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Almost Any Facility Could Become An Archery Facility

Shannon Rikard September 21, 2015

A frequently asked question from people considering an archery park for their community is this: “Do I need a permanent, archery-only facility to start offering archery programs?”An archery-only facility isn’t necessary to kick-start archery programs in your town. In fact, almost any area – tennis courts, walking trails or fields used for soccer, baseball or football – can be used for archery.Photo Credit: Ryan KirbyAlthough it would seem an archery range…

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Archery In Alabama Is Sort Of a Big Deal

Patrick Durkin August 18, 2015

Seven years and 11 archery parks later, Alabama continues to impress ATA Board member Jimmy Primos with the way its towns, cities, counties, bowhunting clubs and state wildlife agency work together to make archery a community sport. As the ATA recently reported, Primos helped dedicate Alabama’s newest archery park Aug. 4 at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, south of Birmingham.  It’s the first archery park Alabama has built in one of its state parks.Jimmy Primos,…

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Archery Park Takes Its Place Alongside BMX, Golf, Hiking

ATA Staff August 5, 2015

As Birmingham’s Fox affiliate WBRC reported, Alabama opened its eleventh community archery park yesterday, August 4, at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham.The archery park — made possible in part by the Archery Trade Association— is the latest addition to a diverse menu of sporting activities offered at Oak Mountain including hiking, mountain biking, geocaching, golf, BMX and pump tracks, basketball courts, kayak and paddle board rentals and cable skiing.“I think…

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41 Pages of Archery Park Know-How

Amy Hatfield April 15, 2015

The Archery Park Guide, developed by the Archery Trade Association (ATA), 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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