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VEGAS SHOOT

George Ryals IV

GREETINGS FELLOW ARCHERS!

AS I WALKED THROUGH THE RIVIERA HOTEL I WAS

en. Albina Loginova (RUS) won the Compound Women and

feeling a little nostalgic about the old place, but am very

Reo Wilde (USA) won over Martin Damsbo (DEN) in what

excited for the new year in a brand new hotel. The South

turned out to be a nail biter of a preview of the Vegas finals

Point Casino will be the new home of the Vegas Shoot in

yet to come.

2012. It is a spectacular new venue with plenty of room for

WOW! WHAT AN EXCITING VEGAS SHOOT!

be in attendance, showing their new archery version of

It couldn’t be more fitting that our last year at the Riv-

a clay pigeon thrower—you will be able to try a shot or

and 30 sit down restaurants, the South Point will be a fan-

iera would have 1,600 archers (within 30 of record at-

two. Also, following on March 28th and 29th will be

tastic new place for the Vegas Shoot’s new home. However,

ship divisions, but there were a couple surprises in the flights

tendance in 2009), an increase in vendors and spon-

the Kentucky State NASP. There will be over 2,000 in

the familiar feel of the “Riv” is comforting, and I could feel

this year. Most notably, John Wheeler in the Bowhunter

sors—and even an increase in the payout. I want to

attendance and it’s great to watch if you haven’t had

the buzz of a new tournament year getting ready to spark

Freestyle Flights dropped a 900 72X on the competition.

thank all the shooters, vendors, NFAA and WAF staff,

the opportunity.

off.

The top two scores in the Bowhunter Freestyle Flights would

us to grow. With a 20-screen movie theater, bowling alley,

Thursday, all the hopeful contenders filed into the

ON THE VEGAS SHOOT SIDE OF THINGS As usual the competition was intense in the Champion-

have won the Bowhunter Freestyle Championship Division.

spectators and everyone else for making the Vegas Shoot

The finale of the 3-Star Tour will culminate at our

practice hall and, as usual, the atmosphere in the room was

Chris Berry won the Bowhunter Freestyle Championship

the biggest and best shoot in the world! This was also

NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex on April 15-17.

electric. As Vegas begins, we are looking at two big shoots.

Division over second place Matt Schmitz. Eric Lechner

our second year of the “Indoor World Cup.” It’s obvious

Everyone that has participated in Vegas and Louisville

The finals from the World Cup Indoor Challenge, and the

finished third. In the Barebow Division, Rick Stark ran away

from the attendance that this has grown in popularity,

will be eligible to shoot off for a new car! This is also

Vegas shoot itself.

with the competition with a 13-point lead. He took home

and next year will be much bigger with the addition of

when we will find out who is still eligible and shooting

the third leg in Singapore. Thanks to Olivier Grillat from

for the million dollars! We have made many improve-

Nimes and everyone at FITA for their work to make this

ments on the Archery FITA Field that you will enjoy—a

successful! I want to say a special thanks to the spon-

special thanks to the Easton Foundations for providing

machine from Laporte America. There was a line of shoot-

the funding for this incredible complex!

ers waiting to try their luck as the machine launched aerial

by three x’s over Garrett Abernethy. Gregg Robert ended

targets 20 feet in the air. It was surprising to the Laporte

up third. In the Compound Unlimited Championship Divi-

people how many of us were actually hitting the targets.

sion the competition was rough as usual. Shooters from

sors who definitely go the extra mile to help support

The Vegas Archery Show was jammed with new

$2,000. Richard Eckenburg finished second and Alan Eagle-

products to see and the booths were packed with shooters

ton finished third. In looking at the results in Barebow, it’s

trying to get their hands on the latest gear. Some surprising

interesting to note that out of the top twelve, ten shooters

additions to the show were the new archery trap shooting

were from California. In the Compound Unlimited Flights, Kelly Connor won

the Vegas Shoot, and have been an integral part of the

If you haven’t made your reservations for the Na-

moving of the shoot next year. It has been almost two

tional Outdoor in Yankton, don’t wait—do it now!! This

The guys said that the number of “strikes” in the Vegas

around the world competed for the Vegas Championship.

years since we thought about moving the shoot, and as

summer will be one of the largest gatherings of out-

show far outstripped the numbers from the ATA and the

The United States shooters are still the dominant winners.

you know, next year will be our debut at the South Point

door archery ever! This will be the NFAA National Field

show in Nimes, France. That’s right, people—we rock! The

However, Deitmar Trillus’ win last year marked the first time

Hotel and Casino. If you didn’t get a chance to see it,

Tournament (July 25, 26 and 27—this is a 3-day for-

Vegas show was packed, and if you didn’t make it to Vegas

the championship ring left the country. With shooters from

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mat; your score will be counted for M/T/W only and you

you missed out on seeing and touching the latest rests, sta-

as far away as Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium,

take a look—I think you will be very impressed! There

may shoot for no score (fun) on Thursday and Friday),

bilizers, sights, and bows. There was tons of cool stuff there

France, Switzerland, England, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Phil-

will be much more to come on this in the near future.

NAA FITA Field (July 23 and 24), USA Archery Target

and a large part of it was new gear. Don’t even think about

lipines, and Thailand, the field is getting very deep in the

missing next year.

championship division and it is turning out to be an honest-

Nationals (July 28, 29 and30) and the Hoyt World Open

The festivities on Saturday night started off with the

to-goodness world event. The typical formula for competi-

tional Indoor Tournament. This year we are hoping for

(July 30) concurrent with Target Nationals. This will be

World Cup Indoor Challenge Finals and the shooter appre-

tion usually goes something like 40 or so will shoot 300 on

a record attendance and some great new vendors. We

a great opportunity for NFAA archers to try the NAA

ciation dinner that was immediately following the tourna-

the first day, then you cut that in half on the second day.

will again have the Practice with the Pros on Friday and

games and vice versa—hopefully you will try this. We

ment. After a series of tough set matches, the winners of

You have 20, 600 scores. During the last day you lose about

the famous Pro Am on Saturday evening—be sure to

will also be having some great fun including a BBQ and

the indoor challenge were Michele Frangilli (ITA) in Recurve

four or five more to the pressure. Once it’s all done we end

sign up for these ASAP! La Porte, a new sponsor, will

dance, some entertainment and a bunch of prizes!

Please be sure to get to Louisville for the 31st Na-

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up with 14 or 15 that qualify for the big shoot-off. This year the field pretty well followed the norm, and we had 13 competitors in the Vegas Finals. They were introduced into the hall with as much pomp and pageantry that we could honor them with: REO WILDE | The reigning world outdoor champion, NFAA National Indoor Champion, and former Vegas Champion.

TIM “THE HAMMER” GILLINGHAM | In one weekend last year Tim won 3D Nationals, was second in the WAF Classic, and won THE CAR! Multiple time 3D Champion. The Lucky DOG and the quickest thumb in the west. This year the lucky dog shoot-off was packed with hopeful shooters vying for the last spot in the big Vegas Finals. Tim Gillingham, after several dead center x’s, was the final winner of the Lucky dog. In case you are unaware of how the lucky dog

NICK ANNEN | With his third appearance in the Vegas Shootoff, several-time State Champion, from American Falls, ID. GEORGE RYALS IV | One of the Founders of ArcheryTalk.com, 2001 Indoor National Champion, National Record Holder, archery equipment designer, and he’s been in the shoot-off more times that he wants us to tell about (very funny, Chuck). JIMMY BUTTS | Former World Indoor Champion, National Indoor record holder, 2008 Shooter of the Year, his first ever Vegas 900. JACOB PHELPS | This is his second time in the Vegas Shoot-off in two years! Several time State Champion, two-time Sectional Champion, 2008 Indoor National Amateur Champion. GLEN BRAZELL | 2010 Vegas Flights Champion, three-time Junior indoor National Champion, and his first time in the Vegas shoot-off. DAVE COUSINS | With his 9th Vegas shoot-off appearance, two-time Vegas Champion, two-time FITA World Champion. CODY THOMPSON | The Reigning Junior World Champion, Junior FITA World Record Holder, multiple 3D National and World Champion, and his first ever 900 in Vegas. KEITH TRAIL | He is a United States Army Paratrooper 23 years, three-time National FITA Team Champion, his second time in the shoot-off.

works, all of the 899 shooters on the last day are given one last chance to shoot their way into the shoot-off round. They shoot one arrow while scoring the X ring inside out. That means if you touch a line, you are out of the competition. It all moves very fast and usually only takes three of four ends. During the Shoot-off Finals, all but Cody Thompson made it through the first two ends of normal scoring. With a deep breath the rest started the “inner ten” scoring. On the first end of inner scoring, eight of the shooters were eliminated in one swipe, myself included. In the next end Glen Brazell, Keith Trail, Reo Wilde, and Martin Damsbo were the last four standing. Glen and Keith were eliminated in the next end. Finally Reo and Martin duked it out another end, and Reo narrowly won after a judge’s final call on whether his arrow was actually in or out. It was a real nail biter. Along with the Championship Men Division, the Championship Women’s Division also had a tie. They were introduced into the room in grand style, just before the men: ERICA ANSCHUTZ | Ranked #2 in the world and #1 in the U.S. Founding member of the Band Of Sisters. World Cup Stage Winner. JAMIE VAN NATTA | 2008 World Field Champion, 2008 World Cup Champion. Currently holds eight Outdoor World records. Jamie and Erica were shooting off at the same time as the

MARTIN DAMSBO | From Denmark, 90-meter world record holder, World Cup Stage winner, bronze in the World Outdoor Championships in Leipzig.

men. Though there were only two of them, the competition

KENDAL “BULL DOG” WOODY | Over 30 Virginia State indoor Championships, four Mid Atlantic Sectional Championships, and 2006 Indoor National Champion. It’s his first time in the Vegas Shoot-off.

competitors. Jamie and Erica both hammered away until Erica

CHANCE BEAUBOEF | Reigning World Indoor Champion, three-time Vegas Champion, four-time Indoor National Champion.

won her division by over 40 points with a fantastic 582. Megan

RUSSELL PAYNE | Two-time NFAA National Indoor Champion, second in the Iowa Pro Am, first time in the Vegas Shoot-off, and Natalie’s husband.

was fierce. So much, in fact, that their shoot off lasted just as long as the men’s. The men had to winnow down through 14 finally hit one more ten than Jamie, and brought home the $5,000 check. Out on the Cub Female Freestyle bales, Anna Whitcomb Mantha in the Female Cub recurve division won her division by nearly 200 points! Congratulations Megan! The male cub freestyle champion, John Klus Jr., ran away with the competition with a 580. The Cub Male Recurve Champion, Samuel Watson, won his class by a commanding 23 points. He shot a 493. continued on page 8

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The competition was super tight in the crossbow divisions. The female champion, Michelle O’donnell, won by just three points. The Male Champion, William Pimm, had a little more comfortable lead. He won with an 892.

