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COVER STORY New NFAA Headquarters in Yankton, SD. tournament information and registration forms

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10 from the president’s desk by bruce cull 23 world archery festival info and registration form 26 easton sports development foundation II and nfaa joint scholarship program 35 section & state association news 43 nfaa council & board of directors contact list


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article and photos by John Dudley


Christmas came early for me

when several Hoyt bow boxes landed on my door step. For the next few days I pent long hours putting Hoyts new line up through every test I knew. I literally had only a few days to get this information on paper so you could be the first to know what to expect for 2009. I will officially go on record as saying these are two of the best series of bows I have personally ever shot. I know that is a very bold statement, however I feel comfortable making this statement because I have seen the results. I have been a competitive archer working with some of the industries leading manufacturers for over a decade now. That is a cool combination to be part of because I got to see the development of a product from generation 1, until it is fully completed and on the production line. By being part of these processes I have acquired an appreciation for the engineers and designers that bring us a better product. Although 4 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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my mind is not geared towards engineering and design it is geared to know how to shoot arrows and know that some designs will do that better than others. I remember seeing some awesome innovations being developed, for example first parallel limb designs. When I first saw it I knew it would be the wave of the future. It has also been my experience that the quieter a company is about what is on the plate for the next year then the odds are good that they will have something innovative and exciting. New designs hit harder when no one knows they are coming, especially the competition. I had this hunch about Hoyt back in the spring time when I did my best to get a feel for what was coming for 2009. I figured they had something new and cool in the bag. I couldn’t have been more right! There are two series of new Hoyt bows that are going to greatly benefit both the Bowhunters and target archer for continued on pg. 6 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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2009. THE VANTAGE SERIES The new Vantage series includes the Vantage Elite and the Vantage Pro. Both bows are geared around the design that was so well accepted last year in the Original Hoyt Vantage X8. Indoor, outdoor, field and 3D archers proved that the Vantage was a perfect design after accumulating numerous wins, records and personal best. It is no secret that I strongly favor a target bow that has a longer, more stable riser that maximizes the torsional stability of the bow in hand. I also prefer a shorter, stiffer and more parallel limb angle. Last year with the Vantage X8 Hoyt made a target bow the really fit my bill. Both the Vantage Elite and Vantage Pro come in at 41” axle to axle and weigh approximately 4.8 lbs. So not only are they favorable in axle to axle length but they are lighter than other comparable size bows on the market. This enables each archer to use their desired counter weights and stabilizers systems to customer the bow for their preferred feel. The Vantage Elite and Vantage Pro bows are both available with different cam options. The

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first option is the ever popular Cam 1⁄2 Plus system. It allows the archer to have maximum adjustment of draw length and is also noted to be extremely smooth pulling and will give you a solid stop on the back wall. The Cam 1⁄2 Plus option will deliver speeds over 300 fps in both the Vantage Elite and Pro. The second system, the new Spiral X Cam 1⁄2 is a modernized and enhanced version of the previously popular Spiral Cam 1⁄2. The Spiral X is geared to deliver more speed, give a more aggressive force draw curve, longer peak weight duration and rock solid wall. The Spiral X does not have the adjustability of the Cam 1⁄2 Plus system but does have the speeds and feel that many archers favored in the original Spiral Cam 1⁄2. It has an adjustable peg to change the let off from 55% to 65%. In my testing I found that the new Spiral X delivers about 8 feet per second more speed than the Cam 1⁄2 Plus system. The original Spiral Cam 1⁄2 was an exceptionally proven cam system when combined with the XT2000 limbs. Both the Vantage Elite and Vantage Pro come fitted with the XT2000 limb. The XT2000 are the perfect match for the riser length and limb angles of these new bows. This XT2000 limb is a shorter rigid target limb that rounds off the solid feel and bow response in the Vantage Pro and Vantage Elite. Finally both of these bows have the Hoyt Integrated grip machined into the riser. This is the same grip that has dominated the tournament circuits by Hoyt shooters. It is no secret that an archers shot starts and stops in the bow hand. Having a torque free ergonomically correct grip design is the key to perfectly placed arrows. For the time being I set this Vantage Pro up with my usual indoor Fita arrows. I wanted to check the center shot tune on this new grip vs. the Vantage X8. The center shot tune was straight down the middle and arrow flight was perfect. THE ELITE ADVANTAGE The Vantage Elite is different from the Vantage Pro in that the Vantage Elite’s riser is machined with the built in STT or Shoot Through Technology. The concept behind the shoot through system is that the machined bridge


actually increases lateral stiffness, resulting in a more consistent reaction of the bow upon release. The Shoot-Thru riser has been engineered for optimized balance, making the bow easier to aim than traditional open-shelf bows. This is because the extra stiff riser minimizes the torque and the aluminum shoot through arc counter balances the natural weight of a center shot riser shape. When you combine this innovation with the torque free grip you have a perfect recipe to cook up some awesome scores. I think all target archers will agree that they prefer the smallest more comfortable grip they can find. That is why I think the Elite series has been so popular for Hoyt in the past. The Vantage Elite that I was testing for this report was one that came in with the high polished Blue Fusion anodizing. I have always liked the fusion graphics and was glad to see this Blue Fusion make it back into the line up. I tuned the new Elite with my outdoor arrow set up and instantly was on track shooting excellent groupings at 70 meters.


Tale of the Tape Vantage Pro & Vantage Elite Cam 1⁄2 Plus Speed: Axle Length: Brace Height: Weight: Draw Lengths: Color Options: High Polish:

Spiral X

301 308 41” 41” 8” 7-3⁄4” 4.8 lbs. 4.8 lbs. 25.5-34” 25.5-32” Realtree APG HD Camo, Black Out, Pearl White New Blue Fusion, Red Ember, Jade Green, Cobalt Blue, Jet Black

Vantage Elite and Vantage Pro also come standard equipped with Fuse Custom Bowstrings, Triax Limb Pockets, and Alpha Shox string and limb silencers. Vantage Pro comes standard with the Stealth Shot string suppression system continued on pg. 8 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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2009 BOW REVIEW THE ALPHAMAX SERIES The premier compact bow from Hoyt this year is the AlphaMax Series including the AlphaMax 32 and AlphaMax 35. Whether you are a Bowhunter, 3D shooter or high performance target shooter you will appreciate this new bow from Hoyt. Weighing in at only 3.9 lbs the AlphaMax 32 struck me as being the ultimate lightweight high performance bow that has come without a sacrifice to toughness. I can equally appreciate every single change that they had put into this bow both as a Bowhunter and competitive target archer. I know that if I am in a hunting blind or tree stand this is the perfect size for optimum maneuverability. Along with the AlphaMax 32 there was also an extended edition AlphaMax 35. I personally compete with longer bows (over 40” ATA), but not everyone does. It has grown increasingly popular to keep the maximum draw at 30” on the mainstream hunting models. Since I shoot a 31” draw the specs to the AlphaMax 35 had my name written all over it. By offering the AlphaMax 32 and AlphaMax 35 they have included everyone preferring from 26-31” of draw and 40-80# peak weights. Just because bows are shorter in axle to axle length and compact in design does not mean that they sacrifice accuracy. What is important to keep in mind with the shorter bows of today is that some have maintained generous brace heights, solid string tensions and have shorter limbs that are more swept back to instantly deaden any vibration from the shot. What surprised me the most with the AlphaMax is


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that I expected more vibration but this bow had none. As a common rule bows that are lighter in weight will have more hand shock than an equal design that is heavier. With the AlphaMax there is virtually no hand shock and vibration. It is by far the calmest, quietest bow I have ever shot. The AlphaMax series is perfect for the archers that prefer the smaller bows that deliver hardcore performance and have that hot rod showroom look. This is a total facelift for Hoyt and one that I think people will instantly think looks cool. The new AlphaMax series has combined the best of both Worlds; radical looking cosmetics and lightweight designs are only two thirds of the equation. Continuing to improve on performance is the name of the game. Hoyt set out to give us a new super light bow and trendy new innovative limb and pocket system along with what has been the cornerstone to Hoyt which is durability and performance. To round off their quest to overhaul every inch of their premier AlphaMax bow the engineers designed a brand new XTR Cam 1⁄2 system. This cam is super easy to draw, has a smooth role over and finishes with a quiet solid stop. Speed is always important whether we are shooting a target at unknown distances or looking for superior penetration with a heavyweight arrow. This XTR Cam 1⁄2 is punching through the chronograph at over 320+ feet per second on the AlphaMax 32. For my personal set up (31”/70# AlphaMax 35) I am shooting a heavyweight Easton AC hunting arrow at 299 feet per second. Nothing is going to stop that kind of kinetic energy! By incorporating in-

dustrial strength sealed steel bearings you get better performance and tolerances, as well as, no maintenance. Last but not least is this XTR Cam 1⁄2 has a very user friendly modular draw length adjustment system. There are only two base cam sizes that both utilize half inch adjustment modules. The XTR Cam 1⁄2 was created for modular replacement without the need of a bow press. Tale of the Tape

Speed: IBO Axle Length: Brace Height: Weight:

AlphaMax 32

AlphaMax 35

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316 35” 7” 4.1 lbs.

2009 BOW REVIEW Draw Length Color Options: High Polish:

26-30” 27-31” Realtree APG HD Camo, Black Out, Pearl White New Blue Fusion, Red Ember, Jade Green, Cobalt Blue, Jet Black

The AlphaMax also comes standard equipped with the Hoyt laminated Pro Fit custom grip, Stealth Shot string suppression system, Fuse custom bowstrings and Alpha Shox string and limb silencers. * The Alpha Max is also available up to 80lbs of peak weight for all of you big game hunters. ■ —John Dudley•


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By D.A. Sieloff

Tom Vollmer Appointed National Bowhunting & Conservation Chairman National Field Archery Association (NFAA) President Bruce Cull is pleased to announce his appointment of Tom Vollmer as the National Bowhunting & Conservation Chairman. Tom, his wife Natalie and son John have been active participants in competitive tournaments as well as bowhunting activities; they have also competed in several State, Sectional and National Tournaments and have been loyal NFAA members for 20 years. Tom has been teaching high school for 23 years in Crofton, Nebraska and has a BS in Wildlife Biology. Natalie has recently been hired as the newest employee at NFAA Headquarters. Tom is also a certified bowhunter and hunter education instructor and is an NFAA Certified Archery Instructor. Tom enjoys the outdoors and enjoys all types of hunting with a special love for bowhunting. He has bowhunted on 3 continents, Alaska and several of the lower 48 states. He has been successful in taking several big & small game animals throughout the World. Tom is very committed to the future of bowhunting and has been very active in bowhunter recruitment through the education of youth. The NFAA is the largest archery association in the world with 50 state affiliates, 1000 clubs and pro shops and the Archery Association of Europe (AAE). The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) and Pope & Young Club are two examples of the NFAA involvement and commitment to Bowhunting. Glenn St. Charles (founder Pope & Young) and William Wadsworth (founder NBEF) both served for several years as NFAA Bowhunting Conservation Chairman. Tim Atwood who served Tom Vollmer most recently as Bowhunting & Conservation Chairman led the NFAA to its prestigious position with the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America (WLFA) and United Conservation Alliance (UCA). The NFAA Bowhunting & Conservation Committee has lobbied in several states to promote and preserve Bowhunting and is committed to help Bowhunting when required. Tom’s duties will include the administration and promotion of the NFAA Art Young Big & Small Game Awards Program, Diamond Buck Awards, Hunts of a Lifetime Raffle and to appoint Sectional Committeemen-(Bowhunting & Conservation Committee) and all State Bowhunting Directors. Tom will work closely with the Bowhunting Celebrity Chairman-Ted Nugent and the Bowhunting Marketing Chairman Fred Eichler to promote and perpetuate all legal & ethical Bowhunting. Tom’s experience, knowledge and perseverance will be an incredible asset to the NFAA Bowhunting & Conservation Program. The NFAA is very excited and honored to welcome Tom Vollmer as the new National Bowhunting & Conservation Chairman. Bruce Cull President 10 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Bruce Sieloff uses mental training to improve hunting success even at the age of 80

