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n other sports, we are taught to power up, swing or concentrate past the point of contact. For example, a long jumper may power up to jump 24 feet if he wants to succeed at 18 feet; a tennis player or golfer is taught to swing past or through the ball contact; and karate champions and boxers learn to strike or punch past or beyond the board or face they are trying to break. Their concentration and anticipation is on a PRESET CONCLUSION which is past the goal they wish to attain. Unfortunately, most archers “conclude” their shot AT THE EXPLOSION and not well past it. This causes many of our problems. All we need for success is to understand and modify our shot sequence and make some changes in our practice methods. Most people have some type of follow-through in their shot sequence, which they consider to be the end of the shot. Follow-through is simply the involuntary dynamic reaction of the body to the release of tension at the moment of execution. Unfortunately, too often we end our follow-through prematurely because we ANTICIPATE a conscious release. The duration of our follow-through eventually begins to grow shorter and shorter until it no longer exists, and we are finally quitting the shot at the moment of “let-go”.

Our effort is ending as the shot is going off, before the arrow is clear of the bow. This leads to erratic shooting, bad groups, and confusion. The worst case scenario is known as target panic or buck fever. How can we stop anticipation? We can’t! As thinking creatures, we will naturally anticipate some or all the parts of any activity, which we are engaged in on a repetitive basis. Our only hope to totally escape the negative effects of anticipation is to REDIRECT it to a place or sound or act that happens AFTER the arrow is gone from the bow. It sounds complicated, but it’s not if you compare it to any other sport. For example, if a golfer, tennis, or baseball player stopped their swing one foot past ball contact, can you imagine how erratic their results would be? Even though one foot past contact could be called a followthrough, soon some of the swings would stop 8 inches past, and then 2 inches past, and eventually AT contact, or maybe DURING contact. Can you see the similarities to archery? That’s why successful archers learn to pull through the shot and follow through to conclusion. Conclusion is where we predetermine and pre-measure the duration of our followthrough and the end of our mental and physical effort. There are three

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by Bernie Pellerite ©2006

Conclusion! basic forms of conclusion...sight, sound, and touch. There are many variations of each of them, but whichever one you choose, they must extend BEYOND the time it takes for the nock end of the arrow to clear the front of the bow. Examples are, the string or release hand dropping straight back and TOUCHING the shoulder, SEEING the arrow hit the target, and HEARING the arrow hit the target. All of these occur after the arrow is gone and we can no longer affect its flight. You should choose such a point (one you trust the most) as the conclusion of your shot. Hundreds of times in the shooter’s school, we witness the lack of conclusion in a student’s

sequence being responsible for most of their problems. Because nearly a third of my students are already accomplished shooters, with state and/or sectional wins to their credit, they don’t have a lot of basic problems in form and execution. Their problems are usually very subtle and not easily spotted by the average coach or shooting partner. Dave Hryn, from West Seneca, NY was a good example of this. Many of you have seen Dave’s success story that we ran in 1999. Before Dave came to the NFAA Shooter’s School, he

school.” In Dave’s case, like so many others, I was able to show him that the reason for his 7 o’clock misses was because he was anticipating the end of his sequence ... follow-through! Unfortunately, his follow-through didn’t have an end to it. Follow-through ... to where?? So, sometimes Dave would shorten follow-through and end his efforts just past “letgo” (Dave is a Free-Style Limited finger shooter who uses a clicker.) On occasion, he would end his effort at “let-go” and as he

Dave Hryn

Often in the shooters school, we witness the lack of CONCLUSION in a student’s sequence being responsible for their problems. had already won 16 Mid-Atlantic Championships, 33 State Championships, and was an NAA Level 3 coach and an NFAA Certified Instructor. As Dave stated in his letter, “... I was a bit skeptical about the school ... after 25 years of competitive NFAA shooting. ... I thought that there would be little new information that I would learn ... Other shooters I had talked to had spoken highly of the shooting school ... To say that I thoroughly enjoyed it would be an understatement ... For some time, I had a problem with a 7 o’clock miss, either just out of the “x”, a 5 and sometimes a 4. I had some top coaches in my area analyze my form and I spent countless hours looking at slow motion video, all to no avail. I am pleased to report that Bernie spotted my fault. Finding out the cause to this problem was alone, worth the price of the

started to drop his bow arm, the arrow was still on the string ... the result was a low left, 7 o’clock miss. Why? No conclusion, that’s why! At this point, Dave realized that he needed one more step in his sequence ... conclusion! He revamped his shooting form, release technique and complete mental program and ended up taking first place in the Atlantic City Archery Classic. Two months later, he won the NFAA Outdoor Nationals in Watkins Glen, NY. Since then, Dave has also set an IFAA World Record for the Field Round and holds the IFAA World Record for the Hunter Round. So, as Dave found out, if you anticipate your conclusion, such as touching your draw shoulder with your string or release hand, then you will have already allowed the arrow to get past your

control by the time you reached your shoulder with your hand. This is how you turn anticipation into a positive instead of a negative ... just anticipate touching your shoulder (instead of the clicker or the moment of explosion) and watch your scores go up!

