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October / November 2008 Vol. 28 • No. 5 © 2008 NFAA®

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way back when

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coach’s corner

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covering up

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mental management

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2008-2009 TOURNAMENT DATES AND LOCATIONS THE NFAA EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY THE IMPORTANCE OF A SUBCONSCIOUS RELEASE

HUNTING TIPS: BECOME INVISIBLE TO THE DEER GETTING STARTED ON YOUR MENTAL GAME? PELLEGRINO: DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

COVER STORY TOP PHOTO: 2008 Professional Shooters of the Year Holly Larson and Jimmy Butts BOTTOM PHOTO: 2008 Amateur Shooters of the Year Georgianna Braden and Randy Hinkelman Photos courtesy of Paul Davison. If you search this magazine page-by-page, you may never find the name of our current Executive Secretary. NFAA Club and State Association officers may know the name, but the average NFAA member probably doesn’t know that Marihelen Rogers has been our extremely proficient Executive Secretary and Editor since 1997. Very few members outside the Council and Board of Directors know that in February, 2006, Marihelen Rogers received the prestigious NFAA President’s Award, the second highest award bestowed by the NFAA. Now you know who she is.

tournament information and registration forms 5 bowhunter’s showcase 32 easton sports development foundation II & nfaa joint scholarship program application 47 the saga of a barebow nfaa hall of fame honoree: david hughes 51 section & state association news 56 nfaa council & board of directors contact list

Read all about the chronological history of the NFAA executive secretary in Paul Davison’s “Way Back When” article on page 23.

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Visit our Web site www.fieldarchery.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-811-2331 EDITORIAL BOARD Bruce Cull Brian Sheffler Paul Davison Douglas Joyce EDITOR Marihelen Rogers NFAA Executive Secretary PUBLISHER Rogers Printing Inc. 3350 Main St. PO Box 215 Ravenna MI 49451-0215 ELECTRONIC LAYOUT P. A. Rogers SALES MANAGER Jim Stewart DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Scott Robbins

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Correspondence concerning the NFAA’s policies and operations should be directed to the NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078. Contributions and correspondence pertaining to this magazine should be directed to: Marihelen Rogers, Editor, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 (605) 260-9279 • E-mail: nfaarchery@aol.com NFAA Section and State Association News should be directed to: Paul Davison, Section and State News Editor 2787 Winston Way, Duluth, GA 30096 Fax (770) 476-7488 E-mail (preferred): stringwalker@att.net

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PAIGE PEARCE of Red Bluff, CA is shown with the 350 lb. black bear she shot in December last year. Her sixteen-yard shot was through the heart and dropped the bear in its tracks. Paige is now 13 years old and has been a member of NFAA since the age of 6. In addition to hunting, she is an accomplished target archer and finished first in her division at both the 2007 and 2008 Outdoor Nationals as well as the 2008 Vegas Shoot. Paige also finished second at the US Archery National Target Championship and the Jr. World Trials tournament, which puts her on the International Team traveling to Antalya, Turkey for the 10th Jr. World Championships in October.

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Since the founding of the NFAA in 1939, the two most significant milestones in its history both happened in 2008, its 69th year: First, NFAA Headquarters was moved “lock, stock and barrel” to South Dakota after being firmly entrenched in southern California (Redlands area) since the very beginning. Second, the 63rd National Outdoor Championship this year is first-ever NFAA archery tournament held on its own property. The accompanying map shows that the four, 28-target, NFAA ranges are within a few hundred yards of Headquarters, while the fifth, Crazy Horse, is on nearby City property, and the temporary 3-D ranges are located just across the Missouri River in Nebraska. The Yankton site is an abso-

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article and photos by Paul Davison lutely ideal venue for a national tournament. Two motels are adjacent to our property, and there are plenty of other accommodations and restaurants within a short drive. In fact, the Best

Western Kelly Inn, the host motel, and MinerDarrington last year, the 2008 host club, Dava’s, its on-site restaurant, provided dedicated kota Archery, opted to go for “Best 3 of 5” once indoor space for tournament registration, scoragain. Simply, here’s the format: ing and awards presentations, the trade show, Monday, 28 Field; Tuesday, 28 Hunter; breakfast and lunch buffets, as well as the special Wednesday, 28 Animal; Thursday, 28 Field; and (and free) Archers Appreciation Dinner. MinerFriday, 28 Hunter. The total of one Field round, va’s also catered all the on-range food and bevone Hunter round and the Animal round is the erage services. To top it off, all the ranges are best one can score for the week. Each competireasonably flat — something we haven’t seen for tor had the option of: (1) shooting all five days a long time! The fact that we now have a perand discarding their lower Field and Hunter manent, self-contained Field Archery complex scores, (2) shooting only Monday, Tuesday and does not mean that every National Outdoor will Wednesday, (3) shooting only Tuesday, Wednesbe held in Yankton. According to current NFAA day and Thursday, or (4) shooting only Wednesrules, venue selection remains an open bidding day, Thursday and Friday. A few shooters decidprocess. Next year, the National Outdoor is ed to rest on Tuesday and Thursday, and opted near Mechanicsburg, PA. to shoot on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The format for the back-to-back Unmarked Wednesday was the only day all competitors had 3-D and National Outdoor Championships was to shoot. the same as when the tournaments were held With the 3-day/5-day format, it meant that in Yankton in 2005 and 2006; namely, thirty those wishing to shoot both tournaments were 3-D animal targets on two different ranges on not required to stay a full seven days. Now, one Saturday and Sunday, followed by five, 28-tarcontinued on pg. 8 get, field archery rounds Monday through Friday. These were two NEVER accept second best... separate tournaments; that is, one 452X For no creep could register to shoot in either and good speed or both tournaments. Moreover, Bowstring & Serving Material 8125 anyone, including those not beFor highest speed To take the best shot you can’t compromise on any of your equipment. That includes longing to the NFAA, could regisselecting bowstring and serving material 450 Plus tailored specifically to your needs. ter and shoot in Dakota Archery’s For total stability BCY offers the best quality and value, DynaFlight 97 23rd Annual Whitetail Classic, the widest variety of colors and High strength Dyneema which was held simultaneously on material, and the best in service B B 500 500 and technical knowhow from the same ranges as the Unmarked For traditional bows people who really understand archery. 3-D. See our web site for our In golf, a “mulligan” is a shot full range of bowstring retaken. At this year’s National and serving materials, or contact us Outdoor, a mulligan means that for a catalog. you discard your lower Field and Hunter 28-target scores. This 697 Middle Street, Middletown, CT 06457 U.S.A. “Best 3 of 5” format was the same Phone: 860-632-7115 Fax: 860-632-5775 as first tried in 2006. Although the e-mail: bcyray@msn.com • www.bcyfibers.com classic 5-day format was used at

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The 2008 National Outdoor and Unmarked 3-D Championships

YANKTON, SD ■ JULY 19-25, 2008

could combine the 3-D with option (2) above for just five consecutive days: Saturday through Wednesday. Also, since all participants had to be there on Wednesday for the Animal round, the traditional Opening Ceremonies and ProAm team event were moved from Sunday to Wednesday evening. Prior to the Pro-Am, all participants were invited to try the Ford ShootDown for $3000 in prize money (See Wednesday, below). Preceding both the Shoot-Down and Pro-Am, we everyone was treated to a free Archers Appreciation Dinner (BBQ), courtesy of the Yankton Chamber of Commerce.

Although the cost of travel impacted this year’s attendance somewhat, the NFAA, the host club (Dakota Archery), and all tournament sponsors were quite pleased with the turn-out. Kelly Inn was full, Minerva’s was full, the practice range was full, and four of the five 28-target field ranges were fully utilized the entire week. Looking at each day’s tally, it appears that 96% of the registrants planned to stay around all five days. The mulligan option seemed to be more important than shortening their vacation by two days. Several shooters, especially those with big leads after Wednesday, decided to play golf or go fishing on Thursday or Friday. The following paragraphs summarize the day-by-day highlights for all seven days. With the mulligan provisions offered to the five-day National Outdoor shooters, it is difficult to assess the closeness of many races until the last day, Friday. Under the classic five-day format, if a top shooter happened to have a bad Monday or Tuesday, he could very well be out of the Championship, and would be shooting for “funsies” the rest of the week. Now, by taking his mulligans Cody Denton of Montana shoots his recurve on the 3-D range for his low Field and Hunter rounds, A corn-fed Mule Deer in the Nebraska woods he always has a chance to catch up. Moreover, since there is no mulligan for the single Animal round, it puts more pressure on the top shooters to have their best day on Wednesday. Saturday, July 19th This was the third year that the NFAA National Unmarked 3-D Championship was held in conjunction with the National Outdoor. The whole idea behind the combo is that each tourna-

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California’s Sandy McCain shoots the Traditional style on the Unmarked 3-D range

ment will feed off the other — those dyed-inthe-wool 3-D shooters will stay on and shoot the spots, and those spot-shooters will arrive early and shoot the 3-D. Also, this was the first year at Yankton where the 3-D had its own, standalone ranges, instead of infringing upon the field archery courses. Top score Saturday was a great 340 (out of possible 360) by Tim Gillingham, 2006 Pro Shooter of the Year. Fellow Pros, Dave Cousins and Jeff Helsley, followed closely with 336 and 334, respectively. The Senior Pros were led by Burley Hall, 336, followed by Tom Crowe and Allan Ruddock, both with 334. Shawn Greathouse also shot a 334 on Saturday to lead the AMFS

The NFAA Unmarked 3-D and Dakota Archery’s Whitetail Classic champions pose with their hardware

group. The fixed-pin, no-scope, AMBHFS group was led by Matt Schmitz and Shane Hazledine with outstanding 332’s, with Brad Wolf’s 330 was only two points behind. PFFS Sherry Hott, also with a 330, led all women shooters on Saturday. Top finger-shooter was Rodney Huffman with a 326, followed closely by fellow Pros Charlie Owens and Guy Rose, both with 324. For a little R & R Saturday evening, Dakota Archery hosted its 23rd Annual Whitetail Classic Seminar, with plenty of hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and featuring a talk by Dave Cousins on the “Inside Secrets of a World Champion.” continued on pg. 10

The new NFAA Headquarters building gets its picture taken with all the 3-D medalists

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The 2008 National Outdoor and Unmarked 3-D Championships

YANKTON, SD ■ JULY 19-25, 2008

Sunday, July 20th Sunday’s agenda was essentially identical to Saturday’s, except there was a 9:00 am shotgun start rather than Saturday’s casual start (backups are more prevalent in a casual start). For the Pros, today’s 30-target 3-D round proved substantially more difficult than what they shot Saturday. Not a single Pro showed a higher score. Tim Gillingham managed a fine 334 to better Dave Cousins and Jeff Helsley by 11 and 12 points, respectively. Sherry Hott was 20 points down from Saturday’s score, but still won the PFFS title by one point over Ginger Morehead, 640 to 639. Pro finger shooters Rodney Huffman and Charlie Owens both shot 320 on Sunday, giving the Championship to Huffman by two points. For the Senior Pros, Saturday’s leader Burley Hall dropped 23 points, and lost to Tom Crowe by 11 points, 660 to 649. Allan Ruddock had a bad day, and was passed by Phil McCoy (648) for third place in SPMFS. The highest score of the day was a 340 shot by Ethan Cole in AMFS, who tied Shawn Greathouse for first place, but lost the championship to Shawn in the tie-break. Both scored 666, while Todd Finkelson finished third with a 662. Although it was close on Saturday, Matt Schmitz won the AMBHFS title by 11 points over Shane Hazledine, 656 to 645. Brad Wolf dropped from a tie for second to fifth, and was passed by both Joshua Weber and Lynn Hoch for third and fourth, respectively. Complete results for the 2008 Unmarked 3-D Championship are listed elsewhere in this issue, as well as on www.fieldarchery.com. The Unmarked 3-D Championship and Whitetail Classic awards were presented in the assembly room at Minerva’s about one hour after all scores were turned in. Once all the awards were presented, and all posing for the Mom’s camera 10 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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was over, the entire group of medalists walked over to the new NFAA Headquarters building (still under construction at the time) for an inaugural group photo. Monday, July 21st With five 28-target ranges, everyone, except Cubs, got to shoot a different range each day. The Cubs alternated between Crazy Horse and Rushmore ... the only two ranges staked for Cubs. Since there was very little variation of terrain and target orientation among the five ranges, no single range could be called the “easiest” or “hardest.” There may be more distractions on Crazy Horse, however, since the first eight targets run along the scenic Missouri River. Although there were some very good scores shot on today’s Field round, most of the shooters were somewhat disappointed. Young Adult Tristan Skarvan’s 544 score was three points better than Adult Freestyler Andrea Lamke’s 541, followed by Shelley Saxwold’s 540. 2007 Shooter of the Year Randy Hinkelman was only six points off perfect with a 554 in AMFS. Bill Hakl led AMBHFS with a super 547, two points better than the 545 by Tom Ewers. Although from the Cub stakes, the best scores of the day were by CFFS Emily Fischer and CMFS Michael DeCosta with 553 and 557, respectively. Among the The CFFS and CFFSL girls shoot their second target for score on the Crazy Horse range

After 19 years of “just fishin’,” Denny Cline returns to shoot barebow with old friend David Hughes. Denny has six National Outdoor silver bowls, while David collected his twelfth this week

Pros, Tim Gillingham, Jesse Broadwater, Duane Price and Canada’s Dietmar Trillus were tied with 557’s in PMFS. Jamie Van Natta’s 551 was two points better than Christie Colin’s 549 in PFFS, and Pro finger-shooter Bob Gentry got off to a big lead with an impressive 542. Talk among the entire NFAA contingent this week was that this could be the last hurrah for eleven-time National Outdoor Barebow champion, David Hughes. Dave was about to lose his cancerous larynx by surgery ... supposedly leaving him with the inability to hold his breath long enough to draw, aim and shoot properly. A special effort was made have a reunion of his old barebow buddies here this week. Denny Cline, a six-time AMBB champion, and who was Dave’s main competition in his heyday, returned after a 19-year absence. In addition, old barebow friends Dick Hanlon and Larry Watkins returned to shoot the National Outdoor after an absence of over ten years. Although very weak, and needing some rest during the round, David Hughes shot a 475 Field round to lead a rusty Denny Cline by 10 points in SMBB. Meanwhile, in another bragging-rights competition, AMBH Richard Bromley’s 506 was five points better than AMBB stringwalker Rick Stark’s 501.

Tuesday, July 22nd The 3-day/5-day format makes it somewhat confusing to many scoreboard watchers. Although it’s easy to see, “who’s leading on Monday,” it doesn’t mean that they’re leading the tournament. Today, it’s the first Hunter round, and one must remember that the sum of the Monday and Tuesday scores may not be the same as the sum of the “High Field” and “High Hunter” scores at the end of the week. Nevertheless, here are Tuesday’s highlights: Both Richard Bromley (511) and Rick Stark (506) increased their leads by over 100 points in AMBH and AMBB, respectively. Richard also increased his bragging-rights lead over Rick by ten points. Tom Ewers jumped ahead of Bill Hakl in AMBHFS by shooting a really great 548 Hunter round, while Randy Hinkelman added a 555 to increase his “apparent” lead in AMFS to seven points. Finger-shooter Dave Hryn shot a 527 Hunter to go with his 522 Field to increase his AMFSL lead to 18 points. CMFS Michael DeCosta was again near-perfect with a 556 Hunter. Pros Erika Anschutz and Jamie Van Natta both shot 551’s, leaving Jamie with a 4-point lead over Erika and an 8-point lead over continued on pg. 12

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YANKTON, SD ■ JULY 19-25, 2008 point, and Duane Price, Tim Gillingham and Josh Schaff by three points.