SHOOT 3-D TO PREPARE FOR HUNTS Whether target archery helps a hunter and archery hunting helps the target archer are topics that shooters have explored for decades. Both provide unique experiences that have common underpinnings. They complement one another, especially 3-D archery. Target archery has its definite challenges, and requires well developed form and mental game, as well as sport-specific tuning, as a hunt would require. After winning several national target gold, silver, and bronze medals, the golds that were the toughest include those earned from Safari Club International for American Alligator and North American Elk. Perhaps it is wise to suspend judgment on whether or not I would have harvested those specimens on those hunt if it had

not been for the exposure, practice, and skill development from years of competitive target archery. If you are a hunter and haven’t really stepped into the target archery world—for any variety of reasons— give some consideration to 3-D tournaments. Here are some of the advantages you can gain for your next hunt:

combine psychology and simulations to improve your archery hunt. My particular background is in adult learning and performance psychology coupled with technology. I have a Masters in Engineering IT systems for improved human performance. While I apply my technical know-how to Fortune 500 Companies, I’ll turn what I know onto archery hunting.

• Shoot under pressure • Visualize the animal and the shot • Simulate the process of judging yardage, determining the shot placement, and executing the shot without the animal walking (or charging) away • Estimate the size of the animal

SHOOTING UNDER PRESSURE The 3-D tournaments offer a forum for you to practice your archery shot in a pressure situation. If there doesn’t seem to be enough pressure there, try shooting the World Archery Festival in Las Vegas, NV. You have a few minutes to shoot

I’m going to share how you can

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SHOOT 3-D TO PREPARE FOR HUNTS three arrows, which sounds reasonable until the timing clock buzzer starts the countdown and the excitement on the shooting line gets crazy. People have been known to shoot the timing clock instead of their targets (an apparent release misfire, but nonetheless attributable to nerves). If you ever watch the Olympic archers shoot at Vegas, they’ll wait until nearly a minute is left on the clock to begin shooting their first arrow. It’s a way that they simulate pressure they might encounter in the Olympics, and use that simulation to provide an extra layer of complexity to achieve more from that tournament than the tournament challenge, in and of itself. There is a good deal of scientific literature to support what the Olym-

pic shooters are doing: simulating and modeling exceptional human performance. You can use the safety of a tournament to engage physical and cognitive skills to improve the manner in which you execute your shot on a hunt. VISUALIZE THE SHOT In the arena of human performance technology, we analyze whether there are cognitive tasks being performed in one’s head as a requirement of the outcome. In plain talk: Do you have to think when you’re archery hunting? You bet. When you’re hunting, the process your brain manages is actually complex. Using a 3-D target to practice for the hunt is valuable for cognitive tasks in several respects. For example, you can increase your aiming skills and shot visualization.

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CONTINUED The 3-D targets offer you silhouette, configuration, and color that you can use to build a solid visualization of the animal and quicker aiming response. My dad, Bruce Sieloff, who has appeared on several NFAA magazine covers with animals that he’s taken with archery tackle, really promotes this technique. After all, animals don’t walk around the woods with bullseyes in the vital areas for you to keep your eye on while executing the shot. When you’re trying to figure out where to aim, a real animal can move and there goes your shot opportunity. The 3-D tournaments provide a forum for simulating hunting situations. You can literally practice visualizing a hunting shot while you’re competing. After years of 3-D tournaments, the black bear was among my favorite. The crazy standing bears at the Redding Trail Shoot, where you shoot across a valley to a pair of big bears, offer one of the many fun shots in one of the most elaborate 3-D events the NFAA has to offer. You can really enjoy practicing your visualization at a tournament. Hunters who practice visualizing the entire sequence of seeing the broadside shot, knowing where in the silhouette to aim, and holding aim in the critical zone while finishing the shot increase their likelihood of success. This visual sequence builds important aiming skill and speed. Second, errors become reduced or eliminated through repeated aiming practice against a sea of brown or black, depending on the target. When you go on the hunt, your mental skills will be ready to visualize where to aim and to be prepared for what it will look like

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Archers at bear targets during NFAA U.S. Marked 3-D National Championships, Redding, CA. Debra Sieloff visualized the classic silhouette and 3-D target positioning when double-lunging this black bear using a target scope after the hunting sight was ruined. Bob Gentry demonstrates winning shooting form and exceptional yardage judging at the NFAA U.S. Unmarked 3-D National Championships, Yankton, SD.

when you aim—before you draw back the bow. On a black bear hunt last year, I had been out in the woods tracking. I was asked to bring my bow in case we ran into a bear. The tracking party was spread out, and there had been many accounts of bears attacking hunters in the area. Of the 12 of us, 10 had been jawpopped, charged, or treed. The next afternoon, I was preparing to hunt: drew back my bow, and my new 3-pin sight was ripped off the bow—a result of the thick Canadian brush the night prior. I had a tour-

nament bow in camp with me, as I had just shot NAA nationals with it, and grabbed the scope off of it. Yes, a scope. A little target scope with a green circle—not even a pin in it. However, I had earned money at 3-D with it, and had no doubt I could use it in a pinch. That night a good sized bear came in: the 5 o’clock sun across its black coat glowed. The bear rambled in, and got to tearing into every form of bait at the tree 18 yards out. It dug into a hole that had been dug so deep by bear that the front third of the bear fit into it. It tore at the

bucket. And it was especially perturbed by a scolding squirrel directly behind my tree about 10 yards past. It never looked up, where I was quietly waiting for a shot opportunity. There is was: broadside, head down—the classic silhouette you see in 3-D bears. Draw, aim, release (I do use a back tension when I hunt). It double-lunged the bear and in 10 seconds the woods was filled with the infamous death moan. That’s what visualization and lots of practice, repetition, and build-


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SHOOT 3-D TO PREPARE FOR HUNTS ing mental models will do for your hunt. ESTIMATE YARDAGE Sometimes animals present a shot while you are in a blind—it’s just not in the spot where you’ve put your yardage marker, and you’ve left the rangefinder in the truck with the candy bar you wish you remembered. This is when being able to estimate yardage comes in handy. While you might expect that I’d suggest that 3-D tournaments,

especially unmarked 3-D tournaments are good places to learn yardage, there are marked yardage 3-D’s, such as the NFAA U.S. Marked 3-D Nationals at Redding California. You can practice estimating the yardage and confirming your judgments by reviewing the yardage signs. Another form of 3-D tournament that you might get at the club level are a mix of marked and unmarked targets—shooting the distances as unmarked, first, then marked later.

CONTINUED However, as estimating yardage can be tricky, you might get put into a group at a tournament with someone who is exceptional at yardage and is willing to share methods in the spirit of helping you become a better archer (remember: methods, not yardage, because sharing yardage is against the rules). Some folks count off at the ground, some use the plants as perspectives, and others openly admit to using their equipment to gap (don’t do that either, because it’s against the rules).

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sieloff’s favorite targets at the NFAA U.S. Marked 3-D National Championships, Redding CA. You see fun and funny things at 3-D tournaments and hunting.

I had the pleasure of meeting World Champion, Bob Gentry, at an NFAA Unmarked 3-D Nationals who is excellent at judging yardage and watching him study every inch of ground between him and the target was a lesson in itself for me. My dad always says to know where your 20-yard mark is in the woods. Diane Watson, another Professional and my teammate when we won the U.S. Marked 3D National Women’s Team, always recommends knowing that yardage when you look at the targets on an unmarked course. If you can visualize that 20-yard mark—on a course or on a hunt—your game estimates could benefit. Estimate the Animal Size The size of an animal can really throw you off on a hunt. That’s another reason going to 3-D tournaments can help: there are different sized animals of the same types,

such as deer, bear, turkey, and wolves / coyotes. Unless you’re as lucky as I was on a recent bear hunt, you’re not going to get a parade of game in front of you to practice estimating animal size. On one evening, by myself in northern Ontario, I had eight black bear ranging from 120 to 300 lbs., between 15 and 5 yards—none of which I took, but used for judging. Bear are extremely deceptive. My guide, Ron Smith of The Bears Den, puts you through really good training on how to judge bears, including looking at your surroundings and figuring out how big the animal is in perspective to the objects. In a 3-D tournament, I might know that it is a small bear target if I can see a tree that I know is at 20 yards, and the leaves on the ferns around that tree are about the same size

as the ferns by the bear. That bear might appear to be 40 yards, for instance if it is a small-scale version of the bear target that is normally 5+ feet tall, and really only be set out around 25 yards. It’s great practice and translates into honest situations that you find on a hunt. GO SHOOT In archery, you’ll hear people say the sport is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. While the ratio is debatable, archers in general agree that there is a mental side to the 3-D game and hunting with a bow. If you practice hunting-related cognitive skills such as shooting under pressure, visualizing your shot, estimating yardage and the size of the animal, you could increase your success rate on your hunts. Have fun and go shoot. Let us know about your success stories, too. ■

