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October/November 2011 Vol. 31 • No. 4 © 2011 NFAA®
from the president’s desk
the rifle side of considering a crossbow
the brothers wilde
A MESSAGE FROM BRUCE CULL AN INTERvIEW WITH P L HOLEHAN | DEBRA SIELOFF AT THE BIG SkY OPEN | TOOTIE BRABEC
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COVER STORY 2011 Men’s Champion Reo Wilde.
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GreetinGs FeLLoW ArcHers!
I’m glad to report exciting news for the vegas Shoot this year. We will be hosting the FITA World Indoor February 5 through 9 and the World Cup Finals on February 11. Expectations are that an additional 400 to 500 international archers will attend this year’s events. The World Cup Finals will be the culmination of three qualifers; Singapore is the frst leg of the three-part event. The dates are December 10-11, 2011 and it is an open tournament; anyone can participate. The second event is The Tournament of Nimes, France from January 20 through 22, 2012; and the fnal is the vegas Shoot. To compete in the Indoor World Cup Finals, archers must attend either the Singapore tournament or the Nimes tournament and fnish with the vegas Shoot in February. This event brings together elite archers from all around the world and showcases the best in indoor archery the world has to offer. For more information or to register, please go to www. worldarchery.org. During our WAF Board meeting in September, we discussed the divisions of shooting and money payback for the vegas Shoot. Divisions will remain the same for 2012 with a standardized payback based on the registrations from the prior year. In addition to the Lucky Dog (899 shooters), any Championship Division archer who shoots a score of 900 will receive a minimum payback of $1,000. The vegas Trade Show will be set up in a unique location this year—at the top of the South Point Arena, overlooking the championship shooting lines. As in the past, BCY and Gordon Composites will host the Bowhunter Hall of Fame induction cocktail party, and Saturday, the 11th the WAF will once again host the Archers Appreciation Party with food and prizes for everyone. Don’t miss it! The WAF First Dakota Bank Classic will be held in Yankton at the NFAA/Easton Archery Center on July 7 and 8, 2012. Plan to arrive on the 4th for our huge freworks display. Your NFAA Councilmen came to Yankton in September 4 ARcheRy MAgAzine
to help with our second annual Ted Nugent kamp for kids. This is a great event to introduce young people to outdoor activities. In addition to archery, the kids went fshing, tracking, air rife, trap shooting, learned frst aid and, thanks to Tom Saunders, they learned how to shoot slingshots. During our planning meeting, we discussed the need to better inform State Directors and NFAA members about the differences and purposes of the three corporations under the umbrella of the NFAA. Our NFAA Directors meeting this year will include a presentation with information about the NFAA Association, the WAF, Inc. (World Archery Festival), and the NFAA Foundation. I’m happy to announce that the Yankton Archery Center will be expanded to include warehouse space and the world’s frst 70-meter indoor range. This expansion is part of our efforts to be designated as a Community Olympic Development Program. We are also working with city and county offcials to rebuild our feld ranges that were damaged by the summer foods. The Council reviewed the results of the Directors’ mail-in vote. Item #1 was approval of the budget. A simple majority was needed to pass and the fnal vote was 26 yes to 10 no. Item #2 was in regard to the defnition of a guest. A weighted two-thirds majority was needed for the item to pass (needed 27 to pass). The fnal weighted vote was 24 yes, 16 no with 1 abstain. Item #3 was in regard to arrow size. A simple majority was needed to pass. Final vote was 30 yes, 9 no and 1 abstain. This rule is will take effect 30 days after publication of the rule in Archery Magazine. The new arrow size rule reads: Maximum arrow shaft diameter allowed in NFAA competition will be 0.422 inches, with point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches. The shaft diameter will include any wrap placed on the arrow and will include the size of the nock and the nock insert. Plan now to attend all the NFAA and WAF tournaments this year. Watch the mail for your tournament book or go to www.feldarchery.com for all the information and to register. n
the Rifle side of »consideRing A cRossboW: an interview with P l holehan DEBRA SIELOFF
crossboW sHootinG is GAininG popuLArity. You can see them in NFAA tournaments, as well as other archery organization events. Crossbow hunting is also blazing hot among the hunting community. Some say it is because crossbow options give people a chance to get in the woods during archery season when they had trouble doing so in the past—maybe due to of their physical limits or personal challenges shooting archery tackle. Whatever the reason, crossbows have their appeal to many people. I use them once in a while for hunting. They’ve helped me earn all-time record book “Top Ten” status in Safari Club International on game that I doubted I could have taken with a 50 lb. compound bow at the time. If you think that you’re getting caught up in the crossbow mania—as many have—and before you run to the continued on page 6
INSET: Sieloff acknowledges trigger training for the crossbow hunt helped produce a steady trigger pull when forced to borrow a rife after her crossbow became too damaged to safely hunt.
Sieloff took this SCI Record Book hippopotamus in Mozambique with a rife after her weapon-of-choice, a crossbow, received damage and was rendered unsafe.
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Top two photos: Patrick Holehan, an avid archery hunter and custom rife builder, shown with an archery pronghorn taken in New Mexico. Bottom left: Gary Witherspoon, Swarvoksi rep, takes a Coues deer with a PH Holehan rife. Bottom right: John Zent, with NRA publications, on a Gould’s Turkey Hunt in Mexico with Patrick Holehan.
store to buy a crossbow, there are several things about the equipment to consider. First, whether you are competing with a crossbow or hunting with it, review the rules and regulations of the shooting or hunting agency that oversees what you are doing. Here’s your frst tip before you buy a crossbow: make sure it is legal where you want to hunt. Always check the hunting regulations where you plan to hunt and know before you buy whether or not the equipment complies with all current rules. Some rules and regulations are specifc, and others are quite lax. For example, the State of Tennessee has the following regulations that cover crossbows: Longbows, compound bows, crossbows, recurve bows and other bows drawn or held by a mechanical device. Hunting arrows and bolts with broadheads shall be of a barbless design and shall have sharpened blades. Pretty open ended. Tournament shooting will be very detailed as to what is allowed in the crossbow division. Check the shooting regulations of the associations where you’re planning to join their crossbow division events. For example, NFAA has crossbow rules. See the 6 ARcheRy MAgAzine
rules in the highlighted box. Let’s say that you have reviewed your requirements. Now, let’s divide the crossbow into two sets of technologies: archery and rife. We do that because a crossbow incorporates technologies and concepts from both. From the archery perspective, there are the limbs, string, and bolt (much like an arrow). This applies to all crossbows. In recurve-style crossbows, the limbs will accommodate that type of single string set-up that is held on by loops on each end of the bow. For compound-style crossbows, there will be cables and pulleys added to the mix. Each type of crossbow tunes very much like you would expect a bow of that style to tune. An archery shop can assist in the tuning of the crossbow, if that is a question in your mind. Now to the rife-related aspects of crossbows. Stocks and triggers are well understood by people in the world of rifes. It’s where we get modern technology and inspiration. Many archers have never purchased a rife, nor might they have experience with them. You may want to take a class on rife
shooting at a local gun club, or go out when they have demonstration days that are open to the general public. You can get some experience learning about rife ft, balance, trigger pull and safety. For this, we turn to custom rife builder, professional hunting guide, and avid archery hunter Patrick Holehan of PL Holehan Inc. Custom Rifes and ‘Gone Huntin Outftters (www.plholehancustomrifes.com) of Tucson, AZ to talk to us about rife designs in crossbows. For some background, Holehan is a custom rife builder and professional hunting outftter who has guided hunters internationally, including guiding the editors and writers of American Hunter, Outdoor Life, Sports Afeld and Safari. Holehan’s group also hunts Desert BigHorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Mountain lion, javelin and Goulds Turkey. Holehan’s hunting operations in Mexico specialize in Coues Deer, several of which are in B&C and SCI Record Books. For example, Archie Nesbitt, Safari Club International (SCI) Archery Chairman and world famous international hunter has hunted Coues deer from his Mexican camp. Holehan’s unique background made him a good resource for an article like this on crossbows. I like to say “When seeking information, go to an expert.” Patrick’s Rifes have been featured in articles by noted hunting authors like Bob Robb, Diana Rupp, Steve Comus, Wayne vanzwool and John Zent in features such as The Guns of SCI (and the prices are valued well into the tens of thousands of dollars). I caught up with Patrick to discuss the rife aspect of crossbow shopping, because the crossbow integrates many aspects of rife design in the stock, trigger and ft. Here is our conversation:
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debrA sieLoFF (ds): Patrick, you can relate to people who cannot shoot a bow—for whatever reason—and who want to experience an archery-like hunt. They want to be out when it is quiet.
