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FEATURES February / March 2007 2006 NAFAC CHAMPIONSHIPS by Tim Austin ............................................5 FROM THE PRESIDENTS DESK by Bruce Cull ...........................................10 RAGSDALE’S STRAIGHT SHOTS new title here by Robert Ragsdale .................................13 NFAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS ...............16 GET READY FOR THE NATIONALS by Terry Wunderle ...................................17


NOSTALGIA CORNER The Order of the Bone by Paul Davison .......................................20 STOP GRABBING THE BOW by Bernie Pellerite ...................................22 SECTIONAL NEWS ..................................25 “ASAP” After School Archery Program and club application form ......................................34

Vol. 27 • No. 1 © 2007 NFAA®

BIG SKY OPEN Gillingham—Twice is Nice by Tootie Brabec plus results ..............................................47 BOWHUNTING LEGISLATURE NEWS by Tim Atwood........................................52 TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORMS


THE DTW PART I The Dudley Western Tour by John Dudley .......................................37

The target line at the National Indoor. Photo courtesy of Paul Davison.

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riday, December 8th, started out chilly with some rain as a cold snap hit Florida, but by the time we are shooting on Saturday, it is well on its way back to being absolutely beautiful weather ... if not a little bit breezy. Friday is a practice day with archers checking out the range, and discovering that a lot of work has been done, and a lot of vegetation has sprouted and scars mended after last year’s three major hurricanes. On Saturday, the range gate is open at 6:00 am, and the archers begin arriving to warm up for day one. The lighted “flint” range is open with targets from the bunny out to 70 yards. Dawn is breaking and a couple of late arrivals register. Grouping has 4 Archery Magazine February/March 2007

been posted ahead of time, and the 29 shooting groups easily fit on the 28-target field range. Announcements at 7:30 include the differences between IFAA and NFAA rules, and archers are instructed to shoot four across throughout the round. We don’t come off the range until the Animal Round is done ... leaving a comfortable margin for finishing before dusk. We are south of Miami, only 20 minutes from the Keys, so even some of the Florida archers have an eight-hour drive to attend, but the trip is always worth the effort. Individuals are present from all over the United States and Canada. The hosts are friendly and eager to please. The archers include six NFAA Pros, three NFAA State

Directors, one NFAA Councilman, many past NAFAC champions, and one Olympic medalist. Not counting tied 560 Animal records, sixteen NAFAC records are broken over the two days. Serious shooting includes lots of FUN, and once again we look up into the trees and find at least two large (four foot) iguanas avoiding the “trespassers”. While the 2007 NAFAC event will have a new host in Houston, TX, next May, the Everglades Archers will host the NFAA Pro Sanctioned “Everglades Open” on this same weekend this year. The event will follow NFAA rules with 28 Field, 14 Animal (with bonus spots) and 28 Hunter. Y’all come back ... y’hear! Archery Magazine February/March 2007 5

December 9-10, 2006 Everglades Archers Homestead, FL PL SHOOTER ST FLD [Underlined scores are NAFAC records] ADULT MALE LONGBOW C Dana Chatoo FL 291 2 Erik Steinbring FL 223 3 Chris Aemisegger FL 144 Matt Hopkins RI 128 VETERAN MALE LONGBOW C Bob Wartenberg FL 289 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER RECURVE C Ed DeMateo FL 326 VETERAN MALE BOWHUNTER RECURVE C Jerry Grabman IN 330 2 Carlos Martinez FL 231 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER COMPOUND C Joe McManus VA 380 2 Tim Gross FL 311 VETERAN MALE BOWHUNTER COMPOUND C John Lackey FL 424 CUB FEMALE BAREBOW RECURVE C Heather Trafford LA 493 2 Miriam Trafford LA 440 3 Breggin Eddy FL 387 CUB MALE BAREBOW RECURVE C Hardy Trafford LA 321 2 Nick Spiller FL 165 JUNIOR FEMALE BAREBOW RECURVE C Rachael Trafford LA 372




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SHOOTER ST FLD ANL ADULT FEMALE BAREBOW RECURVE C Li Ping Trafford LA 352 462 ADULT MALE BAREBOW RECURVE C Phillip Baldowski GA 201 336 2 Stephen Hopkins RI 86 230 3 Neal Baldowski GA 92 170 VETERAN MALE BAREBOW RECURVE C Skip Trafford LA 429 534 2 John Derr FL 138 256 VETERAN MALE BAREBOW COMPOUND C Allen Campbell GA 433 484 2 George Denilen FL 343 474 3 Ben Brown FL 366 438 Jerry Barr KY 414 325 ADULT FEMALE BOWHUNTER LIMITED C Sandy Thater FL 422 468 VETERAN MALE BOWHUNTER LIMITED C Mike Willis CA 482 546 JUNIOR FEMALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED C Michelle Gilliard FL 443 504 2 Aja Jacobson FL 265 422 JUNIOR MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED C Billy Coulter FL 484 524 2 Sebastian Rendon FL 404 488 ADULT FEMALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED C Sarah Gilliard FL 445 524 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED C Gary Marrier VT 529 558 2 Rick Dorey FL 513 560 3 Mitch Stonesifer VA 524 560 Scott Allen FL 460 520 Valentin Millan FL 432 456 ADULT MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED - B C Jose Alers FL 479 552 VETERAN MALE BOWHUNTER UNLIMITED C Ivone Luchette FL 515 554 2 Roy Peters FL 470 536 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE C Vic Wunderle IL 516 554 VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED RECURVE C Mark Beggs FL 469 538 2 Ralph Galatz FL 438 514 3 David Brandfass FL 453 478 Jake Veit GA 402 520 Jim Ploen MN 420 478 Larry Michael FL 402 490 Don Planthaber FL 376 500 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND C Dave Hryn NY 521 556 VETERAN FEMALE FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND C Teko Phillips WA 382 502 VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE LIMITED COMPOUND C Kent Russell WA 494 552 2 Jim Brown FL 474 550 3 John Knox MD 442 514 Larry Mowat MD 288 DNF PRO FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED C Diane Watson FL 542 560 2 Debra Sieloff FL 513 548





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Longbow is a separate division under IFAA rules. PL SHOOTER ST FLD PRO MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED C Chris Deston CT 554 2 Tim Rogers FL 537 3 Ron West MD 530 Jake Pettitt FL 535 ADULT FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED C Heidi Snyder NY 527 2 Diane Gallagher NJ 522 3 Darlene Marrier VT 514 Colleen McGowan MD 511 Bernadette Petruski NJ 501 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED C David Taylor UT 550 2 Jay Bradway NJ 549 3 Philip Russell VT 536 David DiMascio FL 535 Mitch Wright FL 538 Jimmy Feller FL 522 Eric Helfritz FL 522 Nick Newbury FL 514 Harley Napier FL 523 John Laudicina FL 507 Ted Guevara FL 494 Sean Cahill FL 477 Don Kitchen FL 485 Eddie James FL 472 ADULT MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED - B C Fred Denight NJ 509 2 Don Denight NJ 464 3 Oliver Austin FL 449 Keith Pew NJ 434




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499 493 431 DNF

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The Everglades Archers’ range easily accommodates four abreast shooting. PL SHOOTER ST FLD VETERAN FEMALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED C Gwen McMurray MD 507 2 Faye Wise MD 493 3 Helen Buck CAN 480 VETERAN MALE FREESTYLE UNLIMITED C David Townsend NY 540 2 Warran Buck CAN 530 3T Joe Bauernfeind NY 534 3T Robert Wise MD 535 Frank Gandy FL 533 Dwayne Montgomery WA 527 Steve Tincher WV 523 Bill Loften MD 529 Jim Sinquefield FL 525 Gary Sanders MI 509 Wayne Carr FL 512 Lou Havel NY 515 Thom Smiley FL 508 Frank Smith KY 508 Patrick Gallaher NJ 512 Steve Gibbs IN 505 Danny Lantz FL 488 Fred Stahl FL 496 Harold Hall FL 503 Julius Wiggins FL 493 Ed Wilking FL 493 Ed Kaliner FL 483 Tim Austin FL 477 Joe Raleigh FL 471 Bob Deston CT 467 Oren Fields FL 455




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

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Great Lakes Robert McCutcheon 23358 Virden Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217/965-5290 Mid-Atlantic Mike LePera 34 Kentwood Road Succasunna, NJ 07876 973/584-0637 Midwest Ray Jones 704 West South Winterset, IA 50273 515/462-6788 New England Kenneth Moore 730 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771 508/761-5415 Northwest Bill Tiddy 3355 Pinecrest Drive Helena, MT 5960-2 406/475-3569 Southeast Tim Austin 1710 SW 76th Terrace Gainesville, FL 32607 352/332-1969 Southern Lee Gregory 112 Ridge Oak Drive Georgetown, TX 78628-7613 512/863-8296 Southwest Jerry Miller 10029 Avoncroft Street Whittier, CA 90601 562/692-6105

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

Ed Christman Director - NE 3818 34th St. Columbus, NE 69601 402/563-3504 Marc Tebelius Director - ND 5292 8th Ave. North Grand Forks, ND 58203 701/792-3582 (home) 218/230-3258 (cell)