Editor’s note: The above is an excerpt from Bernie’s book, “IDIOT PROOF ARCHERY”. This “tell-itlike-it-is,

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proach is what makes Bernie so popular with his students. This 300+ page book, illustrated with over 350 photos and diagrams, has already proven to be the best and most comprehensive ever written for the competitive archer!

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The School of Advanced Archery Instructor Certification

SCHEDULE UPDATE

The School of Advanced Archery & Instructor Certification a.k.a. “A Weekend at Bernie’s” has completed its third year. So far, the ever-popular mobile Shooter’s School (formerly the NFAA Shooter’s School) has conducted 28 schools. 345 students have attended with 322 becoming Certified Instructors. Jan and Bernie report that there is still an incredible amount of interest expressed in attending the Shooter’s School, but more people willing to host the event are needed. Scheduling is well under way for 2007. So, you interested shooters, go after your pro shop owners and club presidents and book a Shooter’s School near you! Remember, the host shop or club receives 10% and the contact person attends for free.

2007 SCHEDULE January 12-14 Norris Merchandise, Shelby, NC. (near Charlotte) Contact: Bill Plummer 704-483-1299 cell 704-650-5956 email: bplummer@zapeng.com January 26-28 Wilcox Bait & Tackle, Newport News, VA. Contact: Rex Reichert (h) 757-369-9499 or cell 757-817-6514 email: rreichert3@cox.net February 23-25 Spirit Quest, Kalispell, MT. Contact: Aaron 406-756-5455 March 2-4 Robinhood Archery Club, Fremont, NE. (30 miles NW of Omaha) Contact: Chris Johannesen (h) 402-727-1842 or (w) 402-753-0247 email: chrisandbrad@att.net.

E-mail: Bernie@robinhoodvideos.com • www.robinhoodvideos.com For more information about attending or hosting a school, go to www.robinhoodvideos.com.

ROBINHOOD VIDEOS 1600 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd. • Blacklick, Ohio 43004 614-322-1038 • fax 614-322-1039

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SECTION & STATE ASSOCIATION NEWS Edited by Paul Davison • stringwalker@att.net GREAT LAKES SECTION

MID-ATLANTIC SECTION

Bob McCutcheon, Councilman prairie1@royell.net

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 GREAT LAKES INDOOR SECTIONAL February 24-25, 2007 Host Location

Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations

Miscellaneous Info

Ojibway Archers Iron River High School, 701 Garfield Ave, Iron River, MI 49935 From Hwy US 2, turn at McDonalds onto Lay Ave. Jog right on Genesee St, then left on Lay Ave again which becomes Washington. School is straight ahead. Sheree Stebbins, PO Box 622, 500 W. 2nd St, Caspian, MI 49915. Tel: 906-265-3429. February 1, 2007 At tournament site. Saturday: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sunday: 8:00 am and 12:00 noon. AmericInn, Iron River, 906-265-9100 Lake Shore Motel, Iron River, 906-265-3611 Chicaugon Lake Inn, Iron River, 906-265-9244 Ski Brule Village & Pioneer Lodge, 906-265-4957 Lac O’Seasons Resort, 906-265-4881 Cedar Inn, Crystal Falls, 906-875-6655 Ski Brule has all types of skiing and snowmobile activities. Snowmobile trail access is available throughout the area.

2007 GREAT LAKES OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 9-10, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations Campgrounds Miscellaneous Info Additional contact

Panther Creek Bowhunters Chatham, IL From I-55, Exit 88, go south on Frontage Rd toward Chatham for 0.9 miles. Turn right on Chatham Rd for 1 mile to Gilreath Rd. Turn left for 0.5 miles, then left on 1W for 0.8 miles. Range is on the left. Judy McCutcheon, 23358 Virden Rd, Virden, IL 62690. Tel: 217-652-5836. E-mail: jlynnmac@royell.org June 4, 2007 At the range clubhouse. Friday, 5:30-7:00 pm and Saturday, 7:00-8:00 am. Saturday, 28 Field and 14 Animal, and Sunday, 28 Hunter. Shotgun start at 9:00 am both days. Baymont Inn, I-55 Exit 90, 217-529-6655 Motel 6, I-55 Exit 90, 217-529-1633 Hampton Inn, I-55 Exit 94, 217-524-1100 Double J Campground and RV Park, located approximately 5 miles from range, 217-483-9998 For additional information and accommodations, call Springfield Tourist Information at 800-545-2300. Call Bob McCutcheon, 217-652-5836 or 217-9655553