VEGAS SHOOT » Top Three Division Finishers

The Freestyle Limited Flights was won by Bob Carroll and a tidy five point lead over second place Tadatsugu Otsuka from Japan. Guy Rose was third by only a point. In the Freestyle Limited Championship, Jeff Fabry wins again with an 878 over Erica Strassman’s 876. Graham Cofield took third with 862. The Classic Limited Championship has seen some serious growth in the last couple years. Naomi Folkard of the UK won by nearly ten points with a very consistent 289, 289, 289. Denmark’s Carina Christiansen took second and Katuna Lorig of Russia finished third. On the Men’s side, Crispin Duenas of Canada led the pack by three points with an 886. Italian Recurve Legend Michele Frangilli finished second and Sweden’s own Magnus Petersen finished third. In the Classic Limited flights, Nathan Yamaguchi took first with an 856. The Senior Compound Unlimited Championship was taken away outright by Steve Boylan with an 899 71X. Former Vegas Champion Dave Barnesdale finished second and there was a tie for third in which Tony Harbaugh bested Dee Wilde in a shootoff. The young adults saw some fine shooting. Hannah Neigebauer won Female Freestyle. There was a score tie with Emily Bee, but Hannah had her on X’s. Hunter Jackson took Female Recurve. Bridger Deaton totally cleaned the Male Freestyle Division with a 600. The Young Adult Male Recurve class was won by Christopher Luman with a 555. The Youth Female Freestyle was won by Gabrielle Cyr. Sylvia Conquest finished first in the Youth Female Freestyle Limited with a 482. Karissa Yamaguchi took the Youth Female Recurve with a 533 over Jenna Ahn (second place) and Yasmin Aghili. The Youth Male Freestyle was won by William Gibson with a great score of 593 over Jimmy Bell’s 592. Jimmy was tied with Jason Marek but won second with one X higher. Youth Male Freestyle Limited was won by Hamilton Lucas, and Gabriel Perez of Mexico ran away with the Youth Male Recurve Division by nearly 20 points. For the final year in the Riviera, Vegas was a huge success! Special thanks to all the NFAA personnel that give up their fun time in Vegas to make sure we have a fun time. Be sure to start planning early for Vegas next year. The World Indoor, World Cup Indoor and Vegas Championship will all be there at the same time. All the best shooters in the world will converge on the same place at the same time. It will surely be the “can’t miss” shoot of the year!

Place Name Bowhunter Freestyle Flights 1 JOHN WHEELER SHAWN COUTURE MIKE PATTERSON 2 GREG MCBRIDE MARK HERRING TRAVIS PETERS 3 BRANDON POWELL MACLAIN LUCK ANNE GEIST 4 BERT CROY MIKE BOYLE DAVID BIXLER 5 DAVID WALKER TRAVIS SMITH STEVEN MERTZ 6 AL GERARD PHILIP POSPISHEK DAVID GONZALEZ

State Country Title Title

Award

WV MA OH PA OH NE CO UT CO ID WA NM AK IA AK OR CA CA

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

900 897 895 890 890 888 882 880 878 871 869 869 859 855 852 837 835 833

73 65 61 55 53 51 36 39 39 34 36 28 28 27 30 36 15 17

$1,200.00 $650.00 $485.00 $635.00 $345.00 $250.00 $445.00 $240.00 $180.00 $320.00 $175.00 $120.00 $245.00 $135.00 $100.00 $195.00 $105.00 $80.00

VA CA CA

USA USA USA

857 844 817

28 19 14

$2,000.00 $1,000.00 $775.00

Championship Bowhunter Freestyle 1 CHRIS BERRY MO MATT SCHMITZ WA ERIC LECHNER PA

USA USA USA

896 895 895

65 55 55

$1,500.00 $800.00 $565.00

Championship Freestyle Female 1 ERIKA ANSCHUTZ JAMIE VAN NATTA ANDREA NICHOLSON

OH OH WV

USA USA USA

898 898 897

72 61 56

$5,000.00 $1,100.00 $930.00

Championship Freestyle Ltd Comp 1 JEFF FABRY CA ERICA STRASSMAN WI GRAHAM COFIELD KY

USA USA USA

878 876 862

47 35 29

$965.00 $575.00 $385.00

Championship Freestyle Ltd. Recurve Male 1 CRISPIN DUENAS ON CN 886 MICHELE FRANGILLI VA ITALY 883 MAGNUS PETERSSON GT Sweden 881

43 50 39

$2,000.00 $1,000.00 $775.00

Championship Freestyle Ltd. Recurve Female 1 NAOMI FOLKARD WORCEST UK CARINA CHRISTIANSEN JYLLAND DEN KATUNA LORIG RB Russia

867 858 858

23 27 23

$1,150.00 $645.00 $450.00

Championship Freestyle Male 1 REO WILDE GLEN BRAZELL KEITH TRAIL

ID NM NC

USA USA USA

1050 91 $25,000.00 1049 86 $3,150.00 1049 85 $1,305.00

Championship Senior Freestyle 1 STEVE BOYLAN DAVE BARNSDALE TONY HARBAUGH

IL MI ID

USA USA USA

899 898 897

71 70 72

$5,000.00 $1,500.00 $1,075.00

Crossbow Female 1 MICHELLE O’DONNELL PAT COPLEY

FL WV

USA USA

883 880

36 46

$340.00 $185.00

Championship Barebow 1 RICK STARK RICHARD ECKENBURG ALAN EAGLETON

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Place

Name CAROL PELOSI

Crossbow Male 1 WILLIAM PIMM TERRY BUTLER MICHAEL GOUGH

State Country Title Title MD USA 870 35

USA USA USA

892 881 862

60 31 26

$400.00 $215.00 $0.00

Cub Female Freestyle 1 ANNA WHITCOMB MN LINDSAY WEATHERSPOON UT CINDER SEXTON AZ

USA USA USA

582 541 509

27 12 1

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Cub Female Freestyle Ltd 1 GABBY KEISER

SD

USA

195

0

$0.00

Cub FemaleRecurve 1 MEGAN MANTHA REBEKAH HILL SAMANTHA LOPEZ

NJ NV AZ

USA USA USA

420 228 158

2 0 0

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Cub Male Freestyle 1 JOHN KLUS, JR WYATT NUNLEY SPENCER YEE

WI UT AZ

USA USA USA

580 565 558

20 15 9

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Cub Male Recurve 1 SAMUEL WATSON CAMERON NELSON TANNER BUTLER

AZ TX CO

USA USA USA

493 470 395

4 1 0

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Freestyle Flights 1 CONNOR KELLY GARRETT ABERNETHY ROBERT GREGG 2 ROBERT WOLFRAM KEVIN LANE RANDY LONG 3 CHARLES ANDY HUNNELL GLEN WHITE RYAN PIMENTEL 4 JEFF MARTIN JON WEIBLEY GREG BECHTOLD JR 5 CHRISTOPHER KRAUSE JEFF KELLER TODD HORNE 6 ANTHONY SEGARS COREY SHIVE MICAH CLYDE 7 ISAAC NELLESSEN TRENT TEETS TIM COLLINS 8 JEFFREY OLES JEFF MCGUIRE TAD DONTJE 9 JEFF MEYER TONY OUIMET STEVE HICKMAN 10 HAROLD D. DYER RUSSELL SCHARMAN GEORGE EMERSON 11 TRACY NEAL GREG CUMMINGS CARL SPEAKMAN 12 CARMEN SANTACRUZ DAVID WRIGHT DOUG JOYCE 13 MURRAY PEACOCK MITCH MULL ANNIE HEMSTOCK 14 MICHAEL LAKE DAVID ANTONOVICH

FL PA IL

Award $0.00

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���������� All archers must hold membership in the NFAA or USA Archery to compete for NFAA awards. Payment of membership fees will be required if current membership cannot be verified. Professional archers must be members of NFAA ��� the NFAA Professional Division.

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RANDY HINKLEMAN Sunday mornings you can find Delaware Valley Field & Stream Club with a group of international hunters that hold tons of SCI record book entries, multiple national championships and records in the shooting sports. They let me in on the conversations because I’m one of the few archers they know who have poked really dangerous things with an arrow and come out with all fingers and toes attached. One day, whitetail deer hunting is the topic circulating the tables. One pipes up and says, “These East Coast urban deer are some of the best hunting around!” It reminded me of this cool hunting video— archery only hunts—that take place on the East Coast with a really experienced bunch of hunters you can find at www. teamoverkill.net. These hunters are great shots, and they take urban whitetail deer hunting on to a whole new level. They even produce DVD series “There Goes

the Neighborhood and Neighborhood Watch.” Randy Hinkelman, an NFAA pro, is a Team Overkill member, and can he ever hunt urban whitetail. He is a 2-time NAA Collegiate national champion. I was there when he won his first NFAA Outdoor National Championship in Darrington, Washington, and watched him win not just one, but two NFAA Shooter of the Year titles: one in 2007 and a second in 2008, after putting a second NFAA Outdoor National Championship title under his belt in the men’s freestyle division. In March 2010, one of Hinky’s hunts was the first live streaming Internet broadcast of a live archery hunt. The last five minutes are posted on Team Overkill’s website. To learn more, let’s talk to Randy, or Hinkelmonster as he’s sometimes called, about tournament shooting, NFAA national tournaments and the hunting lifestyle, too:

OF YOUR TITLES WHICH ONE IS MOST SPECIAL AND WHY? RH: Darrington. It’d have to be Darrington for many reasons and of course because; I got to shoot with you in the Pro-AM.

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Manufacturer Trade Show - Late Registration & Check In Open Practice $5.00 fee - 4:00 pm Practice with the Pros - Free event for “under 18 archers”

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Late Registration & Check In First Shooting Line - 11:30 am

2:30 pm 6:00 pm

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Second Shooting Line Third Shooting Line Begins

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I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, WHY ELSE? RK: Well, on the course, I had bow trouble and fortunately was able to overcome it. I was kind of proud of myself for not letting it affect me in the long run, because of the people I shot with throughout the week. But what was really cool was the way the whole town of Darrington welcomes the archers. We stayed in a house, and the owners invited us to their parents home—more like an estate—and took us crabbing on the Puget Sound....we went out on the boat after the final round of shooting, brought back a ton of crab, and had a feast! I REMEMBER IT ALL. THAT WAS GREAT. WHAT DID YOU DO FIRST: TOURNAMENT SHOOTING OR HUNTING? RH: I started out hunting. Growing up in PA—you almost have to hunt or you are somewhat of an outcast. I started to bow hunt simply because the season is longer, and soon couldn’t put the bow down. While in and out of the local shops, I started meeting new archers who got me into competitive shooting. WHAT TYPE OF COMPETITIVE SHOOTING? RH: Started with 3-D, then DOTS. Field has always been my

Randy Hinkleman is an NFAA Pro Archery competitor and an avid bow hunter, shown with his 2010 whitetail deer taken with a bow.

favorite but there wasn’t a lot in Central PA back then, other than local weekend shoots. But with 3-D my dad (Ron) and I would travel to the IBO Triple Crown shoots and the worlds. Then off to college at James Madison University and FITA. SO YOU TOOK A BREAK FROM HUNTING? RH: Yeah. I didn’t hunt in college and actually for a while after...it was a long 10 years. When I got out of college, I started working and it was 10 hr days, 5 days a week and every other weekend. That didn’t leave much time for archery, hunting, or anything for that matter. Then in 2004 my job changed and the hours lessoned and flexibility improved and I was getting home earlier. Within the first week I took the bow out of the box (it literally hadn’t seen the light of day since I packed it up in Spain in 2000). I went out back and shot a 299 Vegas Round, (of course I missed the last one). DS: LIKE RIDING A BIKE? RH: I don’t know how many X’s that I shot, but I it was a bunch. Talked to my wife and made sure that we were both okay with me getting back into the tournament life full swing, (it’s not something you can do well part-time). She agreed and has been 110% behind me in both my archery and hunting endeavors. I really don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s definitely the backbone of our family!! continued on page 14

