As part of Cabela's Fall Great Outdoor Days event series, an archery seminar for women was held Aug. 18 in Billings, Mont. for those interested in learning more about archery equipment and shooting techniques. Seminar participants join the fast growing number of women getting involved in archery. A recent national archery survey shows that 5.8 million women enjoyed the sport in 2012.
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.
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…
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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As a result of an ATA Archery Academy in Virginia, Loudon and Fairfax parks and recreation departments now offer year-round archery programs.