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TOURNAMENT ............................................. DATES .................................... VENUE Southwest Indoor Sectional .......................................... January .................................. Various locations Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ...................................... Jan 24-25 ........................ Beloit & Kenosha, WI Great Lakes Indoor Sectional .................................... Jan 31-Feb 1 .....................................LaCrosse, WI NFAA Annual State Directors meeting ...................... Feb 1-3 ..................................... Las Vegas, NV The Vegas Shoot ......................................................... Feb 6-8 ..................................... Las Vegas, NV Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ...................................... Feb 21-22 ..................... IL, MI, OH, Northern IN Midwest Indoor Sectional........................................... Feb 21-22 ...... Sioux Falls, SD & Kansas City, Mo Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ..................................Feb 28-March 1............................Southern Indiana Northwest Indoor Sectional....................................Feb 27-March 1.......................................... Oregon Southern Indoor Sectional ......................................Feb 28-March 1............................ Various locations Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional .....................................March 6-8 ................................ Various locations Northwest Indoor Sectional........................................March 6-8 ...................... Washington, Wyoming Southeast Indoor Sectional .........................................March 7-8 .....................................FL, KY and SC NFAA Indoor Nationals ..........................................March 14-15...................................Louisville, KY New England Indoor Sectional .................................March 27-29 ................................Lunenburg, MA Southeast Marked 3D Sectional................................... April 4-5 .................................Myrtle Beach, SC NFAA Marked 3D Championship .............................. May 1-3 .......................................Redding, CA Western Classic Trail Shoot .......................................... May 1-3 ........................................Redding, CA Southeast Outdoor Sectional..................................... May 23-24 ....................................FL, KY and SC Big Sky Open .............................................................. June 5-7 ............................ Grand Junction, CO Mid Atlantic Outdoor Sectional ................................... June 6-7 ...................................... Cape May, NJ IFAA World Bowhunter Championships ................. June 11-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD First Dakota Archery Classic .................................... June 13-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD NFAA Unmarked 3D Championships...................... June 13-14 ..................................... Yankton, SD Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional .................................. June 20-21 .....................................West Allis, WI Northwest Outdoor Sectional ................................... June 20-21 ........................................... Montana Southwest Outdoor Sectional.................................... June 20-21 ............................... Farmington, NM New England Outdoor Sectional ............................... June 27-29 .................................Lunenburg, MA Southern Outdoor Sectional ...................................... June 27-28 ........................... Oklahoma City, OK Midwest Outdoor Sectional....................................... June 27-28 ...................................................TBD Southeast Marked 3D Sectional.................................. July 11-12 .......................... 2 locations in Florida NFAA Outdoor National Championship ..................July 22-26 ...........................Mechanicsburg, PA Big Sky Open .......................................................... Oct 30-Nov 1 .................................. Mesquite, NV


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by Paul Davison NFAA Historian

Way Back When The Short Lives of Pro Barebow and Pro Bowhunter oday, the NFAA Professional Division recognizes two distinct shooting styles: Freestyle (release aids) and Freestyle Limited (fingers)—the same styles the NFAA Pro Division recognized when it was created more than thirty-five years ago. During its heyday in the late 1970’s, however, the Pros experimented with the recognition of every compound bow shooting style—Freestyle (FS), Freestyle Limited (FSL), Barebow (BB), Bowhunter (BH), Bowhunter Freestyle (BHFS), and Bowhunter Freestyle Limited (BHFSL) — for both men and women, although very Pro women shot any style other than Freestyle. The 1973 National Outdoor Championship in Aurora (IL) was the first national competition for the fledgling NFAA Pro Division. [Note: The Professional Archers Association (PAA) participated as a separate division in the 1969 NFAA National Outdoor at Watkins Glen.] Dean Pridgen and Eva Troncoso were the first Pro Freestyle champions, while Jamie Selkirk was the first male Freestyle Limited champion. There were no female Pro Freestyle Limited contestants in 1973. PFFS, PMFS, PFFSL and PMFSL were all represented in the 1974 National Outdoor in Golden, Colorado.

Then at the 1975 Jay (VT) Outdoor Nationals, the first of the “other” Pro styles, Bowhunter, was represented solely by the renowned “real” bowhunter Bob Jensen. “Fast Eddie” McCrary of Texas was the first (and only) Pro Male Barebow (PMBB) shooter at the 1977 National Outdoor at Clemson. Bowhunter Freestyle was a new style for all NFAA adults in 1977, and three PMBHFS shooters also entered the 1977 Outdoor Nationals. At the 1978 National Outdoor in Aurora, Eddie McCrary was once again the sole PMBB entrant, but there were fifteen PMBH, four PMBHFS, and, for the first time, three PMBHFSL shooters. In the following year at Detroit Lakes (MN) Outdoor Nationals, there were four PMBB, eleven PMBH, one PFBH, eight PMBHFS, and eight PMBHFSL shooters—a total of thirty-two “other” Pro shooting styles. At the 1980 Watkins Glen (NY) Outdoor Nationals, there were zero PMBB, eleven PMBH, thirteen PMBHFS and six PMBHFSL shooters—a total of thirty “others.” The NFAA Professionals reached peak diversification from 1978 through 1980. Although I wasn’t invited, my position as an NFAA State continued on pg. 44

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Coach’s Corner

PERSUING THE PERFECT SIGHT PICTURE ecause many of us have shot a pistol or rifle, we assume that we should get the same, or nearly the same, sight picture with a bow and arrow. However, the pursuit of the perfectly steady “riflelike” sight picture is actually the basis of most of our problems in archery! After many years of coaching and seeing over 2,000 laser sight pictures of my students, I have come to the inescapable conclusion that nobody normal can achieve a perfectly steady “rifle sight picture” using a “legal technique” for holding a bow. Most shooters start out on the wrong foot by buying a 4X, 6X, or 8X scope so they can see the spot much better . . . that they can’t stay in the mid-

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dle of already! Go figure! You see the “head games” we play with ourselves are a never ending, vicious circle. We buy a highly magnified scope so it magnifies our shaky sight picture, so we can freak out more . . . because we can’t hold it perfectly still! Makes sense to me! I wasn’t any smarter . . . I once invented a 14 power scope with a 3-1⁄2” lens . . . that really calmed me down! If you’re not into big scopes, chances are you’ve got the smallest pin or fiber optic known to man . . . so you can obsess over trying to keep it in the exact center! You see, the smaller the pin or the higher the magnification, the more perceived movement you will have. We just never learn, do we? That’s why I finally figured out and now advocate that most personality types will do much better if they understand the stupid things that they are predisposed to do. Then, they can go buy a scope with a circle in it, a lower power scope or a big fat pin (less perceived movement) and improve immediately (see photo at left). Caution: If you use a circle, make sure it doesn’t line up tight around the bullseye. If so, you’ll overcontrol and A scope with a circle will help some archers eliminate most “perceived movement.” up, too! Make sure there is plenty of room around the bullseye so the circle can float or bounce around outside the bullseye. For example, on the 20 yard, five-spot target, the circle should be about in the middle of the four ring. If you want to take it one step further, you might try a slightly blurry scope . . . this also cuts down on perceived movement and makes certain personality types calmer, because they are less aware of exactly what the sight is doing. For pin shooters of the same mentality, try “fatter pins,” or set your pins up with the target

between the first and second pins. This makes you less aware that the pin isn’t in the exact center all the time and is less likely to cause a mental meltdown! A shaky sight picture, caused by the above mistakes, creates the “head problem” that we must, above all things, have the sight in the exact center of the bullseye when the shot goes off (which is absolutely not true) before we can get the arrow to go in the exact center. Consequently, since our sight picture is extremely unsteady and deteriorating rapidly, we figure we only have one or two more seconds at full draw before the sight picture gets completely out of control. Now we are trying to snapshoot or execute a “drive-by-shooting.” We accomplish this by having the sight and the finger on the trigger or fingers coming off the string, timed in such a manner that, as the sight crosses the bullseye, we immediately send a conscious signal to the trigger finger that it’s “hammer time” at that millisecond. This pitiful attempt at consciously aiming and consciously causing “let-go” (two thoughts at one time), takes form and fashion in four primary, but different symptoms — flinching, freezing, snapshooting, and punching. Some people can develop two or more symptoms and there are some variations. The punching scenario translates into plucking the string for finger shooters. Freezing can be subdivided into freezing outside of the center (and snapshooting while jerking it through the center), or freezing in the center (but being unable to shoot). Also, tournament nerves for competitive shooters and buck fever for hunters are opposite sides of the same “coin. All of these have one thing in common; we will not allow our subconscious programming to take over and cause an automatic (or surprise) release . . . like sometimes happens in practice. Remember sometimes in practice, when you were really aiming hard with all of your conscious mind . . . it sometimes just went off by itself (so to speak) without conscious thought? This happened because the shot wasn’t all that important, and/or there was no pressure to hit the middle and you were totally immersed in aiming, which is the real

Freezing below the target formula for predictable accuracy. Unfortunately, most of us won’t allow this surprise release to happen too often, except when the value of the shot is not very high. When we start trying to do it “really well” for whatever reason, such as first or last arrow, or to beat “Bubba,” or break our personal best, or to shoot five Xs in a row, or hundreds of other scenarios . . . we turn off the “auto-pilot” and go back to manual control. If we really want this one, we all of a sudden don’t trust the “autopilot” to release the arrow. We think it might go off when the sight is not in the exact center, so we try and do the aiming and the release . . . at the same time! Hence, our self-destructive obsession with the perfect sight picture. That’s when it all turns to crap and that’s the beginning of the “fear of missing” programming scenario that we feed ourselves until we are full blown panic patients looking for a way out! ■ Editor’s note: The above is an excerpt from Bernie’s book, “IDIOT PROOF ARCHERY.” This “tell-it-like-it-is, no-holds-barred” approach is what makes Bernie so popular with his students. This 300+ page book, illustrated with over 350 photos and diagrams, has already proven to be the best and most comprehensive ever written for the competitive archer! ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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The School of Advanced Archery and Instructor Certification UPDATE The School of Advanced Archery & Instructor Certification, a.k.a. “A Weekend at Bernie’s,” is now scheduling into the 2009 season. So far, the ever-popular mobile Shooter’s School (formerly the NFAA Shooter’s School) has conducted 35 schools. 437 students have attended with 407 becoming Certified Instructors. Interested shooters should go after your pro shop owners or club presidents and book a Shooter’s School near you! Remember, the host shop or club receives 10% and the contact person attends for free. The Shooter’s School is offering NFAA Certification. To date, there are 91 new NFAA members and 137 new NFAA Level III Instructors. For more information about attending or hosting a school, go to CURRENT SCHEDULE February 13-15, 2009 Walker River Bowmen, Yerington, NV. Contact: Lucy Rechel cell 775790-0801 February 20-22, 2009 Sandpoint Archers, Sandpoint, ID. Contact: Dave Bangle 208-2558924

—Graduates of school hosted by The Marksman, Norton, OH • July 18-20, 2008—

Listed alphabetically, ( ** denotes dual certification with NFAA) **Victor Farr, **Danny Griffin, **Jim McCollum, *Scott Shane ROBINHOOD VIDEOS • 1600 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd. • Blacklick, Ohio 43004 614-322-1038 / fax 614-322-1039 • E-mail: •


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Learn from YOUR MISTAKES by Terry Wunderle

