Archery Trade Association

18.9 million Americans Participate In Archery

Shannon Rikard August 9, 2013

The first nationwide archery survey showed that 18.9 million Americans age 18 and older participated in archery and/or bowhunting in 2012. The Archery Trade Association (ATA) recently released the results of the new survey, which was conducted in the same way as Gallup polls. The findings about archery participation and equipment use are scientifically accurate and not estimates from other data.

Archery kids photo by union gospel mission

Communities Unite For Archery Events

ATA Staff August 4, 2013

When the Darrington Archers hosted the National Field Archery Outdoor National Championships, the town of Darrington, Wash. offered its full support for the contest and the 400 competitors who traveled from around the nation, said Gale Fiege of The Herald. The archery contest is a big community event… Darrington Archers secretary Candy Vincent said. Most of the visiting archers stay in family homes and eat home-cooked meals at the Community Center. The community involvement was most…

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You Rest, You Rust

ATA Staff August 2, 2013

Whether you’re shooting for fun or preparing for bowhunting season, there’s no time like the present to sharpen your archery skills. Practice means the difference between acquiring technique and achieving “a pure lightning reaction state of Zen” says Lydia Lohrer of Detroit Free Press.  You rest, you rust. It’s clumsy vanity to believe you can have your moment of glory in the field without preparation. The time to prepare for this season’s upcoming hunt…

Texas archery

The Texas Three-Step

Shannon Rikard July 31, 2013

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reports runaway success with its efforts to grow archery less than a year after it joined forces with the Archery Trade Association to hire a specialist to run the program. Leaders in Texas are setting up archery programs for long-term success and capitalizing on increased interest in archery and bowhunting by following three principles: educate leaders, promote bowhunting and build facilities.

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