The ATA’s Michelle Zeug, who made the recent trip to South Africa along with ATA CEO/President Jay McAninch, offers a day-in-the-life look at the work of a professional hunter and the requirements it takes to become one.
Soon after the Pope & Young Club elected Jim Willems as its president March 2, he said it was time the Club moved forward and shifted focus away from issues that no longer matter to most bowhunters. Willems, a resident of Farmington, New Mexico, replaced Roger Atwood of Idaho. In his first statement as the P&Y Club’s president, Willems – a recurve shooter – put it this way: “Bowhunters today hunt with everything from self bows and flint to the latest compound with…
Superiority can be a virtue if used constructively, but when it shows itself as a vice, it’s often a byproduct of wanting exclusivity. It’s a desire penetrating not just the archery community, but the bowhunting crowd too. In fact, it’s unique to no one or no single group, because everyone wants to count. We want to be recognized as valuable and as someone who is good at something.
With a $100,000 pledge, the archery and bowhunting industry has made its support of the National Deer Alliance (NDA) resoundingly clear. The Archery Trade Association’s (ATA) donation is certain to push the NDA in the right direction. “We are very grateful for the ATA’s contribution,” stated Craig Dougherty, Executive Director of the NDA. “Start-up funds are very important to a new organization like ours.”
Did You Know?
Nine Alabama communities have archery parks, and additional communities are showing interest in building their own.