Learning is a continuous process we experience in archery and in life. We encounter numerous obstacles on the pathway to any success, but how we handle and deal with these challenges is the key to being an accomplished archer. As long as we can learn and build on our mistakes, success is within reach. No one likes or plans on committing errors, yet they happen. It is part of making progress. People don’t stumble if they are standing still. One thing that has always disappointed me is to see young archers or even veteran athletes make a mistake at a tournament and then quit trying, lose their “cool,” or focus on self-pity. A champion takes the blame and the responsibility for the error, tries to learn from the mishap, and becomes a stronger competitor. At one time, I had a young archer who was very good at making excuses and placing the fault on something other than herself when she had a bad tournament. One day in practice, she gave me a series of unfounded reasons for her poor performance. At that point, my excuse quota had been reached. I explained to her that every time she neglected to take responsibility for her shot execution, she failed to get smarter. We agreed that she would accept the blame for her mistakes, so she could learn. Later that year, she won the Junior World Championship. Undoubtedly, the most common mistake in tournament play is getting too nervous to perform adequately. As the tension mounts, the unfavorable shots increase. To remedy the problem, begin analyzing what thought process caused the anxiety to build. Most archers find that doing nothing to change the pattern of thinking will produce the same unwanted results. If you shoot good scores in the serenity

of practice, but not in competition, you should consider changing your pattern of thinking to one you can use in both situations. Success can be a wonderful learning tool. The next time you have a good tournament, evaluate and determine what you did differently. Did your thinking change? Did you alter your form? Were you more relaxed? Somewhere in the midst of the success lies the answer. Discover what it is and build on it. When I explained this reasoning to one of my students, he informed me that he did not have any successes to analyze. I recommended that he use the next tournament to try a simple method of shooting, since what he was doing was a proven method for failure and he had nothing to lose. The suggested shot process was easy. He was to let the sight pin float on or around the x-ring and then pull the bow apart, releasing the arrow in about one second. Trying this technique, he shot the highest tournament score of his career. Now he had a success upon which to build his program. The positive image of him shooting consistent form could be imprinted and replayed in his mind, as he prepared for the next competition. Many obstacles stand in the way to becoming a consistent archer. Archery, like life, is a complex maze of choices. As Naomi Judd said in her book, Naomi’s Breakthrough Guide, “A dead end is just a place to turn around.” Successful athletes know the immense effort that is required to reach the top. Often, they must accept the blame for unsatisfactory results, learn from their mistakes, and strive to increase their level of performance. By maintaining this positive approach to learning, you, too, can discover a path that will be easier and more rewarding. ■


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By Amber Christensen

August 30. This is a day I have looked forward to ever since I was old enough to hunt – opening day of the archery hunting season. Every year I anticipate this day for months in advance, and this year was no different. I hugged my dad’s waist as we bounced up a rocky trail on the four-wheeler. My hair fluttered lightly underneath my camouflage hat placed backward on my head. A camo shirt, pants and boots completed my look. I couldn’t be more ready for this day. We were nearly to our destination and I was getting excited. August 30. Today was the big day! 24 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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We parked then walked a few hundred yards to a small pond where we had a tree stand set up. I carefully climbed up to powder white quaky, securely placing each foot on a step, until I reached the stand. As I sat down, I looked down at my dad and waved goodbye to him. He blew me a kiss, then he was off to the other side of the mountain. The first few house of sitting in my tree stand were pretty uneventful. I watched birds take baths in the pond and listened to squirrels and chipmunks holler back and forth to one another. A slight breeze swayed the tree, rocking me back

and forth. I listened intently to every sound. My heart skipped a beat with each rustle of the grass or broken branch, but the source of the noise always seemed to be from a squirrel or chipmunk. A loud crack suddenly broke the peace. I looked in the distance only to see a black blob running through the trees. I quickly grabbed my bow, arrow loaded, and placed it in my lap. Pretty soon a bull moose came barreling into the water hole. His four symmetrical points on each side made him look more like a deer than a moose. I thought back to the moose, deer, and elk tags I had securely tucked into the pocket of my hunting pack. This bull wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, so I decided not to shoot him. I placed my bow back on its hook and gazed at the enormous creature as it loudly slurped water. After about tem minutes, the moose had enough to drink and started to get out of the pond on a trail below me. It took its time, glancing around as it walked, then he stopped. He stood there, broad side, at 8 yards. I was very tempted to shoot him, but then I noticed him looking over his shoulder at something. I looked behind me just in time to see a deer sneaking quietly through the trees, its eyes glued on the moose. The deer’s small horns poked barely above his ears, as he weaved his way through some thick grass. My heart began to pound and the adrenaline started pumping. I had never shot a buck before, and now was my chance.

I shakily grabbed my bow and range finder and ranged the deer, 23 yards. With the deer concentrating on the moose, and the moose concentrating on the deer, I had the perfect opportunity. I took a deep breath, drew back my bow, and let my arrow fly. Confused at what had just happened, the moose trotted away. The deer bolted in the opposite direction, not sure what had happened either. I watched him slow down after running about 20 yards, then suddenly he continued on pg. 45


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Easton Sports Development Foundation II & National Field 1. Deadline for 2009 scholarship applications to be received at the NFAAF Office in Yankton is March 31, 2009. The winners will be announced at the NFAA Outdoor National Championship in July 2009 2. The NFAA Scholarship Committee will review and rank the applications, place each applicant into the appropriate category and present their suggestions to the Joint Scholarship Approval Committee for their approval. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee, consisting of two Directors of the National Field Archery Association Foundation and two Directors of the Easton Sports Development Foundation II, will make a joint decision on winners and the final amounts for each scholarship. 3. The NFAA National Office will notify all applicants if their application was denied or approved, and the amount of the scholarship. If approved, it will also describe the procedure for the scholarship payment. 4. For all scholarships greater than $500, the recipient will receive an Archery Activity Report form that must be completed and sent to the NFAA National Office twice a year, showing their archery activities during the year. Applicant Requirements The total amount of all scholarships for the first three years will be $50,000 per year. The goal is to provide 50% of the scholarships to recurve archers and 50% to compound archers. A secondary goal will be to split the scholarships equally between men & women. • Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. • Applicants that are not graduating from high school in the current year (JOAD, NASP, junior high, or high school freshman/sophomore archers) may apply. o For this group, any approved scholarships will be held by the Foundation until the student notifies the Foundation they are graduating from high school, and the name of the qualified school they plan to attend. • High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/ university or a technical training college (these are considered qualified schools). o Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. • College applicants must be full time students at either a two or four year college or university. o Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. • Scholarship recipients must compete in archery during the entire academic year. • Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college may apply for training grants. Scholarship Levels 1. JOAD, NASP, Junior High, High School, or Trade College Students: Eligible for $500 scholarships. 2. College Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors: Scholarship amounts will vary between $500-2,500 based on the archer’s accomplishments, future competition plans, and the following: a. Applicant is attending college, participates in the college archery club program, and is shooting competitively. b. Applicant is attending a college that does not have an archery club program, but the student 26 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Archery Association Foundation JOINT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is shooting competitively on their own. i. If the student starts a new archery club program at their school, this will be a major factor to receive a scholarship the next year. ii. Students that are more successful starting archery clubs will be considered for greater scholarship amounts. 3. If the Applicant has made the current Olympic, PanAm, or Other International Team through the USA Archery selection process: Scholarship amounts will vary between $2,500-5,000 based on the archer’s accomplishments and future competition plans. a. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee may approve a ‘training grant’ for Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college, and allow them to use the grant to pay for training, and competition travel expenses without having to be spent on the archer’s education. (Though this situation is expected to be rare, it will allow top US archers to apply for financial support.) 4. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee has the discretion to create a larger scholarship for an extraordinary applicant (up to $20,000) depending on special circumstances and the Applicant’s accomplishments. Ranking Selection Criteria The following criteria will be used by the NFAA Scholarship Committee to assign the applications to the appropriate scholarship level and to rank the applicants. 1. The applicant’s prior year end USAT Ranking, and their current year ranking at the time the application was submitted. a. Senior Mens’ & Senior Womens’ Recurve or Compound b. Junior Boys’ & Junior Girls’ Recurve or Compound 2. Is (was) the applicant a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center. 3. Is (was) applicant a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? 4. Is (was) the applicant a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team member? a. Did applicant compete at the JOAD National Championships? 5. Did the applicant participate at the USIAC in the prior year? 6. Did the applicant participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? 7. Did the applicant participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? 8. Did the applicant participate in the World Archery Festival’s 3-Star Tour in the prior year? 9. Did the applicant participate in the NASP National Championship? 10. The applicant’s GPA, college entrance scores, and community support activities, are important Ranking Selection Criteria, and will be considered after evaluating the applicant’s archery experience and capability to improve/enhance future US Archery Teams. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee will make the final determination of which students will receive scholarships and the amount of each scholarship. scholarship application on page 36-37 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Easton Sports Development Foundation II National Field Archery Association Foundation


Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 (Completed applications must be received by the NFAA Office no later than March 31, 2009.) Last Name First Name MI Birth Date 1. Male Female (optional response) 2. Address: City State Zip 3. Phone: E-Mail: 4. Social Security Number: 5. Are you a current member of the NFAA or USA Archery/ NAA . a. When did you first join NFAA USA Archery/NAA . b. Any other archery organization memberships . 6. Do you compete with a compound or recurve bow. Applicants that are not currently enrolled in a college or university, complete Section 7-8. College/university students please complete Section 9. All applicants are to complete Sections 10-18 and sign the application. APPLICANTS THAT ARE NOT IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTIONS 7 & 8, AND SECTIONS 10-18. 7.

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.) If you are in high school, what college do you expect to attend a. Have you been accepted to this institution? b. List the year and month studies are expected to start c. College major you intend to pursue d. Does this college have an archery club? i. If not, are you interested in starting a college archery club?

APPLICANTS THAT ARE IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTION 9 AND SECTIONS 10-18. 9. Name of college/university you attend: i. College hours completed: Quarter or Semester Hours? ii. Cumulative College GPA (4.0 scale) (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) iii. College major iv. Does this college have an archery club? 1. Do you participate and compete with the school archery club v. If there is no archery club at your school, are you willing to start a college archery club? 10. Tell us about your archery experience. a. At what age did you start shooting a bow competitively? 28 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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i. What created your interest in archery? b. What was your USAT ranking at the end of the prior year . i. What is your current USAT ranking As of what date . c. Have you been a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center When i. Have you trained at the OTC? When d. Have you been a member of the US Olympic, PanAm or other International Team? What year (or years) e. Were you a JOAD Olympian or Junior World Team Member? What year(s) i. Did you compete at the JOAD National Championships? What year(s) f. Did you participate at the USIAC in prior years? What was your score and what place did you finish? i. Year (Score) (Place) ii. Year (Score) (Place) iii. Year (Score) (Place) g. Did you participate in the NAA or NFAA Sectional Tournaments in the prior year? i. Sectional Score Place NAA or NFAA ii. Sectional Score Place NAA or NFAA iii. Sectional Score Place NAA or NFAA h. Did you participate in the NFAA Indoor, Outdoor, or 3-D Nationals in the prior year? i. Indoor Division Score Place ii. Outdoor Division Score Place iii. 3-D Division Score Place i. Did you participate in the World Archery Festival 3-Star Tour in the prior year? i. Vegas Shoot Division Score Place ii. Indoor National Division Score Place iii. Stanislawski Open Division Score Place 11. Have you applied for the Mary S. Easton Scholarship at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA? 12. If you have applied for any other archery scholarships describe the archery scholarships that you have applied for, indicate the amount requested, and the amount of any scholarship that has been approved. 13. Have you previously received a scholarship from the Easton Sports Development Foundation or the National Field Archery Association Foundation? a. Date Amount b. Date Amount 14. Extra curricular activities (non-archery clubs and organizations you belong to, use reverse side if necessary).

