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IN THIS ISSUE: IMPROVE YOUR ARCHERY with a Pen in Your Quiver! FOCUS ON THE RIGHT THINGS

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calendar of events

tournament dates and locations | 2010-2011

note to self

improve your archery with pen in your quiver | debra sieloff

your personality

can you handle the truth? | bernie pellerite

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COVER STORY Tim Gillingham takes a final shot in a shootoff for a 2010 Ford Mustang during the NFAA 3D Nationals. Tim won the car!

correction The author of “Seven Days” (pg. 7, June/July Archery) was misidentified as Jeff Young. The author is Canyon Young. We regret the error. —Editor

tournament information and registration forms

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author Canyon Young

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The New York woods have been home to many NFAA National tournaments as well as hunting.

Note to Self: Improve Your Archery With a Pen in Your Quiver

There are many opportunities at NFAA events to network with the pros, learn from the pros, and capture information that can save your archery game. “Hemingway did it. Capstick did it. I do it. You might try it, too,” I said. “Here, quit yapping about it.” I tossed the leather-bound journal at one of my hunting buddies, Rob. “Every good story in the field deserves to be written down.” I was referring to a story where Rob was out hunting. As many archery hunters do, they read something to pass the time. Rob was reading—of all things—the Bible when the alarm on his watch went off: 8:00AM sharp. Deep in concentration—yes, really deep—he jumped away from the pages. Somewhere between the Bible and his watch, he caught sight of a mountain lion. Not any mountain lion: a big one. Not out of the corner of his eye: right in front of him, 8 yards away. Standing. Curious. Rob remembers telling the cat: “This isn’t what you want to do.” The tom turned, walked out about 40 yards, and stood broadside looking over his shoulder at the only other threat in the woods. The way Rob tells the story, “I could have taken him. It was an easy 40 yard, broadside shot with a bow. But he spared my life, and I certainly had it in me to spare

his.” At that, the lion walked away. Rob remembers looking down and the scripture reference including a cat. What a way to learn something from archery: If you’re hunting in the Rockies, pay attention. You can learn from what you write, if you start. Archers good at telling what happened, over and over again—or at least, that’s my experience growing up with three generations of hunters (the two before me producing international hunting movies in the days before cable tv.) Story telling is a part of our archery culture. It’s how we learn what to do and what not to do. However, of all that is told and shared, how much do we forget? If it’s anything like the amount of tournament rules, I forget a lot—and constantly reference the NFAA web site for the layers of information related to all the tournament types and shooting styles. So to preserver your learning, for whatever reason (be it to share or to advance your own game): Put it in writing. Save what you learn by keeping a shooters journal. The way the world learned of the Lions of Tsavo—the killer lions that went on a rampage and killed the railroad workers by the droves and scared thousands around the continued on pg. 6 Archery Magazine

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NOTE TO SELF | Improve Your Archery Toms will stay with the hens in the spring. Where the hens go, so go the toms.

world—was by story tellers appreciating a great story. Teddy Roosevelt heard of what happened. He was an avid African hunter, maintained journals, and encouraged the English officer sent to hunt the lions, Lt. Col. J.H. Patterson, to write the story to share with the world. Patterson could articulate the event, in detail, because he maintained journals during the ordeal. From that one book sprung dozens of books on the Lions of Tsavo and the movie: The Ghost and the Darkness. So while Rob and I were on the subject of shooter journals, Rob asked with a tone of skepticism only an Idaho game warden (who has seen it all / heard it all from every form of hunter or poacher in the woods) could issue: “Do you have one?” “Yep. There,” I said pointing across archery gear as we both inhaled Philly cheesestakes (oh, living in Philly has its advantages), famished after a 6-hour drive from the New York Adirondacks and 3 days of hunting Eastern Turkey hunt “Rob style.” (Meaning no sitting still for more than 30 minutes—and every place you are headed is straight up, straight down, or through a swamp that is so deep that you’re lucky to only come out of your muck boots once.) “You gonna put that story in there about when you were crawling in the wet field after that big tom?” “Not really,” I returned, because there’s always something dramatically humorous that happens on my hunts. “Why, do you think it’s that funny?” I asked. Well it was. Hunting Eastern Turkeys is sometimes harder than shooting an archery tournament. At least in a tournament, the target isn’t looking out for you and ready to run for its life. Well, we were hunting and found a treasure of a tom: he was big and in full strut. From the edge of a swamp, Rob could see the tom up over a knoll and down on the low side of the field. I had to stand on my tip toes to see over the rise. He was nice, really nice. We had been watching him for 45 minutes with 5 hens. With an audience, he danced in the wide open: a field tom—some of 6 Archery Magazine

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• continued from page 5 “Cluck.” Yelping. That wasn’t part of the plan. What could he be trying to say? I’m thinking I’m hosed. “Cluck.” More yelping. By now, burying my face in the grass, the whole thing began to be incredibly funny. A smile turned to one of those “inside” laughs, which began to turn into an “outside” laugh. Fingers tightly placed over my mouth, to put a hush on that laugh, and inside that baggy cammo rain suit, I started shaking from head to toe. Good thing the cammo suit was big. It just looked like the grass was moving. From above, the battle of the hens. Rob was yelping from the swamp; she was clucking from the field. Yelp. Cluck. Yelp. Cluck. Neither was moving, or so it seemed, for about 10 minutes. Until, as suddenly as she went in to him, she turned at the edge of the swamp where Rob was, and slowly, clucking, meandered off. I dared to turn my head to watch her tail feathers, and 60 yards off was that tom directly in front of where the hen was headed. He was looking right at me. Ah, ha! That’s what Rob was trying to say with that continued on pg. 8

Rob Brasie—archer, game warden and professional hunting guide— yelping on a turkey call, has a multitude of hunting stories to write in a journal.

the smartest, cagiest birds known to hunters. And here he was: stuck on stage like Elvis on a string of encores. He wasn’t moving. I could make a shot at 40 yards. He was about 65 or 70. We had until noon to hunt, by law, and it was already 10:30 AM. The plan was for me to do a military crawl, flat against the ground. Close the gap. When I was close enough, Rob was to cluck, once, with the mouth call. Sounded simple. The process of moving in an open field was slow: Literally inching my body first, then my gear, then my body, then my gear. Without lifting anything but my hands and pushing forward with the toes of my boots, I was about 10 yards in the open when to the left there was movement. About 80 yards where the swamp woods and field met came a hen. I flattened. There was only about another 20 yards between me and the top of the knoll. There, I could sit up, take quick aim and take the shot down toward Godzilla-the-gobbler. She moved straight from the swamp toward the other turkeys. Within two minutes, she was out of sight. Back to crawling, inch by inch. What the…to my right,

A hen can pin down a turkey hunter with a watchful eye.

Sieloff walking uphill with the Blair Witch tom and several good turkey hunting stories to log in a journal.

a bird, walking directly from the edge of the knoll toward me. All there was to do was put my face in the grass and freeze. “Cluck.” Stay still. “Cluck.” For sure, she busted me, right? “Cluck.” Instead of the sound going away, as a turkey that suspected danger, she came closer. “Cluck.” You have got to be kidding! The hen was now 5 yards away. She stood looking around the field, giving the locator cluck, pausing between clucks about 30 seconds. Suddenly, Rob—playing spotter in the woodline— started yelping (for those who don’t turkey hunt, that’s several long sounds in a row that a hen makes, more like “eeee, eeee, eeee, eeee, eeee). That wasn’t part of the plan. The cluck (one sharp sound, like what this hen was making) was our only signal. So I laid still as a stone. Yelping kept coming from the woods. What was Rob trying to do? Why keep yelping and give up his position? I normally wouldn’t make a sound with a turkey 15 yards away. They’re too smart. “Cluck.”—5 yards, there she was. Yelping. Huh? I wish I knew what that meant. Archery Magazine

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ABOVE: The Wellesley College archery program was preserved from the journals that date back to the 1920’s.

by Bernie Pellerite ©2010

• continued from page 7 yelping. She had called him up from his position, in an arc off the field, through a row of trees, and up another field, to an opening where that field, my field, and the swamp all intersected. He was watching the whole thing happen. The group moved down the tree line of the swamp and away. When they were out of sight, I sat up, grabbed my gear. We ran through the swamp—sometimes shin-deep in muck—after the monster field tom, got into position 100 yards down, and sat in wait. No deal. He cut through the swamp, never to be seen again. The lesson learned: have more than one signal when you’re going out in the woods, just in case you need to communicate something like, “Get back here, now!” I did get an Eastern Tom in a second trip to New York. His name was the Blair Witch Turkey, and I asked once at 3:30 AM breakfast if there was significance to the name. Other hunters had hunted him and who also eluded the professionals. I hunted the bird one day, and noted his patterns and behaviors. He was super tough. But the next 24 hours, I talked to every pro who hunted him for years, and I put together a plan. Make a long story short, I used methods that I had picked up from pros over the years, and did something so counter-intuitive, so against the grain of any turkey hunter, it could only work. It did. The point is, you can really learn how to step up your game by listening and taking note from professionals or people who have had success in the toughest of shooting situations in this industry—field archery included. So back to the shooter journal on the coffee table. Mine’s a shooting journal more than a hunting journal.

Credit: Wellesley College

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YOUR PERSONALITY

can you handle the truth? NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR THAT THEY HAVE A problem and the reason is ... them! In this case, though, it is true — part of your problem is based on your personality, or rather that you haven’t taken your personality into account. Not much has been written about the role that personality plays in top level archery performance. Several years ago, as I drove my friend and mentor Len Cardinale to the airport after shooting his two videos, the subject of personality came up. Len is literally an “encyclopedia of knowledge.” He is an internationally respected coach, archery analyst, seminar speaker, contributing writer for Bowhunter magazine, and member of the Bowhunter Hall of Fame. His insightful and analytical view of archery is deeper and more diverse than anyone else I have ever met. We talked of many things on that ninety minute drive and Lenny, as always, was happy to share his knowledge. As he reeled off the highlights of his thirty-five-year archery history, I reeled it in. He spoke of years, shooters and events gone by, and many had a lasting impact on me; in particular the subject of personalities.

NFAA Tournaments with exhibits offer a great place to talk to the manufacturer reps and get tips for your shooters journal.

Len Cardinale, The “Einstein of Archery”

The late 1960s and early 1970s were the heyday of the now defunct P.A.A. (Professional Archer’s Association) when there were 450 members. Cardinale and others noticed a pattern in the occupations of the many archery champions of the period. It was discovered, to the amazement of all, that there was a disproportionate number of champion archers with vocations involving electricity — electricians, electrical technicians, electrical contractors, 8 Archery Magazine

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installers, and the like. The conclusion drawn from this information was that there must be a parallel between the personality type it takes to handle lethal amounts of electricity for a living and the ability to perform well under the pressure of top-level tournament archery. Actually, it is logical if you think about it. All top archers do everything the same, in a particular order, one step at a time, and do not skip any of the steps. Electricians do their jobs with the same ordered, step-by-step routine and do not skip any of the steps or they will probably come face to face with this “shocking” reality ... “There are old electricians and there are bold electricians, but there are no old, bold electricians.” The same could be said for any personality that is suited for coping with dangerous or stressful professions like airline pilots, deep-sea divers, mountain climbers, doctors, pharmacists, or any profession that demands an ordered mind with an unalterable progression of steps toward a successful conclusion. The price of failure would be severe consequences, in most cases. It seems that certain personality traits, whether learned or inherited, have a distinct advantage when applied to exact disciplines like tournament archery or rifle and pistol target competition, among others. The innate ability to subconsciously repeat and trust a complicated sequence time after time (under stress!) with machine-like duplication is not a common personality trait, especially in archers. In archery, a focused or ordered mind has the ability to shut out all outside interferences, like noises and other similar distractions, temptations to do it faster, slower, push or pull more, etc. These do not seem to penetrate the inner sanctum of “confident, composed concentration” (organized thinking).

