Connecticut Opens Sundays to Bowhunting

Patrick Durkin June 23, 2015

Connecticut doubled its number of bowhunting days for many people when lawmakers voted in early June to open Sundays to bowhunters pursuing deer on private property in areas designated to have overpopulated herds.Connecticut hasn’t allowed hunting on Sundays since creating its modern seasons during the 1940s. Bowhunters in recent years, however, have increasingly pressured lawmakers to lift the prohibition on bowhunting in hopes of reducing the state’s burgeoning deer herds.Dr.…

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Compound Bows No. 1 with Both Genders

Patrick Durkin June 19, 2015

But Women More Likely than Males to Shoot CrossbowsNearly 60 percent of America’s 5.8 million female archers in 2012 shot compound bows, which is 20 percentage points lower than compound-bow use among the nation’s 13.1 million male archers.Those data are from a comprehensive study conducted on behalf of the Archery Trade Association by the Responsive Management research firm of Harrisburg, Virginia. The survey, which was based on 8,335 randomly selected calls to cell phones and…


2016 ATA Trade Show Registration and Hotel Block Now Open!

ATA Staff June 17, 2015

ATA members can NOW access online registration and the hotel block for the 2016 Trade Show, Jan. 5 to 7, in Louisville, Kentucky. The earlier you register, the more availability and deeper discounted rooms you'll find in this year's ATA hotel block!To Reserve Your Room at the 2016 ATA Trade Show:1. Register First. You must register for Show badges to attend the 2016 Trade Show before accessing hotel reservations. Click here to log into your registration account and get…

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Do Community Archery Parks Hurt Your Shop?

Shannon Rikard June 16, 2015

Community archery parks are often viewed as direct competition for archery shops with ranges. Granted, friendly competition generates pros and cons for area businesses, which try building and promoting their strengths.But do community archery ranges truly compete with archery shops? The Archery Trade Association asked three ATA retail members whether a community archery park hurts business. Here’s what they think of having community ranges nearby.Cabin Fever, Victoria,…

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