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THAT’S THE NFAA TOURNAMENT BUG BITING AGAIN. HOW ABOUT HUNTING? RH: That happened right after I picked up the bow again. I met Chris, Troy, Roger and Jeff at Tuscarora Archers and started shooting/hunting with them. Shortly later Team Overkill was born. HOW HAS BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL ARCHER INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU ARCHERY HUNT? RH: To me, they don’t influence one another. It’s kind of a similar approach to both. I would say I spend as much time setting up a hunting bow as I do a tournament bow. I’m spending time fletching arrows and setting up another bow as we speak. I CAN RELATE. IT TAKES DAYS FOR ME TO SET UP HUNTING ARROWS, TOO. WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? RH: Weighing arrows and squaring inserts. I just received the New 2011 Carbon Matrix Plus and I figured it deserves a new batch of arrows. I’ve been working on these guys for over a day now. BOW SET-UP IS CRITICAL, TOO. WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH? RH: The preparation of setting up the bow is much more as a result of expecting nothing less than perfection, which is what it takes to even be competitive now days as a PRO. Besides we owe it to the animals we are hunting to be as accurate as possible. You want the animal to go down quick as a humane and ethical hunter, especially in the urban setting. DS: URBAN WHITETAIL HUNTING HAS ITS OWN CHALLENGES IN THAT RESPECT. RH: Because of where we hunt, we pass up a lot of deer because they don’t present a perfect shot. You never want to take a risky shot, but with urban hunting, you’re hunting small, 2 acre wooded patches. You really need to have a perfect shot opportunity. A huge consideration is whether the shot keeps the animal in the woods. THAT PUTS A NEW SPIN ON WAITING FOR THE PERFECT SHOT. RH: Yes, we want to be as discrete as possible going in, while hunting, and when coming out. Each spot we hunt has its own challenges anything from getting changed in the bushes, to deal-

ing with neighborhood kids. On the 2nd DVD the very first hunt on Opening Day, Kevin and I were serenaded by the neighbor boy and his friend playing the trumpet up to and thru primetime. TEAM OVERKILL IS GAINING MORE NOTORIETY WITH ITS EFFECTIVE AND FUN APPROACH TO ARCHERY WHITETAIL HUNTING. TELL US ABOUT YOUR GROUP. RH: We’re a group of friends that hunt whenever we can. We hunt on the way to and from work and whatever weekends we can. A typical Sunday is very chaotic while trying to figure out who can hunt when, where and who can film who. The text messages are flying everywhere. We are all very good about sacrificing time in front of the camera to put time in behind the camera, depending on who has been seeing movement and what our gut tells us. Then comes trying to make it actually happen. Very seldom does a week go as planned. We’ll end up working late, getting sick, family stuff that comes up....then the texts really start to frantically fly trying to fill that void. It’s very stressful and we almost need a scheduling manager. WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT ARE YOU USING? RH: We’ve been very fortunate to pick up some awesome local sponsors including Ultimate Camo and BV Creative Outdoors (which have been instrumental in our success), Hinky Strings, Wyld Mineral, and P.O.S. Suppressors. As well as some generous national sponsors: Lancaster Archery Supply, Carbon Express, BStinger, Bohning Archery, and Muddy Outdoors! ARE YOU FLETCHING WITH BOHNING BLAZER VANES NOW? No, The Bohning Blazer vane is arguably the most widely used broad head vane around and we’re using them. But Jeff Harrison and I have been experimenting with tournament style vanes and the sound the arrow makes in the air and how deer react. With videoing you are able to replay and watch how deer are reacting to things. In slow motion you can see how much and how quickly the deer move. Different broad heads and vane combinations make a lot of noise, some almost scream. Figuring out how to configure broad head/fletching combinations so they are silent is a goal—and that

Left: Randy and Chris shooting a Boy Scout demonstration as a way of reaching out and creating awareness in NFAA-style target archery shooting. Middle: Video taping a hunt includes two guys in a tree. Here Jeff Harrison, who has more than 15 Pope & Young whitetail, and Randy prepare for an urban whitetail hunt as a “crew.” Right: Kevin Crowell shoots urban whitetail with a bow with Randy Hinkleman as part of Team Overkill. Here is Kevin with a 2010 archery whitetail deer.

comes from working on your own equipment, tuning bows and setting up gadgets and gizmos for tournaments. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST GADGETS THAT TOURNAMENT SHOOTERS USE THAT HUNTERS COULD TRY TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL? RH: Angle compensating range finders are something everyone knows about now, but 5 years ago the large majority of hunters would say that you are crazy—that up and down angles effect arrow impact. Field archers have been “cutting” for a long time! Another valuable gadget is a sight bubble. Most hunters do not level their bubble or understand how much it can affect your shot. YEP. I PRACTICE SHOOTING WITH A BUBBLE DEAD EVEN, THEN TO THE LEFT AND TO THE RIGHT OF CENTER TO WATCH THE EFFECT ON MY HUNTING SETUP. I MOUNT THE BUBBLE ON THE TOP OF A 7-PIN SIGHT. WHAT ELSE? RH: There are more tournament style releases used for hunting than in the past...like a hinge or thumb button versus a wrist release. ARCHERY TACKLE COMES IN SO MANY INTERESTING CONFIGURATIONS. RH: Think about it. 10 years ago, if you walked into a hunting store and said “I am going hunting, I need a release,” they would hand you a Velcro wrist strap release with a big jaw. Now, if you ask a place like Lancaster Archery, or post a question on Archery Talk, you could have a hundred different options. This leads to better set ups and better archers in the woods. DS: LET’S TALK HUNTING STABILIZERS. RH: We are all shooting B-Stinger stabilizers. Ten years ago, if you told me I would be using a 12-inch stabilizer with a disk on it, I would tell you that you were crazy. Have you ever hunted with one? I DO. SHOT AN SCI RECORD BOOK CROC WITH IT THIS SUMMER. RH: B-Stinger has changed archery with the ideology and products. Blair has done something to archery that hasn’t been seen since compounds and release aids. Not only did he bring something to archery telling you it will make you better, explained why, but it actually did make you shoot better. The large majority of the top pros are now shooting B-Stinger. It has really changed archery. WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON ARCHERY CHALLENGE HUNTERS HAVE WITH THEIR FORM OR THEIR EQUIPMENT WITH TODAY’S COMPOUND BOWS? RH: A lot of us in Team Overkill are tournament shooters, and we shoot a lot. Confidence is huge, and confidence comes from success. When you are shooting well, you have confidence not only in yourself but your equipment. If you’re not practicing, it’s tough to have that confidence. Unfortunately, there are guys going into shops buying brand new stuff and hunting the next morning. It’s borderline irresponsible, but it happens.

Showing a “long night’s harvest,” Jeff Harrison, Chris Johnson (former national champion), Randy and Troy Knoll (multiple national champion) hunt urban archery whitetail deer with success.

SO WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND? RH: Get involved in a local club, join a league. We have a local club that has a 3-D league that meets each week throughout the summer, simply something to make it fun. How fun can shooting at a pie plate in the backyard every day be? You can meet other archers and learn what they are using and maybe try other equipment or pick their brain for tips/tricks. ARE YOU SETTING UP BACK-UP SYSTEMS? RH: Having an extra bow has its pros and cons. While having that piece of mind that if something happens to your go-to bow, you’ve got another. But at the same time, you have to spend the time to set up both rigs. More importantly than 2 set ups, I think having quality equipment is priceless. I trust my Hoyts and have complete confidence in them! HOW CAN A HUNTER GET THE MOST OUT OF A HUNT BY WATCHING THE PROS—EITHER AT A TOURNAMENT OR THROUGH VIDEOS LIKE THE ONES THAT YOU AND YOUR CREW PRODUCE? RH: Our videos aren’t a teaching tool. We are having fun, doing what we do, and entertaining people with our methods. We’re average guys without big money leases. The large majority of our hunting spots come from a friendly knock on a door. We’re hunting on our way home from work, weekends, whenever we can, the same as most people. As far as going to shoots, the knowledge base is unlimited. Not one person knows everything, so get out and talk to as many people as you can. Most pros will help and answer questions and will go out of their way to help almost any way they can. The pros are there because they work hard to get there—like taking months setting up and tuning there equipment. I’ve come to learn that those who win a given shoot usually have their equipment tuned perfectly at the right time. It’s not as if those who don’t win have suddenly forgotten how to shoot! Tuning is key. Any level archer can benefit from the slightest tweak in their equipment.

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Plan now to attend the first ever Outdoor World Archery Festival featuring the best of both NFAA and USA Archery.

She becomes u-n-g-l-u-e-d. She wants to stick her head out the blind window, talk to me, talk to the deer, and talk to the camera. It’s all I can do to keep her somewhat quiet and still Trying to keep her contained, film the deer, shoot a deer, nothing went quite right, and all three deer escaped. I felt like a huge failure. But, sweet as she was, my little girl tried to console me. “It’s okay Daddy, we’ll get ‘em next time!” Still to this day it brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye! 16 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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RH: For me, there are two. One was this year, 2nd day of the season with Jeff and shooting my 1st Pope and Young deer. It was my biggest one by far and we got it on video. My favorite all time was taking my daughter hunting. She was 3 and always wants to go with Daddy. I had deer coming in like clockwork. So on a coldrainy November evening I asked if she wanted to go— the answer was of course “YES.” I videotaped the whole thing starting from the car ride there, and she was hamming it up and playing in the blind. Next thing you know here come the deer like they have for days prior. The thing I regret the most was telling her they were coming.

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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HUNTING MEMORY?

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RH: Go with somebody your first few times. Even sit in the stand with them. Hang another tree stand in the same tree. Experienced hunters still get anxious and we want to rush things. Sit and let it happen, instead of forcing it to happen. Plus it is fun to hunt with others. Hunting alone is not near as fun as having someone else right there with you. It’s a miracle that Kevin and I even see deer when we hunt with all of the carrying on we do, yet I filmed him smoking a 146” 9pt only last weekend.

RH: We have some nice video footage for the upcoming project. Last year we felt a lot of pressure to outdo the first year. Getting a decent buck on film was important. Within the first month we had eight bucks down and a dozen does. It was like a script. This year, has been a little slower and Murphy’s Law has had a much stronger influence, but things are progressing nicely and it’s a long season. It’ll be a great when all is said and done.

Pre-Registration Fee Before July 18, 2011 $225.00 85.00 70.00 250.00

Pro/Pro Senior Adult/Senior/Master Senior Yg. Adult/Youth/Cub Family (4 or more)

AND WHAT ABOUT NEW TEAM OVERKILL PROJECTS? ANY HUNTING TIPS THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TOURNAMENT SHOOTERS WHO HAVEN’T HUNTED?

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RH: As far as NFAA goes, the insurance they offer bow hunters is great, especially for us when we are asking for permission to hunt places. Information is available at http://www.sadlersports. com/nfaa/nfaa-bowhunters-liability.html

Female

RH: Always wear your safety harness. I always have it with me. It’s just not worth it. Another safety precaution: Mark your woods when you’re out tracking and know where you are going. Take a GPS.

HOW CAN HUNTERS BENEFIT FROM NFAA PROGRAMS?

Male

ANY SAFETY TIPS THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TOURNAMENT SHOOTERS WHO MIGHT BE HUNTING FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Our two organizations are working together to provide one-stop, on-line registration and housing for all events. As more information becomes available, the websites will be updated.

Professional (membership required)

Left: NFAA Pro and National Champion Randy Hinkleman won two NFAA Shooter-of-the-Year Awards. Middle: Team Overkill, young (Riley) and grown-up (Troy) multi-task in the video editing studio, fletching arrows for the next hunt. Right: Randy and the Team Overkill guys use a hooter shooter to tune their hunting bows with as much precision as their tournament bows.

The Hoyt World Open, held in conjunction with and following the USAA National Target Championship is designed to attract the world’s best archers. USA Archery will pay prize money of $2,000 to the champion, $500 to the runner-up and $200 to the bronze medalist for all four senior divisions, which includes men’s compound, men’s recurve, women’s compound and women’s recurve. Hoyt will pay a contingency prize of $8000 (1st), $2000 (2nd) and $1000 (3rd) for the same premiere senior category archers who compete with a Hoyt bow. This brings the potential prize money for this event to $54,800.

Fee

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Randy, Troy and Phil Walker (a Royal Slam turkey hunter and multiple Pope & Young whitetail hunter) shoot 3-D targets much like you see at NFAA 3-D tournaments.