The Graybeard Society meets after Tuesday’s round for another liars’ contest

Christie Colin, who shot a 546 Hunter. In PMFS, Jesse Broadwater shot a super 559, a mere single point off perfect, to lead Dietmar Trillus by one

Wednesday, July 23rd There are no second chances with the Animal round. Today, everybody, whether a 3-day or 5-day shooter, must shoot 28 Animal targets. Moreover, with the Animals on Wednesday rather than on the traditional Friday, what used to be a more-or-less “fun-round,” suddenly becomes the most important round of the entire tournament. Before the one-point bonus spot was added in 2003, the perfect score for 28 Animals was a “routine” 560 for the top shooters. Now, perfect is 588. There were 21 shooters who shot a 580 or better. Three of these were non-Pros: AMFS Randy Hinkelman, 582, YAFFS Tristan Skarvan, 580, and CFFS Emily Fischer, 580. It’s needless to say that these three held substantial leads in their divisions. Six 581’s and three 582’s were shot by the pro freestyle men, while Pros Shane Wills and Jesse Broadwater dropped only three and two bonus points, respectively. At the end of the Animal round, Andrea Lamke led Kathy Pindell and Shelley Saxwold by three and five points, respectively, in AFFS, and Tim Ewers held the same margins over Bill

Freestyle Limited Pros Ryan Leonard, Randy Brabec and Jamie Jennings shoot the Animal round. Jamie (with chew-strap) grabbed third place A minor backup on the Missouri range

All registered shooters were invited to the Ford Shoot-Down

Southwestern Section Councilwoman and NFAA Pro Becky Pearson nails a big black bear on the Missouri range 12 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Pros Erika Anschutz and Christie Colin on the Missouri range. Erika and Christie finished the week second and third, respectively

Hakl and Matt Schmitz in AMBHFS. PFFS Jamie Van Natta shot a fine 579 Animal, and increased her lead over Erika Anschutz and Christie Colin by six and ten points, respectively. In Pro men,

Ford Shoot-Down winners (L-to-R): Andrew Wilson (MT), $500, Reo Wilde (ID), $500, Jon Eide (ND), $1500, and Dennis Neely (CA), $1000 Because of the wind, the usual clay pigeon targets couldn’t be used for the Pro-Am this year

Jesse Broadwater had an apparent six point lead over Shane Wills, and a seven point lead over Josh Schaff and Duane Price. The only way Shane could catch Jesse was to shoot perfect 560’s on both Thursday and Friday, and Jesse make no improvement to his score. In the nostalgic SMBB competition, ailing David Hughes shot a great 560 Animal round, and could essentially claim his twelfth silver bowl without shooting the next two days. Second place Denny Cline would have to average over 500 both Thursday and Friday to catch Dave. Wednesday’s remaining daylight hours were fun-filled. At 5:00 pm, all registered shooters, NFAA staff, exhibitors, and their families were continued on pg. 14 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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The 2008 National Outdoor and Unmarked 3-D Championships

YANKTON, SD ■ JULY 19-25, 2008

invited to a sit-down, picnic-style, barbeque dinner in the assembly hall, courtesy of the Yankton Chamber of Commerce. Then at 6:30, we all went outside to the practice range for the Opening Ceremonies, followed immediately by the Ford Shoot-Down. The Shoot-Down was tailored after the WAF 3-Star Tour Mustang ShootOff. Basically, it’s a matter of survival. Everyone shoots one arrow at the closest distance (here, 20 yards). Then, only those shooting the highest score advance the next line (30 yards). The survivors keep going back another ten yards at a time until there’s a winner. Ten shooters advanced to 80 yards, and five of these would have gone back to 90 yards, but there was no 90-yard line. Instead, a one-arrow tie-breaker at 80 yards was used to pick the first four places. Closest arrow to the center of the target face was determined to be first place, second place by the second closest, and so on. Jon Eide earned first place and the $1500 top prize, Dennis Neely was second and won $1000, while Reo Wilde and Andrew Wilson each won $500. The format of annual Pro-Am team event was also changed somewhat. For maximum spectator appeal, the traditional Pro-Am targets are clay pigeons, delicately mounted on the face of the target butts. The butts are spaced from

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Pros Jesse Broadwater and Josh Schaff spot for Shane Wills and Rodger Willett on the Lewis & Clark range

20 to 60 yards at ten yard intervals. Basically, the team that breaks the most clay pigeons in the fewest number of shots splits the prize money. This year, however, it was judged to be too windy to keep the clay pigeons securely mounted. Instead, a special outdoor Pro-Am paper target (derived from the special Mustang Shoot-Off target) was used. See accompanying photo. Pro Tom Crowe and his randomly-selected “amateur” teammate Jon Eide (yes, the same Jon Eide that won the Shoot-Down) shot 197 and split $378 first-place money. Jimmy Butts and Tim Sargent were second with a 196 and $210. The complete Pro-Am tally may be seen elsewhere in this issue. Thursday, July 24th This is the day that the scoreboard watchers are saying, “What happened?” For example, in AFFS, former champion Sue Weinstein jumped from nowhere into first place, all because she skipped Monday, and hadn’t scored a Field round until today. Sue finished the day two points ahead of Andrea Lamke and Georgiana Braden, and four points ahead of Shelley Saxwold and Kathy Pindell. Larry Hix made the same big jump (going from last to first) in MSMFS by shooting a 545 today for his one and

only Field round. Another big move was Matt Schmitz’s jump from third to first in AMBHFS ... one point ahead of Tim Ewers and six points ahead of Bill Hakl and Steve Wagner. Some close matches that would obviously depend on Friday’s Hunter round included: (1) Jennifer Doerry’s one point lead over Julene Hakl in AFBHFS, (2) Jerry Avery’s two point lead over Rocky Chisholm in SMBH, and (3) Ed Christman’s four point lead over Michael Whiteside in SMFS. Most of other shooters who had “comfortable” leads (ten or more points) after Wednesday’s Animal round, maintained their leads today. For the professionals, “comfortable” is more like a six point margin.

Jesse Broadwater (front) finished the week with a 1705, just three points off a perfect 1708!

Master Seniors Dick Hanlon (MI), Louie Travis (IN), Larry Watkins (IN) and Monty Heishman (TX) shoot on the Crazy Horse range next to the mighty Missouri River

the last scorecard was turned in. Today, with the fast fingers of Marihelen Rogers, laptop computers, and smart algorithms that know how handle mulligans, the final tournament results are available in almost real-time. This year, the Award Ceremonies were delayed a bit by the necessity of having a couple of tie-breaker shoot-offs, and because a few award-recipients had gone back to their rooms to “freshen-up.” Nevertheless, the first award was presented five minutes before the scheduled time of 5:00 pm. In addition to all the 63rd National Outdoor Championship awards, the male and female, professional and amateur, NFAA 2008 Shooter of the Year continued on pg. 16

Another unique feature of the 3-Day/5-Day format is that flight breakdowns are based on the higher Field round score. This means that if you’re in style/division with sixteen or more shooters, you don’t know which Flight you’re in until late Friday afternoon. Friday, July 25th For those of us who attended National Outdoor tournaments back in the 70’s and 80’s, we were very fortunate to see the final results tabulated and posted in less than three hours after

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Jimmy Butts shows his perfect target (at 70 yards) after the shoot-off with Dave Cousins for 2008 Pro “Shooter of the Year”

awards were presented. After this week’s final event, Dave Cousins and Jimmy Butts were actually tied for Pro Male Shooter of the Year, and a four-arrow, sudden-death shoot-off was required. Jimmy earn the title with four perfect arrows at 70 yards (see accompanying photo). Holly Larson earned her first Pro Female Shooter of the Year title, as did Georgianna Braden in winning the Amateur Female Shooter of the Year trophy. Randy Hinkelman, 2007 Amateur Shooter of the Year, won the same title this year. All four of these fine NFAA shooters are shown on this issue’s cover . Photos of the champions The 2008 National Outdoor Champions and Shooters of the Year

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receiving their silver bowls may be seen online at www.stringwalker.net, the official adjunct to NFAA’s website. There’s not enough room here to go through all of Friday’s shooting highlights. The most exciting finish probably occurred in AFFS: Corrine McKenzie made up eleven points and finished in third place, while Shelley Saxwold gained thirteen points and captured the Championship. Sue Weinstein improved two points but dropped from first to second. Another flip-flop occurred in SMBH where champ Rocky Chisholm exchanged places with Jerry Avery. Although none of the Pro matches were too close, the loudest noise came from defending PMFS Champion Jesse Broadwater. Not only did Jesse score a perfect 560 on today’s Hunter round, but his 3-day total of 1705 was only three points off the absolutely perfect score of 1708. There were several other scoring records broken this week, particularly for the Animal round, but a detailed accounting is still in-work. The 2008 National Outdoor Championship final results follow this article, and they may also be seen at www.fieldarchery.com (click on “Results”).

As noted in the opening paragraph, this tournament was truly historic. The venue is nearly perfect, and since it’s integral with the newly-relocated NFAA Headquarters, you know we’ll be back ... not in 2009, but most assuredly in 2010. In June 2009, Yankton will host the IFAA World Bowhunter Championship followed immediately

by the NFAA Unmarked 3-D Championship. Also, remember that the 2009 National Outdoor Championship will be held near Mechanicsburg, PA, starting on July 22nd for five days. See you there! ■

2008 NFAA Outdoor Nationals RESULTS 1st Field

AFBB FLIGHT 1 CAY MCMANUS AFBHFS FLIGHT 1 JULENE HAKL JENNIFER DOERRY KIM KUCHTA MARCIA JONES AFBHFSL FLIGHT 1 LANA LYNDE AFFS FLIGHT 1 SHELLEY SAXWOLD SUSAN WEINSTEIN CORRINE MCKENZIE GEORGIANNA BRADEN ANDREA LAMKE KATHY PINDELL JESSICA HEEG JACKI TAYLOR SERENA FINLEY STACY PEARCE COLLEEN MCGOWAN MERISSA HUGHES BEVERLY RUESING HEIDI SNYDER AFFSL FLIGHT 1 JENNIFER GILLEY SUE BLICKENSTAFF AFFSLR/L FLIGHT 1 LYNN WALTER AFTRAD FLIGHT 1 SANDY MCCAIN AMBB FLIGHT 1 RICHARD STARK BILL BOWEN GILBERT WILSON KENNETH GURCHENSKY RON ST. CLAIR GLEN BAXTER RANDELL BRIMAGER RANDY KOOPMANN PHILLIP BALDOWSKI AMBH

2nd Field

Hi Field

1st 2nd Hi Animal Hunter Hunter Hunter

VA

471 453 471 542 466

MN AK SD IA

512 515 512 503

ND

412 407 412 524 420 418 420 1356

MI MD MD TX MN IL WI TX MN CA VA TX TX NY

540 0 537 531 541 530 521 504 514 518 502 496 494 530

OK MD

499 496 499 561 500 470 469 470 515 471

CO

441 448 448 549 462 455 462 1459

CA

371 374 374 450 398 396 398 1222

VA TX IN OH TX KY MO TX GA

501 475 457 458 456 476 0 413 370

515 511 509 508

543 537 543 542 531 531 532 529 529 532 0 499 485 0

516 485 483 483 478 471 473 423 405

515 515 512 508

543 537 543 542 541 531 532 529 529 532 502 499 494 530

516 485 483 483 478 476 473 423 405

564 559 565 559

573 575 570 569 574 577 572 569 561 565 559 553 554 570

561 552 544 552 531 534 543 543 486

510 516 501 491

534 542 530 541 537 542 532 529 532 512 508 511 495 0

506 467 491 465 456 461 442 434 394

0

TOTAL SCORE

525 503 484 506

547 544 541 535 537 542 0 0 527 519 511 0 0 0 0 0

511 489 487 466 491 457 454 398 388

466 1479 525 516 501 506

547 544 541 541 537 542 532 529 532 519 511 511 495 0

1604 1590 1578 1573

1663 1656 1654 1652 1652 1650 1636 1627 1622 1616 1572 1563 1543 1100

500 1560 471 1456

511 489 491 466 491 461 454 434 394

1588 1526 1518 1501 1500 1471 1470 1400 1285

FLIGHT 1 RICHARD BROMLEY OR TOM JOHNSON MN LYLE POLAND NE JOE MCMANUS VA AMBHFS FLIGHT 1 MATTHEW SCHMITZ WA STEVE WAGNER CA TIM EWERS VA WILLIAM HAKL MN TOM WAGNER NV STEVE LAMKE MN MARKUS DOERRY AK DAVE HARMS IA GARY MARRIER VT MICK MCJUNKIN MN STEWART HENDERSON SD JEFF HUMAN NY WALTER ERICKSON IL LARRY WATKINS JR IN FLIGHT 2 TIM EATON NC NATHAN TAYLOR TX JEFFREY FISCHER TX MIKE DAVIS MI TODD HANTEN SD JEFF STEVENS MN BILL WELDER SD DARRYL SANDOVAL NM JOE HEAVNER VA CHRIS COLFACK NE MIKE HENRICKSON SD SCOTT DAHLE MN LLOYD WILLIAMS MT TIMOTHY MORGAN CO AMBHFSL FLIGHT 1 WILLIAM CAIRES CO BRUCE WILLIAMSON OR LEROY CAPP SD DAVID ALLEN TX AMFS FLIGHT 1 RANDY HINKELMAN MD TIM SARGENT IA MICHAEL PESTILLI CT RANDY BALLARD IA TREY CRAWFORD TX

1st Field

2nd Field

Hi Field

1st 2nd Hi Animal Hunter Hunter Hunter

TOTAL SCORE

506 432 446 370

494 451 442 385

506 451 446 385

557 511 515 501

511 406 511 1574 459 0 459 1421 429 441 441 1402 379 384 384 1270

537 541 545 547 530 533 540 537 530 533 526 529 524 514

545 546 547 545 547 543 533 528 530 0 0 527 509 533

545 546 547 547 547 543 540 537 530 533 526 529 524 533

575 576 572 572 571 571 570 570 565 569 573 565 567 562

548 540 548 543 541 535 540 536 525 528 528 524 525 516

551 547 0 543 530 538 529 534 537 0 0 526 522 514

551 547 548 543 541 538 540 536 537 528 528 526 525 516

1671 1669 1667 1662 1659 1652 1650 1643 1632 1630 1627 1620 1616 1611

520 521 522 523 492 513 505 505 508 497 491 470 477 464

506 522 504 513 523 0 513 510 503 0 0 484 471 0

520 522 522 523 523 513 513 510 508 497 491 484 477 464

566 565 563 565 568 570 564 568 558 542 561 554 540 547

523 524 502 510 502 510 504 502 493 512 494 497 467 461

533 528 527 523 494 0 513 500 503 0 0 503 486 0

533 528 527 523 502 510 513 502 503 512 494 503 486 461

1619 1615 1612 1611 1593 1593 1590 1580 1569 1551 1546 1541 1503 1472

0 487 489 471

514 501 492 448

514 501 492 471

549 560 541 537

505 491 510 484

521 501 484 479

521 501 510 484

1584 1562 1543 1492

554 552 550 551 546

554 547 0 548 544

554 552 550 551 546

582 578 577 573 576

555 549 549 551 547

557 545 0 548 549

557 549 549 551 549

1693 1679 1676 1675 1671

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The 2008 National Outdoor and Unmarked 3-D Championships

YANKTON, SD ■ JULY 19-25, 2008 2008 NFAA Outdoor Nationals RESULTS

JON EIDE JC BRADWAY JEFF ROLLINGS LESLIE TOMOKIYO DUGIE DENTON JODY PLETAN TRACY NEAL PAUL FAY PAT PAGNELLA BERNARD PUNZALAN DAVID SMITH FLIGHT 2 CHARLES ROOF GARY CURL BILL LEWIS MIKE HOLLAND RICK CARDARELLI MICHAEL FLIER JOHN BARKSDALE PHILIP YOKIEL RAY MANFULL KEITH KLEIBOEKER CONRAD TYREE MATT KASUSKE STEVEN HARMEYER STEVEN BINGER JERRY FOUTS RUDY FITZSIMMONS FLIGHT 3 ANDREW RUSHING TERRY WRIGHT DENNIS DAIGLE RICK JASPER RICHARD ADAMS MICHAEL FINK ROB MONRAD MICHAEL O’NEILL MIKE NOELLE KEITH HOFER JARED BROWN OLIVER AUSTIN JAMES HABAS MARK EGGERS AMFSL FLIGHT 1 DAVE HRYN EARLE W BATEMAN IV MATT TURNER SCOTT WHITEFORD TRENT WITHERS JIM CLOOS PAUL LEWKOWICZ DAVE BLICKENSTAFF AMFSLR/L FLIGHT 1 DAVID WEARNE JEFF READ AMTRAD FLIGHT 1 THOMAS ADJUTANT GARY MCCAIN CFFS FLIGHT 1 EMILY FISCHER MOLLY VEITH CFFSL FLIGHT 1 SCHUYLER COMBS GABBY KEISER CMBB

