Durkin Named Signpost Communicator of the Year

ATA Staff September 25, 2011

NEW ULM, Minn. - Outdoor writer and Archery Trade Association's Contributing Editor, Pat Durkin, has been named the 2011 Signpost Communicator of the Year by the Quality Deer Management Association. The award was presented during QDMA's National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., recently.  According to QDMA, the Signpost Communicator Award "honors communicators who go the extra mile to share accurate, reliable information about whitetail management with hunting audiences." "I've…

ATA Trade Show Partners With Chevrolet, Outside Hub

ATA Staff December 23, 2010

New Ulm, Minn. - The Archery Trade Association is pleased to announce Chevrolet and Outside Hub as co-title sponsors of the 2011 ATA Trade Show, January 6-8 in Indianapolis. "We're proud to welcome Chevrolet and Outside Hub to the ATA Trade Show as our co-title sponsors," said Jay McAninch, ATA President/CEO. "Chevy is synonymous with America, hometown businesses and the rugged entrepreneurial spirit that the archery and bowhunting industry represents while Outside Hub is the…

Newly Formed Council Aims To Attract New Shooters, Hunters

ATA Staff November 17, 2010

Hunting and shooting in America, some contend, could be at a crossroads. No question, it is in the sights of those who prefer seeing both activities go away. While a decline in hunter participation numbers suggest, perhaps, the downward trend is beyond this proverbial crossroad and inching downhill, the Archery Trade Association (ATA) is helping orchestrate a u-turn. Jay McAninch, president and CEO of the ATA, has been a key player in forming the newly established Council to Advance Hunting and…

McAninch Receives AFWA Award

ATA Staff October 26, 2010

New Ulm, Minn. - Jay McAninch, Archery Trade Association President/CEO was honored at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Annual Conference, Sept. 28, in Grand Rapids, Mich. "If I had to use one word to describe Jay, it would probably be ‘visionary,'" said Carol Bambery, general counsel for AFWA. "He is definitely a big picture guy. And he motivates and inspires people. He brings out the best in people." McAninch received the Special Recognition Award…

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