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DECEMBER 2011 / JANUARY 2012 Vol. 31 • No. 5 © 2011 NFAA®


from the president’s desk


coach’s corner



coping with pressure


tournaments, confidence & small game hunting


the pro line


bowhunting story


section and state association news


UPCOMING PRO NEWS | chuck cooley



tournament information and registration forms

8 » 2011 pro points standings 11 » 33rd NFAA indoor nationals info. 21 » NFAA calendar of events 25 » NFAA memorial scholarship program 28 » 2012 3-star WAF tournaments 34 » easton foundations NFAA foundation joint scholarship opportunity AND MORE!

COVER STORY Bowhunting Chairman Tom Vollmer and his buck. Story on page 24.

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from the »president’s desk

Bruce cull

greetings felloW archers!

I hope you are all making plans to attend the 2012 Vegas Shoot! This will be the largest Vegas Shoot ever, with the addition of the FITA World Indoor and the World Cup Championship!

In addition the payouts have been increased and have been adjusted to be more equitable for the respective divisions. If you have any questions, please be sure to go to or call 800-811-2331.

This will also be our frst year in the new venue, the South Point Hotel and Casino! We are very excited about the new South Point; it offers an incredible shooting venue, beautiful reasonably priced sleeping rooms, excellent restaurants, movie theaters, a bowling alley, a variety of shops, a beautiful spa and, of course, a huge casino.

I would also like to remind you to pass the word that the scholarship applications should be turned in soon. These scholarships are an excellent way to promote archery achievements and accomplishments to youth and to fnancially reward those youth archers that have excelled. Please pass the word to anyone you think should apply!

There will also be a new larger Archery Trade Show this year with the top archery companies in attendance. We will also have a great Archers Appreciation Evening on Saturday, February 11, open to all archers. This will also be the Championship for the World Cup Indoor. You can view the venue at www.southpoint. com.

The Art Young Big & Small Game Awards will be taking applications for the 2011 Diamond Buck Awards. Please get your applications in as soon as possible. The Diamond Buck Awards recognize the largest Whitetail, Mule Deer and Blacktail deer harvested during 2011.

The following is the schedule of the entire Vegas Shoot: February 5—Sunday FITA Practice February 6—Monday FITA Qualify Round February 7—Tuesday FITA Ind Elimination February 8—Wednesday FITA Team Elimination February 9—Thursday FITA Finals • Vegas Practice February 10—Friday Vegas Round 1 • World Cup Round 1 February 11—Saturday Vegas Round 2 • World Cup Finals February 12—Sunday Vegas Lucky Dog • Vegas Round 3 • Vegas Shoot Off Final

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February 4 through 7 will be the NFAA Directors Meeting in which all the legislative items will be voted on by your State Director. If you have not had an opportunity to see the agenda items to be considered, please contact your State Director or view them on the NFAA web page at Merry Christmas! n

» Coach’s Corner Bernie PelleriTe

The following are excerpts from Idiot Proof Answers to Archery’s Most Asked Questions by Bernie Pellerite: From the author: “When I decided to write this second book, I felt that it should be completely different from the first. To determine what most people wanted to hear, we took questions for over a year from the internet and from past seminars and shooter’s schools. Then we selected the top 275 from over 500 questions we had compiled. In this follow-up book to Idiot Proof Archery, we tried not to duplicate the material covered in the first book. So, most of “Idiot Proof Answers” is brand new material with new pictures and there is much more technical information in this book than in the first..

Normally, it’s just the opposite. As you can see in picture 1.1, because of the severe string angle of a short axle-to-axle bow, the string doesn’t touch your nose as soon as it does on a longer axle-to-axle bow, if you anchor in the same place. So, you need a shorter D-loop and/or a slightly longer draw length with the shorter axle-to-axle and a longer D-loop and/or a shorter draw length for the longer axle-to-axle to get the same ft. Your anchor may have changed a little when you drew his bow, his D-loop was a different length or, like most bows out there, the real draw length is seldom the same as it says on the sticker. Remember, my answer is based on touching the end of your nose with the string and locking your knuckles in behind your jawbone beneath your ear. Picture 1.1

how do you correct cAM leAn? In most cases, cam lean can be fxed by tightening the cable of the harness or yoke on the “high” side of the cam. In picture 1.2, you would tighten the cable on the left side of the yoke. This should draw the cam back into position at full draw. This is especially true on split limb bows. It’s also possible that the cam itself was drilled crooked or the bushing is bad, causing the cam to lean. Sometimes though, the axle could be the problem, if it is bent. On a one-cam bow, if you have cam lean, then you may check the pivot point of where the limb meets the riser. It might be slightly crooked. You might have to put a shim in the limb pocket under the limb. If it is off 1/64 inch there, it could be off 1⁄8 inch or more where continued on page 6

The chapters include the following: Equipment, which includes bows, tuning, strings, peep sights, sights, rests, stabilizers, releases and arrows. Also Form, Aiming, Mental, Target Panic, Back Tension, Practice, Tournaments and Hunting. This article is a selection of questions and answers from the Bow Equipment chapter. I always shoot a 281⁄2 inch draw length bow on 36 inch and under axle-to-axle bows. Fits me like a glove. I was shooting a buddy’s 291⁄2 inch draw bow that has a 411⁄2 inch axleto-axle and it fit like a glove. What gives? Is it the difference in axle-to-axle, or something else? scores, tournament info and more at 5

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the cam is. So, you may fnd that the limb is not sitting in the pocket correctly. Either way, you’ll need to put the bow in a bow press to examine the cam or the pocket to determine where the problem is. Remember, if you want to keep the same cam timing, if you twist up 2 turns on the right side of the cam, you have to let out 2 twists on the other side. What you’re after is the top and bottom cams (or top idler wheel and bottom cam on a one-cam) to be perfectly vertical at full draw. To do this, it’s best to use a draw board. (You can fnd a picture of a draw board on another question in the book.) You can check the cam lean at full draw by placing a wooden ruler or a soda straw fat against the cam and rotate it down next to the bowstring. Now look at the space between the two and check to see if it’s parallel to the cable. If it’s not, then put the bow back in the press and twist or untwist the appropriate yoke cable until it’s parallel. Picture 1.2 Cam Lean

Picture 1.3

draw it back to the same draw length. However, if you are an analytical or controller personality and you worry about cam rotation, then it becomes very important. If that’s the case, you need to adjust your cams so they roll over the same (see picture 1.3, right side). This will make the “wall” feel rock solid. A lot of people prefer to make the top cam just a hair faster (1/16 inch or so). This, in conjunction with creep tuning (which helps when shooting up and down hills), should put your mind at ease. (Creep tuning is discussed in another question.)

how iMport Ant is cAM rot Ation?

how do you tune A stAtic yoke?