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ds: You are an exceptional quality rife builder. Those are real show pieces. But I know what you mean about the ability of being spontaneous and having archery-only seasons. Hunting gets inside you, and having more opportunity to hunt because you’re an archer is great. » pH: My love for rife hunting and building rifes has guided my working career, but I have enjoyed archery hunting since I was a teenager. ds: Let’s talk about your roots as a professional custom rife builder. There are many kinds of rifes. What types of rifes do you build? » pH: Classic hunting rifes. There are many ideas as to what a rife should look like, from the butt to the muzzle and all of those dimensions in-between. I have designed my rifes to be classic in every way. I have six models in my line. Five are built with high-grade wood, and I have one synthetic stocked model. I tried to cover the gamut of rife hunting applications. ds: And what many people don’t realize is that in the world of rifes, experts like you can customize the ft. » pH: Yes. The ft of a rife is so import when shooting, from a good rest to throwing it up for a quick shot. ds: Meaning? » pH: Meaning the overall ft of the rife to your body, how you fnd the sights, the feel of the grip and forearm and how the action works for you. These are a few of the particulars that need to be addressed to achieve a natural ft. I build a classic custom rife designed with lines that I feel will ft most shooters.
Clockwise from top: Crossbows can be effective for hunting, especially when ft for balance and performance. PH Holehan custom rife illustrates the characteristics of a classic rife, a distant relative to the crossbow, with similar characteristics, including stock, trigger and scope. Crossbows should have safety mechanisms to prevent accidental frings.
They want that spot and stalk hunt, or to sit quietly in a blind, and just try to get that up-close-and-personal experience of archery. » pAtricK HoLeHAn (pH): For sure. I do love rife hunting, which has defned my professional working life, but archery hunting has offered me more time in the feld. Archery allows me to do things where I could play with the gear in my shop and shoot in peace and quiet of the back yard, rather than go to a gun range. Then there’s the advantage of the archery season, itself—those seasonal hunting times I wouldn’t normally be able to take advantage of if hunting strictly with frearms. 8 ARcheRy MAgAzine
ds: There’s nothing like being on a hunt, having game moving in and out, and there’s the shooter still wiggling the stock, or the cheek piece or something to get lined up to shoot. Some of that takes time, and the rife can get heavy. » pH: The balance of a well ft custom rife is important. I shoot for the balance point to be at or just behind the front guard screw—the center of the rife, so the weight isn’t out in front too far, or too much in the rear. The rife should lay in the palm of your hand, and be balanced at the mid- point. If the balance is off, one way or another, it can affect different shooting situations and make them diffcult. ds: That balance is important to crossbow selection too, because if there is weight in the front, the archer could constantly struggle with the tendency of the bow to want to drop. Crossbows are often front heavy. » pH: I don’t see how it is possible to build them without being front heavy. There’s a bow on the end. Crossbow manufacturers would have to build the stock pieces heavy in the back and build the bows much lighter in the front to achieve a
closer balance. ds: So what could a person who is shooting something that is front heavy do to help create a balance? » pH: Well, you can’t modify the bow part of the crossbow. ds: Right. It would probably void the warranty and possibly create a safety hazard. A crossbow shopper could consider the lengths of limbs and size of cams or pulleys to determine if the weights of those things are affecting the balance and try a crossbow that is lighter by design. » pH: The best option is to have a professional add weight to the butt of the crossbow stock. It might sound fanatical, but if you want to create a good balance and there’s a fxed weight on one end (your bow), the option is to install a counterweight. ds: I imagine that it would not be a balance in the absolute center of the crossbow. » pH: The point is probably closer to the front. But moving the balancing point closer to the shooter, rearward, trying to get it closer to center would help stabilize the way the crossbow aims. ds: Right, like regular archery competitors use weights in their
stabilizers to create a more stable aiming situation. The overall mass of the bow weighs more, but the stability and balance gain can often offset the added ounces in the physical weight. » pH: I would think that the crossbow shooter’s goal would be to shift that balance from the front, where in extreme cases your balance point is as far forward as being near the place where the bow attaches to the stock, back toward the center. ds: When shopping for a crossbow, then, it is important to check whether it balances or is too heavy in the front for you to aim “off hand.” » pH: Get the actual crossbow in your hands and evaluate it. If you’re shopping a store that has several models, compare how the crossbows hold for you. Consider whether you like the shorter forearm bows to longer bows. Check the balance of the bow for you and decide which of your options provides the best balance when you’re standing in the shooting position for, say, 10 – 20 seconds. ds: What about adding weight? » pH: Making the stock heavier can be done. ds: What can you do to add weight? » pH: Add density to the butt of the crossbow stock. For ex-
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Crossbow rules 1. A foot stirrup is allowed, even if not original manufacturer’s equipment. 2. The use of mechanical spanning (cocking) aids is permitted. 3. A fxed or universally adjustable butt hook/plate may be used provided: (1) It does not rest on and is not supported by the shoulder; and (2) It does not encircle any part of the body or limbs. 4. An adjustable palm rest or handle is allowed provided it does not extend beyond or envelop the wrist. 5. Balance weights, extension rods (stabilizers), and torque fight compensators are allowed provided they do not interfere with another competitor and that they do not touch anything but the crossbow. 6. String attachments are allowed (separate string loops, archery type nock-sets, or center nocking points) so long as they are not made from hard solid materials. 7. A kisser button may be mounted on the stock to check head position, and a liquid level may be used in the line of sight. 8. An eye blinder may either be attached to the person or the crossbow, and tinted lenses (flters) may be a part of the crossbow sight, but must be capable of being checked at any time by a tournament offcial. Prescription spectacles, shooting spectacles and tinted glasses may NOT be ftted with micro-hole lenses or similar
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devices, nor marked in any way which could assist in aiming. Prod bracing strings (bastard strings) may be used. Slings and straps to steady the crossbow may NOT be used. Attachments are NOT allowed that are designed to guide the string along the track/stock, i.e. any form of sledge, bead or another attachment designed to control lateral string movement along the track. A track cover may be used to keep the track dry. All clothing shall be loose ftting and shall not give support to any part of the body. A track suit may be worn. The use of personal stereo or radio equipment for music or self-coaching is not permitted while on the shooting line in competition (or offcial practice). A competitor may wear a maximum of two belts, one frm ftting to support clothing and a second loose ftting to support a quiver. Following items are not allowed: 1) Pistol Crossbows. 2) Electronic Equipment or Components while on the shooting line except as specifcally otherwise listed. 3) Compound prods and prod assemblies with mechanical moving parts. 4) Attachments designed to guide the string along the track/stock. 5) Slings or Straps to steady the Crossbow. 6) Magnifying
Sights. 7) Micro-hole lenses, similar devices, or marks in prescription eye wear. 8) Corrective Lenses as part of the Crossbow. 9) vertical Crossbows (vertically mounted prod assemblies). 10) Special shooting gloves. The wearing of fnger protection for spanning the Crossbow is permitted, but must be removed during the act of shooting. Crossbow bolts/arrows will be made from any safe material and of such design as not to cause unreasonable damage to target butts. Points shall have a minimum weight of 80 grains weight and be of either bullet or feld point shape. The minimum total weight of the bolt shall be that recommended in the manufacturer’s literature. Slip-over Points (point diameter larger than shaft diameter) are not permitted. Mini mum bolt length 355 mm (12 inches). Maximum bolt length 610 mm (24 inches) Bolts must be ftted with fetches. There is no restriction as to size or number. All bolts in a set shall be made to the same specifcations and colors. All bolts being shot in an end must have identical fetch sizes and colors with respect to each bolt. All bolts shall bear the name or initials of the competitor to whom they belong. Such markings shall be on each fetch.