1st Field

2nd Field

Hi Field

1st 2nd Hi Animal Hunter Hunter Hunter

ND NJ MO HI MT SD NY MN CA KS NE

545 545 545 540 535 543 542 0 531 521 520

551 550 547 550 550 544 539 542 543 542 547

551 550 547 550 550 544 542 542 543 542 547

572 573 577 577 572 572 575 573 573 572 569

548 542 546 541 521 541 545 544 535 532 515

547 547 544 541 545 549 544 540 543 545 522

548 547 546 541 545 549 545 544 543 545 522

1671 1670 1670 1668 1667 1665 1662 1659 1659 1659 1638

NV OR NE KS NY IL IN MN KS IL VA SD WI WI MI MN

538 540 533 539 531 535 532 534 527 532 534 521 524 527 518 531

541 541 0 0 536 534 534 518 523 526 535 527 533 528 528 528

541 541 533 539 536 535 534 534 527 532 535 527 533 528 528 531

576 575 575 570 571 574 576 567 570 569 566 563 564 564 569 565

543 540 546 544 525 538 527 531 529 526 520 520 528 526 523 516

551 537 0 0 543 526 531 534 533 527 527 537 523 531 524 0

551 540 546 544 543 538 531 534 533 527 527 537 528 531 524 516

1668 1656 1654 1653 1650 1647 1641 1635 1630 1628 1628 1627 1625 1623 1621 1612

TX NE ON IN NE NE SD OH NE SD SD FL WI SD

510 518 519 513 517 0 493 486 494 0 403 417 360 0

523 523 501 524 0 513 0 496 471 490 458 404 0 494

523 523 519 524 517 513 493 496 494 490 458 417 360 494

566 567 568 568 557 558 564 561 562 559 526 552 486 564

527 522 515 510 511 0 507 505 484 0 441 430 368 0

0 0 512 504 0 511 0 502 493 498 462 442 391 0

527 522 515 510 511 511 507 505 493 498 462 442 391 0

1616 1612 1602 1602 1585 1582 1564 1562 1549 1547 1446 1411 1237 1058

NY TX WA TX SD SD MA MD

522 517 507 507 480 480 0 466

521 502 508 509 504 488 495 477

522 517 508 509 504 488 495 477

564 555 558 555 561 550 557 529

527 514 508 511 499 480 0 484

526 520 524 514 508 489 475 481

527 520 524 514 508 489 475 484

1613 1592 1590 1578 1573 1527 1527 1490

NE KS

480 488 488 537 478 0 478 1503 432 447 447 514 460 440 460 1421

CO CA

319 387 387 518 353 376 376 1281 367 350 367 506 372 377 377 1250

TX IA

553 557 557 580 542 548 548 1685 537 549 569 569 542 535 542 1680

TX SD

489 518 518 553 520 519 520 1591 270 285 285 416 315 327 327 1028

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1st Field

TOTAL SCORE

FLIGHT 1 HAYDEN BOWEN CMFS FLIGHT 1 MICHAEL DECOSTA KADEN PEARCE AUSTIN SMITH ELLIOT CULL ZACHARY OLIVER CMFSLR/L FLIGHT 1 DUGAN DENTON MSFFS FLIGHT 1 ROSIE PRIDGEN MARY WENZEL MSMBB FLIGHT 1 RICHARD HANLON LOUIS TRAVIS MONTY HEISHMAN LARRY WATKINS SR T.C. PARKER RONALD THOMPSON MSMFS FLIGHT 1 LARRY HIX MD DOUG GRADE ELLIS GIBSON ROGER DOBIAS THOMAS STELK DEAN PRIDGEN LYNN UMBARGER LOREN PAGEL BILL HENSLEY DANIEL KOLB FLIGHT 2 WILLIAM ARLEDGE DON WILL AL TULLER JOHN DOUB JIM JEPSON AL LIGUORI GEORGE JACOBS MIKE LE PERA JERRY BRABEC RON CRAVENS TIM AUSTIN MSMFSL FLIGHT 1 DAVID LEISEY JERRY WENZEL DON IVERSON PFFS FLIGHT 1 JAMIE VAN NATTA ERIKA ANSCHUTZ CHRISTIE COLIN SAMANTHA NEAL GINGER MOREHEAD HOLLY LARSON DIANE WATSON SALLY ROBIE SHERRY HOTT BECKY PEARSON CRYSTAL PARKER PMFS FLIGHT 1 JESSE BROADWATER

2nd Field

Hi Field

1st 2nd Hi Animal Hunter Hunter Hunter

TOTAL SCORE

TX

453 458 458 533 453 456 456 1447

CA CA NE SD CA

557 548 530 502 475

MT

505 517 517 547 505 505 505 1569

OK VA

521 522 522 566 511 513 513 1601 436 0 436 546 462 0 462 1444

MI IN TX IN WA MD

460 0 460 529 482 417 467 467 532 444 444 451 451 526 439 395 429 429 490 400 352 0 352 504 377 355 0 355 474 360

459 451 460 435 0 0

482 451 460 435 377 360

1471 1450 1437 1354 1233 1189

0 WI TX MO IA OK KS MN TX WY

545 531 533 535 537 530 515 516 527 526

545 538 541 0 537 526 527 523 515 0

577 538 541 535 537 530 527 523 527 526

543 575 574 577 574 569 570 567 570 568

550 541 519 534 531 527 516 529 512 521

550 531 534 0 531 526 523 520 519 0

1672 541 534 534 531 527 523 529 519 521

1654 1649 1646 1642 1626 1620 1619 1616 1615

NE IL MO KS NE NJ KY NJ CO MO FL

513 500 512 500 503 500 493 493 477 483 469

520 515 0 495 511 0 501 0 471 0 483

520 515 512 500 511 500 501 493 477 483 483

566 566 559 565 559 560 561 551 561 540 542

505 513 519 513 499 510 501 503 483 487 483

525 510 0 517 503 0 498 0 494 0 482

525 513 519 517 503 510 501 503 494 487 483

1611 1594 1590 1582 1573 1570 1563 1547 1532 1510 1508

FL VA SD

492 503 503 554 498 487 498 1555 462 0 462 521 458 0 458 1441 0 0 0 487 0 0 0 487

OH OH NY NY KS MN FL MI TN AZ WA

551 547 549 535 531 546 531 541 528 515 531

PA

559 550 507 479 483

550 544 543 540 551 550 542 543 544 526 528

559 550 530 502 483

551 547 549 540 551 550 542 543 544 526 531

578 577 568 558 550

579 577 576 575 574 572 577 572 573 576 568

556 544 524 494 494

551 551 546 535 526 534 539 539 522 537 528

558 549 0 502 481

550 551 539 548 536 537 538 538 528 531 533

558 549 524 502 494

551 551 546 548 536 537 539 539 528 537 533

1695 1676 1622 1562 1527

1681 1675 1671 1663 1661 1659 1658 1654 1645 1639 1632

557 559 559 586 559 560 560 1705

2008 NFAA Outdoor Nationals RESULTS SHANE WILLS JOSH SCHAFF RODGER WILLETT JR DUANE PRICE JIMMY BUTTS DAVE COUSINS KENDALL WOODY ANDREW WILSON CABE JOHNSON ROD MENZER MICHAEL BRADEN TIM GILLINGHAM MIKE LEITER ERIC LYDEEN DIETMAR TRILLUS REO WILDE RUSSELL PAYNE MICHAEL ANDERSON KEITH TRAIL JACKIE WHITE JEFF BUTTON CHRISTOPHER DESTON GREG POOLE SCOTT TURNER JOE KAPP TIM BURNETT JESSE MOREHEAD KENNETH ROBIE JEFFREY HEEG TIM SAXWOLD PMFSL FLIGHT 1 ROBERT GENTRY CHARLIE OWENS JAMIE JENNINGS RODNEY HUFFMAN RYAN LEONARD RANDY BRABEC EMORY BUDZINSKI GUY ROSE RANDALL WELLINGS SFBB FLIGHT 1 RHONDA WALL SFFS FLIGHT 1 LORA SMITH DARLENE MARRIER GWEN MC MURRAY JUDY DOUB TRUDY SHELGREN SFFSL FLIGHT 1 LINDA PARKER SMBB FLIGHT 1 DAVID HUGHES DENNIS CLINE LEE GREGORY TOM DALEY WILLIAM VRABEL PATRICK COKER EDDIE MCCRARY JOHN LACKEY SMBH FLIGHT 1 ROCKY CHISHOLM JERRY AVERY ROBERT BROMLEY

MD MT VA WI NY ME VA MT OR WI TX UT MD MN CN ID TX IA NC MO WI CT OR MI IN CA KS MI WI MI

1st Field

2nd Field

Hi Field

555 556 553 557 551 556 549 545 555 553 554 557 551 556 557 552 555 553 542 552 545 549 553 548 550 542 525 534 531 504

558 558 558 0 557 559 557 556 558 552 555 544 552 548 556 557 558 552 553 551 552 552 554 548 551 543 532 540 532 531

558 558 558 557 557 559 557 556 558 553 555 557 552 556 557 557 558 553 553 552 552 552 554 548 551 543 532 540 532 531

546 521 536 521 524 528 516 507 504

585 582 581 582 581 578 581 582 580 581 580 578 581 580 575 580 579 581 579 578 577 577 573 577 570 572 576 569 575 566

542 533 522 523 524 510 517 513 512

TX

421 434 434 524 442

MI VT MD KS MI

503 510 502 490 486

0

523 521 506 490 486

573 574 573 567 569 564 569 569 557

556 557 558 556 553 555 555 545 549 557 556 556 552 555 558 552 552 552 555 547 546 546 541 547 546 548 0 539 537 518

OR IN MO MO MI CO WI IA MI

523 521 506 480 450

546 533 536 523 524 528 517 513 512

1st 2nd Hi Animal Hunter Hunter Hunter

560 556 568 553 522

539 531 526 533 527 524 512 519 512

508 494 505 484 458

461 548 476

556 558 550 0 556 557 556 555 554 558 0 554 558 555 559 553 0 554 554 556 551 550 551 547 547 545 544 538 532 540 537 536 531 517 530 530 526 0 515 0 514 513 513 470 0 0

556 558 558 556 556 557 556 555 554 558 556 556 558 555 559 553 552 554 555 556 551 550 551 547 547 548 544 539 537 540 539 536 531 533 530 530 526 519 515

1699 1698 1697 1695 1694 1694 1694 1693 1692 1692 1691 1691 1691 1691 1691 1690 1689 1688 1687 1686 1680 1679 1678 1672 1668 1663 1652 1648 1644 1637 1658 1643 1640 1623 1623 1622 1612 1601 1584

442 1400 514 513 513 484 458

1597 1590 1587 1527 1466

WA

461

TX VA TX CA PA TX TX FL

485 0 485 560 487 475 0 475 548 477 456 472 472 524 482 463 0 463 537 472 459 443 459 543 441 459 467 467 523 454 447 0 447 500 460 452 0 452 507 432

CA CA CA

471 461 471 538 463 475 475 1484 468 447 468 550 456 462 462 1480 363 359 363 500 372 381 381 1244

502 470 457 0 458 463 0 0

476 1485 502 477 482 472 458 463 460 432

1st Field

2nd Field

Hi Field

1st 2nd Hi Animal Hunter Hunter Hunter

NE NJ NE LA

534 529 537 525 531 521 492 505 492 482 457

511 521 539 526 525 527 511 499 0 485 470

534 529 539 526 531 527 511 505 492 485 470

571 572 562 570 567 564 568 550 555 537 549

IL

464

0

NE TX NY MI PA WV WI KS MI KY NV

524 537 531 521 516 520 0 525 503 521 490

538 541 534 527 533 525 533 518 526 528 526

538 541 534 527 533 525 533 525 526 528 526

575 572 569 570 567 569 570 570 563 562 559

536 532 530 526 530 516 524 517 507 512 523

544 532 531 535 519 534 0 529 526 0 511

544 532 531 535 530 534 524 529 526 523 523

1657 1645 1634 1632 1630 1628 1627 1624 1615 1613 1608

SD HI WI VT MI VT MI OK OH CT NE IA SD

517 524 519 524 515 510 491 513 506 495 451 0 0

521 517 523 520 503 505 522 0 511 0 0 0 0

521 524 523 524 515 510 522 513 511 495 451 0 0

577 570 571 568 567 570 564 560 562 560 549 571 563

510 515 527 510 517 519 491 519 511 503 433 517 0

524 527 0 526 511 517 509 0 517 0 0 0 0

524 527 527 526 517 519 509 519 517 503 433 517 0

1622 1621 1621 1618 1599 1599 1595 1592 1590 1558 1433 1088 563

CA KY WV PA

515 0 515 561 489 499 499 546 477 0 477 560 467 0 467 519

WV MN

473 0 473 532 470 0 470 1475 420 437 437 521 441 430 441 1399

NE

359 346 359 453 346 307 346 1158

MO

516 518 518 569 524 516 524 1611

OR OR CA CO MD ID

543 546 541 543 542 548

TOTAL SCORE

1547 1500 1478 1472 1460 1453 1407 1391

SMBHFS FLIGHT 1 STEVE COLEMAN BARRY ARNOLD BOB SHIPMAN STEVE COOK NEIL NEWKIRK GEORGE C. AVOURIS JIM BORG RICHARD BRANDT CHARLES BOBROWSKI KENNETH SCHNEIDER JOHN LAWS SMBHFSL FLIGHT 1 LARRY FOHT SMFS FLIGHT 1 ED CHRISTMAN MICHAEL WHITESIDE DAVID TOWNSEND WALTER MOYER BRUCE SMITH J. STEVEN TINCHER MICHAEL HARELSON RICHARD WRIGHT BRAD SHELGREN FRANK SMITH FRANK ROOF FLIGHT 2 DENNIS AMBERG GEORGE KONG BOB ZIMMERMAN JAMES LECLAIR PAUL PAYNE DAN WHITEHOUSE JOHN SMITH RICK ALLISON STEVEN ANSCHUTZ ROBERT DESTON TOM SAUNDERS AL SCHUSTER TERRY DIEFENDERFER SMFSL FLIGHT 1 RUSTY MILLS FRANK MOSSER JOHN GROSSL JIM GREAGER SMFSLR/L FLIGHT 1 JIM HARRIS EARL LYSNE SMTRAD FLIGHT 1 MARVIN GIBSON SPFFS FLIGHT 1 SHARON HENNEMANN SPMFS FLIGHT 1 ALLAN RUDDOCK THOMAS CROWE DENNIS NEELY ROGER WHEATON TOM COBLENTZ DEE WILDE

TX MN IA WI NY TX

551 555 546 546 547 548

538 533 531 529 517 520 503 499 488 487 472

464 536 444

551 555 546 546 547 548

580 578 580 580 577 575

539 533 532 0 526 514 0 476 0 487 0 0

539 533 532 529 526 520 503 499 488 487 472

TOTAL SCORE

1644 1634 1633 1625 1624 1611 1582 1554 1535 1509 1491

444 1444

525 0 525 1601 492 480 492 1537 485 0 485 1522 482 0 482 1468

556 543 549 547 536 549

553 545 550 539 548 545

556 545 550 547 548 549

1687 1678 1676 1673 1672 1672

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The 2008 National Outdoor and Unmarked 3-D Championships

YANKTON, SD ■ JULY 19-25, 2008

PHIL MCCOY BURLEY HALL BOB WEBB RICHARD HOFKER RICK GILLEY FRANK PEARSON RON SMART RONALD WEST BEN ROGERS GEORGE DIXON YAFFS FLIGHT 1 TRISTAN SKARVAN KACEY EGGERS SYDNEY SHAEFER YAMFS FLIGHT 1 ETHAN HARVEY KEVIN PERSINGER, JR. ANTHONY SEGARS JAKE BROCK JUSTIN SANDOVAL STEPHEN SHAEFER SPENCER ENDORF JORDAN CLAMER SCOTT HENDERSON DYLAN TRAMP CHRISTIAN BREKKEN