Dave Thewlis Director - OH 16423 Chamberlain Rd Grafton, OH 44044 440/926-2464

Ron Lewon Director - SD 11 Front St. Bronson, IA 51007

Joe Barbieur Director - WI 5238 Valley View Dr. Janesville, WI 53546 608/756-1473

NEW ENGLAND Volker Pense Director - AAE Carl-Ulrich-Strasse 2B 64297 Darmstadt, Germany 0615-653085

MID ATLANTIC Ron West Director - MD 802 Painter Pl. Capitol Hts., MD 20743 202/584-8015

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

John Pawlowski Director - PA 360 Madison St. Coatesville, PA 19320 610/384-5483 Douglas Joyce Director - NJ 30 Willow Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873 732/247-3892 Dave Hryn Director - NY PO Box 341 West Seneca, NY 14224 716/481-4699 Jim Quarles Director - VA 7911 Cherokee Rd Richmond, VA 23225 804/272-6512 Steve Cox Director - WV WV Archery Assn. P.O. Box 142 Waverly, WV 26184 304/464-5646 MIDWEST Rodney “Zeke” Ogden Director - IA 718 N. 8th St. Osage, IA 50461 641/732-5797 John Doub Director - KS 1125 E. 59th St. Wichita, KS 67216 316/524-0963 Bill Hakl Director - MN 5656 317th St. Stacy, MN 55079 612/462-1916

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

Tom Schaub Director - CT 35 Benson Rd. Ridgegfield, CT 06877 203/748-3771 Dave Cousins Director - ME 354 River Rd. Standish, ME 04084 207/642-4530 Alvie Carpenter Director - MA 7 Central Peterborough, NH 03458 603/924-3941 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

LeRoy Dukes Director - OR P.O. Box 422 Fairview, OR 97024 503/201-4961 T.C. Parker Director - WA P.O. Box 613 Hoquiam, WA 98550 360/533-4698 Dan Kolb Director - WY 3571 Teton St. Casper, WY 82609 307/265-4418 SOUTHEAST Howard Beeson Director - AL 111 Eagle Circle Enterprise, AL 30824 334/347-4990 Oliver Austin Director - FL 1620 Yearling Trail Tallahassee, FL 32317 850/309-1918 Earl Watts Director - GA 3672 Larkin Road SE Dearing, GA 30808 706/556-6145 Jerry Barr Director - KY 919 Manor Dr. Henderson, KY 42420 270/827-4570 Mike Hindmarsh Director - NC 1687 Kildee Church Rd. Ramseur, NC 27316 919/742-5017 S. Dale Smith Director - SC 149 Low Road Six Mile, SC 29682 864/868-9422 Gordon Oland Director - TN 8851 Highland View Lane Knoxville, TN 37938 865/925-0138 SOUTHERN Wayne King Director - MS 107 Dana St. Brandon, MS 39042 601/825-9278 Dick Andrews Director - AR 11 Tuxford Circle Bellavista, AR 72714 479/855-6066 Scott Bradford Director - LA 40340 Old Hickory Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737-6756 225/622-0838 Robert Wood Director - OK 75377 S. 280 Rd Wagoner, OK 74467 918/485-6552 Monty Heishmann Director - TX 10149 Heritage Pkwy. West, TX 76691 254-826-5788

SOUTHWEST Frank Pearson Director - AZ P.O. Box 308. St. David, AZ 85630 520/647-7847 Tom Daley Director - CA 11271 Lakeshore South Auburn, CA 95602 650/722-2713 nfaadir@cbhsaa@org Kenneth Buck Director - CO 1923 Shoshone Dr. Canon City, CO 81212 719/382-8919 George Kong, Jr. Director - HI 1255 14th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816-3838 808/734-5402

Committee Chairmen Pro Chairman Michael Braden 520A Oxford St. Houston, TX 77007 817/753-6563 Bowhunting and Conservation Administrative Chairman Tim Atwood 3175 Racine Riverside, CA 92503 909/354-9968 Celebrity Chairman Ted Nugent Promotion Chairman Fred Eichler


Robert Borges Director - NM 5332 River Ridge Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505/890-4665


Jim Marshall Director - NV 195 Ridge Crossing Henderson, NV 89015 702/566-0819


Judd Wathen Director - UT 309 E. 100 N Ephraim, UT 84627 435/283-3129





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Is There Always MORE That Can Be Done to Help?

t’s really very simple. For hunters, I feel the most conclusive test you could possibly run is when your broadhead-equipped arrows impact EXACTLY IN THE SAME HOLES as your field point arrows, AT ALL DISTANCES. Not just “close” but “exactly” and at ALL distances not just at 20 yards. To me, it is the only possible way to know for certain that there is simply nothing else you could possibly do to your equipment setup to be more accurate. But then, there is “the rest of the story,” as Paul Harvey says. That is of course the simple fact that possessing the best possible arrow-to-bow and bow-to-arrow spine match setup you could possibly have isn’t worth a dime without the elements that archer himself must inject to obtain accuracy. Maybe seeing this written down may help you to understand why that person who is continually adjusting everything on his bow never seems to get any better. The evaluation test above is even more conclusive when you are using open-exposed bladed broadhead arrows and make both them and the fieldpoints impact in same hole, EXACTLY where you aimed it, at EVERY distance. When this is accomplished you can stop monkeying around with your equipment and work on learning how to get on target and then how to shoot the bow. Entirely too many hunters do not put enough effort into making sure they are as accurate with their broadheads as they are with their fieldpoints. Many hunters do all of their practicing with fieldpoints and then shoot 1 or 2 broadheads at 20 yards and if they are “pretty close together” they think they are ready. Earlier I said “EXACTLY,” not “NEAR and at EVERY distance.” If there is an inch difference in the 20 yard evaluation for example, that alone is enough to make the difference between a “good hit” and a “bad hit” at 20 and out at 40 yards it probably means it will impact 8 or 10 inches or even more from where it was aimed. If you are one of the many who has fallen victim to

the myth and accept with blind faith that both type arrows will automatically impact identically just because they weigh the same, unless you have been very fortunate, you may be in for a big surprise when you take the time to run a true comparison like this. If you were fortunate enough to quickly end up with a “perfect” spine match you are extremely lucky because it doesn’t happen all that often. Such people may work very hard and do everything else right to then shoot relatively perfect with field points but after converting over to exposed-blade broadheads may never realize why they perform so many misses or bad hits while hunting. For the hunters, the test also depends upon the shooter performing all of their responsibilities while holding still on the precise point they intend to hit. Not to mention having the sight set on exactly the right distance while using an arrow that is not flawed enough to cause it to impact away from where all the others would hit. So be alert, and don’t always jump to conclusions based on a single shot. A good rule of thumb to use is to understand that “one arrow does not a group make.” Incorrect grammar maybe, but it’s easier to remember this way. A VALUABLE SKILL. Think about it, who do you think is most likely to prevail more quickly, the shooter who has learned to recognize and admit their inadequacies or the one who assumes they always do everything correctly and continually blames something else? For all too many, when they miss the target they feel it must be that something is not yet adjusted “quite right” so instead of thinking it through they feel obliged to adjust something, anything. This is why I often state that some archers are only “looking for excuses” and not for information from which to learn. Competition archers have it the easiest, because an arrow with a “smooth front end” such as a target or field continued on page 14 Archery Magazine February/March 2007 13

point will straighten up very quickly and still “group” arrows acceptably well with less than a perfect spine match for the bow. In fact, that’s exactly how the large majority of all the competitors function because once they come to a point where they have an acceptably close arrow spine where they are shooting acceptably well they can stop trying to improve. The point is that a very large number of competition shooters compete extremely well with arrow spine matches that really could be better. Often when they do run a “final spine test” by using broadheads, even with the more trim collapsible broadhead points, many become quite surprised to find how badly under-spined or over-spined they were with their fieldpoints. All this may help you understand why the broadhead market has made such a large transition toward using expanding or folding blade broadhead designs. They were developed primarily to reduce the ill effects exposed blade broadheads inject and serve to simplify achieving an acceptable spine match. To me it is another phenomenon brought on by the “speed craze” which has caused more people than ever to be trying to use under-spined arrows in their quest for more velocity from lighter and therefore faster arrows. So, their popularity is due to the fact that their trim, surfaces make it easier for hunters to develop and use an arrow spine that does not have to be quite as perfect as