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Patrick Holehan, custom rife builder, takes this archery Coues deer.
ample, the rear most section of the stock is a perfect place. Just behind where your cheek rests when you aim, is a place. Let’s say your crossbow stock is 3 or 4 inches long and about 1 1⁄2 inches wide. A trained gunsmith could beef up the proportions of the stock’s width to add weight without changing the ft of the crossbow. This would be something you’d want to do with nearly any of the current manufactured bows. ds: Is more to balance than the weight in the front?
» pH: Yes. There’s a lot of movement that goes on in hunting. When you shop for a crossbow, make sure that you can stay balanced, too. Personally, see where the balance of the crossbow is when you bring it up and have to swing around. That’s how I build a rife. ds: You have to get the total effect. » pH: Feel it. Make sure it doesn’t fall forward, or it doesn’t feel awkward to shoot from an offhand position (without weights). Pick it up. Move around from side to side in the store. Pick targets and see if it stays steady in an offhand position or if it feels heavy in an offhand position—and tires you. ds: Shifting gears to the rife trigger. Crossbows have a trigger that is more like a rife trigger than anything. What would you say to a potential crossbow owner about trigger choice? » pH: I look at the pressure it takes to shoot. ds: That pressure of the fnger against the trigger? Should it be light or heavy? » pH: I like a 2.5 pound trigger, which is too light for the average hunter. The person who shoots a lot and knows his equipment can use a light trigger effectively. A new crossbow shooter would be safer with a heavier trigger. The last thing that you want is a trigger that is shot by accident. On the other hand, you won’t want a trigger that is too stiff. It is hard to hold the bow steady because you are placing so much pressure on the trigger that you nearly have to jam it to get it to go off. ds: That causes torque in the shot and can cause you to miss. » pH: If the trigger is not adjustable, check with the manufacturer to see if the trigger mechanisms can be worked on without affecting the warranty. This might seem like trial and error. Fire some bolts through it. Don’t just check for stiffness, continued on page 31
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North American Field Archery Championships .............. Dec 9-11 ..............................Homestead, Florida
2012 NFAA Council and Board of Directors Meeting............... Feb 4-7 ....................................... Las vegas, Nv FitA World cup ................................................... Feb 5-11 ............................... Las Vegas, nV the Vegas shoot ................................................. Feb 10-12 .............................. Las Vegas, nV Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ........................................ Feb 25-26 ................................ various Locations Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional....................................... March 3-4 ................................ various Locations Midwest Indoor Sectional ............................................ Feb 25-26 ................................ various Locations New England Indoor Sectional .................................... April 13-15 ..................................Lunenberg, MA Northwest Indoor Sectional ....................................... March 10-11 .............................. various Locations Southeast Indoor Sectional ......................................... March 9-11 ............................... various Locations Southern Indoor Sectional ......................................... March 10-11 .............................. various Locations Southwest Indoor Sectional ....................................... January 1-31 .............................. various Locations nFAA indoor national championships ......... march 31-April 1 .......................... Louisville, Ky Southeast 3D Sectional ............................................... April 14-15 ............................... various Locations Southwest Outdoor Sectional ......................................May 19-20........................................................... Southeast Outdoor Sectional .......................................May 25-26........................................................... Southern Outdoor Sectional .........................................June 9-10..............................Oklahoma City, Ok Big Sky Open, Grand Junction .....................................June 15-17............................ Grand Junction, CO Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional .....................................June 16-17........................................................... Mid Atlantic Outdoor Sectional....................................June 16-17........................................................... New England Outdoor Sectional ..................................June 16-17........................................................... Northwest Outdoor Sectional ......................................June 16-17........................................................... Midwest Outdoor Sectional .........................................June 23-24........................................................... First dakota national bank classic ......................July 7-8 ...................................yankton, sd nFAA national Field championships ..................July 25-29 ......................mechanicsburg, pA Please visit www.nfaa-archery.org for complete details and tournament information.
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tHe biG sKy open is A diFFerent And unique tournAment. From the v-Formation, to the competition and fight paybacks to the DoubleTree Hotel, it’s what makes returning archers come back for more. Two events, besides the regular competition, completes the intermarry of the Big Sky Open and adds further enhancement to the monies given away at the tournament. The frst event Friday evening is a “GoForIt” clay pigeon opener -- a fun round designed as a warm-up for those entered in the individual two-day competition as well as those who are not entered and just want to shoot clay pigeons. The event is shared with spectators who love the excitement of hearing the clays shatter by fying arrows. The line-up was fantastic and from the amazed to the confdent, all enjoyed the two-hour event. Idaho always has their best representation of good archers at the Big Sky Open and in this event Nicolas Annen won the Men’s Championship and Lindsay Argyle won the Women’s. Steve Christian of Missouri topped the Flights. With all that was happening, not a single archer broke every clay in their sights so no “Perfect 50’s Club” pins were awarded this year. Darn! To the strains of the National Anthem sung by Cheyenne Brabec, the main two-day competition started promptly at 8:30 Saturday morning. Big Sky announcer, Linda Marten, picked up where Cheyenne left off by thanking our sponsors and advertisers. As archers gathered around the Grand Mesa Bowmen’s Chuck Wagon, Linda set about assigning groups in fve-minute intervals. Thus, the real competitive shooting at three sizes of colored targets, set in a vformation began. Everyone’s goal: to shoot a perfect total of 600! The wild weather patterns of 2011 kicked up quite a gale for the tournament, but hey, this is target archery in the great outdoors. The challenge was again met by the many who love shooting targets in such a wonderful setting the DoubleTree Hotel provides (now this is camping!). As the competition wore on, it was evident the Brothers Wilde were not slacking in the competition. Wedging a gap between » Logan Wilde, left, gives an emotional hug to his older brother, Reo. » Photo top of next page: Three family dudes and one close archery cousin— left to right—Dee Wilde, Reo Wilde, Tim Gillingham and Logan Wilde. 12 ARcheRy MAgAzine
Reo and Logan was Tim Gillingham/UT while Jeremy Terhune/WY, Duane Price/ WI and Roger Hoyle/UT were working hard for placement position. Leaders of day over their competition in other divisions were: kris Weaver-UT/WFS; Pat Brown-CO/MFSL; Dee Wilde-ID/MSrFS; Gary Cowart-UT/MBHFS; Alexandra Pingel-CO/WCFS; Robert Gregg-NE/ MFlt; Seneca Francis-UT/WFlt. Daniel Gregory/UT and kaylee Geist/CO were heading up the youth competition. The Big Sky “Shoot-Down” is one of the most interesting events of the tournament. It is purely based on skill, focus and nerves. The archers who posses all three, Championship or Flights, are bound to reign as winners of the event. Take a midi clay pigeon, secure it to a bale and see how far you get in yardage each time you shoot in fve-yard increments. This is how the event is run. As the time drew near, Saturday afternoon, spectators gathered on the “green” to watch the event and cheer continued on page 14 scores, tournament info and more at www.nfaa-archery.org 13
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» LEFT: Concentration. RIGHT: Happy 2011 Men’s Champion Reo Wilde.
