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FEATURES February/March 2006

Vol. 26 • No. 1 © 2005 NFAA®

From the Presidents Desk By Bruce Cull............................................10

ASK UNCLE TED by Ted Nugent..........................................21

2005 NORTH AMERICAN FIELD ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIPS Results and Editorial By NFAA..............................................11-14

NugeHuntStory My Last Hunt With Fred Bear By Ted Nugent..........................................28

NFAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS................17 Teditorial MY BOWHUNTING By Ted Nugent..........................................18 TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS Louder Than Words—Ted Nugent Custom Gun Raffle by Ted Nugent..........................................20

IF IT WASN’T FOR TEXAS A Texan’s Account of the 2005 National Outdoor Championships By Honey D. Key......................................31

Nostalgia corner Metrification of the NFAA By Paul Davison........................................46 The Shot Doctor Pre-Tournament Preparation By Terry Wunderle....................................47

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NFAA Section & STATE ASSOCIATION NEWS..................................................35-41 Ragsdale’s Straight Shots I Want to Squeak Out a Few More Points By Bob Ragsdale.................................44-46

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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 217/965-5290 jlynnmac@royell.net

Vice President—Brian Sheffler 7006 Beargrass Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317/244-7585 lbs@indy.net NFAA® Office 31407 Outer I-10 Redlands, CA 92373 909/794-2133 800/811-2331 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 intrudersx2@msn.com New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 kmoore15@comcast.net Northwest Bill Tiddy 3355 Pinecrest Drive Helena, MT 5960-2 tiddyw@aol.com 406/475-3569 Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 Flarchery@earthlink.net 352/332-1969 Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 lee@dlprint.com 512/863-8296 Southwest Jerry Miller P.O. Box 613 Whittier, CA 90608 562/692-6105 swcman1@verizon.net

Rocky Kline Director - IN 1108 N. Korby St. Kokomo, IN 46901 rlkline@insightbb.com 765/457-7086

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Earl Foster Director - MO 8709 Booth Kansas City, MO 64138 816/763-2699 Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504 eChristman@neb.rr.com

Bill Jones Director - MI 2049 Lake St. National City, MI 48748 989/469-3939

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

Dave Thewlis Director - OH 16423 Chamberlain Rd Grafton, OH 44044 440/926-2464 DThew69613@aol.com

Jackie Meisenheimer Director - SD 48088 259th St. Brandon, SD 57005 605/582-7179 justablu@aol.com

Bruce Timble Director - WI 650 17th St. N Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 715/421-9277 bruce@stringworks.net

New England Volker Pense Director - AAE Carl-Ulrich-Strasse 2B 64297 Darmstadt, Germany 0615-653085 nfaadirector@aae-archery.org

Mid Atlantic Ron West Director - MD 190 54th Street SE Washington, DC 20019 WestArrowsWest@aol.com 202/584-8015 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@excite.com Steve Cox Director - WV WV Archery Assn. P.O. Box 142 Waverly, WV 26184 304/464-5646 Midwest Rodney “Zeke” Ogden Director - IA 718 N. 8th St. Osage, IA 50461 641/732-5797 ogdpeep@osage.net

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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 wehjkh@concentric.net 612/462-1916

Mark Couture Director - VT P.O. Box 162 Irasburg, VT 05845 802/754-9403 Tom Schaub Director - CT 35 Benson Rd. Ridgegfield, CT 06877 203/748-3771 Dave Cousins Director - ME 354 River Rd. Standish, ME 04084 207/642-4530 Alvie Carpenter Director - MA 7 Central Peterborough, NH 03458 603/924-3941 alviec@earthlink.net Michael Wright Director - NH PO box 237 Marlboro, NH 03455 603/876-4249 barebownh@aol.com Bruce Mulneix, Director - RI 6101 Post Rd. Trlr 73, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 401-885-5684 Northwest Hubert Sims Director - ID PO Box 1713 Orofino, ID 83544 hmsarchery@email.com 208/476-5377 Doug Tate Director - MT 3499 Blacktail Loop Rd. Butte, MT 5970d1 406/494-4393 DOUG.TATE@northwestern.com

LeRoy Dukes Director - OR P.O. Box 422 Fairview, OR 97024 503/201-4961 T.C. Parker Director - WA P.O. Box 613 Hoquiam, WA 98550 360/533-4698 wa_nfaa@olynet.com Dan Kolb Director - WY 3571 Teton St. Casper, WY 82609 307/265-4418 bhfsdlk@hotmail.com

Southwest Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847 Tom Daley Director - CA 11 Colton Ct. Redwood City, CA 94062 650/364-6730 daleyplbg@aol.com Kenneth Buck Director - CO 1923 Shoshone Dr. Canon City, CO 81212 719/382-8919

Committee Chairmen Pro Chairman Michael Braden 723 Carmel Dr. Keller, TX 76248 817/753-6563 prorookie1@aol.com Bowhunting and Conservation Administrative Chairman Tim Atwood 3175 Racine Riverside, CA 92503 909/354-9968 Atwoodhome@aol.com Celebrity Chairman Ted Nugent Promotion Chairman Fred Eichler

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

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

Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918 oaustin@admin.fsu.edu

Ray Clark Director - NM PO Box 5 Espanola, NM 87532 505/753-8601 penray@newmexico.com

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Earl Watts Director - GA 3672 Larkin Road SE Dearing, GA 30808 706/556-6145 ewatts@standardtextile.com

Jim Marshall Director - NV 195 Ridge Crossing Henderson, NV 89015 702/566-0819 marshalls01@earthlink.net

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Jerry Barr Director - KY 919 Manor Dr. Henderson, KY 42420 270/827-4570 barebow@henderson.net

Ray Shephard Director - UT P.O. Box 610 Santaquin, UT 84655 801/754-1340 RKS1155@msn.com

sport of archery

Professional Representatives

activity in which

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

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Jim Skipper Director - NC 7608 Circle Dr. Indian Trail, NC 28079 skipsarchery@aol.com 704/882-1844 S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 sdalesmith@yahoo.com Gordon Oland Director - TN 8851 Highland View Lane Knoxville, TN 37938 865/925-0138 goland@staffingtech.com Southern Terry Dawsey Director - MS 710 Church St. Columbia, MS 39429 601/249-2988 Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066 andr_ds@cox-internet.com

Midwest Sharon Henneman 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 68601-4447 (402) 563-3504 Midatlantic Doug Williams 31 Gaylord St. Apt. A Auburn, NY 13021 (315) 258-9269 dwilliams @copperjohn.com Northwest Carolyn Elder 2319 Pe Ell McDonald Rd. Chehalis, WA 98532 (360) 245-3261 Southern Troy Wesley 2306 57th St. Lubbock, TX 79412 (806) 797-0546

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

Southeast Jim Pruitte 6717 Green Plantation Rd. Harlem, GA 30814 (706) 556-0738 JPruitte@mcg.edu

Robert Wood Director - OK 75377 S. 280 Rd Wagoner, OK 74467 robertw@osaa.us 918/485-6552

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

Monty Heishmann Director - TX 10149 Heritage Pkwy. West, TX 76691 254-826-5788 barebow@att.net

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s we reported in the previous issue, the Everglades Archers’ range was flooded and wrecked by the Cat 1 Hurricane Katrina, dried out and repaired, and then decimated again by the Cat 3 Hurricane Wilma six weeks before this event. Several hard-working individuals have poured days and weeks of hard physical work to reclaim the range. Many truck loads of downed trees were removed from outer areas of the range, and other less accessible sections of the range have gathered piles of woody rubble still there — not to mention the obviously wild areas not affecting the shooting lanes that were left “as-is.” All shooting lanes were cleared and trimmed. Shooting stakes were re-measured, replaced, and inspected. Target butts were repositioned, replaced, and repaired. The range is not as scenic as it once was, but it’s shootable. Friday, December 9th, was a practice day with archers checking in, and they discovered that there is a warm place in the United States in December. The range gate is open at 6:00 am Saturday morning, and archers start to arrive to warm up for Day One. The lighted “flint” practice range is open with targets from the bunny out to 70 yards, and the New York NFAA Director Dave Hryn takes out a tape measure and adds an 80-yard stake. Dawn is breaking and a couple of late-arrivals register. Group-

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ing has been posted ahead of time, and 32 shooting groups are squeezed into the repaired and ready 28-target field range. When scores are posted and “noshows” deleted at the end of the day, we have 118 competitors, our largest turnout in these five consecutive Homestead years. Announcements at 7:30 am include the differences between IFAA and NFAA rules, and archers are instructed to shoot four across throughout the round. [After all, there is plenty of room now.] The host club has food stations around the range, and archers purchase a food ticket to eat whatever they want as they progress smartly from target to target — we don’t come off the range until the Animal Round is done. A comfortable time margin results between our Saturday finish and dusk. We are south of Miami—deep in Florida, only 20 minutes from the Keys—so even some Florida archers had an 8-hour drive to attend, but the trip was worth the effort. As may be seen in the accompanying NAFAC final results tally, individuals are present from all over the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and Argentina. The hosts are friendly and eager to please. The archers include eight NFAA Pros, five NFAA State Directors, one NFAA Councilman, two IFAA Officials, many past NAFAC champions, and even 12 Archery Magazine February/March 2006

an Olympic medalist. Not counting tied 560 Animal records, 19 NAFAC records are broken over the two days. Serious shooting includes lots of FUN, and where else can you look up into the (remainder of) trees and see a four foot Iguana sunning itself. My group watched a family of three Raccoons come down to the lake and drink as we shot our longest Animal round target. The Everglades Archers, the Florida Archery Association and the NFAA, wish to thank the 2005 NAFAC attendees for having faith in our ability to recover even after two 9-count knockdowns in the 10th round. We all came out winners! The Everglades Archers bid to host the 2006 NAFAC has been approved for the weekend of December 9 and 10, 2006. Y’all come, ya hear! Cover photo and photos on previous page courtesy of John G. Laudicina. Top: “It’s a jungle out there!” Center: “No, we’re not going to share our Gatorade!” Bottom: Longbow is a recognized IFAA style

See tournament results starting on next page.

