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.
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.
Explore Bowhunting, the Archery Trade Association’s program for educating youth about the outdoors and hunting, is now offered nationwide. Designed to introduce kids to the fun, excitement and challenge of using archery equipment to hunt wildlife, and to teach students problem-solving and decision-making skills, Explore Bowhunting is vital to growing the sport of archery. This program bridges the gap between introductory archery and hunter education. “Explore Bowhunting is versatile,”…
Did You Know?
The ATA updated Explore Bowhunting’s Curriculum Guide, Student Handbook, Equipment Booklet and Media Packet, and created an Anatomy Flip-book to accompany teaching materials.