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2008 big sky open—mesquite

THE UNBEATABLE VAN NATTA (PLUS TOURNAMENT RESULTS) • TOOTIE BRABEC

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2008 ifaa north american field archery championship

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nfaa calendar of events

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COVER STORY Alice Parrish (Florida), Carol Monson (Florida), Melanie White (Florida), and Cathy Window (Louisiana) shoot the 80-yard walk-up, over water, on the Everglades Archers range during the 2008 NAFAC tournament. Photo courtesy of John Laudicina.

tournament information and registration forms

12 tepee archery & supply—more than a resurrection 18 from the president’s desk by bruce cull 19 nfaa council & board of directors contact list 20 2009 outdoor championships—what to expect when you go 34 easton sports development foundation II and nfaa joint scholarship program 43 section & state association news

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Jamie VanNatta of Ohio owns the Big Sky Open—both tournaments! Jamie’s first Big Sky was Mesquite in 2006. Al Schuster of Specialty Archery Products was bursting at the seams to introduce their latest staff shooter to the Big Sky Open and made it clear that she was not only a great shot, but was unbeatable as well! O-o-okay! So we waited and we watched and sure enough, she was impresive, but not as much as now. Sit up and take notice! The Big Sky Open tournaments have never had a women’s fivetime, back-to-back winner of both until Hoyt Pro VanNatta! When Jamie participated in the first Mesquite tournament, she set a record with an 1143 on the colored targets. In 2007 at the Grand Junction Big Sky, she managed to shoot one-point over Erika Anschutz to set and break 4 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Michelle Ragsdale’s 2002 record of 1130, with her own score of 1153. Friday is the first clay pigeon event and is designed to give archers a warm-up with competition. So what do you do when an archery tournament falls on Halloween? You do as the witches and goblins do – give out Halloween trick or treats, dress-up and hold a contest! No, not who gets the most candy, but who has the best face paint..... After all, archers can’t compete in bulky clothing and when you are shooting for money, you want to win! We did lure a few witches and vampires that couldn’t wait to show off their new makeup, but most wanted to just see what others did. Tom Crowe was in the mood and amazed everyone with his “Tony The

Tiger” face paint. It was so good, no one recognized him. Likewise, our referee, Mike McDonald played the game and arrived at the field to call arrows, sprayed with orange paint and a fake arrow on each side of his chest. Some had a great time kidding “Mr. Pumpkin Head” that his breathing was shallow. Shouldn’t he remove that arrow? Didn’t anyone offer to take him to the hospital? It was probably a good thing, as the nurses would have just given him more candy for such a good costume! So in spite of Halloween, Trick or Treating, or the casinos of Mesquite, 21 teams signed up to bust clay pigeons during the “GoForIt” event. The luck of the draw gave Don Snipes and Derrick Poet the opportunity to become teammates and they won the Championship Division with a total score of 91 for $140 over teams Gillingham & Brabec and Harbaugh & Wilson. Snipes was in good shooting form by scoring two-points off perfect with the highest score for the evening. Winners of the Championship/Flight were Tony Harbaugh and Amber Christensen for $160 over Wilson & B. Christensen and Gillingham & T. Mansfield. Winners of the Flights were Benton Christensen and Leroy Brown for $144 over team T. Mansfield & A. Christensen. Incidentally, Tom Crowe was voted first for his “Tony the Tiger” face paint

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and won $25. “Pumpkin Head” McDonald was second. Thanks guys, for making the Team Event on Halloween just a bit more interesting! Dave Cousins of Maine had clearly had enough in placing second and third in the last three Big Sky’s he’s attended. 2001 and 2002 belonged to Dave, but he didn’t return until 2007 when he tried to regain his title. He started out with a six-point lead over Roger Hoyle (UT) and Reo Wilde (ID) and eight over Kevin Wilkey (UT) and Tim Gillingham (UT). The scores were close from second on down, but Cousins, a seasoned Hoyt Pro, was planning on making 2008 his year for archery, beginning with the Las Vegas Open in February all the way to end of the season in Mesquite. There was just one more day to go! In other divisions, Dwight Snodgrass (NV), Sr. FS Men, was leading Sid Carlson (ID) and Tom Crowe (OR). Bret Moran (AZ) posted a higher score than Steve Wagner (CA) and Judd Wathen (UT) in the Mens FSBH competition. Wind or no wind, and there was wind -- Cousins, VanNatta and Brabec shot their best single scores ever on Saturday’s colored targets. Jamie VanNatta

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kept her lead over Barbara Carroll (AZ) and Diane Davis (UT). Bob Carroll (AZ) and Tim Driscoll (CA) did their best to try and catch Randy Brabec, but remained 2nd and 3rd respectively. Brian Bowers (CO) and Kris Weaver (UT) posted the highest scores in the Flights on Saturday and Henry Bass (UT) was leading the Amateurs with a 537. Twenty teams signed up for the second “GoForIt” rounds on Saturday. Joining the “Perfect 50” club was Andrew Wilson, Tim Gillingham and Josh Schaff! They made hitting the clay pigeons look easy and their team members very happy! Gillingham & Wilson won the Championship Division with a total score of 97 (Gillingham shot the 50) while Schaff & Snodgrass came in second with a 94 (Schaff scored the 50). Team Wilson & A. Christiansen won the Champion/Flights with a total score of 89 (Wilson shot a 50). Remember that ‘broken record’? A storm was rolling in from somewhere making the day pretty fierce! Oh the sun was shining, but Mother Nature was playing games with the archers and decided to see what they were really made of. The test was to see if each would pass or buckle under the pressure

of the tremendous wind. It was bad enough to give the archers suicidal moments. “Just cut my string and I’ll be through!” A few didn’t wait for their strings to break, they broke! A total of eight archers buckled, stowed their equipment away and spent the rest of the afternoon doing whatever! As Cindy Mansfield put it, “I paid to shoot and I wasn’t about to quit! So my only option was to do my best and finish the tournament!” The first flight of ladies all agreed to quit after the first half creating a new rule for future Big Sky Opens. In the Men FS Championship, Cousins had a mind set and wasn’t about to give in as well as most of his competition. The scores were not the best, but determination and focus is what makes a champion when the chips are down. Dave Cousins persevered and won over everyone with the highest score posted - an 1146. Tim Gillingham worked his way from 4th to 2nd; and Josh Schaff came in 3rd all the way from 6th. Jamie VanNatta, Randy Brabec, Lana Lynde and Lynn Walter all stayed in first. Two Divisions with over-turns came from the Men Sr. Championship Division with Tom Crowe ousting Dwight Snodgrass, and Steve Wagner (CA) taking first away from Bret Moran in the

Men BHFS Division. Thank you so much to our sponsors: Sportsman’s Warehouse/UT; Hoyt/Ut; Martin Archery/ WA; Winner’s Choice Custom Bowstrings/OR; Alpine Archery/ID; Specialty Archery Products/ IA; Jake’s Archery/UT; Gold Tip, Inc./UT and US Archer magazine/AZ. Thank you to those who helped with bale ads: Sure-Lok Archery Products/IN; Carter’s Enterprises/ID; BCY, Inc/CT; Red Rock Archery/CO; Pick’s Roll-Off, Inc./UT; Necaise & Son Masonry/UT; Oasis Gun Club/ NV; and PlayOffs/NV. Thanks to our Signature Club, the Grand Mesa Bowmen for their support. The Big Sky Open is very proud of our Sponsors and Bale Advertisers; without their help, this tournament could not be possible. Each and everyone are interested in your future in archery, please be interested in their business or company, check out their products and be their customer. We’re all here to help each other and the sport of archery. Thanks as well to all those who help us put the tournament on: Myron & Ann Peters, Mike & Bylnda McDonald, Jeff & Linda Cell, Tony & Cindy Mansfield, Mitch & Trina Holmes, and Randy Brabec. To all the archers who offer continued on pg. 8 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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their help during the tournament, also a big thanks. You are all so much appreciated and everyone who has helped, makes the tournament a more enjoyable event! The Big Sky Open – Grand Junction has been changed to June 5, 6 and 7, 2009 to avoid a conflict with one of the NFAA’s scheduled tournaments, but Mesquite will again be held October 30, 31, November 1, 2009. Registrations, results, dates, locations, hotel reservations are all on our website: www.bigskyarcheryopen.com. See you in the new year! TOURNAMENT RESULTS Name/State

Sat. Sun. Score Score Total Place

Championship Bowhunter Freestyle Limited WOMEN Lana Lynde - ND 358 325 683 1st Championship Bowhunter Freestyle Unlimited MEN Steve Wagner - CA 569 526 1095 1st Bret Moran - AZ 573 521 1094 2nd Judd Wathen - UT 560 518 1078 Gary Cowart - UT 565 502 1067 Jay Hayden - UT 553 509 1062

Prize $98 $700 $400

Randall Johnson - UT

550

468

1018

Championship Classic Limited WOMEN Lynn Walter - CO 454 396 850 1st Championship Freestyle Limited MEN Randy Brabec - CO 567 533 1100 1st Bob Carroll - AZ 528 460 988 Tim Driscoll - CA 518 438 956 Championship Freestyle Unlimited MEN Dave Cousins - ME 594 552 1146 Tim Gillingham - UT 587 546 1133 Josh Schaff - MT 585 539 1124 Reo Wilde - ID 588 534 1122 Logan Wilde - UT 586 526 1112 Dave Stepp - AZ 583 520 1103 Kevin Wilkey - UT 587 513 1100 Drew Hortman - UT 577 513 1090 Andrew Wilson - MT 577 506 1083 Roger Hoyle - UT 588 488 1076 David Miller - AZ 562 513 1075 Andy Turnquist - WY 577 489 1066 Darin Ivie - UT 564 494 1058 Derrick Poet - MI 574 479 1053 Tony Harbaugh - ID 578 474 1052 Justin Carter - UT 564 487 1051 Todd Nebeker - UT 535 503 1038 Jeff McNail - UT 578 0 578 Leith Heyrend - CA 565 0 565 Maurice Audeh - OR 557 0 557 Zak Kurtzhals - UT 556 0 556

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

DNF DNF DNF DNF

$98 $600

$1,700 $850 $650.00 $500.00 $425.00 $350.00 $275.00

Championship Freestyle Unlimited WOMEN Jamie Van Natta - OH 582 510 1092 1st Barbara Carroll - AZ 539 491 1030 2nd Diane Davis - UT 564 461 1025 Becky Pearson - AZ 557 453 1010 Deb McNail - UT 530 229 759 Championship Senior Freestyle Unlimited MEN Tom Crowe - OR 569 535 1104 1st Dwight Snodgrass - NV 576 521 1097 2nd Sid Carlson - ID 575 520 1095 3rd Dee Wilde - ID 568 500 1068 4th Richard Buttner - NV 560 503 1063 Donald Snipes - NV 565 491 1056 Bill Rucker - CO 559 492 1051 JT Taylor - CA 549 500 1049 Bob Jacobsen - UT 557 488 1045 Frank Pearson - AZ 556 476 1032 Lou Milanesi - NV 562 454 1016 Carl Speakman - CO 553 0 553 DNF

$635 $425

$700 $450 $375 $300

Flight 1 MEN Brian Bowers - CO Benton Christensen - ID Jim Marshall - NV Tony Mansfield - CO Patrick Gallagher - NJ Russ Necaise - UT Micah Weggel - NM

578 568 566 566 561 563 560

538 534 524 522 520 498 494

1116 1st 1102 2nd 1090 3rd 1088 1081 1061 1054

$234 $140 $94

Flight 1 WOMEN Kris Weaver - UT Amber Christensen - ID Brenda Cousins - ME Lindsay Christensen - ID Diane Gallagher - NJ

561 555 545 544 537

273 246 247 246 236

834 1st 801 2nd 792 790 773

$180 $120

Flight 2 MEN Kenderick Wilson - WY

557

534

1091 1st

$234

Craig Christiansen - UT Jay Benard - UT Ted Walton Jr. - WY Lucas Jolley - UT Rod Weaver - UT Stewart Bowman - AZ H. Kai Barawis - UT Myron Peters - CO

554 558 549 547 551 544 542 542

532 527 535 519 511 515 491 251

1086 2nd 1085 3rd 1084 1066 1062 1059 1033 793

$140 $94

Flight 2 WOMEN Kathy Nakano - CA Courtney Willmore - UT Cindy Mansfield - CO Trina Musick - AZ Timalyn Enright - CA

533 494 492 508 450

478 431 423 398 285

1011 1st 925 2nd 915 906 735

$180 $120

Flight 3 MEN Kevin Lane - CO Robert Kortan - AZ Terry Howell - UT Michael Hoover - WY Mike Enright - CA LeRoy Dukes - OR Thomas Fuller - NV Rickey Hoyle - UT

536 538 539 535 539 538 535 539

508 506 503 493 487 452 444 0

1044 1044 1042 1028 1026 990 979 539

$187 $187 $94

Flight 4 MEN LeRoy Brown - CO Larry Phillips - CO Gary Nakano - CA Scott Meineke - CO Todd Smith - NV David Murray - CO Mike Gerard - UT Edwin Eliason - UT Don Kudlacek - WA