Place Shooter State Field Animal HunterTotal Purse Place Shooter State Field Animal HunterTotal Purse [Underlined Scores are NAFAC Records] [Underlined Scores are NAFAC Records] ADULT FEMALE BAREBOW RECURVE

3 Jay Bradway 1 Li Ping Trafford LA 374 476 375 1225 D. Montgomery ADULT FEMALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED Mitch Wright David DiMascio 1 Geanine Shaw FL 391 472 388 1251 Bill Loften ADULT FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED Philip Russell 1 Heidi Snyder NY 525 548 530 1603 Bill Kelly 2 Debra Sieloff FL 524 556 517 1597 Shawn Hughes 3 Bernadette Petruski NJ 502 554 513 1569 John Laudicina Shelly Mascaro FL 479 558 518 1555 Scott McClure Colleen McGowan MD 505 526 511 1542 F. Rodriguez Darlene Marrier VT 516 354 870 ADULT MALE BAREBOW RECURVE Don Kitchen Bret Walters 1 Skip Trafford LA 433 488 412 1333 Troy Rodenbo 2 Steve Kendrick ENG 134 196 133 463 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER COMPOUND Nick Newbury David Welsch 1 Bob Halfmann WI 314 446 348 1108 Scott Chambers Ed DeMateo FL 284 372 656 Ron Leathers ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER RECURVE Eddie James 1 Erik Steinbring FL 368 416 356 1140 Gaston Schapiro 2 Tim Gross FL 277 394 306 977 Joe Fitzgerald 3 Carlos Martinez FL 235 394 264 893

NJ 547 560 544 1651 WA 533 560 545 1638 FL 544 558 536 1638 FL 537 560 539 1636 MD 543 556 535 1634 VT 538 558 531 1627 FL 536 560 531 1627 FL 522 560 530 1612 FL 518 550 531 1599 FL 517 546 533 1596 ARG 514 548 533 1595 FL 516 556 519 1591 FL 517 556 512 1585 FL 508 554 516 1578 FL 499 560 517 1576 FL 506 554 506 1566 FL 501 550 511 1562 FL 499 550 498 1547 FL 504 542 488 1534 ARG 451 552 491 1494 FL 460 532 455 1447

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1 Jeff Human 2 Gary Marrier 3 Brad Taylor Jim Mitchell Ted Guevara Henry Shaw Glenn Friedman

1 Owen Terry 2 Keith Pew 3 Oliver Austin

NY 545 560 534 1639 VT 522 558 526 1606 FL 522 548 531 1601 NJ 506 558 514 1578 FL 476 550 478 1504 FL 467 540 454 1461 FL 316 390 424 1130

ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND

1 Dave Hryn 2 Kent Russell 3 Toby Casteel

NY 526 560 521 1607 WA 515 556 512 1583 FL 486 548 495 1529 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE 1 Vic Wunderle IL 513 554 519 1586 2 Guy Learn FL 495 548 500 1543 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED

1 Randy Hinkleman MD 553 560 553 1666 2 Leo Gonzales CT 548 560 550 1658

FL 480 552 490 1522 NJ 448 536 426 1410 FL 435 538 427 1400

1 Martin Koini GER 312 466 310 1088 2 Roger Pallitt FL 362 392 328 1082 3 Steve Morley ENG 274 374 307 955 Dana Chatoo FL 297 328 337 962 Chris Aemisegger FL 205 304 234 743 Nigel Downs ENG 183 298 161 642 ADULT MALE LONGBOW

CUB FEMALE BAREBOW RECURVE

1 Rachael Trafford LA 505 544 493 1542 2 Heather Trafford LA 478 542 492 1512 3 Miriam Trafford LA 278 338 266 882 CUB MALE BAREBOW RECURVE

1 Hardy Trafford

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Place Shooter State Field Animal HunterTotal Purse Place Shooter State Field Animal HunterTotal Purse [Underlined Scores are NAFAC Records] [Underlined Scores are NAFAC Records] CUB MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE

Larry Mowat

1 Gabriel Finn 2 Giovanni Finn

VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE

FL 465 550 502 1517 FL 388 424 405 1217

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FAMILY HUNTING CELEBRATION It was October 1955, and Tribe Nuge was scrambling to beat darkness as we organized our camping gear into the small log cabin on the banks of the mighty Titabawasee River deep in the wilds of Michigan’s big timbered North Country. I was but a tad of a 7-year-old toehead, trying my best to follow mom and dad’s orders to help gather firewood, haul buckets of riverwater, and toss dufflebags of supplies into our quaint wilderness one-room home for a long weekend. Following the long drive from downstate, it was a relief to run around doing chores, especially in our sacred Up North! WOW! Wilderness! Camping! Sleeping bags! Campfires! Marshmallows! Cooking outside! Bows and arrows! Critters! Cool! Even at the ripe young age of seven, I was already hooked on all things outdoors, that’s for sure. Veteran of many a Rouge River rat hunt back home on the outskirts of Detroit, to be on an official deerhunt in the eternal forests with the family was certainly a pivotal directional hi-lite of my upbringing. I cannot overstate the positive effect it provided me throughout my life, right up to this very day. This was a special time for mankind, the righteous might of America having just stopped cold the evil empires of Japan and Germany, proving for all who care that waging war for good over evil was the only way to go, and a proud time for America. Under the umbrella of logic and decency, basic self-evident truths were common 18 Archery Magazine February/March 2006

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and sensible across America. Only an ultra thin lunatic fringe were soulless and foolish enough to make statements against hunting and gun ownership, and the rugged individualism and quest for freedom and independence

They were discovering the thrilling high of the mystical flight of the arrow, and...they came to love it so much. that brought about this grand experiment in self-government remained strong. Like nearly all of America, the Nugent family took for granted that good families hunted together during the natural hunting season. And so we did. Catapult fifty years ahead, and still Tribe Nuge joins tens of millions of American families as we remain connected to the Good Mother Earth in the most intelligent and spiritual hands-on conservation lifestyles of hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting, camping and all the wonderful outdoor activities that continue to flourish today. Though some things have changed, and many U.S. citizens have chose to distance themselves from these pure, natural handson participatory functions, it is a time of grand celebration that there are more bowhunters, more deerhunters and more outdoor

recreationists in America than ever before. The healing powers of nature that hunters have always celebrated continue to catch on, thank God. In an era of braindead political correctness that struggles feebly to somehow convince the masses that hunting and fishing is wrong and bad, we continue to celebrate truth and God’s flawless tooth, fang and claw reality with ever increasing aplomb. That there are more deer, turkey, geese, cougar and black bear than ever in recorded history in North America, and more elk, moose, antelope, buffalo, eagles, grizzly bears, polar bears and an assortment of always amazing game and nongame animals than in over 150 years is cause for grand celebration that honest conservation is working just great. Cool, huh! In response to the ridiculous and irresponsible attempts to outlaw hunting and fishing and overall access to wildground specifically owned by “we the people” by denial cultists in this politically correct culture war, I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with warriors across America who have defeated and halted such goofiness. Guided by visionaries like Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold and Fred Bear, we saw the self inflicted disconnect that a fantasy driven city existence created, and we have stopped them cold. The battles rage on, but fortunately, dedicated sporters remain ever vigilant and actively counterpunch stupidity wherever and whenever we discover it. And the results are something to cheer about.

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I have personally guided many freight train was unstoppable. more family groups join us for a family into the exhilarating Soon young Caroline and Melissa just such exhilarating fun. In the world of the great outdoors, and were discovering the thrilling high earlier years, mostly guys would the excitement that they come to of the mystical flight of the arrow, fill our camp, but once these cherish is very contagious to say and before you knew it, they were guys witnessed the whole Nuge the least. I have seen firsthand how not only hunting hard throughout family having such a special blast families discover a new heightened the seasons with bow and guns, but together, slowly but surely they level of awareness and sense of they came to love it so much as a began to bring their entire families unification that is brought about quality of life upgrade, that Calvin with them, and you’ve never seen by quality time together during turned his LoneStar Music Store in such laughter, smiling goodtimes outdoor activities, particularly Waco TX, into the LoneStar Music by young and old, male and female when it includes such dynamic and Archery Store. Houston, we alike. To hug a little boy or little earthly participation as hunting have liftoff! girl with their first kill as we take and the various shooting sports. I receive letters and Emails all celebratory photos together brings Take our good friends the Ross’s. the time from families who have home the inescapable truth that Though Calvin dabbled in these times are powerful rifle hunting as a young man and positive, creating a raised on a Texas dairy farm, guiding force for quality ranch chores on the family time together that simply operation consumed his makes these kids better days and weekends to the Americans. I am sure of it. A point where he just never bonding takes place under really pursued hunting to these primal conditions that any degree. Raising his own is like a spiritual weld. wonderful family with his The name of the game is amazing wife Melissa, son to communicate and share Carleton and daughter our cravings and love for the Caroline, they did all the hunt and the outdoors. Each standard family activities in and every hunter should their lives, but not much in make it a point to initiate the world of the outdoors. Ted & his grandson Jack with Y.O. Ranch Whitetail the dialog of how much fun They cherished their it is to hunt together as a camping time each year, family. At church, school, the the allure of the outback always discovered the joys of upgraded workplace, BBQs, neighborhood intriguing them. And Calvin family time together beyond the events, whenever and wherever expressed an interest in getting pavement as exemplified by the we may gather, we should reach back to some hunting, but never unique dynamic of the hunting out and recruit all who we know made that step. sports. Kids especially get turned to join us afield in this wonderful Then came the Nuge factor. on to a livelier sensation with hands-on conservation lifestyle. Our rock-n-roll connection was the bow and arrow, and no child Not only will we provide a quality rock solid for more than 25 years, has ever been born that won’t upgrade for others, but just as and as an accomplished musician enjoy some sort of projectile fun. important if not more important, himself, Calvin always politely I’ve never met a kid who doesn’t we will recruit more voices and listened to and acknowledged want to shoot a bow and a gun. voters for prohunting, pro-outdoor my passion for hunting and self The hand-eye challenge that is policy upgrades in a culture war defense, and though I pushed him exemplified by archery is certainly against man and nature working to join me, time constraints were in all of us. With but a modicum of together as we were designed to. often claimed for procrastinational positive supervision, it can and will Now that’s some powerful healing purposes. But the fire was be cultivated in a youngster, much medicine for America and the overwhelming, and eventually, to his or her metaphysical benefit. Spirit of The Wild. I got him to shoot a bow and On our annual Uncle Ted To find out more about family arrow. That progressed when his Birthday HuntBash at the famous hunts with the Nugents, visit son Carlton showed excitement to YO Ranch in Mountain Home, tednugent.com or call SUNRIZE try, and as they say, the runaway Texas each December, more and SAFARIS at 800-343-4868. Archery Magazine February/March 2006 19


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LOUDER THAN WORDS CUSTOM TED NUGENT GUN RAFFLE Help LTW’s raise funds to support Ted Nugent Kamp For Kids. This time, we have TWO special prizes... First is a custom 1911, built by Ned Christiansen, and John Harrison. This is another one of a kind collaboration from our LTW crew. Included will be a custom leather ensemble created by Josh Bulman of Bulman Leather. In addition, Mick Strider has donated a new Strider SMF folder. Even more fantastic, our next gun is a rifle built by Tim Cronin, from Yost-Bonitz Custom. This rifle was built to specifications from none

other than Ted Nugent himself. This rifle is based on a Remington 700 action, and chambered in .243 Winchester. This raffle is going to be slightly different than in the past. In this case, there will be TWO winners. The grand prize winner will be given the opportunity to choose either the rifle, or the pistol package. Our runner-up will be awarded the remaining gun. The drawing will be held during the 2006 SHOT show and the winners announced at that time. To buy online visit www.tnkfk.com or to purchase tickets by mail send check or money order payable to TNKFK:

ASK UNCLE TED Q: I am an official TNUSA/NFAA member. I’m a novice bow user, 6’3” and weigh about 280 pounds. I’ve been out of the hospital 18 month and need a bow for Physical therapy and for hog hunting when I’m ready. Good luck and keep charging!

A:

There are no bad bows on the market today Kenny as every manufacturer has proven they are dedicated to provide highly competitive equipment. With your height you may need a longer than average draw length of 32+ inches. Many manufacturers make ‘em that long and you should be able to choose between a

number of them in order to get a personal feel for your preferred style. I would highly recommend you keep the draw weight low, say in the 50-60 pound range so you can shoot gracefully, which will greatly enhance the “therapy” element of your archery experience. That poundage will cleanly kill any hog with a well placed razorsharp broadhead. Take your time and think mind, body, heart, soul and SPIRIT for every shot, and I can promise you will feel better. Goodluck to you sir!! Godspeed! BloodBrothers, Ted continued on page 22

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ASK UNCLETED c on t i n ued from p a g e 2 1

Q:

I was reading through the Texas Fish & Game magazine the other day and this article caught my eye. The name was The Kids Are Alright. I noticed that it said Heather Deppe was using a Remington m700 22.250 on her deer hunt. I just moved to Texas from Minnesota and I’m itchin’ to go hunting. In Minnesota the lowest caliber you can use is a 243. Can I use that rifle to hunt state land or are there special rules to caliber size from private land to state land? Do you have any recomendations for hunting land around San Antonio? Thanks a lot man, any help you could offer would be great.