For some people, it’s not really that important at all because, no matter what happens, the cams roll over the same way each time, if you

If you have a static yoke on the top and the cam lean on top is to the right, you can untwist the yoke on the right side, which will allow the

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cam to straighten up like it is in picture 1.4. Bear in mind, if you don’t want to alter the cam timing, then however many twists you make on one side, the other side will have to have the same amount of untwists, and vise versa. If you have a yoke on the top, but cam lean on the bottom, then the cam lean on the bottom is probably due to a bad bushing, a crooked axle or, in some cases, the limb isn’t set square with the riser. In this case, you might have to shim up one side of the limb where it goes into the limb pocket at the riser to straighten up the cam lean. If you have a yoke on both top and bottom, then just twist up the right or left side as stated above and do the opposite on the opposing side. Then, check the results at full draw with a draw board, if you have one. If I have a dual cam bow that is

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3⁄4 inch too long, can I twist up the string or cables to get it to my draw length? What does it do to the axleto-axle and to the draw weight? Adding 4 or 5 twists to the string will have very little effect on the axleto-axle or the draw length. Adding 20-25 twists will shorten the draw length maybe about 1⁄4 inch, depending on how many twists were in the string in the frst place. (see picture 1.5) It’s nearly impossible to twist the string up on any type of bow and reduce the draw length 3⁄4-1 inch. That bow would have to be “short strung” or you would have to change the cams or modules. The rule of thumb is that there should be no more than a maximum of 1 twist per inch. So, if your bow string is 66 inches long, you should have no more than 66 twists when you are fnished. Same goes for the cables. Most people put 1 to 11⁄2 twists for every 2 inches of string or cable length when it’s installed. To fnd out, you would have to remove the string and untwist it while counting the twists until it has no twists in it. Then, start from zero and start twisting and counting to actually know for sure how many twists are in the string when you should stop twisting (i.e., 66 inches = 66 twists). Adding twists to the bowstring will shorten the draw

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length, reduce the axle-to-axle and increase the brace height. However, if you add twists to the cable, you

will gain draw length, slightly increase brace height and will slightly decrease axle-to-axle. On a one-cam continued on page 9

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» pros points standings 2011 TOTAL

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if she does suspect it is a new bow, you say, “This old thing? I’ve had this forever!” Sorta like she does when you discover her new dress. Second, if she is an archer, get her a new bow. She won’t mind you getting a new bow if she gets one, too. If she is not an archer, try to get her involved. Trust me... it will make your life a lot easier! Finally, take your new bow out, turn sideways and hold it up and say, “Honey, does my new bow make my butt look fat?” Maybe that will put her in a better mood. Hopefully, you’ll at least get a smile! n

Picture 1.6

with a 60-70 inch cable, you might get 1 inch longer draw length by adding a boat load of twists, but it’s still not advised. If you want to raise the poundage of the bow, then you can shorten the cables or lengthen the string.

whAt is the best wAy to Add A new bow to your ArsenAl without your wife finding out About it And wAnting equiv Alent Money for frivolous iteMs, such As food, clothes And utilities?

Regardless, if adjustments need to be made of more than 1⁄4 inch, you should get new cams or modules, or as a last resort, short-string the bow (which kills some of the poundage and some of the effciency.)

Ah! Much knowledge of this I have! First, if she is not an archer, your new bow should be the same color as the old one. Chances are, she won’t realize it’s a different bow. To her, a red bow is a red bow. And,

Each issue will have more questions and answers from other chapters. Stay tuned! If you can’t wait, you can purchase this hardcover book from Robinhood Videos at 614-3221038. NFAA members can get it for $29.95 if you mention this article.

how Much of A gAp—if Any—should there be between the string And the “buMper” on A string stopper? From what I’ve gathered, about 2⁄3 of the shooters install their string stoppers so the bumper is about 1/32 inch away from the string. (see picture 1.6) The remaining 1⁄3 have the bumper touching the string. Either go by the manufacturer’s suggestion, or try it both ways and see if it makes any difference in consistency and noise.

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» coping with pressure Terry Wunderle

Two TargeTs remained in The final round of a 3-D championship. With two archers tied, the tension in the air was strong enough to curl the leaves on the trees. As I watched one of my students waiting for his turn at the stake, he turned toward the target and stood there motionless for several minutes. The target was a forty-six yard javelina and appeared to be a very challenging shot. When the gentleman’s turn to shoot arrived, he set his sight, loaded his bow, and again stood motionless while staring at the target. There was no doubt in my mind. The shots to follow would be the best that he had to offer. He cleaned the last two targets, capturing the championship title. After the fnal target, I congratulated him and asked, “Were you nervous?” He replied, “A little, but I kept it under control. My mental program helped me put my concentration on making a perfect shot.” Only one person can place so much pressure on you that you cannot perform up to your capability. We all

know that person is you. Your thinking is constantly being bombarded with distracting stimuli that can create pressure, such as winning a tournament, shooting a high score, capturing a prized trophy, impressing your friends, or living up to the expectations of others. Any one of these things can and probably will destroy your performance if you give it more importance than taking care of the task that is in front of you. You have one job to do. Shoot the best shot that you are capable of shooting. Instead of dwelling on the results of the shot or the tournament, put your concentration and focus on your performance. Handling the pressure situation is no different than handling any other shot, as long as you don’t place a more signifcant value on it. The arrow needs to be released with the same consistent form as you do in practice. You create a pressure shot because your thinking makes it that way. Do not let this mindset dominate your attitude. Instead, concentrate and focus on executing a shot with perfect form. This should be done anytime your mind begins dwelling on the results of the tournament, even weeks before the event. Many archers get so engrossed in winning an upcoming competition that they raise their anxiety to an unmanageable level before they even get to the frst target. Center your thinking on what you can control, which is the execution of a perfect shot. When you prepare for the next tournament, promise yourself that you will produce each shot using your best form. That should be your main goal! I am certain most of you can make nearly every shot with consistent form in practice. Make this your focus in competition, so you will not be giving the results of the performance an infated value. Quite often you will make a shot that you knew was a ten the instant that you released it. It just felt like a perfect shot. What you were feeling at that moment is what you want in your mind and muscles when you focus on perfect shot execution. As you become more aware of these sensations, try to produce them while shooting at a blank bale. By practicing and duplicating the feeling of the shot, you are polishing your form and raising your concentration level, so you can use them under pressure conditions. The next time you fnd yourself in a tense competition, look at the target and picture yourself making the perfect shot. Feel the strong backpressure, the explosion, and the follow-through. Re-playing these thoughts in your mind will give you a positive feeling and positive results. n

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33nd Annual NFAA Indoor National Championship Downtown Convention Center, 221 Fourth Street Louisville, Kentucky

March 31-April 1, 2012

All the fun begins Friday, March 30, at 1:00 pm Manufacturer Trade Show Registration and check in Open Practice $5.00 fee

Practice with the Pros (free event for “under 18 archers”) New this year Pro Am to be held on Friday 6:00 pm

Competition begins Saturday, March 31

Three shooting lines 7:00 am – 11:00 am – 3:30 pm. Each line time begins with 2 practice ends on your assigned target. No additional practice ends will be shot.

NFAA blue face 300 round to be shot each day. Professional archers will shoot the 11:00 am line on Saturday. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Manufacturer Trade Show 2:30 pm OPENING CEREMONIES

Finals are held Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday shooting times will be posted following the last line on Saturday. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Manufacturer Trade Show


Pre-Registration must be received on or before March 1. Registration received on or after this date will be required to pay the Late Registration Fee.


At the tournament site on Friday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. Late fee will apply.


Cancellations must be made in writing before March 1 for refund. After that date, no refunds will be issued.


All archers must hold membership in the NFAA or USA Archery to compete for NFAA awards. Professional archers must be members of NFAA and the NFAA Professional Division.