IN IN IN MN OK AZ OK MD CA CO

549 549 539 529 539 532 535 531 525 526

0 0 541 536 533 537 0 534 0 517

WI NE SD

544 521 510

0 0 0

MT TX CA IL NM SD NE WI SD SD SD

541 534 522 513 502 525 518 496 492 439 463

545 541 539 530 532 0 526 521 0 0 0

549 549 541 536 539 537 535 534 525 526

569 575 572 573 571 574 577 565 573 563

547 538 541 530 541 539 531 529 526 517

0 0 547 546 540 539 0 534 0 531

547 538 547 546 541 539 531 534 526 531

1665 1662 1660 1655 1651 1650 1643 1633 1624 1620

544 580 538 0 538 1662 521 567 508 525 525 1613 510 531 488 0 488 1529 545 541 539 530 532 525 526 521 492 439 463

570 567 565 566 573 569 565 559 565 563 524

539 533 525 502 521 529 525 507 495 478 462

545 534 535 541 527 0 509 518 0 0 0

545 534 535 541 527 529 525 518 495 478 462

1660 1642 1639 1637 1632 1623 1616 1598 1552 1480 1449

YFFS FLIGHT 1 PAIGE PEARCE KAYLA HARMEYER SARA HENDERSON YMBB FLIGHT 1 COREY AUGUSTIN YMFS FLIGHT 1 HUNTER HEAVNER JOSEPH VEITH HUNTER TUVESON DANNY BUTTON GERHARD TRILLUS BRETT EGGERS DYLAN MORGAN STEVEN MANFULL ANDREW SCHIERMANN YMFSL FLIGHT 1 ADAM CLOOS ALLEN CAPP YMFSLR/L FLIGHT 1 CODY DENTON BRETT BUDZINSKI

CA WI SD

539 545 545 577 542 544 544 1666 524 526 526 565 522 527 527 1618 509 0 509 550 520 0 520 1579

NE

71

0

71

288 144

VA IA MN WI ON NE CO KS NE

542 508 0 520 464 486 496 429 488

543 528 530 508 495 499 491 470 0

543 528 530 520 495 499 496 463 488

570 569 573 553 561 546 544 546 552

SD SD

474 487 487 544 480 463 480 1511 455 465 465 536 455 458 458 1459

MT WI

448 351 448 461 363 326 363 1272 353 382 382 522 356 349 356 1260

539 514 0 507 481 473 0 476 458

0

144

503

541 526 516 507 491 490 488 491 0

541 526 516 507 491 490 488 491 458

1654 1623 1619 1580 1547 1535 1528 1500 1498

2008 Unmarked 3D National Championship RESULTS ADULT FEMALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL JENNIFER DOERRY AK 272 KIM KUCHTA 271 CANDICE MOGARD ND 264 JULIE EGGERS NE 237 JENNIFER HANTEN SD 216 ADULT FEMALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE LTD. FLIGHT 1 TOTAL LANA LYNDE ND 231 LYNN WALTER CO 216 ADULT FEMALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL KATHY FABER SD 299 STACY PEARCE CA 286 CHRIS JOHANNESEN NE 270 MARY LYNN REDDEST NE 245 MEGAN EGGERS NE 244 ADULT FEMALE TRADITIONAL FLIGHT 1 TOTAL SANDY MCCAIN CA 210 CAY MCMANUS VA 148 ADULT MALE BAREBOW FLIGHT 1 TOTAL RON ST. CLAIR TX 293 RANDY KOOPMANN TX 241 PHILLIP BALDOWSKI GA 227 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER FLIGHT 1 TOTAL ROBIN OMDAHL ND 294 LYLE POLAND NE 262 TOM JOHNSON MN 256 JAMES GLEICH SD 235 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL 20 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

SHANE HAZLEDINE MATT SCHMITZ BRAD WOLF BRYCE PICK LYNN HOCH JOSHUA WEBER JOHN HANTEN STEWART HENDERSON TRACY JONAS AARON ROGERS JEFF RUSSO JEFF STEVENS WARD TUTTLE NATHAN TAYLOR AUSTIN MOFFETT JON HARDESTY FLIGHT 2 JOHN LIEN TIM HENDRICKS DEVIN BAKLEY MARKUS DOERRY MICK MCJUNKIN DUGIE DENTON MIKE HENRICKSON WARREN RUSH JEFFREY FISCHER BILLY MACE MIKE CURRIER CORY COLE PHILLIP COMPARY BRUCE JOHNSON SCOTT DAHLE DOUG MILLER TANNER LINSTAD FLIGHT 3

October / November 2008

SD SD MT IA IA SD SD KS SD SD MN SD TX ND SD ND NE SD AK MN MT SD IA TX MO SD SD SD IA MN SD ND

332 332 330 324 324 324 322 320 318 318 318 317 316 316 315 314 TOTAL 313 312 311 310 309 309 308 308 307 306 303 302 300 300 299 299 299 TOTAL

TERRY JARMUZEK IA 297 MARK SEDLACEK SD 297 ETHAN HAAG ND 296 BERT VEEN SD 296 TIMOTHY MORGAN CO 294 TODD HANTEN SD 294 BRIAN SKELLENGER IA 293 JASON WOODS IA 292 JEFF INLOW IA 291 SHANE CLAUSSEN IA 290 BILL FARENCE IA 287 DEAN HOUSER SD 285 KENT WIEKER SD 282 CHRISTOPHER MCCALLUM SD 276 RICHARD FITCH SD 256 BOB STEINBRECHER SD 251 LLOYD WILLIAMS MT 0 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE LTD. FLIGHT 1 TOTAL LEROY CAPP SD 315 JEFF PHILLIPS KS 310 BRUCE WILLIAMSON OR 0 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL SHAWN GREATHOUSE CO 334 BILL LEWIS NE 328 TODD FINKELSON MN 328 ETHAN COLE SD 326 BRAD JOHANNESEN NE 322 SCOTT KAMRATH MN 316 JODY PLETAN SD 315 STAN JR HARMON MO 309 BRETT NELSON KS 308 TREY CRAWFORD TX 308 BERNARD PUNZALAN KS 307

2008 Unmarked 3D National Championship RESULTS JON MAHAN MN RANDY BALLARD IA NICK CORBETT ND FLIGHT 2 JIM FORBES MO RYAN KNOBLOCH IA BEN TEETS ND DAVID HELLUMS MO JEFF RUUD MN CONRAD TYREE VA RYAN STRAND KS CURTIS GRIMSLEY MO STUART SVEEGGEN SD TOM DRUMMOND SD JAMES RICKRODE SD SPENCER HATZENBELLER SD SHAWN LEEPER MO RUDY FITZSIMMONS MN FLIGHT 3 TERRY WRIGHT NE MARK EGGERS NE MATT KASUSKE SD COLTER DUFAULT MN TRENT TEETS ND DWIGHT PESCHONG SD KEITH HOFER SD MIKE NOELLE NE STEVE BINGER WI MIKE LONG SD JARED BROWN SD TROY SAUNDERS NE KEVIN OLSON NE TODD PILLEN SD JEFFREY JONES IA ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED FLIGHT 1 SCOTT WHITEFORD TX MARK GOODRIDGE MO JERRY GRAY OH HONESTO NAVARRO MB JIM CLOOS SD STANLEY SR HARMON MO TRENT WITHERS SD DAVE BRUNTZ IA ADULT MALE TRADITIONAL FLIGHT 1 GARY MCCAIN CA DENNY VANDERWILT SD JOE MCMANUS VA CUB FEMALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 EMILY FISCHER TX TAYLOR DALBEY ND CUB FEMALE FREESTYLE LIMITED FLIGHT 1 SCHUYLER COMBS TX PAIGE KRAMER NE HANNAH STUDENBERG SD GABRIELLE KEISER SD CUB MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 KADEN PEARCE CA NATHAN JOHNSON IA ELLIOT CULL SD

306 304 303 TOTAL 302 302 297 297 296 296 295 294 294 293 293 292 291 291 TOTAL 288 287 284 283 281 275 274 268 266 264 225 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 315 306 299 288 287 284 277 256 TOTAL 209 201 117 TOTAL 291 216 TOTAL 253 206 172 127 TOTAL 286 284 231

ZACHARY OLIVER CA 230 SAM MICHELS SD 196 JACK POWERS SD 183 CUB MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED FLIGHT 1 TOTAL DAKOTA LEEPER MO 245 CUB MALE FREESTYLE LTD.REC/LONGBOW FLIGHT 1 TOTAL DUGAN DENTON MT 254 MASTER SENIOR MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL JAMES DAVIS MT 298 ROBERT ‘BOB” BARDEN SD 293 WILLIAM ARLEDGE NE 292 WALLY MILLER IA 249 GARY HOBLIT NE 247 TOM SAUNDERS NE 229 MASTER SR. MALE FREESTYLE LTD. FLIGHT 1 TOTAL DON IVERSON SD 223 PRO FEMALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL SHERRY HOTT TX 330 GINGER MOREHEAD KS 324 PRO MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL TIM GILLINGHAM UT 340 DAVE COUSINS ME 336 JEFF HELSLEY CO 334 JESSE MOREHEAD KS 330 PRO MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED FLIGHT 1 TOTAL RODNEY HUFFMAN MO 326 CHARLIE OWENS IN 324 GUY ROSE IA 324 ROBERT GENTRY OR 314 RYAN LEONARD MI 313 EMORY BUDZINSKI WI 312 CHRIS STACHLER OH 308 GARY RIGNEY IL 304 SENIOR FEMALE BAREBOW FLIGHT 1 TOTAL RHONDA WALL TX 254 SENIOR MALE BAREBOW FLIGHT 1 TOTAL WILLIAM VRABEL PA 256 TOM DALEY CA 249 SENIOR MALE BOWHUNTER FLIGHT 1 TOTAL ROCKY CHISHOLM CA 267 SENIOR MALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL GEORGE C. AVOURIS TX 294 LARRY REZAC SD 293 TONY BUEHLMAN 285 KENNETH SCHNEIDER NE 279 JOHN LAWS LA 257 REGINALD “SHORT FABER SD 0 BRUCE GREGOIRE ND 0 MIKE COMBS TX 0 SENIOR MALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE LTD. FLIGHT 1 TOTAL DAN IRWIN IA 281 SENIOR MALE FREESTYLE

FLIGHT 1 TOTAL DENNIS AMBERG SD 316 STEVE TINCHER 308 TERRY DIEFENDERFER SD 292 DUANE DUMAS MN 281 SENIOR MALE TRADITIONAL FLIGHT 1 TOTAL MARVIN GIBSON NE 209 SENIOR PRO MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL BURLEY HALL IN 336 ALLAN RUDDOCK OR 334 THOMAS CROWE OR 334 PHIL MCCOY IN 328 BEN ROGERS CA 326 RON SMART OK 324 ROGER WHEATON CO 316 GEORGE DIXON 312 RICHARD HOFKER MN 304 LARRY DURHAM IL 296 GEORGE PHARIS TX 0 YOUNG ADULT FEMALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL KACEY EGGERS NE 289 SYDNEY SHAEFER SD 261 YOUNG ADULT MALE BAREBOW FLIGHT 1 TOTAL TOMMY AUGUSTIN NE 99 YOUNG ADULT MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL TYSON TUTTLE SD 301 STEPHEN SHAEFER SD 301 SCOTT HENDERSON SD 293 SPENCER ENDORF NE 287 KEVIN PERSINGER, JR. TX 281 BRENNEN BLASKY ND 280 ANTHONY SEGARS CA 266 CHRISTIAN BREKKEN SD 260 YOUTH FEMALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL KAYLA HARMEYER WI 315 PAIGE PEARCE CA 312 SARA HENDERSON SD 271 YOUTH MALE BAREBOW FLIGHT 1 TOTAL COREY AUGUSTIN NE 120 YOUTH MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 TOTAL LANDON LIPSH ND 296 ANDREW SCHIERMANN NE 288 BLAKE ERICKSON ND 284 DYLAN MORGAN CO 270 BRETT EGGERS NE 266 ANGEL ROSALES NE 183 YOUTH MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED FLIGHT 1 TOTAL ADAM CLOOS SD 306 ALLEN CAPP SD 269 YOUTH MALE FREESTYLE LTD. REC/LONGBOW FLIGHT 1 TOTAL CODY DENTON MT 195

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NFAA® CALENDAR

of events

2008 TOURNAMENT ............................................DATES......................................VENUE Big Sky Open ...............................................................Nov 1-3....................................... Mesquite, NV North American Field Archery Championships ...........Dec 13-14 ................................... Homestead, FL

2009 Southwest Indoor Sectional .......................................... January .................................. Various locations Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ...................................... Jan 24-25 ....................................... Kenosha, WI NFAA Annual State Directors meeting ...................... Feb 1-3 ..................................... Las Vegas, NV The Vegas Shoot ......................................................... Feb 6-8 ..................................... Las Vegas, NV Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ...................................... Feb 21-22 .......................... IL, MI, OH, North 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............................ Various locations Southern Indoor Sectional ......................................Feb 28-March 1............................ Various locations Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional .....................................March 6-8 ................................ Various locations 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, KY and SC Mid Atlantic Outdoor Sectional ................................... June 6-7 ...................................... Cape May, NJ Big Sky Open Grand Junction ...................................... June 6-7 ............................ Grand Junction, CO IFAA World Bowhunter Championships ................. June 11-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD World Archery Festival Classic 600 Round.............. June 13-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD NFAA Unmarked 3D Championships...................... June 13-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD Big Sky Open ............................................................ June 20-21 .......................... Grand Junction, CO Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional .................................. June 20-21 .....................................West Allis, WI Northwest Outdoor Sectional ................................... June 20-21 ........................................... Montana Southwest Outdoor Sectional.................................... June 20-21 ............................... Farmington, NM New England Outdoor Sectional ............................... June 27-29 .................................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 22 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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by Paul Davison NFAA Historian

Way Back When T h e N FA A E x e c u t i v e S e c r e t a r y : A Chronological History hen the NFAA was formed back in the late 1930’s, field archery was a simple game. Its constitution and bylaws weren’t much more sophisticated t h a n you’d see today at a local archery club. The rules were written by a small Executive Committee, and the day-to-day operations were handled by the Secretary-Treasurer. Today, the fifty-person NFAA Board of Directors is solely responsible for what’s in the constitution and by-laws (i.e., the rules), while the ten-person Council is empowered to implement and administer all programs and policies adopted by the Board of Directors. The person who actually makes these programs and policies work is the Executive Secretary, or Secretary-Treasurer as it was called seventy years ago. In other words, the Executive Secretary “runs the office,” and is responsible for all day-to-day operations, as well as all fiscal affairs of the Association. The Executive Secretary is a paid employee of the NFAA, and does not make any rules. The unpaid members of the Board of Directors, who are elected by the NFAA members, make all the rules. John Yount was the first NFAA Secretary-Treasurer. He not only ran the office, but was The Office for his entire twenty-year tenure. In 1939, NFAA business was run from a corner of a bedroom in the Yount farmhouse near Redlands, CA. Then, it grew to the dining room, and finally to a custom-built, barn-like building behind his house. [The NFAA membership in those days was over 10,000, not much less than today.] John Yount suddenly resigned in 1958 (we won’t go into “why” here), and immediately gave a 30-day eviction notice to the NFAA. The problem was dumped on Roy Hoff, John’s friend, Archery magazine

publisher, and NFAA Western Representative. Roy not only found a headquarters building in Redlands, but also served as NFAA Secretary-Treasurer until a heart attack forced him to resign in July 1959. Audrey Hein, the NFAA Office Manager, served as Acting Secretary for two years. Around this time, the title “SecretaryTreasurer” was changed to “Executive Secretary,” and the position was elevated to NFAA “Officer” status. In 1961, NFAA Vice-President, James Cavanaugh, was hired as Executive-Secretary ... serving just one year until the inauguration of a new NFAA slate in 1962. At that time, George Rohrbach became the “permanent” Executive Secretary. The position settled down for the next thirty-three years. The Executive Secretary job advanced from the shadows to the limelight. His/her name was listed in the magazine masthead along with the President and Vice-President. There was also a “Report from Headquarters” in every magazine issue, complete with the Executive Secretary’s photo. George Rohrbach served us well until 1971, then Erv Belt took over for eight years until 1979. The NFAA went through a fiscal restructuring during 1979-80, and office manager JoAnn Hunnicutt, who was invaluable during the turnaround, agreed to fill-in until the new Executive Secretary, Butch Herold, came aboard. Butch served another eight years, and was followed by Pam Shilling for seven more years through 1995. Because of some problems with Pam’s replacement, the NFAA Board of Directors took the necessary steps in 1996 to delete the Executive Secretary position from the NFAA Council. The President and Vice-President are now the only NFAA Officers. ■

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Coach’s Corner

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SUBCONSCIOUS RELEASE

by Bernie Pellerite ©2008

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Bernie’s book, “Idiot Proof Archery.”