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Mike LePera, Councilman brtesite@optonline.net

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 MID-ATLANTIC INDOOR SECTIONAL March 2-4, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations Miscellaneous Info

Wa-Xo-Be Archers Major Road, South Brunswick, NJ Take US 1 south toward Princeton from New Brunswick to Major Rd. Go 1/3 mile. The entrance to the range is on the left. Douglas Joyce, 30 Willow Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 • Tel: 732-247-3892 February 24, 2007 At the range. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am both days. Red Roof Inn, 208 New Rd. and US 1, South Brunswick, NJ, 732-821-8800 We will shoot the blue face target, one spot or five spot. It’s a one-day shoot, but you can shoot both days and use your better score. You can shoot a different style each day, but you must pay an additional registration fee for each style.

March 2-4, 2007 Host Location Registration Schedule Miscellaneous Info

Wopena Archers 39 Harding Ave, Clifton, NJ 07876 Harry Miller, c/o Interfoil, 225 Bellview Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07876 • Tel: 973-748-0800 Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 11:00 am and Sunday, 11:00 am. Make checks payable to NFAA. May shoot one or two rounds, but only higher score will count. May also shoot multiple styles with additional registration.

March 2-4, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations

Tuscarora Archers 5608 Etzler Road, Frederick, MD 21705 From US 15 in Frederick, take Rosemont Ave. (exit 14) away from Frederick (northwest). Go 3.25 miles and turn left onto Rocky Springs Road (second entrance to road). Go 0.6 miles and bear left (stay on Rocky Springs Road) at the fork with Indian Springs Road. Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto Etzler Road. Club parking lot entrance is 0.7 miles on your right. Parking on top lot only unless handicapped Colleen McGowan, 2741 Calkins Road, Herndon, VA 20171. Tel: 703-476-1755 E-mail: mcgowancol@aol.com March 1, 2007, 7:00 pm At the clubhouse, 301-695-5316. Friday: 7:30 pm (locals): Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 12:30 pm. Holiday Inn, I-270 and SR 85 (Buckeystown Exit), 301-694-7500 Hampton Inn, I-270 and SR 85, 301-698-2500 Comfort Red Horse Inn, 998 W Patrick St, Rt. US 15N and US 40W, 301-662-0281

Miscellaneous Info

Breakfast and Lunch will be served on both Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of tourist attractions and shopping nearby. For more info, contact Ray May, 301-473-8758.

March 3-4, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations

Miscellaneous Info

Prince William Archers Izaak Walton Dr., Brentsville, VA From I-95, exit at State Route 234, north toward Manassas, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), then left on Izaak Walton Dr. to club. From I-66, exit at 234 Bypass, south on State Route 28 past airport, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), right on Izaak Walton Dr. to club. Jim Little, 13705 Santa Rosa Ct., Manassas, VA 20112 Tel: 703-791-3659 • E-mail: jlittlejr@comcast.net March 1, 2007 At clubhouse. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both days. Best Western, 703-368-7070 Holiday Inn, 703-335-0000 Days Inn, 703-368-2800 Olde Town Inn, 703-368-9191 Club has 18 lanes, plus separate area for spectators. Breakfast and lunch both days. Can register up to 30 minutes before each round.

March 2-4, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations Miscellaneous Info

Neil’s Archery 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760 From intersection of I-81 and SR 17, go west on SR 17 toward Elmira. At Exit 67, go north to Endicott. Go 0.5 mile and take SR 17C (Main St) west. Range is about 1.5 miles on left. Neil’s Archery, 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760. Tel: 607-786-7535 March 1, 2007 At range. Friday: 6:00 pm. Saturday: 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Econo Lodge, 607-754-1533 Endicott Inn, 607-754-6000 Kings Inn, 607-754-18020 Hot dogs and drinks available on site. Restaurants within walking distance. Ample free parking.

March 3-4, 2007 Host Location

Directions Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommdations Miscellaneous Info

Cape May County Archery Association The Fletcher’s Corner, 212 South Route 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Garden State Parkway to Exit 4A. Take SR 47 north about 5 miles. Fletchers Corner is on right. Cape May Archers, PO Box 129, Villas, NJ 08251 Tel: 609 889-9100 • E-mail: cm-arch@hotmail.com February 24, 2007 Fletcher’s Corner Saturday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. See Cape May Archery website, capemaycountyarcheryassociation.com. Please indicate 1st and 2nd choice of shooting time.

March 2-4, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Late Registration Schedule Accommodations Miscellaneous Info

York & Adams Archers 413 Country Club Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301 Abbottstown is about halfway between Gettysburg and York on US 30. From the Abbottstown Circle in the center of town (intersection of SR 194 and US 30) go east three blocks on US 30, then right (south) on Country Club Rd. Club is 1 mile on left. Joel E. Downin, 584 Oxford Rd, New Oxford, PA 17350 • Tel: 717-624-1606 At clubhouse. Friday: 7:00 pm: Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, if needed. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm. Hampton Inn, 717-633-1117 Super 8, 717-630-8888 Cross Keys Motor Inn, 717-624-7778 Food and beverages will be available. Also, our indoor range is crossbow friendly; so, crossbow archers are welcome.

