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Bowhunter Could Become the Next ‘American Idol’

Shannon Rikard March 10, 2014

Twenty-million “American Idol” viewers have watched Dexter Roberts perform. But before he wowed the nation with his guitar playing and country crooning, Roberts sang at the Huntin’ Is Good! booth during the 2014 ATA Show in Nashville, Tenn. “To say they were a big hit would be a gross understatement,” said Sam Klement, co-founder of Good Outdoor Technologies, which makes the “Huntin’ Is Good” branded shirts and hats Roberts has worn on “American…

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2014 Trade Show Still Drawing Attention

ATA Staff March 6, 2014

Even though the 2014 ATA Trade Show had left town weeks before, it inspired a caption-writing contest Feb. 14 for readers of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Biz Blog.”

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Young Archers Compete in “Battle of the Boroughs”

Shannon Rikard March 3, 2014

A mid-February tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., demonstrated how urban settings can foster archery growth and popularity, just as rural America has traditionally fostered a strong tie between its open space and bowhunting.  MyFoxNY reported that the ninth annual Battle of the Boroughs Archery Tournament drew more than 100 students who trained hard for the competition. "Organizers [said] archery is about more than hitting the bull’s-eye. They say it teaches [athletes] focus and…

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Q&A with Jay McAninch: What if Weather Shuts Down the ATA Show?

Patrick Durkin February 24, 2014

Many logical, legitimate “what if?” questions started before the 2014 ATA Trade Show opened Monday, Jan. 6, in Nashville. What would happen if a blizzard forced the Archery Trade Association to cancel the Show? After all, flight cancellations along the East Coast two days before the Show forced many people to fly elsewhere and drive the final 200 or more miles to Music City. And by Sunday, groups and individuals from Minneapolis to Detroit were renting vans and cramming together for…

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