The Four Basic Personality Types A few celebrated psychologists have divided us into four basic personality types, or profiles, as far as our social interactions are concerned. Different psychologists vary somewhat as to the type or profile names but they all describe the same behavior. For example, one divides us into passive, aggressive, intuitive, or analytical types. Another separates us into supporter, controller, promoter, or analyst as types. A third divides us into amiable, driver, continued on pg. 10 Archery Magazine

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YOUR PERSONALITY | Can You Handle the Truth? expressive, or analytical. There are a few more, but as you can see, these three examples have very similar group names.

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probably because I never worried too much about kissing up or sounding “politically correct,” I just wanted to make sure nobody ever said “what the heck does that mean?” So, I sort of come right at you! For another reason, the medical profession divides us Group A aggressive, controller, driver into just two groups, Type A and Type B, for the purposes (Bernie-ism “control freak”) of evaluating the risk of heart attacks, strokes, high blood Individuals tend to be intense, impatient, pressure, and the like. People with Type A personalities “in charge,” and don’t trust. are usually impulsive, hard driving, in control, non-trustGroup B passive, amiable, supportive ing, intense, always in a hurry, usually high stress and/ (Bernie-ism “focused”) or workaholics. People with Type B personalities usually Similar in that they tend to be easygoing, have focused or ordered minds and are calm, patient, very patient, deliberate and very trusting. trusting, deliberate, and even-tempered. It’s easy to unGroup C intuitive, promoter, expressive derstand why Type A’s are much more prone to stress-re (Bernie-ism “risk taker”) lated heart disease than Type B’s. Although you may have Tend to be creative, spontaneous, already tried to “pigeonhole” yourself into one of these emotional, and prone to gamble or take categories, all personalities fall into two or more groups chances. with one dominant trait. For example, I am a classic domiGroup D analytical or analyst nant Type A/driver, with analytical, and expressive traits. A (Bernie-ism “over thinker”) Bernie-ism for this is ... I am a control freak with tenden People in this group tend to analyze cies to “over-think” everything and take risks. Not a pretty everything and experiment a lot. picture, is it?! My wife, however, is a dominant Type B/ amiable, with expressive traits. It’s a good thing, too, beI have coined my own profile names and phrases called cause without her focus, organizational skills and calming Bernie-isms...sort of a “naked truth shorthand.” This is influence, I would have self-destructed years ago! As you can see, there are thousands of possibilities. For example, you could be NEVER accept second best... 60% Type A/driver, 30% expressive, and 10% analytical, or 70% analytical, 452X 15% expressive, and 15% driver, and For no creep and good speed so on. So, what does all this have to do with Bowstring & Serving Material 8125 archery? A lot, if you think about it. It For highest speed To take the best shot you can’t compromise on any of your equipment. That includes may help you determine whether you selecting bowstring and serving material 450 Plus are a natural candidate for high level tailored specifically to your needs. For total stability archery competition, or if you should BCY offers the best quality and value, DynaFlight 97 use a high or low power scope, or the widest variety of colors and High strength Dyneema should focus on the sight or the target material, and the best in service when aiming, or use a circle in your B B 500 500 and technical knowhow from For traditional bows scope instead of a dot, to have a clear people who really scope or a slightly blurry one, whether understand archery. to use an index finger, thumb, or a See our web site for our back tension release. full range of bowstring You see, if your personality profile and serving materials, or contact us is like the medical Type B or Group B for a catalog. (amiable, passive, supportive), then you are more likely to be able to naturally duplicate a shot sequence with 697 Middle Street, Middletown, CT 06457 U.S.A. the machine-like precision of a top Phone: 860-632-7115 ranked professional archer. You will be Fax: 860-632-5775 able to naturally trust this “system” e-mail: bcyray@msn.com • www.bcyfibers.com (your shot sequence) to work on its own without trying to improve, ana-

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lyze, assist, or control any aspect of the system, from shot to shot. This ability of your conscious mind to trust what you believe to be the best system for you, enables your subconscious mind to more quickly and completely absorb it. It follows that since the subconscious is now in control of the shot sequence, your conscious mind does not have to be! Your conscious mind can now focus entirely on aiming, trusting the subconscious mind to run the “release program” or “let-go” system, which is the only way truly excellent archery is ever achieved by most. Therefore, I will repeat this concept many times throughout the book because it is an integrated part of the whole philosophy and interweaves with different topics. It is the real key to understanding, and therefore unlocking, your potential. On the other hand, if your personality corresponds to Type A or Group A profiles (controller, driver, aggressive) and/or possesses dominant or significant Group D (analytical) or Group C (intuitive, promoter, expressive) tendencies, then (theoretically) your chances of becoming a national or world champion archer decrease substantially — because top level shooting usually depends on trusting the duplication of form and execution, shot after shot, and the ability to concentrate and stay focused with a calm, confident, ordered mind. However, the fact that you are not a Type B personality does not mean you cannot succeed at high-level competitive target archery! It just means it will be much more difficult for your personality to overcome its natural tendency to consciously control the movement of the sight or the instant of the release. For example, in the case of “Control Freaks,” if this is coupled with an overly analytical mind, you might tend to anticipate triggering your release, grab the bow, or over-analyze each shot and therefore pick apart, try to improve, or change one aspect or another from shot to shot, creating inconsistencies in shot execution. If substantial “Risk Taker” tendencies exist in your profile, you might tend to gamble and release a shot that does not feel right instead of letting down and starting the shot sequence over. If you’re analytical, your mind may wander from one thing to another, become easily distracted, and find it extremely difficult to concentrate all the way through the shot. Of course, all of the above can, and do, happen to Type B personalities, but not nearly with the same frequency or intensity, and it’s usually much easier for them to handle those problems when they do occur. Why? Because truly “focused shooters” trust their release and are naturally focused on the present. (There are only about twelve of them nationwide. You know the ones ... the ones who win most of the time!) They are not worried (like the rest of us) about the future or the past ... where the arrow is going to go or where the last one went. These Type B shooters can use any release method, aim any number of ways, shoot any bow, use any form, and have

less than perfect arrow flight, and still manage to win! They can focus on a B-B at 20 yards for half an hour and their minds never leave the B-B. They have no blood pressure, no pulse, and no nerves ... you know the ones!

Your Choice of Equipment

Based on your personality type, which release aid should you use?

Personality traits may also affect the way you select or shoot different archery accessories. These traits do not always end up being compatible with the equipment or methods you have selected. For example, most Control Freaks prefer an index finger release so they can control the instant of the shot (possibly acquired from pistol or rifle shooting). Controlling the release is exactly what we do not want to happen. These people and the Over Thinkers would do better if they shot thumb, or better yet, back tension releases, like the Stanislawski, Carter, Zenith, or the Can’t Punch Release© that I invented. It is a wrist-strap, caliper release, with two triggers that prevent trigger punching, but is still activated by your back muscles, like the other back tension releases. Generally, individuals with controlling personality traits also tend to have an overwhelming urge to “fight” the aiming dot in a scope, trying too hard to perfectly align the sight, leading to over-holding and eventually shaking. Often, these folks buy very clear, high-powered scopes so they can see better to “aim more precisely,” which compounds their problem because it also magnifies every movement. This practice often leads to frustration and punching, or snapshooting. They would be better off with a pin sight or a slightly blurry scope lens or lower magnification that minimizes “perceived movement.” Also, they might avoid the overcontrolling problem better with a circle in the scope or on the end of their pin so they can see the bullseye through the circle, even when the sight is moving around slightly. Sort of like having a ring the size of a quarter around a bullseye the size of a nickel — there is room to “let it float” continued on pg. 12 Archery Magazine

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YOUR PERSONALITY | Can You Handle the Truth? and still see all of it. Another method is to use a low or no power scope with a larger dot or larger pin that covers the entire middle scoring ring on the target. For some personalities, this produces a calmer looking sight picture. People with controlling or excessively analytical personalities (really, most all the rest of us) should focus on the X in the middle of the target and let the sight become secondary and slightly blurry. This will help over-controlling-type shooters who try to “muscle” the constantly moving sight into the “exact center” and then “snapshoot” or “punch” the trigger in an effort to release the arrow, before the sight moves out of the center of the target.

For some personalities, some sights are better than others.

You may be one of those people whose mind easily wanders (like me)! Scattered, jumbled, or flash thoughts are fairly common among several personality types. This makes aiming very inconsistent or fragmented. Fortunately, in addition to my book, “Idiot Proof Archery”, there is help available as close as the local library or bookstore. There are many other books that can help improve concentration through a series of simple visual and mental exercises. By performing these mental drills, one can develop the stability and control necessary for focused and organized thinking, making it possible to more dependably and completely “immerse into aiming” shot after shot. People with concentration problems, like ADD — Attention Deficit Disorder, (or like me with AD — double damn D) may need to mentally recite a mantra over and over to keep their mind in the center of the target until the shot occurs subconsciously, such as, “... find the cen-

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ter, find the center of the center ... focus on the center ... focus on the exact center!” ... etc.

Ed Eliason, National sic Type A/controller personality. Archery’s best example of an “I think I can” shooter.

It is important to realize though, that personality is not the only thing that can determine your degree of success in archery. Things such as work ethic, attitude, determination, physical fitness, training, concentration, and preparation play big parts. A perfect example is my friend, Ed Eliason, 7 time NAA National Champion, who at age 57, won the Pan American Games. Ed is an ex-Green Beret with a classic Type A/controller personality. But, because he is as optimistic as an accordion player with a pager, as determined as a pit bull, as fit as a college athlete, trains like a boxer, concentrates like a Zen master, and is as prepared as a troop of Boy Scouts, he can overcome nearly anything. But Ed is the exception ... not the rule! There aren’t many that will put that much effort into this, or any sport. However, this goes to show that people like you and Ed, by being aware of your personality profile, can take steps to counteract or neutralize your undesirable tendencies and make full use of the desirable ones. The important lesson here is to discover, counteract, or learn to live with your limitations so you can set realistic goals and continue to enjoy shooting archery for years to come! n Editor’s note: The preceding article is an excerpt from Bernie’s book Idiot Proof Archery. This best selling book has over 300 pages and 350 photos and diagrams. It is one of the most comprehensive books ever written on archery and the most popular that’s available.

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As part of the “Snippets from the Past,” I’ve have had some delight in reprinting this extract pertaining to the Deer Track range in Marquette, Michigan. Jay Roy has been tireless in his endeavors to find information about the club’s history, and here is a portion defining the established club’s beginning. It really makes you wonder what it would have been like back then. The original article appears to have been written in 1948.

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Snippets from the Past Mrs. Abby Beecher Roberts Completes Standard Roving Range At Deer Track Mrs. Abby Beecher Roberts has had a 28 target standard driving archery range laid out at Deer Track. It meets the specifications in the National Field Archery Handbook and application has been made to the national association to have the range accredited and listed. For the past month, Donald Brodie, a member of the Griffith Municipal Archers, Los Angles, Calif., and president of the Los Feliz archers of that city, and who laid out the roving range at Hillsdale, has been engaged in supervising the project here. Only One in U.P. As far as is known the Deer Track range is the only standard roving range in the Upper Peninsula, although there are of course, many in southern Michigan since the state stands second in the country in its interest in archery. The range will be ready for use at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon and all archers of Marquette, Ishpeming and Negaunee are invited to bring their bows and arrows, their picnic lunch and cups needed and attend. Mrs. Roberts will provide ice cream cones, coffee, sugar and cream. It is hoped there will be a large attendance of those interested in archery and everyone going onto the range must have his bow and arrows with him. There will be someone at the grounds to enroll those who want to join the Marquette Archery club which already has 16 members. For Use of Club Members Sunday afternoon is the only time when the range will be open to the general public. Thereafter its use will be restricted to members of the club and any members of the National Field Archery clubs who may be visiting in Marquette. The gathering Sunday is planned to assure that everyone interested in archery will have an opportunity to inspect the range and to join the archery club if they care to do so. The men, of course, are likely to be particularly interested in the exceptional hunting practice afforded, for it’s a sporting range with targets placed at distances from 10 feet to 80 yards. The terrain makes it possible to provide practice in all the target hazards that would occur in regular hunting, up-hill and through the dales.

sport that appeals to them, affords outdoor exercise, and heaven knows, one can think of no sport that would do more for the figure, working off too plumpish curves and toning up all muscles. Some twenty acres are included in the range area setup at Deer Track and it requires about two and a half to three hours to go around the 28 target standard range. At Deer Track the start is made at the Dell ticket office and then follows a large loop that, at the last target, brings the archer back to the starting point. Mrs. Roberts has had 40 bales of straw in and set up so the archers do not have to go trotting around retrieving arrows, if they are reasonably good shots, for the straw bales will catch and hold those speeding arrows. The standard targets which bear the figures of game animals have been ordered, but have not yet arrived. However, practical substitutes have been found for the part Sunday afternoon.