This event is free and is open to all Pros and archers under the age of 18. Friday afternoon, all young archers are invited to meet and practice with the NFAA Professionals.


Will be held Friday evening, approximately 6:00 pm. Open to all archers who shoot adult distance (20 yards) in indoor competition. Fee $25 per archer. Pros earn 25 Pro Points for participation in this event. Cash awards for both Professionals and non professionals.

Louisville Host Hotel

Connected to Convention Center via skywalk Hyatt Regency Louisville 320 West Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202 Phone 888-421-1442 or 502-581-1234 NFAA Tournament Rates $105 + tax. Reservations must be made before 03/01/2012 Please see for registration, more hotels and complete information

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instructor course held

The week of October 16th was a busy one at the NFAA Easton/Yankton Archery Center. The International Field Archery Association funded eleven instructor students to attended a week long instructors course presented by MJ Rogers and Larry Wise, both International level coaches and George Ryals IV of the Archery Learning Center. Bill Hewes, Archery Center manager and Martin Koini, IFAA Secretary were instrumental in organizing the travel for this multicultural group. This event was the frst of a twopart series with ten more students attending the second class the week of November 6th. The week began with a basic course as a refresher for the international group and as certifcation for the NFAA and NFAA Foundation staff that attended. Reaching their Basic certifcation were Donna Duncan, NFAA bookkeeper; Nancy Teachout, Archery Center administrator; Tom Juffer and Kayce Olson, Archery Center range staff. The rest of the class completed all levels of certifcation and graduated as Advanced Community Coaches. Besides classroom work, there was plenty of hands on experience. The class used Genesis bows, stretch bands, recurve and string bows to practice what they had learned. During breaks they used the time to work on their personal equipment

Instructor Larry Wise

Instructor George Ryals IV

Coach MJ Rogers showing proper stance using a Genesis bow.

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Larry Wise explaining alignment.

The class using stretch bands to simulate draw and anchor.

Facing page, photos clockwise from top Class photo: Luis Caracena, Larry Wise, MJ Rogers and George Ryals IV, Instructors, Anu Uusmaa, Estonia, Luis Angel Caracena, Spain. Back row: Martin Koini, IFAA Secretary, Tom Juffer, Archery Center staff, Thomas Colclough, Ireland, Alec James, England, Daniel Rae, England, Roberts Lacitis, Latvia, Bill Hewes, Archery Center staff, Jose Lous Martinez, Spain, Mariano Moro, Argentina, Ranier Knaack, Switzerland. Marianno Moro and other Italian guy take a break opportunity to explore the NFAA library of Archery magazines. By week’s end, no room left to make any more notes. NFAA Staff members Donna Duncan and Tom Juffer, Thomas Colclough, ,Ireland and Alec James, England, practicing alignment with a string bow.

The week began with an empty whiteboard.

Mt. Marty College archery team became mock students for the new instructors.

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and try out new shooting formats. The group also found time for fun as they braved the chilly weather to try their skill with the LaPorte fying disc archery game. The second group of instructor students arrived on November 6 to begin their week of training. The goal of the IFAA is to reach archers around the world through instructors that have consistency in their methods. The NFAA/Easton Archery Center staff and employees worked diligently to ensure that the student instructors could not only learn, but enjoy their experience here in the USA. n

Front row Nico Benade, South Africa, Alessandro Salvanti, Italy, Maurizo Rampello, Italy, George Loh, Singapore, Sabhash Nair, India, Jarod Myer, South Dakota, Trevor Irvine, New Zealand, Ray Howells, Wales. Back row Jeff Kai Fong, New Zealand, Jaun Oosthuizen, South Africa, MJ Rogers Instructor, Bill Hewes, South Dakota, Lynne Fairhall, Australia.


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tournAMents, »confidence sMAll gAMe hunting deBrA sieloFF

IT WAS AN AFTERNOON WHITEtail deer hunt on our family farm in Michigan. The autumn colors with brilliant reds, golds and oranges shone as the afternoon sun started past its crest and edged lower in the sky. This time of day, the rays cascade through the oak, pine, poplar, tags, and birch and the game starts moving in the woods. A brand new hunting bow hangs on the rack—arrow loaded, release snapped on the string. In front of the blind is a giant oak. It’s probably 30 yards wide in reach and the deer pile in here after acorns. Behind my blind are several other oaks. The runways are massive and like inner city New York roadways. They criss cross everywhere, if you know what you’re looking at, and reach way back to the lowland swamps behind the thickets. From this place, it’s easy to see big and small game. The squirrel and chipmunk are everywhere, from sun up to sun set. Hawks and owls dive bomb them regularly, so it really gets to be a show. The inhabitants include little shrews and moles, to skunks, raccoons, coyote, badger, turkey, bobcat, bear, and today, a porcupine. With a walkie talkie in hand, I buzz Dad. He’s hunting another blind about 300 yards south on the opposite stand of oak trees. It’s a honey Author Debra Sieloff, an awarded international big game hunter and US Indoor National Champion, takes an archery porcupine.

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hole where the deer come through on their way out of the woods, past our green clover felds, to the next door neighbor’s crop felds. “Yeah,” he whispers real low. “Got a porkie.” “You’re kidding.” He laughs with the speaker button still depressed so I can hear him. “Want me to shoot him?” That might mean disrupting the deer hunt if things get noisy and chase out a buck. Porcupine stay near a food source for days. Downed trees, buildings, sweet tree trunks. They have long, sharp beaver-like teeth, and chew and chew and chew. They’ll sleep right next to their food source and wake up, starting the chewing all over again. “Yeah,” he paused. “He’ll get the dog.” “Just makin’ sure.” Dad Sieloff walks his 80-pound black Labrador retriever every day for a mile. They traverse a big path in the woods, right past this blind. More or less, Dad walks and the dog runs out and back, getting a couple of miles in on the journey. The image of a quill-faced dog wasn’t pretty.

Small game in the woods includes squirrel, skunk, and other challenging species for the archer.

The new bow had a good 20 yard pin, among others. The 20-ish yard shot was unobstructed. But a porky at that distance looks small. The kill zone is about a 4-inch circle. Picking up the bow which already had an arrow nocked, and drawing back, the aim and shot happened with relaxed precision. The arrow pierced through the quills. In about 10 seconds, it was over. Avid bow hunters sometimes overlook the fun of hunting species that are available 365 days a year, in many places, including certain small game and coyote. Depending on your state hunting regulations, you can hunt them year-round with archery or other legal methods. In certain instances, you can hunt without a license, even though most small game licenses are cheap. Small game hunting can help big game hunters keep their hunting skills sharp in between seasons. It can also offer additional game or problem animal control, as in the case of prairie dogs and ground hogs near ranches, raccoons in areas where conservations are working to bring back bird species, and the notorious coyote, which wreaks havoc on fawn and calf populations, turkey, and livestock. Most ranchers welcome hunters who ask permission to legally hunt problem species. Those times when you are out scouting the woods, felds, and mountains for big game, you can take your archery gear and a small game license, and have a good time. Make sure you comply with hunting regulations when you do so. When in doubt, contact your local authorities for clarifcation or compliance. But how does this relate to NFAA? The NFAA has fan18 Archery MAgAzine


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Top: Archers who shot the 2011 NFAA Mid-Atlantic Indoor Sectionals on the morning line. Left: NFAA Indoor Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky is held in a large event venue with hundreds of archers on the shooting line.

tastic indoor archery formats that can beneft the small game hunters. The targets are practical, and the distances are reasonable for the size of the target: 20 yards. The two styles of targets allow hunters—one larger, for those who are just starting to learn indoor archery shooting, and a “fve spot” for expert-level archers who have a high percentage of shots in the bullseye. NFAA indoor archery challenges include shooting with indoor lighting, which is more optically challenging than most outdoor archery events. The lighting can be uneven. The lighting can be so low that it becomes a strain to view the small inner X within the middle of the bullseye. Hunters are used to dealing with low light levels. So, indoor archery lets you put yourself into a shooting situation where you can practice making a shot in low light with the commotion of a competition to distract your concentration. And who doesn’t have some sort of distraction while hunting, even if it is the sound of your heart beating out of your chest. An indoor round is shot with fve arrows per end. continued on page 20 scores, tournament info and more at 19

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Archers learn to meet the challenge of varied lighting as a part of indoor archery shooting, a skill that applies to low light level hunting.