the archers on. Eliminations were slow up to the 40yard line when a mass exodus occurred. At that point, half of the archers were still shooting; the other half witnessed more from the sidelines. At 65 yards, three archers remained in the Championship Division. Tim Gillingham, Nicholas Annen and Ray Tenbrook were the fnal archers on the line to take their fnal shots; Gillingham broke his
clay while the other two bales recorded nothing but silence. Gillingham savored the moment of shattering the clay and winning the $400 purse while Annen and Tenbrook both drew back for the shoot-off to determine who would win second and third monies. Thanks to our sponsors of the “Shoot-Down” -- Winners Choice Custom Bowstrings/OR; kiser Trucking/CO; American Whitetail/MT and B Stinger/
CA. Their help has made this a very exciting event, enjoyed by all. In the Men’s Flights, Benton Christensen, making it to the 60 yarder, prevailed for a second year in a row, winning $225 for his perseverance. Steve Christensen and Rome Stiffer were through at 60, but also had to shoot-off for placement money. In the Women’s Division, Amber Christensen won the event at the 30-yard line while her sister Lindsay Argyle and Lisa Speakman shot another arrow to determine second and third placements. The game was over, but there was still a lot time to relax and enjoy the company of others, poolside or elsewhere. Sunday was again a clear day except for the wind. As the scores went up n’ down, in n’ out and positions changed, Reo’s intimidating manner of shooting kept his closest competition, including his brother Logan, at bay. Gillingham tried to catch up, but the 10-point gap was too much to overcome. When Reo was asked if the wind was bothering him, he replied, “It’s what comes with shooting outdoors; you learn to compensate and not worry about it. It could have been much continued on page 16
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IFAA NORTH AMERICAN FIELD ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIP (NAFAC 2011) December 9-10-11, 2011 at Homestead, Florida
The IFAA, in cooperation with NFAA-USA and its member Florida Archery Association (FAA) have approved the Everglades Archery Club to host the IFAA-sanctioned 2010 NAFAC on 10-12 December 2010. FAA will lend assistance and administration to the shoot. The Everglades Club is located south of Miami in Homestead, Florida. If you have never been to Everglade Archers range, you are missing a very diverse shooting experience. The venue offers shots over the lake with mild up-hill and downhill settings. There are no other ranges in Florida like this one. You really do need to be in Florida at some time during the “winter” months. What an excuse to go South with the Snowbirds and enjoy, even for a few days, what they enjoy all winter. Many “Snow Birds” will already have made their way South for the winter. We invite you to come on down! The Price is Right — the time is right!! With the normal format of 28 Animal, 28 Field, and 28 Hunter, the range is set up for four across shooting and you will have plenty of arrows to shoot. Everglades is noted for its “Beast Feast” and food will be served both days. th LOCATION — For directions and map to range, enter 17415 SW 264 St., Homestead, FL, at http://maps.google.com/. SCHEDULE — Friday, 9 December: 11:30 assembly, 12:00 28 Animal (no bonus spots). Saturday, 10 December: 0730 assembly, 0800 28 Field. Sunday, 11 December: 0730 assembly, 0800 28 Hunter. Awards within 30 minutes after last person finished. RULES (Games and Equipment) — As per the IFAA Book of Rules. SCORING — As per the IFAA Book of Rules (must cut the line to score). NFAA Field, Hunter, and Animal Targets st nd rd AWARDS — NAFAC Medals – 1 , 2 and 3 in all division/styles. REGISTRATION FEES (US Dollars) — NAFAC Fees: Adult, Veteran and Pro, $35.00; Junior and Cub, $25.00; Pro Pot (100% payback) $100.00 in addition to registration fee. Mailed entries should be postmarked by 2 December. Phoned or E-mailed registrations through 7 December will be accepted for a $2.00 surcharge for paying at the shoot. Registration at the shoot will require a $15 late fee added to the normal registration fee. SEND REGISTRATION form and check to: Florida Archery Association, Timothy O. Austin (Sec/Treas), 1710 SW 76 Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607-3418; 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914; E-Mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ADDITIONAL INFO — Host club: John G. Laudicina, 305-545-5829, E-mail: email@example.com, or Shelly Mascaro, 305252-9750, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. MOTEL — Host Motel for NAFAC: Florida City Travelodge, 409 SE 1st Avenue, Florida City, Fl. 33034: 1-800-758-0618 www.tflcity.com : Must be Booked by November 1st to get the special rate! Must mention NAFAC at the time of booking the room. Rate is $54.99 plus tax for non-smoking with 2 double beds. CAMPGROUND — Available at Florida City Campground, 305-248-7889.
Historic Bow (HB)
Longbow – (LB)
Bowhunter Limited – (BHL)
Bowhunter Unlimited – (BHU)
Bowhunter Compound – (BHC)
Bowhunter Recurve – (BHR)
Barebow Compound – (BBC)
Barebow Recurve – (BBR)
Freestyle Limited Compound (FSLC)
Freestyle Limited Recurve – (FSLR)
Freestyle Unlimited – (FSU)
Female – (F)
Junior – 13-16 (J) (No Historic)
Adult Division-17 and over (A)
For FAA Use Only
Veteran Division- 55 and over (V)
Male – (M)
Cub – Under 13 (C) (No Bowhunter or Historic)
NOTE: If you give the registration chairman your NFAA shooting style/division, he will make the appropriate IFAA conversion
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PHoTos, CLoCkWIsE FRoM ToP LEFT: » Women’s Flight winners Amber Christiansen (ID), left, and Lisa speakman (Co). » Men’s Flight Winners Jeff Marcum (Co), left, Phil Mendoza (Co), center, and John Boyer (Co). » Benton Christiansen and company taking time to relax and hash over the day’s shooting. » Alexandra Pringle (Co), left, WFs Classic Champion and kris Weaver, right, Women’s Fs Champion.
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National Field Archery Association 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 Phone 605-260-9279 Fax 605-260-9280
Memorial Scholarship Program
NFAA Memorial Scholarship Program Information 1.
How can you become eligible for the NFAA Scholarship? a) All applicants must be at least a senior in high school or enrolled in an institution of higher education. b) All applicants must be current members of NFAA and have been a member of the NFAA for at least two (2) years.
How many scholarships will be given each year? The number of scholarships to be given each year will be determined by the Scholarship Committee, based on funds available and number of qualified nominees.
Will the scholarships be given to the person finishing high school with the best grade point average? Scholastic achievements are not the main requirement, but will be weighed in their proper balance during the selection process.
How much will the scholarship amount per winner be? The minimum amount will be $100, but the actual amount will be based on the amount available in the scholarship fund at the time of selection.
How can you apply for the NFAA Scholarship? If you meet the qualifications, above, write or call NFAA Headquarters for an application. The completed application must be mailed to National Field Archery Association, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078. All applications are due (postmarked) by December 31 to be considered for the following year.
If I am selected to receive the NFAA Scholarship, when and how will I receive it? A confirmation letter to the winner(s) of the NFAA Scholarship will be mailed in April. During August of said year, the NFAA will forward the award in the form of a check to the cashier of the institute of higher education of the recipientâ€™s choice for deposit to the studentâ€™s financial account to be used as the student sees fit. If the student decides not to attend an institution of higher learning, the amount will be returned to the NFAA Scholarship Fund.
REMINDER Applications for the NFAA Scholarship must be mailed (postmarked) to NFAA Headquarters no later than December 31. Please include a picture.
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National Field Archery Association Memorial Scholarship Application Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 NAME __________________________________________ AGE ____________________________________ 1.
Social Security Number ______ - ______ - ______
Current grade ___________________ Year of graduation ____________________________________
Grade or quality point average _____________ ACT score ____________
5. Class position (numerical position out of total number in grade or class) ______________________________ 6. College/University expected to attend _________________________________________________________ 7. Has student been accepted to college/university yet?
8. Year and month studies expected to start _______________________________________________________ 9. Major intended to pursue ___________________________________________________________________ 10. Member of NFAA?