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IN PART ONE OF THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES, I GAVE YOU some tips on how to pick out your new hunting bow. Now that you have picked out a bow it’s time to select the accessories and arrows. I feel it is vitally important to have the best accessories on your bow that you can possibly afford. By putting high quality accessories on your bow you will save a whole lot of time and aggravation, and might prevent a miss on that trophy of a lifetime! Keep in mind that you will adjust the accessories on your bow many more times than you will adjust the bow itself, that’s why it’s so important to have easily adjustable accessories that will hold up. Also keep in mind that most bow noise is caused by the accessories that are poorly made or poorly installed. Arrows 101 The most critical element in tuning your broadheads is selecting the correct arrow. After many years of working and shooting in the archery industry I have determined that most hunters that have flight problems with broadheads have an incorrect arrow spine. The first thing you have to decide is whether you’re

going to shoot carbon or aluminum arrows. I have in the past used both, and to this day have a hard time putting down my Easton 2413 XX78 aluminum. They have always been very reliable and shoot amazingly. Some of the problems that plagued the early carbon arrows have long since been worked out and now they shoot great and don’t bend. One of the biggest problems in selecting an arrow is most hunters have no idea how to read an arrow chart properly. Sometimes if they do read it properly, they decide that they want an arrow that hits the 5 grains per pound IBO. These hunters will deviate from the chart and select the light weight arrow they want. Most come back to the shop in a few weeks to ask why their bow doesn’t shoot the way they expect it to only to learn that it’s because the arrow is way under spine. Find the chart block that you need and stick with that block; you won’t be unhappy. Every good pro shop has an Easton arrow selection chart. There is usually one for hunting and one for target shooting, so make sure you are looking at the corcontinued on page 16 n August n ArcheryArchery Magazine Magazine / September June / July 2010 15


HOW TO PICK OUT YOUR HUNTING BOW Part 2 • rect chart when selecting your arrows. When selecting arrows you need to know a few measurements from your bow. The first is peak weight, next is arrow length, point weight, and then what type of cam (hard or soft) you have on your bow. Most hunting bows on the market today fall into the hard cam variety. My hunting bow is set at 70 pounds and I shoot a 27 ½” arrow with a 100 grain broadhead. The Hoyt Maxxis uses an XTR cam that falls into the hard cam category on the Easton chart. With those specs I fall into a little grey area in the Easton selection chart, I could go into Group I or Group J for the ACC Pro Hunter - it’s between a 390and a 340 spine. I know from shooting many different arrows over the years when I have this situation I always go with the stiffer shaft for hunting, because it is a lot easier to get a stiffer spined arrow to tune than it is to get a weak spine arrow to tune and shoot a broadhead well. For this reason I’m using the 340 ACC Pro Hunters; there is no way I will be under spine with this setup.

I find my arrow length by drawing my bow and having a buddy mark the arrow where it contacts the rest then add about a ½ inch to an inch. When I pick out points and inserts I like 100 grain points. I like a finished arrow that isn’t to light because you lose a lot of kinetic energy and isn’t too heavy that I lose all my speed, I try for a good balance between the two. Easton has revamped its longtime always reliable shaft, the ACC, and came up with a hunting shaft that has all the best qualities of the ACC and more. It’s called the ACC Pro Hunter. Over the years the ACC has stood the test of time on the pro target tour and is known as one of the most accurate and toughest parallel shaft on the market. The ACC is a carbon arrow with an aluminum core. This technology is used in their top of the line long distance target shaft the X10 ProTour, possibly the best target shaft ever made. The reason I chose this shaft is for its accuracy at longer distances, so I can reach out 16 Archery Magazine

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into fields for that longer shot if it would present itself although most of my hunting shots are under 30-yards.. I myself love feathers for my indoor Vegas setup but I tend to stay away from them on my hunting setups because I hunt in the rain and don’t like what happens to feathers when they get wet. I like the ease of the plastic fletching over a feather. I think feathers stabilize the arrow faster coming out of the bow because they have more air-resistance. Another way to help with accuracy is to add helical curve and angle to your vanes. This will add much more spin to your arrow while in flight and helps stabilize your arrow quicker. I have lots of helical on my hunting shafts which is a good match for my drop away rest. Finding the right broadhead When picking out a broadhead try to keep in mind what game animal you’re going to pursue. Today there are so many specialized heads out on the market for small game and turkey.

One choice you’re going to make is whether to use fixed blades or open- on- impact heads. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The biggest disadvantage of open on impact heads is if you don’t have an exit hole making tracking very tough. I have a few buddies that use rear deployment open on impact heads and didn’t get an exit hole and we didn’t have a good blood trail. My preferred broadhead is a fixed blade. These heads can be a bit tougher to get to fly but I believe they stand up to bone contact better than an open on impact head. Some other things you will have to consider is what weight head you want. For the most part most broadheads are offered in 85 to 125 grains. Most heads come with 2, 3, and 4 blades to choose from. For the most part fixed blade heads have a cutting diameter of 1”to 1 ½” while open on impact heads have a little more cutting diameter range from 1 ¼” to 2”. Please consult your states game laws to be sure what is legal from state to state. Choosing a Sight When picking out a sight I look for a well designed tough sight. A sight that will survive a fall in a creek, on a rock or get bounced off a tree in the dark is what I need. Sights that have fiber optics hanging out so that they can get caught in the brush and pulled out of the pins just won’t cut it for me. I also will never consider a sight that is made out of plastic because this accessory will be adjusted more than any other piece of equipment on your bow. I spend more money on an outstanding sight than any other accessory on my bows and tell all my friends to do the same. I have used both multi pin sights and moveable single pin sights. When I used moveable sights I loved the accuracy and being able to set my sight to any distance I needed. The downside was being able to just draw and shoot when I was presented with a quick shot like what happens in mid November during the whitetail rut. This is the biggest reason I shoot a multiple pin sight. I like my hunting sight to

have a longer extension bar, because it gets me a little more gap between the individual pins which helps me see my target better. I also like sights that screw directly to the riser of the bow, because there are less moving parts to rattle lose. While writing this article I was more impressed by the Tru-Ball Armour Tech sight than any other bow accessory I looked at this year. Tru-Ball has out done itself with this sight. The new Axcel Armour Tech hunting sight has taken the high end hunting sight market to the next level. This sight has the ability to micro adjust an individual sight pin without moving any other pins. The gang adjust also has a micro adjust, it has the same micro drive that their top of the line target sight has. This sight is one of the most well thought out pieces of hunting equipment I’ve ever worked with. This is why I have picked out this sight for our hunting bow. Picking a peep One of the biggest reasons hunters have trouble seeing game in low light conditions is their peep is too small. When they set up their bow they use a small continued on pg.18

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HOW TO PICK OUT YOUR HUNTING BOW Part 2 • peep, this peep is great for the local field/hunter round or 3-D shoots, but bad for hunting in lowlight conditions. If you’re planning on shooting your bow for 3-D, target, and hunting I suggest trying a peep that gives you the ability to switch the size of the opening without pulling it out of the string. I like a Specialty Archery’s super peep because they have by far the most diverse selection of insertable apertures and it has been proven in tournament shooting all over the country. They even have an insert called a verifier that help hunters that have trouble seeing their pins when they aim, it’s basically the equivalent of using reading glasses except the reading glasses are in the peep. I like to use a peep with a huge hole so I have all the light gathering capability possible when hunting, but when shooting target I can switch to a smaller peep with the twist of an Allen wrench. Finding Rest One of the first thing you’re going to decide when picking out a rest is whether you want a drop away style rest, a whisker biscuit or a launcher style rest. One of the most popular rests on the market today is a whisker biscuit, because it is a full capture rest that is very easy to setup and you don’t have to worry about fletching contact with the rest – all the vanes have equal contact. Another type of rest is what I call regular style rest. Examples of these rests are TM Hunter, Star Hunter, and Bodoodle type of rest. In this style of rest the arrow stays in contact with the rest the entire way till the arrow leaves the bow. The final style of arrow rest I’m going to talk about in this article is the drop away style of arrow rest. It is my personal favorite because it is extremely easy to setup and also deadly accurate. You rarely see a hunting rest on the pro target tour but there are plenty of drop away style arrow rests on the pro tour today. A drop away rest is a rest that raises and lowers as the bow is drawn. The biggest benefit that you get from this rest is you normally don’t have to worry about fletching clearance because the rest drops out of the way before the fletching gets to the rest. The Quiver When picking out a hunting quiver I always like to shoot-test many before I purchase one. In my opinion 18 Archery Magazine

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this accessory can be the noisiest piece of equipment on your bow. A few years back I switched from a one piece quiver to a two piece quiver that bolts directly to my bow. I believe that this switch has made my bow much quieter. If you go with a two piece quiver you will be hunting with it on your bow at all times. If you decide on a one piece quiver then most hunters choose the quick detach type so that they can detach it from their bow and hang it on a tree or their stand. I prefer to use a quiver that is manufactured by the bow company that makes my bow, that way it fits perfectly to the bow. I use the Hoyt/Fuse two piece quiver because it’s very reliable, noise free, and rock solid. Some other things that you need to consider is whether your going to use fixed or open on impact broad heads and how many arrows you want to carry because there are now many options and special configurations for the different types of broad heads. Release There are many options when picking out a hunting release. There seems to be more releases on the market than any other accessory, from wrist strap to thumb button and even back tension. Two of the most popular releases on the pro target tour are also gaining popularity in the hunting market. The first is the thumb button release, the most popular target release on tour today. The other is a back tension release which use to be used exclusively as a target

release. As the hunting market demands better accuracy we are finding more “target” equipment showing up in the hunting market. By far the most popular style release in the hunting market today is the wrist strap style that uses a finger trigger like a gun. While the wrist strap is very popular it might be the hardest release to shoot properly. Most hunters never make contact with the trigger till they snap their finger down on the trigger and punch it off. When you punch a trigger release you normally lose back tension due to shot anticipation. When this happens you shoot nowhere near your potential. The way to shoot a wrist strap properly is lay the second joint of your finger on the trigger and lightly squeeze while pulling through with your back as you would a back tension release. For our hunting bow I have chosen one of the top wrist strap releases on the market today. The Tru-Ball Assassin has no travel and gives an extraordinary crisp release. Stabilizer One of the most over looked pieces of equipment on a bow is the stabilizer. I believe for many years most bowhunters over looked the importance of setting up your stabilizers correctly on your hunting bow. his year at the ATA show I had my eyes opened when B-stinger showed me how to setup stabilizers correctly. For many years I’ve setup my hunting bows with a 10” to 12” light weight stabilizer, without giving much thought to how much this piece of equipment affects accuracy. After shooting their stabilizers for some time now I have seen the effects of a proper setup. A properly set up stabilizer system will make the bow aim better before the shot. It also can help you execute a better shot for the .015 second while the arrow is being fired through the bow, and help you follow through after the arrow is out of the bow. For almost all hunters and shooters they try to set up a bow to feel good at full draw, but don’t really think about the reaction the bow has during that .015 second while the bow is firing the arrow. To me this is the most critical point for your

stabilizer setup to do its job and send the arrow straight to what your aiming at. For my bow I’ve picked one of the B-stinger hunting stabilizers with a 14 oz front weight. I feel that this stabilizer will help make our bow more accurate while not adding to much weight. With the B-Stinger setup I get the reaction out of the bow I’m looking for at the point it’s being fired. Strings and Cables Some of the most marketed accessories in bowhunting today are bow strings and cables. It seems these days there are thousands of people crafting strings and selling them to the public. Hoyt has really made major improvements the last few years on the factory strings and cables that come on their bows. Out of the box the Hoyt bow already has a top notch set of Fuse strings and cables on it. In years past I normally would tear off the factory string/cable set and toss them in the corner, and place a custom built set on my bow but no more. When ordering custom string and cables, keep in mind that not all are made with the same care and quality as others. I have personally used Cedar Hill string/ cable sets (www.cedarhillarchery.com)for many years shooting the pro target tour and they have always been rock solid. Another great custom string maker that you will see on the pro target tour is WR Strings (www. wrstrings.com). A great string/cable set will come pre stretched, and have no peep rotation as you draw the bow, and will last for thousands of shots. Conclusion In the next issue I will tune up our Maxxis and show you how I get my hunting bows shooting top notch for the hunting season. I will also show you how to set up broadheads, fletch hunting arrows, and what to do at the range to improve your shooting! n

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First Dakota Classic the nfaa headquarters rolls out the red carpet by George Ryals IV

ranges. It’s as close as you can come to archery heaven. Your toughest choice when you enter Yankton is what you are going to shoot first.