March 3-4, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations

Miscellaneous Info

Walton Park Bowhunters A & A Supply, 207 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521 US 29 Business to town of Amherst. A & A Supply is located at stop light on Main St. Kendall Woody, 194 Arrowhead Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572 • Tel: 434-929-0223 or 434-238-4519 February 17, 2007 A & A Supply Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: 7:00 am, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Ramada Inn (20 minutes), 434-847-7500 Holiday Inn Select (20 minutes), 434-528-2500 Courtyard by Marriot (20 minutes), 434-846-7900 Thomas Motor Lodge (15 minutes), 434-845-2121 Snacks and drinks will be available at A & A Supply. Fast food and restaurants are located within 1 mile of A & A Supply. A & A Supply phone number is 434946-7668

March 3-4, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations

Miscellaneous Info

Gander Mountain (Store 251) 880 Young St., Tonawanda, NY 14150 Take Exit 2 north off I-290 on SR 425, then left on Young Street to Gander Mountain store. Range is located on the 2nd floor at Gander Mountain. Entrance is located to the left of the Archery Pro Shop. Christie Colin, 880 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Tel: (716-743-2300) February 22, 2007 After February 22 at range. Saturday: 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Econo Lodge (3 miles) 716-694-6696 Days Inn (3 miles) 716-835-5916 Red Carpet Inn (3 miles) 716-283-2010 Holiday Inn Express (12 miles) 716-896-2900 Marriot (5 miles) 716-689-6900 Residence Inn (5 miles) 716-632-6622 Any questions please contact Christie Colin at 716712-7950 or email mathewsinc_girl@yahoo.com.

March 3-4, 2007 Host Location Registration

Accommodations

Smith Point Sports 125 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772 Smith Point Sports, 125 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772 • Tel: 631-289-3399 Skyway in Patchouge

PENNSYLVANIA

John Pawlowski, Director bpjp@ccis.net 2007 PFATA Indoor State Championship Update The Pennsylvania Field and Target Archers (PFATA) indoor state championship for 2007 will be held at two locations. This is a change from the way the tournament was run for the past three years. The reason for the change is because of a scheduling conflict with the NFAA’s indoor national championship at Louisville, KY. Both tournaments were scheduled for the same weekend in 2007. The two scheduled Pennsylvania locations are: York & Adams Archers in Abbottstown and Charleroi Archery Club in Charleroi. York & Adams Archers is in the eastern portion of the state, and Charleroi Archery Club is in the western portion.. When possible, the PFATA indoor state championship will return to the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. These two locations were chosen following a study as to where most of PFATA’s members reside. March 17 and 18, 2007 are the dates for PFATA’s indoor state championship at both locations. Times, directions and other pertinent information will be on the tournament application that will be mailed to all PFATA members closer to the tournament dates. The date and location of the PFATA outdoor state championship has not yet been decided. When that tournament’s date is set, probably in the next few weeks, it will be published in this magazine. Watch for it and plan to attend the tournament. Of course, every PFATA member will receive a tournament application in the mail. Questions and comments concerning this update can be emailed to Bob Wertz at bulldogs4bean@aol.com or p-mailed to 336 Third Street, Hanover, PA 17731.

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MIDWESTERN SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman iowaarchery@hotmail.com

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 MIDWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL February 24-25, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Accommodations

Miscellaneous Info

Independence Bowhunters 6423 Railroad St, Raytown (KC), MO I-70 to I-435 South (Missouri side) to Exit 66 (SR 350) to 63rd St. Left on 63rd to Raytown Rd, then right for two blocks to 6423 Railroad St (before the bridge). Alternately, I-70 to Exit 9, then south on Blue Ridge Cutoff to Raytown Trafficway. Left on 63rd St for one block to Raytown Rd, then right for one block to Railroad St Millie Foster, 8709 Booth, Kansas City, MO 64138 Tel: 816-763-2699 February 23, 2007 At tournament site Friday: 7:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Drury Inn, 3830 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-923-3000 Clarion Inn, 9103 E 39th St, 816-737-0200 Hulsing Hotels, 4011 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-3535300 All three hotels are within a few miles of the range. The Drury Inn offers a hot breakfast and three evening beverages plus snacks to all guests.