524 527 531 528 534 525 511 513 517

529 509 497 490 476 476 478 434 269

1053 1st 1036 2nd 1028 3rd 1018 1010 1001 989 947 786

$234 $140 $94

Flight 5 MEN Jerry Brabec - CO

503

470

973 1st

$234

1st 1st 3rd

DNF

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Billy Horton - CA Ed Marten - CO Robert Deston - CT Kenny Pollock - UT Gene Queen - OR Chad Curley - UT Wayne Krabbe - CO Mike Townsend - CA Charles Butler - ID

505 490 508 464 477 433 447 508 0

449 441 420 432 392 429 352 0 0

954 931 928 896 869 862 799 508 0

2nd 3rd

$140 $94

DNF DNS

Youth Amateur Intermediate Freestyle Unlimited BOY Henry Bass - UT 537 503 1040 1st Ostan Holmes - CO 328 311 639 2nd Cody Krabbe - CO 323 310 633 Shelby Moore - CO 308 294 602 Youth Amateur Junior Freestyle Limited BOY Brad Carter - ID 479 471 950 1st Youth Amateur Junior Freestyle Unlimited BOY Tristan Stepp - AZ 515 467 982 1st Tristen Holmes - CO 414 318 732

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TEPEE ARCHERY

SUPPLY

article by Tim Austin photos by John G. Laudicina

more than just a resurrection

13-14 December 2008 • Everglades Archers, Homestead, Florida The Kelly family, Fran & Eileen, put together the tools and resources to make an archery shop with a very old name in Massachusetts, newly successful. They restructured the business in a bold and well thought out plan for long term success. Fran, a business oriented professional who spent many years as a contract compliance manager in the government, and Eileen, a former professional manager in the technology sector and a prior business entrepreneur, had the background and the energy to bring innovation to one of the oldest sports in America and one of the oldest sports in the Olympic Games. Brian Visco was brought in to handle the day-today management of the pro shop as well as for his expertise in equipment selection and tuning in both hunting and target arenas. Brian is a recognized State and Sectional archery champion who has been successful in the sport for over twenty years. He has brought his string manufacturing business with him (Viscosity) and integrated this effort into Tepee Archery & Supply. 12 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Tepee Archery & Supply has a JOAD program, professional coaching for the experienced and group or private instruction for the new archer. They have facilities for birthday parties, Scout parties and they integrate archery into an exciting, fun and event filled evening. One of the major goals of Tepee Archery & Supply is to increase the level of participation in the sport of archery. In line with this goal they have added a number of programs for the upcoming year such as free ladies nights, club memberships, and a monthly newsletter, Tepee Talker. All of these programs are hoped to bring additional interest in the sport for the individual participant as well as families. Spring, fall and winter leagues are the envy of the industry. Tepee also has many shooters, which support as many MFAA sanctioned shoots throughout the state. You will find a sea of blue shirts at all of these events. The shirts have the statement that says, “We’re all about X’s,” a tribute to the dedication to the sport and to Tepee Archery & Supply and its management team. ■

Friday started out chilly with a cold snap hitting Florida, but by the time we were shooting on Saturday, it was well on its way back to the usual beautiful weather ... comfortable, with most everyone stripping off extra layers. Saturday and Sunday were absolutely beautiful, if not a bit breezy. On Saturday morning, the range gate was opened at 6:00 am, and the archers arrived to warm up for day one. The “Flint” range was opened and lighted with targets from the bunny out to 70 yards. The groupings were posted ahead of time, and 36 shooting groups were merged to fit on the 28-target field range. Announcements at 7:30 am included the differences between IFAA and NFAA rules, and the archers were instructed to shoot four-across throughout the round. We didn’t come off the range until the Animal Round was completed, and we all made it in just before dusk, which comes early this time of the year. We are south of Miami, only 20 minutes from the Keys, so even some Florida archers have an 8-

hour drive to attend, but the trip is always worth the effort. The shooters came from all over the United States and Canada, and the host Everglades Archers were friendly and eager to please. The archers included seven Pros, five NFAA State Directors, and one NFAA Councilman, plus many past NAFAC champions and one Olympic medalist. Not counting tied 560 Animal Round records, nineteen NAFAC records and ten IFAA World records were broken over the two days. Serious shooting included lots of FUN, and once again some of us looked up into the trees to find the Everglades Archers’ mascot, a colorful and large (four foot) iguana, avoiding us “trespassers.” The 133 archers included several out-of-region guests, including our IFAA Vice President and three other English archers, one from Estonia, and a talented, five-member team of ladies from Shanghai, China. We made every effort to have the “Olympic” style ladies shoot with archers of similar skill, style and in some cases even lancontinued on pg. 14 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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2008 IFAA NAFAC—continued guage-friendly. The president of Argentina’s Archery Program was a guest who did not shoot, but did bring information about next year’s event in that country. The two Canadian archers and forty-nine United States archers from outside Florida joined our more “local” shooters in welcoming the ten international guests, who all received special primitive presentation arrows made by Everglades Secretary Shelly Mascaro. The 2009 NAFAC will be held on the same weekend (12-13 December), and the same venue (Everglades Archers in Homestead, Florida). Y’all come back! 2008 NAFAC Results State or Plc Shooter Country ADULT MALE HISTORIC Guest Nigel Downs ENG 1 Chris Aemisegger FL 2 Erik Steinbring FL IFAA Vice-President Steve Kendrick (England), and fellow “Veteran” Pros Ron West (MD) and J. C. Bradway (NJ), score after a 58-yard walk-up

28 Field BOW 222** 146* 128

28 28 Animal Hunter

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Prize

ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER LIMITED Guest Paul Clark ENG 362 514

426

1302

ADULT FEMALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE Guest Qian Jialing CHN 467 542 499 1508 Guest Chen Jiexin CHN 458 536 495 1489 Guest Qi Yuhong CHN 443 540 486 1469 Guest Shen Ying CHN 439 544 466 1449 Guest Wenjun Zhu CHN 440 536 466 1442

VETERAN MALE BOWHUNTER LIMITED 1 David Reiss NY 462 532 482

1476

JUNIOR MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED 1 Brandon Ogden FL 497* 546* 506* 2 Michael Rogers FL 402 472 425

1549 1299

ADULT FEMALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED 1 Anaise Falgout LA 475 528 494 2 Cheri Houle FL 459 538 506 3 Toni St Uphery LA 438 510 449

1497 1503 1397

ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED 1 Scott Bradford LA 520 556 532 2 Chad Stansbury LA 482 556 504 3 Ronnie Falgout LA 486 552 496 Artie de Armas FL 477 552 502 David Bonner FL 508 526 493 Scott Allen FL 470 548 495 Ray Castresana FL 448 516 DNF

1608 1542 1534 1531 1517 1513 964

ADULT MALE FREESTYLE 1 Vic Wunderle IL 2 Ed Ringel TX Cesar Perez FL

LIMITED RECURVE 523* 558** 536** 1617 455 530 447 1432 448 508 DNF 956

VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE 1 Steve Robinson OH 487* 544 488 1519 2 David Brandfass FL 475 546 480 1501 3 Larry Michael FL 382 520 419 1321 Mark Beggs FL 447 514 DNF 961

ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED – CLASS B

continued on pg. 16 370** 222* 168

158** 165* 107

850 537 403

ADULT MALE LONGBOW 1 Dana Chatoo FL 319 Guest Steve Morley EST 321 2 Tim Wifler IL 125

418

336

1073

444 164

342 118

1107 407

VETERAN MALE LONGBOW 1 Tim Van Voorhis FL 305

392

261

958

278 325 255

974 967 852

VETERAN MALE BOWHUNTER RECURVE 1 Jerry Grabman IN 299 366 335 2 Jack Middleton FL 284 386 287 3 Carlos Martinez FL 241 344 225

1000 957 810

ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER COMPOUND 1 Joe McManus VA 367 494 345

1206

ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER RECURVE 1 Terry Credeur LA 264 432 2 Tim Gross FL 274 368 3 Darren Nunez FL 245 352

Ed Ringel (TX), Olympian Vic Wunderle (IL), and Cesar Perez (FL) shoot a 50-yarder over water

Total

JUNIOR FEMALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE 1 Heather Trafford LA 399 508 450* 1357 2 Rachael Trafford LA 418 486 404 1308

CUB FEMALE BAREBOW RECURVE 1 Miriam Trafford LA 500 548

541** 1589

CUB MALE BAREBOW RECURVE 1 Hardy Trafford LA 473* 520* 2 Nick Spiller FL 289 300

461* 320

1454 909

ADULT FEMALE BAREBOW RECURVE 1 Li Ping Trafford LA 388* 454

422

1264

ADULT MALE BAREBOW RECURVE 1 Neil Kuntzman FL 302 452 2 Chiang Wu FL 176 240

310 207

1064 623

VETERAN MALE BAREBOW RECURVE 1 Skip Trafford LA 357 460

361

1178

ADULT FEMALE BAREBOW COMPOUND 1 Cay McManus VA 455 546** 465

1466

VETERAN MALE BAREBOW COMPOUND 1 Ben Brown FL 277 396 328

1001

“Foxy” ladies Bliss McCloskey (FL), Cathy Window (LA), Colleen McGowan (MD), and Michelle Stahl (FL) at the fox target

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1 David Taylor 2 Sam Arcure III 3 David DiMascio Kevin McCloskey Jose Pepi Vidal Philip Russell Brett Berryhill Toby Casteel Jose Alers Ralph Sibley Nick Newbury Joe Schad Ted Guevara Bill White Rick DuBrueler Joseph Heavner Ron Leathers Billy Coulter

NV FL FL FL FL VT LA FL FL LA FL FL FL FL FL VA FL FL

554 546 537 531 529 517 521 510 517 514 510 505 499 504 492 497 478 496

560** 558 560** 560** 556 560** 558 560** 560** 554 558 552 554 552 554 552 522 556

554 540 531 535 536 538 532 527 516 524 520 508 506 497 507 495 473 DNF

1668 1644 1628 1626 1621 1615 1611 1597 1593 1592 1588 1565 1559 1553 1553 1544 1473 1052

ADULT MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED – CLASS B 1 Michael Hart FL 490 560** 513 1563 Oliver Austin FL 413 524 DNF 937

Chinese visitors Qian Jialing, Wenjun Zhu, Chen Jiexin, Qi Yuhong, and Shen Ying pose with an American Bald Eagle and its handler, Eric Jaramillo from the Miami Museum of Science

1 Frank Ogden

FL

481

550

490

1521

VETERAN MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED 1 Gary Marrier VT 516 556 527 2 Gerry LaChance FL 497 540 507 3 Roy Peters FL 491 552 479 Michael Johnson FL 289 390 279 John Dooling FL 454 502 DNF

1599 1544 1522 958 956

CUB FEMALE FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND 1 Schuyler Combs TX 509 544 508 1561 2 Leanne Nelson FL 130 230 140 500 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND 1 Dave Hryn NY 512 554 506 1572 2 Scott Whiteford TX 493 542 488 1523 VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND 1 Frank Mosser KY 495 550 497 1542 2 Pat Pettengill MA 437 540 450 1427 2 Jim Brown FL 423 522 454 1399 JUNIOR FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED Guest Daisy Clark ENG 477 522 489 JUNIOR MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED 16 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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1 Hunter Heavner 2 Alex Wifler 3 Kevin Dooling

VA IL FL

533 492 502

560** 552 524

524 524 501

1617 1568 1527

PRO FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED 1 Diane Watson FL 550 560**

552*

1662

$100

PRO MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED 1 Chris Deston CT 542 558 2 Eric Helfritz FL 544 556 Jason Williams FL 520 558

552 542 DNF

1652 1642 1078

$300

PRO VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED 1 J C Bradway NJ 547** 560** 539** 1646 2 Ron West MD 512 542 536 1590 3 Steve Kendrick ENG 498 546 507 1551 ADULT FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED 1 Colleen McGowan MD 500 554 2 Michelle Stahl FL 497 546 3 June DanFord FL 464 550 Bliss McCloskey FL 475 534 Cathy Window LA 479 516 Melanie White FL 429 530

490 496 494 478 485 471

VETERAN FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED 1 Darlene Marrier VT 509 554 515 2 Gwen McMurray MD 508 552 509 3 Sandy Carr FL 476 544 495 Helen Buck CND 468 520 468 Carol Monson FL 452 526 453 Alice Parrish FL 435 530 466

1578 1569 1515 1456 1431 1431

VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED 1 David Townsend NY 542 560** 541