Date joined: ____________________________
11. Extra-curricular activities (clubs and organizations you belong to; use reverse side if necessary)
13. Archery activities (hunting, tournaments, awards, etc.) ________________________________________________________________________________________
NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________________________ CITY ___________________________________ STATE ______________________ ZIP __________________ High school or higher educational institution currently attending, name and address ________________________ Please attach or include any information you would like the Scholarship Committee to consider. Please include a picture. Application must be postmarked by December 31 to be considered for the following year.
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worse.” For the others, maybe, but not for Reo. Hoyt archers were again at the top of the heap. Reo did the best by winning $1700 from the Big Sky and $3000 contingency from his sponsor. Gillingham placed second and Logan came in 3rd. Mathew’s staff shooter Duane Price worked his way to 6th and Ray Tenbrook placed 7th for PSE. Although they did not win contingency money, they did place for Big Sky Bucks. Dee Wilde placed frst in the Men’s Sr. Freestyle Champ Division making this his 4th title in the Seniors over Richard Smith/CO and Don Ward/WI; Pat Brown, his frst ever, won the MFSL Championship; kris Weaver was again the Women’s FS Champ; Gary Cowart/ UT won the MBHFS Champ for the frst time; Alexandra Pingle/CO also recorded her frst title at the Big Sky Open. Flight Winners: 1st MFlt-Jeffrey Marcum/CO; 2nd MFlt-Ches Smith/UT; 3rd MFlt-Phil Mendoza/CO; 4th MFlt-John Boyer/CO; 1st WFlt-Amber Christensen/ ID; 2nd WFlt-Lisa Speakman/CO. Amateur Winners: Collin Marcum/ CO-1st-M Int FS; Daniel Gregory/UT2nd; Caleb Miller/Co-3rd; Logan Downey/CO-1st M Jr; kaylee Geist/CO1st F Jr; Jessica Richie/CO-2nd F Jr; Taylor Greathouse/CO-3rd F Jr; Dylan Crowe/ CO-1st M Cadet; LeRoy Brown II/CO2nd M Cadet. For the past 31 years (since 1974) archers from all across the U.S. have been participating in the annual Big Sky Open (except 1982, 1995 to 2000), 22 of these years at the DoubleTree Hotel. Since 1992, the Wilde’s have made their mark on the Big Sky. Dee started the winning trend with back-to-back wins in 1992 and ’93. Now the Brothers Wilde, all grown up and following in the footsteps of their famous Dad, have spent the last few years jockeying back and forth for frst position. First it was Reo in 2003. Logan captured the title in 2005, then Reo again in 2007. Logan came back in 2010 and then Reo winning continued on page 30 scores, tournament info and more at www.nfaa-archery.org 19
WiN big MONEy At thE 2012 f AF 3-StAR tOuRNAMENtS! SCOreS requireD FOr The MilliON DOllAr prize Are:
The World Archery Festival (WAF) is again
The Vegas shooT February 10-12 las Vegas, NV » 3 rounds of 300 scores for a perfect total of 900
offering the One Million Dollar prize. The 3-Star
LouisViLLe indoor naTionaLs
who shoots perfect scores at all three events. A
Tour will award $1,000,000 to the frst archer
March 31-April 1 louisville, KY » 2 rounds of 60x 300 scores for a perfect total of 120x 600
single archer could win a new car and
FirsT dakoTa archery cLassic
one million dollars in Cash!
July 7-8 Yankton, SD » 2 rounds of 600 scores for a perfect total of 1200 n
Win a new Car or $10,000 Cash! Compete in All three-star events for a spot in the shoot-off to be held at the First Dakota Bank Archery Classic, Yankton SD
the VegAs shoot New location — Same Great Competition February 10-12, 2012
nfAA indooR nAtionAl chAMPionshiP louisville, KY March 31-April 1, 2012
fiRst dAkotA nAtionAl bAnk ARcheRy clAssic Yankton, SD July 7-8, 2012
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OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM
THE VEGAS SHOOT
February 10-12, 2012
Last Name _________________________ First Name ____________________________ Male Female Address ___________________________ City __________________________________ State ____________ Zip ___________ Country ______________Phone _____________ Social Security # _______________
*US Residents only/required for prizes over $600
Name of College if currently enrolled: _______________________________
Please check here if you require wheelchair accommodations ************************************************************************************************** CHAMPIONSHIP
Pre-Registration Fee (on or before 01/15/12)
$275 $175 $75 th After January 15 add $50 late fee
Cancellation must be in writing before January 15 for refund. After January 15 there will be no refunds. CHAMPIONSHIP
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
Freestyle Freestyle Limited Recurve Bowhunter Freestyle Freestyle Limited Compound Senior Freestyle Barebow
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____
Freestyle Freestyle Limited Recurve Bowhunter Freestyle Freestyle Limited Compound Crossbow
Please select one age division and one equipment division
_____ Cub (under 12 yrs.) _____ Youth (12-14 yrs ) _____ Young Adult (15-17 yrs)
_____ Freestyle _____ Freestyle Limited Recurve _____ Freestyle Limited Compound
For registration confirmation, please see
Make checks payable to: "WAF" mail with your entry to World Archery Festival, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078-4174. Register by phone or fax with credit card Phone (605) 260-9279 fax (605) 260-9280. Visa MasterCard American Express Discover Credit Card # __________________________________________ Exp Date _____________ Card Code ______ Signature ____________________________________ Phone _____________________ Amount $__________ Register on line at www.fieldarchery.com For WAF Archery Trade Show information, please contact Marihelen Rogers at (909) 534-3341 or email@example.com Las Vegas is the first leg of the Three Star Tour, donâ€™t miss out on this fabulous event. For schedules, hotel info, awards; see www.fieldarchery.com/Vegas scores, tournament info and more at www.nfaa-archery.org 21
section & stAte AssociAtion neWs Edited by NFAA Headquarters Complete results of the Indoor sectional Tournaments are available online at www.feldarchery.com/results
GreAt LAKes section Bob McCutcheon, Councilman Prairie1@royell.net
indoor sectional February 25-26, 2012 Archer’s Spot & Pro Shop, Inc. 5130 E. State Rd. 54, Bloomfeld, IN 47424 Phone • 812/384-8000 Directions: 5 Miles East of Bloomfeld on State Rd. 54 20 Miles West of Bloomington, IN. From 37 take 45 S to 445 to 54. keep to the right all the way across. Send Registration to: Archers Spot & Pro Shop. Pre Registration deadline: February 20, 2012 Accommodations: Homewood Suites ~ 1399 Liberty Drive, Bloomington • 812/323-0500 Fairfeld Inn ~ 8660 S. Fairfax, Bloomington • 812/331-1122 Holiday Inn ~ 1710 N. kinser Pike, Bloomington • 812/334-3252 Townplace Suites by Marriott ~ 105 S. Franklin Rd, Bloomington • 812/334-1234 Additional Info and Contacts: Open 1pm – 9pm, Mon-Fri. 11am – 9pm Sat. Tom, Carolyn, Dick or Roe Colvin.
