Opryland Helps Fuel Nashville Archery

ATA Staff March 3, 2011

NEW ULM, Minn. - In a deal negotiated by the Archery Trade Association (ATA), Gaylord Opryland Hotel has donated $100,000 to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and those funds are making it possible for thousands of Nashville area students to explore the sport of archery.  The funding, from the Gaylord Entertainment Foundation and provided through the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, was donated in $25,000 annual contributions. These contributions were a result of a negotiation between 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…

Explore Bowhunting program aims to get Oklahoma kids back outside

ATA Staff September 8, 2010

The ATA offered Oklahoma's first Explore Bowhunting workshop on this summer at the Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove. Ten schoolteachers and four stage agency employees participated. “Each one of those participants will now play an important role in helping more young people become involved in the outdoors by instructing them in the sport of archery,” said Emily Beach, manager of education and research for the ATA. Explore Bowhunting workshops familiarize adult educators with…

Explore Bowhunting Program Aims to Get Kids Back Outside

ATA Staff August 10, 2010

Like countless others, Emily Beach and Mary Emmons are bothered by what they see. Or, more precisely, what they don't see. What they don't see is today's youth enjoying the outdoors at the same levels as previous generations, a downward trend that has prevailed for at least a decade. Beach and Emmons believe an Archery Trade Association (ATA) program known as Explore Bowhunting can help counter that trend. Beach, manager of education and research for the ATA, an international trade association…

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