Then you score and pull the arrows, and shoot again. There are 12 ends per round. You’ll shoot 60 arrows per round. Some tournaments are one round, some are two—shot over two days. So review the tournament description if you are entering an offcial NFAA event. If you are a hunter who is new to NFAA indoor archery, start out with the single spot. It is the biggest version of the indoor-style target. When all of your arrows are in the scoring rings (all blue rings plus the white center bullseye), graduate to the fve spot. Set goals, such as hitting each spot with one arrow per spot 50 percent of the time (blue plus the white bullseye). You should be able to reach that with the help of an instructor and a bow that’s tuned. Then increase your goals to 80 percent scoring, until all of your arrows score. If you want to drive yourself to be a better shooter, set goals for the percentage of bullseyes that you shoot. Try a local NFAA indoor league, a tournament or championship. There are NFAA indoor sectionals, which represent a multi-state championship, that run from January to April. Then there is the crown jewel: the NFAA Indoor National Championships if you want to try your target expertise or just have a lot of fun with hundreds of other archers on the shooting line all at the same time. There are bow hunter divisions, if you want to show off your skills with your hunting set up (just make sure it complies with the bow hunter division equipment specifcations). The 2012 NFAA Indoor National Championships are March 31 through April 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. There’s an archery show where shooters and their friends and family can view the latest in equipment and talk with the manufacturers’ reps to learn about the product changes and advancements that might help your hunting and tournament approach. For more information, go to the NFAA website at and click on the link for 20 Archery MAgAzine


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Indoor Nationals or Full Listing to fnd out where the NFAA indoor tournaments are located. Select the Styles & Equipment link on the menu to fnd the type of style you want to shoot and the equipment requirements. n

BELOW: Off season hunting for small and problem game can help with local conservation efforts. Always comply with regulations and property laws. Coyotes are often legal game to hunt in the off season. Check your hunting regulations to ensure your season and any license requirements are met. Ranchers often welcome small game hunters. Always ask permission and always comply with hunting regulations.

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North American Field Archery Championships .................. Dec 9-11................................. Homestead, Florida

2012 NFAA Council and Board of Directors meeting ....................Feb 4-7 ............................................ Las Vegas, NV fit a World cup ....................................................... feb 5-11 ................................... las Vegas, nV the Vegas shoot ..................................................... feb 10-12 .................................. las Vegas, nV Great Lakes Indoor Sectional .............................................Feb 25-26 ..................................... Various Locations Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional........................................... March 3-4..................................... Various Locations Midwest Indoor Sectional .................................................Feb 25-26 ..................................... Various Locations New England Indoor Sectional .........................................April 13-15 .......................................Lunenberg, MA Northwest Indoor Sectional ........................................... March 10-11................................... Various Locations Southeast Indoor Sectional ............................................. March 9-11.................................... Various Locations Southern Indoor Sectional ............................................. March 10-11................................... Various Locations Southwest Indoor Sectional ............................................January 1-31 ................................... Various Locations nf aa indoor national championships ............. march 31-april 1 .............................. louisville, KY Southeast 3D Sectional ....................................................April 14-15 .................................... Various Locations nf aa marked 3d championship ............................. may 4-6 .......................................redding, ca redding trail shoot................................................. may 4-6 .......................................redding, ca Southwest Outdoor Sectional .......................................... May 19-20 ............................................................... Southeast Outdoor Sectional ........................................... May 25-26 ............................................................... Southern Outdoor Sectional ............................................. June 9-10 .................................. Oklahoma City, OK Big Sky Open, Grand Junction ......................................... June 15-17 ................................ Grand Junction, CO Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional ......................................... June 23-24 ............................................Ypsilanti, MI Mid Atlantic Outdoor Sectional........................................ June 16-17 ............................................................... New England Outdoor Sectional ...................................... June 16-17 ............................................................... Northwest Outdoor Sectional .......................................... June 16-17 ............................................................... Midwest Outdoor Sectional ............................................. June 23-24 ............................................................... first dakota national Bank classic ..........................July 7-8 ....................................... Yankton, sd nf aa national field championships ......................July 25-29 ..........................mechanicsburg, pa North American Field Archery Championships ................... Dec 7-9....................................Homestead, Florida

2013 the Vegas shoot ...................................................... feb 8-10 ................................... las Vegas, nV NFAA Indoor National Championships ........................... March 16-17..........................................Louisville, KY NFAA National Field Championships .................................July 24-28 ....................................... Darrington, WA Please visit for complete details and tournament information.

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» the pro line chuck cooley nFAA Pro chair

s this reaches you, most will be well into the swing of the upcoming indoor season with tournaments either just ahead on the calendar or some already under your belt. As we pause for a light holiday break before hitting high gear on the 2012 season I would like to take a moment to again thank all of you for your support and faith as we look to our future as a professional group. Many changes are underway already and I’ll be asking for a little more help and a little more involvement from all of you as we continue to take these steps forward. I know it’s

sometimes hard to see or remember, but it’s for our own good. Trying to pick highlights for a starting point is tough, so randomly here we go: » Pro Registration/renewals are due. Pro cards run from 1/1 to 12/31 so I fully expect all Pro’s to have your registrations renewed in a timely manner. You should have received your renewal letter by mail already. If you haven’t, contact me or Natalie at NFAA HQ asap to get it taken care of. It can be handled very quickly and easily over the phone. Shooting “as a Pro” in any

event without current registration is not acceptable. There is really no excuse for not having it done. Going forward you should expect renewing right at an event will become more diffcult. The idea is that as a pro you should be up to date as of Jan 1st. » Pro Points. The list is published, if you need a copy, it can also be e-mailed. Keep in mind that this list is as current as possible with the information that has been provided to HQ. I have been advised that SEVERAL states still have not turned in all the results for Pro’s at state events despite NFAA’s written requests for them to do so. If you think you’ve been shorted on points check with your state secretary. Procedure is State Secy sends results in a timely manner to State Dir and HQ. Myself and Natalie would be the go-to on that if you have questions. » A new database is under construction by Jamie VanNatta; she’s a wizard-guru when it comes to these kinds of things so I’m excited about the development. I will be asking all of you to update your information so we can have an extremely accurate and in-depth look at who we are as a group. I have looked through the members list personally and I can say that the data available is pretty sparse. Incorrect addresses and phone numbers if any at all, no emails etc. Really, with the state of technology today it’s pretty inexcusable to have this kind of situation. continued on page 33