Misc. Info. Additional info:
Americas Best value • 608/365-8680 Comfort Inn • 608/362-2666 Fairfeld Inn • 608/365-2200 Holiday Inn Express • 608/365-6000 Roadway Inn • 608/364-4000 A double line 300 round will be shot both days. Club phone • 608/879-2007
Galveston Archery Club 302 1⁄2 E. Jackson, Galveston, IN Hampton Inn ~ 2920 S. Reed Rd, kokomo, IN • 765/455-2900 Holiday Inn Express ~ 511 Albany Dr, kokomo, IN •765/453-2222
Beloit Field Archers, 9243 W. Cleophas Rd., Beloit, WI 53511 Directions to range: Take Hwy 213 northwest from Beloit, 4 miles. Turn left on Cleophas Rd., continue 3.7 miles to club on left. Send Registration to: karl Nelson, 1764 Sun valley Dr, Beloit, WI 53511 Phone • 608/362-0650 Cell • 608/201-4385 Pre Registration deadline: February 20, 2012 Late Reg: Until shoot time, but call ahead to verify space availability Schedule: Sat and Sun. ~ 8am and 11am When you choose your time line for Saturday, you will shoot that same time line on Sunday. 22 ARcheRy MAgAzine
Iroquois Archery & Conservation Club, 3200W, 900S Rensselaer, IN 47978 Directions to range: I65 N to exit 205. Turn North on St Rd. 231, then East at St Rd. 16. At 380W turn N, at 900S turn E. Range is on the North side. Or: I65 S to exit 215. Turn East on St Rd 114. At stop sign, turn South on Cullen St. through stop light to stop sign, turn East on Grace St (also St Rd 114). Turn South on 400W, at stop sign turn East (curves back South onto 380W) At 900S, turn East, range is on the North side. Send registration to: Club phone • 219/866-4269 Pre registration deadline: February 18, 2012 On site registration 8am & noon both days NOTE: Rensselaer is Central Standard Time Zone Accommodations: Holiday Inn • 219/866-7111 Super 8 • 219/261-2883 knights Inn • 219/866-4164 Camping on site • 219/866-4269 Caboose Lake Campground • 219-600-CAMP
Oakland Country Sportsmens Club, 4770 Waterford Rd., Clarkston, MI 48346 Directions: Take exit 93 off of I-75, turn south onto Dixie Hwy. Go to Waterford Rd., approx. 2 1⁄2 miles and turn left. Club is 1⁄2 mile on the left. Send Registration to: Trish Jackson, 491 N. Sashabaw Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462 • Phone 313/610-2670 Pre Registration deadline: February 18, 2012 Late Registration: Day of tournament Motels: Holiday Inn Express • 248/322-7000 Comfort Inn • 248/666-8555 Clarkston Motor Inn • 248/625-1522 Misc Info: Please DO NOT call the club for information Additional Info: Rick Hotchkiss • 810/845-6602 or firstname.lastname@example.org
neW enGLAnd section ken Moore, Councilman email@example.com Addit’l. Contacts:
April 13-15, 2012 indoor, FAA 300 round Host: Lunenburg Sportsman Club Range Location: Reservoir Rd., Lunenburg, MA Directions to Range: From Route 2 in Massachusetts: Take exit 35, to Route 70 heading north (Lunenburg Rd). Turn right onto Leominster Shirley Rd. Turn left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd. to fnd club on left. Send Registration To: Ruby Shannon, 2 Corey Rd. Ashburnham, MA 01430 • Phone 978/827-5217 Make Checks Payable to NEsFAA Pre-registration Deadline: None; however a reservation is suggested to ensure a desired line. Schedule: Friday ~ 7:00pm Saturday ~ 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm Sunday ~ 8:30am, 11:30am Motels: Super 8 Motel ~ 482 N Main, Leominster, MA 978/537-2800 Sheraton Four Points ~ 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA 978/534-9000 Best Western ~ 150 Royal Plaza Drive, Fitchburg, MA • 978/342-7100 Campgrounds: Camping available at club, call Ruby Shannon for confrmation and availability @ 978/345-0479 Misc. Info.: Make Checks Payable to NESFAA
Elk in Cataloochee Park, and Wheels Through Time. Bowed Up Archery is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with 16, 26-inch wide lanes. There is an observation area and bow shop. Facility has lots of parking. Bob Wiggins, Mark Jones
Host: Location #1:
Florida Archery Association Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24820 N W 16th Ave., Newberry, FL 32669 Send registration to: Tim Austin, 1710 SW 76th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607 Location #2: Ft. Lauderdale Archers, 4590 Peters Rd., Plantation FL 33317 Send registration to: Bill Coulter, 5913 SW 36th Ct., Davie FL 333142607 Pre-Registration Deadline: March 3. By phone and pay at shoot ($2.00 extra). Late registration: Accepted on site if space is available. Schedule: Saturday • 8am, 11am, 2pm Sunday • 8am, 11am – must shoot two times Note: Friday 5pm and Saturday 5pm will be State NAA Indoor shoot times.
southeast indoor march 9–11, 2012 Hosting Club: Archery Learning Center Range Location: 2164 Fountain SQ, Snellville, GA 30078 Directions to Range: From east side 285 take Hwy 78 East to McGee Rd. Turn left, make frst right into shopping center. continued on page 24
soutHeAst section Tim Austin, Councilman firstname.lastname@example.org
southeast indoor sectional march 9-11, 2012 Host:
Bowed Up Archery, 1370 Soco Rd., Maggie valley, NC 28751
Directions to Range: From Tennessee: Take I-40 East to exit 20. Take 276 to Maggie valley. At frst red light take a right. The shop is located 1.5 miles on the right. From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West to exit 20. Take 276 to Maggie valley. At frst red light take a right. The shop is located 1.5 miles on the right. Send Registration to: Bowed Up Archery, 1370 Soco Rd., Maggie valley, NC 28751 • 828-926-3244 Pre-Registration Deadline: Postmarked by March 1, 2010 Late Registration Location: At the range. Late fees will be assessed after deadline. Schedule: March 9, 2012 • 6pm March 10, 2012 • 10am, 2pm March 11, 2012 • 10am, 1pm Motels: Applecover Inn Motel and Rv Park • 828/926-9100 The valley Inn • 828/926-1240 Other listings at www.maggievalley.org Miscellaneous Info: Western North Carolina is a great place to visit. There is shopping, hiking, white water adventures, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estates, Harrah’s Casino Cherokee, trout fshing, mountain lakes, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Cataloochee Ski Lodge, scores, tournament info and more at www.nfaa-archery.org 23
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From Athens go west on 78. Cross over Hwy 124. Go .5 miles, turn right on McGee Rd. and make frst right into shopping center. Register at www.archerylearningcenter.com Sectional — $35 pre, $50 Late
Registration: Pre-Registration Deadline: Late Registration: SCHEDULE: Shooting Lines:
March 2, 2012 $50 Late Registration Open Practice starts on Friday at 3pm. Friday • 6:00PM Saturday • 9:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:00PM MOTELS: Crestwood Suites Snellville ($$) ~ 1784 Presidential Circle, Snellville, GA 30078 • Budget, all-suite, extended-stay hotel. No swimming pool. Pet-friendly hotel; allows pets up to 20 pounds—$15 per night/$50 per week pet fee. Convenient location, economical, comfortable and clean. La Quinta Inn and Suites Snellville ($$) ~ 2971 West Main Street, Snellville, GA 30078 • Midscale hotel, heated indoor swimming pool, ftness center, petfriendly hotel; allows pets up to 20 pounds—$10 per night fee for each pet . Campgrounds: Stone Mountain Heights Mobile ~ 5141 Stone Mountain Hwy., Stone Mountain, GA 30087 770/979-1000 Misc. Info.: The practice range will be within the archery shop We have 18 lanes that will be available throughout the tournament weekend. However if we have an overfow of participants we will use that range in addition to the main shooting hall for the tournament. We have a fully stocked pro shop on site that is loaded with target stuff and staff will be available to assist with any emergency repairs and other archery needs. We will be fully stocked with all the latest hard to fnd archery gadgets and the most accurate cool target stuff. Come ready for a fun time. Pre-register on www.gbaa-archery.com Add’l. Info./Contacts: Call Archery Learning Center if you need more information • 678-344-0035