15. What are your hobbies & interests besides archery. 16. What are you goals in archery. 17. What do you plan to do after you graduate from college? 18. Other comments: I confirm that all information submitted on this Scholarship Application Form is correct to the best of my knowledge. Applicant Signature: (All applicants must sign the application)


Parent/Guardian Signature:


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ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT Brand new from Carter Enterprises is the ONLY hinged release you’ll ever want to shoot again. The ONLY has taken the simple principles of a hinged style release and totally rewritten them into a silky smooth rotating back tension release. The ONLY is now simply the smoothest and fastest hinge style release on the market. You the shooter will have the option of adjusting the head angle up to 35 degrees as well as completely controlling the firing speed. This unique adjustment is ONLY obtainable because of the revolutionary new V.C.T. (Variable Crescent Technology). Unlike traditional hinge releases the speed of the ONLY is not completely controlled by the hinge position because of the V.C.T. The ONLY comes with a series of V.C.T Crescent cams that range from 0-5 degree angles. The different V.C.T. degree angle cams will give you total customization of your release head angle, as well as, the firing speed. The Only has a magnetic head return to make it self loading and is designed to shoot from a string loop. The ONLY is available with the option of a 2, 3 or 4 finger handle in either a standard or mini size. The adjustment options are endless, proving that it really is the ONLY hinge style release you will ever need. RX1 AND RX2 The new Rx series of releases from Carter is the prescription for any of the hardcore bowhunters and target archers. The Rx1 and Rx2 are the new releases that were collectively inspired by World renowned hardcore Bowhunter Dr. Randy Ulmer, Champion target archer Michael Braden and were designed by Carter.


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The Rx1 and Rx2 are simply the fastest, quietest and most accurate wrist strap release on the market today. The Rx series features a brand new magnetic hook return that automatically closes with a simple squeeze of the finger. This unique self closing, open hook design is perfect for trouble free shooting from a string loop, all while giving a perfect release, and unparalleled speed which has come to be expected from Carter. The Rx series also feature the Interchangeable Tension System (I.T.S.). The system that was developed by Carter to give the ultimate trigger tensions adjustment option to the archer. With the I.T.S., regardless of your preference in trigger tension, you will be able to achieve it without adding in unwanted trigger travel. To add to the list the Rx1 and Rx2 come standard with a premium fully adjustable leather buckle strap made by Scott. These combined features enable the archer to have countless adjustment options to suit every shooting style. The Rx2 features a reverse pivoting hook. This reverse jaw feature is very important for archers with full cheeks, beards or hunting face masks as it allows the string to exit the jaw away from the face without any interference. The Rx1 has a standard position hook that is opposite the index trigger. The Rx1 and Rx2 are both a sure bet to provide target accurate arrow flight. Dr. Ulmer has gone on record to say that he has finally found the ultimate hunting release in the new Rx2! The doctor’s orders are to take one Rx in the evening and call the taxidermist in the morning! ■


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SECTION & STATE ASSOCIATION NEWS Edited by Paul Davison • GREAT LAKES SECTION Bob McCutcheon, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info The Great Lakes Indoor Sectional will be held at eleven venues in all five Great Lakes states. Seven sites will have the tournament on February 21-22, 2009, while two in Wisconsin will be held on January 24-25, 2009, another one in Wisconsin on January 31-February 1, 2009, and one in Indiana will be held on the weekend of February 28-March 1, 2009. The Outdoor Sectional will be held at West Allis, WI on June 20-21, 2009. More detailed information on these shoots will be in the next issue of Archery.

2009 GREAT LAKES INDOOR SECTIONAL Date: Host 1: Location: Directions:

February 21-22, 2009 Arrowhead Archery 919 Coshocton Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031 For directions contact Arrowhead Archery at 740967-123 Registration: Dave Thewlis, 16423 Chamberlain Rd., Grafton, OH 44044. Tel: 440-315-5696 Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than Feb. 7, 2009 Late Registration: Late registration Feb. 8 and after. Late registration at shoot based on space available Schedule: Shoot times are 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Knights Inn, I 270 at State Route 3, Westerville, OH, 614-890-0426 (13.8 miles away); Granville Inn, I 270 at State Route 3, Westerville, OH, 614-890-0426 (13.8 miles away); Buxton Inn – 1812, 313 Broadway E, Granville, OH 740-587-0001 (10.5 miles away). Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day. Date: Host 2: Location: Directions:

February 21-22, 2009 Hadley’s Sports Center 5676 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 For directions contact Hadley’s Sports Center at 330645-9393 Registration: Dave Thewlis, 16423 Chamberlain Rd., Grafton, OH 44044. Tel: 440-315-5696 Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than Feb. 7, 2009. Late Registration: Late registration Feb. 8 and after. Late registration at shoot based on space available Schedule: Shoot times are 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Lakeside Motel, 3529 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH, 330-644-9666 (3.7 miles away); Quality Inn, 2940 Chenoweth Rd, Akron, OH 330-644-7126 (4.8 miles away); Fairfield Inn, 1025 Interstate Pkwy, Akron, OH, 330-245-0041 (4.6 miles away). Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line 34 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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each day. February 21-22, 2009 Lone Eagle Archers. 2623 State. Rt. 335, Beaver, OH 45613 For directions contact: Brian Hawks at 740-947-4477 Dave Thewlis, 16423 Chamberlain Rd., Grafton, OH 44044. Tel: 440-315-5696 Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than Feb. 7, 2009 Late Registration: Late registration Feb. 8 and after. Late registration at shoot based on space available Schedule: Shoot times are 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Comfort Inn, 7525 US Highway 23, Piketon, OH, 740-289-3000 (9.9 miles away); Town and Country Motel, 7137 US Highway 23, Piketon, OH, 740-2892054 (10,0 miles away); Piketon Motel, 604 E Main St, Piketon, OH, 740-289-2708 (10.0 miles away). Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day. Date: Host 3: Range Location: Directions: Registration:

Date: Host 4: Location: Directions:

February 21-22, 2009 Prairie Archery 23316 Virden Rd., Virden IL 62690 Traveling south on I-55, take the Divernon Exit 80. Turn right at top of ramp, take the first left (at frontage road). Take frontage road south approximately 4 miles to Virden Rd., turn right. Proceed to stop sign, turn right at stop sign and follow road approximately 3 miles to range. Traveling north on I-55, take the Farmersville/Girard Exit 72. Turn right at the top of the ramp, cross the highway, and take the first right (at frontage road). Take frontage road north approximately 4 miles to Virden Rd., turn left. Proceed to stop sign, turn right at stop sign and follow road approximately 3 miles to range. Registration: Judy McCutcheon, 23358 Virden Rd Virden IL 62690. E-mail, Tel: 217-652-5836 after 6:30 pm. Deadline: Thursday, February 19, 2009. Late Registration: At range Friday, February 20, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday February 21 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (based on availability). Schedule: Saturday, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Sunday, 7:30 am, 11:00 am and 2:30 pm (if needed). Accommodations: Baymont Inn I-55 at Toronto Road, Exit 90, 217-5296655 or 800-789-9471; Ramada Limited-South I-55 at Toronto Road Exit 90, 217-529-1410 or 800/2RAMADA; Ramada Inn, South Plaza, 625 E. Joseph St (Off I-55 at 6th St, Exit 92A) 217-529-7131 or 800/2RAMADA Miscellaneous Info: Late registration is based on availability – please pre-

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Add’l. Contacts: Date: Host 5: Location: Directions: Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

register. Contact Springfield Chamber of Commerce for further information at 217-525-1173 February 28-March 1, 2009 TJ’s Sporting Goods 1121 Saint Joseph St., Shelbyville, IN 46176, 317392-2150 Shelbyville is located off either Exit 113 or 116 on I74 southeast of Indianapolis. It’s also about 20 miles east of I-65, Exit 90, on State Route 44. Rocky Kline, 1108 North Korby St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Tel: 765-457-7086. E-mail: Shoot times are 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Lees Inn, Hampton Inn, Super 8, Best Western, Comfort Inn and Days Inn – all near Shelbyville.

Date: Host 6: Location: Registration:

February 21-22, 2009 Galveston Archery Club 1159 E. 44th Street, Galveston, IN 46932 Rocky Kline, 1108 North Korby St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Tel: 765-457-7086. E-mail: Schedule: Shoot times are 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Accommodations: Comfort Inn, 522 Essex Dr., Kokomo IN 46901. 765-452-5050; Days Inn 264 S 00 E W, Kokomo IN 46901, 765-453-7100; Fairfield Inn 1717 E Lincoln Rd, Kokomo IN 46902, 765-453-8822; Signature Inn 4021 S LaFountain St., Kokomo IN 46902, 765-4551000. Miscellaneous Info: This is a two day shoot. Archers must shoot one line each day. Date: Host 7: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Accommodations: Campgrounds:

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

Date: Host 8: Location: Directions:

January 31- February 1, 2009 La Crosse Archery 1231 Oak Forest Drive, Onalaska, WI 54650 Exit 4 (Onalaska) off I-90 on US 53 north for about 1⁄4 mile to first exit left (west) onto Main St. Go through first set of lights and then an immediate left onto Oak Forest Drive. Follow Oak Forest Drive for one mile to La Crosse Archery on right. Registration: La Crosse Archery, Attn: NFAA Sectionals, 1231 Oak Forest Drive, Onalaska, WI 54650. Tel: 608-7817752, E-mail: Deadline: January 20, 2009 Late Registration: At range Schedule: Saturday, 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm. Sunday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm. Accommodations: Stoney Creek Lodge, 608-781-3060; Hampton Inn, 608-779-5000; Baymont Inn, 608-783-7191; Comfort Inn; 608-781-7500 Miscellaneous Info: More details about us and how to contact and find us, may be found at our website, 36 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Date: Host 9: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

February 21-22, 2009 Manastique Rifle and Pistol Club M 94 North, Maniatique, MI From US 2 in Manistique, near the Manistique River bridge, you will see an ARBYS/SHELL gas station combo. Turn north onto Chippewa Ave. Go approximately 0.9 mi north on Chippewa until you come to a stop sign at the Zephyr gas station. Turn left (west) onto Deer St., and go five blocks and turn right at the flashing light on 5th street (you are now on M 94 North). Drive 9.2 miles north on M 94. Manistique Rifle and Pistol Club is on right side of highway. Watch for sign. Joel Beckman, 11921 W Firetower Rd, Cooks, MI 49817. Tel: 906-644-2764. February 13, 2009 At range February 21st, 8:00 am. 9:00 am, 11:30am, and 2:30 pm, if needed. Bayside Inn, 6596 E US 2, 906-341-6911. Budget Host Inn, 6031 W US 2, 906-341-2552. Colonial Motel, 1119 E Lakeshore Dr, 906-341-6656.

