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Alaska Holds First Explore Bowhunting Workshop

Shannon Rikard May 31, 2013

When thinking of ways to build a group’s camaraderie, you might not consider blindfolds, spray bottles and sneaking up on people. That is unless you’re in an Explore Bowhunting workshop. Explore Bowhunting is available nationwide through state wildlife agencies and is currently offered in 13 states. On May 20, 30 volunteers, archery shop owners and state agency staff members gathered for Alaska’s first Explore Bowhunting workshop. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG),…

ATA Makes Learning Child’s Play

ATA Staff September 12, 2012

NEW ULM, Minn. - The Archery Trade Association is offering a new way to get kids interested in wildlife and the outdoors: The White's Tale. This new board game challenges players age 8 and up to thrive as a white-tailed deer by taking advantage of the environment and avoiding perils unique to each of nature's four seasons. "In the game, players are white-tailed deer, trying to survive and raise fawns," says Emily Beach, ATA curriculum and education manager. "It's educational…

Explore Bowhunting program aims to get Oklahoma kids back outside

ATA Staff September 8, 2010

The ATA offered Oklahoma's first Explore Bowhunting workshop on this summer at the Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove. Ten schoolteachers and four stage agency employees participated. “Each one of those participants will now play an important role in helping more young people become involved in the outdoors by instructing them in the sport of archery,” said Emily Beach, manager of education and research for the ATA. Explore Bowhunting workshops familiarize adult educators with…

Explore Bowhunting Program Aims to Get Kids Back Outside

ATA Staff August 10, 2010

Like countless others, Emily Beach and Mary Emmons are bothered by what they see. Or, more precisely, what they don't see. What they don't see is today's youth enjoying the outdoors at the same levels as previous generations, a downward trend that has prevailed for at least a decade. Beach and Emmons believe an Archery Trade Association (ATA) program known as Explore Bowhunting can help counter that trend. Beach, manager of education and research for the ATA, an international trade association…

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