New Iowa Archery Park: Small on Space, Big on Safety

ATA Staff October 29, 2013

A new facility in West Des Moines, Iowa, will prove archers can shoot safely in a small space. The Des Moines Register reports the Raccoon River Park Archery Facility will be the first of its kind in Iowa. With rubber belting overhead, 12 shooting lanes will be fenced in with a combination of solid wood walls and chain link. The Archery Trade Association designed the facility, which state officials expect will draw regular visitors from most of central Iowa. It will also likely serve the entire…

New Colorado Archery Park Will Draw Youths

ATA Staff October 29, 2013

A new archery range at Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain State Park will help introduce young people to the sport, reports Fox21News. Part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife “Path Forward” strategic plan is to recruit new participants into outdoor recreation, especially youth. The agency works to achieve the goal by providing people with quality outdoor opportunities and settings. The new target range is close to the urban population of Colorado Springs and is an ideal way for…

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Miss Kansas Bowhunts

Shannon Rikard September 13, 2013

It’s hard to believe Miss Kansas Theresa Vail was ever the victim of bullies. But the 22-year-old beauty, who will compete for the Miss America title on Sunday, Sept. 15, told People she endured bullying as a child, and that hunting saved her.     "I was bullied when I was a kid. It got so bad that I nearly took my own life ... My dad [an Army dentist stationed in Germany] took me hunting with him and it saved my life. Ever since then, I've been an outdoors girl.”…

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Nashville First Look

ATA Staff August 29, 2013

There is only one Music City. And today, Nashville continues its emergence as a cultural, artistic and entertainment-rich destination, filled with unique music and event venues, a myriad of art galleries, plantation homes, botanical gardens and greenways, honky-tonks, professional sports and fine dining. Check out the list of "10 Things You Can Only Do in Nashville" to get started on planning your ATA Trade Show trip.

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