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations

Campgrounds

2007 NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 23-24, 2007 Host: Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

February 24-25, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration

Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Accommodations

Miscellaneous Info

Minnehaha Archers, Inc. North Harvestore Rd, Sioux Falls, SD I-29 to SR 38 (Exit 83) on northwest side of Sioux Falls; then west on SR 38 to North Harvestore Rd (first road); then north on North Harvestore to range, which is third building on right. Or, if coming in on I-90, exit south on I-29 to Exit 83 then west on SR 38, and follow directions as above. Jackie Meisenheimer, 48088 259th St, Brandon, SD 57005 • Tel: 605-582-7179 E-mail: justablu@aol.com For registration form, see www.fieldarchery.com or this magazine. Please request shooting time on registration form. February 23, 2007 At tournament site. Pre-registration is suggested and appreciated. Friday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Day’s Inn, 605-331-5959. Full continental breakfast, waffles, etc. Comfort Inn, 605-331- 4490. Pool, hot tub, continental breakfast. Super 8, 605-339-9212. Continental breakfast. These motels are located on North Cliff Ave east of the archery range on SR 38 (approximately 2 miles). When calling for reservations, please state you are in Sioux Falls for the Midwestern Sectional Archery Tournament.

NEW ENGLAND SECTION Ken Moore, Councilman kmoore15@comcast.net

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 NEW ENGLAND INDOOR SECTIONAL March 23-25, 2007 Host Location Directions

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA From SR 2 in Massachusetts, take Exit 35 to SR 70

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heading north (Lunenburg Rd). Then turn right onto Leominster-Shirley Rd, then left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to club on left. Ruby Shannon, 96 Lakefront, Lunenburg, MA 01462. Tel: 978-345-0479. Make checks payable to NESFAA, and please include your phone number. None; however a reservation is suggested to ensure a desired line. None Friday: 7:00 pm. Saturday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 8:30 am and 11:30 am Super 8 Motel, 482 N Main, Leominster, MA, 978537-2800 Sheraton Four Points, 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA, 978-534-9000 Best Western, 150 Royal Plaza Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 978-342-7100 Camping available at club, call Ruby Shannon for confirmation and availability at 978-345-0479

Accommodations

Campgrounds

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA From SR 2 in Massachusetts, take Exit 35 to SR 70 heading north (Lunenburg Rd). Then turn right onto Leominster-Shirley Rd, then left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to club on left. Lori LePage, 5 Sunrise Dr, Bradford, MA 01835. Tel: 978-372-8459 Make checks payable to NESFAA, and please include your phone number. None 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 are to go up at 2:00 pm. Sunday: Pick up scorecards at 8:00 am, general assembly at 8:30am, and then shoot 28 Hunter by assigned target with shotgun start at 9:00 am. Awards at 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 Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 978-342-7100 Camping available at club.

NORTHWESTERN SECTION Bill Tiddy, Councilman tiddyw@aol.com

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 NORTHWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Schedule Accommodations

Archers Afield 11945 SW Pacific Hwy #121, Portland, OR 97223 Tigard Plaza, Hwy 99 & Hall Blvd, lower level, Portland, OR Archers Afield, 11945 SW Pacific Hwy #121, Portland, OR 97223 • Tel: 503-639-3553 E-mail: archers@archersafield.com Friday: 7:00 pm, if needed. Saturday: 9:30 am, 12 noon and 3:00 pm, if needed. Sunday, assigned: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm, if needed. Howard Johnson, 11460 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, 503245-6421

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions Registration

Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Big Horn Bowhunters Fairgrounds, Thermopolis, WY Corner of Park and Springview in Thermopolis WSAA, 91 Marquette Dr, Cody, WY 82414 • Tel: 307-527-9204 • E-mail: Lynell@tctwest.net March 8, 2007 Fairgrounds, 627 Springview, Thermopolis 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm both days

Accommodations

Holiday Inn, 307-864-3131 Quality Inn,307-864-2939

March 16-18, 2007 Host Location

Directions Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule Accommodations Miscellaneous Info Additional Contact

KBH Archers, Belfair, WA 3680 Old Belfair Highway. Club is located 6.5 miles west of Gorst and 6 miles east of Belfair on Old Belfair Highway Detailed directions and map can be viewed at kbharchers.com Merlin Dahlke, 941 Babydoll Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366 • Tel: 360-769-2601 E-mail: mdahlke@wavecable.com March 1, 2007 At KBH range before 12 noon Saturday, 17 March. Late registration fees of $15 will apply Friday: 6:00 pm (9:00 pm, if necessary). Saturday: 9:00 am, 12 noon, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12 noon and 3:00 pm, if necessary. Belfair Motel, 23322 NE SR 3, Belfair, 360-275-4485 Hampton Inn & Suites, 150 Washington, Bremerton, 360-405-0200 Camping available at the range. Breakfast and Lunch available at the range. Gene Schanzmeyer, 360-692-8121. E-mail: gjschanz@comcast.net