That sounds hard, and it is, if you try to learn this technique by continuing to practice on a target.

any people spend years and years trying to figure out how to squeeze the trigger of their release, instead of jerking or punching it. Squeezing the trigger (for 99% of us) is not the answer either. This method is merely an attempt to “control punch” the trigger and keep the “motor” in the hand, instead of the back muscles. Therefore, the release will still be anticipated. The most common problem of my students is that the majority of them “control punch” or just plain “hammer the trigger” (or pluck the string) or have another form of release malady, which can be directly related to consciously releasing the string. Although there are no overnight cures, there are some easier ways to develop a subconscious release that can’t be anticipated. First, it helps if you understand the psychology behind it.

BUILDING A SUBCONSCIOUS RELEASE

THE PROBLEM WITH A CONSCIOUS RELEASE When your conscious mind knows or can reasonably predict the instant of release, because of feedback from the “tactile sensory receptors” in the finger(s), then the rest of your body reacts in anticipation of the shot, as does your mind, which causes you to stop aiming . . . and start thinking about the impending release. The secret of avoiding this is to keep the mind immersed in aiming. . . which is the only thing that keeps the sight in the middle while “let-go” happens automatically. 24 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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As long as there is a target on the bale and the eyes are open, the eyes will focus on what they see . . . which is the target. And, as long as you are looking at, and therefore thinking about, a target, you cannot practice, learn, or absorb any other change you want to make, including a subconscious release. Remove the target. Stand about three feet from an empty bale, which is at shoulder height. By the way, if you have more than one problem in your form or release method to work on, practice only one at a time. Once it becomes subconscious, then work on another problem you have. (If you had to eat an elephant, how would you do it? All at once, or one bite at a time?)

choose, but all of them have the same thing in common. The conscious mind directs the draw side back muscles to start to contract (then trusts them to continue) . . . and then the conscious mind immediately starts aiming! As the contraction increases it slowly moves the elbow back, forcing more pressure on the trigger (or for finger shooters, stretching out the fingers on the string, causing them to start losing their hold). This should cause release in about four seconds with enough stored tension to reach your conclusion. The only thoughts allowed are of focusing harder and harder on the exact middle of the target! If your conscious mind leaves aiming (even for an instant) and goes to check on “the guy in back,” you should let down and start over. This technique must be practiced daily on an empty bale or bow simulator, by drawing to anchor, centering the pin or scope in the peep sight (pre-load the trigger on thumb or index finger releases) and then close your eyes. Contract your

A subconscious release is like having two people shoot the bow. The guy in front (the conscious) does nothing but aim and point the bow at the target, and never turns around to check on the other guy. The guy in the back (the subconscious) doesn’t care about anything that’s happening up front. He’s just gonna pull and pull and finally . . . let go in four seconds. Therefore, if the guy in front really trusts the guy in back to do his job . . . what do you think the guy in the front will be doing for the next four seconds?? . . . Aiming his butt off! The correct release technique for you will vary some, depending on which type of release you

back muscles (on the draw side) so you can internalize what that feels like without being aware of anything else, except that feeling . . . which builds muscle memory. It is important to practice this first, to familiarize yourself with, and later ingrain things like . . . how much pressure you can put on the trigger without setting it off, or how much elbow rotation or elbow drive (not wrist rotation) and back tension it takes to accomplish a slow, steady, dependable technique that will activate the release (or pull your fingers off the string), in approximately four seconds. Some push/pull shooters also push with the bow arm side at the same time that they are rotating or pulling with their string arm elbow. This push/pull might make it easier for some people to get the release to go off (if they can keep both the push and pull even). Whether you choose the hold/pull (preferred) or the push/pull method, this should be done 50 to 100 times a day (in 30 to 50 arrow sessions), over a period of three to four weeks . . . until it becomes totally automatic. NOTE: At first (for three or four days) close your eyes half the time, then when you are sure of the “feeling” you are trying to absorb, keep your eyes open all the time. But, if you can’t resist picking a hole or something on the bale to aim at . . . take the sight off! You may want to use Bernie’s PanicMaster/Bow Simulator or Bernie’s Laz-air Shot Trainer, if you can’t handle the boredom of the bale . . . most people can’t. Nearly all shooters think because they did it right five times in a row . . . that they’ve got it! So, they can’t wait to put up a target to see if this works! It won’t! I’ll guarantee you . . . you don’t have it yet . . . you just, “bumped into it” five times in a row. When you “bump into it” five hundred times in a row, perfectly . . . then you’ve got it! For most, it takes 2,000 to 3,000 shots for back tension to become automatic, and a minimum of 21 days! These methods are illustrated in more detail in

“It takes two “minds” to achieve predictable accuracy!

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Volumes 2 and 3 of the NFAA Shooter’s School Videos and in the video 44 Form Flaws of the Shooter’s School Master Series. If you don’t ingrain the release to the subconscious level, most personalities will eventually experience more serious consequences. SHHH! Don’t say it out loud! You might catch it! ■

Prep your stand at the start of the hunting season. It’s always safer to have the help of a buddy.

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 well into the 2008 season. So far, the ever-popular mobile Shooter’s School (formerly the NFAA Shooter’s School) has conducted 35 schools. 433 students have attended with 403 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 88 new NFAA members and 134 new NFAA Level III Instructors. For more information about attending or hosting a school, go to www.robinhoodvideos.com. 2008 SCHEDULE November 7-9

Lakeside Archery, N. Yarmouth, ME. Contact: Ryan Penney 207-846-0413

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

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article and photos by JOHN DUDLEY

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unting season is finally upon us. For some it has been too long of a wait, but it is finally here. Every hunting season is like a new year of school for me. Class is always in session. Every time I venture out, I learn new things that I can apply to become a better hunter. Like many of you out there, I’ve spent countless hours watching the original volumes of the Monster Buck videos. Since I was a mere child, just learning to pull my bow, I was dreaming of the kinds of hunting situations that the Realtree boys were capturing for the television audience. But it wasn’t just about the hunts. It was about learning how these guys were continuing to outsmart deer. Years ago I had the pleasure to go on a hunt with the pioneer of camouflage industry, Bill Jordan. It was a lifelong dream for a native Mississippi boy to finally share a camp with someone

COVERING UP. I had watched so many times on that black and white TV at our rundown hunting trailer. During that hunt with Bill, I learned more about the importance of concealment than I had in the previous 13 years of hunting experiences. To say that Bill is a concealment nut is a huge understatement. Yes, Realtree makes camo, but it went much further. Bill was truly passionate about being concealed and hidden. I watched as he spent time each day improving the concealment to where the hunters were sitting. Bill was like a beaver in the trees, trimming and pruning nearby foliage to stack up around the stands. The bottom line is that Bill didn’t—and still doesn’t—want to be seen. I think as a person he finds it to be a game to hide from deer. I am sure that’s why he has been as successful with Realtree as a business and as a pattern. To him, continued on pg. 28 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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hiding seemed to just be a fun game; if he goes unseen he is as happy as bagging the buck. I came away from that trip learning, though, that the guys that bag big animals do it because of the extra little steps they take to outsmart them. The whole crew learned from Bill’s experience that it is absolutely essential that you learn to utilize background and foreground to fully blend in with the environment. Camo clothing definitely has come a long way in doing this, and selecting the right pattern is important. However, even the best patterns in the world aren’t flawless. They still do stand out, depending on lighting conditions and backgrounds. If you skyline yourself—whether in a tree stand or on a mountain top—then you are dead in the water. It won’t matter what pattern the camo is. As the rut approaches and the leaves start to hit the ground, so does most of the cover that is available to the hunter perched atop a tree. With that in mind, I want to share with you a few key tips that can help you in making sure you get the most of your hunting season by staying perfectly invisible to the eyes of the animals.

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Background and Foreground Whether you’re hunting from a tree stand or a ground blind, you need to pay serious attention to the background as well as the foreground. It seems to be most common that people hang a few branches in front of the stand or in front of the blind. However, I learned from Bill that it is equally important to brush in the background as well. Most animals see movement, specifically, and movement is most easily picked up when there is no background. Most commonly it is referred to as being “skylined.” If you’re in a situation where you can be skylined, then you’re going to have a hard time taking a mature animal. I make sure my stands are in locations that have either good background that I made, or a good natural canopy from the tree...a natural canopy being dense leaves or dense needles like in the top of a pine tree. The problem with most foliage is that it dies in time. For those of you that trim nearby trees and scrubs to build a canopy know that it’s only a matter of time before your hard work is withered away. I think I’m like most people in that I like to get stands in the woods a month be-

fore the season starts. During that time I would normally brush in my stands. However, a month later when I climb in, all the foliage around the stand is dead and usually noisy. Last year I found a new product that is simply amazing. It is an artificial set of branches and leaves that works well for building foreground and background called Camo Flex. This system is adaptable; it can be staked in the ground, attached to a tree or mounted to a stand. The limbs and leaves are made of a steel core that is bendable and flexible. They can be used on either ground blinds or tree stands. The difference it has made in being spotted is night and day. The following before and after photos show a deer’s perspective from the ground looking up to a hunter. It’s smart to take an inventory of the environment that you intend to hunt. It’s not just about getting a stand up in the chunk of timber where you see deer. You have to realize that your chances increase significantly when you pay attention to detail. I go out early in the year

Stand without CamoFlex

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and evaluate where I am going to hang my Lone Wolf stands. I make sure that they’re in locations that have good backgrounds. I would view a good background as a tree that is large enough in diameter to shield the outline of your body, or one with a good natural overhead canopy. Otherwise, I mount a block behind my back to attach some Camo Flex to add in background. All of my stands now have a mount on the front to allow for a foreground cover up with the Camo Flex as well (like in the photos). In the area around my home, I’m fortunate to have a lot of pine trees because they provide a great background canopy. The downside to pines is that by the time you trim them to hang a stand and shoot, there is no foreground. As you could see from the photos, the man made foreground cover made a world of difference. With ground blinds the same rules apply. Having a good frontal breakup is equally important to the breakup behind. Make sure you fully continued on pg. 30

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brush in ground blind scenario. For whitetails, it is so imperative to your success that you have a ground blind completely and totally contained. The woods are the living room to the animals, and they know what looks normal and what doesn’t. Think of the deer like you would yourself. Imagine if you came into your living room and there was a big square box in the middle of it. Would you notice it? Would you accept it to be normal? I doubt you would. However, you would be a lot less likely to notice it if it were tucked in behind the other items that were there. Ground blinds are great hunting tools, but for deer they stick out like a sore thumb if you don’t break up the outline. On that hunt with Realtree, I learned that Bill Jordan was really into ground blinds as well. He liked making his own little hidden pockets that he disappeared in. He is successful hunting from ground scenarios, but only because he really applies the noted rules of thumb. He fully pays attention to foreground and background. What and Where When trying to stay hidden it’ll be important

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continued that you make sure that they type of camo that you pick be suitable for the terrain that you are in. The best way to truly determine this is to take a camo pattern and look at it from a distance in the environment that you will be hunting in. Some of the darker camo patterns are not really suited for open country hunting. For example, darker deep timber patterns won’t be the best choice when using them in the open country hunting elk, antelope or mule deer. As stated before, most patterns are best viewed from a distance instead of from a couple of feet away. Some of the new technology and printing is simply amazing as well. The detail of camo that is printed on the Under Armour brand layering systems is just simply cool! It’s definitely leaps and bounds from the white cotton long johns I got from K Mart. I have hunted in the AP pattern for Midwestern hunting and the Max 1 pattern for anything west of the Dakotas for two years now. Aside from the print of the pattern, also strongly consider the texture. I am a strong believer in the leafy suits for outer garments. I believe that the leafy texture is so important to breaking up your outline. I wouldn’t even consider chancing a spot and stalk style hunt without my leafy suit. I have had countless encounters with animals walking right by me on the ground when wrapped up tight in my leafy suits. However, most leafy suits are made to be used only as cover suits. They are light and packable and designed more for outer garment use. Having good base layering is a must because the leafy suits are simply an outer shell. I have several photos of myself in the woods where the leafy suit has simply made me disappear. When considering the “where,” you need to make sure you pay attention to the sun. It is most difficult concealing anything in the bright light. With this in mind, set your tree stands in locations that will not be facing the sun dur-

ing the most prime time of the hunt. Sunlight stands magnify your skin radiance and sheen that may come off your glasses, binoculars, or accessories. If you have no option, then be smart about seeking a location that has good shading, or create shadows with foreground cover. A leafy suit with a good pattern combined with good shading, foreground and background concealment is impossible to spot. It is an unmatched combination. The last important thing to consider is to be fully covered up! Most people consider all the necessary steps and take all the precautions except one: face mask and gloves. It’s a bad mistake to forget about them. Above all, the human face and hands stand out more that anything. Be sure to cover your face and hands whenever you hunt. I remember my hunt last year in Montana. I sat with my partner on one hillside while our other hunting partners where on the next hill, about 200 yards away. We were both set up for an ambush on a huge muley buck. One of the guys on the far hill had a mask and the other didn’t. I couldn’t believe how his face shined in the sunset light. I would advise, though, that you make sure to buy a face mask that still lets you get a comfortable anchor point and allows for good string clearance. Make sure to practice some shots with your face mask on. Thick, bulky mask are going to cause a misplaced arrow. Use something that is form fitting. Also be sure to practice shooting with your face mask as well! Take it to the field Many people want to claim that successful hunters are only that because of “time and money.” I’m sure that those things help, but they’re not the only reason for success. The majority of the successful hunters I know have limited time and limited money. However, they are successful because they take the few extra steps to making sure they are in the right place and out of sight of the animals. Big bucks only want to live

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where they think there isn’t danger. They learn very fast and if they see something that isn’t right, they’ll most likely relocate to somewhere safer. You wont always get a chance to shoot when a big bucks comes by. But if he doesn’t know you’re there, your chances of another encounter are much higher. My hunt with the Realtree gang was a good opportunity for me. I learned that camo is only as good as what is around it. Class is now out for recess! I wish you all the best of luck on bagging that big one this year! ■ —John Dudley www.dudleyarchery.info• www.ddbowhunting.com

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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 32 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 34 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.

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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? 34 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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Mental Management® with Lanny Bassham

Lanny Bassham is an Olympic Coach and an Olympic Gold Medalist. He is a member of the Olympic Shooting Hall of Fame, ranks third among all shooters in total international medal count for the USA and is one of the most respected mental trainers in the world. His book With Winning in Mind and his Mental Management® concepts are used and endorsed by Olympian and World Champion archers. You can reach him at 1-800-8795079 or at www.mentalmanagement.com GETTING STARTED ON YOUR MENTAL GAME? What percentage of your shooting success is mental? I’ve asked this question to countless champions in my career as both an elite competitor and as a coach. Most say that the mental game is 90% mental or higher. If you agree, are you spending 90% of your time, money and effort on your mental game? No? If not what are you doing and more importantly what should you be doing? Don’t feel too bad if you are neglecting your mental game as you are in good company. Most shooters do not have a defined mental system. The can tell you how they draw the bow, how they approach each event and why it is done just their way. They have their technique down and might even go to a coach occasionally for a tune up. But, it is highly likely, the mental game is not something that we have a good handle on and here is why. It is much more difficult to duplicate a proper mental program than to duplicate a proper draw. One reason is that you can watch your coach shoot and do it the same way but how do you determine what he is thinking? It is not easy. Have You Done Your Research? So, how do you develop the mental game?

