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Explore Bowhunting: But What Do the Kids Think?

Amy Hatfield March 13, 2015

Explore Bowhunting’s 23 lessons are flexible and it’s the flexible nature of the curriculum that defines its value. Lessons can be taught weekly for a school semester, or as part of a weeklong summer program in camps or recreation programs.That flexibility came through careful planning. First, Explore Bowhunting was developed in response to a 2005 survey that found 63 percent of students surveyed wanted to learn to bowhunt. Then, before Explore Bowhunting’s launch, the ATA…

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Hunting Is “Sign” Language

Amy Hatfield March 12, 2015

Where does bowhunting begin?Is it when you rise and dress, before climbing behind a frost-covered windshield and driving to the woods? Or maybe you’re fortunate enough to leave your keys in the house because your best hunting spot is on the back 40, just a walk away?We could work through a mess of scenarios and toss around possible starting points. Each has merit. Maybe a bowhunt begins with sign: a track, scat or rub. It could start at the archery range in summer, while ticks still…

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ABC News: Bowhunting and the Anti-Barbie

Amy Hatfield February 10, 2015

In an ABC Nightline news piece Feb. 2, reporter Neal Karlinsky interviewed archer and bowhunter Eva Shockey while examining the growing number of female hunters in the United States.World News Videos | ABC World NewsKarlinsky maintained the objectivity expected of a seasoned news journalist, at least until the story’s last seconds when he shot some errant arrows before hitting the bull’s-eye. That’s when – at least in spirit – he became a kid again. He was…

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Gator Hunting Means Green Backs In the Bank

Patrick Durkin September 5, 2014

Bowhunting doesn't often lead a hunter to marshlands, but it does when there are gators in the water. Some bowhunters are finding themselves hooked, while archery shops are using this unorthodox hunt to engage their customers and put green backs in the bank.

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