and Rails-to-Trails. Although there were a few holes, we had some coverage for every one of the 17 days of the fair. Thanks to all who helped out for one or more shifts. Special thanks to the crew from the Washington Youth Conservation Camp who took on two full days. Also to the young folks passing their love of the sport to other youngsters. Biggest thanks to the setup helpers and strong workers who loaded and hauled the equipment to construct the booth walls and helped it get it all together. Some highlights included: • An age 60+ gentleman in a wheel chair stopped at the booth, stating, “I used to shoot, but can’t pull my bow anymore”. After putting three arrows in the “gold” from the light-weight Genesis bows, he beamed with pride. • A young girl about age 11 walked in saying “I know how to shoot, I did it at camp”. With clear directions and careful guidance, each arrow was a better shot than the one before it, and bonus arrow number four was in the X ring. She grinned, “I never got that good before!” • A little boy of about three, couldn’t quite draw the bow without the instructor’s help, but wiggled with delight as each arrow was launched toward the target. We love this sport, and work to pass that joy along.

SOUTHERN SECTION Lee Gregory, Councilman lee@dlprint.com

2007 NORTHWESTERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 16-17, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Late Registration Schedule Accommodations

Miscellaneous Info

Camas Prairie Bowmen Grangeville, ID Grangeville is located on US 95 70 miles South of Lewiston, ID. Turn off US 95 at Main St exit; go East 1.1 mile through town to Grangeville-Salmon Rd; go South toward mountain 2.8 miles; range is on the right. [Do not turn left at drive-in theatre toward Elk City.] Barney Mowery, PO Box 102, Grangeville, ID 83530 Tel: 208-983-0287 • E-mail: cioprntg@mtida.net At range, 6-8 pm Friday evening and 7-8 am Saturday morning 28 Field 9:00 am Saturday, 28 Animal 3:00 pm Saturday, and 28 Hunter 9:00 am Sunday Super 8, Grangeville, 208-983-1002 Monty’s Motel, 208-983-2500 Elkhorn Lodge, 208-983-1500 Downtowner Inn, 208-983-1110 Limited primitive camping at tournament site, available on first-come, first-served basis. Beautiful range located in evergreen trees and sheltered valley. Fairly level with only a couple of climbs around courses.

WASHINGTON

T. C. Parker, Director wa_nfaa@olynet.com

WSAA News – by Linda Parker, WSAA President WSAA Does the Puyallup When Washington State Archery Association fielded a booth at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup, we took the fair theme, “It’s a Doozy” to heart. From 8 to 24 September, WSAA staffed a booth at the Puyallup Fair, inviting kids of all ages to shoot a few arrows under instruction, and helping to spread the word about archery. With the shooting as an attention-getter, we took time to talk to the fair visitors about the value of archery as a family recreational activity and a life-long sport. We also passed out information about Chartered Clubs and Shops in the visitor’s home area, as places to learn to shoot, to practice or compete, and to buy archery equipment. The archery booth is one of the “cornerstones” of the Northwest Outdoors Building, along with the Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing pond and the Hunters Education Instructors air rifle shooting trailer. The center piece is the “Hands on Activities Arena”, where various organizations led outdoor-oriented crafts and other activities. About 20 organizations make up the northwest outdoors group, with a common theme of Stewardship of our Natural Resources – Conserving, Preserving, Using and Enjoying Our Land, Water, Air, Fish and Wildlife, Native Plants, Forests and Fields. Diverse groups represented include Audubon Society, Washington Trappers, Native American Fisheries, WDFW,

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 SOUTHERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

H&B Archery 3701 Plains Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79102 North on George St. from I 40 to 2nd light, then left (west) on 15th St for 7-8 blocks to Plains Blvd. Howard Landry, Tel: 806-354-9543 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Peacock Archery 204 N. Penelope St., Belton,Texas 76513 From I-35 take Central Ave. west to Penelope. Turn right for two blocks. Roger Peacock, Tel: 254-933-3337 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Clyde’s Archery 5564 Ayers St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 Padre Island Dr. to Ayers St., then turn south for two blocks Clyde Miller, Tel: 361-855-3116 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Arlington Bowhunting World 6700 Poly Webb Rd., Arlington, Texas 76016 Exit 445 I 20 on Green Oaks Blvd.and north to Pleasant Ridge. Turn left and go to end of road. Turn right on Poly Webb for three blocks. Ken Witt, Tel: 817-478-5990 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location

Wood-n-Feather Archery 20015 Waller Tomball Rd. (FM 2920), Suite #3, Tomball, Texas 77377

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Directions Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

100 yards west of the FM2920 and Mueschke Rd. intersection Mike Kneale, Tel: 281-357-5969 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

Late Registration Schedule

SOUTHEASTERN SECTION Tim Austin, Councilman flarchery@earthlink.net

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location

Directions Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Mossy Point Outfitters 4600 Towson Ave.,# 51 Phoenix Village Sq., Fort Smith, AR Take Phoenix Ave. exit off I-540 west to Towson Ave., then right on Towson. Dick Andrews, 11 Tuxford Circle, Bell Avista, AR 72714. Tel: 479-855-6066 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 SOUTHEASTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 16-18, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration

