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…

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…

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