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Virginia Libraries Cater to Teens Hungry For Archery

Shannon Rikard October 5, 2012

NEW ULM, Minn. — Teens in Loudon County, Va., can feed their need for archery thanks to a hands-on program based on "The Hunger Games" book series. Six area libraries will host day-long events incorporating the Archery Trade Association's (ATA) Explore Bowhunting program, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). "During this program, the idea is that the kids are preparing for combat much like the characters did in the books,"…

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Archery Sanctioned in Kentucky High Schools

ATA Staff September 12, 2012

NEW ULM, Minn. - The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has sanctioned archery as an official high school sport. Now students in the bluegrass state can hone their skills and passion for the sport in the same ways as members of football, baseball, soccer and other traditional high school teams. "This announcement is a positive step toward weaving archery into the fabric of communities nationwide," said Mitch King, ATA director of government relations. "Once archery is offered…

July 24, 2012 Archer and Avid Hunter Aims for Olympic Gold

ATA Staff July 23, 2012

Brady Ellison of Glendale, Ariz. is the top-ranked archer in the world. NEW ULM, Minn. - Brady Ellison started competing in the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program while growing up in Payson, Ariz. and now this young archer is aiming for Olympic gold in London this summer. Archery competition begins on July 27. The ATA has created this image in a variety of sizes for ATA members to send well wishes to USA Team Archers via their social media pages and/or company Web sites. Currently, Brady…

Increased Business, Recruitment are Directly Proportional

ATA Staff June 13, 2011

It's no surprise that the future of archery lies in recruiting younger shooters to keep the sport alive, and that community programs hold the key to more participation. Not only will recruiting invigorate the sport for generations to come, but it's also directly proportional to increased business. The more you recruit, the more shooting supplies people need. In turn, the more business comes through your door. With this in mind, archery retailers are increasingly finding opportunities to…

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