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it could be. So consider that when expanding broadheads and fieldpoints do impact in the same holes at all distances it may only be an indication of how good that particular folding broadhead matches your fieldpoint and not an indication that your spine match is as good as it could be. WHEN THE BROADHEADS HIT CLOSE BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH. In instances where you are attempting to adjust your broadhead equipped arrows so they will impact as your fieldpoint hits, it may well be that the solution is not with nocking point or centershot adjustments but actually due to your “bow-to-arrow” spine mismatch. Think about it, every arrow flexes in some fashion when the energy is applied to its tail and then straightens up into the same direction as the last arrow did as long as the mismatch is not excessively in error. The arrow point changes directions ever so slightly during any shaft flex and a slick fieldpoint allows it to “sideslip” so they can all end up in the same direction. But now, think about what happens when you add “wings” to the nose of the arrow. Unlike the smooth fieldpoint up front, the wings up front take control making the gyrations more exaggerated and causing the arrow to end up pointing in a significantly different direction than the fieldpoints. If the point of impact of the two arrow types are in extremely different locations it means you are considerably in error in your spine requirement for your particular setup. However when they are already impacting relatively close together at all distances it is an indication you are very close to what you need so only a small change in peak weight may be all it takes to bring them together. It is pretty dumb to try to make every spine change only by changing the arrow to better match the bow. Changing point weight, shaft cut length or the shaft size when it may well be that if you simply remove 2 pounds or add 1 and 1/2 pounds the bow will become correct for the arrow you already have there ready to go. When all hits at all distances are relatively close to each other (don’t try to correct them one distance at a time) I suggest comparing at the 20 or 25 yard distance trying first by REMOVING a small amount of peak weight and comparing both again, several times to be sure it is not due to a mismatched arrow flaw. Possibly all changes by peak weight altering will not effect your fieldpoint arrow impacts as much as it will the broadhead but you still should always check both after a change. Removing or adding small amounts such as a quarter turn on BOTH limbs will retain your same nocking point location and changing your peak weight by as little as a quarter or half pound that may be all it takes to make them come together. NOTE:

Don’t be one of those people who for no reason at all won’t change their peak weight. Altering the arrows to fit the bow is the HARD way to do it, it is so much easier to change the energy being applied rather than alter all of your arrows to match the bow. Besides, “Fish & Game” will still let you keep your harvest, even if you do use a little less or a little more than you’d like to use, the idea is to make a perfect hit, not use some “even numbered” or “macho” peak weight. Think about this: If adjusting a bows peak weight down to about a quarter pound or so of peak weight is what it requires to create a “perfect” match, think how lucky you would have to be to select a shaft off a chart, choose a specific cut length and then add a point weight that will make the arrow have the perfect spine for your exact peak weight on your particular bow. Now you have the picture.

Essentially all coaches teach shot-calling and shooters who keep a log to compare their shot-calls to their actual hits while seriously practicing generally benefit greatly. Further, you learn that it is not 100% accurate in the sense that the entire idea is to force the shooter to learn to “feel” and then recognize when the shot just performed was not up to their usual standard to prevent them from continually doubting their equipment. Admitting it when you got a better hit than you deserved or when you missed with a good sight picture because you made a bad shot is a great attribute. Not only can the wind cause the hit to occur where you were not aiming but things such as a defective arrow, a bad finger release act and certain shooting form failures can cause the arrow to no longer impact at the point where you thought your shot should have hit. When you become smart enough and experienced enough to realize which of these adversities you caused yourself, you stand to benefit greatly. Those who are not able to either suspect or admit their own shortcoming often begin to immediately adjust things here and there and destroy what may have been the best equipment setup they could possibly have. Having the insight to admit they suspect something was not right on that shot and then try it again with more determination may prevent an unnecessary equipment adjustment that will make things worse. Figure 1. Working with the idea that this is a “hit” and any-

MISSING IS ALREADY EASY. Yes, you could have the wrong distance setting on your sight, you could have even been pointing a little high or off to the left or both when the bow fired. Yes, you might have used your arrow #8 that always impacts low-left compared to all the others. Or, maybe you let the wind carry the arrow off slightly to the right. As a finger shooter you may have made an inconsistent and sloppy release act that caused the bowstring to deflect significantly further over to one side than usual which thing anywhere else is a MISS keeps you focused and working explains why your sight no hard. When you have an accurate equipment setup you should AVOID USING FLAWED ARupon it and then simply set the sight where it needs to longer indicated where you depend ROWS THAT DO NOT IMbe for the conditions at hand. Get your equipment ready and should have hit. Yes, re- then leave it alone and learn to accept and act to compensate PACT AS THE OTHERS. You lease aids always release the for what you have encountered. can never be 100% certain bowstring identically but that an arrow is not flawed “punching” it in itself is not the problem, having it fire until you shoot it. Even your inspection after every shot while you are only “passing by” the target is the real may not always discover the discrepancy. Particularly problem. If you clearly understand why it is difficult for when shooting fiber based arrow shafts, you MUST inan archer to hit a moving target it should not be difspect it closely after every shot, as suggested by every ficult to understand why it is equally difficult to make manufacturer. Numbering each arrow makes it very a perfect hit when the bow is moving and while the easy to keep track of those that are not performing up target is perfectly still. to par. When competing or hunting, shooting them in the same order is a good idea since on occasion you CALLING YOUR SHOT. The memory of your sight picmay suddenly realize that you have been missing on ture when your weapon fires is referred to as “calling the second shot of every target meaning that your aryour shot.” You have to work at it but once you rerow # 10 is possibly your only real problem. member to do it on every shot it becomes automatic.

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NFAA Board of Directors Annual meeting........ February 3-6 .......................................Las Vegas, NV World Archery Festival Vegas Shoot .......... February 9-11.................................... Las Vegas, NV Midwest Indoor Sectional .............................. February 24-25 ......Kansas City, MO & Sioux Falls, SD Great Lakes Indoor Sectional ......................... February 24-25 ......................................Iron River, MI Mid-Atlantic Indoor Sectional ............................March 3-4 ....................................Various Locations Northwestern Indoor Sectional .......................March 10-11 ..................................Various Locations Southern Indoor Sectional ...............................March 10-11 ..................................Various Locations Southeastern Indoor Sectional.........................March 17-18 .................................. Shepardsville, KY New England Indoor Sectional ........................March 23-25 ....................................Lunenburg, MA NFAA National Indoor Championship ...... March 30-April 1 ...................................Louisville, KY World Archery Festival Stanislawski Open ....April 20-22 ......................................Pittsburgh, PA Great Lakes 3-D Sectional ................................. April 28-29 ............................................ Rockton, IL Southeast 3-D Sectional ................................... April 28-29 ................................... Fort Gordon, GA NFAA Marked 3-D Championship...................May 4-5-6 ..........................................Redding, CA NAFAC 2007 .................................................... May 19-20 .......................................... Houston, TX Big Sky Open .................................................... June 8-10.................................Grand Junction, CO Southern Outdoor Sectional .............................. June 9-10.......................................... Longview, TX Great Lakes Outdoor Sectional .......................... June 9-10............................................ Chatham, IL Mid-Atlantic Outdoor Sectional ........................ June 16-17 ......................................Jacobstown, NJ Southeastern Outdoor Sectional....................... June 16-17 ............................. Durham County, NC Northwestern Outdoor Sectional ..................... June 16-17 ...................................... Grangeville, ID Midwestern Outdoor Sectional ........................ June 23-24 ..................................Coon Rapids, MN New England Outdoor Sectional ...................... June 23-24 .....................................Lunenburg, MA Southwestern Outdoor Sectional...................... June 23-24 .............................................. Provo, UT NFAA National Unmarked 3-D Championship .....July 14-15 .......................................... Yankton, SD NFAA National Outdoor ..................................July 23-27 .................................... Darrington, WA Big Sky Open ................................................ November 2-4...................................... Mesquite, NV Everglades Open ............................................December 8-9 .................................... Homestead, FL 16 Archery Magazine February/March 2007

As the first day of the Indoor National Tournament drew to a close, a fellow archer could not conceal his frustration and embarrassment. For the past three years, his worst performance in an indoor round had been a 57X, with his average scores hovering around the 59-60X range. Feeling ready to tackle the national level, the gentleman was mentally unprepared for the 298, 52X he saw on his initial score card. He had reason to be upset. The mighty power of competition pressure had thrown my friend into a tailspin, though I’m quite sure he was not the only archer in the arena who was experiencing the dreaded phenomena of bulls-eye shrinkage, where the ten-ring looked like an aspirin. The only way to get use to coping with pressure is to subject yourself to it frequently and to learn to repress it mentally. If you do the majority of your practices in calm surroundings, you will find it very difficult to perform well at the national level, when hundreds of people are around you and you think you have to hit the X-ring. Begin looking for opportunities where you have to practice under pressure. When you go to the local range, select a lane where others will see you and everything you do. Have you noticed there are often open lanes near the entry where archers often stop and observe the shooters? Select one of these and practice ignoring the commotion and spectators as you shoot your game. Try getting together with some friends who shoot close to your level of performance. Make a game of putting a dollar into a pot for each ten arrows shot, eventually awarding the money to the person with the highest score. Before long you will grow accustom to the pressure, improve

your focus, and enjoy the experience. If not, make sure you bring a lot of dollar bills! An archer I have coached once told me that each night at the practice range he walked up to the counter and told the attendant ”This $5 is yours if I don’t shoot 5 Xs this end.” Interestingly enough, his level of concentration began to improve. Simulate the start of the national championship. Have people shoot right next to you on both sides. Mentally work yourself up and make yourself nervous by acting as if this really was the first day of the competition. Then shoot for score. Sometimes pretend you have a great score going and the next arrows are your last five shots. You have to have them in order to win. Tell your friends so they can watch. Calm your-

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your evening easy. Also, remember the Barebow Fraternity Picnic on Thursday night. All archers who shoot without sights (barebow, bowhunter, or traditional) are invited. There is a lot to see and do in the Darrington area. If you are arriving in the area early, there is the Firecracker 3-D event on the previous weekend, 21-22 July, at Wilderness Archery in Bow Washington. For those who haven’t had enough after five or more days of shooting, you could take in the Bownanza 3-D at Cedar River Bowmen in Black Diamond Washington the 28-29 July before heading home. Aside from the shooting, there are great opportunities to sample some of the beautiful Northwest scenery and a little of the adventure. Hiking, river rafting, and fishing are just some of the possibilities. Additionally, there are family activities such as a petting zoo, farm tours, and plant nurseries. Also, on the weekend before the tournament, the annual Northwest Bluegrass Music Festival is held at the festival grounds in Darrington. For those whose tastes run to indoor activities, there are a large new casino and a huge outlet mall about 40 miles from Darrington, (I-5, Exit 202). Look for more details about these events, plus directions and general visitor information on the Darrington Archers’ web site: www. We look forward to seeing you and sharing some fun!

