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McAninch Talks Archery on SiriusXM Radio

ATA Staff March 13, 2014

While attending the North American Whitetail Summit earlier this month, Jay McAninch, ATA’s CEO/president, discussed archery growth with Rob Keck, host of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio show. The show airs Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern on RURAL RADIO’S SiriusXM channel 80. McAninch will talk about the surging interest in archery and explain how Archery 360 and the “Release Your Wild” campaign are capitalizing on young…

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Bowhunter Could Become the Next ‘American Idol’

Shannon Rikard March 10, 2014

Twenty-million “American Idol” viewers have watched Dexter Roberts perform. But before he wowed the nation with his guitar playing and country crooning, Roberts sang at the Huntin’ Is Good! booth during the 2014 ATA Show in Nashville, Tenn. “To say they were a big hit would be a gross understatement,” said Sam Klement, co-founder of Good Outdoor Technologies, which makes the “Huntin’ Is Good” branded shirts and hats Roberts has worn on “American…

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Female Bowhunter Wins First NASP 3-D Tournament

Shannon Rikard February 20, 2014

After years of shooting bull’s eyes and months of bowhunting, 14-year-old Laurel Thompson’s practice paid off when she took top honors in her first 3-D tournament. Thompson and more than 50 other students shot at animal-shaped foam targets the first NASP IBO 3-D Challenge tournament, hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) in Nashville, Tenn. “Target archery (in NASP) has no sights on the bow and just a tab for releasing,” Thompson said. “Bowhunting has…

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Lone Wolf’s Connection to the Winter Olympics

Shannon Rikard February 10, 2014

Bowhunting has an unexpected tie to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sasha Rearick, head coach of the U.S. men’s alpine ski team, gave an interview to NBC while perched 80 feet up a tree in a portable stand — the ALPHA™ Hang On II — made by ATA member Lone Wolf Portable Treestands. Rearick, one of five coaches using a tree stand to get a bird's-eye view of passing skiers, said the stands help coaches capture video and evaluate the skiers' technique.…

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