A:

Welcome to the Great Republic and venison epicenter of Texas my friend! You are in for a deerhunting treat I assure you! Though we all know the good ol .22-250 was designed as a

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varminter supreme, there is no doubt whatsoever that in the right, well practiced hands, it is a killer deer round as well. Don’t use those frangible explosive varmint hollowpoints, but rather a good, well constructed softpoint designed for deer. Most ammo manufacturers make dandies and handloaders have a good variety to choose from. Penetration with this hi-velocity rounnd is key. Texas is wall to wall killer deerhunting, and San Antonio is surrounded with great ranches loaded with deer. Contact the good ol YO at 800-YO-RANCH for starters. They know their stuff, are overloaded with deer of every description and are gungho hunters that will steer ya right. Goodluck and good hunting, Texas BloodBrothers, Ted

Q:

I have never been bowhunting, but I am a pretty fair shot on a range. Do you have any suggestions for a good place to hunt for a fellow that would rather not invest several hundred dollars for a few hours of hunting. I just want to get out and try my hand at it. I am asking you, because I value your opinion and know you will give me an honest answer.

A:

I cannot encourage you strongly enough to get into bowhunting ASAP! It is the highest of highs my friend! But be sure to go slow and ultra conscientious as bowhunting demands the highest level of awareness and dedication of any endeavor I know of. Learn about the sensual radar ballet necessary to draw on ultra wary game at rediculously close range. It is almost impossible, hence the increased gratification and need to be in tune with yourself, the Good Mother Earth and the mighty beasts. Give it your best shot and do please keep us informed of your new adventures. Share the spirit!

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MY LAST HUNT WITH FRED BEAR I was glued to the station wagon window as we cruised up Highway 75 that beautiful October afternoon in 1955. With my handstitched leather back quiver full of handsome natural turkey feathered cedar arrows and my little Osage longbow placed strategically against the side window for all to see, I was constantly checking every other northbound vehicle for evidence of a fellow bowhunter. When another quiver of arrows or bow was sighted, a smiling face and friendly wave of hands indicated the ever growing BloodBrotherhood of SpiritWild bowhunters in my homestate of Michigan in those early days of the sport. Even at the tender age of seven, I was already hyper giddy about allthings bows and arrows and outdoors and critters. The powerful healing qualities of the Good Mother Earth had already entered my bloodstream way back then, and even young Ted knew he was onto something bigger than life. 28 Archery Magazine February/March 2006

The smell and taste of the autumn air, a primal scream within, the exploding colors, a palpable eagerness of entering the big timber of Up North, the titillating possibility of actually encountering a whitetail deer in the mystical forest, and the dream of actually coming to fulldraw, and maybe, just maybe, sending my arrow into the beast. WOW! It was all a bit too much for this young American Dreamer. But dream I did. If ever I was in danger of self implosion, it all came to a DefCom 3 emotional high when my dad wheeled the old Ford Country Squire into the little gravel parking lot of the small, garage like white prefab shop on the edge of the woods outside Grayling, Michigan. I could hardly stand it, for inside would be a figure larger than life itself; the tall, lanky, gentleman, living legend of the fall and all things mystical flight of the arrow, the one and only Fred Bear. We made it a point to stop and visit with

Fred each October, and he generously showed us all his newfangled archery inventions and contraptions that took my fascination with archery, bowhunting and nature to an ever intensifying higher level. I remember his excitement and the constant experimentation with his obsession for a better Bear Razorhead, the first Bear bow riser cutting machine, the pungent aroma of cooking glass and wood in the makeshift laminating presses, goo and glue oozing out from delicately arched, beautiful wooden composite recurve bowlimbs. And of course the ever tantalizing taxidermy mounts of stunning big game animals from around the globe. It was sensual overload for sure, and the fact that Fred was so hospitable and friendly made every visit so very special as to have a huge guiding impact on my life forever. Ya think? Eventually, fate would put my dad, Warren Henry Nugent, and Fred into a business relationship where my father sold Swedish blue tempered, rolled spring steel to Fred for use in producing the bleeder blades for Bear Razorheads. Dad even got to join Fred on annual Bear bowhunts Up North. How cool is that? Often, we would all go to the Grayling Restaurant and have lunch with Fred’s and my favorite cherry pie and milk for desert. You don’t think these memories remain a driving force in my life, do you? Wild! Well, life rolls on, and though I never missed a hunting season through the years, I rarely kept in touch with Fred. Upon graduating from high school and embarking on a nonstop touring schedule with my rock-n-roll band the Amboy Dukes, I finally made it a point to stop in Grayling in the fall of 1967 to visit with my hero and role model once again. We would visit on and off during the tumultuous, nonstop rock-n-roll touring years. Fred was at first somewhat suspicious of the maniacal music world in which I dominated between hunting seasons. After awhile, he came to understand that the uninhibited intensity of my hardcore musical performances and imagery were completely harmless. In fact, Fred was intelligent and sophisticated enough to come to grasp and appreciate the vital dynamic of my constantly promoting conservation and the discipline of the shooting sports in my unabashed

energetic style to this critical youthful demographic via my music career. Magnified by my militant stance against drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other such irresponsible behavior, and my consistently standing up for family values and environmentalism as best I could, Fred came to be a major supporter. We both knew how important it was to stand for the right things, particularly as a celebrity in the otherwise leftwing world of entertainment. Unfortunately, many in the shooting sports were too stupid to figure it out. Fred and I carried on anyway. A powerful highlight in my life was the invitations from Fred to join him and his Bear Archery associates at his beloved Grousehaven Hunting Lodge in Rose City, Michigan each fall. It was a laid back, casual affair, where like minded bowhunters in the industry would share a campfire with their hero and mentor. I seldom actually hunted and never killed a deer on these hunts, as I was hopelessly committed to spend as much time as possible with Fred. He didn’t really hunt much in the years after 1985 or so, and we were able to hang out together more and more back at camp to talk and discuss the state of world affairs, hunting and bowhunting in general, but most importantly, specifically about the ever metastasizing cultural war against our cherished hunting rights. It was on our last hunt together there in October of 1987, to be his last hunt at Camp Earth, that our BloodBrother bond and friendship culminated in the closest time ever spent together. It was truly moving. Fred was an exceptionally bright, witty, sophisticated entrepreneur, and surely this superior level of awareness showed him the ugly antihunting writing on the wall way before anyone else that was growing toxic antiAmerican steam as early as the 1950s. Those of us who knew Fred were well aware of his serious concern for the attack against man’s God-given rights and our natural, spiritual relationship with nature. His hardcore dedication to fight against the animal-rights terrorists was gathering support each year. We talked of this new war often, and his brilliant take on it guided all continued on page 30 Archery Magazine February/March 2006 29


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NUGEHUNTSTORY continued from page 29 who were privileged to hear his wisdom and smart enough to assist. In a nutshell, he knew the hunting community and industry simply had to fight back by beginning to communicate the heart and soul of hands-on conservation, our wonderful wildlife management successes and to emphasize the natural tooth, fang and claw of the real world of nature in a friendly, sincere, believable fashion to all we possibly could at every opportunity. Ya think? On this last hunt together, strolling along the most stunning wilderness road, autumn leaves aglow with great spirit, skies alive with migrating waterfowl and a tangible taste of nature in all her glory in the forest air, Fred and I talked. With his ever present oxygen bottle at his side and that trademark hat slightly tilted on his head, Fred told me how much he appreciated my standing up for hunting and gun rights, and to keep doing exactly what I was doing. He emphasized the pivotal importance of my penetrating a youthful demographic with the unique energy and passion of my musical career and imagery, and for me to ignore my critics who just don’t get it. Without question, this moment in my life touched me deeply, and guides my dedication to fight constantly as I do to this very day almost 20 years later. In fact, it was Fred’s sincere vote of confidence in my approach to promoting conservation and the shooting sports that guided me to create our beloved Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids charity as the specific vehicle by which other dedicated sporters could join forces to reach out to the kids who need discipline and nature the most. Going into our 17th year, this 501C3 nonprofit charity has cleansed the souls of thousands of kids and their families to be better Americans, better sporters, better conservationists, better hunters, better bowhunters, and to be a force of positive peer pressure to reckon with. All in the name of Fred Bear. I am certain Fred would be proud. I shoot my bow everyday within sight of old Bear recurves and Bear cedar arrows, many of which bear the signature of my hero. My precious daughter Sasha recently created a most moving photo album for a special Father’s Day gift that includes photos of Fred and I from way back when. Powerful stuff. I sense the presence of the great man everyday in my life. He remains a guiding light in many aspects of my life. Every arrow I shoot, every interview I conduct, every child I teach archery to, Fred is at my side. Like the song says, “In the wind, he’s still alive.” For the ultimate history of the great Fred Bear, Fred’s longtime friend and employee, Dick Lattimer has written a brilliant book, “I REMEMBER PAPA BEAR” that I highly recommend. It can be ordered by calling iHunt Communications at 866-837-3135 or at tednugent. com.

by Honey D. Key

iF it wAsn’t fOr TexAs... A FIRST-YEAR MEMEBER’S ACCOUNT OF TEXAS AT THE ‘05 NATIONAL OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP @ YANKTON, SD

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round the globe the phrase has been fuse and set me right. (For all those who didn’t coined that “everything’s bigger in Texcatch it, that was the SHORT version of my back as.” If you stop to think about it, the saysurgery.) ing holds true for almost every significant detail Well, the good news is that he was right. The about our great state. For example, we have bad news is that the surgery placed me back at trucks that are as tall as houses, whitetail deer square one for shooting. I was not allowed to that would give an elk a run for his money, Unpick up a bow for six months, and did not shoot cle Ted, the obsession for football, mosquitoes again for almost a year. Finally, this last February that could carry off a small dog, a US President, we started shooting again. We were persuaded pride for our state...and the love for archery. to move outdoors when the time changed and I have lived in Texas my entire life, but did not understand what it truly meant to be a Texan until I shot the National Outdoor Championship this last summer. As an only child growing up, I experienced what every only child does – anything and everything they want to do. However, it wasn’t until my wonderful husband, Rusty, and I moved to the DFW Metroplex four years ago that I had the chance to shoot archery. Instantly I fell in love with the sport. We shot every week - I in a league when Rusty was View overlooking Lewis & Clark Lake from “Badlands” working nights and together when he was off. We never competed in anything; we were just trying to get our feet wet and make migrated from the “stable” indoor ranges of friends. If it were not for the big brothers and Arlington Bowhunting World to the “anything family we acquired that kept us in the sport, we goes ranges” of Irving Bowhunters Association. probably would not be shooting today. Needless to say, we loved it. The fall of our second year was rough. I took We became members of TFAA, started shoota coaching job and never got to shoot, much ing competitions and before we knew it the less see anyone older than 18. The following Texas archery crew had convinced us to travel spring proved much worse. In March of 2004, to the National Outdoor Championship. If Charan injury to a disc I sustained from cheerleading lie, Merissa and Stacey Hughes had not been so for eight years came back to haunt me. Four and hospitable and offered us the comfort of the a half hours, two titanium rods, four ‘lag bolts’ Tropical Trailer, we would have been sleeping and seventeen staples later, my doctor told me in Rusty’s Expedition. Regardless of where we a piece of my hip and the L4-L5 vertebrae would continued on page 32 Archery Magazine February/March 2006 31