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Mark the date to attend the NFAA Outdoor Nationals at Darrington Washington, 23-27 July 2007. The Club, the Town, and the Archers of Washington are gearing up to make this a great experience and fun for the whole family! Darrington Archers’ five ranges offer a variety of challenges and opportunities. The Dylan range is designed for handicapped access, so even those archers in wheel-chairs or scooters can experience a regular 28-target course. This course is also “spectator friendly”, with central access to allow press or visitors to observe the event from the trail. The additional ranges wind up and down hills through heavy timber. A unique aspect of the event at Darrington is the accommodations. Many of your fellow archers will be camping, in tents, trailers, or motor homes. We have lots of camping space available on the school grounds, directly adjacent to the range. There are no hook-ups, but showers are available in the gymnasium locker rooms. Another special experience is the option to rent a room or a whole house in town. For a list of hotels and other accommodations, see the Darrington Archers’ web site: www. or to make local housing reservations contact Kathy, Phone 360-4361746 or email For dining during the event, lunch, beverages and snacks will be available on the courses. We will plan dinners, either buffet or picnic style, on some of the shooting days to make

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don’t worry about the numbers; worry about shooting the best form you can execute. You can always think about the score when you are done with the tournament. To be successful, learn mental imagery and practice it daily. Use it not only in archery, but also incorporate it into your daily living. The art of practicing mental control will make you an accomplished archer, a better worker, and a stronger person. Most of all, remember that archery is a sport to be enjoyed. Lighten up and make sure you are having a great time!


self mentally and then shoot good form. Try to make the practice as if it was a tournament and then try to make the tournament as if it was the practice. When playing in league, tell a family member that if you do not shoot a certain score, you will do the household chores the next day. Now, most of you who are familiar with my coaching know that I do not want archers to put emphasis on score. I still don’t, but score is part of the game. You know you have to shoot a certain score in order to place. During competition,


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by Paul Davison

if someone suddenly requests

heal, stitches weren’t necessary.

the sapling.] This “trophy” was

an application for Order of the


my only Potter County harvest.

Bone membership.



The next day I tried some

My archery club in Ohio

practice shots with my heavily

had its own version of the

bandaged finger. Not only did it

Alas! Even though it’s 35

Order of the Bone. We had the

hurt, but after the second shot,

years after-the-fact, don’t you


blood was flying everywhere.

think I’m eligible for the Order

annual award. It didn’t just

So, my buddies fixed me up

of the Bone? I’m not holding

apply to bowhunting boners,

with a rope release. I tried

my breath. Instead, I cherish

but to any archery boo-boo.

some more practice shots with

my little coal bucket.

One year, the coal bucket was

the release, but was never

ne of the oldest and

members who admit making a

due to lack of space. Stories

awarded to our club’s best

confident that it was going to

most obscure benefits

boo-boo while bowhunting ...

should be mailed to NFAA

archer for shooting only four

work. I was right.

of NFAA membership

and who are willing to tell the

Headquarters and should

arrows in the last end of the

I didn’t see any deer from my

is the Order of the Bone. It was

world about it. Here are the

include the date the boner

State Indoor Championship.

treestand until late afternoon

created in 1945 for the sole

requirements for membership

was committed.

He lost the championship by a

Thursday. It was nearly dusk

purpose of recognizing those



Thirty years ago, there were

single point.

when I spotted a doe about

verbatim in the NFAA By-Laws:

no less than eight boner stories

I was also presented with

25 yards from my tree. I drew

published in a single issue

a miniature coal bucket (see

back with my trusty release and

(February 1977) of Archery

photo). In 1971, about five of

let the broadhead fly. Then the



us club members spent a week

whole woods exploded. Crash!

have been a few Order of the

bowhunting in Potter County

Bang! Thump! I climbed down

Bone memberships awarded

Pennsylvania. During our first

from my treestand to look for

since then, as far as we know,

day, Sunday, we were scouting

my arrow, but it was getting

3. Write or cause to be written a

no boner stories have been

and erecting treestands, when

too dark see much.

full account of events leading

published in Archery. Moreover,

I managed to slice the middle

The next morning I found

up to and following said

our supply of Order of the

finger of my drawing hand—

my broadhead. It was stuck

“boner” in publishable story

Bone pins and membership

which bears about 60% of the

in a small, 3-inch, maple tree

form. Whenever possible,

cards, as well as the list of

draw weight—while cutting

... a good 15 yards to the left

articles will be selected

past recipients, may have

an apple. My buddies took

of my 25-yard aiming point.

to appear in the official

been misplaced somewhere

me to the Coudersport ER (a

With my camp saw, I removed

publication, although you

in the back storeroom at

30 minute drive), where the

about eight inches of the trunk

may win the award and not



doctor said that since I had

with the arrow still embedded.

have your article published

means an exhaustive search

pinched the wound closed to

[Actually, I violated Pennsylvania

the point where it started to

game laws by cutting down





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1. Be a member in good standing of the NFAA. 2. Pull a conspicuous “boner” pertaining






It sort of reminded me of the NFAA stump logo.

My “Dumber-than-a-coal-bucket” award

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Stop Grabbing the Bow


y now, most archers know that “grabbing the bow” is a big no-no! It is a form of “dynamic torque,” which is torque at or during the release. I’m sure a lot of you know that it’s a habit that you should break if you have it, and there are some simple remedies. When we video each student in the shooter’s school and play it back later in slow motion, quite often we will “bust” someone “grabbing the bow” before or during the release (see photo A). Can you imagine how much you can influence the flight of an arrow if you move the bow by grabbing it right at the moment of release? Most shooters who shoot-and-grab don’t influence the shot all the time because sometimes, the arrow is gone before they grab. But frequently, because of anticipation, they’ll grab-while-shooting or grab-then-shoot! This is usually

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where they get some of their unexplained “fliers.” Occasionally, you’ll see archers with their bow hand fingers sticking out straight and tense (see photo B). I guarantee that they used to (or still do!) grab the bow . . . and this is their solution. One of the best solutions is to tuck and relax your 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers in against the grip. Leave only the index finger and thumb out. This is a great hand position and a lot of top shooters shoot this way. Lightly touch the front of the riser with the tip of your index finger (see photo C). This will give you a secure feeling without affecting the shot. Whatever you do, don’t pinch or “crab claw” the bow handle with your hand . . . you’re defeating the whole purpose. Tucking three fingers under will also help you keep from putting too much hand in the bow. Consequently, the forearm is not as close to the

Rope Sling

by Bernie Pellerite ©2007

string and therefore, there is less chance of hitting your arm. Use a Bow Sling I highly recommend that everyone use a bow sling. They are inexpensive and can help you have a good, clean release. The way it fits you is important, though. If it’s too tight, it can cause torque. If it’s too loose, you’ll continue to grab the bow . . . because you won’t trust it! Sort of like having an 11 foot safety rope in a 10 foot treestand! The sling should allow the bow to jump out of your hand, no more than about 3⁄4 of an inch. Any more than that and you won’t feel secure and you won’t trust it. There are three common types (see photos). I use the finger type sling, which is simply a loop around the thumb, and around the front of the bow, then attached by another loop to the index or

Bow Sling

This a “grab” waiting to happen! Tuck and relax your 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers against the bow handle. Leave only the index finger and thumb out... it’s the most Idiot Proof way!