Shooters started rolling in on Friday to find the Indoor

range loaded with archery vendors and all the outdoor up with a case full of bows, fully intending on making full use of all the ranges.

As everyone filed in, the NFAA staff had the pre-regis-

tered shooters all set on their ranges with their shooting times and target assignments for the National Unmarked 3D and the Classic. There were many who signed up on the flow of walk-ins for the 3D was strong but the registration desk handled each and every shooter and the stage was set for Saturday. Early Saturday the Classic shooters started early to get their 3D round in before their Classic shooting time. The early line for the classic encompassed the cross bow shooters, the Female Pros, and the kids. The day started off fairly normal, and then that famous Great Plains wind started up. The wind in Yankton is kind of hit and miss. This particular weekend it was a hit dead-square between the eyes.

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superb job as host of the classic in Yankton South Da-

ally is SUX. You can also fly into Sioux Falls, SD (FSD). Either airport is an easy drive to Yankton. Hotel accommodations are great and virtually on site with the shoot. Next year there will also be a KOA Campground on site at NFAA Headquarters for campers and tents. The trip to the NFAA headquarters is not just any old trip to a shoot. It is a total archery mecca. When

MAY 22-23, 2010

the shooters rolled into town and began to scout out the venue, they found a full FITA range with a covered shooting pavilion, state-of-the-art indoor range,

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BLAKE MCDONELL DENNIS MADEWELL CORY PITTS DAN CERO

552 555 539 517

560 557 542 555

The senior pros know how to have fun!

AWARD

1112 1112 1081 1072

$350.00 $190.00 $140.00 $100.00

Championship Barebow richard lucangioli SHANE MOORE

350 324

403 330

753 654

$785.00 $0.00

Championship Bowhunter Freestyle

CHRIS SAMPLE Lynn Hoch BILL HAKL Jesse Given

550 551 535 546

555 553 568 549

1105 1104 1103 1095

$600.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Championship Freestyle Female

JAMIE VAN NATTA Erika Anschutz Samantha Neal

566 557 557

577 1143 581 1138 561 1118

$825.00 $475.00 $300.00

Championship Freestyle Ltd Comp

JEFF FABRY BOB GENTRY JAMIE JENNINGS

568 559 539

552 1120 557 1116 562 1101

$825.00 $475.00 $0.00

Championship Freestyle Ltd. Recurve Male Championship Freestyle Male

shooting their longer distances, it was impressive to see

Sioux City, Iowa (SUX)—and yes the airport code re-

Bowhunter Freestyle Flights

one was challenged by the wind. However, it was direct

What a fantastic event the Classic turned

centrally located to the midwesterners. You can fly into

Round 1 Round 2 TOTAL

VIC WUNDERLE

Taking a second to watch the Professional Women’s line

surprisingly easy from most major airport hubs and its

While out taking photos of the lines, it was obvious everyand fairly constant, which made it moderately predictable.

it to yourself to get there next year. Travel to Yankton is

RESULTS

ranges set up and waiting for them. Personally, I showed

the spot as well. Though it’s always better to pre-register,

kota. If you haven’t attended the Classic yet, you owe

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a couple 3D ranges set out to shoot, and a couple field

REO WILDE TIM GILLINGHAM Braden Gellenthien Jesse Broadwater RODGER WILLETT CHANCE BEAUBOUEF CHRIS EGGERS RICHARD POTTER

558

579 579 578 574 568 574 567 569

565 1123

591 588 585 587 590 584 587 584

1170 1167 1163 1161 1158 1158 1154 1153

$1,750.00 $930.00 $800.00 $660.00 $532.50 $532.50 $420.00 $390.00

572 571.7 1143.7 567 576.5 1143.5 560 580 1140 559 580 1139 559 576 1135

$1,000.00 $550.00 $375.00 $260.00 $215.00

Championship Senior Freestyle

Dee Wilde Allan Ruddock RICHARD SMITH Thomas Crowe JACKIE CAUDLE

Collegiate Female Compound KACEY EGGERS

$260.00

507

552 1059

Crossbow Female VICKIE DAY

497

966

$0.00

Crossbow Male

525 544 1069

$150.00

Stan Pennypacker

Cub Female Freestyle Ltd

PAIGE KRAMER GABBY KEISER

472 409

469

$0.00

486 464

958 873

Cub Male Freestyle JOHN KLUS, JR 588 MATTHEW PETERSON 580 Beau Hunter Collins 571

583 1171 581 1161 571 1142

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

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Things started fairly normal—and then that famous Great Plains WIND started up. how handily they were dealing with the wind. They were

On the Pro Men’s line, many struggled with the wind, but

lacing the X-ring as if it were a calm day in the park. Jamie

Gary Smith was hardly fazed. He ran out to a quick lead

VanNatta won for the second time in a row. While her

on the first day by a fair margin. Reo Wilde, on day two,

score was lower than last year on account of the weather,

ran away with the field and gained over Gary and the rest

she still shot a respectable 1143, and Erica Anschutz was

of the field and won his second title in Yankton. Tim Gill-

right behind her with an 1138. Samantha Neil placed

ingham finished second and Braden Gellenthien finished

third.

third. The scores were close in the Pro Men’s division, and

Jeff Fabry is an inspiration to archers everywhere. 

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Round 1 Round 2 TOTAL

AWARD

CHASE PINKERT

499

$0.00

561 1060

Freestyle Flights Flight 1 ROBERT GREGG ZACK PLANNICK KRIS SCHAFF Jody Pletan Andy Turnquist RANDY BALLARD Justin Uhlir BILL LEWIS

574 573 577 569 565 565 559 559

1153 1152 1152 1144 1143 1134 1131 1130

$720.00 $350.00 $350.00 $210.00 $180.00 $150.00 $125.00 $115.00

Flight 2

555 554 1109 551 556 1107 543 564 1107 538 569 1107 540 566 1106 547 559 1106 541 563 1104 545 558 1103

$400.00 $165.00 $165.00 $165.00 $90.00 $90.00 $70.00 $65.00

Flight 3

520 544 1064 530 532 1062 518 543 1061 511 548 1059 533 523 1056 504 548 1052 515 535 1050 529 519 1048

$270.00 $150.00 $110.00 $80.00 $65.00 $55.00 $45.00 $40.00

Jason Wardrip ERIC GRUSENDORF Todd Ahrenstorff Blake Lefler Brad Johannesen STEVE HARMEYER MATT MACDONALD EMILY VEYNA

as usual, there is very little room for error. Tim Gillingham’s story didn’t end with a second in the classic. Tim had one of those weekends that we all wish for. In a shoot-off for first place in the 3D Nationals, Tim bested Dan McCarthy with a closest to center at 47 yards on a Javelina target. So Tim ended up with a second at the We had a few cross bow shooters—they were great fun to watch.

FIRST DAKOTA CLASSIC

DENNY AMBERG H. ANGEL JOHNSON Steven Christian JEFF RUSSO JAMES BROUWER JOHN SMITH Loren Pagel Tito Galvez

579 579 575 575 578 569 572 571

Freestyle Limited Flights

Erica Strassman Matt Carmin Grady Cofield

516 523 476

550 1066 536 1059 533 1009

Freestyle Ltd. Recurve Flights

Classic and a win at the 3D National...but he didn’t stop

DAVID WEARNE ABIGAIL ABRAHAM

there. Nope, he still had more to show us. He won the car

Young Adult Male Freestyle

481 340

993 755

$200.00 $0.00

578 1140 566 1116 554 1104

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Everyone that attended all three shoots on the three star tour were eligible to shoot-off for a brand new Ford

Youth Female Freestyle

Mustang. The shooters names are called and they are assigned to a target and given the special WAF shoot off target. One arrow is shot by each competitor at each distance. Competitors that miss are immediately eliminated from the shoot-off and the line is moved back 5 yards. It’s always a point of conversation as to how far back the shoot-off will

562 550 550

512 415

Bridger Deaton JOSEPH VEITH SPENCER ENDORF

shoot-off as well.

$680.00 $390.00 $0.00

MOLLY VEITH

516

560 1076

$0.00

Youth Male Freestyle

565 572 1137 511 544 1055 0 380 380

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Youth Male Recurve

338 353 691

$0.00

STEVEN MANFULL SEAN PINKERT ELLIOT CULL JOSH Galvez

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Marihelen Rogers congratulates tim on his win.

Tim can’t believe the weekend he’s having.

Tim Still can’t believe the weekend he’s having!

Tim takes a final shot in a shoot-off with Dan McCarthy for the NFAA 3D National. The senior pros know how to have fun

Jamie VanNatta is one of the hardest working women pros in archery. Her win at the classic was the fruit of her labor.

47.5 yards ... 12!

Tim made it all the way back to 35 yards and he was the only one to hit the inner ring. Congratulations, Tim, for a dream of a weekend.

Dan and Tim shake after a good match

In the BareBow Division, Richard Lucangioli bested Shane Moore with a 753. Richard took home $785! Chis

The Classic winner Reo Wilde congratulated Tim Gillingham on his winning the car shoot-off.

Sample was awarded $600 for his win in the Freestyle Bowhunter Championship Division. In the Bowhunter Freestyle Flights, Blake McDonnell took home $350 and first place. In the Compound Unlimited Flights, Robert

Limited division. There was some drama in the Senior

Gregg won and took home $720. Erica Strassman took

Compound Unlimited Division with a tie between Dee

home first in the Female Freestyle Limited, while Jeff Fabry

Wilde and Alan Ruddock. The Grand Master, Dee Wilde,

was running way with first place in the Men’s Freestyle

ended up on top and took home $1,000. Bridger Deaton won the Young Adult Division and Steven Manful contin-

Braden Gellenthien is gathering a little intel from Christie Colin on how the wind is working on the field before his round.

The last archers standing during the car shoot off are shooting their last arrow.

ued his year of wins with a first place in the Youth Division. Both Vic Wunderle and Josh Galvez took first in their respective recurve divisions. Olympic Medalist Vic Wunderle won the Class Male Unlimited, and young Josh was king in the Youth Male Recurve Division. Even with the wind, we had great weather—and the experience was one not to be missed. The fields in Yankton are that which you will never see anywhere else, and if you are an archer addict like most of us, you’ll try your best to shoot your arms off out there and never run out of fresh targets.

