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A Professional Hunter in Africa: What’s That Gig Like?

Michelle Zeug August 26, 2014

The ATA’s Michelle Zeug, who made the recent trip to South Africa along with ATA CEO/President Jay McAninch, offers a day-in-the-life look at the work of a professional hunter and the requirements it takes to become one.

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ATA Gets Behind NDA with $100,000 Pledge

Amy Hatfield August 12, 2014

With a $100,000 pledge, the archery and bowhunting industry has made its support of the National Deer Alliance (NDA) resoundingly clear. The Archery Trade Association’s (ATA) donation is certain to push the NDA in the right direction. “We are very grateful for the ATA’s contribution,” stated Craig Dougherty, Executive Director of the NDA. “Start-up funds are very important to a new organization like ours.”

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The Mule Deer Dilemma

Joe Bell July 23, 2014

I’ve bowhunted mule deer all over Western landscapes the past 10 years, traveling across several mountain states, including my own, Arizona, as well as Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Based on these on-the-ground assessments, as well as verbal and written assessments from wildlife managers, I’m baffled by the muley’s dwindling numbers. Strong deer numbers prevailed in some regions I hunted, with plenty of good bucks holding in pockets. In other areas, the population was…

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CWD: Uncertainty Plagues Scent Manufacturers

Patrick Durkin June 6, 2014

Few things are certain about chronic wasting disease except that it’s incurable, always fatal, and now infects wild deer and/or elk in two Canadian provinces and 20 states; and captive herds in two provinces and 14 states. Beyond those basic facts, CWD remains a frustrating, politically charged disease that keeps spawning more questions than answers. For instance, scientists can’t say for certain how CWD spreads in elk and deer herds, but most believe it’s transmitted by animal…

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