First, do your homework. You might want to learn the mental fundamentals the same way you learned the technical or physical ones. Find someone who is an expert or in your opinion has this down and ask them what they do. This could be a coach or elite shooter or perhaps a sport psychologist. I would prepare you in advance that this is no easy task. Many good shooters who appear to be mentally tough are not capable or not willing to explain what they are doing mentally. They can do it and might not really know how or why. Also, some think they have it down when they do not. I thought I had complete mental control prior to my mental meltdown at the Olympics in 1972 that resulted in the Silver instead of a Gold Medal. Also, I have yet to find a psychologist that is a winning shooter or has ever personally used the advice he offers to win a really big shoot. Psychologists are educated in feelings and relationships but you do not have to win at anything to get a PHD. But, they are normally good at explaining what they do know which is valuable. OK, so it might not be easy to get answers about the mental game but I still feel that interviewing the best experts that you can find should be a vital part of your strategy to gather information. This is what I did for several years and I used the information as a basis for my Mental Management System. Next, I suggest that you do a review of the books, magazine articles and CD/Video recordings that are recommended by people that you respect in the sport. What are the winners reading, watching and listening to? If you go to the book store or library you will find tons of books. I can tell you that almost all of them have something of value to offer you. But, why not narrow down the ones that people recommend and read those first. If you will send me an email (info@mentalmanagement.com) I would

be happy to send you a list of my favorites or you can see the list by visiting our blog at http:// mentalmanagement.blogspot.com/. Another important step is to investigate the opportunities to attend seminars where discussions of the mental game are a part of the curriculum. These courses are offered by professional trainers and by your shooting associations. If possible, I recommend that you personally talk to the persons making the presentations prior to signing up to make certain that the information is targeted toward your skill level. Appropriate advice varies greatly based on the participation level of the shooter.

Determine Your Participation Level There appears to be a subtle but important division among shooters. I call it their Participation Level. There are three levels or groups. The first group is made up of people that are training to learn the sport or talent. The second group trains to compete and the third group is training to win. Advice given to one group might be inappropriate for another. For example, if one would ask me if taking food supplementation was important I would suggest no for group one, maybe for group two and absolutely for group three. Is having a backup bow essential? For group one, probably not, perhaps for group two and absolutely for group three. Everything gets more important the higher the level of achievement. It is much the same with the mental skills. You can get away with a negative attitude if you want to just learn a sport. But, if you wish to dominate the sport you must abandon your negative ways and discipline yourself to certain principles. Here are some examples: Principle Number One – What you think about matters. Every time you picture or talk about a bad shot your Self Image thinks you have just missed the ten again, you’ve created an imprint and you’ve dramatically improved the chances of missing it in the future. So, if you wish to

dominate your sport you cannot afford to think about your non-tens. Principle Number Two – Your self image needs positive nourishment. When you do something correctly, like shooting a perfect end, give yourself some recognition. Reward yourself. Think, “That’s like me!” Remember, staying positive is only essential if you desire to win. If you can handle not winning you can afford to stay negative. But, if you wish to win, you must get positive and stay positive. It is a matter of degree. You should make certain that you filter the advice collected in your research based on your level of participation. Again, this is not so easy and this is another example of just how important a professional coach can be in aiding you in these types of instances. Analyze Your Current Program Begin by grabbing a pen and paper and honestly answer some questions about your current mental system. You cannot effectively change a system if you do not know the current state of the system. Here are some good questions to ask to get you started: • How do I train my mind now? • What principles do I believe and follow about mental performance? • Do I have a mental system, if so what is it? • What do I think about at the beginning of a competition to prepare my mind to shoot well? • What do I think about while I am actually shooting? • What do I think about just after I shoot? • What system do I use to record my shooting progress? • What recovery strategies do I have to use if things need to turn around for me in a competition? • What are my shooting goals? • What goal setting system do I use? • How do I focus and refocus my conscious mind? continued on page 58

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Greetings fellow archers: The new NFAA Headquarters and new ESDF Center for Archery Excellence archery complex is moving ahead as scheduled. The last day of business in our old building was June 24-the closing of the real estate was completed and everything has been moved to South Dakota. Marihelen Rogers, our Executive Secretary, has moved along with her husband MJ and have resumed their specific duties. We are currently working out of a temporary office and should be physically into the new headquarters by the end of September. Marihelen has assured me that “business as usual” was not interrupted and day-to-day correspondence, etc. has been handled in a timely manner. Please take note of the new address and phone numbers listed below for later reference. At the time of writing this, the 63rd Annual Outdoor and Unmarked 3-D Championships are just finished and it was a great event! All of the ranges used for this are located on NFAA property and have been designed by NFAA personnel. This is a historic event having a National “of our own!” In addition to the Nationals we held a Ford Shoot Down-that was open and free to all registered shooters of the tournaments. The format is similar to the Mustang shoot off that we used in Hartford. The prizes are cash and merchandise provided by Ford Motor Company and other sponsoring businesses. This was held on Wednesday night of the tournament during our Opening Ceremony and Pro-Am Tournament. The National Field Archery Association Foundation (NFAAF) and the Easton Sports Development Foundation (ESDF) have been working on a new scholarship program that will be announced in this issue of Archery Magazine. This is a program that promotes the use of our new archery complex (headquarters & ESDF indoor & outdoor ranges) through scholarships and grants. I can’t thank Jim Easton, Greg Easton, Erik Watts and Don Rabska enough for their support of not only the scholarship program, but the new headquarters and ESDF Training Center!! It is time for everyone to get out the bowhunting equipment and head to the practice range—bowhunting big game seasons are just around the corner. This would be a good time for you to take along a new potential bowhunter and expose them to the great sport we all love so much! Show them the great awards program we offer for both small and big game and remember that every NFAA member benefits from our Bowhunter Liability Insurance Program. Get someone new involved—your sport depends on it!!

NFAA Pro Sanctioned Big Sky Open Tournament by Tootie Brabec

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NFAA Pro Sanctioned Big Sky Open Tournament Bill Pellegrino’s favorite song just might be “Dream A

Little Dream With Me” since the Mathew’s Pro Archer from Colorado won the Mens FS Championship competition at the 28th annual Big Sky Open in Grand Junction, CO June 15th. Gas prices didn’t stop those who wanted to spend a weekend of fun with the sport they love. Instead, archers carpooled and competed. But then, most are doing this for any tournament, aren’t they? It’s simply more fun in numbers than going alone. Pellegrino, on the other hand, brought his family to share the fun. And of course, winning is fun! Friday and Saturday, the traditional “GoForIt” team events were held. The twoday separate events with team drawn members placed An-

Jane Mowbray peeks at Erika Anchutz’s release. (photo by Tootie Brabec)

drew Wilson & Dillon Sether first for money with a total score of 91 in the dual championship section on Friday and Andrew Wilson and Rob Morgan on Saturday with a 94. Ray Tenbrook and Tony Mansfield were first in the Championship/Flights section with a total score of 85

Senior Men gather for a photo shot at the Big Sky. (photo by Tootie Brabec)

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and Tony Mansfield and Rob Morgan on Saturday with a 91. Drew Hortman and Steve Swaeby won the dual Flights section with a score of 88 winning money for first while Benton Christiansen and Tony Mansfield won Saturday with an 85. Interesting! All teams were drawn and yet the hottest clay pigeon shooters were Tony Mansfield, Rob Morgan and Andrew Wilson. Talk about the luck of the draw! Over $1,800 was given away to the lucky winners of the Clay Pigeon “GoForIt” Team events. When the individual competition ended on Saturday, the leader on the board was Jeremy Terhune of Wyoming. Terhune’s first Big Sky was last year. For Jeremy, the first day was astounding and hopeful,

NFAA Pro Sanctioned Big Sky Open Tournament but when it comes down to shooting with the seasoned “big boys” like Dave Cousins, Logan Wilde and Duane Price, it’s going to take a lot of focus and hanging in there to win. But “dream a little dream” as well, Jeremy. Like Pellegrino, you too can do it! Quiet, petite Diane Davis from Utah has been increasing her scores in target archery the past year. Diane competed at the Big Sky in Mesquite from the onset and decided to try the Grand Junction scene this year. Jamie Van Natta and Erika Anschutz, both Pros for Hoyt, have been battling it out everywhere with Jamie making number “one” her most favorite number ever and Erika, not real fond of “two,” was hot on her back to change that around. Jamie was only one point ahead of Erika on Saturday. She knew that in order to beat Erika, it was going to take a good deal of concentration, so with one final glance at that sparkler on her finger, Jamie focused on the center of the target and released her winning arrow to bury Erika’s score by two. No shoot-off this time! One of Colorado’s finest women archers, Jane Mowbray competed twice at the Big Sky in the past, but for health reasons couldn’t shoot archery for about 11 years. “I

just didn’t realize that it had been so long since I came to this tournament”, she commented, “but target archery is hard to give up, so I started shooting again and was surprised it all came back so naturally. It was time to see what I could do at the Big Sky against the other championship women.” Jane won the Womens FSL Championship in l984 and came in second in 1985. Picking up a release, she is once again competing with the best. Rhonda Calhoun, Mathew’s Pro Staff shooter, hails from Texas and is no stranger to winning; mainly 3-D shoots. Recently, she expanded her archery venue by entering target tournaments resulting in a change of lifestyle that may be harder and a bit more challenging. Target rounds

take longer because you shoot not just one arrow for score, but three-to-five per target. The gift, for those who seek it, is consistency and accuracy resulting in becoming a finer shooter! The ticket is practice and if you love the sport, as so many do, the reward is worth it! Becky Pearson of Arizona, a favorite of the Big Sky Open, rounded out the womens group in the Championship division at the Big Sky Open. Although Becky didn’t place, she is a dedicated archer and legend among contenders. Special awards were given to Becky and Frank Pearson and Dee Wilde for their help and promotion of the Big Sky Open tournaments every year. Jim Law, a local archer, continued on page 42

Top 8 Championship Men shooting at the last targets of the day at the Big Sky Open (photo by Tootie Brabec)

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NFAA Pro Sanctioned Big Sky Open Tournament celebrated his 75th birthday at the Big Sky and also received special award, not for just his birthday, but for all he has done for the tournament. These fine archers are so appreciated. Pellegrino couldn’t believe his luck! “I was scoring smaller on the closer targets”, he commented when asked about his surprise win, “and I was amazed that I was doing better on the longer ones. The closer targets just chip shots, but I just wasn’t grouping the arrows in the center as I should have”, he finished. In the first group, Dave Cousins was leading. On the 65 yarder, he related, “I looked over and thought to myself, I got him, I got him! I thought I had won!” Don’t think for a minute that one group doesn’t know what the other groups

are doing – they do! Things were pretty quiet among the top four at the end of the competition. Mathew’s Contingency monies were won by Pellegrino and Price. Hoyt had a clean sweep in the Womens Championship Division through Jamie, Erika and Diane, while Pro Archer Dave Cousins earned his by coming in second. Thanks to Mathew’s Inc. and Hoyt for recognizing those who shoot their bows at this tournament. They all do a great job in promoting their sponsors. A couple of years ago, we had life-size cutouts made of several archers. Becky Pearson was one of these and while the others were happy to claim their cutouts after we were through using them for advertising, Becky didn’t take

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hers home. So, we had a little auction in which the money from the “cardboard babe” went to the Cancer Society. Becky is currently in remission from cancer and gave us permission to auction her autographed cutout to the archers at the closing award ceremonies. Highest bidder was Harry Loughran from Colorado Springs. So, Harry, where is “Becky” now? Thanks to everyone who participated in this small event in the interest of charity. In the other Championship Divisions, results are as follows: Dee Wilde is aggressively on a roll! Dee won the Mens Senior FS Championship in 2007 and returned to claim his title again in 2008 by besting his record on the colored target by shooting an 1152 over his ’07 score of 1144. Don Borg/ UT and Richard Smith/CO tried to keep up with him, but somehow couldn’t pull it off. Randy Brabec, FSL Champ didn’t break his last years record, but still managed to outshoot his competition, Bob Besanceney/KS and William Caires/CO to again claim that title. Lynn Walter bested her old record of 849 from 2006, to shoot an 881 in the Championship Classic Division. Way to go Lynn! Judd Wathen/ UT becomes the new BHFS Champion! Judd managed

NFAA Pro Sanctioned Big Sky Open Tournament to squeeze three points better out of his arrows and target over Ramie Haines/WY and returning Champion Steve Christian/MO. The last time a BareBow Archer registered at the Big Sky Open was in 1979. Hey! Where are you guys, anyway? Richard Lucangioli of Colorado wasn’t afraid to step up to the plate and coax his arrows to a home run with 712 recorded on the colored targets. Congratulations, Richard – so glad to have you. The challenge for next year, who dares to beat his record on the colored targets in BB? In the Flights, Top Male was Drew Hortman/UT with an 1154 breaking the 2005 record held by Mike Gerard, also of Utah, by one point. In the Womens, Kris Weaver/UT shot a high of 1118, breaking the record held by Shauna Morgan/MT in 2007. Five Mens flights and two Womens flights were awarded over $4,000 to the lucky winners. Youth Amateur archers earned trophies with their skills from our Trophy Sponsor, Grand Junction Chrysler-JeepDodge. Top winners of the trophies were: M-Intermediate FS – Keegan DePriest/CO with a score of 1082; M-Junior FS – Zachary Rickard/WY scoring a 1062; F-Junior FS – Kendra Davis/UT with a 1051;

M-Cadet FS – Tristen Holmes/ CO – with a 1075; F-Cadet FSL - Braydin Henderson/CO scoring a 238; and Baille Bescanceney/KS shooting a 1058. Thanks GJ ChryslerJeep-Dodge for your support with the Big Sky Open Amateur Trophies for these aspiring young target archers! For just a few minutes, lets embrace Bill’s archery dream, as we know it, from the standpoint of the Big Sky Open starting with 1994; his first trip and first money from the sport of archery in which Bill placed second in the FSL Division. “To this day,” he commented, “I couldn’t believe I actually won money from archery and it was at the Big Sky Open!” 1995 to 1999, there wasn’t a Big Sky Open tournament for him to return to. The Big Sky started again in 2000, but did not receive a registration form from Pellegrino until 2004. Practicing with a release, Bill registered in the Mens FS Division. For two years in row, he placed third. In 2006, Bill placed 4th. In 2007, his dream slipped all the way to 12th. So what was this “Dark Horse’s” method for redemption in 2008? Focus, have fun, bring your family along for a vacation, and what the heck! Second top group isn’t so bad (consisting of Andy Turnquist/WY, Josh Schaff/MT,

Rob Morgan/MT and Pellegrino)! Terhune, Cousins, Price and Logan Wilde had a mere twelve points separating them, so who knew what would happen on Sunday. We all found out. Pellegrino in second group WON! It was De j’ Vu 1990 and Marlow Larson all over again! Hearty congratulations to all the 2008 Big Sky Open winners! Over $17,000 was awarded to winning archers in the Championship Divisions including Sponsor Contingency money. Thanks to our sponsors of the Big Sky Open-GJ: Sportsmans Warehouse; Mathew’s Inc; Hoyt; Martin Archery; Winners Choice Custom Bowstrings, Inc; US Archer magazine; Jake’s Archery; Gold Tip, Inc; Specialty Archery Products; and GJ DoubleTree Hotel. Thanks to our continuous Bale Advertisers: Sure-Loc Archery Products; Carter Enterprises; Saunders Archery Company; BCY, Inc; Western Recreation Industries; Gordon Composites; Bear Creek Archery; Pellegrino’s Archery Hut; Red Rock Archery; Archery Adventures; D & R Construction; and WW Peppers. Thanks to the companies who donated door prizes and thanks to our Signature Archery Club, the Grand Mesa Bowmen. Thanks

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NFAA Pro Sanctioned Big Sky Open Tournament to our volunteer helpers: Ann and Myron Peters who run the “GoForIt”, Support staff, Linda and Jeff Cell; Referee, Mike Kaiser; Runner, Mitch Holmes; our

announcer, Linda Marten; and Shelly Moore, Youth ScoreKeeper. Without their help, the Big Sky Open wouldn’t be possible.

