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HUNTERS: Can You Back Up What You Start? PART I | by Debra Sieloff

THE ARCHERY QUESTION IS: CAN YOU BACK UP WHAT YOU START? We’re not talking about those times when a fellow archer gets a little lippy or a hunting buddy throws down a bunch of trash talk on the practice range. They challenge you to an arrow-for-arrow duel on the 70 yard target, and your shooting beats theirs—thus backing up your words with your actions. Instead, this article is literally about having a back-up—a tested, fully-equipped and ready-to-shoot archery back-up system . It will help you be prepared any time you have an equipment failure when you’re trying to take on an NFAA tournament or go out hunting in the field. The fighter Muhammad Ali said, “Expect the best, prepare for the worst.” Archers who have a back-up system—or “back up”—can at least give themselves a fighting chance to finish what they start at those tournaments or hunts where an equipment failure would be a big deal. This is a two part article. I’ll give you a few stories about back-up bows that did their jobs. Then, we’ll review the NFAA rules for repairing or replacing a back-up bow in a tournament. Once I shot a U.S. championship tournament and booked a Canadian black bear hunt as back-to-back trips. No time to go home and get new gear. Therefore, it ended up as a two bag trip—one packed with a tournament bow and clothes, the other with a hunting bow and cammo. The hunting bow went to the tournament with a scope which already had marks shot in for the X-10s. The PSE hunting arrows and a spare 5-pin sight were included in the other case, and would be used to convert the back-up to my primary hunting bow. At the tournament, I did like a lot of the shooters do: shot the primary and then the back-up bow in practice. The back-up shot better on practice day so it seemed a good idea to use it in competition. This ended up to be a good decision. It became another bow in my collection with a national championship title on it. 4 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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I pack the bows, go on the bear trip, sight in the pins and arrows for 20 yards, and tweak with the tuning (probably had to switch out a hunting rest, too). The story gets better. During a bear hunt, any time a bear is shot, we all track as a group. It’s for safety. I had a chance to go out tracking—taking my bow along. The tracking went immediately from the shooting land and into brush so thick the person in front of you would be impossible to see if he stepped 5 yards farther. Did I mention it was pitch black: about 11 PM? In the process, the sight got ripped off the riser somewhere in the black tangle of branches, vines, and brush. The only thing left to do is grab the back-up: luckily one was in my luggage: a scope with 4x magnification and a circle on the lens. Thank goodness the circle was bright green and it showed up perfectly against a black bear. continued on page 6


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Sieloff hunts the Zambezi River in Mozambique with archery tackle, making sure to protect the crossbow from transportation hazards.

When hunting big game, the danger is that they can hunt you, too. Always make sure to bring a back-up system in case there’s an equipment failure at an important moment.

Dad Sieloff always has a back-up when he hunts too. It always seems to be me who needs to use them, however. Another time, my back-up system saved an African croc / hippo hunt and sealed a harvest of an SCI (Safari Club International) all-time Archery Top Ten crocodile. The hunt started out inspired by an international hunting magazine, and a particular 2-part article that an African hunter wrote on archery croc hunting. “I think you need to shoot a croc with that bow of yours,” said a daring international rifle hunter known around the world of rifles. “You’ve shot alligator, a croc would be good to add to your collection.” I read the articles, and studied the methods they used for

Bruce Sieloff, shown with a 2010 Canadian black bear, always recommends taking a back-up system for a successful hunt.


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monster crocs. However, I wasn’t pulling the poundage the guy in the article was pulling. “Oh you can do this.” Those were the words he spoke to my reaction to being 20 yards from a man-eating lizard. “Book the trip through a personal friend of mine. Has a newly opened concession off the Zambezi that opens to the ocean. The ocean crocs are some of the largest in the world.” I said that I’d think about it. Devine intervention would have that I was booking a trip that I really wasn’t interested in taking, go to a place that women just don’t travel alone, and end up with a story-and-ahalf. Africa. Mozambique. No matter what the pretty books in the travel section tell you, it’s hostile, corrupt, and dangerous. That’s what people who have been there will tell you. And those were the thoughts hanging over my head as I wired the safari deposit over to outfitter and made my list of things to do (like innumerable vaccinations, getting totally different clothing because camo is limited to the military, and other preparations like satellite phones and Global Rescue services that will airlift you out of hostile situations or anything else life threatening). Then, I set about asking everyone I knew who had been to Africa to talk hunting: What do you expect from the airlines? What is the transportation like? What do you do when officials ask for a bribe? Why do the grown men climb the trees when left on an island by themselves while others go scouting? What should I do if I encounter a hippo when I’m between it and the water? It and a baby? It and anything it wants? It and a bad day? Hippos are responsible for killing more people on the continent of Africa than any other dangerous game. Bodies left crushed and mashed by tusks and massive jaws. Crocs are probably a close second—though who knows, they take the evidence with them. During the conversation, someone asked “You taking that X-Force?”

“Yeah.” “Do you know how thick hippo skin is?” It’s thick. Really thick. Three inches of skin, a foot of fat and you might get close to a lung. I only shoot 50 lbs. If you are thinking “yeah, right” and laughing, that’s about what I heard on the phone. On the advice of that particularly seasoned friend—who has conquered African hunting many times again—I took a step back and went about organizing a different plan. The result was a nicely configured 125-lb crossbow combined with weighted carbon bolts, a borrowed Schmidt & Bender scope (finer than Swarovski), and fixed blade broadheads. The set-up was sighted in to 100 yards. Definitely able to handle the croc and hippo hunt that I booked in Mozambique. If you think about it, there is a lot of time and effort put into your archery set-up—whether you are shooting a tournament or going hunting. This includes working on draw length, draw weight, holding weight and let-off, grip, nock-to-string fit, release contact and mechanisms, rest, sight, peep, etc. It also includes building up strength to be able to draw the bow, stay in shooting form, and hold your aim. The same care went into setting up the crossbow. (The X-Force was already hot to trot.) I worked with the local SCI Chapter President, former longdistance (1000 yd.) rifle national champion, and gunsmith, Bob Spangler, to pick out a durable rifle scope and start to set up the crossbow at 30 yds. Then, Ret. Col. Rich Napoli, world record holder in 900yd. black powder rifle shooting, spent weeks working with me on long-distance marks, scopes, and shooting scenarios. Long story short, that bow was shot in with a variety of back-up sighting systems. What was the reason? Most African hunters experience damages while travelling. If you have ever fallen victim to baggage handlers flying domestically, you may have experienced

this first hand. At some point, international hunters find out that the optics get destroyed first. Some hunt only with iron sights. Why? Their guns made of steel and wood. Scopes are continued on page 38


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of events VENUE

Southwest Indoor Sectional ........................................... January ...................................Various locations Iowa Pro Am .................................................................Jan 14-16..................................... Mason City, IA Kansas City Shoot Out ..................................................Jan 22-23.................................. Kansas City, MO Southeast Indoor Sectional ...........................................Jan 28-30..................................Various locations The Vegas Shoot ........................................................ Feb 11-13 .................. Riviera Hotel and Casino

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World Cup Archery Challenge ..................................... 12-Feb .................... Riviera Hotel and Casino Northwest Indoor Sectional ......................................... Feb 18-20 .................................Various locations Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ........................................ Feb 26-27 .................................Various locations Midwest Indoor Sectional ............................................ Feb 26-27 ...................... Missouri and So Dakota Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional....................................... March 4-6 .................................Various locations Southeast Indoor Sectional ........................................ March 11-13 ...............................Various locations

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Southern Indoor Sectional ......................................... March 12-13 ...............................Various locations

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NFAA Indoor National Championships ...................March 26-27 ................................... Louisville, KY

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New England Indoor Sectional ...................................... April 1-3 ................................... Lunenburg, MA First Dakota Classic ................................................... April 16-17 ......................................Yankton, SD

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NFAA Unmarked 3D Championship ......................... April 16-17 ......................................Yankton, SD NFAA Marked 3D Championship ................................ May 6-8 ....................................... Redding, CA


Redding Trail Shoot .......................................................May 6-8......................................... Redding, CA


Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional .....................................June 18-19........................................Ypsilanti, MI

U.S. National Target Championships ........................ July 27-31 .......................................Yankton, SD Hoyt World Open .......................................................... Jul-10 ..........................................Yankton, SD North American Field Archery Championships .............. Dec 9-11 ..............................Homestead, Florida

2012 NFAA Council and Board of Directors meeting ............... Feb 4-7 ....................................... Las Vegas, NV FITA World Cup ............................................................ Feb 5-11 ...................................... Las Vegas, NV The Vegas Shoot .......................................................... Feb 10-12 ..................................... Las Vegas, NV NFAA National Field Championships......................... July 25-29 ........................... Mechanicsburg, PA




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The five spot 420 target—there are 5 scoring circles with 3 scoring rings in each circle: The outer blue ring has a score of 4 points. The arrow must touch the blue ring to score. The shading inside this blue ring has no different scoring value and is only there to draw your attention to the center of the entire target. The grey center has a score of 5 points and the arrow must touch it to score 5 points. The white “X” ring inside the center grey circle has a score of 6 points. The arrow must touch any part of the line making the “X” ring. The last scoring possibility is an Inside “X” which is accomplished by the arrow being inside the line making the white “X” ring without touching it, thus being called an Inside “X” which has a score of 7 points. The “X” ring is smaller than a regular NFAA 5 spot.

Amateur division • entry fee $30.00 • Payout 50% Male and Female Freestyle and Freestyle Limited Divisions—Male and Female Senior (55+) Freestyle and Freestyle Limited Divisions - Male and Female Bowhunter Freestyle and Bowhunter Freestyle Limited Divisions - Male and Female Senior (55+) Bowhunter Freestyle and Bowhunter Freestyle Limited Divisions Male and Female Senior (55+) Freestyle Divisions - Male and Female Combined Recurve / Traditional Division. All shooting is at 20 yds. Youth division (14 & under) • entry fee $20.00 • Payout Trophies Youth Freestyle and Freestyle Limited Divisions – Youth Bowhunter Freestyle and Freestyle Limited Divisions. Youths 11 and under shoot at 10 yards. Youths 12 to 14 shoot at 20 yards.

WHAT ARE THE SHOOTING TIMES? Youth division - 4:00 pm on Saturdays Pro division and Amateur division - 7:00 pm on Friday, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00pm on Saturday and on Sunday a 10:00 am and 1:00 pm line. Upper and lower targets will be shot on all lines.


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A 420 Ambassador is a person who helps recruit shooters to attend the shoot. On the entry form put down the persons name who told you about the shoot. There will be a prize given. The more that come the better the shoot and the winnings. There will be one or more ambassador awards.

WHAT IS A 420 TARGET? When you register, we will send you some targets. This target, copyrighted by Creekwood Archery in 2008, named because 420 points is the maximum score a archer can achieve. The target is one that keeps challenging the archer no matter what his ability is and allows him to win even if he has shot an arrow he is not happy with. It is a target which can be shot as a single spot or a five spot target, your choice. If you choose to shoot a single spot your arrows must be numbered and scored in the order shot as we use first-outs as a tie breaker.

