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…

Houston Academy Targets New Archers

ATA Staff July 20, 2010

New Ulm, Minn. —The Houston, Texas Parks and Recreation Department wants to spin its own sort of web. A really big web, one that will grow day by day and eventually span the entire city. The aim? To grab the attention of young people and allow archery to snag their interests in the country's fourth largest city. Construction of such a web began May 5-7 when 14 employees of the city's Park and Recreation Department completed the Archery Trade Association's (ATA) first-ever Archery…

Massachusetts Students to Benefit from ATA Grant

ATA Staff June 9, 2010

Massachusetts Students to Benefit from ATA Grant NEW ULM, MINN. - Hundreds of students from ten schools in Massachusetts will have a new target to shoot for when classes resume next fall. Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Archery Trade Association (ATA) to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MDFW), students in those schools will have the opportunity to participate in archery as part of the regular curriculum. The ATA works with state agencies to promote archery in both schools…

Cullman Community Archery Park: One Year Later

ATA Staff May 20, 2010

Cullman Community Archery Park: One Year Later New Ulm, MINN. - When movie character Ray Kinella hears a voice from his cornfield say, "If you build it, he will come," the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner believes he is being told to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. To the astonishment of his neighbors, he does just that. His dream of creating a country ballpark eventually comes true and crowds are drawn to the "Field of Dreams." When the ADWFF and the City of Cullman,…

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