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slept, however, those adventurous seven days sure he found the most beautiful, most rugare forever burned in my memory. ged terrain for those six championship courses. Looking like Sanford and Son and humming In short, we looked and felt like we had hiked their theme song, we left Friday night after Rusty through Hell, saw Heaven, then turned around got off work and headed north. After hours of and hiked back by the time we were finished. driving in the dark and a four pack of frappuc Sunday evening we attended our first Opencinos, we began the trek through miles of Neing Ceremonies, watched our first Pro-Am Round, braska corn, which and were able to Travis Johnson witness Michael can’t get enough Braden receiving of, and came to top award for winrest late Saturday ning the National morning amongst Unmarked 3-D the majority of the Tournament. Tuesgroup’s residency day night, the Texin Yankton, South ans, Cajuns, The Dakota. Greek, and a few Later that afterpark rangers joined noon, which was forces to celebrate a South Dakota Texas by having Special thanks to Nathan Taylor for his wonderful steaks! record breaking Nathan and Jackie high of 104oF, we Taylor cook some decided to scout the hardest range with no wind of the finest steaks imaginable. The covert opand no water. (Children – do NOT let your pareration that night was signing the Texas flag that ents try this at home, at a shoot, or anywhere would later be given to newly inducted TFAA Hall else for that matter!) We decided to walk BADof Fame member, David Hughes, after he won LANDS...as if the name didn’t spell it out for us his 11th Outdoor National title. As if the get well enough. South Dakota might be flat everytogether at the Taylor’s was not enough, (right where else, but the Tournament Director made Travis?) Thursday we rejoined forces to celebrate Louisiana, Cajun style. The Cajun Party consisted of traditional items always related to Louisiana – beads, beer, Tabasco, crawfish and good wholesome fun. When Friday dawned, all but one of our group was sad – Chris Stauffer. While the rest of us were shooting for fun and hated to see it end, he had managed to shoot one wrong target every day of the shoot. Going into the Animal Round he had determination and, shockingly, had not had a drink the night before at the Cajun Party. (The rest of us made up for him...) After a very KWIKEE KWIVER CO., INC. challenging day, thanks to the wind, Stauffer left his mark on NFAA Outdoors – shooting his first BOX 130 ACME, MI 49610 Animal Round ever, at his first national tournament ever, he set the new national record. Un-

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fortunately, it was not enough to bring him up cluded; Michael Braden, 4th place Pro-Adult to first, but he finished a blazing second overall Male Freestyle; Georgianna Witt, 4th place Adult in the Adult Male Freestyle Limited. People will Female Bowhunter Freestyle; Sheila Wallen, 5th forget who won and lost, but records are never place Adult Female Freestyle. If it wasn’t for forgotten. Texas, we would not have come in 3rd in overall When the shoot was over and we all gathattendance with thirty-two competitors behind ered for the awards, the first one given was to South Dakota, the home state, and Wisconsin. David Hughes. Unable to win back his belt, we That night, our little family gathered at the gave the biggest award that any of us could Bowen’s house on the ridge for the Last Supgive—our signature of support on that Texas per. Steaks, beer and the infamous RMC PepFlag. Texans and Cajuns alike gathered under a per Sauce were no match for the reminiscing tent in private as one family of friends to witness we shared. If it wasn’t for Texas, none of us Stauffer present the flag of honor. That is when would have been together. If it wasn’t for Texas, I learned what it truly meant to be a Texan. you would not be reading this article right now. If it wasn’t for Texas, I would not have watched At Nationals, I learned that it’s not about how the awards being given through re-born eyes. I well we shoot, but about who we really are as witnessed the top four places in Senior Barebow Texas archers. It’s about watching David share being given to Texans – 1st place to David Hughes, 2nd to Monty Heishman, 3rd to Monte Bowen and 4th to Eddie McCrarry. I also watched featuring: as other Texans received • Three size blades available awards - Claudia St. Clair, 1st 5/32" - 3/16" - 1/4" place Senior Female Barebow; • For aluminums or carbons Chris Stauffer, 2nd place Adult • Positive ball detent .007 click stop adj. Male Freestyle Limited; Jaynel• Numbered windage micro adj. len Bateman, 2nd place Adult • No tools needed for adjustments Female Freestyle Limited; Jeff • No moving parts to wear out (bushings & springs) Schulz, 3rd place Adult Male • Extra strong and durable Barebow; Stacey Hughes, 3rd place Youth Female Freestyle. The Original Brite Site "The Rest of Your Life" 34 Kentwood Rd. | Succasunna, NJ 07876 | (973) 584-0637 • (973) 927-6779 | email: brtesite@optonline.net Other notable finishes inArchery Magazine February/March 2006 33


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iF it wAsn’t fOr TexAs... his bowl with Stauffer to help him Christen it. It’s about making friends and keeping in touch. It’s about supporting and helping each other to become better archers. It’s about learning Bill is your husband’s fraternity brother and that there is always one more beer in the cooler (unless Oliver’s around). It’s about swimming with the Bateman’s after a long day. It’s about listening to Stauffer sing George Strait after he’s had a few. It’s about learning that Travis is a US Veteran. It’s about coming home and planning for next year. If it wasn’t for Texas, I would not have hiked approximately fifteen miles up and down mountains, through valleys and over water to shoot 476+ arrows over five days. I would not have made the friends I have today and the big brothers that keep pushing me to get better. If it wasn’t for Texas, I would not have the 300+ photo album sitting in front of me as I write this article. If it wasn’t for Texas, we would not be planning well in advance to go to the Saw Mill for their indoor tournament in order to have a reunion. If

it wasn’t for Texas, I would not think of Stauffer EVERY time I hear George Strait’s song on the radio. I wouldn’t have two pictures from Nationals sitting on my desk and an NFAA flag hanging on the wall at school to remind me every day of who I really am. I wouldn’t have acquired half of my equipment from Andy, Allen and Flash. We wouldn’t have the “Shade Tree Archery” club. If it wasn’t for Texas, I wouldn’t drive Braden crazy with questions all the time. I wouldn’t have a full speed dial on my cell phone. If it wasn’t for Texas, I wouldn’t have the NFAA magazine with Charlie’s hind quarter sitting on my coffee table. If it wasn’t for Texas, I wouldn’t have cried when I shot the stump at the end of the tournament. If you ever get a chance to go to Outdoor Nationals, do it. You’ll end up with an experience you’ll never forget. *Top right photo on previous page: Clockwise from bottom: David Hughes, Monte Bowen, Travis Johnson, Charlie Hughes, Chris Stauffer, Rusty Key, and Bill Bowen

GREAT LAKES SECTION Bob McCutcheon, Councilman prairie1@royell.net

Sectional Tournament Info

2006 GREAT LAKES INDOOR SECTIONAL February 25-26, 2006

Come join us for a weekend of fun and archery. This year, the Great Lakes Indoor Sectional will be held in St Joseph, Michigan. It will be held in the brand new Field House on the campus of St. Joseph High School on Stadium Drive. Host: Location: Directions:

All Seasons Archers St. Joseph High School, St, Joseph, MI Exit 27 off I-94 and take SR 63 (Niles Ave) north for about 3 miles, then left onto Kingsley Ave, then right onto S. State St, then left onto Wallace Ave. Turn left onto Stadium drive and into parking lot where there is plenty of parking available. Registration: Dave Overhiser, 6384 107th, South Haven, MI 49090. Tel: 269-637-5005 Deadline: February 1, 2006 Late Registration: On site. Schedule: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 4:00 pm, if necessary. There will be a Pro-Am shoot Saturday evening. Accommodations: Baymont Inn, 2601 W Marquette Woods, 269-428-9111 Boulevard Inn & Bistro, 521 Lake Blvd, 269-983-6600 Clarion Hotel, 100 Main St, 269-983-7341 Econo Lodge, 2723 Niles Ave, 269-982-3333 Holiday Inn Express, 3019 Lakeshore Dr, 269-982-0004 Hampton Inn, 5050 Red Arrow Highway, 269-429-2700 Miscellaneous Info: We have seating above for spectators during the shoot.

2006 GREAT LAKES 3-D SECTIONAL

April 8-9, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations: Campgrounds:

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Blackhawk Field Archers 10086 Forest Preserve Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 For directions and map, see http://mywebpage. netscape.com/blackhawkarchery. Brenda Lee, 128 N. Caryl Ave, North Lake, IL 60164.el: 708-562-7431. E-mail: bglee1@yahoo.com April 3, 2006 At the range. Casual start. Ramada Inn, South Beloit, IL, 800-756-2341. Fairfield Inn, Beloit, WI, 800-228-2800 Comfort Inn, Beloit, WI, 608-362-2666 Holiday Inn, Beloit, WI, 608-365-6000 Econo Lodge, Beloit, WI, 608-364-4000 Super 8, Beloit, WI, 608-365-8680 Holiday Inn (I-90 at US BR 20), Rockford, IL, 815-898-2200 Baymont Inn, Rockford, IL, 877-229-6668 Best Western, Rockford, IL, 815-398-5050 Days Inn, Loves Park, IL, 815-282-9300 The club can handle approximately 35 campers. No

electric or septic available.

2006 GREAT LAKES OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 10-11, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Panther Creek Bowhunters Chatham, IL From I-55, Exit 88, go south on Frontage Rd toward Chatham for 0.9 miles. Turn right on Chatham Rd for 1 mile to Gilreath Rd. Turn left for 0.5 miles, then left on 1W for 0.8 miles. Ranges is on the left. Registration: Judy McCutcheon, 23358 Virden Rd, Virden, IL 62690. Tel: 217-965-5290. E-mail: jlynnmae@royell.net Deadline: June 3, 2006 Late Registration: At the range clubhouse. Friday, 5:00-7:00 pm and Saturday, 7:00-8:00 am. Schedule: Saturday, 28 Field and 14 Animal, and Sunday, 28 Hunter. Shotgun start at 9:00 am both days. Accommodations: Baymont Inn, I-55 Exit 90, 217-529-6655 Motel 6, I-55 Exit 90, 217-529-1633 Hampton Inn, I-55 Exit 94, 217-524-1100 Campgrounds: Double J Campground and RV Park, located approximately 5 miles from range, 217-483-9998 Miscellaneous Info: For additional information and accommodations, call Springfield Tourist Information at 800-545-2300.

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

Sectional Tournament Info

2006 MID-ATLANTIC INDOOR SECTIONAL March 4-5, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Wa-Xo-Be Archers Major Road, South Brunswick, NJ Take US 1 south toward Princeton from New Brunswick to Major Rd. Go 1/3 mile. The entrance to the range is on the left. Douglas Joyce, 30 Willow Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873. Tel: 732-247-3892 February 25, 2006 At the range. Saturday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Red Roof Inn, 208 New Rd. and US 1, South Brunswick, NJ, 732-821-8800

March 4-5, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Cape May County Archery Association The Fletcher’s Corner, 212 South Route 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Garden State Parkway south to exit 6. Left at end of ramp, take to end, then left onto State Route 47. Range is 100 yards on the left.