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2008 Big Sky Open - Grand Junction RESULTS LTS RESULTS RESULTS Championship Freestyle Unlimited MEN Sat Sun Total Bill Pellegrino - CO 579 587 1166 $1,700 + Mathews Contingency Money $3,000 Dave Cousins - ME 581 584 1165 $850 + Hoyt Contingency Money $2,000 Duane Price - WI 580 578 1158 $625 + Mathews Contingency Money $1,000 Logan Wilde - UT 580 576 1156 $475 Josh Schaff - MT 571 581 1152 $420 Jeremy Terhune - WY 584 567 1151 $385 Andy Turnquist - WY 572 578 1150 Rob Morgan - MT 572 578 1150 Andrew Wilson - MT 570 579 1149 Ray Tenbrook - CO 566 570 1136 David Teran - NM 565 571 1136 J. McConnell - CO 567 566 1133 Mike Gerard - UT 561 567 1128 Shawn Greathouse - CO 556 563 1119 Brandon Powell - CO 558 560 1118 Justin Carter - UT 549 557 1106 Maurice Audeh - OR 557 0 557 Championship Freestyle Unlimited WOMEN Sat Sun Total Jamie Van Natta - OH 570 575 1145 $500 + Hoyt Contingency Money Erika Anschutz - NE 569 574 1143 $380 + Hoyt Contingency Money Diane Davis - UT 547 571 1118 $245 + Hoyt Contingency Money Jane Mowbray - CO 551 547 1098 Becky Pearson - AZ 535 544 1079 Rhonda Calhoun - TX 524 535 1059 Championship Senior Freestyle Unlimited MEN Sat Sun Total Dee Wilde - ID 574 578 1152 $500 Don Borg - UT 560 578 1138 $224 Richard Smith - CO 561 564 1125 $134 Bill Rucker - CO 558 563 1121 $90 Sid Carlson - ID 560 558 1118 Frank Pearson - AZ 550 556 1106 Carl Speakman - CO 551 550 1101 Larry White - MN 547 524 1071 Tom Nauman - ID 534 504 1038 Harry Loughran - CO 499 509 1008 44 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Championship Freestyle Limited MEN Sat Sun Randy Brabec - CO 540 550 Bob Besanceney - KS 517 528 William Caires - CO 495 477 Championship Barebow MEN Sat Richard Lucangioli - CO 325

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Championship Classic Limited WOMEN Sat Sun Total Lynn Walter - CO 425 456 881

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Sat Drew Hortman - UT 575 Shaun Larsen - UT 571 Michael Bean - WY 570 Benton Christensen - ID 567 Jon Overton - CO 562 Jeff McGuire - CO 558 Brian Bowers - WY 551 Matt Bassett - ID 554 Tony Mansfield - CO 565 Kenderick Wilson - WY 551 John Boyer - CO 553 Randall Johnson - UT 558 Flight 2 MEN Steve Swaeby - CO Marion DeBusk - WY Terry Howell - UT Garrett Portra - CO Ed Huddleston - CO Ted Walton Jr. - WY Kevin Lane - CO Charles Ott - CO Kevin DePriest - CO

Sat 547 542 543 547 547 541 547 541 541

Sun 579 578 574 571 570 555 560 550 530 542 540 531 Sun 562 563 551 542 542 546 538 534 533

Total 1154 1149 1144 1138 1132 1113 1111 1104 1095 1093 1093 1089 Total 1109 1105 1094 1089 1089 1087 1085 1075 1074

Flight 3 MEN Kerry Baird - ID Lucas Jolley - UT Clinton Suskey Sr - CO Kenneth Wilson - WY Chris Blaine - NM Pete Kirkwood - WY Michael Hoover - WY Jack Jones - CO Robert Hancock - CO David Murray - CO Myron Peters - CO Maurice Foye - CO Flight 4 MEN

$98

$98

Championship Bowhunter Freestyle Unlimited MEN Sat Sun Total Judd Wathen - UT 547 557 1104 $500 Ramie Haines - WY 548 553 1101 $250 Steve Christian - MO 547 546 1093 Dillon Sether - CO 546 543 1089 Flight 1 MEN

Philip Cook - ID Scott Meineke - CO

$264 $198 $132 $66

Toby Dellamano - CO LeRoy Brown - CO Josh Glory - CO Kirk Henderson - CO Ed Marten - CO Gary Thompson - CO Wayne Hale - CO Mitchell Holmes - CO LeRoy Dukes - OR Robert Deston - CT Jim Law - CO Clinton Suskey Jr - CO Flight 5 MEN Jonathan Ruspil - CO Michael Mowbray - CO Scott Heimann - CO Jim Chiaro - CO Jerry Brabec - CO David Rickard - WY Dan Watson - CO Chuck Butler - ID Thomas Hunn - CO Randy Beard - CO Henry Silva - CO Tom Adjutant - CO Flight 1 WOMEN

$264 $198 $132 $33 $33

Kris Weaver - UT Amber Christensen - ID Shauna Morgan - MT Lindsay Christensen - ID Lisa Speakman - CO LeAnn Thompson - CO Jeanne Swaeby - CO

542 538

521 519

1063 1057

Sat 531 533 529 526 530 533 516 532 517 525 512

Sun 558 551 542 538 529 521 536 512 514 524 516 514

Total 1089 1084 1071 1064 1059 1054 1052 536 1046 1041 1041 1026

Sat 506 510 511 511 500 491 488 483 486 481 488 493

Sun 542 519 514 499 509 512 511 509 506 500 489 472

Total 1048 1029 1025 1010 1009 1003 999 992 992 981 977 965

Sat 469 476 474 457 478 450 456 439 435 415 354 350

Sun 501 487 489 476 453 445 419 428 410 367 398 334

Total 970 963 963 933 931 895 875 867 845 782 752 684

Sat 565 545 541 542 525 519 518

Sun 553 539 539 535 541 508 509

Total 1118 1084 1080 1077 1066 1027 1027

Flight 2 WOMEN

Sat 484 497 482 408 434 430 321

Sun 495 480 487 453 411 403 284

Total 979 977 969 861 845 833 605

$264 $198 $132 $66

Kim Chase - CO Nicole Bassett - ID Brenda Young - CO Jan Caires - CO Melanie DeBusk - WY Cody Foye - CO Karol Claussen - CO

1048

Youth Amateur Cadet Freestyle Limited GIRL Sat Sun Total Braydin Henderson - CO 106 132 238

$210 $126 $84

Youth Amateur Cadet Freestyle Unlimited BOY Sat Sun Total Tristen Holmes - CO 547 528 1075 Sam Blaine - NM 511 506 1017 $264 $198 $132 $66

Youth Amateur Cadet Freestyle Unlimited GIRL Sat Sun Total Baille Besanceney - KS 535 523 1058 Youth Amateur Intermediate Freestyle Unlimited BOY Sat Sun Total Keegan DePriest - CO 545 537 1082 Tate Morgan - MT 532 514 1046 Henry Bass - UT 507 531 1038 continued on page 46

$264 $115 $115 $66

$210 $126 $84

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NFAA Pro Sanctioned Big Sky Open Tournament Shelby Moore - CO

369

240

609

Brandon Beard - CO Nikoda Beightel - CO

Youth Amateur Junior Freestyle Unlimited BOY Sat Sun Total Zachary Rickard - WY 524 538 1062 Brad Carter - ID 540 521 1061 Ostan Holmes - CO 498 482 980

459 382

461 398

The Saga of a Barebow NFAA HALL OF FAME HONOREE

920 780

BY MONTY HEISHMAN

Youth Amateur Junior Freestyle Unlimited GIRL Sat Sun Total Kendra Davis - UT 528 523 1051

“GOFORIT” Clay Pigeon Team Event RESULTS LTS RESULTS RESULTS FRIDAY, June 13, 2008

DUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1-Dillon Sether & Andrew Wilson 2-Josh Schaff & Justin Carter 3-Don Borg & Shawn Greathouse 4-William Caires & Andrew Wilson 5-Rhonda Calhoun & Steve Christian

91 87 75 63 56

$120 $ 80

CHAMPIONSHIP/FLIGHTS 1-Ray Tenbrook & Tony Mansfield 2-Justin Carter & Jack Jones 3- Rob Morgan & Charles Ott 4-Ramie Haimes & Benton Christensen 5-Randall Johnson & Shawn Greathouse 6-Toby Dellamano & Brandon Powell 7-Lisa Speakman & Carl Speakman 8-Richard Smith & Kim Chase

85 84 84 79 76 65 63 63

$160 $ 96 $ 64

DUAL FLIGHTS 1-Drew Hortman & Steve Swaeby 2- Shaun Larsen & Benton Christensen 3-Garrett Portra & Tony Mansfield 4-Lindsay Christensen & Kerry Baird 5-Amber Christensen & Jan Cairies 6-Mitch Holmes & Josh Glory 7-Keegan DePriest & Henry Bass 8-Kevin DePriest & LeRoy Brown 9-Kendrick Wilson & Lucas Jolly 10-Clinton Suskey & Clinton Suskey, Jr.

88 86 76 69 69 61 60 58 58 36

$160 $120 $ 80 $ 40

7-Ray Tenbrook & Lucas Jolly 8- Justin Carter & Michael Hoove 9- Pete Kirkwood & Ramie Haines 10-Chris Blaine & Shawn Greathouse 11-Terry Howell & Randy Brabec

73 68 66 65 57

DUAL FLIGHTS 1-Tony Mansfield & Ed Huddleston 2- Michael Bean & Matt Bassett 3-Terry Howell & Mike Kiser 4-Justin Howell & Shelby Moore 5- Kevin Lane & Randall Johnson 6- Amber Christensen & LeRoy Brown 7- Lindsay Christensen & Kerry Baird 8-Ed Huddleston & Pete Kirkwood 9- Melanie DeBusk & Marion DeBusk 10- Scott Meinke & Mitch Holmes 11-Kendra Davis & Brad Carter

85 75 74 64 63 63 53 51 48 46 27

$176 $132 $ 88 $ 44

David Hughes’ nomination

SATURDAY, June 14, 2008

DUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1- Rob Morgan & Andrew Wilson 2- Jeremiah McConnell & Randy Brabec 3-Richard Smith & Josh Schaff 4-Shaun Greathouse & Brandon Powell 5-Judd Wathen & Justin Carter

94 $144 92 $ 96 90 88 78

CHAMPIONSHIP/FLIGHTS 1-Rob Morgan & Tony Mansfield 2-Benton Christensen & Richard Smith 3- Jeremiah McConnell & Kerry Baird 4- Phillip Cook & Jeremy Terhune 5- Steve Swaeby & Maurice Audeh 6-Amber Christensen & Andy Turnquist

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An emotional win for David Hughes at the 2008 National Outdoor. Denny Cline (L) finished second, while Lee Gregory (R) was third.

Big Sky Open youth gather for photo by Trophy Sponsors vehicles (Grand Junction Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge) after the competition on Sunday. (Photo by Cindy Mansfield)

and induction into the National Field Archery Association Hall of Fame in 2008 was based on his remarkable accomplishment of winning a multitude of NFAA National Championships over a period spanning more than forty years. David’s archery career started in 1963 at the age of 15. He had hunted with a bow, harvested a deer, and wanted to practice year round. David won his first Texas state tournament as a Young Adult in 1965 while shooting a recurve bow in the barebow class. This win sparked a competitive spirit in David that has lasted to this day. In 1966, David moved into the Adult Division where C.D. Huggins and Rick Gilley were the top shooters in Texas. He finished

third in 1966 and second in 1967 behind these two archers. In 1968, David won his first TFAA Barebow Championship, and continued to win the State Championship for seven more years. In 1967, David attended his first NFAA National tournament in Jackson, MS. After finishing second behind barebow legend Frank Gandy, his competitive spirit was really ignited, and David went on to win four straight National Barebow Championships between 1968 and 1971. His greatest accomplishment during those four wins came in Watkins Glenn, NY in 1969 where he outscored everyone except for two pro freestyle shooters. David felt he was at the top of his archery game in 1969 after continued on page 48 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Watkins Glenn. In 1972 at Ludlow, MA, David’s streak of wins came to an end. Enter a person by the name of Denny Cline, who had been watching David for about three years. Denny won that year by a grand total of two points over David. After the final round, David’s first words to Denny were, “Congratulations champ!” That night at a party to celebrate the winner, David started a tradition that is still going strong today. David handed Denny his quiver belt with his Texas buckle and the inscription on the back “NFAA Champ”. That tradition is still going on today and is a prized possession for the National Outdoor Barebow Champion after 36 years. In 1973 David went to the National Outdoor at Aurora Illinois with the intentions of getting the Texas belt back. However, Denny Cline had another good year, and won over David for the second straight year. Denny is the only person to have beaten David twice at a National Outdoor Tournament. Another tradition was born at this tournament, when nearby Geneva (IL) resident Denny Cline started hosting a steak cookout for his fellow barebow friends and competitors. After the shooting was completed, a party was held where most of the barebow shooters attended. This barebow get-together continued to be held off-and-on at the National Outdoor for the next ten years. Then at the 1984 National Outdoor, once again in Aurora, Louis Travis of Indiana, one of Denny’s original barebow buddies, suggested that we make it a group effort. Louie’s idea was that the picnic should be held at every National Outdoor — not just at Aurora — and that the barebow shooters get formally organized into what he called, The Barebow Fraternity, or BBF, for short. In 1974, David changed to the compound, won the National Outdoor again, and also beat 48 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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all the freestylers for the second time. The only time David put a sight on his bow was in 1976 to shoot the San Diego Open. He won that tournament and $10,000. He returned to barebow in 1978 because the winner would be selected to go to Germany for the World Championships. He won both the 1978 National and IFAA World Field Archery Championships in West Germany that year. At Aurora in 1981, David and Denny had a shoot-off for the AMBB Championship, which David won in a three-target shoot-off. David dropped out of archery until 1989, and then came back for a short period until 1993. He was running 4x Hunting Ranch in Texas. He won his first AMBB National Indoor Championship 1993 at Louisville, but was out of archery again in 1996. In 2002, David was diagnosed with mouth cancer, followed by the necessary surgery. In 2005, Monte and Bill Bowen notified David that he had been elected to the Texas Field Archery Association (TFAA) Hall of Fame. That same year he was made a Life Member of the Barebow Fraternity. After being selected for the Texas Hall of Fame, several of the old time barebow shooters in Texas talked David into coming back and shooting again despite the fact he had cancer surgery. David has been an inspiration to many people in archery since his medical ordeal and coming back like he has to shoot in a sport he loves. Since 2005, and after the cancer treatments, David has the following championships: 2005 • National Outdoor Championship (with new SMBB Animal Round record) • Won Texas State Indoor and Outdoor Championships 2006 • Won Texas State Indoor and Outdoor Cham-

pionships • IFAA World Field Archery Championship (with all new VMBB world records) in Australia. Also member of USA World Team Champions in Australia. 2007 • Won “Vegas Shoot” Barebow Championship • Won Texas State Indoor and Southern Indoor Sectional Championships • Won NAFAC Championship (with new AMBB Field Round record) • Won Texas State Outdoor and Southern Outdoor Sectional Championships David was scheduled for an operation before the State and National Outdoor Championships this year. He decided to wait until after Nationals because he knew that Denny Cline, Dick Hanlon, and Larry Watkins, Sr., who had been his competitors over the years, were going to be at Yankton. Even though quite weak,

David won the 2008 SMBB Championship (with more records), while Denny finished second. Dick Hanlon and Larry Watkins, as well as this writer, were in the over-65 MSMBB division, which was won by Dick. In David’s own words, “Thanks to the Lord above and Jesus Christ. He has seen me through the State with two new records in SMBB and two new records for a win at the 2008 National Outdoor.” After the Nationals, David returned to Texas, and had radical larynx surgery. Everything went well — actually better than expected. In fact, when I talked with him in person he said, “Monty, I plan to be in Las Vegas and Mechanicsburg next year.” So at this time, The Saga of the World’s Greatest Barebow Shooter, David Hughes, continues. Thanks, David, from all your friends and competitors for the inspiration you have given us as we continue in the sport we all love. ■