Grabbing the bow at any point in the shot guarantees a poor shot.

middle finger. Another type is a rope sling that is looped around your wrist (like a lasso) and the loose end has a hook on it that you pass between your fingers, around the bow, and hook on to

Fortunately, this is a habit that doesn’t take very long to break. First, make sure your sling is adjusted properly. Next, get about 5 feet away from the bale. When you release, stare at your

bow, “because it didn’t feel right in my hand.” Chances are it was just the bow grip and there are quick and cheap remedies. You can take the existing handle off completely or put a different one

Can you imagine how much you can INFLUENCE the flight of an arrow if you move the bow by grabbing it right at the MOMENT or release? the loop on your wrist. The third and probably most common is the kind that attaches directly to the bow. It’s usually a strap or a plastic or rubber tube that you simply slip your hand through when gripping the bow. These, however, were originally designed for hunters and are usually the ones that are either too tight or too loose and can cause more problems than they solve. If you have this type or want to use this type, make sure it is adjusted properly. Note: You may find it needs to be much looser when hunting, so you can get in and out of it more quickly.

bow hand. Don’t worry about any other part of your form. Just concentrate on your bow hand. Spend your whole practice session working on only this... not grabbing the bow. Gradually, your subconscious will learn to trust the sling. You’ll be surprised by how quickly this bad form flaw will go away. But remember, you must have a trustworthy sling. The grip of the bow is sort of like the seat of your car. Regardless of what’s under the hood, if that driver’s seat fits you and feels good, you’ll probably like the car! I’ve known guys who have traded in a perfectly good

on. Or, just modify the one you have by building it up or sanding it down. A comfortable grip and a sling that you trust can make a world of difference when you need it most! Editor’s note: The preceding article is an excerpt from Bernie’s book Idiot Proof Archery. This best selling hardcover book has over 300 pages and 350 photos and diagrams. It is one of the most comprehensive books ever written on archery and the most popular that’s available on the market today. Archery Magazine February/March 2007 23



The School of Advanced Archery Instructor Certification


The School of Advanced Archery & Instructor Certification a.k.a. “A Weekend at Bernie’s” has completed its third year. So far, the ever-popular mobile Shooter’s School (formerly the NFAA Shooter’s School) has conducted 28 schools. 345 students have attended with 322 becoming Certified Instructors. Interested shooters should go after your pro shop owners and club presidents and book a Shooter’s School near you! Remember, the host shop or club receives 10% and the contact person attends for free. The Shooter’s School has begun offering NFAA Certification. To date, there are 56 new NFAA members and 69 new NFAA Level III Instructors. For more information about attending or hosting a school, go to www.robinhoodvideos. com.

2007 SCHEDULE January 12-14 Norris Merchandise, Shelby, NC. (near Charlotte) Contact: Bill Plummer 704-483-1299 cell 704-650-5956 email: January 26-28 Wilcox Bait & Tackle, Newport News, VA. Contact: Rex Reichert (h) 757-369-9499 or cell 757-817-6514 email: February 23-25 Spirit Quest, Kalispell, MT. Contact: Aaron 406-756-5455 March 2-4 Robinhood Archery Club, Fremont, NE. (30 miles NW of Omaha) Contact: Chris Johannesen (h) 402-727-1842 or (w) 402-753-0247 email:

E-mail: • For more information about attending or hosting a school, go to

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Edited by Paul Davison • GREAT LAKES SECTION Bob McCutcheon, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 GREAT LAKES INDOOR SECTIONAL February 24-25, 2007 Host: Location:

Ojibway Archers Iron River High School, 701 Garfield Ave, Iron River, MI 49935 Directions: From Hwy US 2, turn at McDonalds onto Lay Ave. Jog right on Genesee St, then left on Lay Ave again which becomes Washington. School is straight ahead. Registration: Sheree Stebbins, PO Box 622, 500 W. 2nd St, Caspian, MI 49915. Tel: 906-265-3429. Deadline: February 1, 2007 Late Registration: At tournament site. Schedule: Saturday: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sunday: 8:00 am and 12:00 noon. Accommodations: AmericInn, Iron River, 906-265-9100. Lake Shore Motel, Iron River, 906-265-3611. Chicaugon Lake Inn, Iron River, 906-265-9244. Ski Brule Village & Pioneer Lodge, 906-265-4957. Lac O’Seasons Resort, 906-265-4881, Cedar Inn, Crystal Falls, 906-8756655 Miscellaneous Info: Ski Brule has all types of skiing and snowmobile activities. Snowmobile trail access is available throughout the area.

2007 GREAT LAKES 3-D SECTIONAL April 28-29, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:


Blackhawk Field Archers 10086 Forest Preserve Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 For directions and map, see http://mywebpage. Brenda Lee, 128 N. Caryl Ave, North Lake, IL 60164. Tel: 708-562-7431. E-mail: April 23, 2007 At the range. Casual start. Ramada Inn, South Beloit, IL, 800-756-2341. Fairfield Inn, Beloit, WI, 800-228-2800. Comfort Inn, Beloit, WI, 608-362-2666. Holiday Inn, Beloit, WI, 608365-6000. Econo Lodge, Beloit, WI, 608-364-4000. Super 8, Beloit, WI, 608-365-8680. Holiday Inn (I-90 at US BR 20), Rockford, IL, 815-898-2200. Baymont Inn, Rockford, IL, 877-229-6668. Best Western, Rockford, IL, 815-398-5050. Days Inn, Loves Park, IL, 815-282-9300 The club can handle approximately 35 campers. No electric or septic available.

2007 GREAT LAKES OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 9-10, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

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Panther Creek Bowhunters Chatham, IL From I-55, Exit 88, go south on Frontage Rd toward Chatham for 0.9 miles. Turn right on Chatham Rd

for 1 mile to Gilreath Rd. Turn left for 0.5 miles, then left on 1W for 0.8 miles. Range is on the left. Registration: Judy McCutcheon, 23358 Virden Rd, Virden, IL 62690. Tel: 217-652-5836. E-mail: Deadline: June 4, 2007 Late Registration: At the range clubhouse. Friday, 5:30-7:00 pm and Saturday, 7:00-8:00 am. Schedule: Saturday, 28 Field and 14 Animal, and Sunday, 28 Hunter. Shotgun start at 9:00 am both days. Accommodations: Baymont Inn, I-55 Exit 90, 217-529-6655. Motel 6, I-55 Exit 90, 217-529-1633. Hampton Inn, I-55 Exit 94, 217-524-1100 Campgrounds: Double J Campground and RV Park, located approximately 5 miles from range, 217-483-9998 Miscellaneous Info: For additional information and accommodations, call Springfield Tourist Information at 800-545-2300. Additional contact: Call Bob McCutcheon, 217-652-5836 or 217-9655553

MID-ATLANTIC SECTION Mike LePera, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 MID-ATLANTIC INDOOR SECTIONAL March 2-4, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Wa-Xo-Be Archers Major Road, South Brunswick, NJ Take US 1 south toward Princeton from New Brunswick to Major Rd. Go 1/3 mile. The entrance to the range is on the left. Registration: Douglas Joyce, 30 Willow Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873Tel: 732-247-3892 Deadline: February 24, 2007 Late Registration: At the range. Schedule: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am both days. Accommodations: Red Roof Inn, 208 New Rd. and US 1, South Brunswick, NJ, 732-821-8800. Miscellaneous Info: We will shoot the blue face target, one spot or five spot. It’s a one-day shoot, but you can shoot both days and use your better score. You can shoot a different style each day, but you must pay an additional registration fee for each style.

March 2-4, 2007 Host: Location: Registration:

Wopena Archers 39 Harding Ave, Clifton, NJ 07876 Harry Miller, c/o Interfoil, 225 Bellview Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07876. Tel: 973-748-0800 Schedule: Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 11:00 am and Sunday, 11:00 am. Miscellaneous Info: Make checks payable to NFAA. May shoot one or two rounds, but only higher score will count. May also shoot multiple styles with additional registration.

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March 2-4, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Tuscarora Archers 5608 Etzler Road, Frederick, MD 21705 From US 15 in Frederick, take Rosemont Ave. (exit 14) away from Frederick (northwest). Go 3.25 miles and turn left onto Rocky Springs Road (second entrance to road). Go 0.6 miles and bear left (stay on Rocky Springs Road) at the fork with Indian Springs Road. Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto Etzler Road. Club parking lot entrance is 0.7 miles on your right. Parking on top lot only unless handicapped Registration: Colleen McGowan, 2741 Calkins Road, Herndon, VA 20171. Tel: 703-476-1755. E-mail: Deadline: March 1, 2007, 7:00 pm Late Registration: At the clubhouse, 301-695-5316. Schedule: Friday: 7:30 pm (locals): Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 12:30 pm. Accommodations: Holiday Inn, I-270 and SR 85 (Buckeystown Exit), 301-694-7500. Hampton Inn, I-270 and SR 85, 301698-2500. Comfort Red Horse Inn, 998 W Patrick St, Rt. US 15N and US 40W, 301-662-0281 Miscellaneous Info: Breakfast and Lunch will be served on both Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of tourist attractions and shopping nearby. For more info, contact Ray May, 301-473-8758.

March 3-4, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Prince William Archers Izaak Walton Dr., Brentsville, VA From I-95, exit at State Route 234, north toward Manassas, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), then left on Izaak Walton Dr. to club. From I-66, exit at 234 Bypass, south on State Route 28 past airport, then left on 619 (Bristow Rd.), right on Izaak Walton Dr. to club. Registration: Jim Little, 13705 Santa Rosa Ct., Manassas, VA 20112. Tel: 703-791-3659. E-mail: Deadline: March 1, 2007 Late Registration: At clubhouse. Schedule: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm both days. Accommodations: Best Western, 703-368-7070. Holiday Inn, 703-3350000. Days Inn, 703-368-2800. Olde Town Inn, 703-368-9191 Miscellaneous Info: Club has 18 lanes, plus separate area for spectators. Breakfast and lunch both days. Can register up to 30 minutes before each round.