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MATHEWS INC. 2011 PROFESSIONALS CLASS CONTINGENCY Pro or Championship Divisions Only Tournament

Location

Place

Mens

Women

Senior

Las Vegas

1st

$15,000

$8,000

$8,000

USA

2nd

$5,000

$2,000

$2,000

3rd

$2,000

$1,000

$1,000

1st

$2,000

Limited

NFAA Target Events NFAA World Archery Festival (Vegas) Shoot

Championship Mens Bowhunter Freestyle* (First Place Only) NFAA Redding Marked 3-D Championship

1st

$10,000

$5,000

$5,000

NFAA Outdoor/Indoor National Championship &

USA

2nd

$4,000

$1,000

$1,000

NFAA Archery Classic Shoot

3rd

$1,000

$500

$500

1st

$5,000

$5,000

2nd

$1,000

$1,000

3rd

$500

$500

1st

$3,000

$1,000

$2,000

$1,000

(Contingency of Redding is paid off of NFAA Results Only) World Indoor Archery Challenge (Nimes-Vegas)*

France/USA

The World Cup Indoor Archery Challenge was held Las Vegas on Saturday, February 12, 2011

3-D Events NFAA 3-D Unmarked National Championship* (First Place Only)

USA

Mens Pro Bonus Program: 1st: $3,000; 2nd: $2,000; 3rd: $1,000 This bonus starts over each calendar year and occurs at next event after Shooter’s first top three placement in a recognized event the bonus is in addition to the Contingency $ listed above. This bonus program only applies to the contingency competitions listed above. It does not apply to Shooter of Year Awards. There must be 30 or more competitors in the Men’s/Women’s Pro Class, at the approved event to qualify for Bonus.

$1,000

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS:

Womens Pro Bonus Program: 1st: $1,000

Contingency and Bonus Qualifications: 1. Shoots that have 12 or less competitors in a recognized class will only pay 1st place contingency. Shoots that have 5 or less competitors in a recognized class will only pay 1st place contingency at 50% of listed contingency. Shoots that have 3 or less competitors in a recognized class will not pay contingency for that event. 3. Competitors may be required to complete a W-9 Form prior to any payment of funds. 4. Locations/Dates may change and are controlled by Organizations of the event. 5. *Contingency Event Only; Also Does Not Qualify for or Pay Men’s Pro Bonus.

2011 MATHEWS® Z7 XTREME™ & COMPLETE LINE OF Z-SERIES™ BOWS In 2010 the Z7® earned the prestigious awards as Outdoor Life’s “Editor’s Choice” and Field and Streams “Best of the Best”. With such a proven pedigree, the new Z-Series™ of bows is sure to offer archers of every niche, exactly what they are looking for. The flagship Z7 Xtreme™ is aggressively compact and offers a rare combination of size and agility for all hunting situations. Those in need of draw lengths up to 32” will find the Z9™ as an ideal solution to their shooting needs. If you are looking for a combination of raw speed with all of the advantages of single cam bows, than be sure to check out the new Z7® Magnum™. If your preference calls for a slightly longer bow that draws very smooth with great speed, then the new eZ7® may be the perfect fit for you.

Place

Name

Country

RECURVE MEN DIVISION $2,500 $1,500 $500 $500

1 2 3 3

Frangillie, Michele Kaminski, Jake Aubert, Thomas Duenas, Crispin

ITA USA FRA CAN

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Aggressively compact, the Z7 Xtreme™ offers a rare combination of size and agility for all hunting situations. With a generous brace height of 7/38” the Z7 Xtreme™ provides superior forgiveness and helps produce tighter groups at all distances. With speeds up to 330 fps the Z7 Xtreme™ will enhance your effective shooting distance and create more kinetic energy. Equipped with a ZX™ Cam and the revolutionary Reverse Assist™ Roller Guard, the Z-Series™ has earned a reputation as the smoothest-drawing bow ever designed. When the moment of truth finally arrives, we can unexpectedly be forced to improvise, stretch our abilities, and do the slightly impossible. Face your challenges with confidence and Experience the Xtreme™.

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Wilde, Reo Gellenthien, Braden Damsbo, Martin Broadwater, Jesse

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RECURVE WOMEN DIVISION Z7 Magnum

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The new eZ7™ gives archers a super silky smooth draw while posting great speed. The eZ7™ is loaded with Mathews’ technologies such as the Reverse Assist™ Roller Guard, Perimeter Weighted Solocam®, Dead End™ String Stop, Harmonic Damper®, Harmonic Stabilizer®, and Grid Lock™ Technology.

$2,500 $1,500 $500 $500

1 2 3 3

Laursen, Louise Klinge Folkard, Naomi Ranson, Karine Braun, Kristin Madel

DEN GBR FRA USA

The names says it all and if your preference calls for a slightly longer bow that draws “e-Z” and is extremely smooth with great speed, then the new eZ7™ may be the perfect fit for you!

COMPOUND WOMEN DIVISION

The Z7® Magnum™ is built for speed. At 80% let-off, the Z7 Magnum bolsters speeds up to 340 feet per second, all with a very generous and forgiving brace height of 6 3/8”. If you are looking for a combination of raw speed with all of the advantages of single cam bows, than be sure to check out the new Z7® Magnum™. Those in need of draw lengths up to 32” will find the Z9™ as an ideal solution to their shooting needs. For nearly two decades Mathews® has earned the reputation for quality, excellence and innovation. Single Cam Technology, Parallel Limb Design, Harmonic Damping, Reverse Assist Roller Guard™ and Grid Lock Riser® are the innovative technologies that you will find on the Z9™. With an axle to axle length of 30” and a brace height of 8 3/4 inches, the Z9™ is the ultimate bow for long draw shooters.

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Z7 Xtreme

Z9

$2,500 $1,500 $500 $500

1 2 3 3

Loginova, Albina Willems, Gladys Honda, Yumiko Van Natta, Jamie

RUS BEL JPN USA

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I LAST LEFT THE ARTICLE IN AFRICA WITH A CROSSBOW at full draw, pointing at an aggressive bull hippopotamus on the Zambezi River in Mozambique. The entire hippo pod was hidden from view—absolutely hidden, not a piece of skin visible, yet they were all literally within 15 yards from our aluminum fishing boat in a shallow canal that branched off the main river. The canal was about 15-20 feet across. Our boat poles could touch either side of the canal.

crosshairs, but in a couple of days, I would put it on a record class bull crocodile that we located. Before I went to Africa, my friends who have hunted nearly every continent and several countries on those continents, said, “Never let them put you in a dugout.” Crocs can leap out of the water and grab a man, pull him out, and devour him before anyone else in the dugout notices. You turn around, and your buddy is just plain gone.

I had a crossbow at full draw pointing at the spot where It was a Wednesday morning and we left early for a 25 the roaring was coming, my PH had his loaded CZ 375 H&H mile trip to the shore where our boat was tied to the shore. off safety, shouldered and pointed in the same section of The sun came up, the sky was pink, and the water birds were reeds. The guys working the poles sat with their eyes wide out fishing. When we arrived, it was quiet and there were a open. No one could afford an equipment failure at this time. couple of dugouts tied to the shore. Within a few minutes of But would there be one? our arrival—no announcement necessary—people came out of Not this time. We sat with adrenaline flowing for nearly 30 everywhere. There was a crowd. Moments later, I learned that minutes. Neither the bull nor our boat gave in. This bull was continued on page 24 seriously territorial. Eventually, we were convinced that we could afford ever so slow movement and move the boat out. The guys working the poles, set the 452X For no creep poles down, and grabbed the weeds to and good speed move the boat, by hand, slowly. Until Bowstring & Serving Material 8125 we were completely out of range of a For highest speed To take the best shot you can’t compromise charge, our weapons stayed steadied on on any of your equipment. That includes the area where the roaring was made. selecting bowstring and serving material 450 Plus NFAA tournament shooting can tailored specifically to your needs. For total stability help you develop knowledge of your

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HUNTERS: BACK UP

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Sieloff shot this near 14-foot Nile crocodile with a back-up bow, after the primary bow was damaged. The croc had been terrorizing the villagers and attacking them along the shore of the Zambezi.

the big dugout was our croc hunting vehicle for the day. “Huh?” was all that came out of my disbelieving mouth. “Don’t worry, these guys are good.” “Huh?” “It’s safe. It’s really long. You’ll be fine.” “Huh? No.” Finally my mouth was able to say what I was thinking. “What?” “No.” “It’s okay, really.” The boat was about 18 inches wide and 18 feet long. It was once a tree. The locals make them into boats by digging them out with woodworking tools. The converted log is called a dugout. Fully loaded, the top of the boat sits up 4 inches from the water. Dugouts are propelled by men using long poles. Just the boat I was warned to “never, under any circumstances” get in. A croc doesn’t even have to jump to grab someone. “I can’t shoot a crossbow in that thing.” My guide looked at the dugout, at the crossbow, at me, and paused. “Oh *@%$(! It won’t work!” The journey in the dugout was called off. We moved the equipment back to our aluminum boat and set off for monster crocs. It was 15 minutes and we came upon one sitting on the shore. Earlier that week, my PH suggested finding where the giants come to shore, scaring them off, going in to where they sun, and sitting in the grass on the ground with a bow at 15 – 20 yards. That was met with a “no way” also. Here I was 100 yards from about a 16-footer. The boat motor off, and the 24 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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boat flat against the weeds, we pulled the boat inch-by-inch toward the croc. “Ping.” The croc didn’t move. My PH looks around at me and mouths the words, “What was that?” We looked down and the lower left limb on the crossbow splintered, and a section was sticking straight out. The hunt was over and now we had a dangerous situation—a crossbow at 125-lbs of draw weight at full draw with a split limb. I stuck the whole crossbow into the river and fired it. It stayed in tack. We hustled back to camp for an early lunch and grab my compound bow—the back-up. Bringing a back-up is something that hunting with Dad has burned into my head and habits. It’s also something that years of NFAA archery tournaments have taught. I’ve seen many pro’s save their tournament by having a back-up to shoot. The NFAA tournament rules allow you to repair your archery tackle—from releases to your complete bow. Here are the rules as stated in the rule book. The rule for outdoor shooting is: In the case of an equip-

ment failure the archer may have the needed time, as granted by a tournament official, for equipment repair or replacement and may shoot arrows required to assure that the proper sight settings are accurate, within the 45 minute maximum time limit. Then, in the presence of the tournament official, be allowed to shoot the targets missed. This occurrence of repair or replacement may not happen more than once in any tournament day. And the rule for indoor shooting is: In the event of equipment failure, the archer will have fifteen minutes repair time without holding up the tournament. One practice end will be allowed. The archer shall be allowed to shoot any arrows he or she did not shoot during the fifteen minutes repair time, after the final end. In Africa, the rules for back-ups are: grab ‘em if you’ve got ‘em. So I did. And within 1 1⁄2 days, I had pounded a record book Nile crocodile on the shore of the great Zambezi. The croc is currently being entered into the Safari Club International (SCI) all-time Top Ten Archery crocs on record. It pays to take a complete back-up system, whether you’re headed to a tournament or a hunt of a lifetime. ■

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compartments is that it keeps gear in its place, off your arrows and definitely off your bow. Objects that are dislodged during transport can scratch, dent, cut and break things inside the case. 2 | When travelling, split your gear into two cases, including arrows, in case one of the cases gets lost or the arrows get crushed, which has happened to the author. 3 | Use protective arrow cases even if the bow case has arrow holders. Gear can become dislodged and bang around inside a bow case, breaking arrows. 4 | The average person might not suspect that the airlines could gouge steel cases—but it happens. If the object continued to cut through and hit a string, this archer might have been happy to have a back-up bow in a second case. 5 | Airline handlers can make a mess out of any bow case. Author has had equipment damaged even inside hardshell locked cases. If you have ever tried to rip nylon, you know it is difficult. Imagine what the archery equipment inside the case experienced.

