Taya and Chris Kyle together

Taya Kyle: Real-Life “American Sniper” Wife Promotes Outdoor Sports to Help Military Families

Teresa Johnson January 8, 2015

Chris Kyle’s legacy is about saving lives, overseas and at home. Taya Kyle, his widow, is devoting her time to ensuring that his message is carried on. Taya joined Outtech at its annual “Outtech Innovations” event at the 2015 ATA Trade Show, talking to a packed house of archery retailers and manufacturers about her husband’s passion for bowhunting and the outdoors. Portrayed in the upcoming film “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, Chris…

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Congressman Paul Ryan Welcomes ATA Members to #ATA2015

ATA Staff January 8, 2015

A longtime ally of the archery and bowhunting industry, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) welcomes ATA members to the 2015 ATA Trade Show in an exclusive video. Ryan has regularly stepped forward to help the industry, often on his own. "I like working with the archery industry because it's a sport that's done a lot for me," Ryan told ATA contributing editor, Patrick Durkin, in a piece published in an issue of "Inside Archery." A few months prior to 2012 Republican…

ATA Board Meeting

ATA Board of Directors: Six Candidates Competing for 3 Seats

Patrick Durkin January 7, 2015

Six candidates will run for three seats on the 18-member ATA Board of Directors during the annual elections in February. During the Board’s meeting Wednesday morning in Indianapolis, the candidates offered a few thoughts on why they’re running. Jack Bowman, president, Bear Archery: “It’s time to get Bear Archery back involved on the ATA Board. I’ve been in this industry since 1982. I want to be part of the effort to shape it up for the rest of my time I’m in it,…

ATA Technical Committee Wed. Morning Indianapolis

ATA Technical Committee Helps Boost Archery, Bowhunting

Patrick Durkin January 7, 2015

The ATA Technical Committee’s work on manufacturing guidelines between now and April could do much to help grow archery and bowhunting. During the committee’s meeting Wednesday morning at the ATA Trade Show in Indianapolis, ATA CEO/President Jay McAninch asked the committee to help develop guidelines to equitably define all youth-archery equipment, whether it’s recurves, compounds, crossbows or arrows. The exemptions aim to make youth archery equipment as affordable as possible…

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