The single spot 420 target there are 5 scoring rings: The outer blue ring has a score of 1 point. The arrow must be in or touch the blue ring. The second most outer blue ring including the outer most white ring has a score of 2 points. The arrow must be in the second most outer blue ring or touch the white ring surrounding it. The shading inside this blue ring has no different scoring value and is only there to draw your attention to the center of the entire target. The third most outer blue ring including the outer most white ring has a score of 3 points. The arrow must be in the third most outer blue ring or touch the white ring surrounding it. The shading inside this blue ring has no different scoring value and is only there to draw your attention to the center of the entire target. The inner most blue ring including the white ring outside of it has a score of 4 points. The arrow must be in the inner most blue ring or touch the white ring surrounding it. The shading inside this blue ring has no different scoring value and is only there to draw your attention to the center of the entire target. The grey center has a score of 5 points and the arrow must touch it to score 5 points. The white “X” ring inside the center grey circle has a score of 6 points. The arrow must touch any part of the line making the “X” ring. The last scoring possibility is an Inside “X” which is accomplished by the arrow being inside the line making the white “X” ring without touching it, thus being called an Inside “X” which has a score of 7 points. The “X” ring is smaller than a regular NFAA 5 spot. The target is shot in three total games consisting of four ends of five arrows each for a total of 60 arrows. Two rounds of practice are shot before the scoring begins. Scoring goes like this: First you call your total number of “X”s including “IX”s, then you call the total number of “IX”s, and then you call the total score (5’s & 4’s for the 5 spot target or 5’s, 4’s, 3’s, 2’s, and 1’s for the single spot target). The addition of those three numbers gives you the continued on page 39 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Building Your Indoor Bow by Larry Wise

SHOOTING INDOOR ARCHERY IS SUPPOSED TO BE simpler than shooting other archery games. You don’t have to worry about wind, shade, bright sunlight, uphill or downhill. You have only to concentrate on shooting form and a target at 20 yards. Your single objective is to achieve maximum accuracy under ideal conditions on consecutive shots for as long as the round lasts. But that’s the big problem; you have to deal with yourself and your human failings on a shot-to-shot basis. And you have to do it standing on the shooting line in front of all the other shooters and spectators – that ain’t easy! It should be obvious that if you hope to shoot perfect scores at a major indoor tournament you must first build sound mechanics in your shooting form. Then, and only then, can you, the shooter, take advantage of a bow that can repeat its performance shot after shot after shot. You must know how to stand properly at full draw and then use the appropriate back and shoulder muscles to execute the shot. Form always comes first in any form of archery – that’s a topic for a future article. For now, I’d like to give you a few tips on getting that indoor bow setup working to “perfection”! To take advantage of good form when shooting indoor archery you need a reliable bow with quality accessories setup to “repeat” Are you getting any form instruction? If not consider getting some soon so that your hard work involves precisely practicing proper form. The NFAA Shooting Center in and thereby Yankton provides coaching year-round. Here MJ Rogers is teaching proper full-draw-position to Arnie and reward you ?????, students in a community Coaches Course. appropriately for your level of shot execution. The process you need for choosing and setting up an indoor bow is outlined in this article and designed to help you build superior bow reliability. THE INDOOR BOW I like my indoor bow to be at least forty inches long, have a smooth draw stroke and a smooth power stroke – I guess that dates me a little doesn’t it? It should be obvious that speed is not a concern for shooting a still target at 20 yards - short, fast bows aren’t necessary but you can still use them if you want. The longer axle-to-axle distance on a bow yields a

greater string angle at the nocking point and allows the peep to be closer to my eye, and that’s something I like because that aids my aiming-eye comfort. To achieve good aiming stability you should choose a deflex or The D-flex riser shown here, a PSE Money straight handled Maker, gives you more stable aiming geomriser. This design etry. Yes, the higher brace-height yields less speed but that’s not an issue for indoor arfeature allows the chery. Other handles will work fine but I feel grip in the handle the best way to go is with a D-flex design. to be forward of (closer to the target) or in-line with the limb fulcrum points so that your bow hand is pulling the limb-rocker fulcrum points toward the target instead of pushing them as is the case for a reflex handle. This detail is a small but important advantage to have. The grip location should be in the vertical center of the handle. Many short handled bows have grips below center in order to create a six to seven-inch high sight window above the arrow shelf. These handles shoot fine but are a little topheavy for my liking. The center grip handle is well balanced between the top and bottom and is easier to stabilize with a single front stabilizer and a one six-to-ten inch rear-facing stabilizer that counter balances the bow sight. The cam system need only provide enough energy to the arrow so that it leaves the bow in a stable condition. That means that as the arrow passes through a piece of paper at five yards distance a hole of less than 1⁄2” is all that can be seen. If the arrow makes a perfect hole all the better but that’s not a requirement I have for my own bow. If the hole has clean vane slices and is less than 1⁄2” then that’s good enough for me. You can waste a lot of time trying to get it perfect and never succeed. STRING MATERIAL Most good indoor shooters are using string materials like BCY 8125 and 452X for their bow strings these days. These materials have low stretch characteristics and high durability, which makes them perform consistently. They are also faster continued on page 14 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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but don’t let that be your guide to selecting string material. The bottom line to everything we do in bow tuning and bow building for indoor archery is geared toward arrow groups in the target. Try different string materials until you get the best and most consistent groups. I know the PSE Money Maker I’ve been shooting for two years needs the BCY 8125 string material – I’ve tested the others and they don’t group well. Not only must you get the string material working consistently you must also get the nock-fit right. You must find the string and serving size Top quality bowstring material is the only way to combination go. Don’t skimp on your shoes, your car tires and your string material – you’ll suffer the consequenc- that fits your es if you do. Low stretch, long wear and consistent nocks propperformance is required if you plan on shooting erly so that the 60 x’s this indoor season. nock snaps on but returns to its original shape and slides up and down the string with a little push. The nock is too loose if it slides freely on the string and too tight if the nock “ears” remain spread apart after snapping on. I find that 20 strands of 452X or 8125 with #18 center serving fits the .098” nock-throats just right. Building your own strings is a real bonus when it comes to getting the right nock fit; if it’s not right you can change the serving diameter or add/subtract some strands on a new string. The nock-fit has to be right if you want to shoot that 60X round. SHOOT THROUGH HANDLES Top-of-the-line bow handles have a shoot-through riser. Some good examples are the HOYT Elite and the new PSE Dominator Pro but that is not a requirement for a good indoor bow – it’s nice if you can afford one but not necessary. The advantage that is promoted for these bows is the added stability (rigidity) in the left/right flex direction. Try one if you get a chance to feel for yourself if there is any difference and if you like the feel then save your dollars and buy one. DRAW LENGTH Setting the draw length to fit you properly is the first big step in bow tuning. So when is it right? A shooter’s full-draw position determines the draw length he or she needs from the bow and the standard I always use and recommend is simple; the archer is in proper full-draw position when his or her drawing forearm is directly behind and in line with the arrow. The top-view must show the drawing arm as an extension of the arrow so that the proper shoulder and shoulder blade po14 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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sition is attained thus allowing the bow to be held at full draw with the proper back muscles – holding with your arms won’t get you the consistent performance you want. Remember to maximize the use of your skeleton and minimize muscle use. Keep it simple because simplicity repeats under pressure! THE SIGHT PICTURE A very important and personal part of indoor archery is the visual image you have of the target. It must be clear, magnified enough to show aiming stability and view the proper amount of the target. If any of these attributes is missing you won’t see the target well enough to get comfortable and that will reduce your consistency. Clarity comes from choosing a quality scope housing with a high quality 6X or 7X lens. What I recommend is the lens magnification that shows the red and gold of the The optimum view of the target is what you need from your scope lens and peep combination. I 40 cm indoor prefer the 7X coated, no-glare lens with a 3/64th target or blue or 1/16th aperture peep. You may prefer the 6X lens if you don’t like the higher power. Be sure to and white rings get the proper peep angle, this one is a 37-degree on the NFAA – shorter bows need more angle to make the peep face your eye squarely. five-spot target. If all you see is the gold you have too much magnification and you’ll see too much of your movement, get over anxious and over stressed about aiming; it interrupts your comfort zone. On the other hand, if your lens magnifies too little you won’t be demanding enough with your aiming and allow yourself to float too much. Some archers like to use a power peep to attain clarity but I have found that this extra lens in the peep sight allows less light to pass to your eye and can be a disadvantage in some of the indoor ranges and convention halls. Too many people get to that big tournament only to find they can’t see the target. It’s best to prepare in poor lighting when setting up your scope and peep combination. Get it right for low light and you’ll be prepared for any tournament situation (unless the lights go out like they did in Atlantic City one year). A second pitfall archers encounter is choosing a peep that is too small. Again, this reduces the amount of light coming through the sight system and makes it difficult to see in low light conditions. For that reason, I never use the smallest peep available. I recommend the next larger size, 3/64”, combined with the magnification and anti-glare coating that gets the