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Registration:

The Fletchers Corner, Attn: Guy Kanas, 212 South Route 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Tel: 609 4654949. E-mail: fletcherscorner@dandy.net Deadline: February 25, 2006 Late Registration: At the range. Schedule: Saturday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Miscellaneous Info: Jim Mitchell, 732-264-2728 or Guy Kanas, 609-4654949.

March 3-5, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Mayberry Archers 2549 Mayberry Rd, Westminster, MD 21158 Follow MD Rt. #140 west from Westminster approximately 6 miles to Mayberry Rd. Turn right at Mayberry Rd. Go 1.1 miles to clubhouse on right on top of hill. Registration: T Sandy Rowe, 817 Otterdale Mill Rd, Taneytown, MD 21787. Tel: 410-775-7013. E-mail: dansanrowe@ yahoo.com Deadline: February 25, 2006 Late Registration: At the range (space permitting). Schedule: Friday: 7:15 pm: Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm, only if needed. Accommodations: Days Inn, 410-857-0500 Comfort Inn, 410-857-1900 Boston Inn, 410-848-9095 Miscellaneous Info: This is a double NFAA 300 Round shoot. No crossbows. Please include phone number in registration in case your shooting time preference is filled. Plenty of food available on Saturday and Sunday.

March 4-5, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Prince William Archers Izaak Walton Dr., Brentsville, VA From I-95, exit at State Route 234, north toward Manassas, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), then left on Izaak Walton Dr. to club. From I-66, exit at 234 Bypass, south on State Route 28 past airport, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), right on Izaak Walton Dr. to club. Registration: Jim Little, 13705 Santa Rosa Ct., Manassas, VA 20112. Tel: 703-791-3659. E-mail: fslittle@msn.com Deadline: February 25, 2006 Late Registration: At the clubhouse from 6-9:00 pm Friday, and before each round. Schedule: Saturday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: Best Western, 703-368-7070 Holiday Inn, 703-335-0000 Super 8, 703-369-6323 Red Roof Inn, 703-335-9343 Miscellaneous Info: Range open house on Friday, March 3rd, 6-9:00 pm for practice and registration. Lunch both days. Upper level for spectators.

March 4-5, 2006 Host: Location: Directions: Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Indian Mountain Archery 342 Walker Lake Ontario Rd., Hilton, NY 14468 From SR 104, take SR 260 south 7.4 miles. From Hamlin Beach State Parkway, take SR 260 north 0.5 miles. Phillip Race, Indian Mountain Archery, 342 Walker Lake Ontario Rd, Hilton, NY 14468. Tel: 585-964-5880. E-mail: indianmountain@rochester.rr.com February 25, 2006 At the range. Saturday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Holiday Inn Express, Brockport, 800-423-0908 Econo Lodge, Brockport, 800-454-6837 Comfort Inn West, Greece, 585-621-5700

March 3-5, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

York & Adams Archers 413 Country Club Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301 Abbottstown is about halfway between Gettysburg and York on US 30. From the Abbottstown Circle in

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the center of town (intersection of SR 194 and US 30) go east three blocks on US 30, then right (south) on Country Club Rd. Club is 1 mile on left. Registration: Joel E. Downin, 584 Oxford Rd, New Oxford, PA 17350. Tel: 717-624-1606 Deadline: February 25, 2006 Late Registration: At clubhouse. Schedule: Friday: 7:00 pm: Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:30 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:30 pm, only if needed. Accommodations: Hampton Inn, 717-633-1117 Super 8, 717-630-8888 Cross Keys Motor Inn, 717-624-7778 Miscellaneous Info: Food and beverages will be available. Also, our indoor range is crossbow friendly; so, crossbow archers are welcome.

March 3-5, 2006 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’s Archery, 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760. Tel: 607-786-7535 Deadline: February 25, 2006 Late Registration: At range. Schedule: Friday: 6:30 pm. Saturday: 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: Econo Lodge, 607-754-1533 Kings Inn, 607-754-8020 Courtyard by Marriott, 607-644-1000 Best Western of JC, 607-729-9194 Miscellaneous Info: Hot dogs available on site.

March 3-5, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Wildwood Sports Center 5740 Fikes Rd, Elbridge, NY 13060 From Syracuse, take SR 695 west to SR 5 west for about 6 miles. Turn right on Fikes Rd for 1.4 miles to Wildwood entrance on right. From Auburn, go east on SR 5 for about 15 miles to Fikes Rd, turn left, and proceed to Wildwood as above. From SR 31, turn south on Laird Rd, then right on Whiting Rd, then immediate left on Fikes Rd for 2 miles to Wildwood entrance on left. Registration: Wildwood Sports Center, PO Box 922, Elbridge, NY 13060. Tel: 315-689-1066 Deadline: February 24, 2006 Late Registration: At range. Schedule: Friday: 7:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. Accommodations: Holiday Inn, Auburn, 315-253-4531 Best Western, Weedsport, 315-834-6623 Micro, Auburn, 315-253-4000 Thomas Motel, Camillus, 315-672-3441 Miscellaneous Info: Mention Wildwood Sports Center at Motel Thomas for special rates.

NEW YORK

Dave Hryn, Director archery1@localnet.com

The New York Field Archers & Bowhunters (NYFAB) will hold their “Indoor Championship Weekend” on March 25 & 26, 2006. The “Indoor Championship Weekend” will start at 7:30 am with the NYFAB Annual Membership Meeting at the Holiday Inn Waterloo - Seneca Falls located on Route 414 in Waterloo, N.Y. The NYFAB Indoor Championship will be held “just down the road” at the New York Chiropractic College located on Route 89 in Seneca Falls. A NFAA “300 Round” (blue/white target) will be shot with shooting lines at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Later that evening back at the Holiday Inn, NYFAB President Cy Powenski will host a “Presidential Reception” followed by the NYFAB Annual Banquet.

On Sunday, March 26th, NYFAB’s fundraiser and membership drive event, “The NYFAB Classic” will be held at the New York Chiropractic College. A NFAA “300 Round” will be shot with shooting lines at 7:30 am, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. After the completion of the 1:30 pm shooting line, an “Indoor Team Round” money shoot will be held followed by the awards ceremony for the “Classic.”

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MIDWESTERN SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman intrudersx2@msn.com

PENNSYLVANIA

John Pawlowski, Director bpjp@ccis.net

Sectional Tournament Info The Pennsylvania Field and Target Archers has set dates for its two National Field Archery Association mandated state championship tournaments. PFATA will hold its indoor state championship on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. The tournament will start at 3:30 pm. A 300 round will be shot using the blue and white target faces. The PFATA outdoor championship is set for July 16 starting at 9:00 am. The tournament will be held at Mechanicsburg Archers, Mechanicsburg, Pennnsylvania. Twenty-eight targets will be shot, 14 field and 14 hunter. To participate archers must be members of PFATA and the NFAA. Registration forms for both tournaments, as well as a newsletter, will be mailed to PFATA members in early 2006. Since both ranges where the PFATA state championships will be held are crossbow friendly, crossbow archers are encouraged to participate.

VIRGINIA

Jim Quarles, Director jim.quarles@vfaa.org

Here’s the 2006 schedule for the Virginia Field Archery Association: Date Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 18-19 Feb 25 Mar 3-4 Mar 19 Apr 2 Apr 29-30 Apr 30 May 7 May 27-28 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 12-13 Aug 13

Club Tournament and Rounds Wythe Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Wythe Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Wythe Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Wythe Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William VFAA State Indoor Championship 2 days-NFAA 300 - NASP Div. Also Prince William Sat. Indoor - NFAA 300 Prince William Mid-Atlantic Indoor Championship 2 days-NFAA 300 – Also NASP Div. Walton Park NFAA Field/Hunter round N. Virginia NFAA Field and 3D Prince William NFAA Field round N. Virginia Spring Fling - Field and 3D Wythe NFAA Field round Prince William 3D Round N. Virginia NFAA Field/Hunter and 3D Prince William Mid-Atlantic Indoor Championship 2 days 4 rounds new tgts. with spots Walton Park NFAA Field/Hunter round Wythe NFAA Hunter round Prince William 3D Round Prince William NFAA Field Round Wythe NFAA Field Round Walton Park NFAA Field/Hunter round Prince William NFAA Field Round N. Virginia NFAA Field/Hunter and 3D Prince William Black Bear 3D Walton Park VFAA State Field Championship 2 days - 1 Field 1 Hunter Wythe NFAA Hunter round Walton Park Annual NFAA Hunter round

2006 MIDWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL February 25-26, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Independence Bowhunters 6423 Railroad St, Raytown (KC), MO I-70 to I-435 South (Missouri side) to Exit 66 (SR 350) to 63rd St. Left on 63rd to Raytown Rd, then right for two blocks to 6423 Railroad St (before the bridge). Alternately, I-70 to Exit 9, then south on Blue Ridge Cutoff to Raytown Trafficway. Left on 63rd St for one block to Raytown Rd, then right for one block to Railroad St Registration: Tobi Rogers, 5728 NW Flintridge Ct, Kansas city, MO 64151. Tel: 816-505-9331. E-mail: tandtrogers4387@ sbcglobal.net Deadline: February 24, 2006 Late Registration: At tournament site Schedule: Friday: 7:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Accommodations: Drury Inn, 3830 Blue Ridge Cutoff ($62.99 king), 816923-3000 Clarion Inn, 9103 E 39th St ($70.00 king or double), 816-737-0200 Hulsing Hotels, 4011 Blue Ridge Cutoff ($92.00 king or double), 816-353-5300 Miscellaneous Info: All three hotels are within a few miles of the range. Room rates subject to change. The Drury Inn offers a hot breakfast and three evening beverages plus snacks to all guests.

February 25-26, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Minnehaha Archers, Inc. North Harvestore Rd, Sioux Falls, SD I-29 to SR 38 (Exit 83) on northwest side of Sioux Falls; then west on SR 38 to North Harvestore Rd (first road); then north on North Harvestore to range, which is third building on right. Or, if coming in on I-90, exit south on I-29 to Exit 83 then west on SR 38, and follow directions as above. Registration: Jackie Meisenheimer, 48088 259th St, Brandon, SD 57005. Tel: 605-582-7179. E-mail: justablu@aol.com Deadline: February 24, 2006 Late Registration: At tournament site. Pre-registration is suggested and appreciated. Schedule: Friday: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Accommodations: Day’s Inn, 605-331-5959 ($59.00 double/$49.00 single). Full continental breakfast, waffles, etc. Comfort Inn, 605-331- 4490 ($53.99 double/$49.00 single). Pool, hot tub, continental breakfast. Super 8, 605-339-9212 ($50.99 two double beds). Continental breakfast. Miscellaneous Info: These motels are located on North Cliff Ave east of the archery range on SR 38 (approximately 2 miles). When calling for reservations, please state you are in Sioux Falls for the Midwestern Sectional Archery Tournament.