1643

2 Steve Tincher WV 3 Joe Bauernfeind NY Wayne Carr FL Warran Buck CND Myers Parrish FL Frank Smith KY Ralph Peck FL Alex Toser FL Jim Sinquefield FL Fred Stahl FL Jim Yahn OH Hank Farro FL Louis Havel NY Julius Wiggins FL Robert Spear FL Ralph Galatz FL Bob Deston CT Laird Spaulding ME Ed Kaliner FL Fred Meeker CT Ty Larson FL Don Clingenpeel FL Tim Austin FL James Thurmond FL Michael Schou FL

* = NAFAC record ** = IFAA World record

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558 558 558 560** 556 558 556 554 558 548 556 548 554 554 550 544 554 538 530 538 536 546 536 524 518

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NFAA® Council & Board of Directors NFAA® Council

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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 NFAArchery@aol.com Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/965-5290 prairie1@royell.net

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

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Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788 IowaArchery@hotmail.com New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 kmoore15@comcast.net Northwest Dennis Lundine 19605 Pribilof Loop Eagle River, AK 99577 907/696-1910 lundine5@aol.com Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969 Flarchery@bellsouth.net Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296 lee@dlprint.com

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What To Expect When You Go To The NFAA 2009 Don’t forget to bring the family. Involving the family in a trip to the 2009 NFAA Outdoor Nationals is a great idea. That’s what a national outdoor or indoor archery championship should be about, not just about bows and arrows. When you get the family involved, many other good things fall into place. For those persons who intend to participate in the 2009 NFAA outdoor championship at Mechanic-

highways that lead to Harrisburg hence to Mechanicsburg Archers. Downtown Harrisburg is only minutes from Mechanicsburg Archers. Harrisburg is Pennsylvania’s capitol city. Some say the capitol building in downtown Harrisburg, is among the most beautiful of state capitol buildings. Others say the Pennsylvania Capitol building is one of the most impressive structures of its kind anywhere in the world both inside

Phil Mentzer uses heavy duty equipment to clear a shooting lane for a fifth 28-target field course at Mechanicsburg Archers in preparation for the NFAA 2009 Outdoor National Championships to be held July 22-26.

sburg Archers, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, here’s what you can expect to find there and nearby. You can get to Mechanicsburg Archers from wherever you are whether you drive, fly, take a bus or ride on Amtrak. Check a Pennsylvania road map and find Harrisburg close to the center of the map. You’ll notice and be amazed at the many major 20 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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and outside. The building is open daily for tours. Don’t miss it. The National Civil War Museum is in Harrisburg. Well known national and local restaurants, hotels and motels abound in and around Harrisburg. Finding a nice room and good food should be no problem.

article and photos by JOHN PAWLOWSKI Pennsylvania NFAA State Director

Outdoor Championship If you are feeling extra lucky, maybe a visit to the Penn National Race Course Hollywood casino in nearby Grantville will make your day. The field archery ranges at Mechanicsburg Archers are world class. The 28-target ranges are color coded—red, blue, yellow and white. Wide shooting lanes through rolling Pennsylvania terrain make for fun shots. You’ll not find physically challenging up and down walking or shooting lanes at Mechanicsburg. Seniors will find the ranges at Mechanicsburg much to their liking. Mechanicsburg Archers has hosted outdoor sectional championships for the Mid-Atlantic Section of the NFAA as well many other archery championship events. Club members also enjoy several firearms ranges. After or before shooting on the archery ranges, a trip to nearby Hershey Park, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, would be a nice trip for the family. Hershey is known as the “Sweetest Spot On Earth”. One can even taste the milk chocolate aroma in the air. Gettysburg, of civil war fame, is a short jaunt on Interstate Rt. 83. Further south on Rt. 83 after you cross the Mason & Dixon line (you can’t see the line but it is there) is Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore is home of Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key wrote the words for the Star-Spangled Banner that is now our country’s national anthem. A visit to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will give you memories that will linger for a long time. What’s more, Washington D.C. is a short distance from Baltimore. A trip to Washington D.C. is a special way to spend a day. About an hour’s drive east of Harrisburg is famous Lancaster County. There are many attractions in Lancaster County, too many to mention here but, some highlights are: huge outlet shopping malls, restaurants featuring Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. A fun ride is on the steam engine powered Strasburg Railroad that meanders among fertile Amish farms. See Amish farmers use farming procedures that are

hundreds of years old. Many Pennsylvania farms are owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Dutch and Mennonites. Those farms are identifiable by the “Hex Signs” attached to barns. The reasons and messages of the various hex signs are many. Here’s a suggestion, look up “hex signs” on the Internet It seems that archers always need something. Lancaster Archery Supply, Kinsey’s Archery Products, Inc., are located east of Harrisburg, use Rt. 283. Bass Pro Shop, and Gander Mountain are both in Harrisburg. Cabela’s is located in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Use Interstate 81 and then Interstate 78. Of continued on pg. 22

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What To Expect—continued

A chain saw is a handy item for Vern Vandevender, of Mechanicsburg Archers, for clearing away brush while work progresses on a fifth 28-target field at Mechanicsburg Archers, the site of the 2009 NFAA Outdoor National Championship, to be held July 22-26.

all the Cabela’s store locations, the one in Hamburg is the grandest of all. Traveling east on Pennsylvania’s Turnpike, for about two hours, exists will lead you to Valley Forge and to Philadelphia. Besides being the home of the World Baseball Champions, the Phillies, Philadelphia boasts of many historical areas including Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia is known as the cheesesteak capitol of the world (but my wife makes the best cheesesteaks). The Pennsylvania accent is easy to understand. Unless you are speaking with a Pennsylvania import, you won’t hear words such as y’all, you-ins or yunses, especially y’all. You might hear the exclamation, “Yo” but, that could have several meanings. Take your pick. Pointing out some of the main visitor attractions of central, eastern Pennsylvania and elsewhere is not intended to give them free advertising mention. Rather, this is a mini-guide for the family, where no doubt questions will be or are being asked such as, “If you go the outdoor nationals, what about us?” ■ 22 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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NFAA® CALENDAR

of events

2009 TOURNAMENT ............................................ DATES ..................................... VENUE NFAA Annual State Directors meeting ...................... Feb 1-3 ..................................... Las Vegas, NV The Vegas Shoot—World Archery Festival ................ Feb 6-8 ..................................... Las Vegas, NV Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ...................................... Feb 21-22 ..................... IL, MI, OH, Northern IN Midwest Indoor Sectional........................................... Feb 21-22 ..... Sioux Falls, SD & Kansas City, MO Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ..................................Feb 28-March 1............................Southern Indiana Northwest Indoor Sectional....................................Feb 27-March 1.......................................... Oregon Southern Indoor Sectional ......................................Feb 28-March 1............................ Various locations Northwest Indoor Sectional........................................March 6-8 .........................................Camas, WA Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional .....................................March 6-8 ................................ Various locations Northwest Indoor Sectional........................................March 6-8 .................................Washington, WY Northwest Indoor Sectional........................................March 7-8 ................................... Cheyenne, WY Southeast Indoor Sectional .........................................March 7-8 .....................................FL, KY and SC NFAA Indoor Nationals ..........................................March 14-15...................................Louisville, KY New England Indoor Sectional .................................March 27-29 ................................Lunenburg, MA Southeast Marked 3D Sectional................................... April 4-5 .................................Myrtle Beach, SC NFAA Marked 3D Championship .............................. May 1-3 .......................................Redding, CA Western Classic Trail Shoot .......................................... May 1-3 ........................................Redding, CA Southeast Outdoor Sectional..................................... May 23-24 .......................................... FL and KY Big Sky Open .............................................................. June 5-7 ............................ Grand Junction, CO Mid Atlantic Outdoor Sectional ................................... June 6-7 ...................................... Cape May, NJ Southeast Outdoor Sectional....................................... June 6-7 ....................................................... SC IFAA World Bowhunter Championships ................. June 11-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD First Dakota Archery Classic .................................... June 13-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD NFAA Unmarked 3D Championships...................... June 13-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional .................................. June 20-21 .....................................West Allis, WI Northwest Outdoor Sectional ................................... June 20-21 ....................................... Billings, MT Southwest Outdoor Sectional.................................... June 20-21 ............................... Farmington, NM New England Outdoor Sectional ............................... June 27-28 .................................Lunenburg, MA Southern Outdoor Sectional ...................................... June 27-28 ........................... Oklahoma City, OK Midwest Outdoor Sectional....................................... June 27-28 ...................................................TBD Southeast Marked 3D Sectional.................................. July 11-12 .......................... 2 locations in Florida NFAA Outdoor National Championship ..................July 22-26 ...........................Mechanicsburg, PA Big Sky Open .......................................................... Oct 30-Nov 1 .................................. Mesquite, NV IFAA North American Field Archery Championship .....Dec 12-13 ..................................Homestead, FL

by Paul Davison NFAA Historian

Way Back When N FA A ’ s A t t i c he National Field Archery Association is about to celebrate its 70th anniversary. One might expect that we’ve collected a considerable amount of memorabilia in those seventy years. This supposition is certainly true, but with the exception of some items displayed in the NFAA Museum, nearly all this “stuff” has been kept in the NFAA Headquarters’ storeroom, in a manner similar to the way you store stuff in your attic. This “stuff” comes in two flavors: (1) Artifacts, which belong in a museum, and (2) Archives, which belong in file cabinets or neat storage boxes. For the first 69 years of its life, NFAA Headquarters were located near Redlands, California, on two different sites. During the first nineteen years, the office was on property owned by John Yount, NFAA’s first Secretary-Treasurer. The storeroom was in a barn-like building which also housed the NFAA Office. In 1958, and for the next fifty years, our headquarters were located on NFAAowned property along Interstate I-10. The original homestead on this property served as the NFAA Office, and a couple of primitive outbuildings were used for storage. In the early 1980’s,

however, it was mandated by the NFAA Board of Directors that a new headquarters building be constructed to replace the existing dilapidated and overcrowded buildings on this property. In 1984, the new building was occupied, and the old buildings were demolished. There was now space for a small museum in the lobby, and there was a large storeroom near the back of the building for our “attic.” In April, 2001, I spent two full days inventorying hundreds of historical archery documents located in the Redlands office. The documents consisted of archery books (some quite rare), pamphlets, magazines, photos, audio and video tapes, looseleaf notebooks, and miscellaneous files and folders. While doing the inventory, what surprised me most was learning that Archery magazine (what you’re reading now) was not NFAA’s first official magazine. It was Ye Sylvan Archer, published out of Corvallis, Oregon. John Yount had managed to save every copy of Ye Sylvan Archer from 1931 until it ceased publication in 1943 during World War II. Archery magazine then became NFAA’s official magazine in early 1944, and the NFAA staff continued on pg. 53

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the picture of good form, above. We also completely illustrate all these flaws on our video 44 Form Flaws.

Coach’s Corner

44 FORM FLAWS—PART I WHEN THINGS GO WRONG Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Idiot Proof Archery ver the years, not much has been written about form. Most articles you read deal with tuning and gadgets. Form seems to be somewhat of a subjective matter. In my opinion, there are some shooting forms better than others. The one that I teach in my Shooter’s School is a composite of what I’ve observed 90% of the “winners” using over the years. I call it “idiot-proof archery.” Theoretically (at least on paper), archery says you don’t have to do it my way or Joe Archer’s way, all you have to do is “...do it the same way every time.” The following is a list of 44 different form flaws that I have identified in my coaching career. I will tell you how to identify them and also how to correct them.

