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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…

New Colorado Archery Park Will Draw Youths

ATA Staff October 29, 2013

A new archery range at Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain State Park will help introduce young people to the sport, reports Fox21News. Part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife “Path Forward” strategic plan is to recruit new participants into outdoor recreation, especially youth. The agency works to achieve the goal by providing people with quality outdoor opportunities and settings. The new target range is close to the urban population of Colorado Springs and is an ideal way for…

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Communities Unite For Archery Events

ATA Staff August 4, 2013

When the Darrington Archers hosted the National Field Archery Outdoor National Championships, the town of Darrington, Wash. offered its full support for the contest and the 400 competitors who traveled from around the nation, said Gale Fiege of The Herald. The archery contest is a big community event… Darrington Archers secretary Candy Vincent said. Most of the visiting archers stay in family homes and eat home-cooked meals at the Community Center. The community involvement was most…

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