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

Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration:

Sectional Tournament Info

2006 NEW ENGLAND INDOOR SECTIONAL

Schedule:

March 31 – April 2, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations: Campgrounds:

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA From SR 2 in Massachusetts, take Exit 35 to SR 70 heading north (Lunenburg Rd). Then turn right onto Leominster-Shirley Rd, then left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to club on left. Ruby Shannon, 96 Lakefront, Lunenburg, MA 01462. Tel: 978-345-0479. Make checks payable to NESFAA, and please include your phone number. None; however a reservation is suggested to ensure a desired line. None Friday: 7:00 pm. Saturday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 8:30 am and 11:30 am Super 8 Motel, 482 N Main, Leominster, MA, 978-537-2800 Sheraton Four Points, 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA, 978-5349000 Best Western, 150 Royal Plaza Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 978-3427100 Camping available at club, call Ruby Shannon for confirmation and availability at 978-345-0479

2006 NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 24-25, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA From SR 2 in Massachusetts, take Exit 35 to SR 70 heading north (Lunenburg Rd). Then turn right onto Leominster-Shirley Rd, then left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to club on left. Registration: Lori LePage, 5 Sunrise Dr, Bradford, MA 01835. Tel: 978-372-8459 Make checks payable to NESFAA, and please include your phone number. Deadline: None Late Registration: None Schedule: Saturday: 28 Field and 14 Animal by assigned course. Start from 8:00 am until noon. Shoot all 28 Field, then shoot 14 Animal beginning on target #1 of same course and with same group. Animal targets are to go up at 2:00 pm. Sunday: Pick up scorecards at 8:00 am, general assembly at 8:30am, and then shoot 28 Hunter by assigned target with shotgun start at 9:00 am. Awards at 4:00 pm. Accommodations: Super 8 Motel, 482 N Main, Leominster, MA, 978 537-2800 Sheraton Four Points, 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA, 978-5349000 Best Western, 150 Royal Plaza Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 978-3427100 Campgrounds: Camping available at club.

NORTHWESTERN SECTION Bill Tiddy, Councilman tiddyw@aol.com

Sectional Tournament Info

2006 NORTHWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 10-12, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Olympic Archery 2726-B Blacklake Blvd SW, Tumwater, WA From I-5, take Exit 104 (US 101) west. Go to second exit (Blacklake Blvd), turn left, go south toward Black Lake. Range is 2 miles on the left, behind black and

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Accommodations:

yellow espresso stand. Jamie VanBlaricom, Olympic Archery, 2726-B Blacklake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98512. Tel: 360-786-8315. Email: extremearcher@aol.com March 1, 2006 At range by 9 am Saturday. Late registration fee of $15 will apply. Friday, 7:00 pm. Saturday, 9:00 am, 12:00 noon , and 3:00 pm. Sunday, 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm (if necessary). List preferred line times on pre-registration. Comfort Inn, 1620 74th Ave SW, Tumwater, 360-352-0691 Guesthouse Inn & Suites, 1600 74th Ave SW, Tumwater, 360-943-5040 Red Lion Olympia Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, 360943-4000

Registration:

Black Sheep Bowmen, PO Box 6075, Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506. Tel: 907-753-1855; or Rod Miland at 907-9522191. Deadline: None Schedule: Two lines both days: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Accommodations: Available in Anchorage and Eagle River Miscellaneous Info: Practice available before shooting times. If you are not a member of the Black Sheep Bowmen and do not have a security pass, call Rod Miland and make arrangements to be meet at the Boniface Gate, and be escorted to the Range. Rod can be contacted at 952-2191 to make arrangements for the escort.

SOUTHEASTERN SECTION

March 10-12, 2006 Host: Location: Directions: Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration:

AS&J Archery 2603 Ahtanum Rd, Yakima, WA From I-82, take Exit 36 at Valley Mall Rd. Turn left on S 3rd St, right on Ahtanum Rd, then 2 miles to shop. Brandon Porter & Tom Shinkle, 421 N 62nd Ave, Yakima, WA 98903. Tel: 866-457-4856. E-mail: ASJArchery@hotmail.com March 1, 2006 At range by 9 am Saturday. Late registration fee of $15 will apply. Friday, 7:30 pm. Saturday, 9:00 am, 12:00 noon , and 3:00 pm. Sunday, 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm (if necessary). List preferred line times on pre-registration. Oxford Inn, 1603 E Yakima Ave., 509-457-4444 Days Inn, 1504 N First St. 509-248-3393 Quality Inn, 12 E Valley Mall Blvd, 509-248-6924

Tim Austin, Councilman flarchery@earthlink.net

2006 SOUTHEASTERN 3-D SECTIONAL Sectional Tournament Info

2006 SOUTHEASTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 11-12, 2006

King’s Nock Archery 3204 International, Fairbanks, AK From Mitchell Expressway, go south on Lathrop St, take right exit onto 30th St, and take next left on International. Building is gray and on left side of street at 3204 International. Registration: King’s Nock Archery, 3204 International, Fairbanks, AK 99701. Tel: 907-479-4339 Deadline: Call ahead to schedule time. May register 1st day prior to shooting time. Late Registration: At range 9:30 am, Saturday, March 12, 2006. Schedule: Two lines both days: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm Accommodations: Best Western 877-456-6602 Aspen 907-457-2288 Captain Bartlette Inn 888-478-7900 Comfort Inn 907-479-8080 Miscellaneous Info: Practice available before shooting times.

Tri-State Archers Tully Gym on FSU campus, Tallahassee, FL To motel from 1-10: Take 1-10 to Tallahassee Exit 196. Go south on Capital Circle 11⁄4 miles to US 90 (Tennessee St). Take a left heading east 21⁄2 miles until you see Collegiate Village Inn on right. To tournament site from motel: Head east on US 90 (Tennessee St) and take the first right onto Ocala Rd. Go 1/4 mile on Ocala to Pensacola St. Take a left on Pensacola and head east 1/2 mile to Stadium Drive (Stadium is towards the right and you can’t go straight). Turn left one block, and turn right on Connector Way. Take Connector to the stop sign. Tully Gym is straight ahead with parking on your right (Tully Gym is next to tennis courts). Registration: Tim Austin, 1710 S W 76th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607. Tel: 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914. E-mail: flarchery@earthlink.net Deadline: By mail: Must be postmarked by March 2, 2006. By phone through March 9. $2.00 surcharge for advanced phoned-in registrations paid at shoot. Late Registration: At Tully Gym. Late fees apply. Schedule: Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: 8:00 am and 11:00 am. Accommodations: Collegiate Village Inn, 2121 West Tennessee St, Tallahassee FL 32301. Tel: 850-576-6121. The rate is $47.50 per night, 1-4 persons. Archers need to mention “Archery Tournament” when requesting a room. Other motels include: Days Inn North, I-10 and US 27 N, 850-385-0136 University Motel, 691 W Tennessee St., 800-578-7878 Holiday Inn Select, 316 W Tennessee St., 850-222-9555 Miscellaneous Info: Crossbows will be allowed. The FAA/NAA Indoor Championship will be held Friday 7:00 pm and Saturday 5:00 pm shooting two 18 meter FITA I rounds under NAA rules. Out-of-State NFAA and NAA guests are invited to participate with registration fee of $22.50; and archers will be required to conform to NAA dress code and shooting rules for that event. Double registration is allowed (shoot both NAA rounds on Saturday night). Other Contacts: Host club contact: Oliver Austin, 1620 Yearling Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Tel: 850-309-1918, weekdays 850-644-0289. E-mail: oaustin@admin.fsu.edu.

March 11-12, 2006

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Schedule:

Accommodations:

March 11-12, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Fletchers Archery 540 Hjellen Drive, Wasilla, AK Exit Parks Highway at Chevron service station and take dirt road across railroad tracks. Registration: Fletchers Archery, P.O Box 872068 Wasilla, AK 99687. Tel: 907-373-7770 Deadline: None Schedule: Call range at 373-7770 for shooting schedule. Accommodations: Alaska View, 907-376-6787 Best Western, 907-373-1776 Grandview Inn & Suites, 907-357-7666 Miscellaneous Info: Practice available before shooting times.

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Host: Location: Directions:

Black Sheep Bowmen Elmendorph Air Force Base Recreational Center, Alaska Enter Boniface Security Gate, drive 1.2 miles, turn left onto 2nd St, go 2.1 miles to Elm Street. Turn right and go Recreational Bldg. #7271. Entrance to range faces runway to the east.

105th Ave. Tim Austin, 1710 S W 76th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607. Tel: 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914. E-mail: flarchery@earthlink.net Deadline: By mail: Must be postmarked by May 19, 2006. By phone through May 25, 2006. Late Registration: At host motel Friday evening, or at range by 7:00 am Saturday morning. Schedule: Saturday: 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am 28 Field, and 2:00 pm 14 Animal. Sunday: 8:00 am announcements and 8:30 am 28 Hunter. Accommodations: Host motel: Quality Inn, 3455 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608, 352-378-2405. Mention that you are with the “Archery Championship.” Miscellaneous Info: The host motel is on the south side of Williston Rd, immediately west of I-75, Exit 382, and is about 5 minutes from the range. Range is in a city park, and is closed from dusk to dawn. There is no on-site camping, but there are many campgrounds in the county. Registration:

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June 24-25, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Smoky Mountain Archers Maryville, TN From Maryville take US 441/129 south for 6 miles, then left on US 129 for 2.2 miles, then left on Walker School Rd for 0.5 miles, then right to Camp Tipton. Registration: Gordon Oland, 8851 Highland View Rd, Knoxville, TN 37938. Tel: 865-925-0138. E-mail: goland@staffingtech.com Deadline: None. At site, Friday evening, or by 9:00 am Saturday morning. Late Registration: Schedule: Shotgun start 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both days. 30 unmarked Saturday, 30 marked Sunday. Accommodations: Many motels at the airport area near Alcoa and Maryville. Miscellaneous Info: Camp Tipton is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and is close to the National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Knoxville.

KENTUCKY

Jerry Barr barebow@henderson.net

On December, 3, 2005, the Kentucky Archery Assoication held its annual meeting, to install officers and schedule major 2006 tournaments. The results are as follows: President: Lanny Shawler; Field Vice President, Tony Stone; Target Vice President, Glen Baxter; Sec/Tres, Lee Ellen Foster; Pro Rep Tony Foster; and NFAA Director, Jerry Barr. Major Tournaments: KAA Indoor, February 25-26 at Chickasaw Archery Club, Sheppardsville, KY. KAA Open, June 17th at Lakeland/Heartland LBL Range. KAA State Field August 12-13 at Chickasaw Archery Club, Sheppardsville, KY. The LBL Range is still in need of support to complete the back 14 targets — only 7 to go. Thanks!

SOUTH CAROLINA Dale Smith, Director sdalesmith@yahoo.com

May 27-28, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Gator Bowmen, Inc. 10404 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL Range is 3.4 miles southwest of I-75, Exit 382, on the right side of Williston Rd (SR 121). The driveway is just behind a right turn arrow, about 400 feet north of SW

The South Carolina Archery Association met October 23, 2005, and set th following SCAA tournament dates for 2006: Dates Tournament Jan 14-15 1st State Unmarked 3-D

Host Cedar Creek

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Dates Tournament Host Jan 28-29 State Vegas Indoor 600 Keowee Feb 17-19 State NFAA Indoor 600 Keowee Feb 25-26 2nd State Unmarked 3-D Swamp Fox Mar 18-19 3rd State Unmarked 3-D Little Mountain Apr 8-9 State 900 Round Sandune Apr 22-23 State International Round Swamp Fox Apr 29-30 SCBA 3-D Championship Rock’s Pond May 6-7 State Hunter Round Keowee May 20-21 State Field Round TAB @ Gray Court Jun 10-11 4th State Unmarked 3-D Sandune Jul 1-2 5th State Unmarked 3-D TAB Jul 8-9 6th State Unmarked 3-D Wateree Jul 22-23 7th State Unmarked 3-D Keowee Complete map and directions to all our clubs, as well as all Invitational Tournaments schedules are located on the SCAA webpages at http://clubs. bowhunting.net/SCAA/. For SCAA Shooter of the Year, you must shoot the same style all year to build points. You must shoot all field and indoor tournaments, as well as four of the seven State 3-D shoots. You are encouraged to shoot all seven, but only the four highest scores are counted. The 2005 Shooters of the Year for South Carolina are: Male Pro - Dan Renner; Male Freestyle - Jimmy Renner; Male BHFS - Randy Baker; Male Bowhunter - John Stone and Gene Davis (tie); Male Traditional - Tom Boruk; Male Master Senior - Bob Merck; Male Freestyle Limited - Joey Horvath; Youth Male Freestyle - Wayne Sanders. Get out and enjoy archery! There is a tournament every week — somewhere!