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by Bernie Pellerite ©2009

The correction is based on achieving “idiot-proof” form, which is much easier to do the same way every time, because it is natural and logical (see photo). The posture is natural and the bow is held mainly by bone-to-bone contact in perfect alignment, versus a muscle-based individually contrived methodology of varying proportions. It also holds up much better under pressure, is less practice-intensive, and not as hard to absorb to the subconscious level, as some of the more unorthodox ways of shooting are. These 44 are the most common that I have noticed. However, I’m sure you can probably add to the list. Because of its length, the second and third parts will appear in the next issues. The list is broken into the following general categories: Stance, Alignment, Bow Hand & Grip, Anchor, Bow Arm, Finger Release and Mechanical Release. The assumption will be made that you are a male (so I don’t have to say he or she every time), right-handed archer (so we don’t have to say vice versa for lefties), shooting a release. Take the information below and critique your form. Get an inexpensive 12” by 48” mirror (about $6.00 at a discount store,) and suspend it overhead, with the front end hanging about one foot lower than the back. Put a video camera behind it and point it up at the mirror. Stand under the mirror and film yourself shooting. Or, prop the mirror up in front or to the side of you, so you can come to full draw and peek out of the corner of your eye to observe your form. Also, you can set up a video camera to tape different angles of your shooting form and play it back, using freeze frame or pause, to analyze and correct your form. In the shooter’s school, we tape each student from three different angles, which has yielded outstanding results. First, an overhead shot (with the mirror), then a profile shot (from the side), and finally, a “laser shot” (laser mounted on the bow) to show aiming patterns. You can use this technique to see if you can recognize yourself in any of the next form flaws, and compare it to

STANCE 1. Feet Too Close Together (ankles touching or almost touching): This is a common flaw, especially among 3D shooters. If your feet are too close together, it promotes leaning back, away from the target (another flaw). This is because you are holding out a bow that weighs 4 to 12 pounds in your left hand and you have to lean back, just to keep your balance. When you lean back, your bow shoulder comes up, which causes you to use the shoulder (deltoid) muscle instead of your back muscles. This causes an unsteady sight picture. As you can see, one flaw can cause several more flaws, and conversely, correcting one flaw can help clear up other problems you might be having. Your feet should be shoulder width apart, with weight evenly distributed on both feet. This should also help with inconsistencies you might encounter in shooting up and down hills. 2. Leaning Back: Looking from the side at the profile of an archer at full draw, there is sometimes a tendency to throw the left hip toward the target and lean back with the upper body. Having your draw length too long usually causes this. This can cause the draw wrist to bend and throws the draw elbow into too low of a position, which makes back tension nearly impossible to achieve. This is because the pivot point in your back is at a much higher point (in your upper back) instead of between the shoulder blades. It also promotes rolling the bow shoulder, which creates tension in the bow arm and a shaky sight picture. Feet, hips, and shoulders should line up, one above the other. The aiming eye should be over the belt buckle and the buttons on the shirt should run straight down when looked at from a side view. 3. Leaning Over The Bow: Looking from behind the archer, he would appear to be bent slightly forward at the waist, shoulders and/or neck. Leaning over the bow causes premature fatigue, promotes creeping and erratic arrow groups. The head and neck should be relaxed on a straight spine. 4. Body Profile In “Z” Formation: This is a combination of several form flaws. Looking from the side at the profile of an archer at full draw, an archer will throw his front hip forward, the trunk of the body is leaning back, and the head is bent forward into the

Feet too close together. bowstring, creating a zigzag or “Z” formation of the spine. It is nearly impossible to exactly duplicate all of these angles each time, especially when shooting up or down hills, thus making shooting form inconsistent. Once again, it is important to align the spine, head and neck in a straight, relaxed line. 5. Twisted At The Waist (feet open, shoulders closed): Looking from behind the archer, the feet would be slightly open, (15-30 degree angle), but the upper body would still be straight on a line to the target. This frequently happens when an archer changes his foot position to a more open stance, but doesn’t adjust the upper body to line up with the feet. He sets his feet in the new position, but draws the bow back with his shoulders aligned “straight to the target” the way he is used to, especially if he has (or used to have) too long of a draw length. A symptom of this problem is sometimes a pain or cramp in the lower kidney area from being twisted at the waist. It is important that the hips are directly above the feet, and the shoulders are continued on pg. 28 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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continued

upper arm) it would also elevate the draw shoulder much higher than the bow shoulder, causing tension and would be very hard to duplicate the same position shot to shot. In general though, higher is better than too low . . . as long as it is natural.

‘Z’ formation. directly above the hips. ALIGNMENT 6. Draw Elbow Too Low: Ideally, the tip of the elbow should be about as high as the nose (or higher), to get proper back tension. On an archer’s back: if you draw an imaginary line from the tip of the elbow to the spine, it should end right between the shoulder blades at the rhomboid muscles. If the elbow is too low, and you draw the imaginary line, it will end up in the upper shoulder area, a few inches below the neck. This will cause the bow to be pulled with the upper shoulder muscles and the arm muscles. For proper back tension, the bow should be pulled primarily with the rhomboids, located at a point about 1” from the tip of the right scapula (shoulder blade on the string side). The elbow is operated with the draw-side rhomboid back muscles only, which acts as the pivot point to hinge the entire in-line unit from the rhomboids through the shoulder, and through the upper draw arm, to the tip of the elbow. 7. Draw Elbow Too High: Some coaches will say that it is impossible to have the draw elbow too high, and most of the time I am tempted to agree with them, but there are exceptions. If the elbow becomes so high that the draw wrist bends, this can cause tension, and string torque problems. Also, if the elbow is artificially high (not naturally high such as an abnormally long 28 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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8. Draw Elbow Out Of Line With The Arrow: If the tip of the elbow is outside (to the right) of an imaginary line through the arrow to the target, it can cause the release hand to fly out and away from the face, (causing string torque) instead of straight back, like it should. If the elbow is too far inside, (toward the archer’s back at full draw, looking from behind the elbow) this can also cause bow and string torque. The draw elbow should be in line (or very nearly so), behind the arrow at the moment of explosion of the shot. (The exception to this is for some finger shooters and a few others who can’t get their elbow in line because of limited range of motion or other physical limitations.) However, it’s better to be a little too far inside the line, than outside. 9. Draw Wrist Bent (Release Shooters): Some archers bend their wrist because they are using the wrist and hand muscles to help pull the bowstring back, instead of the back muscles. Ideally, the fingers should only be used to “hold on.” The pulling should be done with the back muscles, which moves or rotates the elbow back. Unfortunately, some mechanical release models, such as a “concho type” release can only be shot with a bent wrist, because the barrel won’t line up with a straight wrist. Other reasons for the wrist to bend are that the draw length is too long, or some shooters will collapse into the back of their neck, and/ or put their thumb behind their neck (also see #15) at anchor, upon coming to full draw. Therefore, at the moment of explosion, the hand-wrist-arm unit sort of “springs back,” causing string torque, which in turn causes unexplained lefts and rights, undesirable paper tears, etc. The wrist should be straight, expanded, and relaxed, regardless of whether you shoot with fingers or a mechanical release. BOW HAND AND GRIP The bow hand is a part of form that is much more important than most people realize, because it is the final place that the human body touches the bow and can

influence the bow’s effect on the arrow, before it clears the front of the riser.

free hand position that will allow the stabilizer to jump toward the target, not left or right upon explosion.

10. High Wrist Grip (hand position): This hand position or grip is actually considered, by some, preferable to the low wrist grip that I recommend. The logic of the high grip is that there is less hand on the bow to influence the shot. In practice though, the average archer will find it nearly impossible to duplicate the exact same hand position and pressure on the bow handle consistently, over and over and over. There are a handful of well-known archers who have mastered the high wrist grip, and do quite well with it. However, it takes very strong wrists and many, many hours of practice to perfect it. More muscles are used in the high wrist grip than any of the others and therefore causes more tension in the hand, which can cause an unsteady sight picture. When an archer starts to get tired, distracted, or starts to relax, the bow hand will usually start to “break down,” and he will experience high and low arrows. I recommend the low wrist grip, because it is already as relaxed as possible, thereby much easier to duplicate over and over, regardless of the physical condition of the archer or the amount of practice put in. The pressure should be on the bone at the base of the thumb, on the thumb side of the lifeline. It should be directly in front of, and as an extension of, the radius bone (big bone in the forearm), not on the web of the hand between the thumb and index finger.

12. Too Much Thumb (not enough hand in the bow): Just the opposite of #11. The handle is placed too far out on the thumb where only soft tissue (ligaments, tendons, and muscle) are holding the bow. This grip is very unstable, inconsistent, and causes bow torque (usually to the right). This hand position is sometimes used to try to avoid string contact with the wrist or forearm, which is more easily avoided by shortening draw length, opening stance, and/or not rolling the bow shoulder into the bow. Again, the bow handle should be placed against the bone next to the palmar crease, on the thumb side. This is solid, relaxed and easily repeatable. 13. Grabbing the Bow or Gripping Too Tight: Grabbing the bow upon release, is generally caused by a conscious release or punching of the trigger, which “telegraphs” to the body and the bow hand, that the continued on pg. 30

11. Grip Across Lifeline (too much hand in the bow): With a few notable exceptions, most top shooters prefer not to have the bow handle cross the lifeline or “palmar crease” on the hand. The reason for this is, there are muscles on both sides of the crease. They are called the “thenar eminence” (thumb side) and the “hypothenar eminence” (little finger side). If the grip crosses this crease, four different reactions can be experienced at explosion: flex both muscles, relax both muscles, flex one muscle and relax the other, and vice versa. The handle should be placed on the thumb side of the crease with a relaxed bow hand (bone-to-bow contact). There is also less chance the string will hit the bow arm, and less chance of bow torque with this position. To find a torque-free hand position, lubricate your hand or bow handle with water or baby oil, and try out many, slightly different hand positions. Find a torqueARCHERY MAGAZINE

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44 FORM FLAWS—PART I: WHEN THINGS GO WRONG explosion is about to happen. When playing my student’s videos back in slow motion, we have witnessed, on many occasions, archers grabbing the bow before the arrow is completely clear of the arrow rest. They will usually punch and then grab, but sometimes they grab . . . then punch. Another variation of this flaw is gripping the bow too tight in the first place. Both of these problems will end up causing bow torque and unexplained misses. The use of a sling and/or tucking three fingers in can help eliminate these problems. Tucking the three fingers will also encourage proper placement on the bow handle. Leaving the index finger out (to lightly touch the bow), will give the archer a certain sense of security. If you are using a sling (and you should be), the hand should not be able to move more than 1⁄2” to 3⁄4” away from the bow handle . . . any more than that and you won’t have confidence in the sling; any less than that could cause some torque from the sling. The hand should be relaxed and you should let the bow shoot out of your hand, through

INTRODUCING A NEW MEMBER BENEFIT FROM HERTZ Now when you rent from Hertz, you can take advantage of special year-round savings through the Hertz Member Benefit Program. The National Field Archery Association members receive a discount off Hertz Daily Member Benefit Rates, Hertz U.S. Standard Rates; and Hertz U.S. Leisure Rates. You’ll be quoted the best rate for your rental needs at the time of reservation. For reservations and information, call Hertz’ “Members Only” toll free number at 1-800-654-2200 or visit hertz.com and mention your Hertz Discount CDP # 1838926. Present your NFAA membership card or Hertz Member Discount Card at the time of rental.

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The School of Advanced Archery and Instructor Certification UPDATE The School of Advanced Archery & Instructor Certification, a.k.a. “A Weekend at Bernie’s,” is now scheduling into the 2009 season. So far, the ever-popular mobile Shooter’s School (formerly the NFAA Shooter’s School) has conducted 37 schools. 456 students have attended with 426 becoming Certified Instructors. Interested shooters should go after your pro shop owners or 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. The Shooter’s School is offering NFAA Certification. To date, there are 96 new NFAA members and 153 new NFAA Level III Instructors. For more information about attending or hosting a school, go to www.robinhoodvideos.com. CURRENT SCHEDULE

Fingers spread and tense. your fingers . . . and let the sling catch it! So, you need to experiment and find out what works for you. Your new hand position should then be tested and practiced until it becomes automatic. This should be done, as with any new form change, on a blank bale, three feet away, or with a bow simulator!

February 13-15

Walker River Bowmen, Yerington, NV. Contact: Lucy Rechel cell 775-7900801

February 20-22

Sandpoint Archers, Sandpoint, ID. Contact: Dave Bangle 208-255-8924

February 27-March 1

Ben’s Archery, LaGrande, OR. Contact: Ben 541-963-5871

March 27-29

Sportsman’s BARR, Gardiner, ME. Contact: Steve 207-588-0888

April 17-19

Happy Apple Archery, Norwalk, IA.(S. of Des Moines) Contact: Spencer 515-710-8693 or Rick 515-981-1095

14. Fingers Spread And Tense: Spreading the fingers of the bow hand at full draw is usually a futile attempt to stop grabbing the bow upon release. The tension in the hand and bow arm will cause bow torque and an unsteady sight picture. Again, the more muscles that are involved in the shot, the more unsteady the sight picture becomes. Let the fingers of the bow hand completely relax. Upon release (as in #13), the bow should shoot “through the fingers” and the sling should catch the bow. Just like grabbing the bow, this bad habit should be retrained on an empty bale or bow simulator, until the habit is gone. Come to full draw normally and, instead of looking through the peep sight, simply stare at your bow hand while you execute the shot. Notice what your hand does . . . 100 to 300 shots later, you will have trained yourself to relax your hand and trust the sling.