Date: Host 10: Location:

February 21-22, 2009 Mid-Michee Bowmen 151 S. 9 Mile Road, Midland, MI 48640. Tel: 989837-8588 (day of tournament). Directions: Take M 20 west of Midland to 9 Mile Road. Turn south on 9 Mile Road and go approximately. 1/4 mile to club entrance on left (east) side of road. Registration: Carol Bitner, 1979 N Reed Rd, Sanford, MI 48657 Tel: 989-687-6337. E-mail: Deadline: February 14, 2009 Late Registration: At range Saturday. Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Shooting time assignments to be determined at range on Saturday. Accommodations: There are numerous hotels in both Midland and Mt. Pleasant. Miscellaneous Info: Range has 18 lanes. Separate spectator viewing area. Food and beverages available at range. Please indicate 1st and 2nd choice of Saturday shooting time. Tournament Chairperson is Bob Bitner. Date: Host 11: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

January 24-25, 2009 Beloit Field Archers 9243 Cleophas Rd, Beloit, WI 53511 I-90 (Exit 185A) to State Hwy 81 west. Follow Hwy 81 through Beloit and continue for about 5-6 miles west to County Hwy H. Turn right (north), go 2 miles (2nd stop sign) to Cleophas Rd. Turn left, and go 3⁄4 mi to club. Karl Nelson, 1764 Sun Valley Dr,. Beloit, WI 53511. Tel: 608-362-0650. E-mail: karl@beloitfieldarchers. com January 17, 2009 At Beloit Field Archers range until 8:00 pm, January 23, 2009 Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am and 12:00 noon Comfort Inn 628-362-2666, Econo Lodge 608364-4000, Fairfield Inn 608-365-2200, Holiday Inn Express 608-365-6000, Super 8 Motel 608-365-8680

MID-ATLANTIC SECTION Mike Le Pera, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info The Mid-Atlantic Indoor Sectional will be held at sixteen venues during the weekend of March 6-7, 2009. The Outdoor Sectional will be held

at Cape May, NJ, on June 6-7, 2009. More detailed information on these shoots will be in the next issue of Archery.

2009 MID-ATLANTIC INDOOR SECTIONAL March 6-8, or March 7-8, 2009

Registration and shooting schedule information for 15 of 16 venues is shown below. The remaining venue will be listed in the next issue. Host 1: Location: Directions:

WoPeNa Archers 39 Harding Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 Please use above address with MapQuest or Google Maps. Range is in the basement of 39 Harding Ave. WoPeNa sign is above the entrance. Registration: Rima Campanelli, 3-52 31st Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Tel: 201-773-3284 Deadline: February 16, 2009 Late Registration: May register on the day of the shoot if space is available. Please call ahead. Schedule: Saturday, 11:00 am and Sunday, 11:00 am. Accommodations: Please search the Internet. Miscellaneous Info: All archers must bring a valid NFAA card on the day of the shoot. Call WoPeNa Range at 973-365-2590 on Tuesday or Thursday evenings for further information.


From I-70, take the Charleroi Exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left, and continue through town on McKean Ave. At 5th St, turn left, and follow 5th St up the hill. Street name will change to Fremont R. Follow Fremont Rd past the Power Substation through the S curve. The club is at the top of the hill on the left. Registration: Darrell Shipley, 120 Pride Ave, Monessen, PA 15062. Tel: 412-997-0166. Deadline: Monday, Feb 16, 2009. Late Registration: At the range. No late fee Schedule: Saturday: 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm. Sunday: 11:00 am Accommodations: Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn, all in Belle Vernon, PA. Miscellaneous Info: Club will be open for practice and registration approximately one hour before published shoot times. If you can’t make any of the above scheduled lines, contact Darrell Shipley at 412-997-0166 (cell). A Friday 7:00 pm line can be added if necessary. Also contact Darrell if you have any questions or need more info on directions. On the day of the shoot, he can be contacted at either his cell phone or club phone, 724-489-4777.

Host 2: Location: Directions:

Prince William Archers Izaak Walton Dr., Brentsville, VA From I-95, Exit 152 at Rt. 234, north toward Manassas, then left (west) on Rt. 619 (Bristow Rd.), then left on Izaak Walton Dr. Bear right at the “Y” to club at top of hill. From I-66, Exit 44 at Rt. 234 Bypass, south on Rt. 28 past airport, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), right on Izaak Walton Dr. to club as above. Registration: Jim Little, 13705 Santa Rosa Ct., Manassas, VA 20112. Tel: 703-791-3659. E-mail: Deadline: None Late Registration: At clubhouse. up to one hour before shoot time.. Schedule: Saturday: registration and practice 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Shoot at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Sunday: 8:00 am and 12:00 noon Accommodations: Best Western, 703-368-7070; Days Inn, 703-3682800; Ramada Inn, 703-631-9186 Campgrounds: Greenville Farm, 703-754-7944 Miscellaneous Info: 18 shooting lanes, separate spectator area, food available both days and plenty of parking. There will be no late fees charged. You may shoot twice in one day if space is available. Will accept registration up to one hour before each shoot.

Host 5: Location:

Host 3: Location: Directions:

Host 6: Location:

Midstate Archers Flatwoods, WV Off I-79, Exit 67 (Flatwoods, WV). Take Rt 4 south one mile, then left on Days Drive 1.2 miles, then left on Rt 15 (Airport Rd) south 0.4 miles. Range is on right. See for map. Registration: Becky Mayse, PO Box 356, Frametown, WV 26623. Tel: 304-364-4110. E-mail: or Deadline: Received by February 16, 2009 Late Registration: At the door. No late fees. Schedule: Friday, 7:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am. Schedule will also be posted on, plus flyers will be mailed to all NFAA state members. Accommodations: Days Inn, 304-765-5055, one mile from range. KOA campground at Days Inn. Additional Contacts: Kirk Burroughs, 304-765-3811; Donald Burroughs, 304-765-7030; Kermit Evans, 304-765-5095. Host 4: Location:

Walton Park Bowhunters Ogden’s Outdoors, 207 S Main St, Amherst VA 24521 Directions: Ogden’s Outdoors is located on 29 Business in Amherst, VA. From US 29, take the 29 Business Exit to the town of Amherst. There is only one stop light in town, and Ogden’s Outdoors is adjacent to the stop light in small shopping center. Ogden’s Outdoors is in the same building as the previous A & A Supply. Registration: Kendall Woody, 194 Arrowhead Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572. Tel: 434-929-0223 or 434-238-4519. Deadline: February 23, 2008 Late Registration: Ogden’s Outdoors Schedule: Saturday: 7:00 am, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sunday: 7:00 am, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: Ramada Inn (20 minutes), 434-847-7500. Holiday Inn Select (20 minutes), 434-528-2500. Courtyard by Marriot (20 minutes), 434-846-7900. Thomas Motor Lodge (15 minutes), 434-845-2121 Miscellaneous Info: Snacks and drinks will be available at Ogden’s Outdoors. Fast food and restaurants are located within 0.5 miles of Ogden’s Outdoors. Additional Contacts: Webb Babcock, 434-528-3855. Rusty Ogden, 434841-7154.


Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Double T Archery Club Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) toward Buffalo to the Youngman Expwy (I-290) to Niagara Falls Blvd (US 62) north toward Niagara Falls for 4.7 miles to 908 Niagara Falls Blvd (Wurlitzer Bldg), second floor. Mark Irlbacher, 611 Walck Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Tel: 716-693-2703 E-mail: Feb. 15, 2009 At the range Saturday: 9:00 am or 12:00 noon. Sunday: 8:00 am or 11:00 am. Workers may shoot Friday, March 6th at times to be announced. Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Blvd, 716-691-8181. Amton Motel, 1970 Niagara Falls Blvd, 716-692-7260. Blue Falls Motel, 2142 Niagara Falls Blvd, 716-6950433.

Charleroi Archery Club 193 Fremont Road, Charleroi, PA 15022

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Miscellaneous Info: Doc’s Archery is located approximately 8 miles south of the honeymoon capital of the world — Niagara Falls. Lots of sightseeing and shopping nearby, as well as gambling casinos on both sides of the border in Niagara Falls, NY, and Canada Host 7: Location:

Tuscarora Archers 5608 Etzler Road, Frederick, MD 21705. GPS Coordinates: 39.468932, -77.473135 Directions: From US 15 in Frederick, take the Rosemont Ave exit (Exit 14) away from Frederick (northwest). Go 4.2 miles and turn left onto Rocky Springs Rd. Go 0.7 miles at Y in road stay left (on Rocky Springs Rd.). In 0.3 miles turn right onto Etzler Rd. Club entrance is on right in 0.7 miles. Handicapped parking at club, all others on top lot. Registration: Randy Hinkelman, PO Box 796, New Market, MD 21774. Cell 301-471-4721. E-mail: Deadline: March 1, 2009 Late Registration: At the clubhouse. Schedule: Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 9:30 am and 1:00 pm; Sunday 9:30 am and, if needed, 1:00 pm Accommodations: Holiday Inn, I-270 and SR 85 (Buckeystown Exit), 301-694-7500. Hampton Inn, I-270 and SR 85, 301698-2500. Comfort Red Horse Inn, 998 W Patrick St, Rt. US 15N and US 40W, 301-662-0281 Miscellaneous Info: Breakfast and lunch will be served at shoot location both Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday 1:00 pm line will only be used once the Sunday 9:30 am line is completely full. Bring the family – plenty of things to see and do in Frederick County. Shopping, Catoctin Wildlife Zoo, Adventure Park USA, and much more Host 8: Location:

Fletchers Corner Archers 212 South Route 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Directions: Garden State Parkway to Exit 4A. Take SR 47 north about 5 miles. Fletchers Corner is on right. Registration: Guy Kanas c/o The Fletchers Corner, 212 South Route # 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Tel: 609-465-4949 Deadline: February 16, 2009 Late Registration: At Fletchers Corner (no late fee) Schedule: Saturday: 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Sunday: 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Miscellaneous Info: Check our website. Additional Contacts: Host 9: Location: Directions:

Neil’s Archery 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760 From intersection of I-81 and SR 17, go west on SR 17 toward Elmira. At Exit 67, go north to Endicott. Go 0.5 mile and take SR 17C (Main St) west. Range is about 1.5 miles on left. Registration: Neil Newkirk, Neil’s Archery, 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760. Tel: 607-786-7535 Deadline: February 28, 2009 Late Registration: At range. Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm. Saturday: 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: Best Western, 749 W. Main Street, Endicott, 800845-3224; Kings Inn. 2603 E. Main Street, Endwell, 800-531-4667; Endwell Motel, 3211 E. Main Street, Endwell, 607-748-7388; Best Western, 569 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, 607-729-9194. Several other choices in Vestal, NY, just a few minutes away Miscellaneous Info: Restaurants within walking distance. Ample free parking. Host 10: Location:

Lonesome Road Archery 401 S. Main St., Taylor, PA 18517


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Directions: Registration: Deadline: Schedule: Additional Info:

Host 11: Location: Directions:

Registration: Schedule: Host 12: Location: Directions:

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

Exit 182 (Davis St.) I-81. Follow Davis St. to Main St. in Taylor. Turn left on Main St. and go four blocks. Range is on left. Jason Jones,, Lonesome Road Archery, 401 S. Main St., Taylor, PA 18517 Tel: 570-562-0301 February 16, 2009. Friday: 7:00 pm: Saturday and Sunday (both days): 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Crossbows (no hunting crossbows) will shoot Friday at 7:00 pm. For further information on crossbows, contact Terry Butler at 570-562-1496 or 570-2376366.