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IFAA NORTH AMERICAN FIELD ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIP (NAFAC 2011) December 9-10-11, 2011 at Homestead, Florida The IFAA, in cooperation with NFAA-USA and its member Florida Archery Association (FAA) have approved the Everglades Archery Club to host the IFAA-sanctioned 2010 NAFAC on 10-12 December 2010. FAA will lend assistance and administration to the shoot. The Everglades Club is located south of Miami in Homestead, Florida. If you have never been to Everglade Archers range, you are missing a very diverse shooting experience. The venue offers shots over the lake with mild up-hill and downhill settings. There are no other ranges in Florida like this one. You really do need to be in Florida at some time during the “winter” months. What an excuse to go South with the Snowbirds and enjoy, even for a few days, what they enjoy all winter. Many “Snow Birds” will already have made their way South for the winter. We invite you to come on down! The Price is Right — the time is right!! With the normal format of 28 Animal, 28 Field, and 28 Hunter, the range is set up for four across shooting and you will have plenty of arrows to shoot. Everglades is noted for its “Beast Feast” and food will be served both days. th LOCATION — For directions and map to range, enter 17415 SW 264 St., Homestead, FL, at SCHEDULE — Friday, 9 December: 11:30 assembly, 12:00 28 Animal (no bonus spots). Saturday, 10 December: 0730 assembly, 0800 28 Field. Sunday, 11 December: 0730 assembly, 0800 28 Hunter. Awards within 30 minutes after last person finished. RULES (Games and Equipment) — As per the IFAA Book of Rules. SCORING — As per the IFAA Book of Rules (must cut the line to score). NFAA Field, Hunter, and Animal Targets st nd rd AWARDS — NAFAC Medals – 1 , 2 and 3 in all division/styles. REGISTRATION FEES (US Dollars) — NAFAC Fees: Adult, Veteran and Pro, $35.00; Junior and Cub, $25.00; Pro Pot (100% payback) $100.00 in addition to registration fee. Mailed entries should be postmarked by 2 December. Phoned or E-mailed registrations through 7 December will be accepted for a $2.00 surcharge for paying at the shoot. Registration at the shoot will require a $15 late fee added to the normal registration fee. SEND REGISTRATION form and check to: Florida Archery Association, Timothy O. Austin (Sec/Treas), 1710 SW 76 Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607-3418; 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914; E-Mail: or ADDITIONAL INFO — Host club: John G. Laudicina, 305-545-5829, E-mail:, or Shelly Mascaro, 305252-9750, E-mail: MOTEL — Host Motel for NAFAC: Florida City Travelodge, 409 SE 1st Avenue, Florida City, Fl. 33034: 1-800-758-0618 : Must be Booked by November 1st to get the special rate! Must mention NAFAC at the time of booking the room. Rate is $54.99 plus tax for non-smoking with 2 double beds. CAMPGROUND — Available at Florida City Campground, 305-248-7889.

Historic Bow (HB)

Longbow – (LB)

Bowhunter Limited – (BHL)

Bowhunter Unlimited – (BHU)

Bowhunter Compound – (BHC)

Bowhunter Recurve – (BHR)

Barebow Compound – (BBC)

Barebow Recurve – (BBR)

Freestyle Limited Compound (FSLC)

Freestyle Limited Recurve – (FSLR)

Freestyle Unlimited – (FSU)

Female – (F)

Junior – 13-16 (J) (No Historic)

Adult Division-17 and over (A)


Professional (P)

For FAA Use Only

Veteran Division- 55 and over (V)


Male – (M)

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Cub – Under 13 (C) (No Bowhunter or Historic)

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» bowhunting story Tom vollmer

nFAA Bowhunter chairman

greetings fellow bowhunters! How’s your season working out? I hope the fun is just starting and will continue. I usually do not like to tell stories out of school but I just can’t help myself this time. After 30 years of hunting and fishing I finally met up with a big one— deer that is—South Dakota style. I have been trying everything I can buy, build or borrow to get a big whitetail in close so I can make a good shot. Finally!!! And it was so simple. I have to share this story with you. I have a stand in a big cedar tree on the family farm; it is in a small ravine I call “the pit”. Over the years I have harvested several deer in this little patch of woods next to the corn and beans. A few bucks have followed my doe scent trail and a few does have wandered into the meadow right in front of my stand. I have not hunted there for the past few years as the sumac and ash trees died and have fallen. The grass covered them and it is tough walking in and out. Every year this little seven-acre spot has had deer sign, well traveled trails, rubs, scrapes and scat piles everywhere. I quit hunting there after everything changed, partly because the activity seemed to be mostly nocturnal and partly because it had lost its woodsy allure. One evening last month, my son and I decided to try a hunt at the farm. I was thinking that John should sit in our tower blind near the recently harvested beans and I was just going to sit near the shelter belt and watch to see if there was anything to get excited about. My father in law had not seen anything all summer and the deer sign was not as heavy as usual. No need to get all scent-freed up or lay out any attractant, continued on page 27 24 Archery MAgAzine


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National Field Archery Association 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 Phone 605-260-9279 Fax 605-260-9280

Memorial Scholarship Program NFAA Memorial Scholarship Program Information 1.

How can you become eligible for the NFAA Scholarship? a) All applicants must be at least a senior in high school or enrolled in an institution of higher education. b) All applicants must be current members of NFAA and have been a member of the NFAA for at least two (2) years.


How many scholarships will be given each year? The number of scholarships to be given each year will be determined by the Scholarship Committee, based on funds available and number of qualified nominees.


Will the scholarships be given to the person finishing high school with the best grade point average? Scholastic achievements are not the main requirement, but will be weighed in their proper balance during the selection process.


How much will the scholarship amount per winner be? The minimum amount will be $100, but the actual amount will be based on the amount available in the scholarship fund at the time of selection.


How can you apply for the NFAA Scholarship? If you meet the qualifications, above, write or call NFAA Headquarters for an application. The completed application must be mailed to National Field Archery Association, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078. All applications are due (postmarked) by December 31 to be considered for the following year.


If I am selected to receive the NFAA Scholarship, when and how will I receive it? A confirmation letter to the winner(s) of the NFAA Scholarship will be mailed in April. During August of said year, the NFAA will forward the award in the form of a check to the cashier of the institute of higher education of the recipient’s choice for deposit to the student’s financial account to be used as the student sees fit. If the student decides not to attend an institution of higher learning, the amount will be returned to the NFAA Scholarship Fund.

REMINDER Applications for the NFAA Scholarship must be mailed (postmarked) to NFAA Headquarters no later than December 31. Please include a picture.

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National Field Archery Association Memorial Scholarship Application Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 NAME __________________________________________ AGE ____________________________________ 1.




Social Security Number ______ - ______ - ______


Current grade ___________________ Year of graduation ____________________________________


Grade or quality point average _____________ ACT score ____________

5. Class position (numerical position out of total number in grade or class) ______________________________ 6. College/University expected to attend _________________________________________________________ 7. Has student been accepted to college/university yet?



8. Year and month studies expected to start _______________________________________________________ 9. Major intended to pursue ___________________________________________________________________ 10. Member of NFAA?