David Hughes’ Gold Medal Championships 1968 through 2008: • Twelve NFAA National Outdoor Championships • Two NFAA National Indoor Championships • Two IFAA WFAC Championships – Germany and Australia • One WFAC USA Team Championship – Australia • One San Diego World Open Championship • One IFAA NAFAC Championship • Eighteen Texas State (TFAA) Indoor and Outdoor Championships • Sixteen NFAA Southern Section Indoor and Outdoor Championships • One Florida State Target Championship • One WAF Vegas Shoot Barebow Championship ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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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 will be held at nine venues in all five Great Lakes states. Seven sites will have the tournament on February 21-22, 2009, while one in Wisconsin will be held on January 24-25, 2009, and one in Indiana will be held on the weekend of February 28March 1, 2009. The Outdoor Sectional will be held at West Allis, WI on June 20-21, 2009. More detailed information on these shoots will be in the next issue of Archery. 2009 GREAT LAKES INDOOR SECTIONAL Dates noted below. Registration and shooting schedule information for seven of the nine venues is shown below. The remaining venues will be listed in the next issue. Date: Host: Location: Directions:

February 21-22, 2009 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, 614-8900426 (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. Date: Host: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: 50 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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February 21-22, 2009 Hadley’s Sports Center 5676 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 For directions contact Hadley’s Sports Center at 330645-9393 Dave Thewlis, 16423 Chamberlain Rd., Grafton, OH 44044. Tel: 440-315-5696 Must be postmarked no later than Feb. 7, 2009. Late registration Feb. 8 and after. Late registration at shoot based on space available 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. Date: Host: Range Location: Directions:

February 21-22, 2009 Lone Eagle Archers. 2623 State. Rt. 335, Beaver, OH 45613 For directions contact: Brian Hawks at 740-9474477 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: 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. Date: Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

February 21-22, 2009 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. Judy McCutcheon, 23358 Virden Rd Virden IL 62690. E-mail jlynnmac@royell.org., Tel: 217-6525836 after 6:30 pm. Thursday, February 19, 2009. 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). Saturday, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Sun-

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day, 7:30 am, 11:00 am and 2:30 pm (if needed). Accommodations: Baymont Inn I-55 at Toronto Road, Exit 90, 217529-6655 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 Date: Host: Location:

February 28-March 1, 2009 TJ’s Sporting Goods 1121 Saint Joseph St., Shelbyville, IN 46176, 317392-2150 Directions: Shelbyville is located off either Exit 113 or 116 on I74 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. Date: Host: Location: Registration:

February 21-22, 2009 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, 765455-1000. Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day. Date: Host: Location: Directions:

January 24-25, 2009 Kenosha Bowmen 15211 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104 2.5 miles west of I-94 on south side of Hwy 50 (same as 75th Street) Registration: Jeff Wyler, 15211 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104. Tel: 847-566-6591 Deadline: January 10, 2009 Late Registration: At range Accommodations: Days Inn, 262-857-2311; Value Inn, 262-857-2622; Best Western Executive Inn, 262-857-7699; Comfort Suites, 262-857-3450. Campgrounds: Onsite camping available. Call ahead at 262-2063292

MID-ATLANTIC SECTION Mike Le Pera, Councilman brtesite@optonline.net Sectional Tournament Info The Mid-Atlantic Indoor Sectional will be held at sixteen venues during the first weekend of March 2009. The Outdoor Sectional will be held at Cape May, NJ, on June 6-7, 2009. More detailed information on these shoots will be in the next issue of Archery. 2009 MID-ATLANTIC INDOOR SECTIONAL March 6-8, or March 7-8, 2009 Registration and shooting schedule information for a portion of the sixteen venues is shown below. The remaining venues will be listed in the next issue. Host: 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: Location: Directions:

Prince William Archers Izaak 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: Location: Directions:

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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. Becky Mayse, PO Box 356, Frametown, WV 26623. Tel: 304-364-4110. E-mail: virgil@bakerwv.com or vbcdmayse@citynet.net Received by February 16, 2009 At the door. No late fees. 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: 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: Location:

Walton Park Bowhunters Webb’s Sporting Goods, 5341 S Amherst Hwy, Madison Heights, VA 24572 Directions: Webb’s is located on US 29 Business in Madison Heights, VA. From US 29 South, take the second exit after crossing the James River out of Lynchburg. Take left off exit to the next stop light. Webb’s is on the corner across from the stop light. Registration: Kendall Woody, 194 Arrowhead Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572. Tel: 434-929-0223 or 434-2384519 Deadline: February 23, 2008 Late Registration: A & A Supply 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 Webb’s Sporting Goods. Fast food and restaurants are located within 0.5 mile of Webb’s Sporting Goods. Webb’s phone number is 434-528-3855 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration:

Double T Archery Club Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 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. Mark Irlbacher, 611 Walck Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Tel: 716-693-2703 E-mail: docsarchery@att.net Feb. 15, 2009 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, 716-6927260. Blue Falls Motel, 2142 Niagara Falls Blvd, 716-695-0433. 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: 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, 301-698-2500. Comfort Red Horse Inn, 998 W Patrick St, Rt. US 15N and US 40W, 301-662-0281 Miscellaneous Info: Breakfast and lunch will be served 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: 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: 609-465-4949 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: 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,

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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: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Schedule: Additional Info:

Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Schedule: Host: Location: Directions:

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

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. Range is on left. Jason 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. 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. 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.

NEW ENGLAND SECTION Ken Moore, Councilman kmoore15@comcast.net 2009 New England Sectional Schedule 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 these shoots will be in the next issue of Archery.

SOUTHEASTERN SECTION Tim Austin, Councilman flarchery@earthlink.net Sectional Tournament Info The Southeastern Indoor Sectional will be held at three sites on 7-8 March 2009: (1) Tri-State Archers, Tallahassee, FL, (2) Chickasaw Archers, Shepherdsville, KY, (3) Ft. Gordon Sportsman’s Club, Augusta, GA. The Outdoor Sectional will be also be held at three sites on 23-24 May 2009: (1) Keowee Bowmen, Clemson, SC, (2) Gator Bowmen, Gainesville, FL, and (3) Chickasaw Archers, Shepherdsville, KY. The 3-D Sectional will also be held at three sites on 11-12 July, 2009: (1) Sandune Archers, Myrtle Beach, SC, (2) Gator Bowmen, Gainesville, FL, and (3) Ft, Lauderdale Archers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 2009 SOUTHEASTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 7-8, 2009 Registration and shooting schedule information for two of the three venues is shown below. The Tallahassee venue will be listed in the next issue. 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 706 799-8457(cell), or go to our website, gbaa-archery. com. Host: Location: Directions:

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

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Who:

Styles: Awards: SOUTHWESTERN SECTION Becky Pearson, Councilwoman beckysayre@hughes.net

NFAA rules. “Xs” will be used for tie breakers. A time limit of 21⁄2 minutes for each end will be used. Only NFAA members may compete in the tournament. Non- Members may participate as guests. NFAA Pros must have a current pro card and pay a pro purse of $50 in addition to registration fee. NFAA styles and classes will be used. Results will be tabulated after the scores from all States have been received. Awards will be based on the NFAA flight system, determined by the number of participants in each style and division. Trophies will come from NFAA Headquarters. In the event of a tie, even using “X” count, the archer missing the first “X” will lose the tie. Fees and registration will be as outlined on the Official Sectional Registration Form found in this magazine or at www.fieldarchery.com.

2009 Southwestern Sectional Schedule

Fees:

Indoor Sectional: The Southwest Indoor Sectional will be a mail-in tournament held throughout the month of January, 2009. Each State Director will have a list of locations and shoot dates in their State prior to the middle of December, 2008.

Be sure to contact your Director for State specific information and locations.

What: Host: Location: Directions:

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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.

The shoot will consist of two, 300 rounds on the official Vegas face (three spot or single spot) following

Outdoor Sectional The Outdoor Sectional will be hosted by the San Juan Archers of Farmington, NM. The shoot will be held on June 20 and 21, 2009.

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. Glen Baxter, 9301 Whitley Road, Louisville, KY 40272 Tel: 502-361-9987. E-mail: gbaxter@Heiltrailer.com March 1, 2009. At range. Late registration fees of $15 will apply Friday: 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Saturday: 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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NFAA® Council & Board of Directors NFAA® Council

NFAA® Board of Directors

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

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

Vice President—Brian Sheffler 7006 Beargrass Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317/244-7585 lbsheff@comcast.net NFAA® Office 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 NFAArchery@aol.com Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/965-5290 prairie1@royell.net Mid-Atlantic Mike LePera 34 Kentwood Road Succasunna, NJ 07876 973/584-0637 brtesite@optonline.net 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 Southwest Becky Pearson P.O. Box 308 St. David, AZ 85630 520/720-9532 beckysayre@hughes.net

Rocky Kline Director - IN 1108 N. Korby St. Kokomo, IN 46901 765/457-7086 rlkline@insightbb.com Bill Jones Director - MI 2049 Lake St. National City, MI 48748 989/469-3939 Dave Thewlis Director - OH 16423 Chamberlain Rd Grafton, OH 44044 440/926-2464 DThew69613@aol.com Mike Strassman Director - WI 2402 W. Camerson Eau Claire, WI 54703 715/834-9975 mstrassman9975@hotmail.com MID ATLANTIC Ron West Director - MD 802 Painter Pl. Capitol Hts., MD 20743 202/584-8015 WestArrowsWest@aol.com John Pawlowski Director - PA 360 Madison St. Coatesville, PA 19320 610/384-5483 bpjp@ccis.net Douglas Joyce Director - NJ 30 Willow Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 732/247-3892 jdjarcher@aol.com Dave Hryn Director - NY PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224 716/481-4699 Archery1@localnet.com Jim Quarles Director - VA 7911 Cherokee Rd Richmond, VA 23225 804/272-6512 jim.quarles@vfaa.org Ron Lauhon Director - WV P.O. Box 9331 Huntington, WV 25704 304/529-3509 R_lauhon@comcast.net MIDWEST Norm Swank Director - IA 403 Main Street P.O. Box 31 Reasnor, IA 50232 563/578-8534 nswank@netins.net John Doub Director - KS 1125 E. 59th St. Wichita, KS 67216 316/524-0963 archnutz@cox.net Bill Hakl Director - MN 5656 317th St. Stacy, MN 55079 651/462-1916 wehjkh@frontier.net

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Earl Foster Director - MO 8709 Booth Kansas City, MO 64138 816/763-2699

Crystal Parker Director - WA 13328 317th Avenue NE Duvall, WA 98019 425/844-6125 crystalp2@verizon.net

Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504 eChristman@neb.rr.com

Dan Kolb Director - WY 3571 Teton St. Casper, WY 82609 307/265-4418 bhfsldlk@hotmail.com

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

SOUTHEAST Howard Beeson Director - AL 111 Eagle Circle Enterprise, AL 30824 334/347-4990

Reginald “Shorty” Faber Director - SD P.O. Box 66 Carthage, SD 57349 605/772-4468 fabkat@alliancecom.net NEW ENGLAND Volker Pense Director - AAE Carl-Ulrich-Strasse 2B 64297 Darmstadt, Germany 0615-653085 nfaadirector@aae-archery.org Gary Marrier Director - VT 1525 Gibou Rd. Montgomery Ctr., VT 05471 802/326-4797 bowdoctor@pivot.net Jim Lamoin Director - CT 138 Albrecht Rd. Torrington, CT 06790 860/489-9452

Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918 oaustin@admin.fsu.edu Tom Boots Director - GA 6530 Robert Dr. Harlem, GA 30814-5360 706/556-3240 boots6530@charter.net Jerry Barr Director - KY 919 Manor Dr. Henderson, KY 42420 270/827-4570 jerrybarr@bellsouth.net Mike Hindmarsh Director - NC 1687 Kildee Church Rd. Ramseur, NC 27316 919/742-5017 onebowtie@gmail.com

Paul Lewokowicz Director - MA 3 David Road Southborough, NH 01772

S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 sdalesmith@yahoo.com

Michael Wright Director - NH PO box 237 Marlboro, NH 03455 603/876-4249 barebownh@aol.com

Clinton A. Berry, III Director - TN 1802 Porter Road Nashville, TN 37206 615/227-4211 caberry3@earthlink.net

Bruce Mulneix Director - RI 6101 Post Rd. Trlr 73, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 401-885-5684

SOUTHERN Wayne King Director - MS 107 Dana St. Brandon, MS 39042 601/825-9278

NORTHWEST Hubert Sims Director - ID PO Box 1713 Orofino, ID 83544 208/476-5377 hmsarchery@email.com

Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066 andr-ds@cox.net

Doug Tate Director - MT 3499 Blacktail Loop Rd. Butte, MT 5970d1 406/494-4393 DOUG.TATE@northwestern.com Scott Roadarmel Director - AK 4106 Harrison St. Anchorage, AK 99503 907/727-0483 sroadarmel@gci.net LeRoy Dukes Director - OR P.O. Box 422 Fairview, OR 97024 503/201-4961

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Scott Bradford Director - LA 40340 Old Hickory Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737-6756 225/622-0838 NFAALADirector@aol.com Robert Wood Director - OK 75377 S. 280 Rd Wagoner, OK 74467 918/485-6552 robertw@osaa.us Monty Heishmann Director - TX 10149 Heritage Pkwy. West, TX 76691 254-826-5788 barebow@att.net

SOUTHWEST Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847 frank@frankpearson.com Tom Daley Director - CA 11271 Lakeshore South Auburn, CA 95602 650/722-2713 nfaadir@cbhsaa@org

Committee Chairmen

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA — December 13 and 14, 2008

Pro Chairperson Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/856-6841 DianeN2Archery@aol.com Certified Instructor Committee M.J. Rogers 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 rogers_mj@msn.com

Kenneth Buck Director - CO 1923 Shoshone Dr. Canon City, CO 81212 719/783-0767 KandSBuck@earthlink.net George Kong, Jr. Director - HI 1255 14th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816-3838 808/734-5402 Robert Borges Director - NM 5332 River Ridge Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505/890-4665 Archermn@netscape.com John Thayer Director - NV 7215 W. Tara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117 702/222-9878 mdthayer@cox.net Judd Wathen Director - UT 675 N. 460 E Ephraim, UT 84627 435/283-3129 Wathen_1@msn.com

THE NFAA® HAS 50 CHARTERED STATE ASSOCIATIONS AND OVER 1,000 AFFILIATED CLUBS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD. THE SPORT OF ARCHERY IS A HEALTHY AND EXCITING SPORT PROVIDING AN ACTIVITY IN WHICH

Professional Representatives Great Lakes Jeff Button 2889 Busston Rd. Cottage Grove, WI 53527 (608) 839-5137 Midwest Sharon Henneman 9 Aspen Belton, MO 64012 (816) 679-3250 Midatlantic Tom Coblentz 1 Ash Drive Knoxville, MD 21758 301/834-7154 Southern Troy Wesley 2306 57th St. Lubbock, TX 79412 (806) 797-0546 Southeast Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 (727) 856-6841 DianeN2Archery@aol.com Southwest Jonathan Pemberton 1652 N. 2100 W. Provo, UT 85604 (801) 323-3704

THE ENTIRE FAMILY CAN PARTICIPATE.

WRITE US ON HOW TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT VARIOUS PROGRAMS OFFERED BY NFAA®. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS, SECTIONAL/STATE TOURNAMENTS, INDOOR/OUTDOOR LEAGUES, JUNIOR BOWHUNTER PROGRAMS, WHICH INCLUDE THE ART YOUNG SMALL / BIG GAME AWARDS, AND THE BOWFISHER PROGRAM.

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Mental Management®

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• How do I train my self image? • Are my competition scores and training scores the same or is there a big difference in them? • I do I handle pressure well? • How do I monitor and control my emotions when competing? • Who do I consult with about these issues? Determine If You Are Willing to Go It Alone Once you’ve determined your participation level, done your research and evaluated your current program you have at least one more thing to do and you will be out of the starting gates and well on your way to designing an effective mental program. Determine if you will seek counsel on mental issues or will you go it alone. I offer three suggestions. First, if you are

going it alone make certain you do your research well as it is all you will have to guide you in your decision making. Secondly, if you decide to seek help, find someone that has either been where you want to go or has trained someone that has made it. Everyone has an opinion and most are untested under fire. Finally, if you are at participation level three, training to win, then I feel that you have little choice but to hire the best help you can afford as it may happen that your competition is doing just that. ■

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