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TOURNAMENT NERVES » Can You Handle THE PHRASE TOURNAMENT NERVES OR MENTAL GAME gets thrown around quite often at the major shoots. What is a mental game plan, and how does it work? What can you do to raise the level of yours and reach your archery goals? Archery has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. My first bow was ordered straight out of the Sears catalogue, and shooting became a daily ritual for me. As I grew up, I worked on form to develop a more accurate shot, and competitive archery became a major part of my life. After I won my first 3D tournament, I never looked back. I am often asked: how do you deal with it? How do you bring your practice scores to the shoot and keep yourself in check on the line? I didn’t know the answers in the beginning. My mind was as jacked up as it could be, letting my emotions and nerves hold my good scores hostage. When I first heard the term “mental game,” I figured it was another secret I would never learn or just another way to sell books and videos. It’s not a secret. The more you read, learn and practice the stronger you become mentally. I am a type A personality, and I want instant gratification. It seemed like a very daunting task to learn a new aspect of the sport that will take months to show signs and years to peak at. This isn’t instant; it takes time and persistence. I will not sit here and tell you I toe the line with ice-cold blood. That isn’t reality. I am full of emotion as I nock that first arrow for score but am now able to use it in a positive way. These real life accounts and practices can be applied to elite, local or recreational archery. You can also modify it in your own way to raise your hunting productivity. As a competitive archer at a tournament like the World Archery Festival in Las Vegas, knowing you must shoot clean to even compete is very taxing on the mind. Months of preparation before you even step foot on the carpet are in order. There are many ways to bring your scores up and the pressure level down. PHASE 1: KNOWING YOUR ENEMY My first piece of advice is to gain experience. Travel and put yourself out there. There is no substitute for experience. You will learn more about yourself and your shooting style at a real shoot rather than at practice. Use practice to work on form issues and bow tuning. Use tournaments like local 3D’s or league where you’re standing side by side shooting for score to assess your mental toughness. You can also shoot for quarters or dinner against your buddies in the back yard. Putting yourself in highpressure situations will show you what your weaknesses are and how they affect your game. This process revealed three major flaws in my mental game. Shooting against other archers instead of myself, lack of confidence, and keeping score in my head. 26 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Shooting against other archers » This means glancing at competitor’s targets and worrying what they shot on each end. I used to glance at the targets of the archers I felt most threatened by, and it will get you in trouble most of the time. It will induce undo pressure that you just don’t need. Those archers can’t change your score. This sport is individual. What one archer does three lanes down has no effect on what you score on your own target. You need to shoot each game against yourself. Look to bring your practice scores to the shoot and maybe even shoot a personal best. That is your goal right? To score better while in competition! Lack of confidence » Lack of confidence has many forms. It can be in your shooting ability, or it may be your equipment that you question. If it is your equipment, then you need to find someone who has the knowledge to set it up correctly and show you how to maintain it. Having confidence in your equipment will be a major step in the right direction. You don’t want to be fooling with your peep or hoping that ragged fletching holds on until that final shot. If it is your shooting ability, then that will need to be addressed during your practice sessions. Shoot some short 10-yard games to get that confidence level up. Only move the target further back when you feel full confident in your shot and form. Keeping score in your head » This will have the same effect as shooting against other archers but is primarily contained to your specific bale. After each end whether I was keeping score or calling arrows, I would flip through the cards to compare scores and see where I stood at that time. If my score was tied or close to another archer on my bale, I just added more pressure by telling myself I need to shoot all 10’s on the next end to pull ahead or shoot all X’s to catch up. After sitting down and listing my weaknesses on paper, I gained a better understanding of what I needed to work on. I decided that the next tournament I attended I would choose one of those weaknesses and eliminate it. Working on all of them at once would get me nowhere. As time went by, I eliminated them one by one. It was a hard road, but I made it a goal to work towards. For example, instead of glancing at the arrows of the shooters on lane two, I would pull out my phone and text or listen to music. I still continue to do this. If you catch me at a tournament, more than likely I will be using Facebook or texting between ends. This keeps my mind relaxed and takes the focus off of the other competitors. I keep my head in the game but give it short breaks every so often. Completing the first phase was like turning on a light switch. It all started to make sense, and I believed the power your mind has over you. I didn’t feel as much anxiety on the line, and my tournament scores started to

the Pressure? show that. PHASE 2: TOUGHENING UP AND BELIEVING IN YOURSELF In phase 1, we learned about our weaknesses and built a foundation for Phase 2. OK, so you have been out on the road attending tournaments. I previously described putting pressure on yourself as a tool to assess your mental toughness. With that you have gained some experience and knowledge about your mental game and worked on your weaknesses over time, eliminating them one by one. In this section, we will discuss positive affirmation and mental imagery. What are affirmations? They are our inner thoughts and the words you speak and believe about yourself. Your inner thoughts bear directly on your confidence and mental toughness. For affirmations to work, you must believe in them. Affirmations change your thought patterns, and you will eventually find one you enjoy using and saying daily. I tried writing positive thoughts and goals like “you are a 600 shooter” or “you will win States this year” and hung them around the house in places I frequent often like a mirror, refrigerator or a doorway. Somewhere you will see them and be able to read them aloud each and every day. For this to work, they must be realistic goals. You can’t expect to write “I will win Vegas in 2011” when you aren’t even a 300 shooter. Having realistic goals tailored to you and your shooting ability will be more helpful. In addition to this, I started to admire my previous accomplishments. I displayed all my trophies, plaques and personal best targets where I would see them every day. They don’t have to be first place trophies or clean targets; as long as you are proud of them, they will work just fine. As I looked at each one individually, I could remember the emotions I felt winning them. I brought myself back to that day and positive thoughts and emotions were starting to stack up. This worked for me even better than affirmations because they were real. I shot those scores and won those trophies, which gave me a positive emotion to fall back on. These were MY positive affirmations. Another technique I used often was visualization or positive mental imagery. A mental image is an experience that, on most occasions, significantly resembles the experience of perceiving some object, event, or scene, but that occurs when the relevant object, event, or scene is not actually present to the senses. This involves focusing your mind to visualize yourself in a certain situation and doing well in that situation. Often used to relieve stress and improve performance, you can do this at the range or in your car. That’s the beauty of it. Wherever you are, you can work on this technique.

by John Pero While preparing for the Vegas shoot, I would use my last arrow for score at league. I would visualize myself on the line in Vegas and having one last arrow to shoot a clean 300. Remember, keep your goals realistic! I would imagine myself stepping up to the line and going through my whole shot process. Having been there before, I could picture the room, hear hundreds of arrows hitting the bales at once, and the sounds of the crowd in the background. It would instantly bring my emotion level up. My heart rate climbed, I began to sweat and my hands started to shake. I came to full draw, settled in and SMACK, Pinwheel X. At that moment, I knew I needed to use my imagination to place me at the scene. Doing this repeatedly at home gave me the confidence to step up to the line in Vegas 2010 and shoot my final arrow in the target for a clean 300 round on day three. With two years of this kind of mental training, I eventually became a high-pressure shooter. I thrive on it and look for it. It made me a better archer able to deal with any situation I come across. I now enjoy the challenge instead of fearing it. Stay positive, stay focused, and you will succeed. ■

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Video Your Shot by Terry Wunderle ALL ARCHERS WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE THEIR SHOOTING

be executed with the same amount of force and in the same di-

skills. Some can afford the luxury of a private coach or attend a

rection on every shot. Examine your form by shooting numerous

good shooter’s school. Others cannot. Any person can become a

shots at a bull’s-eye target at ten yards. Pay attention to how your

good archer with or without a coach. The advantage of having a

bow arm reacts. If done properly, it should move to the same posi-

coach is to shorten the learning curve and to get you back on track

tion each time the arrow is released. Once you have mastered this,

quickly when you encounter trouble. The whole key to becoming

shoot the target at twenty yards for score. Set up a video camera

a good shot is consistency. There isn’t necessarily a right way or

in front of you and film a shooting series. Afterwards, evaluate the

a wrong way to shoot. The use of certain muscle groups when

reaction of your bow arm and see if you maintained consistency. A

executing a shot can make it much easier to develop consistency.

common problem that occurs is when an archer attempts to over-

When I work with an archer, I am looking for inconsistencies in his

aim the shot. When this happens, the degree and angle of forward

or her form. If the person is doing something in a different way

pressure is changed and the bow arm reacts differently. With a

than the mental picture I have of perfect form, I do not worry about

compound bow, over ninety-percent of the misses come from the

it as long as the individual does it the same every time. This is what

bow arm. If this happens to you, strong concentration and form

you need to look at and evaluate in your own form.

work will help remedy the situation.

The archery shot is actually relatively simple. The bow arm

Next, look at the release arm and hand. Shoot a series of shots

needs to have consistent pressure towards the target and the re-

from ten yards at a bull’s-eye target and video the process. When

lease arm needs to maintain consistent pressure away from the tar-

viewing the tape, examine it to determine if your release hand took

get. First, let’s look at the bow arm. The forward pressure should

the same path and ended in the same position on each shot. If not, continue shooting at ten yards until you achieve consistency. If you are trying to maintain backpressure with your arm muscles, it will be difficult to be consistent. The process is much easier if you pull with the muscles in your back. Once you have established a good release at ten yards, shoot at twenty yards for score. Again, video and evaluate the sequence. A benefit of recording your shots is having the proof that consistency is present. If you are not replicating your shots, you can identify where you are having difficulty. Once you have cleaned up both the bow arm and the release arm, it is time to evaluate the whole shot process. Shoot, score, and video a series of twenty shots at the same target, but this time move back to thirty yards. After each shot, call out the score of the arrow, in order to record it on video. At the longer distance, it is common for an archer to over-aim the shot in an attempt to finetune the sighting. When this occurs, the shooting rhythm slows and the form starts breaking down. Go over the video and identify where your form changed on any missed shots. Once you have identified the problem, you will be able to correct it. By becoming more involved in the shot process and examining it through videotapes, you can develop a more consistent form and successfully shoot tighter groups. ■

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SECTION & STATE ASSOCIATION NEWS Edited by NFAA Headquarters Complete Results of the Indoor Sectional Tournaments are available on line at www.fieldarchery.com/results

GREAT LAKES SECTION Bob McCutcheon, Councilman Prairie1@royell.net

2011 Indoor Sectional TOURNAMENT DATE: June 18-19, 2011 HOSTING CLUB: RANGE LOCATION: Directions to Range:

Washtenaw Sportsman’s Club 5095 Ellis Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Exit 181 from I-94, 1⁄4 mile west to Ellis Rd., 11/2 miles to club. Send Registration to: (include phone no.): Mike Spence, 11263 Connell Dr., Dexter, MI 48130 • 734-475-5839 SCHEDULE: Saturday 9am ~ 28 Field & 14 Animal. Sunday 9am ~ 28 Hunter; awards following. MOTELS: Ann Arbor Marriott, Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Resort—1275 S. Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-487-2000 Comfort Inn & Suites—2376 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-477-9977 Days Inn Ann Arbor—2380 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-971-0700 Quality Inn & Suites—2455 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-973-6100 Red Roof Inn—3621 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-996-5800 CAMPGROUNDS: Detroit Greenfield RV Park—6680 Bunton Rd., Ypsilanti, MI • 734-482-7722 Miscellanous Info.: Limited primitive camping on grounds Add’l. Info./Contacts: Jack Romeo • 734-276-4597

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Outdoor ~ June 1 • 3-D ~ June 25 LATE REGISTRATION: Friday, June 10 and July 1 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Registration the day of the shoot 1 hour before shotgun start SCHEDULE: TBD MOTELS: Red Roof Inn • (540) 885-3117 Comfort Inn • (540) 886-5000 Econn Lodge • (540) 885-5158 Sleep Inn • (540) 887-6500 CAMPGROUNDS: On premises, on a first come first serve basis. Add’l. Info./Contacts: Dennis Wilfong, President • 540-849-8351 Dane Hanger, NFAA Rep • 540-292-8068

Send Registration to:

Augusta Archers Staunton, VA I-81 North, take Exit 222. Go right (left if coming from 81 S) off the ramp. Take a right at the second stop light on Rt. 638. Go to the SPCA sign and turn right onto Archery Lane. Follow the gravel road up to the club. P.O. Box 336, Fishersville, VA 22939 • Contact Dennis Wilfong at 540-849-8351