March 10-11, 2007

Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Accommodations

Host Location Registration

Trosper Archery 400 S. Vermont, Suite 118, Oklahoma City, OK Dennis Lynch, 290 N. Buffalo Ave., Guthrie, OK 73044. Tel: 405-282-3617 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

Campgrounds

Chickasaw Archery Club Pitts Point Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 Exit #117 I-65 (10 miles south of Louisville), then west on SR 44 about 4 miles. Left on Pitts Point Road 0.09 mile to range on left. Glen Baxter, 301 Whitley Road, Louisville, KY 40272 Tel: 502-361-9987 March 11, 2007 At range. Late registration fees of $15 will apply Friday: 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am, 12 noon, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Motel 6, 800-486-8356 Days Inn, 800-329-7666 Super 8, 800-800-8000 KOA, 800-562-1880 Grandma’s RV Camping, 502-543-7023 Range has 18 lanes (36 shooters per session) www.chickasawarchery.com. Frank Mosser, cell: 502-693-4362 or fmoss3@aol.com. Glen Baxter, cell: 502-262-6738. All times are EDT.

March 10-11, 2007

Miscellaneous Info Additional Contact

Deadline Late Registration Schedule

2007 SOUTHEASTERN 3-D SECTIONAL August 4-5, 2007

Host Location Registration

Tulsa Archery Association, Tulsa, OK 88th St. North Tom Thomas, 9103 N. Osage Dr., Sperry, OK 74044. Tel: 918-288-6293 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Wagoner Archery Wagoner, OK From intersection of SR 69 and US 51, go east 3.3 miles on Cherokee St Roger Hayes, 1205 SE 12th. Wagoner, OK 74467 Tel: 918-485-5728 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

Host Location

Directions/Special Instructions

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Red River Bowmen Ratcliff Road, Shreveport, LA Exit I-20 at Monkhouse Dr. to Jefferson-Paige Rd. Range is located at end of Ratcliff Rd Emma Brown, 8018 Dogwood Trail, Haughton, LA. 71037. Tel: 318-949-4200 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions

Registration Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Bayou Bowmen Archery 4900 Lewis St., New Iberia, LA From US 90, take Lewis St./Port exit, and go south two miles past boat landing to third building Ricky St. Upery, 1602 Providence St., New Iberia, LA 70560. Tel: 337-364-0561 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host Location Directions Registration Deadline

Waldo’s Sports Center 1145 98 Bypass, Columbia, MS 39429 US 98 in middle of town Donald Rials. Tel: 601-736-9455 March 5, 2007

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Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Accommodations Campgrounds

Ft Gordon Sportsman’s Club Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex (Range 14) Ft Gordon, GA. If coming from I-20, get off at the Belair Rd/Dyess Pkwy, and go south to Gate 1 of Ft. Gordon. If coming from the south, take Tobacco Rd to Gate 5 of Ft Gordon. Have your drivers license/ID ready, and be prepared to stop for a vehicle inspection. If you have any firearms in the vehicle, make sure the firearm and ammunition are stored in separate sections in the vehicle, and to declare to the vehicle inspector that you have a firearm, and are going to Range 14. If coming in Gate 1, go to 25th St, turn left, past three stop signs. After the 3rd stop sign, the road changes name to Range Rd. Continue on Range Rd past a 4-way stop. Go past golf course and take first right, which will be Carter Rd. Follow the signs to Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex. If coming in Gate 5, take first left after service station onto Range Rd, and go to the 4-way stop sign, turn left, and follow above directions. There will be direction signs for Archery Tournament from both Gates 1 and 5 all the way to the range. Note: You must have vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and picture ID to enter the military installation. Thomas G. Boots, 6530 Robert Dr, Harlem, GA 30814, 706-556-3240; or Earl Watts, 3672 Larkin Rd SE, Dearing, GA 30808, 706-556-6145. Make checks payable to IMWRF. July 28, 2007 At the range all day Friday and Saturday, and Sunday before 1st shooting time. Both Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am assembly and 8:30 am shooting time, and then 12:30 pm assembly and 1:00 pm shooting time. There are two 25-target rounds ... one unmarked and one marked. May be shot in one day; however, everyone must shoot the unmarked first. There are numerous motels located at I-20 and Dyess Pkway, which is straight out Ft Gordon’s Gate 1 approximately 5 miles. There are some camping spaces with water and electrical located on the Post on a first come basis. You must check in at the Sportsman’s Complex for

Additional Contact

directions and availability. For additional Information about the tournament and the surrounding area, contact Fred Perry, 706-7915078 or 706-833-2834.