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations: Additional Info:

Wildwood Sports Center 5740 Fikes Road, Elbridge, NY 13060 From Syracuse, take Route 5 west, turn right onto Fikes Rd, about 2 miles before reaching Elbridge, NY (Summit Ford Dealership on the Corner). Continue 1.5 miles. Wildwood is on the right Bob Morsdorf, 3176 Ditmar Rd, Weedsport, NY 13166. Tel: 315-689-1066, 5-9 pm. None At range Saturday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Elbridge Motel, 315-689-3955, 3 miles. Motel Thomas, Camillus, 315-672-3441, 3 miles. Days Inn, Weedsport, 315-834-6198, 10 miles. On site, limited.

Additional Info:

Wythe Bowhunters Clubhouse on Dale Drive, Wytheville, VA From I-81, Exit 70: Turn onto US 52N and go about 7 miles. Turn left at Stoney Fork Tire Center on Dale Drive. Clubhouse is 0.1 mile from US 52. From I-77, Exit 47: Turn left on Rt 717 (Krenning Rd) and go 41⁄2 miles to US 52. Turn left on US 52S. Go one mile, turn right at Stoney Fork Tire Center on Dale Drive. Clubhouse is 0.1 mile from US 52 Registration: Stacy Pruitt, 821 Matney Flats Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382. Tel: 276-621-4212. E-mail: Deadline: March 1, 2009 Late Registration: At clubhouse day of shoot. Schedule: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Visit Campgrounds: Clubhouse has four electric hookups. Additional Contacts: Larrie Emerson, 276-783-3005



Smith Point Sports 215 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772 From LIE, take Exit 64 south (Route 112) to Montauk Hwy. Make right turn onto Montauk Hwy and go two blocks. On the right side is a Carvel store. Our entrance is behind the Carvel. Jared Schneider, Smith Point Sports, 215 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772. Tel: 631-289-3399. Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm.

Host 13: Location: Directions:

Host 14: Location: Directions:

Host 15: Location: Directions:

Wa-Xo-Be Archers Major Road, South Brunswick, NJ Take US 1 south toward Princeton from New Brunswick to Major Rd. Go 1/3 mile. The entrance to the range is on the left. Douglas Joyce, 30 Willow Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873Tel: 732-247-3892 February 25, 2008 At the range. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am both days. Second line on Sunday at 1:00 pm, if needed. Red Roof Inn, 208 New Rd. and US 1, South Brunswick, NJ, 732-821-8800.

Host 16: Location: Directions: Registration:

York & Adams Archers 413 Country Club Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301 From York follow US 30 west to Abbottstown. Turn left onto Country Club Rd on the east side of town. Club is approximately 11⁄2 miles back on left. Robert Wertz, 336 Third St, Hanover, PA 17331. Tel: 717 451-7408. E-mail: At club Friday: 7:00 pm: Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm. Hampton Inn, 717-633-1117. Super 8, 717-6308888. Holiday Inn Express, 717-637-1228 Scott Kearney, 717-792-2027. Hunt’N’Shak Archery Center 3343 Broad Street Road, Gum Spring, VA 23065 I-64, Exit 159, then go south one mile and turn right onto Broad Street Road (Rt.250). We are located 1⁄2 mile up on the right. Marcy Reese, 3343 Broad Street Road, Gum Spring, VA 23065. Tel: 804-556-7012. E-mail: More detailed information on this venue will be in the next issue of Archery.


Jim Quarles, Director

Virginia Field Archery Association News 2009 VFAA Championship Tournaments (additional details at www.VFAA. org):

Weekend Feb 21-22

Mar 6,7,8

May 16 17

Tournament VFAA Indoor NFAA 300 Round Shoot 2, Score 2

Mid Atlantic Indoor NFAA 300 Round Shoot 1 or 2 Turn in best score

Venue(s) Prince William, Manassas Wythe Bowhunters, Wytheville HuntnShak, Goochland Ogden’s Outdoors, Amherst Prince William, Manassas Wythe Bowhunters, Wytheville HuntnShak, Goochland Ogden’s Outdoors, Amherst

VFAA Animal Round NFAA Animal targets with bonus spots 2 double rounds each day 4 rounds total

Prince William, Manassas

Jun 13-14

VFAA Spring Field 28 Field Saturday 28 Hunter Sunday

Prince William, Manassas

Aug 8-9

VFAA State Field 28 Field Saturday 28 Hunter Sunday

Walton Park, Madison Heights

Other VFAA News

Triple Crown Winners for 2008. The triple crown award is for any archer winning three of the four VFAA state championships, Indoor, Animal, Spring Field and State Field, in the same year. C. D. Miller is the triple crown winner in Senior Men Freestyle. VFAA Officers and Directors. President, Kendall Woody; Vice President and NFAA Director, Jim Quarles; Vice President and Webmaster; Jim Overfelt, Secretary, Virginia Quarles; Treasurer, C. D. Miller; Northern Regional Director, Bobby Norris; Eastern Regional Director, Ricky Williams; Central Regional Director, Tim Ewers.

MIDWESTERN SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman


This tournament is conducted at two sites on February 21-22, 2009: Host: Location: Directions:

Independence Bowhunters 6423 Railroad St, Raytown (KC), MO I-70 to I-435 South (Missouri side) to Exit 66 (SR 350) to 63rd St. Left on 63rd to Raytown Rd, then right for two blocks to 6423 Railroad St (before the bridge). Alternately, I-70 to Exit 9, then south on Blue Ridge Cutoff to Raytown Trafficway. Left on 63rd St for one block to Raytown Rd, then right for one block to Railroad St Registration: Millie Foster, 8709 Booth, Kansas City, MO 64138. Tel: 816-763-2699. Deadline: February 20, 2009 Late Registration: At tournament site Schedule: Friday: 7:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Accommodations: Drury Inn, 3830 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-923-3000. Clarion Inn, 9103 E 39th St, 816-737-0200. Hulsing Hotels, 4011 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-353-5300. Miscellaneous Info: All three hotels are within a few miles of the range. The Drury Inn offers a hot breakfast and three evening beverages plus snacks to all guests. Host: Location: Directions:


Late Registration: Schedule:


Minnehaha Archers, Inc. North Harvestore Rd, Sioux Falls, SD I-29 to SR 38 (Exit 83) on northwest side of Sioux Falls; then west on SR 38 to North Harvestore Rd (first road); then north on North Harvestore to range, which is third building on right. Or, if coming in on I-90, exit south on I-29 to Exit 83 then west on SR 38, and follow directions as above. Jackie Meisenheimer, 48088 259th St, Brandon, SD 57005. Tel: 605-582-7179. E-mail: justablu@aol. com. For registration form, see www.fieldarchery. com or this magazine. Please include requested shooting time, style of shooting and your phone number on registration form. You’ll be contacted only if your requested shooting line is full. At tournament site. Pre-registration is suggested and appreciated. Friday: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Day’s Inn, 605-331-5959 (full continental breakfast, waffles, etc.) Northland Inn & Suites (formerly Com-

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fort Inn), 605-331-4490 (pool, hot tub, continental breakfast). Super 8, 605-339-9212 (continental breakfast). Miscellaneous Info: These motels are located on North Cliff Ave east of the archery range on SR 38 (approximately 2 miles). When calling for reservations, please state you are in Sioux Falls for the Midwestern Sectional Archery Tournament.

NEW ENGLAND SECTION Ken Moore, Councilman

SOUTHERN SECTION Lee Gregory, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info The Southern Indoor Sectional will be held at various locations on the weekend of February 28-March 1, 2009. Please contact your State NFAA Director for specific locations. The Outdoor Sectional will be held at the Trosper Archery Club at Oklahoma, OK, on June 27-28, 2009. More detailed information on these shoots will be in the next issue of Archery.


2009 New England Sectional Schedule The New England Indoor Sectional will once again be hosted by Lunenberg Sportsman Club, Lunenburg, MA, on March 27-29, 2009. The Outdoor Sectional will also be held at Lunenberg on June 27-28, 2009. More detailed information on the Outdoor will be in the next issue of Archery.

2009 NEW ENGLAND INDOOR SECTIONAL March 27-29, 2009 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:


Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA From SR 2 in Massachusetts, take Exit 35 to SR 70 heading north (Lunenburg Rd). Then turn right onto Leominster-Shirley Rd, then left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to club on left. Ruby Shannon, 96 Lakefront, Lunenburg, MA 01462. Tel: 978-345-0479. Make checks payable to NESFAA, and please include your phone number. None; however a reservation is suggested to ensure a desired line. None Friday: 7:00 pm. Saturday: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 8:30 am and 11:30 am Super 8 Motel, 482 N Main, Leominster, MA, 978-537-2800. Sheraton Four Points, 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA, 978-534-9000. Best Western, 150 Royal Plaza Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 978-342-7100 Camping available at club, call Ruby Shannon for confirmation and availability at 978-345-0479

Tim Austin, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info The Southeastern Indoor Sectional will be held at three sites on 7-8 March 2009: (1) Tri-State Archers, Tallahassee, FL, (2) Chickasaw Archers, Shepherdsville, KY, (3) Ft. Gordon Sportsman’s Club, Augusta, GA. The Outdoor Sectional will be also be held at three sites: Keowee Bowmen, Clemson, SC, on 6-7 June 2009, and Gator Bowmen, Gainesville, FL, and Chickasaw Archers, Shepherdsville, KY, on 23-24 May 2009: The 3-D Sectional will also be held at three sites: Sandune Archers, Myrtle Beach, SC, on 4-5 April, 2009, and Gator Bowmen, Gainesville, FL, and Ft, Lauderdale Archers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on 11-12 July, 2009. More detailed information on the Outdoor and 3-D Sectionals will be in the next issue of Archery.