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2011 Outdoor Sectional TOURNAMENT DATES: June 25-26 HOSTING CLUB: RANGE LOCATION: DIRECTIONS:

Send Registraton to: PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SCHEDULE:

MOTELS:

CAMPGROUNDS:

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd., Lunenburg, MA From Route 2 in Massachusetts: Take exit 35 to Route 70 heading north (Lunenburg Rd.); turn right onto Leominster Shirley Rd. Turn left onto Reservoir Rd. and follow to find club on left. Kath Ainsworth, PO Box 518, West Swanzey, NH 03469 • 603-357-8475 None Saturday ~ 28 Field and 14 Animal by assigned course. Start from 8:00 am until noon. Shoot all 28 Field, then shoot 14 Animal beginning on target #1 of same course and with same group. Animal targets will go up at 2:00 pm. Sunday2 ~ 8 Hunter. Pick up scorecards at 8:00 am, general assembly at 8:30, shotgun start with assigned group at 9:00 am. Awards 4:00 pm. Super 8 Motel—482 N. Main, Leominster, MA 978-537-2800 Sheraton Four Points—99 Erdman, Leominster, MA • 978-534-9000 Best Western—150 Royal Plaza Drive, Fitchburg, MA • 978-342-7100 Camping available at club, call Ruby Shannon for confirmation and availability @ 978-345-0479 Make checks payable to NESFAA

MIDWEST SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman IowaArchery@hotmail.com

2011 Outdoor Sectional Tournament Date: June 25-26, 2011 Host Club: Location Address: Directions to Range: Send Registration To: Shooting Schedule: Accommodations:

Mike LePera, Councilman brtesite@optonline.net

HOSTING CLUB: RANGE LOCATION: Directions to Range:

Ken Moore, Councilman kmoore151@verizon.net

Miscellaneous Info.:

MID-ATLANTIC SECTION

2011 Outdoor and 3-D TOURNAMENT DATE(S): June 11-12 & July 2-3, 2011

NEW ENGLAND SECTION

Miscellaneous Info:

Rapids Archery Club 13315 Hanson Blvd., Andover, MN 1.5 miles north of Hwy. 242 on Hanson Blvd. Julene Hakl, 5656 317th Street, Stacy, MN 55079 651-462-1916 • email wehjkh@frontiernet.net Saturday—9:00 am; 28 Hunter. Sunday—14 Field and 14 Animal Super 8—1129 West Main St., Anoka • 763-4228000 Fairfield Inn—8965 Springbrook Dr. NW, Coon Rapids • 763-785-8922 Comfort Suites—6440 Hwy. 10, Ramsey • 763423-4800 AmericInn—13440 Hwy. 65, Ham Lake • 763755-2100 AmericInn—3430 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids • 763-323-0010. Ankoa Area Chamber • 763-757-3920 www.rapidsarchery.org

2011 Outdoor Sectional Tournament Date: June 25-26, 2011 Host Club: Independence Bowhunters For more information call Tobi Rogers • 816-505-9331

NORTHWEST SECTION Dan Kolb, Councilman bhfsdjk@hotmail.com

2011 Outdoor Sectional

SOUTHEAST SECTION Tim Austin, Councilman flarchery@earthlink.net

2011 SOUTHEAST OUTDOOR SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DATE(S): 5/28-5/29/2011 HOSTING CLUB: Gator Bowmen, Gainesville, FL For more information see www.flarchery.org

2011 SOUTHEAST OUTDOOR SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DATE(S): 5/28-5/29/2011 HOSTING CLUB: RANGE LOCATION: Directions to Range:

Send Registration to: PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Yadkin Field Archery Yadkinville, NC From US Hwy 421, take exit 251 - Speer Bridge Rd. Go south on Speer Bridge Rd. 1⁄2 mile. Take first dirt road on left, Horseshoe Rd. Range is 1/2 mile on right; 3648 Horseshoe Rd. (include phone no.): Tim Eaton, 3648 Horseshoe Rd., Yadkinville, NC 27055 • 336-463-2152 None

LATE REGISTRATION: until 7:45am, Saturday, May 28 SCHEDULE: 28 Field ~ Saturday 8:00am • 14 Animal ~ Saturday 2:00pm • 28 Hunter ~ Sunday 8:00am MOTELS: Days Inn—Yadkinville • 336-679-5000 CAMPGROUNDS: on site

SOUTHERN SECTION Lee Gregory, Councilman lee@dlprint.com

2011 SOUTHERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DATE(S): June 11–12, 2011 HOSTING CLUB: RANGE LOCATION: Directions to Range: Send Registration to:

Red River Bowmen Archery Club, Inc. 4099 Ratcliff Rd., Shreveport, LA 71109 Check out website for maps: www.redriverbowmenarcheryclub.com (include phone no.): Red River Bowmen, Emma Brown, 8018 Dogwood Trl., Haughton, LA 71037 318-949-4200 or 318-572-6102

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 9, 2011 LATE REGISTRATION: Sat. morning, June 11 • 7:00 am – 8:00 am SCHEDULE: Sat., June 11 ~ 9:00 am. – 28 Field • Sunday, June 12 ~ 8:00 am. – 14 Hunter, 14 Animal MOTELS: See website www.redriverbowmenarcheryclub. Or www.shreveport-bossier.org or contact Emma Brown • 318-949-4200 CAMPGROUNDS: Campers RV Center—318-687-4567 Kellys RV Park—318-938-6360 Misc. Info.: Email: emma1937@bellsouth.net Add’l. Info./Contacts: Website: www.redriverbowmenarcheryclub.org

SOUTHWEST SECTION Bob Borges, Councilman archer_nm@yahoo.com

2011 SOUTHWEST OUTDOOR SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DATE(S): June 4 and 5 2011 HOSTING CLUB: RANGE LOCATION: DIRECTIONS: Send Registration to:

Oranco Bowmen 17504 Pomona Rincon Road, Chino, CA 91708 See www.Orancobowmen.org Connie Miller, 14220 Durazno Ave., Chino, CA 91710-6933 • 562-477-4209

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 30, 2011 LATE REGISTRATION: 7:30 at range on June 4, 2011 SCHEDULE: Sat., June 4—28 Field and 28 Animal • Sun, June 5—28 Hunter MOTELS: Econo Lodge—(800) 533-2666 Extended Stay Hotel—800-Ext-Stay Motel 8—800-800-8000 Hampton Inn—866-497-6963 CAMPGROUNDS: Dry camping on range; full hookup camping @ Prado Park (1 mile away) Miscellaneous Info.: Continental breakfast both days, lunch on range; Sat. night einner at clubhouse on range. Add’l. Info./Contacts: Ontario International Airport 30 min. from range. Contacts: Joe Dotterer • 951-897-5685 and Ken Miller • 562-477-4209

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Registration open Jan 1

Money payouts

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An NFAA Pro Points Event

for flights too!! Registrations accepted until May 21st, 7:30 a.m. Early registration deadline: May 14th, 2011

Registration Fees

Tournament Format A single round consist of 20 ends of 3 arrows each Shoot every 5 yards from 20-65 at tri-colored faces 600 points each day, 1200 for the weekend

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Free practice during designated times Mail registration form to: Mike Strassman 2402 W Cameron St Eau Claire, WI 54703 715-834-9975

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127TH NATIONAL TARGET CHAMPIONSHIPS JULY 27-30, 2011 | YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA

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A. NATIONAL TARGET CHAMPIONSHIPS (JULY 27 TO JULY 30, 2011) (There is a $450 cap on family registrations (same household/address)) Registration (required) and official practice will be on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Competition Venue: NFAA, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078

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*Note: Any participant age 80 and over does not have to pay a registration fee for the National Championships, Traditional, Crossbow or Clout Tournaments

DISABLED ............... $150

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B. CLOUT REGISTRATION FORM Competition Venue: NFAA, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 *Fee for the Clout Event is $5. Please preregister for this event. The Clout Tournament will take place on Wednesday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. *PLEASE CHECK ONLY ONE: *PLEASE CHECK ONLY ONE:

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Compound Crossbow (165 m) Junior Boys (18 & under) (125 m) Junior Girls (18 & under) (185 meters) Women Compound

(125 m) Cub Boys (14 & under) (125 m) Cub Girls (18 & under) (165 meters)

(110 m) (110 m)

AMOUNT $

(Crossbow shoot the same distances as Recurve Men/Women)

C. CASUAL AWARDS BANQUET

D. OFFICIAL NATIONALS COMMEMORATIVE TSHIRT

*Casual Awards Banquet takes place 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2011 at the NFAA Office

$20 EACH WITH THIS REGISTRATION ($25 EACH AT TOURNAMENT)

Please specify the number of tickets: $25 each (ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS ON BANQUET TICKETS!)

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Tickets may be purchased at the NFAA Booth thru Wednesday, July 27th, 2011. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE BANQUET.

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E. METHOD OF PAYMENT Check VISA Card Number: Name on Card:

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Discover Card Expiration Date: Billing ZIP of Card

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PLEASE RETURN TO: NFAA • 800 ARCHERY LANE • YANKTON, SD 57078 • FAX 605.260.9280 34 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Registration Form

USA Archery National Field Championships Yankton, SD July 22-24, 2011

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July 15 (allowances made)

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Carter Enterprises Best Releases Ever Made... Plain and Simple For 2011, Carter Enterprises introduces two new thumb triggers that are sure to revolutionize the release market. The Plain1 and Simple1 are both engineered to be self loading and self closing with one simple push of a button. There is no more flip, cock and close. One push and you are ready to go, plain and simple. Externally, both the plain 1 and the simple 1 feature a shorter head design to give you added draw length to boost precious speed and also increase accuracy by bringing the loop closer to the fingers. The new head also has a fitted loop slot that consistently positions the loop in a repeatable position every shot, making it dead accurate. 36 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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The Simple 1 comes in an open 3 finger contouring handle while the Plain 1 is a swept back four finger handle with an index hole. Both handle designs are based off Carter’s

Yankton, SD Accommodations

Bed and Breakfasts Cogan House/Dakota Custom Hunts 31133 Bon Homme Rd. (Tabor, SD • located 25 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 464-0238 or (605) 464-1046 www.thecoganhouse.com Historic Argo Hotel 211 W. Kansas St. (Crofton, NE • located 20 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (800) 607-2746 www.theargohotel.com Hotels and Motels Best Western Kelly Inn 1607 E. Hwy. 50 (605) 665-2906 www.bestwesternyankton.com

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Tournament Accommodations

most demanded and accurate handle shapes of all time. Internally, the Plain 1 and Simple 1 are the most fool proof and reliable designs to date both utilizing a simplified proven sear design that gives you a travel free crisp trigger every shot. Both releases are fully adjustable in trigger travel and stiffness by utilizing Carter’s proven Interchangeable Tension System (I.T.S.) for easy trigger tension changes. The Plain and Simple are also equipped with a new Dead Jaw trigger silencer to eliminate the snap upon firing which is perfect to suit any repetitive target archer or stealthy hunter. Sometimes the best things in life are the ones that are the least complicated.