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SECTION & STATE ASSOCIATION NEWS Edited by NFAA Headquarters Complete Results of the Indoor Sectional Tournaments are available on line at www.fieldarchery.com/results

GREAT LAKES SECTION

Bob McCutcheon, Councilman Prairie1@royell.net

2010 GREAT LAKES OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 19-20 Beloit, Wisconsin Hosting Club: Beloit Field Archers, Inc State Field Animal Hunter Adult Male Freestyle Championship 1 Nick Moore WI 544 285 548 2 Justin Jensen WI 543 288 546 3 Bret Radaj WI 541 284 543 Flight 01 1 Jeremy Evans OH 532 284 540 2 Wayne Rayfield WI 535 284 536 3 Steve Linke IL 538 280 536 Flight 02 1 Jeff Page WI 530 281 524 2 Bill Haas OH 518 285 528 3 Mark Jones IL 519 284 523 Adult Male Freestyle Limited 1 Mike Darnell MI 467 280 485 Adult Male Barebow 1 Andy Shotts WI 452 261 453 Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle 1 Aaron Brambora IL 527 284 530 2 Jerry Brakley IL 508 281 516 3 Wally Erickson IL 494 286 511 Adult Female Freestyle 1 Renee Powell WI 528 285 531 2 Ann Darnell MI 513 281 512 3 Liz Jones IL 500 276 501 Adul Female Freestyle Limited 1 Danielle Stauffacher WI 466 275 479 Youth Male Freestyle 1 Danny Button WI 544 285 549 2 Josh Ryan WI 536 285 542 3 Lenny Ostrowski Iii WI 499 277 518 Young Adult Male Freestyle 1 Kyle Dowe WI 534 283 544 Senior Male Freestyle Championship 1 Jim Burns WI 546 287 551 2 Randy Rutledge IL 540 283 540 3 Paul Domke WI 528 285 541 Flight 01 1 Dale Goytowski WI 517 280 529 26 Archery Magazine

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TOTAL

1377 1377 1368 1356 1355 1354 1335 1331 1326 1232 1166 1341 1305 1291 1344 1306 1277 1220 1378 1363 1294 1361 1384 1363 1354 1326

2 Steven Binger WI 493 275 524 3 John Kanter WI 524 0 536 Senior Male Freestyle Limited 1 Jeff Beyers MI 474 281 498 2 Rick Knorr IL 484 277 483 Senior Male Barebow 1 Bill Berger IL 332 217 355 Senior Male Bowhunter 1 Norman Lauer IL 421 256 425 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle 1 Ron Whitlock IL 511 286 516 Senior Female Freestyle 1 Lora Smith MI 521 285 523 2 Janette Domke WI 504 277 511 Senior Female Bowhunter Freestyle 1 Patricia Whitlock IL 506 272 518 Master Senior Male Freestyle 1 Doug Grade WI 532 287 534 2 Clayton Venne Jr WI 531 281 535 3 Larry Martin MI 529 286 526 Master Senior Male Freestyle Limited 1 Ron Moschetz WI 475 266 486 2 Michael Sturgeon WI 446 270 453 3 Richard Lindeman WI 439 236 428 Master Senior Male Barebow 1 Richard Hanlon MI 451 280 467 Pro Male Freestyle 1 Rod Menzer WI 556 291 557 2 Lee Gibbs WI 553 292 550 3 Scott Turner MI 544 289 556 Pro Female Freestyle 1 Sally Robie MI 545 289 544 2 Nancy Zorn IL 536 278 520 Senior Pro Male Freestyle 1 Joe Kapp IN 552 283 549 2 Don Ward WI 544 287 552 3 Michael Strassman WI 529 282 531

1292 1060 1253 1244 904 1102 1313 1329 1292 1296 1353 1347 1341 1227 1169 1103 1198 1404 1395 1389 1378 1334 1384 1383 1342

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

2010 MID-ATLANTIC OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 19-20 Waldorf, Maryland Hosting Club: Eutaw Forrest Archers, Inc. HUNTER ANIMAL FIELD TOTAL ADULT FEMALE BAREBOW MCMANUS, CAY 471 257 470 1198 MASTER SENIOR FEMALE FREESTYLE CLEM, VICKI 460 273 479 1212 MAZZELLA, EVA 254 0 188 442 ADULT FEMALE FREESTYLE WEINSTEIN, SUSAN 538 286 545 1369 GALLAGHER, DIANE 525 285 530 1340 ROWLAND, LISA 520 282 497 1299 SENIOR FEMALE FREESTYLE MCMURRAY, GWEN 497 271 0 768 MASTER SENIOR MALE BAREBOW CLINE, DENNIS 462 273 469 1204 SMITH, ALTON 436 277 407 1120 THOMPSON, RONALD 409 264 390 1063 ADULT MALE BAREBOW STARK, RICHARD L 483 283 499 1265 LIGHT JR, GEORGE 435 248 457 1140 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER MCMANUS, JOSEPH 358 244 340 942 SENIOR MALE BOWHUNTER MAHANA, MARVIN 454 265 445 1164 SENIOR MALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE BABCOCK, H.”WEBB” 516 282 525 1323 HURLEY, BILL 521 277 522 1320 BOBROWSKI, CHARLES 502 278 505 1285 SENIOR MALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE LIMITED LITTLE, JIM 489 272 464 1225 DIDIO, ANTHONY 422 250 460 1132 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE DEAN, JEREMY 548 286 543 1377 DAVIS, DARRIN 541 283 539 1363 STALLARD, VANCE 535 284 530 1349 MASTER SENIOR MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 BAUERNFEIND, JOSEPH 527 280 532 1339 AYERS, EDWARD 525 278 525 1328 MAY, RAY 516 285 510 1311 FLIGHT 2 AVERY, O.J 508 277 508 1293 TARRY, DAVID 504 279 504 1287 HAVEL, LOU 494 276 488 1258 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 PAULINO, JUSTIN 552 288 553 1393 REEDINGER, ROBERT 551 289 550 1390 HANLEY, TIM 551 287 548 1386 FLIGHT 2 SANTMYER, VINCE 539 287 544 1370 MCCAULEY, RANDY 541 286 533 1360 KENLEY, ROBERT 541 285 534 1360 FLIGHT 3 ROWLAND, JAY 529 284 529 1342 TOWNSEND, BRIAN 525 283 527 1335 GERSTNER, TOM 518 284 528 1330 PROFESSIONAL MALE FREESTYLE CARBAUGH, JASON 552 285 551 1388 BIANES, TONY 551 284 549 1384 PERO, JOHN 537 287 543 1367 SENIOR PROFESSIONAL MALE FREESTYLE WEST, RONALD 549 287 547 1383

COBLENTZ, TOM 545 288 550 BRADWAY, JC 548 288 543 SENIOR MALE FREESTYLE FLIGHT 1 HIX, LARRY 542 287 544 FRAME, JARRETT 535 287 539 BLAKE, CHUCK 535 283 537 FLIGHT 2 TINCHER, STEVE 526 278 534 JOYCE, DOUGLAS 511 282 526 WILSON, ROBERT 518 283 514 MASTER SENIOR MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED WORRILL, LARRY 496 276 492 WENZEL, JERRY 472 268 460 SENIOR MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED HRYN, DAVE 520 281 513 WALLACE, DENNIS 489 274 473 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED PRITCHETT, GREGORY 466 264 456 TAYLOR, NICK 451 262 456 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LTD RECURVE/LONGBOW DODIN, ALEX 433 261 421 ADULT MALE TRADITIONAL ORLIC, MICHAEL 368 253 365 WILLIAMS, MARK 254 158 239 YOUNG ADULT MALE FREESTYLE DAVIS, HUNTER 541 281 519 YOUTH MALE FREESTYLE KENLEY, LUCAS 546 288 549 GROSSL, ZACK 493 278 514 SETTLE, TREY 482 271 494 MCGLOTHLIN, BRIAN 445 271 486 CUB MALE FREESTYLE REYNEN, CODY 352 179 394 CUB MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED WELLER, LOGAN 468 267 473 REYNEN, HUNTER 291 206 325 GUESTS WILBANKS, JAMES 542 288 545 RENNER, DAN 543 287 540 DiMASCIO, DAVID D 536 287 535 AUSTIN, OLIVER 466 262 437

1383 1379 1373 1361 1355 1338 1319 1315 1264 1200 1314 1236 1186 1169 1115 986 651 1341 1383 1285 1247 1202 925 1208 822 1375 1370 1358 1165

MIDWEST SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman IowaArchery@hotmail.com

2010 MIDWEST OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 26-27, 2010 Host: NFAA/ESDF Archery Center, Yankton, SD Host: Waverly Archers

STATE FIELD 14 HUNTER 14 ANIMAL TOTAL Adult Female Bowhunter Freestyle JULENE HAKL MN 523 265 282 1070 MARCIA JONES IA 494 259 275 1028 MELISSA EIKLENBORG IA 414 218 272 904 Adult Female Freestyle SAMANTHA JACOBS IA 498 244 279 1021 TRESSIA BRETSCH IA 473 239 281 993 Adult Male Bowhunter TOM JURIK IA 331 156 234 721 Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle BILL HAKL MN 546 270 288 1104 BLAKE MCDONELL IA 536 270 286 1092 B.J. DEATON IA 536 257 285 1078

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Adult Male Freestyle JODY PLETAN SD 555 273 287 RANDY BALLARD IA 545 274 291 DAN NORBY SD 547 269 288 Flight 2 DAVID HARMS IA 539 267 285 JIM HUNT IA 532 272 286 HUGO BARRIENTOES IA 536 274 280 BOB HOWARD IA 527 275 288 Cub Female Freestyle Limited GABRIELLA KEISER SD 384 199 210 Cub Male Freestyle EASTON ROLLINGS MO 522 253 280 Master Senior Female Freestyle JUDY DOUB KS 480 234 276 Master Senior Male Freestyle CARL THIESSEN SD 512 262 286 LYNN UMBARGER KS 521 257 282 ROGER BAKKEN MN 517 248 280 Master Senior Male Freestyle Limited RICHARD STREAM IA 453 223 244 Pro Male Freestyle JOSHUA ERBE SD 519 248 272 Senior Female Bowhunter Freestyle BARB SHARP IA 458 228 268 Senior Female Freestyle KATHY FABER SD 509 258 281 KAROL SWANK IA 499 250 284 Senior Female Freestyle Limited PAT BRIDGE IA 458 229 267

1115 1110 1104 1091 1090 1090 1090 793 1055 990 1060 1060 1045 920

Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle BOB SHIPMAN 529 265 283 1077 SHORTY FABER SD 462 227 265 954 JIM BORG MN 509 0 0 509 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle Limited KEN SHARP IA 478 230 268 976 Senior Male Freestyle BILL MYERS MO 530 269 283 1082 NORM SWANK IA 527 264 281 1072 DENNIS AMBERG SD 514 264 289 1067 Senior Male Traditional MARVIN GIBSON NE 302 153 192 647 Senior Pro Male Freestyle Limited KEN YEATER IL 448 243 272 963 Young Adult Male Freestyle STEVEN MANFULL KS 532 266 288 1086 JARED LAMPE IA 513 257 282 1052 Youth Male Freestyle MARCUS DRAVES IA 504 254 281 1039 CHEYENNE BRETSCH IA 485 236 278 999 TYLER BRETSCH IA 480 222 270 972 ELLIOT NYSVEN SD 401 152 254 807

1039 954 1048 1033 954

NEW ENGLAND SECTION Ken Moore, Councilman kmoore151@verizon.net

2010 New England Outdoor Sectionals Tournament Date: June 26th & 27th Hosted by: Lunenburg Sportsmans Club

FIELD ANIMAL HUNTER TOTAL PARTICIPANTS STATE SCORE SCORE SCORE SCORE Pro Mens Freestyle 1 CHRIS DESTON CT 552 291 273 1116 Mens Freestyle 1 MIKE LAMAR CT 547 287 553 1387 2 JOHN FLEURY VT 553 285 547 1385 3 LEO GONZALAS CT 542 287 549 1378 Mens Freestyle Limited 1 PAUL LEWKOWICZ MA 477 271 480 1228 Mens Traditional 1 DAVID SARVER MA 273 222 310 805 Womens Freestyle 1 KATHIE AINSWORTH MA 500 277 487 1264 CARMEN SARVER MA 476 199 442 1117 Young Adult Male Freestyle 1 TANNERY JANESKEY CT 539 287 549 1375 2 NICHOLAS ROACH MA 404 253 425 1082 Senior Male Freestyle - Champion Flight 1 RON ROCKEL MA 544 287 539 1370 2 JOHN FOURNIER RI 533 286 531 1350 3 GARY MARRIER VT 521 283 535 1339 Flight One 1 PAUL LOCKE RI 499 283 511 1293 2 BRUCE MULENIX RI 499 288 503 1290 3 RUDY JULIAN MA 498 283 493 1274 Senior Male Freestyle Limited 1 PATRICK PETTENGILL MA 472 272 487 1231 KENNETH MOORE RI 467 267 466 1200 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle 1 WARREN WILLARD MA 492 269 470 1231 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle Limited 1 BUZZ POMBER VT 429 255 424 1108 Senior Female Freestyle 1 DARLENE MARRIER VT 511 279 520 1310 HEATHER DEAN RI 495 276 517 1288 Master Senior Male Freestyle 1 GLENN MONESMITH NH 525 285 529 1339 28 Archery Magazine