Date joined: ____________________________

11. Extra-curricular activities (clubs and organizations you belong to; use reverse side if necessary)

12. Hobbies/interests

13. Archery activities (hunting, tournaments, awards, etc.) ________________________________________________________________________________________

NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________________________ CITY ___________________________________ STATE ______________________ ZIP __________________ High school or higher educational institution currently attending, name and address ________________________ Please attach or include any information you would like the Scholarship Committee to consider. Please include a picture. Application must be postmarked by December 31 to be considered for the following year.

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leave the cover scent in the pack, just sit back and let John have some fun. Nope I couldn’t do it, after fifteen minutes I walked down to the old pit. The trail was there, the stand was still solid. I noticed some large scat right where I always see it, but figured it was nocturnal activity like usual. I climbed in and settled down to enjoy a quiet beautiful fall evening. I was not thinking about hunting, I was not even geared-up for a serious hunt. Ten minutes later a buck walked down the trail from left to right not ten yards away, head down, it had a huge body and more rack than I had ever seen up close and personal. I drew, put the pin on his chest and shot without thinking, there was no time to think, no nervousness, no shaking. The buck bolted forward about two giant leaps and turned to see what had poked him. He stared at me from the side of the hill, staggered backward and fell dead, rolling down right to the spot where the arrow had hit him and it was over. I started shaking and was in disbelief. I remember thinking to myself that this couldn’t have really happened, and had to sit for a while, staring at his huge body and heavy rack until it hit me, I did it I finally did it! Now for the best part. I have an issue with practical jokes, I love them. I love them to the point of being a bit on the smart-aleck, wise guy side of life. I went to get some help from John, calling his mom while we walked back, I said we would be late because we were hauling out a real strange doe, there was something wrong with this doe, and maybe she was an albino or old or something. John was inquisitive, “what do you mean there is something weird about the doe”? His mother was surprised and baffled. A weird doe, albino maybe, something wrong with her? When John stumbled up to the deer and saw what was so strange about this “doe” he started laughcontinued on page 39 scores, tournament info and more at 27

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For registration confirmation, please see Make checks payable to: "WAF" mail with your entry to World Archery Festival, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078-4174. Register by phone or fax with credit card Phone (605) 260-9279 fax (605) 260-9280. Visa MasterCard American Express Discover Credit Card # __________________________________________ Exp Date _____________ Card Code ______ Signature ____________________________________ Phone _____________________ Amount $__________ Register on line at For WAF Archery Trade Show information, please contact Marihelen Rogers at (909) 534-3341 or Las Vegas is the first leg of the Three Star Tour, don’t miss out on this fabulous event. For schedules, hotel info, awards; see scores, tournament info and more at 29

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grea t laKes section Bob McCutcheon, Councilman

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Kishwaukee Archers 28278 Lukens Road, Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone 630/975-6093

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Galveston Archery Club 302 1⁄2 E. Jackson, Galveston, IN Phone 765/457-7086


Iroquois Archery & Conservation Club 3200W, 900S Rensselaer, IN 47978 Phone 219/866-4269


Jay County Archers 102 Williamson Dr., Portland, IN 47371 Phone 260/729-1105


Outdoorsman Archery Contact Rocky Kline • 765/457-7086

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Straight Line Archery 1705 Ash St., Ishpeming, MI 49849 Phone 906/486-6845

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Kenosha Bowmen Archery Club 15211 75th St, Bristol, WI 53104 Phone 262/206-3292

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La Crosse Archery 1231 Oak Forest Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650 Phone 608/781-7752

mid-atlantic section Dave Hryn, Councilman

mid atlantic indoor sectional March 3-4, 2012 NFAA Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional Tournament will be held at the following 15 sites across the seven-state Mid Atlantic section. The tournament will be a “Better-of-Two NFAA Indoor 300 Rounds” format: Mayberry Archers • Westminister, MD Buckshorn Sportsmen’s • Hancock Bridge, NJ Wa-Xo-Be Archers • South Brunswick, NJ Wo-Pe-Na Archers • Clifton, NJ Creekwood Archery • Brockport, NY Green Island Rod & Gun Club • Schaghticoke, NY Neil’s Archery • Endicott, NY Smith Point Archery • Patchogue, NY York & Adams Archery • Abbottstown, PA Charleroi Archery Club • Charleroi, PA Lonesome Road Archery • Taylor, PA Bear Creek Bowmen • Norton, VA Ogden Outdoors • Amherst, VA Prince William Archers • Brentsville, VA Mid-State Archers • Sutton, WV fffffffffffffffffffffff The mandated annual indoor archery championship for NFAA members for the Pennsylvania Field and Target Archers (PFATA) will be held at four locations throughout Pennsylvania in February 2012. NFAA rules and targets will be used. Additional information concerning all locations is available on the PFATA web site www.

midWest section

southern section

Ray Jones, Councilman

Lee Gregory, Councilman

midwest indoor sectional

southern indoor sectional

February 25-26, 2012

March 10-11, 2012


Waltonian Archers of Linn County 3985 Wickiup Hill Rd., Toddville, IA 52341



Minnehaha Archers Sioux Falls, SD

Cinnamon Creek Ranch Archery 13794 Old Denton Rd, Roanoke, TX 76262 Phone 817/439-8998


Independence Bowhunters 6423 Railroad St., Raytown, MO 64133 Phone 816/505-9331

Santa Fe Archery & Outdoors. 3604 Avenue S, Santa Fe, TX 77510 Phone 409/927-4646


Clyde’s Archery 5564 Ayers, Corpus Christi, Texas Phone 361/855-3116


Bayou Bowmen 4100S. Lewis St. New Ibera, LA 70560 Phone 337/380-0082 or 225-715-0708


neW england section Ken Moore, Councilman

April 13-15, 2012

southWest section


Bob Borges, Councilman

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA Phone /78-827-5217

southwest indoor sectional January 1-31, 2012

southeast section Tim Austin, Councilman

southeast indoor sectional March 9-11, 2012 Host:

Bowed Up Archery 1370 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 Phone 828/926-3244


Florida Archery Association Easton Newberry Sports Complex 24820 N W 16th Ave., Newberry, FL 32669 Phone 352/281-5697


Ft. Lauderdale Archers 4590 Peters Rd., Plantation FL 33317


Archery Learning Center 2164 Fountain Sq. Snellville, GA 30078

southeast 3d sectional April 14-15, 2012 Three locations Sandune Archers in Myrtle Beach SC Gator Bowmen in Gainesville FL Ft Lauderdale Archers in Ft Lauderdale FL

The Indoor Sectional will once again be a mail-in and I hope that we can continue to make this shoot grow. We will be shooting two 300 Vegas Rounds during the month of January 2012, and if you have any questions pertaining to the rules contact your State Director, and if your state or city is not listed below then also contact your Director to find out the location and times for your area. This is due to the fact that there is a deadline for each and every publication of the Archery magazine and the info may not have reached me in time to submit it. —Bob Borges, Southwest Sectional Councilman

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$100 $50 $110 $40 **************************************************************************************************************************** PROFESSIONAL ADULT/SENIOR GUEST DIVISION Senior

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_____ Freestyle Limited CUB/YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT Cub (under 12) Youth(12-14) Young Adult (15-17 yrs.) _____ Barebow _____ Freestyle _____ Freestyle Limited _____ Freestyle Ltd Recurve/Longbow