Listed alphabetically, (*denotes Certified Instructor, ** denotes dual certification with NFAA) ** Jeff Charest, ** Glenn Daigle, **Mark Dissell, **Steve Dunsmoor, *Travis Elliot, **Nelson Frost, **Raymond McIntire, **Chris Mizner, **Vicki Moriarty, **Jim Mullin, **Ryan Penney, **Joanne Petkus, *Robert Prescott, **Tim Rockwell, *Chris Solter, **Jeff Solter, **Laird Spaulding, **Barry Truman, **Jennice Truman

This concludes the first of a three-part article. The second and third parts will appear in the next two issues. Good luck, and see you in the next issue! ■

ROBINHOOD VIDEOS • 1600 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd. • Blacklick, Ohio 43004 614-322-1038 / fax 614-322-1039 • E-mail: Bernie@robinhoodvideos.com • www.robinhoodvideos.com

—Graduates of school hosted by Lakeside Archery, North Yarmouth, ME—

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How Family & Friends

HELP YOU

by Terry Wunderle

ASAP Program a Big Hit in Kentucky! n November 15, 2008, Chickasaw

These are some of the same techniques that Bernie

Archery Club in Shepherdsville, KY

teaches in his mobile Shooter’s School where over

hosted an After School Archery Pro-

150 world and national titles have been captured by

gram (ASAP) for 25 students and one of their NASP coach/teachers, Jodi Grant. Several

his students. Students’ comments were all positive.... “Good

parents also attended and a great time was had by

Shooter School!”.... “Bernie offered us a whole new

all. Accomplished target archer and bowhunter Frank

approach.”.... “This is our first time to interact with a

Smith, also of Shepherdsville, organized the shooter’s

professional coach”. Most students seemed to adapt

school and helped NFAA Master Coach, Bernie Pel-

to the new methods very quickly and their groups

lerite conduct this unique class.

got tighter every end. Parent Scott Swan said, “It’s

Students who were mostly NASP students were taught advanced methods and professional tech-

easier to score higher with this method.” Anyone in or around the Louisville area, in Ken-

niques, such as how to properly grip the bow and re-

tucky or surrounding states interested in hosting one

lease the string. They were taught shooting form and

of these ASAP schools can contact Frank Smith at

“point-on aiming methods” and “string walking.”

frank3u@msn.com or Bernie at AskBernie@aol.com ■

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On the second day of competition at the Indoor National Championship, one of my students found himself in second place with only two “Xs” out of first. Just before the starting whistle, I encouraged him to not be concerned with score or winning and to just shoot good

members are nervous and anxious about your performance. They want to help and support you in hopes that you will be successful. Unfortunately, their kind-hearted intentions can be detrimental. Their focus on score and winning can distract you and increase the tension.

form. I also told him not to worry about the boy in first, because I doubted that he would even place. When the tournament ended, my student discovered he had a solid victory. He came to me and asked, “How did you know the guy in first wouldn’t even place?” I then explained that the young man was very nervous and his father was escalating the degree of pressure by constantly reminding him that he needed to shoot “Xs” to win.

When you think you are cheering someone on, are you actually creating unnecessary stress? My daughter Sally and I had a good relationship when it came to tournaments. If she had problems with her form, I would help her. Other continued on pg. 55

Friends and relatives can unknowingly be your worst enemy at a tournament. All archers self-inflict some degree of pressure on themselves because they would like to shoot a good score or have a winning performance. When the hopes, encouragement, and expectations of others are included, the pressure can become unmanageable. In sports such as football and soccer, being “fired up” is usually to the athlete’s advantage. This extra nervousness will increase the energy output. However, sports like archery and golf require that the competitor stay calm and relaxed. Excessive tension will produce anxiety and tighten muscles that are needed to produce a smooth, rhythmic shot. You have to understand that friends or family ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Easton Sports Development Foundation II & National Field 1. Deadline for 2009 scholarship applications to be received at the NFAAF Office in Yankton is March 31, 2009. The winners will be announced at the NFAA Outdoor National Championship in July 2009 2. 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 Sports Development Foundation II, will make a joint decision on winners and the final amounts for each scholarship. 3. 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. 4. 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 total 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. o 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). o 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. o 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. Scholarship Levels 1. JOAD, NASP, Junior High, High School, 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 34 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Archery Association Foundation JOINT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 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 having 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 special 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 2. Is (was) the applicant a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center. 3. Is (was) applicant a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? 4. Is (was) the applicant a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team member? a. Did applicant compete at the JOAD National Championships? 5. 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. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee will make the final determination of which students will receive scholarships and the amount of each scholarship. scholarship application on page 36-37 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Easton Sports Development Foundation II National Field Archery Association Foundation

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 March 31, 2009.) 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: 5. Are you a current member of the NFAA or USA Archery/ NAA . a. When did you first join NFAA USA Archery/NAA . b. Any other archery organization memberships . 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 10-18 and sign the application. APPLICANTS THAT ARE NOT IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTIONS 7 & 8, AND SECTIONS 10-18. 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.)

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ii. High school GPA: (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) If you are in high school, what college do you expect to attend a. Have you been accepted to this institution? b. List the year and month studies are expected to start c. College 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 10-18. 9. Name of college/university you attend: i. College hours completed: Quarter or Semester Hours? ii. Cumulative College GPA (4.0 scale) (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) iii. College major iv. Does this college have an archery club? 1. Do you participate and compete with the school archery club v. If there is no archery club at your school, are you willing to start a college archery club? 10. Tell us about your archery experience. a. At what age did you start shooting a bow competitively? 36 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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i. What created your interest in archery? b. What was your USAT ranking at the end of the prior year . i. What is your current USAT ranking As of what date . c. Have you been a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center When i. Have you trained at the OTC? When d. Have you been a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? What year (or years) e. 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) f. Did you participate at the USIAC in prior years? What was your score and what place did you finish? i. Year (Score) (Place) ii. Year (Score) (Place) iii. Year (Score) (Place) g. Did you participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? i. Sectional Score Place NAA or NFAA ii. Sectional Score Place NAA or NFAA iii. Sectional Score Place NAA or NFAA h. 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 i. 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 the Mary S. Easton Scholarship at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA? 12. If you have applied for any other archery scholarships describe the archery scholarships that you have applied for, indicate the amount requested, and the amount of any scholarship that has been approved. 13. Have you previously received a scholarship from the Easton Sports Development Foundation or the National Field Archery Association Foundation? a. Date Amount b. Date Amount 14. Extra curricular activities (non-archery clubs and organizations you belong to, use reverse side if necessary).

15. What are your hobbies & interests besides archery. 16. What are you goals in archery. 17. What do you plan to do after you graduate from college? 18. Other comments: I confirm that all information submitted on this Scholarship Application Form is correct to the best of my knowledge. Applicant Signature: (All applicants must sign the application)

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SECTION & STATE ASSOCIATION NEWS Edited by Paul Davison • stringwalker@att.net GREAT LAKES SECTION Bob McCutcheon, Councilman prairie1@royell.net

Sectional Tournament Info The Great Lakes Indoor Sectional is held at eleven venues in all five Great Lakes states. Three of the eleven were held in January. The remaining eight tournaments are listed below. Seven sites will have the tournament on February 21-22, 2009, while one in Indiana will be held on the weekend of February 28-March 1, 2009. The Outdoor Sectional will be held at West Allis, WI on June 20-21, 2009. More detailed information on the Outdoor Sectional will be in the next issue of Archery.

2009 GREAT LAKES INDOOR SECTIONAL February 21-22, 2009 Host 1: Location: Directions:

Arrowhead Archery 919 Coshocton Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031 For directions contact Arrowhead Archery at 740967-123 Registration: Dave Thewlis, 16423 Chamberlain Rd., Grafton, OH 44044. Tel: 440-315-5696 Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than Feb. 7, 2009 Late Registration: Late registration Feb. 8 and after. Late registration at shoot based on space available Schedule: Shoot times are 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Knights Inn, I 270 at State Route 3, Westerville, OH, 614-890-0426 (13.8 miles away); Granville Inn, I 270 at State Route 3, Westerville, OH, 614-890-0426 (13.8 miles away); Buxton Inn – 1812, 313 Broadway E, Granville, OH 740-587-0001 (10.5 miles away). Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day. Host 2: Location: Directions:

Hadley’s Sports Center 5676 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 For directions contact Hadley’s Sports Center at 330645-9393 Registration: Dave Thewlis, 16423 Chamberlain Rd., Grafton, OH 44044. Tel: 440-315-5696 Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than Feb. 7, 2009. Late Registration: Late registration Feb. 8 and after. Late registration at shoot based on space available Schedule: Shoot times are 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Lakeside Motel, 3529 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH, 330-644-9666 (3.7 miles away); Quality Inn, 2940 Chenoweth Rd, Akron, OH 330-644-7126 (4.8 miles away); Fairfield Inn, 1025 Interstate Pkwy, Akron, OH, 330-245-0041 (4.6 miles away). Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day.

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Host 3: Range Location: Directions: Registration:

Lone Eagle Archers. 2623 State. Rt. 335, Beaver, OH 45613 For directions contact: Brian Hawks at 740-947-4477 Dave Thewlis, 16423 Chamberlain Rd., Grafton, OH 44044. Tel: 440-315-5696 Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than Feb. 7, 2009 Late Registration: Late registration Feb. 8 and after. Late registration at shoot based on space available Schedule: Shoot times are 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Comfort Inn, 7525 US Highway 23, Piketon, OH, 740-289-3000 (9.9 miles away); Town and Country Motel, 7137 US Highway 23, Piketon, OH, 740-2892054 (10,0 miles away); Piketon Motel, 604 E Main St, Piketon, OH, 740-289-2708 (10.0 miles away). Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day. Host 4: Location: Directions:

Prairie Archery 23316 Virden Rd., Virden IL 62690 Traveling south on I-55, take the Divernon Exit 80. Turn right at top of ramp, take the first left (at frontage road). Take frontage road south approximately 4 miles to Virden Rd., turn right. Proceed to stop sign, turn right at stop sign and follow road approximately 3 miles to range. Traveling north on I-55, take the Farmersville/Girard Exit 72. Turn right at the top of the ramp, cross the highway, and take the first right (at frontage road). Take frontage road north approximately 4 miles to Virden Rd., turn left. Proceed to stop sign, turn right at stop sign and follow road approximately 3 miles to range. Registration: Judy McCutcheon, 23358 Virden Rd Virden IL 62690. E-mail jlynnmac@royell.org., Tel: 217-652-5836 after 6:30 pm. Deadline: Thursday, February 19, 2009. Late Registration: At range Friday, February 20, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday February 21 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (based on availability). Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Sunday, 7:30 am, 11:00 am and 2:30 pm (if needed). Accommodations: Baymont Inn I-55 at Toronto Road, Exit 90, 217-5296655 or 800-789-9471; Ramada Limited-South I-55 at Toronto Road Exit 90, 217-529-1410 or 800/2RAMADA; Ramada Inn, South Plaza, 625 E. Joseph St (Off I-55 at 6th St, Exit 92A) 217-529-7131 or 800/2RAMADA Miscellaneous Info: Late registration is based on availability – please preregister. Additional Contacts: Contact Springfield Chamber of Commerce for further information at 217-525-1173

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Host 5: Location: Registration:

Galveston Archery Club 1159 E. 44th Street, Galveston, IN 46932 Rocky Kline, 1108 North Korby St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Tel: 765-457-7086. E-mail: rlkline1@comcast.net Schedule: Shoot times are 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Accommodations: Comfort Inn, 522 Essex Dr., Kokomo IN 46901. 765-452-5050; Days Inn 264 S 00 E W, Kokomo IN 46901, 765-453-7100; Fairfield Inn 1717 E Lincoln Rd, Kokomo IN 46902, 765-453-8822; Signature Inn 4021 S LaFountain St., Kokomo IN 46902, 765-4551000. Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day. Host 6: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Manistique Rifle and Pistol Club M 94 North, Manistique, MI From US 2 in Manistique, near the Manistique River bridge, you will see an ARBY’S/SHELL gas station combo. Turn north onto Chippewa Ave. Go approximately 0.9 mi north on Chippewa until you come to a stop sign at the Zephyr gas station. Turn left (west) onto Deer St., and go five blocks and turn right at the flashing light on 5th street (you are now on M 94 North). Drive 9.2 miles north on M 94. Manistique Rifle and Pistol Club is on right side of highway. Watch for sign. Joel Beckman, 11921 W Firetower Rd, Cooks, MI 49817. Tel: 906-644-2764. February 13, 2009 At range February 21st, 8:00 am. 9:00 am, 11:30am, and 2:30 pm, if needed. Bayside Inn, 6596 E US 2, 906-341-6911. Budget Host Inn, 6031 W US 2, 906-341-2552. Colonial Motel, 1119 E Lakeshore Dr, 906-341-6656.

Host 7: Location:

Mid-Michee Bowmen 151 S. 9 Mile Road, Midland, MI 48640. Tel: 989837-8588 (day of tournament). Directions: Take M 20 west of Midland to 9 Mile Road. Turn south on 9 Mile Road and go approximately. 1/4 mile to club entrance on left (east) side of road. Registration: Carol Bitner, 1979 N Reed Rd, Sanford, MI 48657 Tel: 989-687-6337. E-mail: bitnerarchery@cs.com Deadline: February 14, 2009 Late Registration: At range Saturday. Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Shooting time assignments to be determined at range on Saturday. Accommodations: There are numerous hotels in both Midland and Mt. Pleasant. Miscellaneous Info: Range has 18 lanes. Separate spectator viewing area. Food and beverages available at range. Please indicate 1st and 2nd choice of Saturday shooting time. Tournament Chairperson is Bob Bitner. February 28-March 1, 2009 Host 8: TJ’s Sporting Goods Location: 1121 Saint Joseph St., Shelbyville, IN 46176, 317392-2150 Directions: Shelbyville is located off either Exit 113 or 116 on I-74 southeast of Indianapolis. It’s also about 20 miles east of I-65, Exit 90, on State Route 44. Registration: Rocky Kline, 1108 North Korby St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Tel: 765-457-7086. E-mail: rlkline1@comcast.net Schedule: Shoot times are 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Accommodations: Lees Inn, Hampton Inn, Super 8, Best Western, Comfort Inn and Days Inn – all near Shelbyville.