March 2-4, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Neil’s Archery 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760 From intersection of I-81 and SR 17, go west on SR 17 toward Elmira. At Exit 67, go north to Endicott. Go 0.5 mile and take SR 17C (Main St) west. Range is about 1.5 miles on left. Registration: Neil’s Archery, 122 W Main St, Endicott, NY 13760. Tel: 607-786-7535 Deadline: March 1, 2007 Late Registration: At range. Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm. Saturday: 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: Econo Lodge, 607-754-1533. Endicott Inn, 607-7546000. Kings Inn, 607-754-8020. Miscellaneous Info: Hot dogs and drinks available on site. Restaurants within walking distance. Ample free parking.

March 3-4, 2007 Host: Location:

Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Cape May County Archery Association The Fletcher’s Corner, 212 South Route 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Garden State Parkway to Exit 4A. Take SR 47 north about 5 miles. Fletchers Corner is on right. Cape May Archers, PO Box 129, Villas, NJ 08251. Tel: 609 889-9100. E-mail: ebruary 24, 2007 Fletcher’s Corner Saturday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. See Cape May Archery website,

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Miscellaneous Info: Please indicate 1st and 2nd choice of shooting time.

March 2-4, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

York & Adams Archers 413 Country Club Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301 Abbottstown is about halfway between Gettysburg and York on US 30. From the Abbottstown Circle in the center of town (intersection of SR 194 and US 30) go east three blocks on US 30, then right (south) on Country Club Rd. Club is 1 mile on left. Registration: Joel E. Downin, 584 Oxford Rd, New Oxford, PA 17350. Tel: 717-624-1606 Late Registration: At clubhouse. Schedule: Friday: 7:00 pm: Saturday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, if needed. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12:30 pm. Accommodations: Hampton Inn, 717-633-1117. Super 8, 717-6308888. Cross Keys Motor Inn, 717-624-7778 Miscellaneous Info: Food and beverages will be available. Also, our indoor range is crossbow friendly; so, crossbow archers are welcome.

March 3-4, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Walton Park Bowhunters A & A Supply, 207 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521 US 29 Business to town of Amherst. A & A Supply is located at stop light on Main St. Registration: Kendall Woody, 194 Arrowhead Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572. Tel: 434-929-0223 or 434-238-4519 Deadline: February 17, 2007 Late Registration: A & A Supply Schedule: Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: 7:00 am, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Accommodations: Ramada Inn (20 minutes), 434-847-7500. Holiday Inn Select (20 minutes), 434-528-2500. Courtyard by Marriot (20 minutes), 434-846-7900. Thomas Motor Lodge (15 minutes), 434-845-2121 Miscellaneous Info: Snacks and drinks will be available at A & A Supply. Fast food and restaurants are located within 1 mile of A & A Supply. A & A Supply phone number is 434946-7668

March 3-4, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Gander Mountain (Store 251) 880 Young St., Tonawanda, NY 14150 Take Exit 2 north off I-290 on SR 425, then left on Young Street to Gander Mountain store. Range is located on the 2nd floor at Gander Mountain. Entrance is located to the left of the Archery Pro Shop. Registration: Christie Colin, 880 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Tel: (716-743-2300) Deadline: February 22, 2007 Late Registration: After February 22 at range. Schedule: Saturday: 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Accommodations: Econo Lodge (3 miles) 716-694-6696. Days Inn (3 miles) 716-835-5916. Red Carpet Inn (3 miles) 716283-2010. Holiday Inn Express (12 miles) 716-8962900. Marriot (5 miles) 716-689-6900. Residence Inn (5 miles) 716-632-6622 Miscellaneous Info: Any questions please contact Christie Colin at 716712-7950 or email

March 3-4, 2007 Host: Location: Registration:


Smith Point Sports 125 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772 Smith Point Sports, 125 East Main St, Patchouge, NY 11772. Tel: 631-289-3399 Skyway in Patchouge

2007 MID-ATLANTIC OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 16-17, 2007 Host: Location:


Garden State Archers Larrison Road, Jacobstown, NJ 08562. Clubhouse phone, 609-758-2222. Club website, Take Exit 6 off New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) and go north on US 206 to Rt 528. Turn right (7-11 on left) and follow 528 approximately 5 miles. 528 turns right. Continue on 528, past fire house (watch 25 mph speed limit), and at fork in road, veer left onto Striker Rd. Go to stop sign and veer left onto Larrison Road. Club is 100 yards on left. Club is located

across from Hanover Country Club. Peg Callaghan, 1 Harned Avenue, Apt. H8, Somerdale, NJ 08083. Tel: 856-627-7879, Cell: 215-8400655. Deadline: June 2, 2007 Late Registration: Friday evening, June 15, 2007, until 8:00 pm at the range. Schedule: Friday, June 15: 14 targets available for practice ($5 fee). Saturday, June 16: 28-target Field Round, plus 14-target Animal Round. Sunday, June 17: 28-target Hunter Round Accommodations: Approximately 4 miles from range: Days Inn, Wrightstown, NJ, 609-723-6900; Quality Inn, McGuire AFB, 609-723-6500. These hotels are located at Exit 7, Pennsylvania Turnpike, approximately 10 miles from range (Bordentown, NJ): Best Western, 609-2988000; Econo Lodge, 609-298-5000; Hampton Inn, 609-298-4000; Days Inn, 609-298-6100; Comfort Inn, 609-298-7960 Campgrounds: Tip Tam, Campground directory, 1-800-222-6765 Miscellaneous Info: Check out Six Flags Great Adventure at Jackson, NJ, plus affiliated (separate admission) water park, Hurricane Harbor. Enormous Six Flags complex has a drive-through Wild Safari park, and one of the country’s biggest and most popular seasonal ride parks. Registration:


John Pawlowski, Director 2007 PFATA Indoor State Championship Update The Pennsylvania Field and Target Archers (PFATA) Indoor State Championship will be held over two days Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 2007. Competition will be a 300 round using the NFAA blue and white target. Participants have the optional of shooting either Saturday or Sunday. Two locations, one in eastern and one in western Pennsylvania were selected to host the tournament. York & Adams will host the tournament in the east and Cherleroi Archery Club will host the tournament in western Pennsylvania. Letters with information and applications will be mailed to all PFATA members prior to the tournament. Contacts for the tournament are: York & Adams, Bob Wertz, 336 Third Ave., Hanover, PA 17331, phone 717-5777348. Cherleroi Archery Club, Pat Sinal, 205 Maplewood Road, Vanderbilt, PA 15486. phone 724-366-3596. The tentative date for the PFATA Outdoor Championship is Sunday July 15.

MIDWESTERN SECTION Ray Jones, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 MIDWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL February 24-25, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:


Independence Bowhunters 6423 Railroad St, Raytown (KC), MO I-70 to I-435 South (Missouri side) to Exit 66 (SR 350) to 63rd St. Left on 63rd to Raytown Rd, then right for two blocks to 6423 Railroad St (before the bridge). Alternately, I-70 to Exit 9, then south on Blue Ridge Cutoff to Raytown Trafficway. Left on 63rd St for one block to Raytown Rd, then right for one block to Railroad St Millie Foster, 8709 Booth, Kansas City, MO 64138. Tel: 816-763-2699. February 23, 2007 At tournament site Friday: 7:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Drury Inn, 3830 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-923-3000. Clarion Inn, 9103 E 39th St, 816-737-0200. Hulsing Hotels, 4011 Blue Ridge Cutoff, 816-353-5300.

Miscellaneous Info: All three hotels are within a few miles of the range. The Drury Inn offers a hot breakfast and three evening beverages plus snacks to all guests.

February 24-25, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Minnehaha Archers, Inc. North Harvestore Rd, Sioux Falls, SD I-29 to SR 38 (Exit 83) on northwest side of Sioux Falls; then west on SR 38 to North Harvestore Rd (first road); then north on North Harvestore to range, which is third building on right. Or, if coming in on I-90, exit south on I-29 to Exit 83 then west on SR 38, and follow directions as above. Registration: Jackie Meisenheimer, 48088 259th St, Brandon, SD 57005. Tel: 605-582-7179. E-mail: justablu@aol. com. For registration form, see www.fieldarchery. com or this magazine. Please request shooting time on registration form. Deadline: February 23, 2007 Late Registration: At tournament site. Pre-registration is suggested and appreciated. Schedule: Friday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm practice. Saturday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, and 2:00 pm. Sunday: To be announced. Scores will be flighted and coordinated at both Midwestern Section sites on Saturday after the last round of shooting. Accommodations: Day’s Inn, 605-331-5959 (full continental breakfast, waffles, etc.) Comfort Inn, 605-331- 4490 (pool, hot tub, continental breakfast). Super 8, 605-339-9212 (continental breakfast). Miscellaneous Info: These motels are located on North Cliff Ave east of the archery range on SR 38 (approximately 2 miles). When calling for reservations, please state you are in Sioux Falls for the Midwestern Sectional Archery Tournament.