Hosting Club: Clyde’s Archery Range Location: 5564 Ayers, Corpus Christi, Texas Directions to Range: Take Padre Island Dr. to Ayers, turn South, shop on left. Send Registration to: Clyde Miller (361-855-3116) Pre-Registration Deadline: March 8, 2012 Schedule: Saturday and Sunday • 10:00am & 2:00pm Hosting Club: Range Location: Directions to Range: Send Registration to: Pre-Registration Deadline: Schedule:
Bayou Bowmen 4100S. Lewis St., New Ibera, LA 70560 I-10 exit at Lafayette & HWY 90 Toni St. Upery, 337/380-0082 • Scott Bradford 225/715-0708 March 8, 2012 Saturday & Sunday • 10:00am & 2:00pm
soutHWest section Bob Borges, Councilman email@example.com
southwest indoor sectional January 1-31, 2012 The Indoor Sectional will once again be a mail-in and I hope that we can continue to make this shoot grow. We will be shooting two 300 Vegas Rounds during the month of January 2012, and if you have any questions pertaining to the rules contact your State Director. If your state or city is not listed below then also contact your Director to fnd out the location and times for your area. This is due to the fact that there is a deadline for each and every publication of Archery magazine and the information may not have reached me in time to submit it. —Bob Borges, South West Sectional Councilman
soutHern section Lee Gregory, Councilman firstname.lastname@example.org
southern indoor sectional march 10-11, 2012 Hosting Club: Range Location:
Cinnamon Creek Ranch Archery 13794 Old Denton Rd, Roanoke, TX 76262 817/439-8998 Directions to Range: I-35W to exit 66, Westport Pkwy. Turn right at stop sign. Go to frst road, then turn left on Old Denton Rd. Second driveway on right to the second building. Send Registration to: ken Witt at email@example.com Pre-Registration Deadline: March 8, 2012 Schedule: Saturday & Sunday ~ 10:00am & 2:00pm Hosting Club: Range Location: Directions to Range: Send Registration to: Pre- Registration Deadline: Schedule:
Santa Fe Archery & Outdoors 3604 Avenue S, Santa Fe, Texas 77510 Near the intersection of Avenue S and FM 1764 Rd. David Leining (409-927-4646) March 8, 2012 Saturday and Sunday • 10:00am and 2:00 pm
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Hosting Club: Range Location: Directions to Range: Send Registration to: Pre-registration Deadline: Schedule:
See lists below or contact your State NFAA Director See list below Please contact host in your area See list below
Nevada Locations Nevada Bowhunter Association @ Bass Pro • Contact Fred @ 720/7305299
None 2-vegas 300 rounds
Pacifc Archery • Contact John Thayer @ 720/222-9878
Silver State Archery • Contact Boomer @ 720/586-1847
California Locations Contact Tom Daily @ 650/722-2713
Utah Location Datus Archers • Contact Judd Wathen @ 435/283-3129 www.datusarchers.com
DC Archery 320 W. Hunting Dr., Monrovia • 818/352-5437
Arizona Locations Check the States web site @ www.abfaa.info • Contact Becky Pearson @ 520/720-9532
Performance Archers, 8390 Miramar Place Suite C, San Diego • 858/4509454 Wilderness Archery, 4870 Pacifc St., Rocklin • 916/630-8700 Farm Supply 1079 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande • 805/489-5514 Predator Archery 7350 Monterey St, Gilroy • 408/842-7733
New Mexico Locations San Juan Archers • Contact Jay Boushee @ 505/810-1240
Archery Only 37300 Cedar Blvd #C, Newark • 510/795-0460 Cherry valley Bowhunters, 9757 kehl Canyon Rd., Cherry valley • 951/845-4847
The Archery Shoppe • Contact Carl Jamison @ 505/857-0815 Organ Mountain Bowmen • Michelle Corella @ 575/527-4529
Impact Archery, 1621 Railroad Ave #101, Clovis • 559/944-2395
Colorado Locations Canyon Arrow Company (Canyon City)
Jim Cox Adventures, 28 D Quail Run Circle, Salinas • 831/769-0200
Pioneer Bowmen (Pueblo)
The Bow Rack, 2032 Waldron St., Redding • 530/243-5181
Rocky Mountain Bowstrings (Meeker) • Contact Sheri Stine Trujillo @ 303/427-4430
Hi Tech Archery, 1012 Commonwealth, Fullerton • 714/449-9744
The Archery Shop, 2332 C Chester Ave, Bakersfeld • 661/631-9040
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM NFAA SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM Last Name:
Phone: Pro Division
Adult/ Senior/ Master Sr.
Pre-Registration Fee Late Registration
$100 $50 $110 $40 **************************************************************************************************************************** PROFESSIONAL ADULT/SENIOR GUEST DIVISION Adult
_____ Freestyle Limited CUB/YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT Cub (under 12) Youth(12-14) Young Adult (15-17 yrs.) _____ Barebow _____ Freestyle _____ Freestyle Limited _____ Freestyle Ltd Recurve/Longbow
Adult (over 18) Senior (over 55) _____ Barebow _____ Bowhunter _____ Bowhunter Freestyle _____ Bowhunter Freestyle Limited _____ Traditional _____ Freestyle Limited _____ Freestyle _____ Freestyle Ltd. Recurve/ Longbow MASTER SENIOR (over 65) _____ Barebow ______ Freestyle _____ Freestyle Limited
For members outside of Section No Awards for Guests CROSSBOW DIVISION Adult and senior combined, may not be offered in all sections. SHOOTING TIME First Choice Second Choice May not be offered in all sections
Additional forms and detailed information for shooting styles may be found at www.fieldarchery.com Field Archery/styles and rules
Please use one entry form for each archer Make checks payable to your tournament host scores, tournament info and more at www.nfaa-archery.org 25
EASTON FOUNDATIONS NATIONAL FIELD ARCHERY ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION JOINT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 1.
Deadline for 2012 scholarship applications to be received at the NFAAF Offce in Yankton is December 31, 2011. The winners will be announced at the World Archery Festival vegas Shoot, February 2012. The NFAA Scholarship Committee will review and rank the applications, place each applicant into the appropriate category and present their suggestions to the Joint Scholarship Approval Committee for their approval. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee, consisting of two Directors of the National Field Archery Association Foundation and two Directors of the Easton Foundations, will make a joint decision on winners and the fnal amounts for each scholarship. The NFAA National Offce will notify all applicants if their application was denied or approved, and the amount of the scholarship. If approved, it will also describe the procedure for the scholarship payment. For all scholarships greater than $500, the recipient will receive an Archery Activity Report form that must be completed and sent to the NFAA National Offce twice a year, showing their archery activities during the year.