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2 CEDRIC LEBLANC MA 525 281 520 3 DAN WHITEHOUSE VT 518 281 512 Master Senior Male Freestyle Limited 1 FRANK KOCIAN CT 341 236 344

NORTHWESTERN SECTION

Dan Kolb, Councilman bhfsdjk@hotmail.com

2010 Northwest Outdoor Sectional Tournament Date: June 19-20, 2010 Hosting Club: Silver Arrow Bowmen Field Animal Adult Male Freestyle Rick Morgan 542 287 Matt Anderson 535 283 Shawn Vincent 535 285 Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle Tim Davis 5448 287 Jeff Whitlock 522 283 Merl Reed 517 277 Adult Female Freestyle Jane Sommers 507 283 Crystal Parker 513 284 Angle Johnson 510 285 Adult Female Bowhunter Freestyle L. Starkweather 469 270 Karin Cook 458 273 Adult Female Traditional Brandy Fournet 181 132 Senior Male Freestyle Larry Thurman 544 284 Jay Boquist 529 283 Bill McKinnon 521 283 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle D. Starkweather 526 284 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle Limited Gerald Hickman 470 275 Ken Smiley 479 264 Senior Male FSLimited/Recurve Bill Lee 448 269 T. Samuelsen 111 105 Senior Male Traditional Ren Sarns 237 210 Senior Female Freestyle Limited Teko Phillips 378 253 Senior Female Bowhunter Freestyle Gail Culver 443 270 Master Senior Male Freestyle Barney Mowery 505 279 Master Senior Male Freestyle Limited Jack Bradley 419 269 Youth Male Freestyle Drew Vaughn 391 226 Youth Female Freestyle K. Almanza 477 274 Cub Male Freestyle Tor Samuelsen 523 279 Joel Seeger 512 278 Cub Female Freestyle Faith Cook 471 269

Hunter

Total

550 538 536

1379 1356 1356

541 527 513

1376 1332 1307

516 507 504

1306 1304 1299

487 472

1226 1203

202

515

520 517 513

1348 1329 1317

516

1326

472 466

1217 1209

454 0

1171 216

270

717

420

1051

451

1164

488

1272

417

1105

392

1009

441

1192

501 512

1303 1302

484

1224

1326 1311

2010 Northwest Marked 3D Sectional TOURNAMENT DATE 08/07/10 – 08/08/10

921

HOSTING CLUB: Cedar River Bowmen RANGE LOCATION: PO Box 802, Black Diamond, WA 98010 DIRECTIONS TO RANGE: Going south on SR 169 follow road across the Green River Gorge bridge to the Enumclaw-Franklin Road and turn left. Approx 1 mile to the CRB gate on the right. Through the gate and follow the road up a small hill and to the right. Club is a short distance beyond the yellow gate(s). SEND REGISTRATION TO: Jim Walker, PO Box 802, Black Diamond, WA 98010 Phone 9253 0740-3653 • Email jw2bugle@comcast. net PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15 LATE REGISTRATION: On site SCHEDULE: 9 am Shotgun start both days MOTELS: Several hotels/Motels available nearby in Enumclaw/ Buckley/Bonney Lake Campground: PRIMITIVE on-site camping available. No RV power, water, or sewer.

SOUTHEASTERN SECTION Tim Austin, Councilman flarchery@earthlink.net

2010 Southeast Outdoor Sectional May 28-29 Chickasaw Archery, Shepherdsville, KY Gator Bowmen, Gainesville, FL Durham County Wildlife, Durham, NC NAME Field Animal Hunter Adult Female Freestyle Shelly Mascaro FL 510 281 531 Cindy Gibbs NC 511 281 504 Adult Female Traditional Helen Claudio FL 275 180 297 Adult Male Barebow Glen Baxter KY 470 274 466 Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle John Bowersox FL 543 285 541 Tim Eaton NC 537 283 541 Kelly Lawrence TN 501 284 498 Adult Male Freestyle Ron Martin FL 546 289 549 Glen Klawitter FL 549 289 540 David Hawlk NC 541 286 549 Flight 2 Joe Rozmus NC 532 286 522 Anthony Atterberry KY 523 288 516 Travis Carotherrs KY 493 281 511 Adult Male Freestyle Limited Kevin Bryant KY 496 284 483 Densel Landrum FL 481 270 464 Jeff Prevatt FL 380 206 424 Adult Male Freestyle Ltd Recurve Bryan Perry NC 398 233 393 Adult Male Traditional Robert Larkin KY 290 192 0 Cub Female Freestyle Ashlee Houle FL 530 283 519 Cub Male Freestyle Austin Hutchens NC 541 283 543

TOTAL

1322 1296 752 1210 1369 1361 1283 1384 1378 1376 1340 1327 1285 1263 1215 1010 1024 482 1332 1367

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Male Crossbow John Boutin NC 497 273 516 Master Sr. Female Freestyle Helen Baker KY 405 202 360 Master Sr. Male Barebow Jerry Stemich FL 421 260 426 George Denilen FL 270 Master Sr. Male Freestyle Frank Gandy FL 533 289 536 Kevin Bergenroth FL 537 282 533 Vincent Baker KY 514 285 531 Flight 2 Hank Farro FL 501 278 514 Clay Caudill KY 490 270 505 Bill Bishop FL 484 272 472 Pro Male Freestyle James Malone KY 555 291 548 Kurtis Swift KY 550 288 541 Scott Barrett FL 520 287 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle Roy Peters FL 499 287 485 Rick Sharp FL 488 274 483 Senior Male Freestyle Eddie Whobrey KY 543 288 549 Blair Peterson FL 533 286 532 Rick DuBrueler FL 527 286 529 Senior Male Freestyle Ltd. Charles May KY 515 274 510 Frank Mosser KY 487 280 490 Dale East FL 494 273 489 Senior Male Freestyle Ltd. Recurve Jake Veit GA 399 227 426 Youth Male Freestyle Justin Hutchens NC 488 278 511 Doil Lawrence TN 462 266 422

Charles May 967 1107 270 1358 1352 1330 1293 1265 1228 1394 1379 807 1271 1245 1380 1351 1342 1299 1257 1256 1052 1277 1150

2010 Southeast Marked 3-D Sectional 19-20 June—Archery Barn, Franklin NC 10-11 July—Chickasaw Archers, Shepherdsville KY 10-11 July—Gator Bowmen, Gainesville FL 10-11 July—Ft. Lauderdale Archers, Ft Lauderdale FL STATE RD-1 RD-2 RD-3 Youth Male Freestyle Mason Smith NC 206-6 208-6 214-7 Allen Abe FL 190-5 178-2 182-3 Doil Lawrence TN 144-2 166-1 142-1 Bobby Biskupiak FL 156 150 144 Young Adult Male Freestyle Damon Quire KY 206-7 214-7 212-9 Dalton Thompson NC 184-4 171-1 174-2 Devan O’Hagan FL 121 151 161 Adult Female Traditional Shelly Mascaro FL 46 69 60 Senior Male Traditional Bob Wartenberg FL 123 111 122 Adult Male Barebow Glen Baxter KY 193-6 186-3 183-8 Master Sr. Male Barebow Jerry Stemich FL 151-1 139-0 137 Senior Female Freestyle Ltd. Recurve Angie Olds FL 127-1 110 95 Senior Male Freestyle Ltd. Recurve David Brandfass FL 148 151 175 William Cisek FL 125 130 133 Roger Ammons NC 90 120-2 158 Adult Male Freestyle Limited Densel Landrum FL 172-3 171-1 203-5 Senior Male Freestyle Ltd. Dale East FL 173-0 174-2 190-3 30 Archery Magazine

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173-4

168-2

154-1

495-7

1286

TOTAL

628-19 550-10 452-4 450-7 632-23 529-7 433-4 175-1 356-4 562-17 427 332 474-4 388 368 546-8 537-7

Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle Jim Brown FL 194-2 185-2 182-3 Ernest Drowns KY 160-2 189-5 162-4 David Dunaphant FL 157 178 153 Pete Murphy FL 155-1 164-1 2154-1 Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle Carlos Thompson NC 184-3 198-4 202-7 Kelly Lawrence TN 178-4 185-5 163-2 Barry Nall KY 190-4 168-1 162-3 Greg Wilk FL 164-4 178-2 157-2 Adult Male Freestyle Ron Duren KY 206-6 193-4 206-6 Greg Quire KY 193-5 200-4 203-7 Mark Jones NC 196-2 198-5 202-6 Senior Male Freestyle Eddie Whobrey KY 218-11 218-10 205-9 Roger Hall NC 198-5 199-4 204-6 Ralph Peck FL 196-3 187-4 209-8 Master Sr. Male Freestyle Frank Gandy FL 204 195 188-6 Kevin Bergenroth FL 187 194 204-5 Don Melton NC 176-1 200-6 202-4

561-7 511-11 488-4 473-3 584-14 526-11 520-8 499-8 605-16 596-15 596-13 641-30 601-15 592-15 587-15 585-12 578-11

SOUTHERN SECTION Lee Gregory, Councilman lee@dlprint.com

2010 Southern Outdoor Sectional Tournament Date: June 12-13, 2010 Hosting Club: Huaco Bowmen 14 Hunter + 28 Field 14 Animal Cub Female Freestyle Thistlethwaite, Zoe LA 369 432 Zimmerman, Hannah LA 354 432 Youth Male Freestyle Reese, David TX 530 536 Young Adult Male Freestyle Lake, Ryan TX 460 477 Master Senior Male Freestyle Reynolds, Mike TX 516 539 Hockett, Freddy OK 480 521 Master Senior Female Freestyle Ortiz, Elba TX 461 510 Master Senior Male Freestyle Limited Richardson, Robert TX 481 502 Ortiz, Jose TX 430 512 Coleman, Gary TX 444 490 Master Senior Male Barebow McCrary, Eddie TX 476 511 Heishman, Monte TX 359 406 Senior Male Barebow Coker, Pat TX 483 499 Gregory, Lee TX 464 503 Senior Male Bowhunter Bateman, Earle TX 421 480 Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle Avorius, George TX 505 546 Laws, Jack LA. 490 508 Senior Male Freestyle Bucy, Doug TX 543 551 Hohmann, William TX 531 554 Brown,Bill TX 532 550 Rushing, Ande TX 522 539 Rodgers, Stanley TX 514 543 Adult Male Freestyle

Total

801 786 1066 937 1055 1001 971 983 942 934 987 765 982 967 901 1051 998 1094 1085 1082 1061 1057