NEW ENGLAND SECTION Ken Moore, Councilman

Sectional Tournament Info 2007 NEW ENGLAND INDOOR SECTIONAL March 23-25, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:


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

2007 NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 23-24, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline:

Lunenburg Sportsman Club Reservoir Rd, Lunenburg, MA From SR 2 in Massachusetts, take Exit 35 to SR 70 heading north (Lunenburg Rd). Then turn right onto Leominster-Shirley Rd, then left onto Reservoir Rd. Follow Reservoir Rd to club on left. Lori LePage, 5 Sunrise Dr, Bradford, MA 01835. Tel: 978-372-8459 Make checks payable to NESFAA, and please include your phone number. None

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Late Registration: Schedule:



None Saturday: 28 Field and 14 Animal by assigned course. Start from 8:00 am until noon. Shoot all 28 Field, then shoot 14 Animal beginning on target #1 of same course and with same group. Animal targets are to go up at 2:00 pm. Sunday: Pick up scorecards at 8:00 am, general assembly at 8:30am, and then shoot 28 Hunter by assigned target with shotgun start at 9:00 am. Awards at 4:00 pm. Super 8 Motel, 482 N Main, Leominster, MA, 978 537-2800. Sheraton Four Points, 99 Erdman, Leominster, MA, 978-534-9000. Best Western, 150 Royal Plaza Dr, Fitchburg, MA, 978-342-7100 Camping available at club.

right. [Do not turn left at drive-in theatre toward Elk City.] Registration: Barney Mowery, PO Box 102, Grangeville, ID 83530. Tel: 208-983-0287. E-mail: Late Registration: At range, 6-8 pm Friday evening and 7-8 am Saturday morning Schedule: 28 Field 9:00 am Saturday, 28 Animal 3:00 pm Saturday, and 28 Hunter 9:00 am Sunday Accommodations: Super 8, Grangeville, 208-983-1002. Monty’s Motel, 208-983-2500. Elkhorn Lodge, 208-983-1500. Downtowner Inn, 208-983-1110 Miscellaneous Info: Limited primitive camping at tournament site, available on first-come, first-served basis. Beautiful range located in evergreen trees and sheltered valley. Fairly level with only a couple of climbs around courses.


Bill Tiddy, Councilman

Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Archers Afield 11945 SW Pacific Hwy #121, Portland, OR 97223 Tigard Plaza, Hwy 99 & Hall Blvd, lower level, Portland, OR Archers Afield, 11945 SW Pacific Hwy #121, Portland, OR 97223. Tel: 503-639-3553. E-mail: Friday: 7:00 pm, if needed. Saturday: 9:30 am, 12 noon and 3:00 pm, if needed. Sunday, assigned: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm, if needed. Howard Johnson, 11460 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, 503245-6421

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions: Registration:

Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule: Accommodations:

Big Horn Bowhunters Fairgrounds, Thermopolis, WY Corner of Park and Springview in Thermopolis WSAA, 91 Marquette Dr, Cody, WY 82414. Tel: 307527-9204. E-mail: March 8, 2007 Fairgrounds, 627 Springview, Thermopolis 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm both days Holiday Inn, 307-864-3131. Quality Inn,307-8642939

March 16-18, 2007 Host: Location:

KBH Archers, Belfair, WA 3680 Old Belfair Highway. Club is located 6.5 miles west of Gorst and 6 miles east of Belfair on Old Belfair Highway Directions: Detailed directions and map can be viewed at Registration: Merlin Dahlke, 941 Babydoll Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366. Tel: 360-769-2601. E-mail: Deadline: March 1, 2007 Late Registration: At KBH range before 12 noon Saturday, 17 March. Late registration fees of $15 will apply Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm (9:00 pm, if necessary). Saturday: 9:00 am, 12 noon, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am, 12 noon and 3:00 pm, if necessary. Accommodations: Belfair Motel, 23322 NE SR 3, Belfair, 360-275-4485. Hampton Inn & Suites, 150 Washington, Bremerton, 360-405-0200 Miscellaneous Info: Camping available at the range. Breakfast and Lunch available at the range. Additional Contact: Gene Schanzmeyer, 360-692-8121. E-mail:

2007 NORTHWESTERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 16-17, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Camas Prairie Bowmen Grangeville, ID Grangeville is located on US 95 70 miles South of Lewiston, ID. Turn off US 95 at Main St exit; go East 1.1 mile through town to Grangeville-Salmon Rd; go South toward mountain 2.8 miles; range is on the

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Roger Peacock, Tel: 254-933-3337 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Clyde’s Archery 5564 Ayers St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78415 Padre Island Dr. to Ayers St., then turn south for two blocks Clyde Miller, Tel: 361-855-3116 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

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Sectional Tournament Info 2007 NORTHWESTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 10-11, 2007

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

T. C. Parker, Director

Washington Sets 2007 Calendar by Linda Parker, WSAA President At the Washington State Archery Association convention, we awarded bids for the 2007 WSAA Championship Tournaments. Our competitive season actually kicked off with the Multi-Color Mail-In which began on 1 December 2006 and concludes 31 January 2007. For the mail-in format, each archer shoots six rounds during the two-month period, usually at their local club or shop. The Indoor Multi-Color Championship will be held in January 2007, at three sites: AS&J Archery in Yakima, Archery World in Vancouver, and Silver Arrow Bowmen at Mount Vernon. The Indoor Blueface Mail-In begins 1 February and runs through 31 March. Again, each archer is required to shoot six rounds during these months. There will be two hosts for the Indoor Blueface Championship in March: Evergreen Archers (at Kodiak Archery in Spokane) and Wilderness Archery in Bow. While we are still shooting indoors, the Northwest Indoor Sectional will be at KBH Archers range in Belfair. And some of us will wrap up the month of March with a trip to Louisville KY for the NFAA Indoor Nationals. The Target Championship in April is an American 900 Round. This event and the WSAA Safari Championship in May will both be at Skookum Archers’ range in Puyallup. The WSAA 3-D and Bowhunter Banquet will be at Cedar River Bowmen (Enumclaw) in June. Darrington will host the WSAA Field Championship scheduled for 14-15 July, making a good practice opportunity for those planning to shoot the NFAA Outdoor National 23-27 July. Concluding the season, East County Archers will again host the WSAA FITA at their range in McCleary, in August. Washington is also looking forward to hosting our second NASP State Championship tournament. The event will be on 28 April 2007, at Davis High School in Yakima. This program continues to grow and has participating schools in all parts of the state. Including NAA and IBO events, plus shoots hosted by our state Clubs and Shops, there are a lot of tournament challenges to choose from all year long in Washington!

SOUTHERN SECTION Lee Gregory, Councilman

Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Arlington Bowhunting World 6700 Poly Webb Rd., Arlington, Texas 76016 Exit 445 I 20 on Green Oaks Blvd and north to Pleasant Ridge. Turn left and go to end of road. Turn right on Poly Webb for three blocks. Ken Witt, Tel: 817-478-5990 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location:

Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Wood-n-Feather Archery 20015 Waller Tomball Rd. (FM 2920), Suite #3, Tomball, Texas 77377 100 yards west of the FM2920 and Mueschke Rd. intersection Mike Kneale, Tel: 281-357-5969 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location:

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Mossy Point Outfitters 4600 Towson Ave.,# 51 Phoenix Village Sq., Fort Smith, AR Take Phoenix Ave. exit off I-540 west to Towson Ave., then right on Towson. Dick Andrews, 11 Tuxford Circle, Bell Avista, AR 72714. Tel: 479-855-6066 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Registration:

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Trosper Archery 400 S. Vermont, Suite 118, Oklahoma City, OK Dennis Lynch, 290 N. Buffalo Ave., Guthrie, OK 73044. Tel: 405-282-3617 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Sectional Tournament Info 2007 SOUTHERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

H&B Archery 3701 Plains Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79102 North on George St. from I 40 to 2nd light, then left (west) on 15th St for 7-8 blocks to Plains Blvd. Howard Landry, Tel: 806-354-9543 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Peacock Archery 204 N. Penelope St., Belton, Texas 76513 From I-35 take Central Ave. west to Penelope. Turn right for two blocks.

