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.
Nikki Haverstock, a longtime archer, coach and host of “Nock Out,” said the show will stir excitement about various archery styles, including 3D, USA Archery, National Field Archery Association, Next Step Archery and Archery Shooters Association. The show premiers July 26. “The show will broadcast archery to a broad audience, which will help archery interest explode,” Haverstock said. “Young people are excited, but they don’t know how many different types of competitive…
Paralympic gold medalist and California native Jeff Fabry has been nominated for an ESPY Award in the "Best Male Athlete With a Disability" category. The ESPY's will be broadcast live on ESPN July 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Fabry, who shoots a compound bow and had a breathtaking rise to the podium in London after an equipment failure that nearly eliminated him from competition, is one of 11 Paralympians nominated for an ESPY this year.
Oklahoma archery shop welcomes archers inspired by “The Hunger Games." Growing interest in archery has prompted Bill's Outdoor Sports to add a second store location featuring an archery range to accommodate youth programming after school.
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The ATA is communicating with New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin about interest in implementing Explore Bowhunting.