2009 SOUTHEASTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 7-8, 2009 Host 1: Location:


Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

NORTHWESTERN SECTION Dennis Lundine, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info The Northwestern Indoor Sectional will be held at one venue in each of the six Northwestern states. The Alaska, Idaho and Montana tournaments will be held on the weekend of February 28-March 1, 2009, while Washington and Wyoming are on March 6-8, 2009, and Oregon’s is on February 20-22, 2009. Please contact your State NFAA Director for specific locations. The Outdoor Sectional will be held at the Black Otter Bowmen range in Billings, MT, on June 20-21, 2009. More detailed information on these shoots will be in the next issue of Archery.

Accommodations: Add’l Contacts:

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Tri-State Archers, Tallahassee, FL Two sites available and under consideration. Site not finalized at press time. When finalized, information will be available at website. Florida Archery Association, Tim Austin, Sec/Treas, 1710 SW 76th Ter, Gainesville’ FL 32607-3418. Tel: 352-332-1969 or 352-332-1914. E-mail: or By mail: postmarked no later than 27 February. By phone or E-mail: by 5 March ($2 additional to pay at shoot). Onsite registration late fees apply as per Registration Form. Friday, 6 March 2009: 6:00 pm: FAA/NAA Indoor (guest shooters welcome). Saturday, 7 March 2009: 8:00 am and 11:00 am and 2:00 pm: NFAA Indoor shooting times. Saturday, 7 March 2009: 5:00 pm: FAA/NAA Indoor (second round). Sunday, 8 March 2009, 8:00 am and 11:00 am: NFAA Indoor Shooting times. Tallahassee is the State Capitol and there are numerous motels and hotels available. Host Club contact: Oliver Austin (NFAA Director and Host Club President), Home 850-309-1918, Work 850-644-0289. E-mail:

Deadline: Late Registration:

4 March 2009 6 March 2009, at gym from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 7 March 2009, at gym from 7:00 am until closing. 8 March 2009, at gym 7:00 am until start of first line. E-mail : Schedule: Saturday 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Will shoot a third line if needed at 4:00 pm. Sunday 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: There are numerous motels located at the I-20 and Dyes Parkway exit. There are some motels on Gordon Highway and I-620 (Bobby Jones Expressway) Miscellaneous Info: There are numerous eating establishments in the area with excellent food and beverages. Augusta is the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, and has some outstanding history that can be explored. Additional Info: Make sure that you have vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and a picture ID in order to enter Ft. Gordon. If you carry any firearms, they must be cased and stored separately from the ammunition. If stopped for a vehicle spot-check, declare the weapon, and tell the security officer that you are going to Range 14 for recreational shooting. Add’l Contacts: Call Tom Boots at 706-556-3240 (home) or 706 7998457(cell), or go to our website, Chickasaw Archery Club 800 Pitts Point Road, Shepherdsville, KT 40165 Exit #117 I-65 (10 miles south of Louisville), then west on SR 44 about 4 miles. Left on Pitts Point Road 0.09 mile to range on left. Registration: Glen Baxter, 9301 Whitley Road, Louisville, KY 40272 Tel: 502-361-9987. E-mail: Deadline: March 1, 2009. Late Registration: At range. Late registration fees of $15 will apply Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Saturday: 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. Please select both shooting times when registering. Accommodations: Motel 6, Exit 117, I-65, 800-486-8356. Miscellaneous Info: All requested shoot times will be honored. If conflict, please submit e-mail address or cell number. All times are EST.

SOUTHWESTERN SECTION Becky Pearson, Councilwoman

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


Styles: Awards:

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The shoot will consist of two, 300 rounds on the official Vegas face (three spot or single spot) following NFAA rules. “Xs” will be used for tie breakers. A time limit of 21⁄2 minutes for each end will be used. Only NFAA members may compete in the tournament. Non- Members may participate as guests. NFAA Pros must have a current pro card and pay a pro purse of $50 in addition to registration fee. NFAA styles and classes will be used. Results will be tabulated after the scores from all States have been received. Awards will be based on the NFAA flight system, determined by the number of participants in each style and division. Trophies will come from NFAA Headquarters. In the event of a tie, even using “X” count, the archer missing the first “X” will lose the tie. Fees and registration will be as outlined on the Official Sectional Registration Form found in this magazine or at

Be sure to contact your Director for State specific information and locations. Outdoor Sectional The Outdoor Sectional will be hosted by the San Juan Archers of Farmington, NM. The shoot will be held on June 20 and 21, 2009. More detailed information on the Outdoor will be in the next issue of Archery.

Ft. Gordon Sportsman’s Club Gym 3, Ft. Gordon, GA. If coming from I-20, take Dyes Parkway south to Gate 1, then go to 25th Street, turn left, and go to second stop sign. Turn left on Brainard Ave. Gym Is second building on left. If entering Gate 5, go to second traffic light, turn left on Brainard Ave, and follow it to the gym. Send registration form and check (payable to “IMWRF”) to: Thomas G. Boots, 6530 Robert Dr, Harlem, GA 30814, Attn: SE Indoor 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

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

Vice President—Brian Sheffler 7006 Beargrass Ct. Indianapolis, IN 46241 317/244-7585 NFAA® Office 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279 Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/965-5290 Mid-Atlantic Mike LePera 34 Kentwood Road Succasunna, NJ 07876 973/584-0637 Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788 New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 Northwest Dennis Lundine 19605 Pribilof Loop Eagle River, AK 99577 907/696-1910 Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969

INTRODUCING A NEW MEMBER BENEFIT FROM HERTZ Now when you rent from Hertz, you can take advantage of special year-round savings through the Hertz Member Benefit Program. The National Field Archery Association members receive a discount off Hertz Daily Member Benefit Rates, Hertz U.S. Standard Rates; and Hertz U.S. Leisure Rates. You’ll be quoted the best rate for your rental needs at the time of reservation. For reservations and information, call Hertz’ “Members Only” toll free number at 1-800-654-2200 or visit and mention your Hertz Discount CDP # 1838926. Present your NFAA membership card or Hertz Member Discount Card at the time of rental.


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Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296 Southwest Becky Pearson P.O. Box 308 St. David, AZ 85630 520/720-9532

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

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

Crystal Parker Director - WA 13328 317th Avenue NE Duvall, WA 98019 425/844-6125

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

Dan Kolb Director - WY 9106 Cactus Lane N. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 480/895-8559

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

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

Reginald “Shorty” Faber Director - SD P.O. Box 66 Carthage, SD 57349 605/772-4468 NEW ENGLAND Volker Pense Director - AAE Carl-Ulrich-Strasse 2B 64297 Darmstadt, Germany 0615-653085 Gary Marrier Director - VT 1525 Gibou Rd. Montgomery Ctr., VT 05471 802/326-4797 Jim Lamoin Director - CT 138 Albrecht Rd. Torrington, CT 06790 860/489-9452 Paul Lewkowicz Director - MA 3 David Road Southborough, NH 01772 Michael Wright Director - NH PO box 237 Marlboro, NH 03455 603/876-4249 Bruce Mulneix Director - RI 6101 Post Rd. Trlr 73, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 401-885-5684 NORTHWEST Hubert Sims Director - ID PO Box 1713 Orofino, ID 83544 208/476-5377 Doug Tate Director - MT 3499 Blacktail Loop Rd. Butte, MT 5970d1 406/494-4393 Scott Roadarmel Director - AK 4106 Harrison St. Anchorage, AK 99503 907/727-0483 LeRoy Dukes Director - OR P.O. Box 422 Fairview, OR 97024 503/201-4961

Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918 Tom Boots Director - GA 6530 Robert Dr. Harlem, GA 30814-5360 706/556-3240 Jerry Barr Director - KY 919 Manor Dr. Henderson, KY 42420 270/827-4570 Mike Hindmarsh Director - NC 1687 Kildee Church Rd. Ramseur, NC 27316 919/742-5017 S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 Clinton A. Berry, III Director - TN 1802 Porter Road Nashville, TN 37206 615/227-4211 SOUTHERN Wayne King Director - MS 107 Dana St. Brandon, MS 39042 601/825-9278 Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066 Scott Bradford Director - LA 40340 Old Hickory Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737-6756 225/622-0838 Robert Wood Director - OK 75377 S. 280 Rd Wagoner, OK 74467 918/485-6552

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

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

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


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



Steve Coleman Director - TX 909 LCR 120 Mount Calm, TX 76673 254/993-2900



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BUCK FEVER continued from page 25

WAY BACK WHEN continued from page 17 Director entitled me to attend a Pros-only meeting at the 1979 Detroit Lakes Outdoor Nationals. The subject of the meeting was the number of shooting styles recognized by the NFAA Pros. A few hardliners wanted to have only Freestyle ... period! After all, 105 of the 146 Pros registered at this tournament were Freestyle, and there were no more than eleven represented in any other style, including Freestyle Limited. Moreover, the total Pro money purse was significantly diluted by these minor styles, and the payouts where quite disappointing. The only outcome of this

respectively. Bowhunter Freestyle, which was the second most popular adult NFAA style then (as well as today), was recognized by the NFAA Pros through 1982. Both Pro Bowhunter Freestyle and Pro Bowhunter Freestyle Limited were resurrected in 1986, but were shelved once again after the 1989 National Outdoor. Because of its popularity, there have been several attempts during the past twenty years to have Bowhunter Freestyle permanently recognized as an NFAA Professional style. NFAA shooting styles, however, are now controlled

meeting was more ill-feeling among the Pros. The Pro Barebow shooters decided to hang it up immediately after the 1979 tournament, while Pro Bowhunter and Pro Bowhunter Freestyle Limited were shelved at the end of 1980 and 1981,

solely by the NFAA Board of Directors, and with the proliferation-of-awards problem (see June/July 2008 Archery) at the top of the checklist, it’s status quo for at least the next few years. ■


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toppled over into a heap of fur. Relief ran through my body. I had made a great shot! My knees were shaking and my heart was pounding; I could hardly refrain from jumping up and down and shouting. I shakily climbed out of my tree and went to claim my prize. The deer lay on the far side of a fallen log. I grabbed one of his horns and examined his two pints. I ran my fingers over each point feeling the soft velvet that completely covered them. Digging in my pack, I retrieved my deer tag and attached it to one of the antlers. I walked back to my tree and climbed up once again. Patiently, I waited for my dad to return from the other side of the mountain. After only about 20 minutes I heard him coming. Soon he was stand-

ing at the base of my tree. He had no idea I had shot a deer, but I’m sure I gave the surprise away by the huge smile on my face. “Can I tell you a story?” I whispered. ■ About the author: Amber has been shooting archery since the age of five. She has won several state indoor and outdoor tournaments and has placed second two times at the NFAA indoor nationals. Every year she looks forward to the Vegas tournament, which she has won on two different occasions. She actively participates in the Junior Olympic program and has won five national Junior Olympic indoor and outdoor titles. She was the bronze medalist at the 2007 world indoors and placed sixth in the 2006 junior world outdoors. She will be an honor graduate in the Preston High School class of 2009 and plans on pursuing a medical career. Amber has been keeping her dad company in the woods since she was old enough to walk, and she followed up her first mule deer buck with a potential Pope & Young Shiras moose (story to follow).


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