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clarity you need for indoor archery. Most far-sighted archers are lucky because we can shoot without wearing our glasses. The lens in the scope has the same optical properties as your corrective lens’ do making it easy to find a good lens/peep combination. For all of the near-sighted folks reading this you’re stuck wearing your glasses and working out the best lens/peep combination. You may have to use a weaker power lens and bigger peep than others do. The reticule choice is always a simple one for me, the circle or “O” ring. I’ve tried the dot and crosshairs but my eye naturally centers the circle around the gold so I recommend it to anyone having difficulties seeing through their lens. Make the circle large enough to fit the middle of the eight-ring. You can see through it to the target center but can also see any drift toward the outer edge of the red. Last week I helped a student with this problem and we learned that she could see much better with a large “O” ring aiming reticle – try it if you’re having problems. I never aim at the ten-ring, I’m looking through my aiming ring and focus my vision on the gold and allow the ring to center itself. I think it’s important to be looking at the point you want to hit and not at something else. If your vision is focused on the gold your arrows will go there even if you are not aiming and executing perfectly – which is most of the time! ARROW SELECTION Many think that choosing arrows for indoors is easy, pick the fattest shaft made! But be careful here because no shaft can help you score more points if it doesn’t group well; big shafts miss big when they aren’t flying well. Back in the day, I shot my best scores with Shooting forty-yard groups like this with your indoor arrows will show you that your setup is 1816-XX75 aluworking at its best. Beyond that you will have all minum arrows, the confidence in the world that your setup will not give you any “unexplained” misses at twentyround wheels, yards; you will get the highest score the score you Dacron string deserve – no more, no less! and wire cables. With today’s equipment I’ve had to change shafts but I still use the same rule for selecting the best shaft for 20 yards . . . . . shoot all the arrows you own at 40 yards and the arrow size that groups the best is the size use at twenty yards. Select arrows by grouping ability and not by size! From talking with and coaching hundreds of archers I’d estimate that only 5% of them actually tested their indoor arrows at 16 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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forty yards. Most had no clue as to whether they did or didn’t group well at a longer distance. Any mid range distance, 30-yards to 50-yards, will do as long as you test for groups at a distance longer than 20 yards. Test several sizes to find what size makes the best groups and if that’s 2014 aluminum or a .288” diameter carbon then use it. For many years 2413-XX75 shafts out grouped all my other aluminum shafts – never could get better groups out of the 26s or 27s. You’ll have to experiment with variations in the point weight as well – 20-grains more or less can make an important difference in grouping ability. Some are using 200-gr and 250-gr points to get the groups they want. Currently, I’ve been using CXL-SS 150 shafts out of my Money Maker but I’m only shooting 45# these days and that’s the shaft that groups best – by far. Remember, lots of well executed shots won’t win indoor tournaments; everyone else is doing that. It’s those rough shots that still hit the ten-ring that make the difference. It’s what happens on your worst ten shots that makes or breaks your indoor round so do your homework at forty-yards and find the arrow that will “save the bacon” when you make a rough shot or two. Fletching size is not that critical. I’ve used 1.75 or 2 inch vanes for most of my good scores. Three, four or five-inch feathers work well also but you must still test from an intermediate distance to find what groups the best. And don’t forget to fletch your arrows with a helical clamp putting as much angle on your fletches as possible. More air resistance on the back end will stabilize the arrow quicker. If you are participating in NAA or FITA indoor tournaments then the largest arrow size allowed is the 2315 aluminum, 93 mm diameter or approximately .366”. To take best advantage of this rule and the 2315 many test a wide variety of point weights to get the best groups. Test point weights from 100 to 250 grains to find the best grouping combination. Again, test them at forty yards and if they group well, use them at twenty yards. PAPER TESTING & ARROW REST SELECTION If you use paper testing as a tuning procedure as I do then be sure not to frustrate yourself by insisting on a perfect hole; that’s not always possible. Some arrow types and some arrow rests The paper doesn’t lie! At least the hole in won’t always give that the paper doesn’t lie. This one is near perfect and highly desirable but if your arrows perfect “bullet” hole. are making less than half-inch tears then your setup should be fine. Don’t spend I look for a hole that hours trying to get it perfect, especially if is not more than 1⁄2 your arrows are grouping well from forty yards. inch high or high-left

(right-handed shooter) with clean, crisp vane slices. If the vane slices aren’t clean then the arrow is not stable when passing through the paper and some adjustments are needed on the arrow size, point weight or to the arrow rest. Arrow rest selection is quite simple for indoor archery. At the most recent Lancaster Archery Indoor Classic I counted arrow rests on the top Professional line. Of the top sixty-four shooters fifty-four were using a launcher style arrow rest. With

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loop outside of the locators. A single locator above the nock with loop above the locator and under the nock. A single locator below the nock with the loop above the nock and under the bottom locator. A nock-locator above the nock with both loop-ends tied entirely below the nock. Nock-locators above and below the nock with the loop on the release aid attached below the bottom locator.

Testing all of these is the only way to be sure which will yield the best results in the target. My current bow shoots best without a d-loop, instead I’m putting the loop on my release aid around the bowstring like I did twenty years ago. The loop is convenient but winners have the highest score and you must do whatever it takes to get arrow groups that make the high scores. FINE TUNING DRAW LENGTH A coach can get you into full draw position visually. He can get your drawing forearm in line with the arrow shaft but you, the shooter, must fine-tune that full-draw-position. To do this continued on page 18 At the 2010 Lancaster Archery Classic last January 85% of the professionals were using launcher-style arrow rests. The others were using a drop-away style. Be sure to try launchers of varying thicknesses to get the optimum match for your arrow/point configuration.

this information I am safe in recommending a launcher rest. Keep it simple and start with a .010” thick launcher tilted at about 30 to 35 degrees from horizontal and nocking point set at 1⁄4 “ above level. Try a .012” launcher next, compare groups and use the one that gets the best results. For those really big and heavy shafts try a support blade under the launcher. Further tuning may be needed with the nocking point location. Raising and lowering the nock point and testing for groups are recommended. You can do this from twentyyards or forty-yards to find what is most reliable. I especially like to do this while shooting scoring rounds at twenty-yards, compare scores and then make a determination for my final setting. What I always look for in my indoor setup is getting those less-than-perfect shots to go in the middle. Some arrow-rest combinations help you and some don’t. Trying different combinations is the only way to find the most “forgiving” setup. “D” LOOP INSTALLATION How you attach the “D” loop to the bowstring is a big part of bow tuning. There are at least six ways to prepare the loop on the string: 1| 2|

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you must make fine adjustments to the draw length setting by adding a twist or two to cables and/or string or adjusting the D-loop length. Recording these adjustments is a must; I’ve had to return to previous settings too many times to not keep good records on what I’ve done. One twist on one cable can make the bow aim and group better so search thoroughly through different draw length settings to get the “best” setting for you an d keep a log of it all. FINE TUNING WHEEL TIMING The same is true of wheel timing. Anyone shooting a compound bow needs to be concerned about wheel timing. Yep, you read it correctly. Every one needs to test different wheel timings to get the best from their bow. Single cam, twin cam and hybrid cam bows have “sweet spots” when it comes to wheel rollover. With single cam bows you find the sweet spot when you adjust the draw length. That’s when you get the wheel, string and cable system working at its best. Most single cams have guide marks on the cam to help you get the wheel rotated to perform at its very best. From there you adjust the “D” loop to make further changes to the draw length. Hybrid cams have two different cables, a power cable and a control cable. The power cable attaches the bottom wheel to the top axle while the control cable, often called a “slave” cable, attaches the top wheel cable track to the bottom wheel

cable track. This slave cable reels cable off of the top cable track while reeling onto the Most cams are marked so you know where to adjust the cable track cam rotation. One cam or two, pay attention to this linking the important adjustment when you’re tuning your bow. A single twist on one cable can make a big difference in top and aiming and grouping so be thorough in your preparation. bottom wheels together in their function and timing. The control cable ensures that the wheels work together and not independently. For that reason they need to be adjusted for timing to get the very best results. Keep a log of the twists you add or subtract from the control cable and the power cable. I also record how the bow aims and groups as I make these adjustments in case I have to return to settings that worked better than the most recent setting I’m using. Yep, these adjustments take time and patience. But remember, most indoor shooters are making lots of good shots so you have to make sure that your rough/weak shots hit the X-ring – that will make the difference. Once again, hard work has its rewards! CHOOSING A RELEASE AID You know what I’m going to say here. Train with a back tension release aid! Every week! All yearlong! Use whatever you want to in a tournament or for league scores but at the very minimum, train three times every week with a back tension release aid. Training with back tension will help you build long term consistency and minimize the “slumps” that come to everyone if they shoot for very long. Beyond that, I recommend the release aid that allows you to keep a relaxed and straight release wrist. A straight wrist is the prerequisite to a relaxed forearm. Reducing tension in the drawing arm leads to more consistency and that begins with a flat release hand and straight wrist. CONCLUSION Too many people today have what I call “The McDonalds Syndrome”...I want it now! Good indoor archery takes time to develop so be patient and work smart. Do your homework at forty yards and you’ll get rewarded with your best indoor scores. Shoot straight, keep well. ■


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Do You Need Stronger Mental Control?

by Terry Wunderle

DO YOU SHOOT CONSISTENT SCORES IN PRACTICE, BUT your performance falls far short of that at a tournament? Are you extremely nervous and unable to control the excessive pin movement? Is your thinking process running rapidly in all directions? When the tournament is over, are you embarrassed or completely disgusted with your performance? If the answers to these questions were “no,” I am happy because I know that you are comfortable with our great sport and will have an enjoyable future shooting. If the answers were “yes,” it is obvious that what you are doing is not working and maybe it is time for a change. I would suggest that you develop a mental program. Developing a mental program that will maximize the performance is a challenging endeavor for most archers. Many archers make it appear easy and natural to stand in front of a crowd and shoot a tournament. Most of these people will tell you that it took time to develop such a demeanor. In order to have a solid mental program and maintain it, several facets of the mind have to work in conjunction with each other. First, let’s look at the conscious mind. It can only concentrate on and handle one thought process at a time. Too often, during

competition an archer will let the mind dwell on thoughts that will erode the relaxed, smooth form that is used on the practice range. When the thinking process is directed at concerns of ones ability to successfully compete, the self-doubt will quickly produce tension and anxiety that will alter the normal shot sequence. The archer will no longer be in a comfort zone and the performance will suffer. Since the conscious mind can only process one thought pattern at a time, make that thinking a positive influence. Most shots that are missed are due to a breakdown in form. If an archer can eliminate form errors, then he or she should have a good performance. I am not saying they will win. Instead, I am saying they should be able to perform at the same level as they can do on the practice range. Isn’t that what you really want to accomplish? To eliminate the form errors, I maintain the archer should focus consciously on shooting the best form possible. If the conscious mind is engrossed in nothing but shooting perfect form, there will be no room for detrimental thinking to hamper the process. In order for this mental approach to be successful, it has to be developed on the practice range. Become completely involved in the shooting process during practice as well as at the competition. Feel your muscles relax as you allow the pin to settle in on the mark. When the pin is floating in the desired location, execute the shot. Feel yourself pull the bow apart. Continuously direct the pressure in the bow arm straight toward the target. Since most breakdowns in form are due to the lack of pressure, make sure you continue pulling the bow apart until the arrow is released. If the mind is totally engrossed in shooting perfect form, there will be no room for self-doubt or other negative thinking to disrupt your consistent form. The subconscious mind processes many thoughts instantly. Let it control the aiming. Stare at the spot you want to hit and allow the pin to float on that area. Let the pin drift in, out, and around the spot. Do not try to guide or correct this movement to hold it on the mark. Instead, let it float and allow the subconscious mind to make the corrections. If the float area becomes too big, this is usually an indication that you have lost forward pressure. Either pull the bow apart with a little more pressure to stabilize the pin movement or let it down and start again. The emphasis on hard aiming is drastically over-rated. The perfect form is what drives the arrow into the mark. Let the subconscious do the aiming, trust your form, and shoot. Another part of a good mental program is confidence and selfimage. If you truly have the confidence that you are the best archer in your division, this is good. Most people look at the situation from the viewpoint that there are many good archers in their division. If this is the case, put your confidence in what you are good at doing and what you can control, which is executing a shot with the perfect form. By placing your total conscious focus on perfect


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shot execution, you will realize this is the main and only thing that you can control, and this is what allows you to shoot the tight groups. Treat every practice session as if it were a tournament. This will help you build stronger concentration and focus skills, which will build your confidence for competition. The mind will develop a positive picture of your ability to execute perfect form. Note, I never emphasized putting the confidence on your ability to score. Score is the result of shooting excellent form; so the emphasis needs to be placed on your abilities and not the results of those abilities. The conscious mind, subconscious mind, and confidence all need to be developed and utilized so that your mental program can maximize your performance. I realize this is a different philosophy than most of you have been exposed to in archery. I am not saying it is the right way or the only way to shoot. I am saying this is the philosophy that my shooters use; and they have won over 300 national and world championships. It works! If what you are doing is not successful, then perhaps it is time to make a change. ■

