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Has Media Hype Translated Into True Archery Interest?

Shannon Rikard June 7, 2013

Images of the just-released "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" victory tour posters began circulating on the Web this earlier this year, feeding the frenzy for the movie, which won't hit theaters until Nov. 22, 2013. It's a frenzy already fueled by "The Hunger Games" and "Brave" opening in theaters, archery being NBC's number-one cable ratings winner during the London Olympics, and "Revolution" and "Arrow" hitting their mark on TV. But has media hype translated into true archery interest?

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Rcherz Hits U.S. Tournament Circuit

ATA Staff June 3, 2013

NEW ULM, Minn. — After successfully scoring major archery tournaments in Europe, Rcherz Scoreboard app made its U.S. debut at the Easton Foundations Gator Cup. The Cup is a United States Archery Team (USAT) Qualifier Series event and was held at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex in Newberry, Fla., May 31 to June 2. Rcherz Scoreboard was used to score three cadet categories on the field. The mobile application is a product of Rcherz, a social network for archers and bowhunters…

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Archery Thrives Two Years After Virginia’s First Archery Academy

Shannon Rikard June 3, 2013

Two years after the first Archery Academy in Doswell, Va., the sport is growing. The Academy – hosted by the Archery Trade Association, USA Archery and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries – taught archery basics to 26 employees of state parks and recreation departments. The employees also learned how to certify others to teach archery fundamentals. Wyatt Kingston, a recreation specialist in Richmond, attended the Academy in May 2011. He said the classes taught him about…

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41 Pages of Archery Park Know-How

Amy Hatfield June 1, 2013

The Archery Park Guide, developed by the Archery Trade Association (ATA), is the first of its kind. It offers 41 pages detailing how to build a community archery park. The Guide includes site plans and recommendations, tips from city and state officials who have already built parks and case studies from a variety of different locations. Information on risk management and a breakdown of each park's amenities and costs (where available) are also features of this park guide.

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