Oklahoma's first archery park opened with a $40,000 grant from the Archery Trade Association and city assistance. The park will be open daylight to dark year-round for archers and bowhunters, and is free to use. Coweta schools were the first in the state to implement National Archery in the Schools, which could provide a built-in fan base for the park. More than 400 schools in Oklahoma now have NASP programs.
The ATA Board of Directors voted unanimously in mid-October to add Tom Gallagher of Cabela’s and Dean Snelson of Bass Pro Shops to two new Board seats created for the association’s “multi-channel retailer” members. Gallagher is Cabela’s senior director of merchandising, and Snelson is Bass Pro’s divisional merchandise director. Their additions boost the size of the ATA Board to 18 members. The Board also includes 12 manufacturing members, three pro-shop retailing members and one sales represent
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Few people know more about precision archery than Olympic silver medalist Jacob Wukie. So, who better than Wukie to open an archery shop specializing in repairs and fine-tuning in his hometown of Oak Harbor, Ohio? The Olympian said he can order bowhunting equipment, and hopes to establish an archery range and begin coaching soon.
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Eleven state wildlife agencies (Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently implementing Explore Bowhunting.