Broadway Inn 1210 Broadway Ave. (605) 665-7805 / (800) 336-3087 www.broadwayinnyankton.com Colonial Inn 1509 Broadway Ave. (605) 665-3647 Days Inn 2410 Broadway Ave. (605) 665-8717 Holiday Inn Express 2607 Broadway Ave. (605) 665-3177 www.hiexpress.com/esyanktonsd Lewis & Clark Resort 43496 Shore Dr. (Lewis & Clark Lake) (605) 665-2680 www.lewisandclarkpark.com/resort River Rose Hotel 214 W. 3rd St. (605) 664-0121 www.riverfronteventcenter.com/riverrosehotel Star-Brite Inn 412 E. 4th St. (605) 665-7856 Star-Lite Inn 500 Park St. (605) 665-7828 Super 8 Motel 1603 E. Hwy. 50 (605) 665-6510 Vacation Home Rentals DJ’S Specialty Resort & Sports Rentals 31110 Walleye Dr. (located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 665-3206 www.DJsSportsRentals.com Gavins Point Lighthouse 125 Crest Ln. (Lewis and Clark Lake • located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (402) 669-9212

Midway Gulch Campground & Cabins 125 Kniest Ave. (located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 668-9574 www.lewisandclarklake.com/midwaygulch Shore to Shore Realty—Cabin in the Woods 55075 897th Rd., Lot 104 (Lewis and Clark Lake • located 15 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (402) 418-0402 www.lewisandclarkshores.com Located 10 miles from Yankton and ranges Shore to Shore Realty—Starry Nights Cabin 150 Madison Dr. (Lewis and Clark Lake • located 15 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (402) 418-0402 www.lewisandclarkshores.com Shore to Shore Realty—Sunny Days Farm Cabin 43412 SD Hwy. 52 (Lewis and Clark Lake • located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (402) 418-0402 www.lewisandclarkshores.com Sunset Ridge 41039 304th St. (Lewis & Clark Lake • located 15-20 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 286-3634 / (888) 409-9636 www.byelectric.com/~sunridge

Vermillion, SD Accommodations

(Located 20 minutes east of Yankton) Buffalo Run Resort 1500 W Main Street (Vermillion, SD • located 20 miles west of Yankton and ranges) Phone: 605-624-4500 Comfort Inn 701 West Cherry (Vermillion, SD • located 20 miles west of Yankton and ranges) Phone: (605) 624- 8333 Prairie Inn 916 N. Dakota (Vermillion, SD • located 20 miles west of Yankton and ranges) Phone: 605-624-2824 Super 8 Motel 1208 E. Cherry St. (Vermillion, SD • located 20 miles west of Yankton and ranges) Phone: (605) 624- 8005 Yankton Area Campgrounds NON-STATE CAMPGROUNDS

Aten Riverview 55423 Hwy. 121 ( Crofton, NE •located four minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 660-2465 Cogan House RV Park 31133 Bon Homme Rd. (Tabor, SD • located 24 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 464-1046 www.thecoganhouse.com

Eagle’s Roost RV Park & Cabin 55368 Hwy. 121 (Crofton, NE • located six minutes from Yankton and ranges) (402) 640-8439 Larson’s Landing RV Park 99 Max Ave. (located six minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 668-9885 Midway Gulch Campground & Cabins 125 Kniest Ave. (located 15 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 668-9574 www.lewisandclarklake.com/midwaygulch Yankton Missouri River KOA 807 Bill Baggs Rd. (located next to the ranges) (605) 260-1010 Reservation line (800) 562-7218 www.koa.com/campgrounds/yankton Yankton Motorsports, L.L.C. 4306 W. 8th St. (located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 665-3500 www.yanktonmotorsports.com Ryken’s RV 2512 W. 8th St. (located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 665-5394 Spring Water RV Village 3002 W. 8th St. (located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 660-1497 Vacation Village 3104 W. 8th St. (located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 665-3265 South Dakota State Campgrounds Chief White Crane, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area and Pierson Ranch (all parks are located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) All three parks reservation line: (800) 710-2267 www.campsd.com Park entrance fee is $28 annual or $6 daily U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Parks Cottonwood Nebraska Tailwaters (All parks are located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) Both parks reservation line: (877) 444-6777 www.recreation.gov No park entrance fee required Vermillion, SD Campgrounds (located 20 minutes east of Yankton)

Clay County Park Timber Road (Vermillion, SD) 800-809-2071 www.vermillionchamber.com

DJ’S Specialty Resort & Sports Rentals 31110 Walleye Dr. (located 10 minutes from Yankton and ranges) (605) 665-3206 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Easton Foundations National Field Archery Association Foundation

EASTON FOUNDATIONS NATIONAL FIELD ARCHERY ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION JOINT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 1.

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Deadline for 2012 scholarship applications to be received at the NFAAF Office in Yankton is December 31, 2011. The winners will be announced at the World Archery Festival Vegas Shoot, February 2012. The NFAA Scholarship Committee will review and rank the applications, place each applicant into the appropriate category and present their suggestions to the Joint Scholarship Approval Committee for their approval. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee, consisting of two Directors of the National Field Archery Association Foundation and two Directors of the Easton Foundations, will make a joint decision on winners and the final amounts for each scholarship. The NFAA National Office will notify all applicants if their application was denied or approved, and the amount of the scholarship. If approved, it will also describe the procedure for the scholarship payment. For all scholarships greater than $500, the recipient will receive an Archery Activity Report form that must be completed and sent to the NFAA National Office twice a year, showing their archery activities during the year.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS The maximum amount of all scholarships for the first three years will be $50,000 per year. The goal is to provide 50% of the scholarships to recurve archers and 50% to compound archers. A secondary goal will be to split the scholarships equally between men & women. • Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. • Applicants that are not graduating from high school in the current year (JOAD, NASP, junior high, or high school freshman/sophomore archers) may apply. ■ For this group, any approved scholarships will be held by the Foundation until the student notifies the Foundation they are graduating from high school, and the name of the qualified school they plan to attend. • High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/university or a technical training college (these are considered qualified schools). ■ Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. • College applicants must be full time students at either a two or four year college or university. 38 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. Scholarship recipients must compete in archery during the entire academic year. Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college may apply for training grants. ■

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SCHOLARSHIP LEVELS 1. JOAD, NASP, Junior High, High School, Junior College or Trade College Students: Eligible for $500 scholarships. 2. College Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors: Scholarship amounts will vary between $500-2,500 based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and the following: a. Applicant is attending college, participates in the college archery club program, and is shooting competitively. b. Applicant is attending a college that does not have an archery club program, but the student is shooting competitively on their own. i. If the student starts a new archery club program at their school, this will be a major factor to receive a scholarship the next year. ii. Students that are more successful starting archery clubs will be considered for greater scholarship amounts. 3. If the Applicant has made the current Olympic, PanAm, or Other International Team through the USA Archery selection process: Scholarship amounts will vary between $2,500-5,000 based on the archer’s accomplishments and future competition plans. a. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee may approve a ‘training grant’ for Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college, and allow them to use the grant to pay for training, and competition travel expenses without needing to be spent on the archer’s education. (Though this situation is expected to be rare, it will allow top US archers to apply for financial support.) 4. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee has the discretion to create a larger scholarship for an extraordinary applicant (up to $20,000) depending on specontinued on page 43

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 (Completed applications must be received by the NFAA Office no later than December 31, 2011.) Last Name __________________ First Name _________________ MI __ Birth Date ____________________ 1. Male _______ Female _______ (optional response) 2. Address: ________________________________ City ____________________ State ___ Zip _______ 3. Phone: ____________________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________ 4. Social Security Number: ______-_____-_______ Age or Date of Birth: _______________________ 5. Are you a current member of the NFAA ____________or USA Archery/ NAA __________ . a. When did you first join NFAA _______________ USA Archery/NAA ____________ b. Other archery organization membership___________________________________ b. Other archery organization membership _________________________________ . 6. Do you compete with a compound ___________ or recurve ___________ bow. Applicants that are not currently enrolled in a college or university, complete Section 7-8. College/university students please complete Section 9. All applicants are to complete Sections 10-16 and sign the application. APPLICANTS THAT ARE NOT IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTIONS 7 & 8, AND SECTIONS 10-16. 7. Name of the school you are currently enrolled in: ____________________________ a. ( Is this a High School _____ Middle School _____ Primary School _____) b. Date of planned high school graduation: ___________________ c. If you have already graduated, date of graduation: ________________ i. Class rank at graduation (numerical position/total in class):____/____ (Please attach a school letter or copy of graduation ranking to confirm.) ii. High school GPA: _____________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) 8. If you are in high school, what college do you expect to attend?_______________________ College City and State: __________________________________________________________ a. Have you been accepted to this institution? _________ b. List the year and month studies are expected to start ________________ c. Major you intend to pursue _______________________________ d. Does this college have an archery club? _______________ i. If not, are you interested in starting a college archery club? __________ APPLICANTS THAT ARE IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTION 9 AND SECTIONS 10-16. 9. Name of college/university you attend: _______________________ City ____________ State _____ i. College hours completed: ______ Quarter or Semester Hours? ______ ii. Cumulative College GPA (4.0 scale) __________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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iii. Does this college have an archery club? ___________ iv. Do you participate and compete with the school archery club? ________ 10. Tell us about your archery experience. a. What was your USAT ranking at the end of the prior year __________. i. What is your current USAT ranking _________ As of what date ________ . b. Have you been a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center ________ . i. Have you trained at the OTC? ______ When _______________ c. Have you been a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? What year (or years)? __________________________________________________ d. Were you a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team Member? What year(s) _____ i. Did you compete at the JOAD National Championships? What year(s) ______ e. Did you participate at the USIAC in the prior year? ______What was your score and what place did you finish? i. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place)_____ ii. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ iii. Year ______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ f. Did you participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? i. Sectional ______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ ii. Sectional_______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ iii. Sectional _______________ Score _______ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ g. Did you participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? i. Indoor _________ Division __________________ Score ______ Place _____ ii. Outdoor _______ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. 3-D _________ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ h. Did you participate in the World Archery Festival 3-Star Tour in the prior year? i. Vegas Shoot Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ ii. Indoor National Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. Stanislawski Open Division __________________ Score _______ Place_____ 11. Have you applied for any other archery scholarships? _______ a. Describe the archery scholarship that you have applied for, indicate the amount requested, and the amount of any scholarship that has been approved. _____________________________________________________________________ 12. Have you previously received a scholarship from Easton Foundations or the NFAAF? a. Date __________ Amount _________ b. Date __________ Amount _________ 13. Extra curricular activities (non-archery clubs and organizations you belong to, use reverse side if necessary). ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 14. What are your hobbies & interests besides archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 15. What are you goals in archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16. Other comments: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ❐ I confirm that all information submitted on this Scholarship Application Form is correct to the best of my knowledge. Applicant Signature:______________________________________________ Date: __________________ (All applicants must sign the application) Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________ Date:__________________ (Parent or guardian must sign for all applicants under the age of 18.) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 40 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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NFAA® Council & Board of Directors NFAA® Council

NFAA® Board of Directors

Officers President—Bruce Cull 2305 E. Hwy. 50 Yankton, SD 57078 605/665-8340 archery@iw.net

GREAT LAKES Judy McCutcheon Director - IL 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/652-5836 jlynnmac@royell.org

Vice President—Brian Sheffler 7006 Beargrass Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317/244-7585 lbsheff@comcast.net NFAA® Office 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 605/260-9280 fax NFAArchery@aol.com

Rocky Kline Director - IN 1108 N. Korby St. Kokomo, IN 46901 765/457-7086 rlkline@insightbb.com Bill Jones Director - MI 2049 Lake St. National City, MI 48748 989/469-3939

Bill Hakl Director - MN 5656 317th St. Stacy, MN 55079 651/462-1916 wehjkh@frontiernet.net Jamie Jennings Director - MO 1416 E. University St. Springfield, MO 65804 417/689-2023 jxjennings@att.net Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504 eChristman@neb.rr.com

Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/827-2831 prairie1@royell.net

Norm Newman Director - OH 103 Silver Gate Kenton, OH 43326 419/673-0021

Marc Tebelius Director - ND 5292 8th Ave. North Grand Forks, ND 58203 701/792-3582 (home) 218/230-3258 (cell) tebelius@gra.midco.net

Mid-Atlantic Mike LePera 34 Kentwood Road Succasunna, NJ 07876 973/584-0637 brtesite@optonline.net

Mike Strassman Director - WI 2402 W. Camerson Eau Claire, WI 54703 715/834-9975 mstrassman9975@charter.net

Reginald “Shorty” Faber Director - SD P.O. Box 66 Carthage, SD 57349 605/772-4468 shortyfaber@gmail.com

Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788 IowaArchery@hotmail.com

MID ATLANTIC Ron West Director - MD 802 Painter Pl. Capitol Hts., MD 20743 301/336-7961 WestArrowsWest@aol.com