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SECTION & STATE ASSOCIATION NEWS Edited by NFAA Headquarters Complete Results of the Indoor Sectional Tournaments are available on line at

GREAT LAKES SECTION Bob McCutcheon, Councilman

2011 Indoor Sectional TOURNAMENT DATE: February 26-27, 2011 Illinois Locations

Hosting Club: Joliet Archery Club Range Location: 3700 W. Francis Road New Lenox IL 60451 Directions to Range: I-80 to Exit 137, Route 30, west 1 mile to Gougar Rd., north 1⁄2 mile to Francis Rd., east 1 mile to club Send Registration to: Judy McCutcheon, 23358 Virden Rd., Virden IL 62690 • Phone 217-652-5836 after 6:30 pm or email Pre-Registration Deadline: Thursday February 24, 2011 Late Registration Location: At range 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Sat., February 26 Schedule: Line times: 8:00 am 11:30 am 3:00 pm both days Motels: Fairfield Inn – Rt 80 815-741-3499 Hampton Inn – Rt 80 815-725-2424 Motel 6 Joliet – I 55 & Rt 30 815-439-1332 Super 8 North – I 55 & Rt 30 815-439-3838 Miscellaneous Info: for more accommodations. Addit’l Contacts: Pam or Wally Erickson 815-729-0108 for local information

Indiana Locations North Section

Hosting club: Galveston Archery Club Location: 302 1/2 E. Jackson St., Galveston, IN 46932 Send Registration to: Rocky Kline, 1108 N. Korby St., Kokomo IN 46901 Tel # 765-438-6413 e-mail • Schedule: The shoot time is 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday Accommodations: Comfort Inn, 522 Essex Dr., Kokomo IN 46901 • Tel 765-452-5050 Days Inn, 264 S. 00 E. W., Kokomo, IN 46901 • Tel 765-4537100 Fairfield Inn, 1717 E. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo In, 46902 • Tel 765-4538822 Signature Inn, 4021 S. LaFountain St., Kokomo, IN 46902 • Tel 765-455-1000 Miscellaneous Info: This is a two-day shoot; archers must shoot one line each day. Make all check payable to Galveston Archery Club; make sure phone number is on registration form in case line times have to be changed. 22 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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South Section Hosting Club: Location: Directions:

Archer’s Spot and Pro, Inc. 5130 E. State Rd. 54, Bloomfield, IN 47424 From Bloomington 37 S, right on 45 S (Bloomfield Rd.) approx 19 miles, bear right on to 45 S, then bear right on to St. Rd. 54. approx 7 miles to Archer’s Spot. Long blue building on the left side of rd. Registration to: Archer’s Spot and Pro Shop, 5130 E. State Rd. 54 Bloomfield, IN 47424 • Tel 812-384-8000 archer’ Schedule: The shoot time is 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express—812-382-8800 Century Suites—800-766-5446 Fairfield Inn—812-331-1122 Radisson Bloomington—812-334-3252 Miscellaneous Info: This is a two-day shoot; archers must shoot one line each day. Make all checks payable to Archer’s Spot; make sure phone number is on registration form in case line times have to be changed.

Michigan Locations

Contact State Director, Bill Jones • 989-469-3939 Mid-Michee Bowmen • Clubhouse Tel: 989-8378588 (days of tournament ONLY) Range Location: 151 S 9 Mile Road, Midland, MI 48640 Directions to Range: Take M-20 west of Midland to 9 Mile Road. Turn south on 9 Mile Road and go approx. 1⁄4 mile to club entrance on left (east) side of road. Send Registration to: (include phone no.) Carol Bitner, 1979 N Reed Rd., Sanford, MI 48657 • 989-687-6337 Pre-Registration Deadline: February 19, 2010 (including fees) Late Registration Location: At tournament range – Saturday of tournament Schedule: Saturday: 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – shooting time assignments to be determined at range on Saturday Motels: 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.


Traveling West on US 41 turn North on to Deer Lake Ave (Ralph’s Deli) Travel two blocks. Straight Line Archery is located in the lower level of the Channel 10 TV Station Building. Send Registration to: Shelley Saxwold, 280 South Camp Road, Ishpeming, MI 49849 • (906) 486 6845 Pre Registration Deadline: Feb 20th Schedule: Shoot times 8am and 12 noon Accommodations: Best Western, US 41 West, Ishpeming • (906) 4856345

Ohio Locations

Contact State Director, Norm Newman • 419-673-0021

Wisconsin Location HOSTING CLUB: Range Location: Directions:

Beloit Field Archers, Inc. 9243 Cleophas Rd., Beloit, WI 53511 Hwy 213 Northwest from Beloit for 4 miles, turn left (west) onto Cleophas Road. Club sign is at that corner. Continue for 3.5 miles to club on left. Send Registration to: Karl Nelson, 1764 Sun Valley Dr, Beloit , WI 53511 608-362-0650. Pre Registration Deadline: February 23, 2011 Late Registration: Will be taken up to shoot times. Please call for line time availability. Schedule: Lines at 8am and 11am Accommodations: Beloit Inn—608-362-5500 Best Western Legacy Inn—815-389-4211 Comfort Inn—608-362-2666 Econo Lodge—608-365-8680 Fairfield Inn—608-365-2200 Holiday Inn Express—608-365-6000 Rode Way Inn—608-364-4000 Misc. Info: We will shoot a 300 round with a double line on both days. The line time you choose will be your shooting time for both Saturday and Sunday. Addit’l Info and Contacts: Club phone 608-879-2007 • Cell phone 608-2014385. Hosting Club: Range Location: Directions:

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HOSTING CLUB: Range Location:

Straight Line Archery 1705 Ash Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849

Register on line: Pre-Registration Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Motels:

LA CROSSE ARCHERY 1231 OAK FOREST DRIVE, ONALASKA, WI 54650 From I-90, take exit #3 to Onalaska. Turn right at stop lights by Kwik Trip and Dairy Queen. Turn right onto Oak Forest Dr. Go straight through the next 2 stop signs intersections. (AT THE SECOND STOP SIGN, HARLEY DAVIDSON OF LA CROSSE WILL BE ON YOUR RIGHT). LA CROSSE ARCHERY IS THREE DOORS EAST OF THE HARLEY DEALERSHIP ON OAK FOREST DRIVE. WWW.LACROSSEARCHERY.COM • Select the events page, or mail to: LaCrosse Archery, 1231 Oak Forest Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650 Phone 608-781-7752. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2010 At the range. Saturday, 2 double lines at 8am and 11 am. Sunday line assignments will be based on participation and begin at 8 am. • BEST WESTERN MIDWAY HOTEL, 1835 ROSE ST., LA CROSSE, WI 608-781-7000 • BAYMONT INN & SUITES, 3300 KINNEY COULEE RD N, ONALASKA, WI, 608-783-7191 • HAMPTON INN OF ONALASKA, 306 HAMPTON CT., ONALASKA, WI, 608-779-5000 • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS/ONALASKA, 9409 HWY 16, ONALASKA, WI, 608-783-6555 • SUPER 8 MOTEL, 1625 ROSE ST., LA CROSSE, WI, 608-781-8880

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Kenosha Bowmen Archery Club 15211 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104 I94 to St Hwy 50. West 2 miles to Kenosha Bowmen Archery on the left. Watch for a small cemetery on the north side of the road. Club entrance is directly across the street. Send Registration to: Al Chickerneo, 1043 N. Prairie Dr. Silver Lake, WI 53170 262-206-3292. PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/19/11 Late Registration: At range. SCHEDULE: Friday Practice 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Sat & Sun Practice 9:45 – 10:45 am. Sat & Sun. 11:00 am line (an 8:00 am line will be added if more than 48 archers pre register). Accommodations: Comfort Suites Kenosha 262-857-3450 Value Inn 262-857-2622 Super 8 Kenosha 262-857-7963 LaQuinta Inn Pleasant Prairie 262-857-7911 Electrical hook-ups for campers are available; call 262-206-3292 or email to reserve a spot. HOSTING CLUB: Omro Bowhunters RANGE LOCATION: Omro, WI Directions to Range: Range is located just off Highway 21 in Omro, WI. Directions can be found using Google Maps, MapQuest, etc. Send Registration To: Sherwyn Danke, 1323 Letter Point Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54904 (920) 420-0371 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 20th 2011 Late Registration: Available at competition site February 26th SCHEDULE: 8am line, 11am line, and 2pm line if needed MOTELS: • Fish Inn-Omro, 1160 East Main Street, Omro (920) 685-6844 • Omro Motel, 934 East Main Street, Omro (920) 685-5049 • Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, 2251 Westowne Avenue, Oshkosh (920) 303-1300 • Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 West 20th Avenue, Oshkosh (920) 966-1300 • La Quinta Inn, 1950 Omro Rd, Oshkosh (920) 233-8603 Add’l Info/Contacts: Harold Monday, (920) 420-0371 Duke Laabs,

2011 Outdoor Sectional Tournament Date: June 18-19, 2011

HOSTING CLUB: Washtenaw Sportsman’s Club RANGE LOCATION: 5095 Ellis Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Directions to Range: Exit 181 from I-94, 1⁄4 mile west to Ellis Rd, 1-1/2 miles to club. Send Registration to: (include phone No.): Mike Spence, 11263 Connell Dr., Dexter, MI 48130 • PHONE: 734-475-5839 SCHEDULE: Saturday 9am – 28 Field & 14 Animal. Sunday 9am – 28 Hunter, awards following MOTELS: • Ann Arbor Marriott, Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Resort, 1275 S. Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 • 734-4872000. • Comfort Inn & Suites, 2376 Carpenter Rd. Ann continued on page 24 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-477-9977 • Days Inn Ann Arbor, 2380 Carpenter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-971-0700 • Quality Inn & Suites, 2455 Carpenter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-973-6100 • Red Roof Inn, 3621 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-996-5800 CAMPGROUNDS: Detroit Greenfield RV Park, 6680 Bunton Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 734-482-7722 Misc. Info.: Limited primitive camping on grounds Add’l Info/Contacts: Jack Romeo 734-276-4597

