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Hunting Is “Sign” Language

Amy Hatfield March 12, 2015

Where does bowhunting begin? Is it when you rise and dress, before climbing behind a frost-covered windshield and driving to the woods? Or maybe you’re fortunate enough to leave your keys in the house because your best hunting spot is on the back 40, just a walk away? We could work through a mess of scenarios and toss around possible starting points. Each has merit. Maybe a bowhunt begins with sign: a track, scat or rub. It could start at the archery range in summer, while ticks still thrive…

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2 Incumbents, 1 Newcomer Elected to ATA Board

Patrick Durkin March 9, 2015

Jack Bowman, president of Bear Archery, won his first election to the ATA Board of Directors during the organization’s annual balloting that ended March 1. Board incumbents Todd Vaaler, director of operations of Gateway Feathers; and Scott Henrikson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Bowtech Archery, won re-election to their seats. This year’s election featured a competitive six-person field, with Bowman edging out BJ Wolf, national account executive at Plano Synergy, for…

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6 ATA Trade Show Attendees Emerge As Winners

Katelyn Rutland March 5, 2015

ATA Trade Show attendees who visited the Retail Archery Academy had the opportunity to participate in six prize drawings. Participants who completed the Academy survey were entered in a drawing for one of four $150 Visa gift cards or a kiosk system and free, three-month access to Archery-ProShop.com. Winner of Archery-ProShop.com Ross Landsborough, Triggers and Bows Winners of $150 Vista Gift Card Duane Fox, Plum Creek Archery Carrie Hookstead, Hunt-N-Gear Larry Miller, Miller’s Gun Supply…

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Counterfeiters Target Archery

Patrick Durkin March 5, 2015

Retailers and consumers who think they’re scoring unbelievable online deals on archery products are probably right about one thing: The deal isn’t believable. In fact, if they’re buying counterfeit products, they could even be complicit in criminal retailing. Counterfeiters have grown increasingly bold the past few years as they collect or photograph samples of well-known sights, broadheads, arrow-rests and other accessories. Once in hand, they reverse-engineer and manufacture…

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