NEW ENGLAND Gary Marrier Director - VT 1525 Gibou Rd. Montgomery Ctr., VT 05471 802/326-4797 bowdoctor@pivot.net

New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 kmoore151@verizon.net

John Pawlowski Director - PA 360 Madison St. Coatesville, PA 19320 610/384-5483 bpjp@ccis.net

Jim Lamoin Director - CT 138 Albrecht Rd. Torrington, CT 06790 860/489-9452

Northwest Dan Kolb 9106 Cactus Lane N. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 307/262-7598 bhfsdjk@hotmail.com

Douglas Joyce Director - NJ 30 Willow Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 732/247-3892 jdjarcher@aol.com

Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969 Flarchery@bellsouth.net

Dave Hryn Director - NY PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224 716/481-4699 Archery1@localnet.com

Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296 lee@dlprint.com

Jim Quarles Director - VA 7911 Cherokee Rd Richmond, VA 23225 804/272-6512 jim.quarles@vfaa.org

Steve Coleman Deputy Councilman 909 LCR 120 Mount Calm, TX 76673 254/993-2900 j13scoleman@yahoo.com

Steve Tincher Director - WV 214 Seneca Valley Estates Charleston, WV 25320 304/984-0090 jstincher@cebridge.net

Southwest Bob Borges 5332 River Ridge Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505/890-4665 archer_nm@yahoo.com

MIDWEST Norm Swank Director - IA 403 Main Street P.O. Box 31 Reasnor, IA 50232 563/578-8534 nswank@netins.net

Archery Magazine Editorial Board Bruce Cull Brian Sheffler John Pawlowski George Ryals IV

John Doub Director - KS 1125 E. 59th St. Wichita, KS 67216 316/524-0963 archnutz@cox.net

Pam Gallant Director - ME 26 Windsor Place Poland, ME 04230 207/988-2793 psgallant@fairpoint.net Paul Lewkowicz Director - MA 3 Davis Road Southborough, MA 01772 luke84@charter.net Michael Wright Director - NH PO box 237 Marlboro, NH 03455 603/876-4249 barebownh@aol.com Bruce Mulneix Director - RI 6101 Post Rd. Trlr 73, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 401-885-5684 NORTHWEST Hubert Sims Director - ID PO Box 1713 Orofino, ID 83544 208/476-5377 hmsarchery@email.com Doug Tate Director - MT 3499 Blacktail Loop Rd. Butte, MT 5970d1 406/494-4393 DOUG.TATE@northwestern.com Harry Bates Director - AK PO Box 875074 Wasilla, AK 99687 907/373-7731 hnbates@alaska.net

LeRoy Dukes Director - OR P.O. Box 422 Fairview, OR 97024 503/201-4961 Paul LaRue Director - WA 12613 SE 21st Place Kent, WA 98031 253/350-9749 Andy Turnquist Director - WY 2060 Wolf Rd. Gillette, WY 82718 307/257-7509 andyturn@bresnan.net SOUTHEAST Patrick Sinal Director - AL 105 Adams St., Greenville, AL 36037 724/366-3596 psinal@hotmail.com Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918 oaustin@admin.fsu.edu Tom Boots Director - GA 6530 Robert Dr. Harlem, GA 30814-5360 706/556-3240 boots6530@charter.net Glen Baxter Director - KY 9301 Whitley Rd. Louisville, KY 40272 502-262-6738 gbaxter@heiltrailer.com Chris Wilson Director - NC 114 Water Filter Plant Rd. Morganton, NC 28655 828/403-1795 rockinarcher@charter.net S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 sdalesmith@yahoo.com Clinton A. Berry, III Director - TN 1802 Porter Road Nashville, TN 37206 615/227-4211 caberry3@earthlink.net SOUTHERN Garry Randall Director - MS 5301 Baron Rd. Summit, MS 39666 601/249-2988 Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066 andr-ds@cox.net

SOUTHWEST Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847 frank@frankpearson.com Tom Daley Director - CA 12916 Austin Forest Circle Auburn, CA 95602 650/722-2713 nfaadir@cbhsaa@org Sheri Stine-Trujillo Director - CO 7723 Raritan Street Denver, CO 80221 303/427-4430 sherist1000@msn.com

Committee Chairmen Pro Chairperson Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/389-3264 nfaaprochair@gmail.com Certified Instructor Committee M.J. Rogers 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 rogers_mj@msn.com Bowhunting Chairman Tom Vollmer 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078-4174 605-260-9279 nfaasec@knology.net

George Kong, Jr. Director - HI 1255 14th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816-3838 808/734-5402

THE NFAA® HAS 50

Carl Jamison Director - NM 6763 Forest Hills Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505/857-0815 carl_jamison@msn.com

CHARTERED STATE ASSOCIATIONS AND OVER 1,000

John Thayer Director - NV 7215 W. Tara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117 702/222-9878 mdthayer@cox.net

AFFILIATED CLUBS IN

Judd Wathen Director - UT 675 N. 460 E Ephraim, UT 84627 435/283-3129 Wathen_1@msn.com

SPORT OF ARCHERY

THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD. THE

IS A HEALTHY AND EXCITING SPORT PROVIDING AN

Professional Representatives

ACTIVITY IN WHICH

Great Lakes Jeff Button 2889 Busston Rd. Cottage Grove, WI 53527 608/839-5137

THE ENTIRE FAMILY CAN PARTICIPATE.

New England Chris Deston 74 Springbrook Dr. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860/673-8594

WRITE US ON HOW TO OBTAIN INFORMATION

Midwest Sharon Henneman 9 Aspen Belton, MO 64012 816/679-3250

ABOUT VARIOUS PROGRAMS OFFERED

Midatlantic Tom Coblentz 1 Ash Drive Knoxville, MD 21758 301/834-7154

BY NFAA®. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS,

Southern Troy Wesley 2306 57th St. Lubbock, TX 79412 806/797-0546

SECTIONAL/STATE TOURNAMENTS,

Scott Bradford Director - LA 40340 Old Hickory Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737-6756 225/622-0838 NFAALADirector@aol.com

Southeast Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/856-6841 DianeN2Archery@aol.com

INDOOR/OUTDOOR

David Blockcolski Director - OK 202 S. Orphan St. Pryor, OK 74361 918/825-3149

Southwest Jonathan Pemberton 1652 N. 2100 W. Provo, UT 85604 801/323-3704

PROGRAMS, WHICH

LEAGUES, JUNIOR BOWHUNTER

INCLUDE THE ART YOUNG SMALL / BIG

Steve Coleman Director - TX 909 LCR 120 Mount Calm, TX 76673 254/993-2900 j13scoleman@yahoo.com

GAME AWARDS, AND THE BOWFISHER PROGRAM.

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EASTON FOUNDATIONS/NFAA JOINT SCHOLARSHIP

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Freestyle LImited Flights 1 BOB CARROLL TADATSUGU OTSUKA GUY ROSE

OR AZ MN AB NV WI IL PA UT CA CA MN MO MI NE MT CO WA CA

USA USA CAN CAN USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

AZ USA TOC JAPAN IA USA

862 863 860 859 857 856 854 852 848 847 863 846 840 824 823 823 796 790 788

34 29 23 40 28 29 32 31 16 31 23 21 30 24 21 16 18 9 10

$120.00 $265.00 $150.00 $110.00 $245.00 $135.00 $100.00 $230.00 $130.00 $95.00 $220.00 $125.00 $90.00 $215.00 $120.00 $85.00 $185.00 $105.00 $75.00

870 865 864

38 31 38

$500.00 $280.00 $205.00

856 852 851 807 797 792 726 718 708

20 24 21 9 13 12 5 4 4

$870.00 $475.00 $350.00 $515.00 $285.00 $210.00 $340.00 $190.00 $140.00

Young Adult Female Freestyle 1 HANNAH NEIGEBAUER EMILY BEE SANDRA SHAEFER

MN MI SD

USA USA USA

587 587 585

34 28 25

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Young Adult Female Recurve 1 HUNTER JACKSON CAITLIN NORTHEY

MI SASK

USA CN

552 497

8 5

$0.00 $0.00

Young Adult Male Freestyle 1 BRIDGER DEATON HUNTER TUVESON TAYLOR LIND

IA MN ID

USA USA USA

600 598 598

47 45 39

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Young Adult Male Recurve 1 CHRISTOPHER LUMAN GA DANIEL CUNNINGHAM, JR. CA WINCHESTER EUBANK CA

USA USA USA

555 547 527

13 6 6

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Youth Female Freestyle 1 GABRIELLE CYR LEXI KELLER ALLIE BLAZEK

USA USA USA

583 581 569

20 18 11

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

ME WI CO

Youth Female Freestyle Ltd 1 SYLVIA CONQUEST

CO

USA

482

4

$0.00

Youth Female Recurve 1 KARISSA YAMAGUCHI JENNA AHN YASMIN AGHILI

AZ CA AZ

USA USA USA

533 522 496

9 4 3

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Youth Male Freestyle 1 WILLIAM GIBSON

OK

USA

593

30

$0.00

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Youth Male Freestyle Ltd 1 LUCAS HAMILTON Youth Male Recurve 1 GABRIEL PEREZ RICARDO SALINAS DILLON MCMENAMY

MA WI

USA USA

592 592

33 32

$0.00 $0.00

NV

USA

248

0

$0.00

NY

MX MX USA

581 564 554

18 11 2

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

cial circumstances and the Applicant’s accomplishments. RANKING SELECTION CRITERIA The following criteria will be used by the NFAA Scholarship Committee to assign the applications to the appropriate scholarship level and to rank the applicants. 1.

The applicant’s prior year end USAT Ranking, and their current year ranking at the time the application was submitted. a. Senior Mens’ & Senior Womens’ Recurve or Compound b. Junior Boys’ & Junior Girls’ Recurve or Compound Is (was) the applicant a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center. Is (was) applicant a member of the US Olympic, Pan Am or other International Team? Is (was) the applicant a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team member? a. Did applicant compete at the JOAD National

2. 3. 4.

Championships? Did the applicant participate at the USIAC in the prior year? 6. Did the applicant participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? 7. Did the applicant participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? 8. Did the applicant participate in the World Archery Festival’s 3-Star Tour in the prior year? 9. Did the applicant participate in the NASP National Championship? 10. The applicant’s GPA, college entrance scores, and community support activities, are important Ranking Selection Criteria, and will be considered after evaluating the applicant’s archery experience and capability to improve/enhance future US Archery Teams. 5.

The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee will make the final determination of which students will receive scholarships and the amount of each scholarship. ■

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ARCHERY DIRECTOR ★ WANTED ★

Camp Caribou, a boys residential summer camp located in Winslow, ME is currently looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic Archery Director to take our program to new heights!!! The candidate must have coaching experience, have knowledge of maintaining archery equipment, and must be willing to live on our campus from 6/16/11—8/14/11. This is an amazing opportunity and a great summer job! CALL

1.888.305.2267

or email info@campcaribou.com

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Freestyle LImited Recurve Flights 1 NATHAN YAMAGUCHI AZ USA BENJAMIN CHU NY USA DANIEL HOLSTEIN CA USA 2 KEATON CHIA CA USA LANE WALTER CO USA KIRK NICHOLSON OH USA 3 TAKASHI HIDAI NAGANO JAPAN HIDEAKI MATSUMURA TOKYO JAPAN D’ARCE HESS CA USA

JIMMY BELL JASON MAREK

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LEROY DUKES STEVEN BELZNER MATTHEW HOOKER ADAM STEVENSON RAUL SALGADO SCOTT DYER WILLIAM MOHN ARTHUR GILLESPIE CHRISTINE BARTON PAM SEVERTSON STEVE IMRIE ALLISON BIRR MARK GOODRIDGE DONALD SURBROOK JIM TUBBS HAYLEE SCHAFF ERIKA HEINBAUGH VALERIE JACKSON VICKIE PHAN

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