Agri-science teacher Jim Hall at the Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD) has never had a happier headache than the one induced recently by students practicing with elk, crow, deer and turkey calls from the school’s new “Explore Bowhunting” kit. “They about wore me out with those calls,” Hall said with a laugh. “The kids absolutely love the entire Explore Bowhunting program. They love working with the camo, trail cameras, track IDs and everything else in the kit.…
According to Amery, Wis. veterinarian David Clausen, “Just because we love deer hunting, and deer have significant social and economic value in Wisconsin, CWD will do what CWD does. It will expand geographically and intensify in prevalence. It doesn’t matter if we approve or not, or if we find it inconvenient to our interests. Eventually, CWD will reduce deer populations, and probably cause broader ecological, landscape-wide consequences, not only in Wisconsin, but our neighboring states.”
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reports runaway success with its efforts to grow archery less than a year after it joined forces with the Archery Trade Association to hire a specialist to run the program. Leaders in Texas are setting up archery programs for long-term success and capitalizing on increased interest in archery and bowhunting by following three principles: educate leaders, promote bowhunting and build facilities.
While hunting notorious Cape buffalo in Africa, ATA Board member Scott Shultz never anticipated the dangers he faced or the bizarre events that put him face to face with “Black Death.” Scott Shultz has bowhunted Cape buffalo several times in Tanzania and South Africa, including hunts that earned him three Cape buffalo heads and memories to last a lifetime. But a recent hunt near Kimberley, South Africa, proved to be an entirely different adventure for the president/owner of Robinson Outdoors.
Did You Know?
In the fall of 2012, Loudon County libraries offered programs modeled after “The Hunger Games” that incorporated Explore Bowhunting activities.