MID-ATLANTIC SECTION Mike LePera, Councilman

2011 Indoor Sectional TOURNAMENT DATE: March 4 thru March 6, 2011 Maryland Locations

HOSTING CLUB: Tuscarora Archers Range Location: Etzler Road, Frederick, MD Directions to Range: From Rt. 15 in Frederick, take exit #14, Rosemont Ave. Turn onto Rosemont Ave. and head west away from Frederick. Go 3.25 miles and turn left onto Rocky Spring Rd. Go 0.6 miles and bear left at Indian Springs Rd. Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto Etzler Rd. Club is 0.7 miles on right. Send Registration To: Paul Coughlin 1019 Lavenport Way, Frederick, MD 21702 • phone 718-974-2350 • Late Registration: At club, up to one hour before shoot time, if space is available. Call ahead to verify. SCHEDULE: Saturday 7-9:30 Registration and Practice Shot 10 am and 2pm, Sunday Shoot 10 am and 2 pm MOTELS: • Hampton Inn and Suites Ft Detrick: (301-6961565)—1565 Opossumtown Pike, Fred., MD 21702 • Best Western Historic Frederick: (301-695-6200) 420 Prospect Blvd., Fred., MD 21701 • Comfort Inn Red Horse Inn (Golden Mile): (301662-0281)—998 West Patrick St, Fred., MD 21703 • Holiday Inn Express, Francis Scott Key Mall, (301695-2881)—5579 spectrum Dr., Fred, MD 21703 • KOA Harpers Ferry (304-535-6895) 343 Campground Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV • Crow’s Nest Campground (301-271-7632)— Route 77 W, Thurmont, MD • Sleep Inn (301-668-2003)—5361 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, MD, US 21703-7339 CAMPGROUNDS: Camping is available on the premises of the club, behind club house. No showers, can use in-house bathrooms. No hook-ups. Misc. Info.: 12 shooting lanes, food available both days, plenty of parking

New Jersey Locations

HOSTING CLUB: Buckshorn Sportsmen Club RANGE LOCATION: Ski-Slope Road off Hell Neck Road, Hancocks Bridge, NJ 08038 Directions to Range: From Route # 295 Take Rt.#49 East continue to Mile Marker #13 turn right onto Jericho Road. When you are on Jericho Road go 5.1 miles to Hell Neck Road club sign is at turnoff. Turn right onto Hell Neck Road then travel approx. 0.6 miles and turn left at the clubs sign (this turns into a dirt road) follow this road to the club house approx. 1.1 Send Registration To: Elmer McKishen, 1003 School Village, Seabrook, NJ 08302-4243 • Phone 856-451-6044 PRE-REGISTRATION 24 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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DEADLINE: Late Registration: SCHEDULE:

February 25, 2011 March 5 & 6 2011 at the club March 5 & 6, 2011 on both these days their will be a 9:00 A.M. and a 1:00 P.M. line MOTELS: • Quality Inn, 632A Pennsville-Auburn Road Carneys Point, NJ • 856-299-4900 • Econo Lodge, 632B Pennsville-Auburn Rd., Carneys Point, NJ • 856-351-6600 • Comfort Inn, 634 Soders Rd., Carney’s Point, NJ 856-299-8282 Misc. Info.: The club has a well lighted indoor range with 16 lanes available; breakfast and lunch will be available both days. Also have handicap bathrooms and a three-season porch where smoking is permitted. Add’l Info./Contacts: Warren Magee (856) 678-6567, and the club phone is (856) 935-0037. You can also e-mail the club at or Elmer McKishen at Hosting Club: WA-XO-BE Archers Range Location: 53 Major Rd Monmouth Junction, NJ Directions to Range: From New Brunswick, take Rte 1 South towards Princeton. Take the exit for Sandhill Rd./ Major Rd. Turn left and cross back over Rte 1 to get onto Major Rd. The range is 1/3 mile down on your left. Send Registration to: (include phone no.): Doug Joyce, 30 Willow Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873 • (732)247-3892 Pre-Registration Deadline: February 18, 2011 Late Registration Location: At the range Schedule: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 9:00AM. Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 9:00AM. Motels: Red Roof Inn, 208 New Rd., South Brunswick, NJ (732) 821-8800 HOSTING CLUB: Wo-Pe-Na Archers RANGE LOCATION: 39 Harding Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011 Directions to Range: Please use above address with Mapquest. Range is in the basement of 39 Harding Ave. Wo-Pe-Na Sign is above the doorway entrance. Send Registration To: Rima Campanelli, 3-52 31st Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 • 201-281-5758 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 25, 2011 Late Registration: May register on the day of the shoot only if space is available. Please call 201-281-5758. SCHEDULE: March 4th, 2011 (Friday)—7:00 PM shooting time March 5th, 2011 (Saturday)—11:00 AM shooting time March 6th, 2011 (Sunday)—11:00 AM shooting time MOTELS: Howard Johnson Inn, 680 Route 3 West, Clifton, NJ 07012 • Phone 973-471-3800 CAMPGROUNDS: Clifton, NJ is an urban location. No campgrounds are located within a reasonable distance of Wopena Archers. Misc. Info: At the tournament and prior to shooting, all archers must display a current NFAA or NAA CARD showing the archer is in good standing with either national archery organization. Add’l Info./Contacts: Call Wopena Range on Tues. or Thurs. evenings for further information. Wopena Range: 973-365-2590

New York Locations

HOSTING CLUB: Double T Archery Club RANGE LOCATION: Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., N.Tonawanda, NY 14120 Directions to Range: Take NYS Thruway (90) to Rt. 290 to Rt 62 North (Niagara Falls Blvd.), go 4.7 miles north to Doc’s in the Wurlitzer Building at 908 NFB on left. 2nd floor Send Registration To: Mark Irlbacher, 611 Walck Rd., N.Tonawanda, NY 14120 • (716) 693-2703 (Doc.’s) or (716 ) 6956586 (Home)

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb. 21, 2011 Late Registration: On-site, must call to verify open shooting lanes SCHEDULE: NFAA 300 Round; may shoot twice and take best of 2 scores. Shooting lines: Sat., Mar. 5—Noon & 2:30 pm PLUS Sun., Mar. 6—Noon only (additional line may be added on Sunday if noon line is full) MOTELS: Please call Doc’s for hotel/motel info. if needed (716) 693-2703 CAMPGROUNDS: Call Doc’s if you need camping info. • (716) 6932703 Misc. Info.: Range is located within 7 miles of Niagara Falls and lots of shopping/casinos nearby HOSTING CLUB: Neil’s Archery Pro Shop, Inc. RANGE LOCATION: 122 West Main St., Endicott, NY 13760 Directions to Range: From the intersection of I81 and Route 17, go Route 17 west toward Elmira. Take Exit 67 North to Endicott. Go 1⁄2 Mile and take route 17C West (Main Street). Range will be Approx. 1 1⁄2 Miles on the left. Send Registration To: Neil Newkirk c/o Neil’s Archery Pro Shop Inc. 122 West Main Street, Endicott, New York Phone: (607) 786-7535 E-Mail: Pre-Registration Deadline: March 1, 2011 Late Registration Location: at Club Shooting Schedule: Friday March 4: 6:00pm Saturday March 5: 2:00pm, 5:00pm Sunday March 6: 10:00am, 1:00pm Accommodations: Econo Lodge, Endicott • (607) 754-1533 Best Western Johnson City • (607) 729-9194 Kings Inn, Endicott • (607) 754-8020 Misc. Info.:

Restaurants within walking distance of range. Ample free parking. No accommodations for crossbows.

Hosting Club: Smith Point Sports Range Location: 215 east main st Patchogue NY 11772 Directions to Range: Take the long island expressway east to exit 64 south. Go 6 miles to Montauk Hwy.; make a right turn, range is behind the Carvel store on right side. Send Registration to: Same as above (631) 289-3399 Schedule: Friday 3/4, 7pm; Saturday 3/5 & Sunday 3/6, 1pm Motels: Comfort Inn • (631) 654-3000 Additional Contacts: Jared Schneider, tournament chairman (631) 289-3399

Pennsylvania Locations

HOSTING CLUB: Charleroi Archery Club RANGE LOCATION: 194 Fremont Road, Charleroi, PA 15022 Directions to Range: From I-70, take the Charleroi Exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left. Continue through town on McKean Ave. At 5th Street, turn left. Follow 5th Street up the hill. Street name will become Fremont Road. Follow Fremont Road past the Power Substation through the S curve. The club is at the top of the hill on the left. Send Registration To: Darrell Shipley; 120 Pride Ave; Monessen, PA 15062 Phone (412) 997-0166. PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 SCHEDULE: Saturday, March 5 (6:00 PM); Sunday, March 6 (1:00 PM). MOTELS: Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn (Both in Belle Vernon, PA) Misc. 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. A Friday 7:00 PM line can be added if necessary.

Add’l. Info./Contacts: Contact Darrell Shipley at (412) 997-0166 if you have any questions or need more info about the shoot. For directions or information on Charleroi Archery Club, visit our website at www. Club Phone (724) 489-4777. Hosting Club: Lonesome Road Archery Range Location: 401 S. Main St. Taylor, Pa.18517 Directions to Range: Take I-81 North or South. Exit 182 Davis St. Travel Davis St. 4 lights. Turn left on Main St. Taylor. Range 4 blocks on left. PA Turnpike I 476: Travel Northeast Extension North to Keyser Ave Exit/Old Forge-Taylor. Turn right on Union St. Travel to light at Main St. Taylor. Turn right 4 blocks. Range on left. Send Registration to: (include phone no.): Jason Jones @ Lonesome Road Archery, 401 S Main St., Taylor, PA 18517 • 570562-0301 Pre-Registration Deadline: Feb. 26, 2011 Late Registration Location: at Lonesome Road Schedule: Friday, Mar. 4, 2011—7:00 PM. Saturday, Mar. 5—12:00 PM. Sunday, Mar. 6, 10:00 AM. And 2:00 Pm. Miscellaneous Info: Crossbows shoot on Friday. Target crossbow only. No magnification sights, Max draw weight 95 lbs. No hunting crossbows unless recurve style limbs and above specs. Additional Contacts: Crossbow info: contact Terry Butler: 570-562-1496 or e-mail HOSTING CLUB: YORK AND ADAMS ARCHERS RANGE LOCATION: 413 Country Club Road, Abbottstown, PA 17301 Directions to Range: From Rt. 30, turn south on Country Club Rd. Club house is approx 1 mile on left. Send Registration To: Robert Wertz, 336 Third St. Hanover, PA 17331 (717) 451-7408 • Email: Late Registration: AT CLUB SCHEDULE: FRIDAY 7:00PM; SATURDAY 9:00AM AND 12:00 NOON; SUNDAY 9:00AM AND 12:00 NOON