FLORIDA

Oliver Austin, Director oaustin@admin.fsu.edu

FAA State FITA Championship This registered FITA event, hosted by Pro-Flight Archers in Apopka, was held on 19-20 August. We had rain at start time, but after 10 to 15 minutes, it died off and we shot in overcast day ... not as extreme as we expected. Day two had wind on the short distances. Bob Jones did a superb job as Director of Shooting, and William Cisek, John Peters, and Tim Austin served as Line Judges. On Sunday, Diane Watson brought a birthday cake and Brad Weinischke brought cup cakes in honor of Frank Gandy’s 70th birthday, which had been just before the tournament. Frank chose to shoot the 60+ Master division and broke all the state records at that distance with a 1350. High score for the tournament was Diane Watson with a 1374.

SOUTHWESTERN SECTION Jerry Miller, Councilman swcman1@verizon.net

2007 Southwestern Sectional Indoor Hosts—continued California Host Archery Only Pro Shop Attn: Wayne Piersol 37300 Cedar Blvd., #C Newark, CA 94560 510-795-0460

Colorado Host Red Rock Archery Attn: Kenny Sowell 3363 C 1⁄2 Road Palisade, CO 81525 970-270-0769

New Mexico Host San Juan Archers 1/20-1/21/07 Expert Archery Farmington, NM Contact: Jeremy Dugger

Colorado Host Bow Depot Contact: Lynn Walter 2031 A 1st Ave. Greeley, CO. 80631 970-396-2020

New Mexico Host Archery Shoppe 1/27 1/28/07 2900 Carlisle Blvd. Albuquerque, NM. Gena Chavez, 505-878-9768 New Mexico Host Organ Bowmen 1/13 1/14/07 NMSU East Gym Las Cruces, NM, Art Corella, 505-527-4529

Colorado Host Rocky Mtn Bowstrings Contact: William Rucker 696 Main St. PO Box 504 Meeker, CO. 81641 970-878-4300 Utah Host Timp Archers Jake’s Archery 765 South Orem Blvd. Orem, UT

Southwestern Section News Hi Everyone: The Southwestern Section is proud to announce the following clubs and shops who will be hosting the Southwestern Sectional Indoor Championships in January from the 13th through the 28th. At the time this article was printed these were the clubs and shops who committed their time and energy, so you could have a good time and compete with other archers throughout your state and our section. Usually there are additional clubs and shops who decide to host this tournament after the deadline for this publication. If you don’t see a place in your area to compete, contact your state NFAA Director. He will be glad to assist you and advise you of the closest place in your area. The Directors information can be found in the list of NFAA Council and Board of Directors located elsewhere in this magazine under Southwest. Hope you all have a good time and I’ll be seeing you on the range.

2007 Southwestern Sectional Indoor Hosts Arizona Host Straight N Arrow Contact: Frank Pearson Cell: 520-235-4642 E-mail: frank@frankperson.com Location: 1329 N 29th Ave. Phoenix, AZ

California Host Farm Supply Co Attn: Scott Wilson: 1079 El Camino Real Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-489-5514

Nevada Host Pacific Archery Sales Attn: Don Snipes Las Vegas, NV. 702-367-1505

California Host TLC Archery Tom Chamberlain 655 Bobcat Springs Road Buellton, CA 93427 805-688-0280

California Host Performance Archery Attn: Robert Fromme 8390 Miramar Place, Suite C San Diego, CA 92121 530-273-7031

California Host Wilderness Archery Attn: Mike Woltering 4870 Pacific Street Rocklin, CA 95677 916-630-8700

California Host Hi Tech Archery Attn: Joe Kim/Rick 1012 W. Commonwealth Fullerton, CA 92833 714-449-9744

California Host Predator Archery Attn: Jim Martinez 7350 Monterey St. Gilroy, Ca. 95201 predator@garlic.com

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New Badger Pro Am Event Slated

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he Wisconsin Field Archery Association and Wisconsin Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau Sports Marketing Commission announce a new Archery event, The Badger Pro Am, scheduled for May 19 and 20, 2007 in Robinson Park Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Additional sponsorships are available and will be added as will a vendor display area.

The event will feature a V Formation format with guaranteed ďŹ rst place prize money for Male Compound Open of $1,000 and $500 for Bowhunter Freestyle, $500 for Senior Freestyle, $250 Womens Compound Open, and $250 Fingers. There will an open class that will be ighted and classes for children and young adults. Registration will open after January 1st, 2007 and

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forms will be available online at www.wfaa-archery. com. Robinson Park is located just off of state Highway 54 in Wisconsin Rapids and features family friendly facilities (playgrounds, indoor restrooms) as well as a picturesque setting for this event. Lodging is available within one mile of the venue-see www.visitwisrapids.com for maps and details.

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5th, 25 targets; and Sunday, May 6th, 20

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