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MID-ATLANTIC SECTION Mike Le Pera, Councilman brtesite@optonline.net

2009 MID-ATLANTIC INDOOR SECTIONAL March 6-8, or March 7-8, 2009 Host 1: Location: Directions:

WoPeNa Archers 39 Harding Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 Please use above address with MapQuest or Google Maps. Range is in the basement of 39 Harding Ave. WoPeNa sign is above the entrance. Registration: Rima Campanelli, 3-52 31st Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Tel: 201-773-3284 Deadline: February 16, 2009 Late Registration: May register on the day of the shoot if space is available. Please call ahead. Schedule: Saturday, 11:00 am and Sunday, 11:00 am. Accommodations: Please search the Internet. Miscellaneous Info: All archers must bring a valid NFAA card on the day of the shoot. Call WoPeNa Range at 973-365-2590 on Tuesday or Thursday evenings for further information. Host 2: Location: Directions:

Prince William Archers zaak Walton Dr., Brentsville, VA From I-95, Exit 152 at Rt. 234, north toward Manassas, then left (west) on Rt. 619 (Bristow Rd.), then left on Izaak Walton Dr. Bear right at the “Y” to club at top of hill. From I-66, Exit 44 at Rt. 234 Bypass, south on Rt. 28 past airport, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), right on Izaak Walton Dr. to club as above. Registration: Jim Little, 13705 Santa Rosa Ct., Manassas, VA 20112. Tel: 703-791-3659. E-mail: jlittlejr@comcast.net Deadline: None Late Registration: At clubhouse. up to one hour before shoot time.. Schedule: Saturday: registration and practice 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Shoot at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Sunday: 8:00 am and 12:00 noon Accommodations: Best Western, 703-368-7070; Days Inn, 703-3682800; Ramada Inn, 703-631-9186 Campgrounds: Greenville Farm, 703-754-7944 Miscellaneous Info: 18 shooting lanes, separate spectator area, food available both days and plenty of parking. There will be no late fees charged. You may shoot twice in one day if space is available. Will accept registration up to one hour before each shoot. Host 3: Location: Directions:

Midstate Archers Flatwoods, WV Off I-79, Exit 67 (Flatwoods, WV). Take Rt 4 south one mile, then left on Days Drive 1.2 miles, then left on Rt 15 (Airport Rd) south 0.4 miles. Range is on right. See www.midstatearchers.com for map. Registration: Becky Mayse, PO Box 356, Frametown, WV 26623. Tel: 304-364-4110. E-mail: virgil@bakerwv.com or vbcdmayse@citynet.net Deadline: Received by February 16, 2009 Late Registration: At the door. No late fees. Schedule: Friday, 7:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am. Schedule will also be posted on www.midstatearchers.com, plus flyers will be mailed to all NFAA state members. Accommodations: Days Inn, 304-765-5055, one mile from range. KOA campground at Days Inn. Additional Contacts: Kirk Burroughs, 304-765-3811; Donald Burroughs, 304-765-7030; Kermit Evans, 304-765-5095. Host 4: Location: Directions:

Charleroi Archery Club 193 Fremont Road, Charleroi, PA 15022 From I-70, take the Charleroi Exit. At the bottom

of the ramp, turn left, and continue through town on McKean Ave. At 5th St, turn left, and follow 5th St up the hill. Street name will change to Fremont R. Follow Fremont Rd past the Power Substation through the S curve. The club is at the top of the hill on the left. Registration: Darrell Shipley, 120 Pride Ave, Monessen, PA 15062. Tel: 412-997-0166. Deadline: Monday, Feb 16, 2009. Late Registration: At the range. No late fee Schedule: Saturday: 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm. Sunday: 11:00 am Accommodations: Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn, all in Belle Vernon, PA. Miscellaneous Info: Club will be open for practice and registration approximately one hour before published shoot times. If you can’t make any of the above scheduled lines, contact Darrell Shipley at 412-997-0166 (cell). A Friday 7:00 pm line can be added if necessary. Also contact Darrell if you have any questions or need more info on directions. On the day of the shoot, he can be contacted at either his cell phone or club phone, 724-489-4777. Host 5: Location: Directions:

Walton Park Bowhunters Ogden’s Outdoors, 207 S Main St, Amherst VA 24521 Ogden’s Outdoors is located on 29 Business in Amherst, VA. From US 29, take the 29 Business Exit to the town of Amherst. There is only one stop light in town, and Ogden’s Outdoors is adjacent to the stop light in small shopping center. Ogden’s Outdoors is in the same building as the previous A & A Supply. Registration: Kendall Woody, 194 Arrowhead Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572. Tel: 434-929-0223 or 434-238-4519. Deadline: February 23, 2008 Late Registration: Ogden’s Outdoors Schedule: Saturday: 7:00 am, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sunday: 7:00 am, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: 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 Miscellaneous Info: Snacks and drinks will be available at Ogden’s Outdoors. Fast food and restaurants are located within 0.5 miles of Ogden’s Outdoors. Additional Contacts: Webb Babcock, 434-528-3855. Rusty Ogden, 434841-7154. Host 6: Location:

Double T Archery Club Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Directions: Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) toward Buffalo to the Youngman Expwy (I-290) to Niagara Falls Blvd (US 62) north toward Niagara Falls for 4.7 miles to 908 Niagara Falls Blvd (Wurlitzer Bldg), second floor. Registration: Mark Irlbacher, 611 Walck Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Tel: 716-693-2703 E-mail: docsarchery@att.net Deadline: Feb. 15, 2009 Late Registration: At the range Schedule: Saturday: 9:00 am or 12:00 noon. Sunday: 8:00 am or 11:00 am. Workers may shoot Friday, March 6th at times to be announced. Accommodations: Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Blvd, 716-691-8181. Amton Motel, 1970 Niagara Falls Blvd, 716-692-7260. Blue Falls Motel, 2142 Niagara Falls Blvd, 716-6950433. Miscellaneous Info: Doc’s Archery is located approximately 8 miles south of the honeymoon capital of the world — Niagara Falls. Lots of sightseeing and shopping nearby, as well as gambling casinos on both sides of the border

in Niagara Falls, NY, and Canada Host 7: Location:

Tuscarora Archers 5608 Etzler Road, Frederick, MD 21705. GPS Coordinates: 39.468932, -77.473135 Directions: From US 15 in Frederick, take the Rosemont Ave exit (Exit 14) away from Frederick (northwest). Go 4.2 miles and turn left onto Rocky Springs Rd. Go 0.7 miles at Y in road stay left (on Rocky Springs Rd.). In 0.3 miles turn right onto Etzler Rd. Club entrance is on right in 0.7 miles. Handicapped parking at club, all others on top lot. Registration: Randy Hinkelman, PO Box 796, New Market, MD 21774. Cell 301-471-4721. E-mail: Hinker85@verizon.net Deadline: March 1, 2009 Late Registration: At the clubhouse. Schedule: Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 9:30 am and 1:00 pm; Sunday 9:30 am and, if needed, 1:00 pm Accommodations: Holiday Inn, I-270 and SR 85 (Buckeystown Exit), 301-694-7500. Hampton Inn, I-270 and SR 85, 301698-2500. 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 at shoot location both Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday 1:00 pm line will only be used once the Sunday 9:30 am line is completely full. Bring the family – plenty of things to see and do in Frederick County. Shopping, Catoctin Wildlife Zoo, Adventure Park USA, and much more Host 8: Location:

Fletchers Corner Archers 212 South Route 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Directions: Garden State Parkway to Exit 4A. Take SR 47 north about 5 miles. Fletchers Corner is on right. Registration: Guy Kanas c/o The Fletchers Corner, 212 South Route # 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Tel: 609465-4949 Deadline: February 16, 2009 Late Registration: At Fletchers Corner (no late fee) Schedule: Saturday: 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Sunday: 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Miscellaneous Info: Check our website. www.fletcherscorner.com Additional Contacts: deni2nd@comcast.net Host 9: Location: Directions:

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. Registration: Neil Newkirk, Neil’s Archery, 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760. Tel: 607-786-7535 Deadline: February 28, 2009 Late Registration: At range. Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm. Saturday: 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: Best Western, 749 W. Main Street, Endicott, 800845-3224; Kings Inn. 2603 E. Main Street, Endwell, 800-531-4667; Endwell Motel, 3211 E. Main Street, Endwell, 607-748-7388; Best Western, 569 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, 607-729-9194. Several other choices in Vestal, NY, just a few minutes away Miscellaneous Info: Restaurants within walking distance. Ample free parking. Host 10: Location: Directions:

Lonesome Road Archery 401 S. Main St., Taylor, PA 18517 Exit 182 (Davis St.) I-81. Follow Davis St. to Main St. in Taylor. Turn left on Main St. and go four blocks.

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Registration: Deadline: Schedule: Additional Info:

Host 11: Location: Directions:

Registration: Schedule: Host 12: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Motels: Campgrounds:

Range is on left. ason Jones, Lonesome Road Archery, 401 S. Main St., Taylor, PA 18517 Tel: 570-562-0301 February 16, 2009. Friday: 7:00 pm: Saturday and Sunday (both days): 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Crossbows (no hunting crossbows) will shoot Friday at 7:00 pm. For further information on crossbows, contact Terry Butler at 570-562-1496 or 570-2376366.

Location: Directions:

Smith Point Sports 215 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772 From LIE, take Exit 64 south (Route 112) to Montauk Hwy. Make right turn onto Montauk Hwy and go two blocks. On the right side is a Carvel store. Our entrance is behind the Carvel. Jared Schneider, Smith Point Sports, 215 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772. Tel: 631-289-3399. Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm.

Additional Info:

Wildwood Sports Center 5740 Fikes Road, Elbridge, NY 13060 From Syracuse, take Route 5 west, turn right onto Fikes Rd, about 2 miles before reaching Elbridge, NY (Summit Ford Dealership on the Corner). Continue 1.5 miles. Wildwood is on the right Bob Morsdorf, 3176 Ditmar Rd, Weedsport, NY 13166. Tel: 315-689-1066, 5-9 pm. None At range Saturday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Elbridge Motel, 315-689-3955, 3 miles. Motel Thomas, Camillus, 315-672-3441, 3 miles. Days Inn, Weedsport, 315-834-6198, 10 miles. On site, limited.

Host 13: Location: Directions:

Wythe Bowhunters Clubhouse on Dale Drive, Wytheville, VA From I-81, Exit 70: Turn onto US 52N and go about 7 miles. Turn left at Stoney Fork Tire Center on Dale Drive. Clubhouse is 0.1 mile from US 52. From I-77, Exit 47: Turn left on Rt 717 (Krenning Rd) and go 41⁄2 miles to US 52. Turn left on US 52S. Go one mile, turn right at Stoney Fork Tire Center on Dale Drive. Clubhouse is 0.1 mile from US 52 Registration: Stacy Pruitt, 821 Matney Flats Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382. Tel: 276-621-4212. E-mail: wythebowhunter@yahoo.com. Deadline: March 1, 2009 Late Registration: At clubhouse day of shoot. Schedule: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Visit www.wytheville.com Campgrounds: Clubhouse has four electric hookups. Additional Contacts: Larrie Emerson, 276-783-3005 Host 14: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations: Host 15:

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 08873Tel: 732-247-3892 February 25, 2008 At the range. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am both days. Second line on Sunday at 1:00 pm, if needed. Red Roof Inn, 208 New Rd. and US 1, South Brunswick, NJ, 732-821-8800.

Registration: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Host 16: Location: Directions: Registration:

413 Country Club Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301 From York follow US 30 west to Abbottstown. Turn left onto Country Club Rd on the east side of town. Club is approximately 11⁄2 miles back on left. Robert Wertz, 336 Third St, Hanover, PA 17331. Tel: 717 451-7408. E-mail: bulldogs4bean@aol.com. At club Friday: 7:00 pm: Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm. Hampton Inn, 717-633-1117. Super 8, 717-6308888. Holiday Inn Express, 717-637-1228 Scott Kearney, 717-792-2027. Hunt’N’Shak Archery Center 3343 Broad Street Road, Gum Spring, VA 23065 I-64, Exit 159, then go south one mile and turn right onto Broad Street Road (Rt.250). We are located 1⁄2 mile up on the right. Marcy Reese, 3343 Broad Street Road, Gum Spring, VA 23065. Tel: 804-556-7012. E-mail: va3darchery@comcast.net.