TENNESSEE

Oly Oland, Director goland@staffingtech.com

NFAA at a Night for Conservation Ron Welch and Oly Oland of the Smoky Mountain Archers of Knoxville, TN, represented their club and the NFAA at Bass Pro Shops Night for Conservation at their new Sevierville store. Sportsman groups from around the area were invited to present their agendas to the public during Bass Pro Shops grand opening of their newest Outdoor World superstore. 14,000 people passed though the doors on November 29th, and were given the opportunity to get information on what services were provided by the Smoky Mountain Archers and the NFAA. Many brochures and decals were handed out and a number of interested people signed up for a free pass of shooting at the Smoky Mountain club indoor facility.

SOUTHERN SECTION Lee Gregory, Councilman lee@dlprint.com

Sectional Tournament Info

2006 SOUTHERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 11-12, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Osage Archers RR 3, Box 9250, Bartlesville, OK 74003 From US 75, take Adams Rd (US 60) west to SR 123, then 1/8 mile on US 60. Range is in Armory Building on north side of road. Albert Nitz, RR 3, Box 9250, Bartlesville, OK 74003. Tel: 918-336-0898 March 4, 2006 Contact club. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, only if needed.

2006 SOUTHERN 3-D SECTIONAL May 20-21, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Wagoner Archery Club PO Box 705, Wagoner, OK 74477 From intersection of US 69 and SR 51, go 3.3 miles due east. Look for sign on north side of road. Registration: Charlie Burns, PO Box 705, Wagoner, Ok 74477. Tel: 918-639-1996 Deadline: May 15, 2006 Late Registration: At range, Friday, May 19, 5:30 to 7:00 pm Schedule: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both days (shotgun start). 20 targets each day, and you must shoot both days. Miscellaneous Info: For more info, contact Robert Wood at 918-857-5924 or Roger Hayes at 918 485-5728.

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Betty Grubbs The OSAA would like to recognize one of the greatest Barebow shooters in the history of the NFAA. Betty Grubbs was Oklahoma’s first NFAA champion. Betty won the National Field Championship in back-to-back years, competing at Watkins Glen in 1964 and 1965. Betty also won numerous State championships. Betty passed away in 1970, after setting the bar high not only for Barebow shooters, but for all archers. Jane Johnson A career mathematics teacher, Jane also taught archery at Casady school until retiring in 1991. Jane was an archery team leader in the 1983 US sports festival at Colorado Springs. As a National Judge she officiated at the 1986 Olympic Festival in Houston, the 1991 Festival in Los Angeles. and the 1995 Festival in Boulder. She was archery venue coordinator for the 1989 Olympic Festival in Oklahoma City. She was named Assistant Archery Commissioner at the 1993 Festival in San Antonio and Archery Commissioner at the 1994 Festival in St Louis. At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Jane participated as a scoring judge. She also served as an archery judge by invitation in Canada and Italy, and served on a jury of appeal at the Championships of America in Cuba. A long time member of the NAA Coach Development Committee, Jane participated in developing the curricula for NAA instructors. Jane was elected to the NAA Board of Governors in 1991, 1995, and again in 2001 to represent the South Region. She served as vice president of the NAA from 1995-1997, and as president from 1997-99. In 1998 Jane was elected a member of the board of the NAA Foundation, and is currently serving as its president.

2006 SOUTHWESTERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 24-25, 2006 Host: Location: Directions:

Las Vegas Archers Spring Mountain Range The Las Vegas Archers Spring Mountain Range is located on Highway 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. We are at the summit at Mountain Springs on the south side of the road behind the big silver gate. Registration: Las Vegas Archers, P.O. Box 28476, Las Vegas NV 89126 Tel: 702-565-5406 Deadline: June 12, 2006 Late Registration: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm, June 24, 2006 Schedule: Shoot starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 24th, and 8:00 am Sunday, June 25th Accommodations: Silverton Casino and Hotel Campgrounds: Limited dry camping on range on a first come, first served basis. Miscellaneous Info: Visit LasVegasArchers.com, or call 702-565-5406.

Brad Thompson Brad Thompson has been an avid archer and member of the Tulsa Archery Association since the 1970’s. Brad is one of the friendliest archers around and is an excellent ambassador for our sport. Brad has nine state titles in the freestyle and freestyle limited divisions. In 1998 Brad was bronze medalist in Veteran Freestyle Unlimited at the IFAA Word Indoor chammpionships. In 2000 Brad won the IFAA World Indoor and the NFAA National Indoor championships in Senior Male Freestyle Limited. Brad is a true friend of archery.

June 10-11, 2006 Host: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Trosper Archery Club 2201 SE Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73129 Take Exit 124 off I-35 east on Grand Blvd 1.5 miles. Range located on north side of road in Trosper Park. Dennis Lynch, 290 N Buffalo Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044. Tel: 405-282-3617. E-mail: dennis_lynch@sbcglobal.net June 2, 2006 Contact club for info. Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am announcements and 8:30 am start shooting, both days. All major motels in the area.

OKLAHOMA

Robert Wood, Director Robert.Wood@darbygroup.com

2005 Oklahoma State Archery Association Hall of Fame Inductees: Fred and Patsy Pocock As goes Fred and Patsy Pocock, so goes the OSAA. Without a doubt, Fred and Patsy are the backbone of our organization and have been for a number of years. They began their involvement in archery in 1966, and joined the NFAA that same year. Both later became life members. Patsy took over the OSAA in 1972, and except for a few months, has published the state newsletter ever since. Fred served as State parliamentarian for 8 years, state secretary from 1974 thru 1981, and has just recently taken the office again. Patsy was our classification secretary from 1975 to 1984 ... processing all state and national dues. In 1987 Fred and Patsy both received an award that no other Oklahoma NFAA member has received: the NFAA Medal of Merit. Since Fred’s retirement he operates the Arrow Shop. His main concern in his archery business is to make sure that people get started in archery on the

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right track. Fred has spent many hours helping others with instruction ... especially the kids. We cannot imagine the Oklahoma State Archery Association without Fred and Patsy.

TEXAS

Monty Heishman, Director barebow@att.net

NASP in Texas by Paula Dangler, President, TFAA barebow@sbcglobal.net On November 5, 2005 Texas Field Archery Association, along with our Texas National Archery in Schools program representatives, was invited to participate along with the National Rifle Association in an event put on by the Students for the 2nd Amendment. This took place at the National Shooting Complex just outside San Antonio. Norm McMinn brought a school setup with Genesis Bows, arrows, backstop and bow racks. Darrin Brown of Hips Targets donated targets. Ed and Paula Dangler, Norm Mcminn (NASP) and Councilman Lee Gregory, all participated with information on archery, instruction, and clubs associated with archery. It is so rewarding to see a young child or adult shoot a bow for the first time. Some of the parents were amazed at their child’s interest in the sport and could see the benefits of this being a family activity. NASP will be holding their first State Shoot in conjunction with the TFAA State Indoor Championship in February 2006.

SOUTHWESTERN SECTION Jerry Miller, Councilman swcman1@verizon.net

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I WANT TO SQUEAK OUT A FEW MORE POINTS

A SPIN-OFF OF A LETTER SENT TO A LONG-TIME CLOSE FRIEND W H O A S K E D M Y A D V I C E A B O U T H I S I N D O O R TA R G E T F A C E S suggests you are already in control and just searching for 4 points on 3 bad shots during 3 contiguous Vegas rounds someone else to blame as so many do. Congratulations on is extremely good. I would like to remind you that after achieving what I consider to be one of the hardest parts you do manage to reach the point where you can post to learn. Of the 90 hits I noted that 61 were completely inside perfect scores regularly, there is only one direction to go then, DOWN, so you must also learn to expect to be the 10 ring line and of the 29 that touched the line only 9 had their absolute hole-center outside of the line, nice disappointed on occasion. After studying the 9 faces of your 3 Vegas target sheets, I shooting! Of course there was the –2 hit in the red at 1 do have a few thoughts and this seemed the best way since o’clock, the 9 for 1 down at 1:30 and another at 1 o’clock in a one-on-one we’d continually become sidetracked. for your 4 points down for a 298.6 average of 3 rounds or an 896 of 900 duplicating a complete “Las Vegas” tournament score. Dear XXXX, In case you don’t realize it, “minus” a mere

YOU DID GOOD MY FRIEND. You said you used the same 3 arrows throughout, but not at any particular face. It is apparent that each of those 3 arrows were virtually identical, at least none varied any worse than the radius of the very small inner X ring at 20 yards. The reason I can believe that is because all three arrows were certainly shot more than once on each of the 9 faces and if any of the 3 were flawed to impact consistently high, low, left or right there could not possibly be a clean blank area at every clock position INSIDE the 10 ring but outside the smaller X ring area. That is, all areas inside the 10 ring were left unblemished on some portions of the 9 targets combined. Pictured is the only target with a 300 score on it that Figure 1. The only 300 score on the 3 faces. Only 2 hits had their centerin itself reveals that every “area of the clock” in the outer point outside the 10 ring line. Anyone could be proud of such a target. Bigger shafts do more damage and make it difficult to score accurately. portion inside the 10 ring is clean if you combine all A good archer I know likes the smaller arrows because it is easier to keep 3 faces. As I see it, if one of the 3 arrows continually them “all-the-way-inside” the scoring ring without touching it. impacted high-right in error for example, there could not There were no practice ends on these targets, which made possibly be a any clean areas at 1 and 2 o’clock inside the it easier for me, and of the 9 faces the 90 hits for the 3 10 ring, but there is, on all 3 target sheets. The good thing about always shooting the same arrow at rounds revealed that you are already a pretty darned solid shooter. The fact that you both realized exactly when the same face is that any defect that arrow has that causes you made your 3 bad shots and also admitted you did it, it to always hit high-left for example, will quickly become 42 Archery Magazine February/March 2006