Virginia Locations

HOSTING CLUB: Augusta Archers RANGE LOCATION: Staunton, VA Directions To Range: I-81 North: Take Exit 222, go right (left if coming from 81 S) off the ramp. Take a right at the 2nd stop light on Rt. 638. Go to the SPCA sign and turn right onto Archery Lane. Follow the gravel road up to the club. Send Registration To: P.O. Box 336, Fishersville, VA 22939 • Contact Dennis Wilfong at 540-849-8351 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb 28 Late Registration: Friday, March 4th; June 10th; July 1st from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Registration the day of the shoot one hour before shotgun start. SCHEDULE: TBD MOTELS: Red Roof Inn - (540) 885-3117 Comfort Inn - (540) 886-5000 Econn Lodge - (540) 885-5158 Sleep Inn - (540) 887-6500 CAMPGROUNDS: On premises – first come, first serve basis. Add’l Info/Contacts: Dennis Wilfong, President—540-849-8351 or Dane Hanger, NFAA Rep—540-292-8068 HOSTING CLUB: BearCreek Bowmen RANGE LOCATION: 5427 Bear Creek Rd. Norton, Va 24293 DIRECTIONS: 3.5 miles NNE of Norton, VA; 1.7 miles SSE of Wise, VA; 5.8 miles West of Coeburn, VA; 13.9”N 82 34” 10.6W’ Norton, VA continued on page 26 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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Send Registration To: BearCreek Bowmen P.O. Box 2258 Wise, Va 24293 SCHEDULE: Times on the 5th: 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm Times on the 6th: 10:00am and 2:00pm MOTELS: Holiday Inn—276-679-6655 Super 8—276-679-0893 Days Inn—276-679-5340 Norton Inn—276-679-7000 Best Western—276-328-3500 All listed above less than 5 miles from the range Misc. Info.: Check us out on NFAA links www.VFAA.Org, Bear Creek Bear Creek web site HOSTING CLUB: Ogden Outdoors RANGE LOCATION: Ogden Outdoors 207 S. Main Street, Amherst, VA 24521 Directions to Range: From 29 N or S: Take the Rt. 60 Amherst exit off of 29. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp toward Amherst. Go less that 1 mile to the circle. Go around the circle to make a left onto Main Street. Ogden Outdoors can be seen from the only traffic light. Go straight through the light and turn left into parking lot. Send Registration To: Ogden Outdoors, 517 Forrest Sale Road, Amherst, VA 24521 • (434) 946-0002 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week before shoot SCHEDULE: Shooting times: Sat. & Sun: 8am, 11am, 2pm Friday: to be announced based on shooter feedback MOTELS: Amherst Inn (434) 946-7641 www.amherstinnva. com Knights Inn (434) 929-6506 Misc. Info.: Nearby restaraunts: Travelers Restaurant, located across street from Ogden Outdoors; McDonalds, located across street from Amherst Inn. Add’l. Info/Contacts: Rusty at Ogden Outdoors (434) 946-0002 HOSTING CLUB: Prince William Archers Range Location: Brentsville Va. Directions to Range: I-95 to 234 towards Manassas, left on Rt. 619 to Brentsville. Turn left on Izzack Walton Dr. Take right y in road club on right at top of hill. From I 66 take the 234 bypass/Prince William Parkway to Rt. 28 south. Turn left on 619 to Brentsville. Turn right on Izzack Walton Dr. Take right y in road to club on right at top of hill. Send Registration To: Jim Little, 703-791-3659 • 13705 Santa Rosa Ct., Manassas VA 20112 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 2 Late Registration: One hour befor each round SCHEDULE: Saturday, March 5th: 3pm & 7pm Sunday, March 6th: 8am & 12pm MOTELS: Comfort Suites—703-686-1100 CourtYard Marriott—703-335-1300 Misc. Info.: We have 18 lanes. Breakfast and lunch from our kitchen. We have a separate area for guests. The area has many attractions for the family to do before and after the shoot. HOSTING CLUB: Wythe Bowhunters Range Location: Wytheville, Va Directions to Range: From I 77, take exit 47. Turn left on Rt 717/Krenning Rd. Go 4.5 miles, turn left on 52. Go 1 mile. Turn right at Stoney Fork Tire Center on Dale Drive Club House is about 1/10 mi. on the right. From I 81, take exit 70, turn on to 52 N. Go about 7 miles Turn left at Stoney Fork Tire Center on Dale Drive Club House is about 1/10 mi. on the right Send Registration To: Stacy Pruitt 821, Matney Flats Rd., Wytheville, VA 24382 • 276-620-4212 PRE-REGISTRATION 26 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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DEADLINE: Late Registration: SCHEDULE:

March 1, 2011 Day of shoot 10 am and 1 pm Sat and Sun. Range open at 8:30 am MOTELS: Visit • Wytheville is full of hotels and restaurants Add’l. Info./Contacts: Can also contact Larrie Emerson • 276-783-3005

West Virginia Locations HOSTING CLUB: Range Location: Directions to Range: Send Registration To:

Midstate Archers Flatwoods, WV. See map on our website Becky Mayse, PO Box 356, Frametown, WV 26623 PHONE# 304-364-4110


NFAA Mid-West Tournament. Room Rate: $88.95 King/Double; 2.08 miles from range. Add’l. Info./Contacts: Register on line at www.independencebowhunters. org HOSTING CLUB: Location: Directions:

Minnehaha Archers, Inc. North Harvestor Rd., Sioux Falls, SD I-29 to SR 38 (Exit 83) on northwest side of Sioux Falls; then west on SR 38 to North Harvestor Rd. (first road); then north on North Harvestore to range, which is third building on right. Or, if coming in on I-90, exit south on I-29 to Exit 83 then west on SR 38, and follow directions as above. Registration: Jackie Meisenheimer, 48088 259th St, Brandon, SD 57005 • Tel: 605-582-7179 • For registration form, see or this magazine. Please request shooting time on registration form. Deadline: February 1, 2010 Late Registration: At tournament site. Pre-registration is suggested and appreciated. Schedule: Friday: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Accommodations: Northland Inn & Suites (formerly Comfort Inn) 331-5959; Super 8 339-9212; Quality Inn & Suites 336-1900; Day’s Inn, 605-331-5959. Miscellaneous Info: These are some of the hotels near the archery range on N. Cliff Ave. (There are also many others located at the 26th St. Exit and 41st St. Exit on I 29.) When calling for reservations, please state you are in Sioux Falls for the Midwestern Sectional Archery Tournament.

MIDWEST SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman

NEW ENGLAND SECTION Ken Moore, Councilman

2011 Indoor Sectional TOURNAMENT DATE(S): February 26-27, 2011

HOSTING CLUB: Independence Bowhunters RANGE LOCATION: 6423 Railroad St., Raytown, MO DIRECTIONS: I70 to I435 South (Missouri side) to exit 66 (SR 350) to 63rd St. Left on 63rd to Raytown Rd., then right for two blocks. Diagonal left at stop sign before the bridge to Railroad St. Send Registration To: Tobi Rogers, 5728 NW Flintridge Ct, Kansas City, MO 64151 • 816-505-9331 Late Registration: Feb 25, 5pm to 9pm SCHEDULE: Saturday lines at 8am, 11am and 2 pm. Please select preferred time. Accommodations: • Drury Inn—offers free hot breakfast & happy hour 3830 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133 816-923-3000 Reserved Rooms: 15 kings & 15 doubles held up to Feb. 1, 2011. Archery tournament or book #2101476. Room Rate: $88.95 King/Double; 3.53 miles from range. • Clarion Hotel—offers breakfast buffet up to 4 people per room. 4011 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133 • 816-353-5300. Indoor pool. Patty O’Quigley Restaurant in hotel. Reserved rooms: 17 Kings & 18 Doubles held up to Jan. 25, 2011; Independence Bowhunters Shoot. Room rRate: $69.95 King/Double; 3.27 miles from range. • Holiday Inn Express—offers hot breakfast; also has refrigerators and microwaves in every room. 8551 E. Blue Parkway or State Route 350, Kansas City, MO 64133 • 816-997-9444 Brand new hotel; indoor pool. Reserved rooms: 20 Kings & 20 Doubles held up to Feb. 5, 2011;

2011 Indoor Sectional TOURNAMENT DATES: April 2-3, 2011

HOSTING CLUB: Lunenburg Sportsman Club RANGE LOCATION: Reservoir Rd., Lunenburg, MA DIRECTIONS: From Route 2 in Massachusetts: Take exit 35, to Route 70 heading North (Lunenburg Rd) Turn Right onto Leominster Shirley Rd Turn Left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to find club on left. Send Registration To: Ruby Shannon, 96 Lakefront, Lunenburg, MA 01462 Phone number: 978 345-0479 Pre-registration Deadline: None; however a reservation is suggested to ensure a desired line. SCHEDULE: Friday - 7:00pm; Saturday - 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm; Sunday - 8:30am, 11:30am MOTELS: • Super 8 Motel, 482 N Main, Leominster, MA • 978 537-2800 • Sheraton Four Points 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA 978 534-9000 • Best Western, 150 Royal Plaza Drive, Fitchburg, MA • 978 342-7100 CAMPGROUNDS: Camping available at club, call Ruby Shannon for confirmation and availability @ 978 345-0479 Misc. Info.: Make checks payable to NESFAA Insert Dan Kolb. jpg here

NORTHWEST SECTION Dan Kolb, Councilman

2011 Indoor Sectional Tournament Date: Feb 18-20, 2011

Various locations—Check the NFAA website for more information www. or contact your State NFAA Director. TOURNAMENT DATE(S): Feb. 18th, 19th, 20th, 2011 HOSTING CLUB: RANGE LOCATION: DIRECTIONS: Send Registration To:

Archers Afield 11945 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard, OR 97223 Tigard Plaza (lower level), Hall Blvd. & Pacific Hwy. Archers Afield, 11945 SW Pacific Hwy #121, Tigard, OR 97223 • Phone (503) 639-3553

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Feb. 11th SCHEDULE: Friday 7pm, Saturday 9:30am, Sunday 10:30am MOTELS: Quality Inn—(503) 245-6421 Phoenix Inn—(503) 624-9000 CAMPGROUNDS: Pheasant Ridge RV Park 1-800-532-7829

SOUTHEAST SECTION Tim Austin, Councilman

2011 Indoor Sectional Tournament Date Feb 29-30, 2011 HOSTING CLUB: Range Location:

Easton Newberry Archery Center Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave., Newberry, FL 32669 Directions to Range: Take I-75 Exit 387 and head West on Newberry Rd. for about 12 miles until you reach the City of Newberry. Take a right at the US-27 N light in Newberry. Continue on US-27 N for about 1.5 miles and take a right on NW 16th Ave. where you will see the “Newberry Sports Complex” blue sign. The range will be located to the left of the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex building and parking will be to the right. Send Registration to Tim Austin, 1710 SW 76th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607-3418 • / 352-3321969 Pre-Registration Deadline: Mail-in registration due by Friday, February 26, 2011 Phone registration due by Wednesday, March 3, 2011 Late Registration Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave., Newberry, FL 32669 **Note: $2 surcharge to register by phone or email and pay at the shoot Schedule: Saturday, March 6th State/Southeast shoot times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7th State/Southeast shoot times: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, March 5th NAA shoot time: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6th NAA shoot time: 5 p.m. Motels: Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606, 352-331-3336 Campgrounds: • Canterbury Showplace, 23100 W. Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669 • 352-472-6758 • E-Mail: • Out of Towners RV Park, 21151 NE Highway 27, Williston, FL 32696 • 352-528-9222 • Williston Crossing RV Resort, 410 NE 5th St., Williston, FL 32696 • 352-528-7100 continued on page 28 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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• High Springs Campground, 24004 NW Old Bellamy Rd., High Springs, FL 32646 • 386-454-1688 • O’Leno State Park, 410 SE O’Leno Park Rd., High Springs, FL • 386-454-1853 Additional Contacts: Brandie Lovelace • • 352-472-2388 Tournament Date: HOSTING CLUB:

