ATA Board Adds Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops

Patrick Durkin October 31, 2013

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

ATA onsite press registration

ATA Opens Press Registration

ATA Staff October 31, 2013

If you are a working journalist and are registering for a complimentary press badge, you must register now! Pre-registration closes on Dec. 17, 2013, 5 p.m. CT for the 2014 ATA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn, January 6-8. Press badges are free for qualified journalists covering the event as a journalist through print, film, radio or digital media. For more information about press verification guidelines and to register, please visit the ATA's Press page,


U.S. Olympian Keeps Archers in Tune

ATA Staff October 31, 2013

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.

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…

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