seeks to preserve the history and tradition of Archery and Bowhunting for future generations.
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state Departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in life long sport of Archery. The program's focus is to provide International style target archery training in physical education classes, grades 4-12.
The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) offers an excellent training and safety course for bowhunters of any level and should be considered a must for every archer.
The National Field Archery Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the practice of archery. The NFAA is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of game and its natural habitat. The organization is very active in cooperating with federal and state agencies and sportsmen and conservation organizations. It is resolved to foster, perpetuate and preserve "the use of the bow in accordance with its ancient and honorable traditions."
The NACF is focused on providing a proactive fraternity dedicated to uniting individuals from all across the continent who believe the modern crossbow should be just one more legitimate option for hunters in their pursuit of big game animals. The NACF's prime objective is to educate game managers, legislators and the general public about the crossbow and its positive attributes as applied to modern hunting and effective game management. The NACF is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of ALL forms of hunting with ALL weapons, especially the crossbow.
Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded to assist physically disabled persons who actively participate in bowhunting and archery sports. A major emphasis is placed on reaching people with disabilities who have never been exposed to the greatest recreational therapy in the world - bowhunting and archery.
The Pope and Young Club is one of North America's leading bowhunting and conservation organizations. The Club advocates and encourages responsible bowhunting by promoting quality, fair chase hunting, and sound conservation practices. Today it fosters and nourishes bowhunting excellence and acts in the best interest of our bowhunting heritage everywhere. The Club promotes and participates in improving sound wildlife conservation and wise use of our natural resources.
The TMA specifically devotes its resources to treestand safety. It endeavors to improve treestand safety by education in the proper use of treestands, the development of treestand manufacturing standards, product testing, manufacturing quality control and the promotion of mandatory use of Fall Arrest Systems/Full Body Harness devices.
It is the mission of the UNITED FOUNDATION FOR DISABLED ARCHERS to promote and provide a means to practice all forms of archery for any physically challenged person. The United Foundation For Disabled Archers wishes to open the doors of archery and bowhunting for any physically challenged person. Even if they have no desire to hunt, we wish to provide an opportunity for them to experience the therapeutic benefits that modern archery can provide.
The US national governing body for archery in the Olympic Games which seeks to foster participation in the sport of archery with the ultimate goal of producing Olympic, Paralympic and World Archery Champions.
The mission of the USCA is to serve as the governing body for both recreational and elite archery competition in college. Its central purpose and role is to develop and maintain the resources and infrastructure that will support and grow college archery programs across the nation. The program is responsible for conducting the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships, and also responsible for selecting collegiate archery teams to represent the U.S. at international events.
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