Adult (over 18) Senior (over 55) _____ Barebow _____ Bowhunter _____ Bowhunter Freestyle _____ Bowhunter Freestyle Limited _____ Traditional _____ Freestyle Limited _____ Freestyle _____ Freestyle Ltd. Recurve/ Longbow MASTER SENIOR (over 65) _____ Barebow ______ Freestyle _____ Freestyle Limited

For members outside of Section No Awards for Guests CROSSBOW DIVISION Adult and senior combined, may not be offered in all sections. SHOOTING TIME First Choice Second Choice May not be offered in all sections

Additional forms and detailed information for shooting styles may be found at Field Archery/styles and rules

Please use one entry form for each archer Make checks payable to your tournament host

Mathews 2012 nf AA contingency program

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We should do our best to correct it. It was a cornerstone of my campaign to improve communications, so I’ll be working very hard to keep us all connected. » I have been using two methods for communication which are somewhat effective but certainly not ideal yet, I’m trying to grow them to keep us all connected. Please join in. » On Facebook there is a private page just for Pro’s; http://www. If you use Facebook, go to the page and ask to join. You have to be a Pro to be approved. It’ll send me a message and I’ll authorize your membership. The other is a Google Groups e-mail list. It’s not really suitable for long discussions but it works well for sending mass e-mail and keeping those who don’t use Facebook up to speed with everything else that’s going on. Again, another reason to get contact information up to date so you can be reached by several methods. I will also try to make sure I also have a Pro update in the Archery Magazine every printing. » Pro reps have been an important part of what we are trying to get implemented across the spectrum. Sectional and State reps are needed... very badly. Pro reps not only gather information and ideas from the local membership but they help to share ideas from the national level back down the chain. Generally at the state level the relationships are a lot more personal so it’s a fantastic way to really get a good honest pulse from the membership. Ideally the reps also work with state and sectional NFAA leaders to help grow our division and implement

changes that will sustain us over the long term. Several people have been in place and working hard over the years, thanks very much for that. Although despite those efforts we literally have several states and a couple sections with zero representation at all for any pro on any level other than national. Several people have stepped up to help and be a part of what we are trying to accomplish and I’d like to thank them but we also need others to step up and represent us at the state and sectional level. If you’re interested, please contact me. It’s critically important to keep up on this task.

How to reach Chuck Cooley: 607/343-8990—mobile

In closing, please make sure NFAA HQ and I have your up to date and current information so I can send updates. There are several proposals pending for us at the Directors meeting in Vegas and I’ll need you to submit your opinions, I have online surveys set up and the BOD will need this data to make better decisions for us. Surveys and data tend to support our desires if we can show that the membership actually supports it on paper. There have been some very key and positive changes in the Championship divisions for Vegas and some changes for Indoor Nationals that need to be shared with you. (too long for this article) So... specifcally I need accurate e-mails and cell #’s, and I need them now, the quicker the better... There is enough news to go on for several pages but I will keep it short and to the point on this the frst go. Thanks again for all of your support. Have a great holiday season! I’m looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the line soon. n scores, tournament info and more at 33





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

APPlicAnT requiremenTs The maximum amount of all scholarships for the frst 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. n For this group, any approved scholarships will be held by the Foundation until the student notifes the Foundation they are graduating from high school, and the name of the qualifed 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 qualifed schools). n 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. 34 Archery MAgAzine


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n 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, Junior College or Trade College Students: Eligible for $500 scholarships. 2. College Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors: Scholarship amounts will vary between $500-2,500 based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and the following: a. Applicant is attending college, participates in the college archery club program, and is shooting competitively. b. Applicant is attending a college that does not have an archery club program, but the student is shooting competitively on their own. i. If the student starts a new archery club program at their school, this will be a major factor to receive a scholarship the next year. ii. Students that are more successful starting archery clubs will be considered for greater scholarship amounts. 3. If the Applicant has made the current Olympic, PanAm, or Other International Team through the USA Archery selection process: Scholarship amounts will vary between $2,500-5,000 based on the archer’s accomplishments and future competition plans. a. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee may approve a ‘training grant’ for Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college, and allow them to use the grant to pay for training, and competition travel expenses without needing to be spent on the archer’s education. (Though this situation is expected to be rare, it will allow top US archers to apply for fnancial support.) 4. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee has the discretion to create a larger scholarship for an extraordinary applicant (up to $20,000) depending on specontinued on page 39

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ScholarShip applica tion fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ff fffffffffffffffffffffff ffff fffffffff ffffffffffffffff fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff fffffffffffffffff AA Offce no later than December 31, 2011.) Last Name __________________ First Name _________________ MI __ Birth Date ____________________ 1. Male _______ Female _______ (optional response) 2. Address: ________________________________ City ____________________ State ___ Zip _______ 3. Phone: ____________________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________ 4. Social Security Number: ______-_____-_______ Age or Date of Birth: _______________________ 5. Are you a current member of the NFAA ____________or USA Archery/ NAA __________ . a. When did you frst join NFAA _______________ USA Archery/NAA ____________ b. Other archery organization membership___________________________________ b. Other archery organization membership _________________________________ . 6. Do you compete with a compound ___________ or recurve ___________ bow. applicants that are not currently enrolled in a college or university, complete Section 7-8. college/university students please complete Section 9. all applicants are to complete Sections 10-16 and sign the application. ffffffffffffff


7. Name of the school you are currently enrolled in: ____________________________ a. ( Is this a High School _____ Middle School _____ Primary School _____) b. Date of planned high school graduation: ___________________ c. If you have already graduated, date of graduation: ________________ i. Class rank at graduation (numerical position/total in class):____/____ (Please attach a school letter or copy of graduation ranking to confrm.) ii. High school GPA: _____________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) 8. If you are in high school, what college do you expect to attend?_______________________ College City and State: __________________________________________________________ a. Have you been accepted to this institution? _________ b. List the year and month studies are expected to start ________________ c. Major you intend to pursue _______________________________ d. Does this college have an archery club? _______________ i. If not, are you interested in starting a college archery club? __________ ffffffffffffff


9. Name of college/university you attend: _______________________ City ____________ State _____ i. College hours completed: ______ Quarter or Semester Hours? ______ ii. Cumulative College GPA (4.0 scale) __________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.)