2009 MID-ATLANTIC OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 6-7, 2009 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

1 mile from range: 4 miles from range:

Campgrounds:

Miscellaneous Info: Additional Contacts:

Cape May County Archery Association Fulling Mill Road, Villas, New Jersey From the north, take Garden State Parkway south, Exit 4A, go past three traffic lights, then at Menz’s Restaurant (which is the beginning of Fulling Mill Road) make a left. Entrance to the club is 1/4 mile down Fulling Mill Road on the left. Donald Denight, 10 Sunset Drive, Lake Villa, Voorhees, NJ 08043. Tel: 856-767-6357. E-mail: Deni2nd@comcast.net May 22, 2009 (early registration appreciated) At clubhouse, Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, June 5th. Opening ceremonies 8:00 am. Shotgun start 8:30 am both days Information listed below is based on proximity to the club. Due to this being a resort area, we suggest you call April 1st, for reservations. Call for current rates. If interested in Bed and Breakfasts in Cape May, call Welcome Center. Silver Birch Motel, 1019 Delsea Dr. (Rt 47 south), Rio Grande, NJ, 609-886-7716 (1) Jersey Cape Motel, Rt 109 and Ferry Rd, Cold Spring, NJ, 609-884-7382. (2) Cabin City Motel, 756 US 9 and Ferry Rd, Cold Spring, NJ, 609-884-8551. (3) Off Shore Motel,1801 Rt 47, Rio Grande, NJ, 609886-6400. (4) Country Motel, 1604 Rt 47 South, Rio Grande, NJ, 609-886-1345 (5) Reeves Motel, 587 US 9, Cape May, 609-884-4198 (1) Holly Shores, 491 US 9, N. Cape May, NJ, 609886-1234. (2) Beachcomber, 462 Seashore Rd, Cape May, NJ, 609-886-6035. (3) Seashore, 720 Seashore Rd, Cape May, NJ, 609-884-4010. (4) Acorn Campground, Rt 47 & Bayshore Rd, Green Creek, NJ, 609-886-7119 Accommodations should be made as early as possible. Visit our website at http://capemaycountyarcheryassociation.com/ Bill Cordes, 609-889-9302, E-mail: shortstacksbeau@yahoo.com. Keith Pew, E-mail: cm_arch@hotmail.com

MIDWESTERN SECTION

NEW ENGLAND SECTION

Ray Jones, Councilman iowaarchery@hotmail.com

2009 MIDWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL

This tournament is conducted at two sites on February 21-22, 2009: Host 1: Independence Bowhunters Location: 6423 Railroad St, Raytown (KC), MO Directions: 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 Registration: Millie Foster, 8709 Booth, Kansas City, MO 64138. Tel: 816-763-2699. Deadline: February 20, 2009 Late Registration: At tournament site Schedule: 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. Accommodations: Drury Inn, 3830 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-923-3000. Clarion Inn, 9103 E 39th St, 816-737-0200. Hulsing Hotels, 4011 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-353-5300. Miscellaneous Info: 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. Host 2: Location: Directions:

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. Registration: 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 include requested shooting time, style of shooting and your phone number on registration form. You’ll be contacted only if your requested shooting line is full. Late Registration: At tournament site. Pre-registration is suggested and appreciated. Schedule: Friday: 3:00 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. Accommodations: Day’s Inn, 605-331-5959 (full continental breakfast, waffles, etc.) Northland Inn & Suites (formerly Comfort Inn), 605-331-4490 (pool, hot tub, continental breakfast). Super 8, 605-339-9212 (continental breakfast). Miscellaneous Info: 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.

Ken Moore, Councilman kmoore15@comcast.net

Sectional Schedule Info The New England Indoor Sectional will once again be hosted by Lunenberg Sportsman Club, Lunenburg, MA, on March 27-29, 2009. The Outdoor Sectional will also be held at Lunenberg on June 27-28, 2009. More detailed information on the Outdoor will be in the next issue of Archery.

2009 NEW ENGLAND INDOOR SECTIONAL March 27-29, 2009 Host: Location: Directions:

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. 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, 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, call Ruby Shannon for confirmation and availability at 978-345-0479

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Campgrounds:

2009 NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 27-28, 2009 Host Location: Directions:

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 Drive, Bradford, MA 01835. Tel: 978-372-8459. Make Checks Payable to NESFAA

Registration: Pre-registration deadline: Late registration: Schedule:

None. None. Saturday Schedule: 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 Schedule: Pick up scorecards at 8:00 am. General assembly at 8:30 am. Then shoot 28 Hunter by assigned target with shotgun start at 9:00 am. Awards 4:00 pm. Accommodations: 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. Campgrounds: Camping available at club. Miscellaneous Info: Make Checks Payable to NESFAA. Other Tournaments

2008 NEW ENGLAND SHOOT September 5-6, 2009 Host: Location:

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA

York & Adams Archers

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Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Accommodations:

Campgrounds:

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 targets, by assigned course. Start from 8:00am until noon. Steak fry at 4:00pm. Sunday: Pick up scorecards at 8:00am. General assembly at 8:30am. Then shoot 28 Hunter by assigned target with shotgun start at 9:00am. Awards 3:00pm approximately. 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 Dennis Lundine, Councilman lundine5@aol.com

2009 NORTHWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL

There are six clubs, one in each Northwestern Section state, hosting the Indoor Sectional.

February 20-22, 2009 Host 1: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Archers Afield 11945 SW Pacific Hwy, Ste 121, Tigard, OR 97223. Lower level of Tigard Plaza, Pacific Hwy and Hall. Archers Afield, 11945 SW Pacific Hwy, Ste 121, Portland, OR 97223. Tel: 503-639-3553. E-mail: archers@archersafield.com February 19, 2009 None Friday: 7:00 pm, if needed. Saturday: 9:30 am or 12:00 noon. Sunday (assigned): 10:30 am or 12:30 pm Quality Inn, 503-245-6421 or www.qualityinn.com. One mile from Archers Afield at Exit 294, I-5.

February 28-March 1, 2009 Hosts 2, 3 and 4:

Alaska, Idaho and Montana are hosting Indoor Sectionals this weekend. Contact your state NFAA director for further info.

March 6-8, 2009 Host 5: Location:

527-9204.

2009 NORTHWESTERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 20-21, 2009 Host: Location:

Black Otter Bowmen Billings Rod and Gun Club, Billings, MT

More information on the Outdoor Sectional will be in the next issue of Archery.

Lee Gregory, Councilman lee@dlprint.com

Sectional Tournament Info The Southern Indoor Sectional will be held at seven locations on the weekend of February 28-March 1, 2009, as listed below. The Outdoor Sectional will be held at the Trosper Archery Club at Oklahoma City, OK, on June 27-28, 2009. More detailed information on the Outdoor Sectional will be in the next issue of Archery.

March 7-8, 2009 Host 6: Location: Directions:

Cheyenne Field Archers 7415 Archies Road, Cheyenne, WY I-80 to Exit 364, north on South College Dr, right on East Lincolnway, right on East Pershing Blvd, right on Huisman, left on Archies Road. Registration: WSAA, 91 Marquette Dr, Cody, WY 82414. Tel: 307527-9204 Deadline: March 5, 2009 Late Registration: March 7, 2009 at range. Schedule: Saturday: 9:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm, only if needed. Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm Additional Contacts: Dan Conrad, 307-631-6507 or Lynell Preston, 30748 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Host 6: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Host 7: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Host 2: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Clyde’s Archery 5564 Ayers St, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 Padre Island Dr. to Ayers St, then turn south for two blocks Clyde Miller, Tel: 361-855-3116 None At range. Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday Arlington Bowhunting World 6700 Poly Webb Rd. Arlington, TX 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 None At range. Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

Host 3: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

The Bow Shop 8414 Speedway, San Antonio, TX 78230 Exit 410 Jackson Keller Rd Exit, turn left on Speedway. Fred or Tammy, Tel: 210-342-4269 None At range. Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

Host 4: Location: Directions: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Santa Fe Archery & Outdoors 3604 Avenue S, Santa Fe, TX 77510 Near Intersection of Avenue S and FM 1764 Rd None At range. Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

Host 5: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Osage Tulsa Archers Bartlesville, OK 74003 From US 75, take Adams Rd (US60) west to SR 123, then 1/8 mile on US 60. Range is Armory Building on north side of road. Albert Nitz, Tel: 918-336-0898 None At range. Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting

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, Tel: 337-364-0561 None At range. Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday Tangi Archery Club Bowie Outfitters Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA Scott Bradford, Tel: 225-715-0708 None At range. Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday.

SOUTHEASTERN SECTION

2009 SOUTHERN INDOOR SECTIONAL February 28-March 1 Host 1: Location: Directions:

tax. The FAA/NAA Indoor Championship is being held at the same facility Friday, March 6th, at 7:45 pm, and Saturday at 5:00 pm, shooting two 18-meter FITA I rounds under NAA rules. Out-of-State NFAA and NAA guests are invited to participate with registration fee of $22.50. We offer double shooting on Saturday for those that can’t not get there Friday night. Additional Contacts: Oliver Austin, 1620 Yearling Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32317-9539. Tel: 850-644-0289. E-mail: oaustin@admin.fsu.edu. Additional Info:

SOUTHERN SECTION

Chinook Archers 6101 NW Nightshade Street, Camas, WA

Contact your state NFAA Director for further info.

times will be determined at range Saturday

Tim Austin, Councilman flarchery@earthlink.net

Sectional Tournament Info The Southeastern Indoor Sectional will be held at three sites on 7-8 March 2009, as shown below. The Outdoor Sectional will be also be held at three sites, as shown below, on two different weekends, May 23-24, 2009 and June 6-7, 2009. The 3-D Sectional will also be held at three sites on two different weekends, April 4-5, 2009 and July 11-12, 2009, as shown below.

2009 SOUTHEASTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 7-8, 2009 Host 1: Location: Directions:

Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Tri-State Archers, Tallahassee, FL Tully Gym on FSU campus, Tallahassee, FL To motel from 1-10: Take 1-10 to Tallahassee Exit 196. Go south on Capital Circle 11⁄4 miles to US 90 (Tennessee St). Take a left heading east 21⁄2 miles until you see Collegiate Village Inn on right. To tournament site from motel: Head east on US 90 (Tennessee St) and take the first right onto Ocala Rd. Go 1/4 mile on Ocala to Pensacola St. Take a left on Pensacola and head east 1/2 mile to Stadium Drive (Stadium is toward the right and you can’t go straight). Turn left one block, and turn right on Spirit Rd. Take Spirit Rd. to the stop sign. Tully Gym is straight ahead with parking on your right (Tully Gym is next to tennis courts). Florida Archery Association, Tim Austin, Sec/Treas, 1710 SW 76th Ter, Gainesville’ FL 32607-3418. Tel: 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914. E-mail: flarchery@earthlink.net or flarchery@bellsouth.net By mail: postmarked no later than 27 February. By phone or E-mail: by 5 March ($2 additional to pay at shoot). Onsite registration late fees apply as per Registration Form. NFAA:. Saturday, 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday, 8:00 am and 11:00 am. NAA: Friday, 7:00 pm and Saturday, 5:00 pm. Host motel is Collegiate Village Inn, 2121 West Tennessee St, Tallahassee FL 32301. 850-576-6121. The rate is $35.00 per night, plus tax, 1-4 persons. Archers need to mention “Archery Tournament” when requesting a room. Other motels include: Days Inn University Center, 1350 W. Tennessee St., 850-2223219, $69.95, plus tax, and Best Western Seminole Inn, 6737 Mahan Dr., 850-656-2938, $74.95, plus

Host 2: Location: Directions:

Ft. Gordon Sportsman’s Club Gym 3, Ft. Gordon, GA. If coming from I-20, take Dyes Parkway south to Gate 1, then go to 25th Street, turn left, and go to second stop sign. Turn left on Brainard Ave. Gym Is second building on left. If entering Gate 5, go to second traffic light, turn left on Brainard Ave, and follow it to the gym. Registration: Send registration form and check (payable to “IMWRF”) to: Thomas G. Boots, 6530 Robert Dr, Harlem, GA 30814, Attn: SE Indoor Deadline: 4 March 2009 Late Registration: 6 March 2009, at gym from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 7 March 2009, at gym from 7:00 am until closing. 8 March 2009, at gym 7:00 am until start of first line. E-mail : boots6530@charter.net Schedule: Saturday 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Will shoot a third line if needed at 4:00 pm. Sunday 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: There are numerous motels located at the I-20 and Dyes Parkway exit. There are some motels on Gordon Highway and I-620 (Bobby Jones Expressway) Miscellaneous Info: There are numerous eating establishments in the area with excellent food and beverages. Augusta is the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, and has some outstanding history that can be explored. Additional Info: Make sure that you have vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and a picture ID in order to enter Ft. Gordon. If you carry any firearms, they must be cased and stored separately from the ammunition. If stopped for a vehicle spot-check, declare the weapon, and tell the security officer that you are going to Range 14 for recreational shooting. Additional Contacts: Call Tom Boots at 706-556-3240 (home) or 706 7998457(cell), or go to our website, gbaa-archery.com. Host 3: Location: Directions:

Chickasaw Archery Club 800 Pitts Point Road, Shepherdsville, KT 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. Registration: Glen Baxter, 9301 Whitley Road, Louisville, KY 40272 Tel: 502-361-9987. E-mail: gbaxter@Heiltrailer.com Deadline: March 1, 2009. Late Registration: At range. Late registration fees of $15 will apply Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Saturday: 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. Please select both shooting times when registering. Accommodations: Motel 6, Exit 117, I-65, 800-486-8356. Miscellaneous Info: All requested shoot times will be honored. If conflict, please submit e-mail address or cell number. All times are EST.