Wesley, Troy TX 545 558 Ray, Joshua OK 547 554 Chesnut, Allen TX 540 555 Flight 2 Lake, Michael TX 534 548 Kuhl, Rodger TX 529 542 Hoese, Brian TX 524 543 Adult Female Freestyle Taylor, Jacki TX 527 545 Rushing, Bev TX 502 529 Johnson, Betty TX 500 521 Adult Male Freestyle Limited Miller, Mike TX 517 531 Gale, Buddy TX 513 529 Whiteford, Scott TX 490 516 Adult Male Barebow Bowen, Bill TX 467 518 Wilson, Jack TX 459 491 Adult Male Bowhunter Schulz, Jeff TX 472 509 Baxter, Dave TX 440 491 Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle Ragsdale, Toby TX 533 555 St. Upery, Ricky LA. 526 548 McMillan, Mark OK 533 536 Adult Female Bowhunter Freestyle Falgout, Neecie LA. 507 528 Cowen, Amanda TX 478 521 St. Upery, Toni LA. 476 476 Adult Male Bowhunter Freestyle Limited Hanus, Bryan TX 481 523 Hendrick, Ron TX 487 515 Walker, Jerry TX 466 489 Adult Male Freestyle Ltd. Recurve/Longbow Bateman, Bubba TX 501 534 Welch, Clayton MS 487 513 Welch, Steve MS 445 487 Adult Male Traditional Koopmann, Randy TX 367 401

1103 1101 1095 1072 1061 1067 1072 1031 1021 1048 1042 1006 985 950 981 931 1088 1074 1069 1035 999 952 1004 1002 955 1035 1000 932 768

SOUTHWESTERN SECTION Bob Borges, Councilman archer_nm@yahoo.com

2010 Southwest Outdoor Sectional Tournament Date: June 26th and 27th 2010 Hosting Club: Academy Archers State Sat Sun Pro - M - FS Bill Pellegrino CO 839 x 64 546 x 67 Ray Tenbrook CO 821 x 50 551 x 62 Dick Smith CO 828 x 60 543 x 64 Roger Wheaton CO 826 x 53 540 x 62 MS - M - FS Del Hatley NM 776 x 22 500 x 29 Doug Auckland NM 769 x 25 492 x 22 Jim Mense CO 767 x 26 487 x 24 S - F- FS Ruth Auckland NM 778 x 28 512 x 24 Janet Thomas CO 704 x 13 455 x 15 S - M - FS Denny Pfeil CO 806 x 41 518 x 34 Larry Phillips CO 796 x 31 514 x 31 Ron Mitchell CO 793 x 32 515 x 23 A - M - FS Jeff Marcum CO 829 x 61 549 x 60 Kurt Geist CO 829 x 54 538 x 56 Cleveland Young CO 825 x 49 531 x 47

Total

1385 x 131 1372 x 112 1371 x 124 1366 x 115 1276 x 51 1261 x 47 1254 X 50 1290 x 52 1159 x 28 1324 x 75 1310 x 69 1308 x 55

2nd Flight Scott Meineke CO 799 x 39 532 x 35 Justin Sandoval NM 808 x 36 522 x 39 Michael Grover CO 806 x 33 521 x 38 A - F - FSL - R Lynn Walters CO 652 x 8 424 x 13 S -M - BHFS Johnny Walker CO 801 x 41 518 x 56 Bob Walters CO 742 x 28 509 x 26 John Hufford CO 747 x 13 470 x 14 A - F - BHFS Anne Geist CO 807 x 29 515 x 28 Lisa Tenbrook CO 775 x 21 502 x 27 Debby Hammack CO 765 x 11 493 x 21 LeCarla Gilmere CO 642 x 8 417 x 7 A - M - BHFSL Bill Caires CO 742 x 23 503 x 24 Reed Hiltermann CO 747 x 19 474 x 16 Leroy Kahn NM 718 x 15 458 x 14 S - M - BH Paul Bailey CO 268 x 1 257 x 1 A - F - FS Becky Pearson AZ 828 x 53 536 x 49 LeAnn Thompson CO 791 x 30 526 x 34 S - M - FSLR Scott Cragle CO 661 x 7 401 x 5 A - M - BHFS Mike Holbrook CO 813 x 44 519 x 33 Don Groetken CO 803 x 40 526 x 37 Richard Sweatland CO 798 x 34 494 x 23 Second Flight Ray King CO 760 x 21 500 x 26 Darryl Sandoval NM 766 x 24 494 x 20 Keith Gilmere CO 754 x 15 500 x 26 A - M - BH Ted Kibel CO 724 x 17 473 x 11 Bob Borges NM 698 x 6 446 x 8 MS - M - BB Glenn Schultz CO 696 x 8 441 x 9 S - M - BB Rich Lucangioli CO 594 x 6 348 x 8 S - M - Trad Steve Synhorst CO 550 x 4 323 x 1 Pat Shields CO 403 x 2 299 x 2 A - M - Trad Dennis Brady CO 468 x 2 336 x 9 A - F - Trad Becky Korte CO 198 x 2 174 x 0 Sharon Soderlund CO 193 x 0 115 x 1 Y - M - FS CJ Marcum CO 808 x 40 532 x 39 Justin Gutowski CO 768 x 28 511 x 31 Y - F - FS Kaylee Geist CO 768 x 15 508 x 29 Hannah Hammack CO 705 x 11 475 x 14 Y - M - FSL Eric Smith NM 130 x 0 78 x 1 C - M - FS Wyatt Hammack CO 796 x 30 515 x 27 Tyler Gutowski CO 764 x 26 483 x 13 C - F - FSL - R Deirdre Thornton CO 567 x 10 364 x 4 C - M - BB Jonathan Bailey CO 602 x 7 438 x 13 C - F - BB Gabriela Borges NM 196 x 0 103 x 0 Guest Richard Orth WI 790 x 25 509 x 33

1331 x 74 1330 x 75 1327 x 71 1076 x 21 1319 x 97 1251 x 54 1217 x 27 1322 x 57 1277 x 48 1258 x 32 1059 x 15 1245 x 47 1221 x 35 1176 x 29 525 X 2 1364 x 102 1317 x 64 1062 x 12 1332 x 77 1329 x 77 1292 x 57 1260 x 47 1260 x 44 1254 x 40 1197 x 28 1144 x 14 1137 x 17 992 x 14 873 x 5 702 x 4 804 x 11 372 x 2 308 x 1 1340 x 79 1279 x 59 1276 x 44 1180 x 25 208 x 1 1311 x 57 1247 x 39 931 x 14 1040 x 20 299 x 0 1299 x 58

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Focus on the Right Things by Terry Wunderle

THE SECOND DAY OF COMPETITION FOR THE NFAA Indoor Championships was slated to begin in 30 minutes. I was talking with some of my students in the male youth free-style division, as I tried to prepare them for a successful performance in their final leg of the tournament. “You have much better form than you shot yesterday,” I cited to two of the archers. “Both of you were focusing on hitting the ‘X’ because you knew that it would take a good score to win. You have been shooting very tight groups in practice, but you changed and were trying to fine-tune your aiming a little more for this competition. As you found out, it doesn’t work. If you want to shoot well today and stand a chance of placing, you have one choice. Put the pin in the center of the white [five-ring] and shoot the best form that you can shoot. Don’t try to hit the X-ring; try to hit the middle of the white. The archers in the lead usually shoot defensively and their scores often go down. Shoot good form and you might pass them up.” I then turned to a student who was standing next to me and

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said, “You shot 60X yesterday and you won’t be coming down to join the others, because you have a comfortable lead. Treat today as a practice day and just shoot good form.” With three ends to go, one of the students came to me and said, “I’m hitting an ‘X’ on the first four arrows, but I always hit a five on the last arrow. Why am I missing the last shot?” I asked him, “Were you trying to hit the white the first four arrows?” “Yes,” was his reply. I further questioned, “After you hit four ‘Xs,’ were you trying to hit the ‘X’ on the fifth shot?” He smiled and answered, “Yes. Now I know what I’m doing wrong.” With renewed concentration, the young archer shot clean on the next three ends, finishing with a 300, 52X round. Changing his point of focus raised him to a top performance, as he moved from eighth place to second, behind my other student who had a record-setting performance. Picture yourself in the following situation. You are shooting at an indoor archery tournament against competitors of equal abilities. They are using standard shooting lanes and targets, but your lane is a little different. You have to stand on a piece of four-inch foam with two small tree limbs between you and the target. Your target isn’t securely fastened, and a fan is blowing on it. There are several obstacles that are definitely inhibiting you from having a top performance, which leaves you at a distinct disadvantage. This type of situation is what many archers unknowingly do to themselves at a tournament. They mentally create obstacles that restrict them from shooting their best game, as they cloud their minds with irrelevant thoughts and anxieties. Their thought patterns begin to run in many directions, resulting in a condition of unrest and tightened muscles. Performances are handicapped with distractions, just as they were with the archer in the previous scenario. The common pitfalls for most archers can be summarized in two words, “win” and “score.” Focusing on these prevents an archer from directing the thought process to where it belongs, which is shooting a shot with perfect form. Thoughts of winning and scoring have no importance until the competition

is over. During a tournament, the focal point has to be on the performance, not its end result. By placing emphasis on “win” and “score,” you create unnecessary anxiety. This in turn produces mental distractions that prevent proper shot execution. Once anxiety takes over the thought process, negative thinking erodes the ability to shoot a smooth shot. It is important for you to have a positive focus on your shooting skills. These thoughts will then help you to become more relaxed and calm, enhancing your performance. This mental approach, as you well know, is not easily mastered. Not only are you hampered by your selfinflicted pressure, you are also bombarded with the expectations of your friends and relatives. It is important for you to rework your goals and direct them toward your performance, not the result of your performance.

In other words, make it your goal to shoot each shot with the best form possible. Remember, a perfect shot is nothing more than a perfect shot execution. When shooting an arrow, the mind and body have to bond together as one unit. This unit becomes the shot. As you participate in a tournament, you are standing there for one reason, to shoot the arrow. Nothing else should enter into the picture. Shooting the arrow is the event. That is the focus. You must free yourself from other thoughts, relax, and enjoy the moment. Become absorbed in the experience and think in the present. Do not reflect on the past or the future. Do not think about the last shot or the outcome of the present shot. Focus on the moment, trusting your mind and body to execute that perfect shot which you have practiced. Having a top performance will take care of itself. n

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Easton Foundations National Field Archery Association Foundation

EASTON FOUNDATIONS NATIONAL FIELD ARCHERY ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION JOINT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 1. Deadline for 2011 scholarship applications to be received at the NFAAF Office in Yankton is December 31, 2010. The winners will be announced at the World Archery Festival Vegas Shoot, February 2011. 2. The NFAA Scholarship Committee will review and rank the applications, place each applicant into the appropriate category and present their suggestions to the Joint Scholarship Approval Committee for their approval. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee, consisting of two Directors of the National Field Archery Association Foundation and two Directors of the Easton Foundations, will make a joint decision on winners and the final amounts for each scholarship. 3. The NFAA National Office will notify all applicants if their application was denied or approved, and the amount of the scholarship. If approved, it will also describe the procedure for the scholarship payment. 4. For all scholarships greater than $500, the recipient will receive an Archery Activity Report form that must be completed and sent to the NFAA National Office twice a year, showing their archery activities during the year. Applicant Requirements The maximum amount of all scholarships for the first three years will be $50,000 per year. The goal is to provide 50% of the scholarships to recurve archers and 50% to compound archers. A secondary goal will be to split the scholarships equally between men & women. • Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. • Applicants that are not graduating from high school in the current year (JOAD, NASP, junior high, or high school freshman/sophomore archers) may apply. n For this group, any approved scholarships will be held by the Foundation until the student notifies the Foundation they are graduating from high school, and the name of the qualified school they plan to attend. • High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/university or a technical training college (these are considered qualified schools). n Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. • College applicants must be full time students at either a two or four year college or university. 34 Archery Magazine

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n Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. Scholarship recipients must compete in archery during the entire academic year. Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college may apply for training grants.