APPLICANT REqUIREMENTS The maximum amount of all scholarships for the frst three years will be $50,000 per year. The goal is to provide 50% of the scholarships to recurve archers and 50% to compound archers. A secondary goal will be to split the scholarships equally between men & women. • Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. • Applicants that are not graduating from high school in the current year (JOAD, NASP, junior high, or high school freshman/sophomore archers) may apply. n For this group, any approved scholarships will be held by the Foundation until the student notifes the Foundation they are graduating from high school, and the name of the qualifed school they plan to attend. • High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/university or a technical training college (these are considered qualifed schools). n Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. • College applicants must be full time students at either a two or four year college or university. 26 ARcheRy MAgAzine
Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. Scholarship recipients must compete in archery during the entire academic year. Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college may apply for training grants. n
SCHOLARSHIP LEVELS 1. JOAD, NASP, Junior High, High School, Junior College or Trade College Students: Eligible for $500 scholarships. 2. College Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors: Scholarship amounts will vary between $500-2,500 based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and the following: a. Applicant is attending college, participates in the college archery club program, and is shooting competitively. b. Applicant is attending a college that does not have an archery club program, but the student is shooting competitively on their own. i. If the student starts a new archery club program at their school, this will be a major factor to receive a scholarship the next year. ii. Students that are more successful starting archery clubs will be considered for greater scholarship amounts. 3. If the Applicant has made the current Olympic, PanAm, or Other International Team through the USA Archery selection process: Scholarship amounts will vary between $2,500-5,000 based on the archer’s accomplishments and future competition plans. a. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee may approve a ‘training grant’ for Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college, and allow them to use the grant to pay for training, and competition travel expenses without needing to be spent on the archer’s education. (Though this situation is expected to be rare, it will allow top US archers to apply for fnancial support.) 4. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee has the discretion to create a larger scholarship for an extraordinary applicant (up to $20,000) depending on specontinued on page 31
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ScholarShip application Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, sD 57078 (Completed applications must be received by the NFAA offce no later than December 31, 2011.) Last Name __________________ First Name _________________ MI __ Birth Date ____________________ 1. Male _______ Female _______ (optional response) 2. Address: ________________________________ City ____________________ State ___ Zip _______ 3. Phone: ____________________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________ 4. Social Security Number: ______-_____-_______ Age or Date of Birth: _______________________ 5. Are you a current member of the NFAA ____________or USA Archery/ NAA __________ . a. When did you frst join NFAA _______________ USA Archery/NAA ____________ b. Other archery organization membership___________________________________ b. Other archery organization membership _________________________________ . 6. Do you compete with a compound ___________ or recurve ___________ bow. applicants that are not currently enrolled in a college or university, complete Section 7-8. college/university students please complete Section 9. all applicants are to complete Sections 10-16 and sign the application. APPLICANTs THAT ARE NoT IN CoLLEGE, PLEAsE CoMPLETE sECTIoNs 7 & 8, AND sECTIoNs 10-16. 7. Name of the school you are currently enrolled in: ____________________________ a. ( Is this a High School _____ Middle School _____ Primary School _____) b. Date of planned high school graduation: ___________________ c. If you have already graduated, date of graduation: ________________ i. Class rank at graduation (numerical position/total in class):____/____ (Please attach a school letter or copy of graduation ranking to confrm.) ii. High school GPA: _____________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) 8. If you are in high school, what college do you expect to attend?_______________________ College City and State: __________________________________________________________ a. Have you been accepted to this institution? _________ b. List the year and month studies are expected to start ________________ c. Major you intend to pursue _______________________________ d. Does this college have an archery club? _______________ i. If not, are you interested in starting a college archery club? __________ APPLICANTs THAT ARE IN CoLLEGE, PLEAsE CoMPLETE sECTIoN 9 AND sECTIoNs 10-16. 9. Name of college/university you attend: _______________________ City ____________ State _____ i. College hours completed: ______ Quarter or Semester Hours? ______ ii. Cumulative College GPA (4.0 scale) __________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.)
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iii. Does this college have an archery club? ___________ iv. Do you participate and compete with the school archery club? ________ 10. Tell us about your archery experience. a. What was your USAT ranking at the end of the prior year __________. i. What is your current USAT ranking _________ As of what date ________ . b. Have you been a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center ________ . i. Have you trained at the OTC? ______ When _______________ c. Have you been a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? What year (or years)? __________________________________________________ d. Were you a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team Member? What year(s) _____ i. Did you compete at the JOAD National Championships? What year(s) ______ e. Did you participate at the USIAC in the prior year? ______What was your score and what place did you fnish? i. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place)_____ ii. Year______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ iii. Year ______ (Score) _______ (Place) _____ f. Did you participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? i. Sectional ______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ ii. Sectional_______________ Score ________ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ iii. Sectional _______________ Score _______ Place _______ NAA _____ NFAA _____ g. Did you participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? i. Indoor _________ Division __________________ Score ______ Place _____ ii. Outdoor _______ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. 3-D _________ Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ h. Did you participate in the World Archery Festival 3-Star Tour in the prior year? i. vegas Shoot Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ ii. Indoor National Division __________________ Score _______ Place _____ iii. Stanislawski Open Division __________________ Score _______ Place_____ 11. Have you applied for any other archery scholarships? _______ a. Describe the archery scholarship that you have applied for, indicate the amount requested, and the amount of any scholarship that has been approved. _____________________________________________________________________ 12. Have you previously received a scholarship from Easton Foundations or the NFAAF? a. Date __________ Amount _________ b. Date __________ Amount _________ 13. Extra curricular activities (non-archery clubs and organizations you belong to, use reverse side if necessary). ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 14. What are your hobbies & interests besides archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 15. What are you goals in archery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16. Other comments: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ p I confrm that all information submitted on this Scholarship Application Form is correct to the best of my knowledge. Applicant Signature:______________________________________________ Date: __________________ (All applicants must sign the application) Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________ Date:__________________ (Parent or guardian must sign for all applicants under the age of 18.) incomplete applicationS will not be conSidered. 28 ARcheRy MAgAzine
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biG sKy open | continued continued from pg. 19 again this year. That is really some tough competition. This just has to be mentioned. Tyler Tenbrook, son of PSE staff shooter, Ray, gave up chasing girls and stepped back into the competition after a eight-year hiatus and it was like he never was absent as he proved he could still shoot and win archery well.
» Top men of Big sky open; left to right—Logan Wilde, Reo Wilde, Jeremy Terhune (WY), & Tim Gillingham (UT).
The Big Sky Open would like to thank all our Sponsors for their participation in this years event: West Slope Auto Co./GJ, CO; Mathews Inc/WI; Hoyt/UT; Specialty Archery/IA; Jakes Archery/UT; Sure-Loc/WI; Gold Tip/UT; Sportsman’s Warehouse/CO; Winners Choice Custom Bowstrings/OR; kiser Trucking/CO; B-Stinger/CA; American Whitetail Inc/IN and the US Archer magazine. Also, thank you Bale Ad advertisers from archery lanes/dealers, manufacturers and local businesses who gave additional help to the tournament; their ads appeared in the Big Sky brochure. Thank you to all who helped put the Big Sky Tournament on (you know who you are) and to the Grand Mesa Bowmen for all their help, as well. Please fnd time to thank them as they all have invested in your sport of archery. For 31 years, the Big Sky Open remains perfect with no perfect scores on a complete round. The Big Sky Open for 2011 also had no records was broken. If that ever happens, the archer doing this would really make a name for him or herself, for sure. The 2012 Big Sky Open will again be held at the DoubleTree Hotel scheduled 30 ARcheRy MAgAzine
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eAston FoundAtions/nFAA Joint scHoLArsHip continued from pg. 26 cial circumstances and the Applicant’s accomplishments. RANKING SELECTION CRITERIA The following criteria will be used by the NFAA Scholarship Committee to assign the applications to the appropriate scholarship level and to rank the applicants. 1.
2. 3. 4.
The applicant’s prior year end USAT Ranking, and their current year ranking at the time the application was submitted. a. Senior Mens’ & Senior Womens’ Recurve or Compound b. Junior Boys’ & Junior Girls’ Recurve or Compound Is (was) the applicant a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center. Is (was) applicant a member of the US Olympic, Pan Am or other International Team? Is (was) the applicant a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team member? a. Did applicant compete at the JOAD National
Championships? Did the applicant participate at the USIAC in the prior year? 6. Did the applicant participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? 7. Did the applicant participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? 8. Did the applicant participate in the World Archery Festival’s 3-Star Tour in the prior year? 9. Did the applicant participate in the NASP National Championship? 10. The applicant’s GPA, college entrance scores, and community support activities, are important Ranking Selection Criteria, and will be considered after evaluating the applicant’s archery experience and capability to improve/enhance future US Archery Teams. 5.
The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee will make the fnal determination of which students will receive scholarships and the amount of each scholarship. n
considerinG A crossboW continued from pg. 10 also look for triggers that are too light and go off with barely a touch. Make sure it is comfortable enough to shoot without having shots go off unexpectedly or requiring that you jerk the trigger to get it to go off. ds: What about safety? The crossbow is cocked and loaded. » pH: That is an important requirement. I think if the crossbow doesn’t have a trigger block that prevents the bow from fring, bad design. A crossbow needs to have some sort of safety. Use rife instead of bow safety when handling a crossbow. Always keep the bow pointed down range, and treat it like a loaded dangerous weapon. Don’t point it an anything you don’t intend to shoot. Period. ds: Basic rife-related crossbow characteristics that we covered are ft, balance, trigger, and safety. » pH: Those should help hunters get better ftting equipment and have a more enjoyable experience in the feld or on the range. n scores, tournament info and more at www.nfaa-archery.org 31