extremely accurate in confirming your peep is still the obvious, small as it may be. The flip side is that we tend to EXACT same distance above the nocking point and is aim at and hit the holes already present, which is why it is also TIED IN SECURELY. Check to be certain your “illegal” to purposely hand-create a dark spot within your centershot control is locked solid and your arrowrest and damaged face and why I suggest that it is very beneficial sight screws are all present and tight. You get the idea, to make “good starting holes” with your earlier practice no one will ever know you did everything perfectly if shots. However when you get a hole started off-center you you lose points because you allowed something move or can use it to increase you intensity by trying to aim at the come apart. edge of the hole in an effort to “move” it over to a more • STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOALS. Consider that centered location. everyone there can shoot equally well and that it is a not There are those who use a small aiming dot in their a game of who can shot the best but of who MAKES scope and can aim at a very small point, or between 2 THE FEWEST NUMBER OF MISTAKES. holes or at the end of a line of holes in order to “move” the hole but not everyone can do that. Others use a larger • MENTALLY. Have a goal for the day and at least to yourself, count only POINTS DOWN, not points aiming dot on their scope lens and merely center-up the gained. entire gold area. If you use this method you really need • DON’T TINKER. You can’t do well with a “basketto see the surrounding red area to avoid “floating around case” bow on every outing. Your bow can be exactly loose” inside the gold with nothing to reference from. like that scoped hunting rifle in your cabinet if you can learn to also leave it alone as much as possible. You PLACE YOUR FEET CONSISTENTLY. Perfect don’t fire the rifle once and adjust something and fire alignment on the center of the target can reduce the again and adjust something else nor do your continually chance of inadvertently under-correcting for a miss in the experiment with different ammunition every time you opposite direction while trying to “muscle” a shot off to use it. Keep the pipe wrenches, chisels and hammers in one side. You had about an equal number high and low in your quiver and try your best to use the bow as it is and the 10 ring and the only high hit worth mentioning was if it appears to need work try only compensating with that really high “red tomato” hit during the “terrible shot” sight settings during the competition. you described. Of the 3 bad shots and hits you had all were just slightly to the right, which could suggest that you may continued on page 44 have only one area to work on since all were to the right. Since all of your lost points occurred only on 2 of the 3 Ragsdale & Associates left side faces could be taken as a clue. So I will suggest you work on more consistent foot stance positions. • INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, At a greater distance of 40 or 50 yards, mark your foot placements and draw and anchor until comfortable, then • EXPERT WITNESS PROGRAM OPEN YOUR EYES. If not pointing directly in-line Ragsdale & Associates with the center Vegas face at that instant, keep moving and marking your foot positions until you are on that 14230 Shadow Bay Drive spot every time you open your eyes at full draw. You get Willis, TX 77318-7406 the idea, if you have to swing left for the left face the 888-407-3084 tendency is to bounce back to the right to center or back 936-856-0928 to the left if chasing the right side face. On multi-faced email: ArcherySleuth@wmconnect.com indoor target sheets some competitors carry it to the point where they actually mark the floor to bring the forward foot consistently left or right in pursuit of a more direct position. Even if improvement is not apparent it can still serve to keep you busy and focused on what you are doing. Memorizing and applying the best foot position angle for the single dot targets outdoors takes extra effort. TRY SOME OF THESE SUGGESTIONS: • CHECK THINGS BEFOREHAND. Before the first shot of any day check your bow setup closely. When the limb weight bolt head positions have not backed out it usually indicates that the nocking point will read where it was unless it has slipped in the bowstring. Be

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Ragsdale's Straight Shots continued from page 43 • NUMBER YOUR ARROWS. I talk about this a lot, it’s SO important. Shoot them ALL in practice. Enough to know which you consider “good” and which you are sure always miss and those of which you are not sure about. They need to be checked after EVERY SHOT, PARTICULARLY CARBON ARROWS. If you are not sure what “EVERY SHOT” means, look it up in the dictionary. • SIGHT SETTINGS. Aim at the edge of a black paper and don’t mark it until you nip the edge on every shot. “Close” is NOT GOOD ENOUGH, use the edge of a black hunter face for extra refinement! Learn how to get a perfect printed sight tape at <www.archersadvantage. com>. • DON’T TAKE YOUR RELEASE AID FOR GRANTED. Don’t do as so many of us tend to do, check it closely and often. It is also wise to have a backup release of the same model that you are certain will not cause the impact areas to change, which is not nearly as easy as you might think! • CONSIDER USING A NOCKING LOOP WITH YOUR RELEASE AID. Both the tie-on-rope or metal clamp-on type will suffice. These add a number of fringe benefits that add to equipment consistency and reliability. During your next major reconstruction I can’t overemphasize their value enough. A more consistent nocking point location, no chance of nock fall-off while drawing or aiming and not having to re-snap the nock back on the string after a letdown was more than enough to sell me. For more info on using these go to <www. bowhunting.net/bobragsdale/ragsdale.html> and click on INSTANT ANSWERS. Then enter NOCKING LOOP in the SEARCH FOR window and read all that seem to apply.

Figure 2. The rope can’t pull out of your release now, it’s no longer on it. Note also that the nock slot is now never too short so it cannot be “pinched” off the string because there is equal pressure above and below and the string travels vertical through the nock’s slot.

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Easton Press Release continued from page 6 “Just when I thought my Axis arrows couldn’t be improved, Easton engineers design the ‘Full Metal Jacket.’ It’s like an Axis arrow on steroids, and it performs like one!” said Eichler. “From Alaskan brown bear, to mountain caribou, to big whitetail bucks, the kinetic energy and penetration I’ve experienced with the FMJ’s are absolutely incredible. FMJ’s knockdown power turns marginal hits into devastating, lethal shots.” Fellow Easton Prostaff hunter, Phil Phillips had this to say about the revolutionary FMJ. “My reoccurring shoulder problems made it difficult to shoot because of the pain in pulling my Axis carbon arrows out of 3D targets. But the ‘Easy Out’ target removal feature of the Axis Full Metal Jacket makes shooting painless and fun again.” Axis Full Metal Jacket™is the best of all worlds— the straightness and consistency of an aerospace metal jacket, the durability and speed of carbon, and the ultra-small diameter benefits of Hidden Insert Technology. Check out the Axis Full Metal Jacket™ carbon arrow revolution today at your local archery pro shop, and feel the difference of a metal-jacketed Axis carbon arrow. You may also call or write Easton Technical Products at 5040 Harold Gatty Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116, 801-539-1400 for a FREE Easton product guide. Or, visit Easton Technical Products at http://www.easton.com. Beman 9.3—The Affordable, All-Carbon Line-Cutter Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2005— Beman, first in carbon arrows, expands their target line with the addition of the new, large-diameter Beman 9.3™. Beman 9.3 is the affordable, big-bore target arrow designed to catch the 10-ring and pick up a few extra points on the 3D and target range. So you better check it out before the competition does—it’s stronger, more accurate and a great value. The Beman 9.3 has a large, 9.3-millimeter diameter that is FITA legal and provides target & 3D shooters the advantage of a fast, carbon line-cutter equipped with the accurate Super UNI Nock System to protect the nock of the shaft. Whether you are a serious target archer, or just like spending time shooting 3D targets at your local archery range, the Beman 9.3 can improve your score without breaking the bank. Beman 9.3—Big diameter, big performance and only from Beman. For more information on Beman’s 2006 line-up of carbon arrows, check out your local archery pro shop. You may also call or write Beman at 5040 Harold Gatty Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116. Or visit the Beman online at http://www.beman.com.

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by Paul Davison

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hen I was talking with a good target archer at the Las Vegas Shoot, he said, “I was too nervous to shoot well. I would love to be able to simulate the excitement level that I experienced the first day on the line, so I

tightest group possible. That will transfer into the best score that you are capable of shooting. You can’t ask anymore of yourself than that. I like the way my son, Vic, responded to a reporter after the gold medal match at the

By Terry Wunderle

Metrication of the NFAA Conversion to the Metric System There were three major issues facing the NFAA in the mid 1970’s, two of which were subjects of previous Nostalgia Corner articles: 1. “The 5-3 field face is too easy.” See Oct/Nov 2002 issue. 2. “What about amateurism in the NFAA?” See Aug/Sep 2004 issue. And, 3. “How does the NFAA respond to the Metric Conversion Act of 1975?” Although the Metric Conversion Act did not require mandatory conversion to the metric system over a ten-year period, it implemented a process of voluntary conversion throughout the United States ... public and private. The NFAA took this to heart, and at the annual Board of Directors meeting in February 1976, there was a Metric Committee in place. Its mission was to look at everything in the NFAA rules for possible conversion from English units to metric units. Conversion of target face dimensions was easy. Since the scoring rings on the Field and Hunter faces were being changed anyway (see No. 1, above), why not make the faces metric? The 24-, 18-, 12- and 6-inch faces went to the slightly larger 65-, 50-, 35- and 20-cm face diameters, respectively. Likewise, it was easy to change the 16-inch NFAA Indoor face to a 40-cm equivalent. Conversion of shooting distances was a different story. Should the NFAA follow the NAA and make a one-for-one conversion of “yards” to “meters?” This would add about 10% to all outdoor shooting distances, making scoring 46 Archery Magazine February/March 2006

more difficult; but, on the other hand, the new target faces are about 10% larger, making scoring easier. Mostly because of the argument that hundreds of NFAA clubs had no way to increase the size of their field ranges, the Metric Committee recommended adoption of the “whole-meter-to-the-nearest-yard” conversion scheme. For example, 20 yards would become 18 meters, 45 yards would become 41 meters, and 80 yards would become 73 meters. These “odd” distances would then render all 28 Field and Hunter 20-pins obsolete, plus the perfect 15-pins for the International Round, as well as all similar State Association “perfect” pin programs. These non-traditional shootings distances, coupled with the added cost for new 20/15-pin dies and inventory, did not sit well with the NFAA Directors. Although the whole-meter-to-the-nearestyard proposal finally won out, there was never an agreement on the change-over date. It kept getting pushed forward a year at a time. Since they didn’t have to think about it, NFAA members could accept the metric target faces. On the other hand, thinking about metric shooting distances was too much for the average archer. The NFAA just wasn’t ready for 100% metrication. Neither was the rest of the United States public. All efforts to metricate the US were abandoned in 1981. Any previous Nostalgia Corner article may be viewed at www.stringwalker.net.

Pre-Tournament Preparation could prepare for it.” Some tournaments are won and many are lost weeks before the event. At the big tournaments, most people experience the effects of too much anxiety. The anxiety starts long before the tournament and builds until the tournament is underway. Most people think of the tournament in terms of winning or shooting a high score. This is what causes anxiety. The apprehension in turn causes muscle tension and/or loss of focus. An archer must limit the anxiety level by putting more emphasis on the performance, rather than the results of the performance. Every time you think of a big tournament, think in terms of you executing every shot with perfect form. True, nearly everyone wants to win or shoot a high score. This is not the problem. The problem develops when you give winning more attention than producing a perfect shot. Winning and score are part of the game; however, they are not the primary component. Shooting the best that you are capable of shooting is the main element. So when you think of going to the next big tournament, put your first emphasis on the most important part. Think, “I will shoot each shot with perfect form.” This should be the goal that you strive to achieve. If you do shoot each and every shot the best that you are capable of shooting, then you will shoot the

Olympics. The reporter asked, “How does it feel to lose the gold medal?” Vic replied, “I didn’t lose the gold. I shot good and won the silver. He shot better and won the gold.” To help prepare for big tournaments, give practice more importance. When you practice, pretend you are starting a national continued on page 48

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the Shot Doctor continued from page 47 championship. Try to feel the excitement associated with the event. Try to raise the excitement level in your mind and the value of each arrow that you are preparing to shoot. Then concentrate and focus on perfect shot execution. Practicing in this manner will teach you how to control your nervousness and focus your attention in the right direction. When you go to the next small tournament, treat it as the national championship. Also, when you think of the tournament and when preparing for the tournament, think of it as the national championship. True, you will be building anxiety, but to some degree you will be doing the same thing when the real championship comes. When you think of the championship, try to picture yourself shooting every shot with perfect form. In other words, shooting your best possible form should be synonymous with shooting the championship. This should help prepare you mentally for shooting the big tournaments. You will have experienced the nervousness and you will know how to get it under control. This will help foster the confidence you need in your ability to focus and duplicate the shot. An hour or so before the start of a big competition sit down and shoot the whole tournament mentally. See and feel yourself shooting every shot with perfect form. Visualize the arrow hitting the desired mark. This will help place your priorities and thought patterns where they should be...shooting perfect form.

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