Feb 26-27, 2011 Ft. Lauderdale Archers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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March 11-13, 2011 Chickasaw Archery Club 804 Pitts Point Rd., Shepherdsville, KY 40165 20 miles south of Louisville. Exit #117 I-65. West, 4 miles. Left on Pitts Point Rd. 0.09 mi. Send Registration to: Glenn Baxter, 9301 Whitley Rd., Louisville, KY 40272 • cell# (502)262-6738 • e-mail: Pre-Registration Deadline: March 10, 2010, 6:00P.M. EST Late Registration Location: At club as long as space available Schedule: ALL TIMES EST: Fri 7:00 P.M.; Sat. 9:00 A.M., 12 P.M., 3:00 P.M.; Sun. 9:00 A.M., 12 P.M. Motels: Motel 6—(exit 117 I-65) • 1-800-466-8356/502543-4400 Super 8—(exit 117 I-65) • 1-800-800-8000/502543-8870 Campgrounds: KOA—(exit 117 I-65) • 502-543-2041 Grandmas RV Camping (exit 116 I-65) 502-5437023 Miscellaneous Info: Additional Contacts: Frank Mosser cell# 502-693-4362/ Tournament Date: HOSTING CLUB:

March 11-13, 2011 Prattville, AL Contact AL State Director, Pat Sinal, 105 Adams St., Greenville, AL 36037 • Phone 724-366-3596 •

TOURNAMENT DATE(S): June 11 – 12, 2011 HOSTING CLUB: Red River Bowmen Archery Club, Inc. RANGE LOCATION: 4099 Ratcliff Rd., Shreveport, La. 71109 Directions to Range: Check out website for maps Send Registration to: (include phone no.): Red River Bowmen, Emma Brown, 8018 Dogwood Trl., Haughton, La. 71037 Ph. 318.949.4200 or 318.572.6102 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 9, 2011 Late Registration: Sat. morning, June 11 7:00 am – 8:00 am SCHEDULE: Sat., June 11, 9:00 am. – 28 Field; Sunday, June 12, 8:00 am. – 14 Hunter, 14 Animal MOTELS: See website www.redriverbowmenarcheryclub. Or or contact Emma Brown 318.949.4200 CAMPGROUNDS: Campers RV Center, 318.687.4567 Kellys RV Park, 318.938.6360 Misc. Info.: Email: Add’l. Info./Contacts: Website:


Red River Bowmen, Haughton, LA • 318-949-4200 Bayou Bowmen, New Iberia, LA • 337-380-0082 Sante Fe Archery, Sante Fe, TX • 409-927-4646 Clyde’s Archery, Corpus Christi, TX • 361-855-3116 Custom Archery Works, Waco, TX • 254-732-8603 or 4018 Miss, Okla and Ark locations to be announced PRE-REGISTRATION: Phone registration to shop of your choice. All shooters must reserve their shooting times for Sat., Sun. Misc. Info.: All scores will be posted on web site. All awards will be sent to you from NFAA. All ties will be broken by counting inside out on the last game (for example: 300, 58X, 14 inside out).

37300 Cedar Blvd. #C, Newark, CA 94560 Cherry Valley Bowhunters Call (951) 845-4847 9757 Kehl Canyon Rd., Cherry Valley, CA 92223

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Impact Archery Call (559) 944-2395 1621 Railroad Ave. #101, Clovis, CA 93626

Arizona Locations

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Jim Cox Adventures Call (831) 769-0200 28 D Quail Run Circle, Salinas, CA 93907

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The Archery Shop Call (661) 631-9040 2332 C Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301

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The Bow Rack Call (530-243-5181 2032 Waldron St., Redding, CA 96001

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Hi Tech Archery Call (714) 449-9744 1012 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton, CA 92833

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New Mexico Locations

(Times and dates to be determined) Host: Directions/Info:

Sandia Crest Bowhunter Association Call Carl Jamison • (505) 857-0815

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San Juan Archers January 16, 2011, 1st round @ 11:00 am 2nd round @ 1:00pm 550 West to Kirtland, go to stop light, turn south,


left on CR 6100, school on south side of road approx. 1⁄4 of a mile (505) 801-1240, Jay Boushee Contact Carl Jamison for locations in the Eastern and Southern part of state if available

(Times and dates to be determined) Host: Ben Avery Indoor Archery Facility Directions/Info: Call Becky Pearson • (520) 720-9532

Utah Locations

(Times and dates to be determined) Host: Utah Bowmen’s Association Directions/Info: Call Judd Wathen • (435) 283-3129

Colorado Locations

(Times and dates to be determined) Host: Canon Arrow Company (Canon City) Pioneer Bowmen (Pueblo) Rocky Mountain Bowstrings (Meeker) Directions/Info: Call Sheri Stine Trujillo • (303) 427-4430

Nevada Location

(Times and dates to be determined) Host: Nevada Bowhunters Association @ Bass Pro Direction/Info: Fred • (720) 730-5299 Host: Directions/Info:

Silver State Archery Boomer • (702) 586-1847

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Pacific Archery John Thayer • (702) 222-9878

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SOUTHWEST SECTION Bob Borges, Councilman

SOUTHERN SECTION Lee Gregory, Councilman

2011 SOUTHERN INDOOR SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT DATE(S): March 12 – 13, 2011 HOSTING CLUB: RED RIVER BOWMEN ARCHERY CLUB, INC. RANGE LOCATION: 4099 Ratcliff Rd., Shreveport, La. DIRECTIONS: Exit I-220 at Jefferson-Paige Rd. to Ratcliff Rd. OR Exit I-20 at Monkhouse Dr. to Jefferson-Paige Rd. SEE WEBSITE FOR MAPS: Send Registration To: RRBAC, Emma Brown, 8018 Dogwood Trl., Haughton, LA 71037 • phone 318.949.4200 or 318.572.6102 PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 9, 2011 Late Registration: At range Sat. 8:30 am SCHEDULE: Shooting times: Sat. & Sun., 9 am; 1 pm MOTELS: Check out club website for local accommodations: OR www. CAMPGROUNDS: same as motel information Misc. Info.: Website: Add’l. Info./Contacts: 318-949-4200 or 318-572-6102. MAP to range on website.


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Southwest Sectional Indoor Locations

Indoor sectional will once again be 2-300 Vegas rounds during the month of January, if you have questions pertaining to the rules please get in touch with your State NFAA Director. If your city or state is not listed then also check with your Director. —Bob Borges, Southwest Councilman

California Locations

(Times and dates to be determined) Host: DC Archery Directions: Call (818) 352-5437 320 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, CA 91016 Host: Directions:

Performance Archers Call (858) 450-9454 8390 Miramar Place, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92121

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Wilderness Archery Call (916) 630-8700 4870 Pacific St. Rocklin, CA 95677

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Farm Supply Co. Call (805) 489-5514 1079 El Camino Real Arroyo Grande, CA 5514

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Predator Archery Call (408) 842-7733 7350 Monterey St. Gilroy, CA 95201

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Greetings Fellow Bowhunters!

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WELL SUMMER IS OVER AND WHAT A SUMMER IT WAS for archery here in Yankton. We hosted many outdoor and 3-D tournaments and even had the opportunity to see some Olympic hopefuls shoot on our new Olympic archery range. It was really something to see those archers perform in the gusty winds of South Dakota and to suffer through the gnats and mosquitoes that consider us part of the food chain. We hosted a Ted Nugent Camp for Kids this August, something I am sure you will be able to read about elsewhere in this magazine. Take it from me, it was pretty cool to see the faces of all those youngsters, fishing and shooting just for fun. I think it is a great way to build confidence and love for our sport. As I listened to the comment s form the kids moving through the fishing pond they were all excited for the 3-D archery shoot that was to follow. A Great Deal!! for the future of our sport. I suggest that all bowhunter clubs and archery clubs try an outdoor event to get kids involved. Put up some 3-D targets and let them have at it, incorporate some BB gun or slingshot events or a fishing derby and stand back and watch the fun. It helps to have a celebrity around, Thanks Ted!!. If one is not available just do it anyway. Three Dimensional targets are reasonably priced and can be sold to your club members after two or three events because they will have plenty of shot- life left in them. I saw that one archery club in Virginia, (I think), the “bowbenders” had posted their 3-D event on-line inviting anyone to join in on the fun. They had twenty targets and unlimited shooting for $10.00. Sounds like a great way to bring in some money for the club and get some quality practice in as well. These events go well with membership drives too! I have been scanning the hunting regulation changes in several states and have noticed that crossbow regulations have been changing. In our area there are some restrictions on using crossbows to hunt, generally, it is allowed during rifle or special seasons and only to those who are physically limited and cannot draw a bow. Some other states are more lenient, New York’s Gov. David Paterson signed into law a bill for legalizing crossbows for hunting in 2011-12. North Carolina has legalized crossbow hunting this year. For crossbow hunting in the US, many states allow their use for hunting if the hunter has a disability or special license to use one, and they can only be used for certain game. For example, in Georgia a crossbow may be used in hunting feral hogs and any other game except waterfowl. Ohio permits crossbow hunting of deer, turkeys,

hogs and other game. On the other extreme, Oregon, for example, has a complete ban on crossbow hunting. Worldwide, crossbows are generally not allowed for hunting or fishing. Canada regulates the use of crossbows at the provincial level with pistol size, one-hand crossbows (less than 500mm) prohibited. Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK prohibit crossbows for hunting game. Keep in mind these countries have very strict if not prohibitive laws against any kind of hunting. Most of them classify the crossbow as a firearm or “air” gun. The air gun they are referring to is one of incredible power and capable of bringing down deer sized animals. For the record, I do not see any problem with allowing restricted use of crossbows for hunting. It seems to make sense to use a crossbow as another efficient method of game management. I do believe it should be controlled with special season dates, the same as rifles, because the lethality of the crossbows and their similarity to rifles can make for some legal complications in states that have archery only seasons. I would not choose this method myself; I guess I am just too enamored with my bow, but within reason, I can condone it. If you have an opinion on crossbows shoot me an e-mail at the NFAA website ( it will get to me, I want to hear what you have to say!! Good luck and good hunting! ■

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NFAA Outdoor/Indoor National Championship &





NFAA Archery Classic Shoot






The Hoyt World Open, held in conjunction with and following the USAA National Target Championship is designed to attract the world’s best archers. USA Archery will pay prize money of $2,000 to the champion, $500 to the runner-up and $200 to the bronze medalist for all four senior divisions, which includes men’s compound, men’s recurve, women’s compound and women’s recurve. Hoyt will pay a contingency prize of $8000 (1st), $2000 (2nd) and $1000 (3rd) for the same premiere senior category archers who compete with a Hoyt bow. This brings the potential prize money for this event to $54,800.

