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Counterfeiters Target Archery

Patrick Durkin March 5, 2015

Retailers and consumers who think they’re scoring unbelievable online deals on archery products are probably right about one thing: The deal isn’t believable. In fact, if they’re buying counterfeit products, they could even be complicit in criminal retailing. Counterfeiters have grown increasingly bold the past few years as they collect or photograph samples of well-known sights, broadheads, arrow-rests and other accessories. Once in hand, they reverse-engineer and manufacture…

Jennifer Lawrence Bowhunting

Big Screen Bowhunts: Why Does Jennifer Lawrence Get a Pass?

Patrick Durkin February 26, 2015

When actor Rip Torn’s character Clyde Stewart shot a pig and slit its throat in the 1981 movie “Heartland,” Torn drew widespread protests from animal lovers. The Friends of Animals labeled the highly acclaimed movie “unacceptable,” and directed self-righteous torment at Torn. He never apologized, saying he had hunted for food since age 6, and that millions of pigs and steers get slaughtered commercially in much the same way as the pig killed in the movie. In a 1982…

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Archery Industry, Meet World Archery. Prepare to Get Excited.

Teresa Johnson December 12, 2014

World Archery – formerly known by the acronym “FITA,” which stood for the French words for International Archery Federation – is the international governing body for the sport of archery, and this global organization is going places. Just ask ATA President Jay McAninch, who recently spent three days meeting with World Archery at the organization’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. “With the growth and visibility in archery, we truly need to see our industry…

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New Research: Urban Bowhunts Control Deer, Reduce Lyme Disease

Patrick Durkin October 24, 2014

A long-running research program in two Connecticut communities found that tightly regulating hunts slashed Lyme disease cases 80 percent by reducing and controlling white-tailed deer, a primary host for disease-carrying black-legged ticks. The 13-year study, which ran from 1995 through 2008 in Mumford Cove and Groton Long Point, used hunters to reduce deer densities from a peak of 80 deer per square mile to about 13 per square mile. That decline in deer numbers slashed tick abundance by 76 percent,…

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