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Georgia Southern Gives Archery a Boost

Patrick Durkin December 27, 2013

Georgia Southern University is building a nearly $7 million Shooting Sports Education Center on its campus, and expects to open it for public use by Feb. 15, 2015. The university broke ground on the 30,000-square-foot building in mid-November, and is taking applications for a director to oversee the center’s operations. The facility is located near the student recreation center, and will provide indoor ranges for archers and firearms shooters, as well as an outdoor archery range. The Shooting…

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Nebraska Shooting Facility on Schedule

Patrick Durkin December 18, 2013

Bowhunters and target archers around Lincoln, Neb., will soon be shooting in a first-class 32-lane indoor shooting facility now under construction. That’s according to a recent article in the Lincoln Journal Star. Mitch King, director of government relations for the Archery Trade Association (ATA), said the shooting center is a great example of proactive work by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Nebraska is a national leader in efforts to grow archery and bowhunting,” King…

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ATA Helps Community Build Oklahoma’s First Archery Park

ATA Staff October 31, 2013

Oklahoma's first archery park opened with a $40,000 grant from the Archery Trade Association and city assistance. The park will be open daylight to dark year-round for archers and bowhunters, and is free to use. Coweta schools were the first in the state to implement National Archery in the Schools, which could provide a built-in fan base for the park. More than 400 schools in Oklahoma now have NASP programs.

New Iowa Archery Park: Small on Space, Big on Safety

ATA Staff October 29, 2013

A new facility in West Des Moines, Iowa, will prove archers can shoot safely in a small space. The Des Moines Register reports the Raccoon River Park Archery Facility will be the first of its kind in Iowa. With rubber belting overhead, 12 shooting lanes will be fenced in with a combination of solid wood walls and chain link. The Archery Trade Association designed the facility, which state officials expect will draw regular visitors from most of central Iowa. It will also likely serve the entire…

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