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1. Shoots that have 12 or less competitors in a recognized class will only pay 1st place contingency. Shoots that have 5 or less competitors in a recognized class will only pay 1st place contingency at 50% of listed contingency. Shoots that have 3 or less competitors in a recognized class will not pay contingency for that event. 3. Competitors may be required to complete a W-9 Form prior to any payment of funds. 4. Locations/Dates may change and are controlled by Organizations of the event. 5. *Contingency Event Only; Also Does Not Qualify for or Pay Men’s Pro Bonus.

Youth (12-14)

There must be 30 or more competitors in the Men’s/Women’s Pro Class, at the approved event to qualify for Bonus.

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Young Adult (15-17)

This bonus program only applies to the contingency competitions listed above. It does not apply to Shooter of Year Awards.

Womens Pro Bonus Program: 1st: $1,000

Crossbow (adult only)

This bonus starts over each calendar year and occurs at next event after Shooter’s first top three placement in a recognized event the bonus is in addition to the Contingency $ listed above.

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Easton Foundations National Field Archery Association Foundation





Deadline for 2011 scholarship applications to be received at the NFAAF Office in Yankton is December 31, 2010. The winners will be announced at the World Archery Festival Vegas Shoot, February 2011. The NFAA Scholarship Committee will review and rank the applications, place each applicant into the appropriate category and present their suggestions to the Joint Scholarship Approval Committee for their approval. The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee, consisting of two Directors of the National Field Archery Association Foundation and two Directors of the Easton Foundations, will make a joint decision on winners and the final amounts for each scholarship. 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. For all scholarships greater than $500, the recipient will receive an Archery Activity Report form that must be completed and sent to the NFAA National Office twice a year, showing their archery activities during the year.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS The maximum amount of all scholarships for the first three years will be $50,000 per year. The goal is to provide 50% of the scholarships to recurve archers and 50% to compound archers. A secondary goal will be to split the scholarships equally between men & women. • Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. • Applicants that are not graduating from high school in the current year (JOAD, NASP, junior high, or high school freshman/sophomore archers) may apply. ■ 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). ■ Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. • College applicants must be full time students at either a two or four year college or university. 34 ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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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. ■

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

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Please type or print and submit application to: NFAA Headquarters, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD 57078 (Completed applications must be received by the NFAA Office no later than December 31, 2010.) Last Name __________________ First Name _________________ MI __ Birth Date ____________________ 1. Male _______ Female _______ (optional response) 2. Address: ________________________________ City ____________________ State ___ Zip _______ 3. Phone: ____________________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________ 4. Social Security Number: ______-_____-_______ Age or Date of Birth: _______________________ 5. Are you a current member of the NFAA ____________or USA Archery/ NAA __________ . a. When did you first join NFAA _______________ USA Archery/NAA ____________ b. Other archery organization membership___________________________________ b. Other archery organization membership _________________________________ . 6. Do you compete with a compound ___________ or recurve ___________ bow. Applicants that are not currently enrolled in a college or university, complete Section 7-8. College/university students please complete Section 9. All applicants are to complete Sections 10-16 and sign the application. APPLICANTS THAT ARE NOT IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTIONS 7 & 8, AND SECTIONS 10-16. 7. Name of the school you are currently enrolled in: ____________________________ a. ( Is this a High School _____ Middle School _____ Primary School _____) b. Date of planned high school graduation: ___________________ c. If you have already graduated, date of graduation: ________________ i. Class rank at graduation (numerical position/total in class):____/____ (Please attach a school letter or copy of graduation ranking to confirm.) ii. High school GPA: _____________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) 8. If you are in high school, what college do you expect to attend?_______________________ College City and State: __________________________________________________________ a. Have you been accepted to this institution? _________ b. List the year and month studies are expected to start ________________ c. Major you intend to pursue _______________________________ d. Does this college have an archery club? _______________ i. If not, are you interested in starting a college archery club? __________ APPLICANTS THAT ARE IN COLLEGE, PLEASE COMPLETE SECTION 9 AND SECTIONS 10-16. 9. Name of college/university you attend: _______________________ City ____________ State _____ i. College hours completed: ______ Quarter or Semester Hours? ______ ii. Cumulative College GPA (4.0 scale) __________ (Please attach a copy of transcript showing GPA.) ARCHERY MAGAZINE


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

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NFAA® Council & Board of Directors NFAA® Council

NFAA® Board of Directors

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

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

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

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

Bill Hakl Director - MN 5656 317th St. Stacy, MN 55079 651/462-1916 Jamie Jennings Director - MO 1416 E. University St. Springfield, MO 65804 417/689-2023 Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504

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

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

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

Mid-Atlantic Mike LePera 34 Kentwood Road Succasunna, NJ 07876 973/584-0637

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

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

Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788

MID ATLANTIC Ron West Director - MD 802 Painter Pl. Capitol Hts., MD 20743 301/336-7961

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

New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415

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

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

Northwest Dan Kolb 9106 Cactus Lane N. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 307/262-7598

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

Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969

Dave Hryn Director - NY PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224 716/481-4699

Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296

Jim Quarles Director - VA 7911 Cherokee Rd Richmond, VA 23225 804/272-6512

Southwest Bob Borges 5332 River Ridge Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505/890-4665

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

Pam Gallant Director - ME 26 Windsor Place Poland, ME 04230 207/988-2793 Paul Lewkowicz Director - MA 3 Davis Road Southborough, MA 01772 Michael Wright Director - NH PO box 237 Marlboro, NH 03455 603/876-4249 Bruce Mulneix Director - RI 6101 Post Rd. Trlr 73, N. Kingstown, RI 02852 401-885-5684 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 Harry Bates Director - AK PO Box 875074 Wasilla, AK 99687 907/373-7731

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

SOUTHWEST Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847

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

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

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

Sheri Stine-Trujillo Director - CO 7723 Raritan Street Denver, CO 80221 303/427-4430

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

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

Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918 Tom Boots Director - GA 6530 Robert Dr. Harlem, GA 30814-5360 706/556-3240 Glen Baxter Director - KY 9301 Whitley Rd. Louisville, KY 40272 502-262-6738 Chris Wilson Director - NC 114 Water Filter Plant Rd. Morganton, NC 28655 828/403-1795 S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422

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

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

Bowhunting Chairman Tom Vollmer 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078-4174 605-260-9279


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



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

Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066

Certified Instructor Committee M.J. Rogers 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 605/260-9279


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

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

Pro Chairperson Diane Watson 11815 Lakewood Drive Hudson, FL 34669 727/389-3264

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

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

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

Committee Chairmen


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





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fragile. Six weeks of shooting, practicing, and preparing, Packed in the bags are a crossbow, two scopes, and a hunting compound with pin sights. I take off for Africa. It was an adventure getting there. Two days of flying, and a full day of driving in a safari truck on dirt roads more than 300 miles, and I arrive in camp to see the sun set on my third day of travel. I took a deep breath of the fresh air, thankful that all the shake, rattle and roll of planes and trucks were over. Global Rescue ads state that they rescued a hunter out of Mozambique who suffered from a detached retina— and I believe it. Even though all my equipment, especially the crossbow, managed to make it through the trip because of luck and the use of hard cases, it was a worrisome, rough journey. Now you have some perspective of what equipment goes through, getting


to a hunt and how a back-up system is vital. The first day in Mozambique began with target practice. I brought two targets, set one in front of the other. Behind it: a big dirt mound. A dozen guys in camp stood around as the crossbow was cranked back, set on the shooting stick, and the trigger quietly pullet. As the limbs snapped back to rest position, the bolt blistered its way to the bullseye, penetrating the front and rear targets together like holiday sausages on a toothpick. “Thump.” “Hmmm.” “Ooohh.” “Wow!” They had only seen rifles, and a few bows. Nothing like this. Three bolts shot. Everything was spot on. We loaded up the safari truck and set out toward the village. The goal was to take a hippo first, and use the meat to bait the crocodile. The plan was to start scouting at a place where the hippo were reportedly coming in and annihilating the crop fields. Treating your gear with care is important. I used a crossbow softcase for the crossbow—my primary system for Dangerous 7 hunting in Mozambique. We hunted and hunted. From early morning until the sun went down, we stalked the grounds and fields around the Zambezi where the hippo and croc live. Interestingly, no other big game was found along the river. Just humans attempted to persevere the dangers of its shores. They were pushed back into the smaller areas of the Zambezi’s deltas. I came within a few paces from bull hippo, in very dangerous settings. Once, so close his grunts made the aluminum fishing boat vibrate and the vibrations run straight up our backs as we sat and waited for him to charge out of the reeds and smash the boat. We had used long wood poles to scoot up a very narrow canal. At that point,

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cial circumstances and the Applicant’s accomplishments. RANKING SELECTION CRITERIA The following criteria will be used by the NFAA Scholarship Committee to assign the applications to the appropriate scholarship level and to rank the applicants. 1. Top: Taking equipment that matches the challenge is important—so is taking a back-up that can get the job done. Bottom: Africa is full of dangerous game. Hippo are the number one man killers on the continent, with aggressive behaviors in the water and on shore.

2. 3. 4.

the canal was about 15-20 feet wide. We pushed the boat to the farthest side, and waited. The reeds were so thick that we literally could not see an entire pod of hippos that were just a few feet inside the green curtain that rose from the waters another 10 feet. I held the cocked crossbow at the reeds where the bull was grunting. It wasn’t a small grunt. This grunt was audible for 2 miles around, even through the noise of the village. We had sat and listened to this bull two nights before, and we know how far the sound carried. It was that loud! And now we were a few feet away. It was life threatening. My PH (professional hunter) had a loaded 375 H&H pointed in the same direction. The guys working the poles sat with their eyes wide open. No one could afford an equipment failure at this time. But would there be one? This story will continue. And, we’ll go over the NFAA rules on what you can do if you have an equipment failure at an NFAA event. ■

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

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

The Joint Scholarship Approval Committee will make the final determination of which students will receive scholarships and the amount of each scholarship. ■

420 PRO-AM TOURNAMENT continued from pg. 11 score for that end. A perfect end would be 5 “IX” or a total of 35 points. A perfect game would be 20 “IX” or 140 points. A perfect TARGET or 3 games would be 420. LIFE IS GOOD ! At the end of the game you total three numbers. The first one is your total numerical score, which can be at best 300 points (60 arrows times 5 points each). The second number you add in is the total number of “Xs” you shot which can be at best 60 points. And finally the last number you add in is the total number of “Inside Xs” which at best could be another 60 points. Numerical score Total “Xs” Total “Inside X

300 60 60

(Because the “Inside Xs” are counted twice as “Xs” and “Inside Xs”, that’s how they achieve 7 point status.)

420 With the current NFAA 300 score 5 spot or single spot target when a good archer shoots a 4, he knows he can’t win unless all the other good shooters follow suit. With the 420 TARGET a 4 is not the end of your day at all. The best man or women who shots the best that day will be the winner. Everyone says archery is 95% mental and the 420 TARGET is a mentally friendly target, which keeps challenging you no matter what your ability is. As we always say at Creekwood Archery, “SHOOT “EM IN THE MIDDLE”. LIFE IS GOOD! ARCHERY MAGAZINE

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