2009 SOUTHEASTERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL May 23-24, 2009 Host 1: Location: Directions:

Gator Bowmen 10404 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL The property is 3.4 miles west of I-75 (Exit 382) on the right-hand side of the road. The range property

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Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Additional Info:

is on the west side of Williston Road (FL 121) 400 feet north of SW 105th Avenue. Florida Archery Association, Tim Austin, Sec/Treas, 1710 SW 76th Ter, Gainesville’ FL 32607-3418. Tel: 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914. E-mail: flarchery@earthlink.net or flarchery@bellsouth.net Postmarked 16 May 2009, phone or e-mail 21 May 2009 ($2 extra to pay at shoot) Onsite registration late fees apply as per Registration Form. Saturday, 23 May – 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am 28 Field. After lunch: 14 Animal. Sunday 24 May – 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am 28 Hunter. Comfort Inn West, 3440 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608, 352-264-1771, $84.00 per night. Quality Inn (FL683) $64.99 per night plus tax – Rodeway Inn (FL625) $42.99 per night plus tax. Both Quality Inn and Rodeway Inn at same location, 3.4 miles from Gator Bowmen Range at I-75 and Williston Rd (3455 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville FL 32608). Phone, 352378-2405. Quality Inn, gm.FL683@choicehotels. com Rodeway Inn, gm.FL625@choicehotels.com Closest RV Parks to range are: Out of Towners RV Park, 21151 N E Highway 27, Williston, FL 32696, 352-528-9222 and Williston Crossing RV Resort, 410 N E 5th St, Williston, FL 32696, 352-528-7100). There is no camping allowed at the range.

May 23-24, 2009 Host 2: Location:

Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations: Additional Info:

Jun 6-7, 2009 Host 3: Location:

Directions:

Registration: Pre-registration deadline: Late registration: Schedule:

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Campgrounds:

Chickasaw Archery Club 800 Pitts Point Rd, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, 502543-4928 20 miles south of Louisville on I-65 to Exit 117. Go west 4.0 miles to Pitts Point Rd, turn left 0.09 miles to range Glen Baxter, 9301 Whitley Rd, Louisville, KY 40272. Cell # 502-262-6738. E-mail, gbaxter@Heiltrailer.com Friday, May 22, 2009 $15.00 Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am Motel 6, I-65, Exit 117 All times EDT. Keowee Bowmen Archery Club, Inc. Clemson, SC State Road 133 and Archery Club Road between Six Mile and Clemson From Clemson on US 123 (Tiger Blvd), turn under the train trestle onto SC 133, beside Sonic Drive In. Go north on SC 133 5.2 miles to Archery Club Road on the left. Large arrow and club sign. Archery Club is approximately 300 yards on your left. S. Dale Smith, 149 Low Road, Six Mile, SC 29682. Tel: 864-868-9422. E-mail: sdalesmith@yahoo.com June 5, 2009 at clubhouse until 8:00 pm At the clubhouse at the range before 8:00 pm on Friday, June 5th. Assembly at the clubhouse both days at 8:00 am for announcements and shooting assignments. Shooting times approximately 8:30 am both days. 28 Field Saturday morning, then lunch, and 14 Animal in afternoon. 28 Hunter Sunday, with awards as soon as scores posted. Host motel is Comfort Inn, 1305 Tiger Blvd, 864-6533600. Rate is $68.00 plus tax, for four people max to a room. Continental breakfast at 6:00 am. Request “Archery Tournament Rate.” Several other nationwide motels are along Tiger Blvd. Ten sites at the Clubhouse with 110 volt power hookup only. Bathrooms and hot showers. Call 864-8689422 to reserve a spot, or e-mail sdalesmith@yahoo.

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com - $10.00 per night. Miscellaneous Info: Practice Range and 28-target Red Range open 9:00 am Friday; June 5th. $5.00 fee covers all day practice. Cub and Youth free. Food will be available both days at the clubhouse and cold water will be on the ranges. Other refreshments will be available for purchase. Out-of-Section NFAA guests are welcome to participate. All guests will shoot in one class. Additional Contacts: Call Perry Burns, 864-878-9030, or Emmitt Tyree, 864-653-5632, or Jimmy Renner, 864-238-3260

2009 SOUTHEASTERN 3-D SECTIONAL April 4-5, 2009 Host 1: Location: Directions:

Registration:

Sandune Archery Club Socastee Recreation Park, Myrtle Beach, SC Heading toward Myrtle Beach on SC 544 from Conway, exit south onto SC 707 soon after going over bridge. Turn right onto Enterprise Rd, then go 1.5 miles to Butler Rd and turn left. Go 0.3 miles and turn right into park. Follow signs to range. Sandune Archery Club, P.O. Box 30715, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588.Tel: 843-340-3025. E-mail: sandunearchery@gmail.com.

Pre-registration deadline: Late registration:

April 1, 2009 We will be holding late registration on Friday, April 3rd, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Socastee Station, located at 4504 Socastee Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, 843-293-2937. Schedule: Saturday: 8:00 am sign-in, 8:30 am assembly. At 9:00 am, shoot 20 marked targets on course #1. After lunch break, shoot 20 marked targets on Course #2. Sunday: 8:40 am assembly, then at 9:00 am, shoot 20 marked targets on course #3. Must shoot all three rounds. Accommodations: Super 8 Motel, 3450 Highway 17 Bypass, S. Myrtle Beach, 29588, 843-293-6100. Super 8 is host motel and closet to range. Red Roof Inn, 2801 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, 843-626-4444. Myrtle Beach has all the major chains and the prices should be reasonable in early April. Miscellaneous Info: With split locations for the SE 3-D Sectional, awards will be given out after last location is finished. Visit www.sandunearchery.com for map and more information. Wings and snacks will be provided and a full menu is available There are several campgrounds nearby. Contact club for info. Restaurants are all over, and seafood is plentiful. Additional Contacts: Contact Dan Grinolds at dgrinolds@sc.rr.com, or Bobby Flores at bobbyzarrow@g.mail.com

July 11-12, 2009 Host 2: Location: Directions:

Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Accommodations:

Gator Bowmen 10404 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL The property is 3.4 miles west of I-75 (Exit 382) on the right-hand side of the road. The range property is on the west side of Williston Road (FL 121) 400 feet north of SW 105th Avenue. Florida Archery Association, Tim Austin, Sec/Treas, 1710 SW 76th Ter, Gainesville’ FL 32607-3418. Tel: 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914. E-mail: flarchery@earthlink.net or flarchery@bellsouth.net Postmarked 4 July 2009, phone or e-mail 9 July 2009 ($2 extra to pay at shoot) Onsite registration late fees apply as per Registration Form. Saturday, 11 July: 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am shoot 20 marked 3-D targets. After lunch shoot 20 marked 3-D targets. Sunday, 12 July: 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am shoot 20 marked 3-D targets. Comfort Inn West, 3440 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608, 352-264-1771, $84.00 per night. Quality

Additional Info:

Inn (FL683) $64.99 per night plus tax – Rodeway Inn (FL625) $42.99 per night plus tax. Both Quality Inn and Rodeway Inn at same location, 3.4 miles from Gator Bowmen Range at I-75 and Williston Rd (3455 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville FL 32608). Phone, 352378-2405. Quality Inn, gm.FL683@choicehotels. com Rodeway Inn, gm.FL625@choicehotels.com Closest RV Parks to range are: Out of Towners RV Park, 21151 N E Highway 27, Williston, FL 32696, 352-528-9222 and Williston Crossing RV Resort, 410 N E 5th St, Williston, FL 32696, 352-528-7100). There is no camping allowed at the range.

and world-class treasures you will ever find. I would like to give you a few places to visit while you are here. Just to name a few, these stops are easy to visit on day trips: The Aztec Ruins National Monument, Salmon Ruins, Ship Rock and Chaco Canyon. The land around Farmington is the Traditional Homeland of the Navajo, Jicarilla, Ute and Hopi nations. So come out for a great tournament and stay a few extra days, we would love to have you. Bob Borges NMBA President and State NFAA Director

July 11-12, 2009 Host 3: Location: Directions:

Ft. Lauderdale Archers 4590 Peters Rd, Plantation, FL 33317 From I-95, exit on Davie Blvd (Rt. 736) and go west to Peters Rd. The range entrance will be on the left hand side immediately past Peters Road. Registration: Florida Archery Association, Tim Austin, Sec/Treas, 1710 SW 76th Ter, Gainesville’ FL 32607-3418. Tel: 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914. E-mail: flarchery@earthlink.net or flarchery@bellsouth.net Deadline: Postmarked 4 July 2009, phone or e-mail 9 July 2009 ($2 extra to pay at shoot) Late Registration: Onsite registration late fees apply as per Registration Form. Schedule: Saturday, 11 July: 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am shoot 20 marked 3-D targets. After lunch shoot 20 marked 3-D targets. Sunday, 12 July: 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am shoot 20 marked 3-D targets. Accommodations: Host motel: Quality Inn Express Hotel and Suites, 1701 N University Dr, Plantation, FL 33222, 954472-5600. Mention Archery tournament for these reduced rates: $75.00 per night with hot breakfast. Additional Contacts: Host club contact: Bill Coulter, 954-584-1616, cell 954-292-4310

SOUTHWESTERN SECTION Becky Pearson, Councilwoman becky@frankpearson.com

2009 SOUTHWESTERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 20-21, 2009 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations: Campgrounds: Additional Info:

San Juan Archers Farmington, NM In Farmington, take 20th St or 30th St to Butler Ave, turn north to Pinion Hills Blvd, then turn west onto Pinion Hills. At the bottom of the hill turn north on the dirt road for 3/4 of a mile, turn west up the hill at the sign and range is located 1/4 mile up the road. San Juan Archers, Jay Boushee, 1508 Mossey Cup Drive, Farmington, NM 87401. Tel: 505-801-1240 None. Friday, June 19th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturday, June 20th, 6:00 am to 7:00 am, at the range. Saturday: 28 Field and 14 Animal starting at 8:00 am. Sunday: 28 Hunter starting at 8:00 am. La Quinta Inn, 800-531-5900; Holiday Inn Express, 505-325-2545, Travelodge, 505-327-0242, Days Inn, 505-325-3700 There’s rough camping at the range. The Four Corners area of New Mexico is quite unique in the Southwest. It is full of diverse cultures and people of all races. Since a lot of you will be using vacation time to attend this tournament, the Farmington area holds some of the most vibrant scenery ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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WAY BACK WHEN—NFAA’S ATTIC continued from page 25 has managed to save at least one copy of every issue published since then. These magazines probably document 90% of NFAA’s history, and together with the recorded proceedings of the annual NFAA Directors’ meeting, comprise the heart and soul of NFAA’s seventy year history. I was hoping to get all these documents organized and securely stored in dedicated cabinets and shelves in the Redlands back storeroom, but, unfortunately, the job was not financially feasible. Instead, I established a computerized database program which listed all the documents by media type, general title, principal author or editor, and year published. I also recorded, on an office layout drawing, the location of each document or labeled (denoted “A” through “I”) storage box. The move to Yankton obviously made the office map obsolete. Essentially, we must re-create new inventories of all NFAA artifacts and archives. Hopefully, we didn’t lose too many documents during the DIY, “lock, stock and barrel” move. Our facilities in Yankton have ample space for a much larger NFAA Museum, as well as space for all the NFAA Archives. As NFAA Historian, and hopefully with the help of the to-be-named NFAA Museum Curator and a few volunteers, it’s my job to clean-up and reconfigure the new NFAA Attic. This job should be completed this year. In the meantime, if you wish to see the NFAA

doesn’t help a bit if you wish to read or borrow a document. The NFAA has neither the budget nor the staff to support a lending library. Once we re-inventory and reorganize our archives, we may make the Archives an adjunct section of the NFAA Museum. Then, museum visitors may be able to browse through the files, peruse what’s interesting, and maybe make copies of selected text or photos. We hope to have more positive news to report later this year. ■

document database as developed in 2001, visit the NFAA website, www.fieldarchery.com, then in the left-hand menu, click on “NFAA History.” Once you get to the Historian’s webpage, click on the hyperlink, “Historical archery documents archived at NFAA Headquarters.” The five-page list shows what we have in the NFAA Archives, but 52 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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than that, my role was to stay calm and keep the atmosphere light-hearted and fun. Several times at competitions, she asked me to leave and watch from a distance. She knew that there was too much stress and concern in my face and body language. She didn’t need that. I would tell her, “I love you...and enjoy the tournament,” as I walked away. As an archer, are those close to you harming your performance? If so, you need to have a serious conversation with them. Describe to them what kind of tournament relationship would be the most beneficial for you. When they are saying and doing things that bother you, address

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