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iii. Does this college have an archery club? ___________ iv. Do you participate and compete with the school archery club? ________ 10. Tell us about your archery experience. a. What was your USAT ranking at the end of the prior year __________. i. What is your current USAT ranking _________ As of what date ________ . b. Have you been a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center ________ . i. Have you trained at the OTC? ______ When _______________ c. Have you been a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? What year (or years)? __________________________________________________ d. Were you a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team Member? What year(s) _____ i. Did you compete at the JOAD National Championships? What year(s) ______ e. Did you participate at the USIAC in the prior year? ______What was your score and what place did you fnish? i. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place)_____ ii. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ iii. Year ______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ f. Did you participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? i. Sectional ______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ ii. Sectional_______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ iii. Sectional _______________ Score _______ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ g. Did you participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? i. Indoor _________ Division __________________ Score ______ Place _____ ii. Outdoor _______ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. 3-D _________ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ h. Did you participate in the World Archery Festival 3-Star Tour in the prior year? i. Vegas Shoot Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ ii. Indoor National Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. Stanislawski Open Division __________________ Score _______ Place_____ 11. Have you applied for any other archery scholarships? _______ a. Describe the archery scholarship that you have applied for, indicate the amount requested, and the amount of any scholarship that has been approved. _____________________________________________________________________ 12. Have you previously received a scholarship from Easton Foundations or the NFAAF? a. Date __________ Amount _________ b. Date __________ Amount _________ 13. Extra curricular activities (non-archery clubs and organizations you belong to, use reverse side if necessary). ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 14. What are your hobbies & interests besides archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 15. What are you goals in archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16. Other comments: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ â?? I confrm that all information submitted on this Scholarship Application Form is correct to the best of my knowledge. Applicant Signature:______________________________________________ Date: __________________ (All applicants must sign the application) Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________ Date:__________________ (Parent or guardian must sign for all applicants under the age of 18.) incoMplEtE applica tionS Will not BE conSiDErED. 36 Archery MAgAzine


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nf AA® council & board of directors NFAA® Council

NFAA® Board of Directors

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

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

Vice President—Brian Sheffler 7006 Beargrass Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317/244-7585 NFAA® Office 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 605/260-9280 fax Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/827-2831 Mid-Atlantic Dave Hryn PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224-0341 716/481-4699 Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788 New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 Northwest Dan Kolb 9106 Cactus Lane N. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 307/262-7598 Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969 Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296 Southwest Bob Borges 5332 River Ridge Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505/890-4665

Archery Magazine Editorial Board Bruce Cull Brian Sheffler John Pawlowski

Rocky Kline Director - IN 1108 N. Korby St. Kokomo, IN 46901 765/457-7086 Mike Spence Director - MI 11263 Connell Dr. Dexter, MI 48130 734/475-5839 Norm Newman Director - OH 103 Silver Gate Kenton, OH 43326 419/673-0021 Mike Strassman Director - WI 2402 W. Camerson Eau Claire, WI 54703 715/834-9975 MID ATLANTIC Ron West Director - MD 802 Painter Pl. Capitol Hts., MD 20743 301/336-7961 John Pawlowski Director - PA 360 Madison St. Coatesville, PA 19320 610/384-5483 Douglas Joyce Director - NJ 30 Willow Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 732/247-3892 Dave Hryn Director - NY PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224-0341 716/481-4699 Jim Quarles Director - VA 7911 Cherokee Rd Richmond, VA 23225 804/272-6512 Steve Tincher Director - WV 214 Seneca Valley Estates Charleston, WV 25320 304/984-0090 MIDWEST Norm Swank Director - IA 403 Main Street P.O. Box 31 Reasnor, IA 50232 563/578-8534 John Doub Director - KS 1125 E. 59th St. Wichita, KS 67216 316/524-0963

Bill Hakl Director - MN 5656 317th St. Stacy, MN 55079 651/462-1916

Mike Thomas Director - OR 4122 Jana Dr. Klamath Falls, OR 97603 541/891-2264

Katherine Potter Director - MO PO Box 108 Huntsville, MO 65259 660/651-3175

Paul LaRue Director - WA 2012 144th St. E Tacoma, WA 98445 253/350-9749

Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504

Andy Turnquist Director - WY 2060 Wolf Rd. Gillette, WY 82718 307/257-7509

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

SOUTHEAST Patrick Sinal Director - AL 105 Adams St., Greenville, AL 36037 724/366-3596

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

Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918

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

Tom Boots Director - GA 6530 Robert Dr. Harlem, GA 30814-5360 706/556-3240

Jim Lamoin Director - CT 138 Albrecht Rd. Torrington, CT 06790 860/489-9452 Pam Gallant Director - ME 26 Windsor Place Poland, ME 04230 207/988-2793 Paul Lewkowicz Director - MA 3 Davis Road Southborough, MA 01772 Michael Wright Director - NH PO box 237 Marlboro, NH 03455 603/876-4249 Bruce Mulneix Director - RI 6101 Post Rd. Trlr 73, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 401/269-9181 NORTHWEST Hubert Sims Director - ID PO Box 1713 Orofino, ID 83544 208/476-5377 Joel McNeese Director - MT 4205 Lewis Ave. Great Falls, MT 59405 406/727-2997 Dwight Coppock Director - AK 7362 W. Parks Hwy. PMB 303 Wasilla, AK 99654 907/357-4063

Glen Baxter Director - KY 9301 Whitley Rd. Louisville, KY 40272 502-262-6738 Chris Wilson Director - NC 114 Water Filter Plant Rd. Morganton, NC 28655 828/403-1795 S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 Lynn Cook Director - TN 3520 Silerton Rd. Henderson, TN 38340 SOUTHERN Garry Randall Director - MS 5301 Baron Rd. Summit, MS 39666 601/249-2988 Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066 Scott Bradford Director - LA 40340 Old Hickory Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737-6756 225/622-0838 David Blockcolski Director - OK 202 S. Orphan St. Pryor, OK 74361 918/825-3149 Steve Coleman Director - TX 909 LCR 120 Mount Calm, TX 76673 254/993-2900

SOUTHWEST Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847 Tom Daley Director - CA 12916 Austin Forest Circle Auburn, CA 95602 650/722-2713 nfaadir@cbhsaa@org Sheri Stine-Trujillo Director - CO 7723 Raritan Street Denver, CO 80221 303/427-4430 George Kong, Jr. Director - HI 1255 14th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816-3838 808/734-5402 Carl Jamison Director - NM 6763 Forest Hills Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505/857-0815

Committee Chairmen Pro Chairperson Chuck Cooley 404 10th St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891 607/343-8990 Certified Instructor Committee M.J. Rogers 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 Bowhunting Chairman Tom Vollmer 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078-4174 605-260-9279 THE NFAA® HAS 50 CHARTERED STATE ASSOCIATIONS AND OVER 1,000

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


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


Professional Representatives


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


New England Chris Deston 74 Springbrook Dr. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860/8171177 Midwest vacant Midatlantic Tom Coblentz 1 Ash Drive Knoxville, MD 21758 301/834-7154 Southern vacant Southeast Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/856-6841 Southwest Jonathan Pemberton 1652 N. 2100 W. Provo, UT 85604 801/323-3704





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coach’s corner | Bernie pellerite continued from pg. 9

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Picture 1.7.A “This old thing? I’ve had this forever!”

✥ Picture 1.7.B “Honey, does my new bow make my butt look fat?”

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easton foundations/nfaa Joint scholarship continued from pg. 34 cial circumstances and the Applicant’s accomplishments. rAnkinG selecTion criTeriA The following criteria will be used by the NFAA Scholarship Committee to assign the applications to the appropriate scholarship level and to rank the applicants. 1.

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

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

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BoWhunting storY continued from pg. 27

ing, put me in a head-lock and punched me about ten times. Once we were home, we both went indoors to get mom and her camera for a picture of the oddball “doe”. She nearly dropped her camera when she looked into the back of the pick-up, she called me a few choice words and we decided to carry the joke out to Scott at Dakota Archery. He fell for it too!! They have all sworn to get even. Oh yea, he is a 5x8 his unofficial green score was 175 5/8. I don’t care much about the numbers, it’s the story of the hunt that really matters!! I hope you enjoyed it because I am sure I won’t be writing too many more about me, but if you send me your hunting tale, I will be happy to tell it for you next time. Good luck and good hunting!

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