Scholarship Levels 1. JOAD, NASP, Junior High, High School, Junior College or Trade College Students: Eligible for $500 scholarships. 2. College Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors: Scholarship amounts will vary between $500-2,500 based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and the following: a. Applicant is attending college, participates in the college archery club program, and is shooting competitively. b. Applicant is attending a college that does not have an archery club program, but the student is shooting competitively on their own. i. If the student starts a new archery club program at their school, this will be a major factor to receive a scholarship the next year. ii. Students that are more successful starting archery clubs will be considered for greater scholarship amounts. 3. If the Applicant has made the current Olympic, PanAm, or Other International Team through the USA Archery selection process: Scholarship amounts will vary between $2,500-5,000 based on the archer’s accomplishments and future competition plans. a. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee may approve a ‘training grant’ for Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college, and allow them to use the grant to pay for training, and competition travel expenses without needing to be spent on the archer’s education. (Though this situation is expected to be rare, it will allow top US archers to apply for financial support.) 4. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee has the discretion to create a larger scholarship for an extraordinary applicant (up to $20,000) depending on special continued on page 39

Scholarship Application Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 (Completed applications must be received by the NFAA Office no later than December 31, 2010.) 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 first 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 confirm.) 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.) Archery Magazine

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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 finish? 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 confirm 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. 36 Archery Magazine

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NFAA® Council & Board of Directors NFAA® Council

NFAA® Board of Directors

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

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

Vice President—Brian Sheffler 7006 Beargrass Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317/244-7585 lbsheff@comcast.net NFAA® Office 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 605/260-9280 fax NFAArchery@aol.com

Rocky Kline Director - IN 1108 N. Korby St. Kokomo, IN 46901 765/457-7086 rlkline@insightbb.com Bill Jones Director - MI 2049 Lake St. National City, MI 48748 989/469-3939

Bill Hakl Director - MN 5656 317th St. Stacy, MN 55079 651/462-1916 wehjkh@frontiernet.net Jamie Jennings Director - MO 1416 E. University St. Springfield, MO 65804 417/689-2023 jxjennings@att.net Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504 eChristman@neb.rr.com

Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/827-2831 prairie1@royell.net

Norm Newman Director - OH 103 Silver Gate Kenton, OH 43326 419/673-0021

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

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

Mike Strassman Director - WI 2402 W. Camerson Eau Claire, WI 54703 715/834-9975 mstrassman9975@charter.net

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

Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788 IowaArchery@hotmail.com

Mid Atlantic Ron West Director - MD 802 Painter Pl. Capitol Hts., MD 20743 301/336-7961 WestArrowsWest@aol.com

New England Gary Marrier Director - VT 1525 Gibou Rd. Montgomery Ctr., VT 05471 802/326-4797 bowdoctor@pivot.net

New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 kmoore151@verizon.net

John Pawlowski Director - PA 360 Madison St. Coatesville, PA 19320 610/384-5483 bpjp@ccis.net

Jim Lamoin Director - CT 138 Albrecht Rd. Torrington, CT 06790 860/489-9452

Northwest Dan Kolb 3571 Teton St. Casper, WY 82609 480/895-8559 bhfsdjk@hotmail.com

Douglas Joyce Director - NJ 30 Willow Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 732/247-3892 jdjarcher@aol.com

Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969 Flarchery@bellsouth.net

Dave Hryn Director - NY PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224 716/481-4699 Archery1@localnet.com

Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296 lee@dlprint.com

Jim Quarles Director - VA 7911 Cherokee Rd Richmond, VA 23225 804/272-6512 jim.quarles@vfaa.org

Southwest Bob Borges 5332 River Ridge Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505/890-4665 archer_nm@yahoo.com

Steve Tincher Director - WV 214 Seneca Valley Estates Charleston, WV 25320 304/984-0090 jstincher@cebridge.net Midwest Norm Swank Director - IA 403 Main Street P.O. Box 31 Reasnor, IA 50232 563/578-8534 nswank@netins.net John Doub Director - KS 1125 E. 59th St. Wichita, KS 67216 316/524-0963 archnutz@cox.net

Pam Gallant Director - ME 26 Windsor Place Poland, ME 04230 207/988-2793 psgallant@fairpoint.net Paul Lewkowicz Director - MA 3 Davis Road Southborough, MA 01772 luke84@charter.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 208/476-5377 hmsarchery@email.com Doug Tate Director - MT 3499 Blacktail Loop Rd. Butte, MT 5970d1 406/494-4393 DOUG.TATE@northwestern.com Harry Bates Director - AK PO Box 875074 Wasilla, AK 99687 907/373-7731 hnbates@alaska.net

LeRoy Dukes Director - OR P.O. Box 422 Fairview, OR 97024 503/201-4961

Southwest Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847 frank@frankpearson.com

Paul LaRue Director - WA 12613 SE 21st Place Kent, WA 98031 253/350-9749

Committee Chairmen

Tom Daley Director - CA 12916 Austin Forest Circle Auburn, CA 95602 650/722-2713 nfaadir@cbhsaa@org

Ted Walton Director - WY 3807 I80 Service Rd., Cheyenne, WY 82009 307/635-7514 Tedwaltonjr@aol.com

Sheri Stine-Trujillo Director - CO 7723 Raritan Street Denver, CO 80221 303/427-4430 sherist1000@msn.com

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

Tom Boots Director - GA 6530 Robert Dr. Harlem, GA 30814-5360 706/556-3240 boots6530@charter.net Glen Baxter Director - KY 9301 Whitley Rd. Louisville, KY 40272 502-262-6738 gbaxter@heiltrailer.com Chris Wilson Director - NC 114 Water Filter Plant Rd. Morganton, NC 28655 828/403-1795 rockinarcher@charter.net S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 sdalesmith@yahoo.com

The NFAA® has 50

Carl Jamison Director - NM 6763 Forest Hills Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505/857-0815 carl_jamison@msn.com

chartered state associations and over 1,000

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

affiliated clubs in

Judd Wathen Director - UT 675 N. 460 E Ephraim, UT 84627 435/283-3129 Wathen_1@msn.com

sport of archery

the United States and abroad. The

is a healthy and exciting sport providing an

Professional Representatives

activity in which

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

the entire family

New England Chris Deston 74 Springbrook Dr. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860/673-8594

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

Scott Bradford Director - LA 40340 Old Hickory Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737-6756 225/622-0838 NFAALADirector@aol.com David Blockcolski Director - OK 202 S. Orphan St. Pryor, OK 74361 918/825-3149 Steve Coleman Director - TX 909 LCR 120 Mount Calm, TX 76673 254/993-2900 j13scoleman@yahoo.com

participate.

obtain information about various programs offered

Midatlantic Tom Coblentz 1 Ash Drive Knoxville, MD 21758 301/834-7154

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

can

Write us on how to

Midwest Sharon Henneman 9 Aspen Belton, MO 64012 816/679-3250

Southern Garry Randall Director - MS 5301 Baron Rd. Summit, MS 39666 601/249-2988

Certified Instructor Committee M.J. Rogers 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 rogers_mj@msn.com Bowhunting Chairman Tom Vollmer 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078-4174 605-260-9279 nfaasec@knology.net

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

Pro Chairperson Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/389-3264 nfaaprochair@gmail.com

by NFAA®. National Championship Tournaments,

Southern Troy Wesley 2306 57th St. Lubbock, TX 79412 806/797-0546

Sectional/State Tournaments,

Southeast Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/856-6841 DianeN2Archery@aol.com

Indoor/Outdoor

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

Programs, which

Leagues, Junior Bowhunter

include the Art Young Small / Big Game Awards, and the Bowfisher Program.

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NOTE TO SELF | Improve Your Archery

• debra sieloff

continued from pg. 8 It contains words of wisdom from many of the best NFAA archers of current or past decades who really know their stuff. If you flip through the pages, you might find a journal entry of a full conversation, or a journal entry that looks more like a sound byte or printed advice from inside a fortune cookie. There’s photos, magazine ads, sayings, maps of courses like the Redding Trail Shoot. They’re entries that connect with me—and fill in those spots where my game might be most open for a fresh approach. There are benefits to journaling—it preserves knowledge. For example, I spent a day with the late George Chapman, who designed the original PSE Dealers’ School and Shooters’ School—and documented his entire bow tuning process with notes and photography. In turn, I updated his school manuals to be fully illustrated manuals of his tuning processes and techniques—so that he could pass it along to others who were looking to improve their archery. The point is, that with the pen in your quiver, you can capture some of the most important information that you never knew you needed to improve your game, preserve an aspect of the sport, or pass along to someone in need of information. Take the example of the archery program at Wellesley

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College. An archery program has existed at Wellesley College since 1910. The head of the Wellesley College archery program was called the “Head of Archery.” Among the responsibilities: keeping a ledger, or journal of the program. Journals from 1926 recorded the archery history of one of the early college archery programs. Archery was popular in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. In the 1950’s, it began to fade, with a resurgence in the 1970’s for a period, and then lessened. The current Wellesley archery program was launched again in 2005. With decades between, the Wellesley College archery journals provided the history and notation to clarify topics to the current coach, Han Su Kim. It might be decades between the time that you learn something that you need to reference it. By writing it in a journal, you have the information recorded while it is fresh in your mind. Back to your journal. Sometimes at NFAA events provide unplanned opportunities to meet some of archery’s top professional shooters. Through the years, my journal has collected pieces of advice and information that were shared during impromptu conversations. There are quotes from world champions, quotes from Olympic coaches, and quotes from archery manufacturers. So you are wondering about the manufacturer resource? There are much-overlooked, yet significant learnings to gain while attending an NFAA event, such as Las Vegas or Indoor Nationals, with the exhibitors. Frequently, the people who design, test, or build the equipment are available to freely share information about the equipment you are using, explain how to maintain or adjust it, or show you how to optimize it for your needs. Often, the professional archers who shoot those manufacturer’s equipment are at the booths to help us learn their techniques or recommendations, too. This is a far better situation for conversing with the pros, rather than trying to catch them randomly in the isleways or on the practice line, when talking to strangers about their shooting issues is the last thing on their mind. If you’re lucky, “Not now, please” may be the kindest reaction you’ll get for approaching them when they’re practicing or competing and the pressure is all around. But in the booth—they are there to interact, share, and explain. Archers of all ages and experience can take advantage of the pro’s knowledge of hunting and tournament shooting at NFAA expo booths and add lots of valuable information to their journals. Whether you are taking lessons, intentionally interviewing archery experts, or attending presentations—increase your information arsenal and add the power of knowledge to your shooting. Keeping a journal is also keeping your stories of your archery life experiences as fresh as when they happened. It’ll give you something in common with Hemingway, too. n

circumstances and the Applicant’s accomplishments. RANKING SELECTION CRITERIA The following criteria will be used by the NFAA Scholarship Committee to assign the applications to the appropriate scholarship level and to rank the applicants. 1. The applicant’s prior year end USAT Ranking, and their current year ranking at the time the application was submitted. a. Senior Mens’ & Senior Womens’ Recurve or Compound b. Junior Boys’ & Junior Girls’ Recurve or Compound 2. Is (was) the applicant a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center. 3. Is (was) applicant a member of the US Olympic, Pan Am or other International Team? 4. Is (was) the applicant a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team member? a. Did applicant compete at the JOAD National

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

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continued from pg. 13 Souvenir Stump The pin of the National Field Association Archery Club has as its design a stump in which an arrow is impaled. At the Deer Track range there is an old souvenir stump properly pierced by an arrow that will make national club guests chuckle and remind them of the sport that awaits them. For some time there has been a standard 60 yard range at Deer Track for straight shooting. It affords good practice work-outs, but naturally it is not the exciting challenging and exacting shooting that is to be had on the 28 target roving range with its diabolically clever natural archery hazards because of the varied terrain. A top record at that sporty range is really something to shoot at. Mrs. Mary Roberts Lautner, who placed third at the recent national meet and afterwards spent a few days visiting her mother at the Deer Track before returning to California, agreed the new range really gave the knotty enough tests of skill to delight even the veteran archer.

bership in a club made up of like sports enthusiasts. It is hoped all such will be present at the party Sunday afternoon, and again the reminder—admission to the range will depend on the person coming equipped with bow and arrows. The Deer Track roving range is a definite asset to the area, and judging from the buzz of conversation and the way the archery club members have been appearing daily for work-outs, it fills a need. Doubtless many will avail themselves of the occasion to join the club and to have the use of the range, with some of them new to the sport, and others intent on recapturing skill they allowed to slump because there was no standard roving range available. n

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