Host Location Registration

Deadline Late Registration Schedule

Tulsa Archery Association, Tulsa, OK 88th St. North Tom Thomas, 9103 N. Osage Dr., Sperry, OK 74044. Tel: 918-288-6293 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Registration: Deadline: Late Registration:

Wagoner Archery Wagoner, OK From intersection of SR 69 and US 51, go east 3.3 miles on Cherokee St Roger Hayes, 1205 SE 12th. Wagoner, OK 74467. Tel: 918-485-5728 March 5, 2007 At range


Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

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Red River Bowmen Ratcliff Road, Shreveport, LA Exit I-20 at Monkhouse Dr. to Jefferson-Paige Rd. Range is located at end of Ratcliff Rd Emma Brown, 8018 Dogwood Trail, Haughton, LA. 71037. Tel: 318-949-4200 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

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ayou Bowmen Archery 4900 Lewis St., New Iberia, LA From US 90, take Lewis St./Port exit, and go south two miles past boat landing to third building Ricky St. Upery, 1602 Providence St., New Iberia, LA 70560. Tel: 337-364-0561 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

March 10-11, 2007 Host: Location: Directions: Registration: Deadline: Late Registration: Schedule:

Waldo’s Sports Center 1145 98 Bypass, Columbia, MS 39429 US 98 in middle of town Donald Rials. Tel: 601-736-9455 March 5, 2007 At range Saturday, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sunday shooting times will be determined at range Saturday

2007 SOUTHERN 3-D SECTIONAL June 2-3, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Irving Bowhunters Association West side of Spur 408 From I-20, Exit 460, go north on Spur 408, exit west on Keeneland Pkwy, first light turn left, second light turn left, stay on service road, turn right at the top of the hill. From I-30, Exit 38, go south on Loop 12, exit west Keeneland Pkwy, continue through light on service road at the top of the hill, turn right. Registration: Merissa Hughes, 7194 E. Hwy 80, Terrell, TX 75161. Tel: 972-551-3771 Deadline: Mail-in postmarked by May 28, 2007 Late Registration: In person only at range, Friday, June 1, by 7:00 pm. Schedule: Shoot to start at 9:00 am both days. Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn, 972-283-9777, 800 N. Main, Duncanville (I-20). Ramada Inn, 972-832-8911, 711 E. Camp Wisdom, Duncanville (I-30). Campgrounds: Joe Pool Lake, 972-299-2227. Cedar Hill (I-20). Hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Miscellaneous Info: Tournament will be conducted the same as the NFAA Redding Marked 3D Shoot. Additional Info: For a copy of a map and complete run-down of tournament format, please go to

2007 SOUTHERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 9-10, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

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

Longview Archery Club Longview, Texas From I-20 East or West, Exit 587, go north on Hwy 42 to FM 2206 (second light). Turn right, go approximately two miles, and turn right on Valentine Lane. Go to Rose Lane, turn right, and follow Rose to Longview Archery Club sign on right. Earl Johnson, 514 Berkshire Drive, Longview TX 75605. Tel: 903-758-1969 or 903-738-3222 Additional fee of $10.00 after June 2, 2007. At range on Friday, June 8, until 6:00 pm, or Saturday morning, 7:00 to 8:00 am. Saturday, June 9, 9:00 am: 28 Field. Sunday, June 10, 8:00 am: 14 Hunter and 14 Animal Holiday Inn Express, 903-663-6464. Quality Inn, 903-757-7858. Ramada Inn, 903-757-0500 Shallow Creek RV, 903-984-4513

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Sectional Tournament Info 2007 SOUTHEASTERN INDOOR SECTIONAL March 16-18, 2007 Host: Location: Directions:

Chickasaw Archery Club Pitts Point Road, Shepherdsville, KT 40165 Exit #117 I-65 (10 miles south of Louisville), then west on SR 44 about 4 miles. Left on Pitts Point Road 0.09 mile to range on left. Registration: Glen Baxter, 301 Whitley Road, Louisville, KY 40272 Tel: 502-361-9987. Deadline: March 11, 2007 Late Registration: At range. Late registration fees of $15 will apply Schedule: Friday: 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am, 12 noon, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Sunday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Accommodations: Motel 6, 800-486-8356. Days Inn, 800-329-7666. Super 8, 800-800-8000 Campgrounds: KOA, 800-562-1880. Grandma’s RV Camping, 502543-7023 Miscellaneous Info: Range has 18 lanes (36 shooters per session) Additional Contact: Frank Mosser, cell: 502-693-4362 or Glen Baxter, cell: 502-262-6738. All times are EST.

2007 SOUTHEASTERN OUTDOOR SECTIONAL June 16-17, 2007 Host: Location:

North Carolina Field Archery Association Durham County Wildlife Club, 3616 Hopson Rd, Morrisville, NC. 27560 Directions: Durham County Wildlife Club (DCWC) is about 7 miles west of Raleigh-Durham Airport. From Raleigh, take Exit 280 off I-40. Turn left (south) on Davis Drive, and go past SR 54 for about one mile. Then turn right at the light onto Hopson Road for about one mile, and then turn left at the brown wooden DCWC sign. Proceed on dirt road to club grounds. Alternately, from intersection of SR 54 and 55 in Durham, go south on SR 55 toward Apex. Pass thorough one traffic light, and turn left at next light onto TW Alexander Drive. [Reference point: TW Alexander is on left, Durham County Water Treatment facility is on right.] On TW Alexander, cross the bridge over the RR tracks, turn RIGHT onto Hopson Road, then turn right at the brown DCWC sign. Registration: Joe Rozmus, 116 Trappers Run Dr., Cary, NC. 27513. Tel: 919-468-7115; Cell: 919-606-5692. e-mail: Deadline: Postmarked by June 7, 2007 Late Registration: Friday, June 15th evening until 9:00 pm, or by 7:00 am Saturday morning at practice range shelter Schedule: Saturday: 8:00 am announcements, 8:30 am, 28 Field, and 2:00 pm 14 Animal. Sunday: 8:30 am announcements, 9:00 am, 28 Hunter Accommodations: There are many hotels in the area. Here are just a few: Days Inn –Airport/RTP, 1000 Airport Blvd, Morrisville, NC, 919-469-8688. Fairfield Inn By Marriot – Airport, 2750 Slater Rd., Morrisville, NC, 919-4682660. Hampton Inn, 1010 Airport Blvd, exit 284, Morrisville, NC, 919-462-1620. La Quinta, 1001 Hospitality Court, Morrisville, NC, 919-461-1771. Campgrounds: Falls Lake State Recreational Area, 13304 Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, 919-676-1027, 919-596-0639. Jordan Lake State Recreational Area, Off US 64, Apex, 919-362-0586. William B. Umstead State Park, Crabtree Creek, US 70, Raleigh, 919-571-4170. Reedy Creek: Harrison Blvd & I-40, Cary, 919-571-4170 Miscellaneous Info: The Durham County Wildlife Club is located in the heart of the Research Triangle Park, within minutes of Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and convenient to the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill areas of central North Carolina. There is fantastic shopping throughout the area. DCWC is more than just “a place to shoot.” The club has 96 acres of land, which includes an eleven acre lake complete with picnic tables and a large clubhouse. These are in addition to the well manicured shooting facilities. Forty acres of the property remain wooded, offering a serene

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respite from the pressures of life in the Triangle. There is skeet, trap, sporting clays, pistol and archery ranges. Shotgun shooting arrangements can be made with DCWC Members. The Archery Ranges are heavily wooded with mixed terrain. Several electrical camper hook ups are available at $10.00 per day. Primitive camping site will be available (no showers, potable water or dumping). Food service will be provided both days each morning and afternoon. Websites:,

2007 SOUTHEASTERN 3-D SECTIONAL August 4-5, 2007 Host: Location:

Ft Gordon Sportsman’s Club Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex (Range 14) Ft Gordon, GA. Directions/Special Instructions: If coming from I-20, get off at the Belair Rd/Dyess Pkwy, and go south to Gate 1 of Ft. Gordon. If coming from the south, take Tobacco Rd to Gate 5 of Ft Gordon. Have your drivers license/ID ready, and be prepared to stop for a vehicle inspection. If you have any firearms in the vehicle, make sure the firearm and ammunition are stored in separate sections in the vehicle, and to declare to the vehicle inspector that you have a firearm, and are going to Range 14. If coming in Gate 1, go to 25th St, turn left, past three stop signs. After the 3rd stop sign, the road changes name to Range Rd. Continue on Range Rd past a 4-way stop. Go past golf course and take first right, which will be Carter Rd. Follow the signs to Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex. If coming in Gate 5, take first left after service station onto Range Rd, and go to the 4-way stop sign, turn left, and follow above directions. There will be direction signs for Archery Tournament from both Gates 1 and 5 all the way to the range. Note: You must have vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and picture ID to enter the military installation. Registration: Thomas G. Boots, 6530 Robert Dr, Harlem, GA 30814, 706-556-3240; or Earl Watts, 3672 Larkin Rd SE, Dearing, GA 30808, 706-556-6145. Make checks payable to IMWRF. Deadline: July 28, 2007 Late Registration: At the range all day Friday and Saturday, and Sunday before 1st shooting time. Schedule: Both Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am assembly and 8:30 am shooting time, and then 12:30 pm assembly and 1:00 pm shooting time. There are two 25-target rounds ... one unmarked and one marked. May be shot in one day; however, everyone must shoot the unmarked first. Accommodations: There are numerous motels located at I-20 and Dyess Pkwy, which is straight out Ft Gordon’s Gate 1 approximately 5 miles. Campgrounds: There are some camping spaces with water and electrical located on the Post on a first come basis. You must check in at the Sportsman’s Complex for directions and availability. Additional Contact: For additional Information about the tournament and the surrounding area, contact Fred Perry, 706-7915078 or 706-833-2834.

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

Miscellaneous Info:

road to range. Traveling south on I-15 take Exit 275 (Orem 800 N. Street) Go east on 800 N. St. Exit 275 for approximately 4 miles to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Move to the left lane to merge onto US 189, and follow directions as above to range. Timpanogos Archers, c/o Roy Hampton, 568 North 500 West, Lehi, Utah, 84043 Tel: 801-768-3453. June 20, 2007 You may register at the shoot up to Friday, June 29. 6:30 am to 8:30 am, June 30. Late fee is $10.00. Saturday, 9:00 am, 28 Field plus 14 Animal. Sunday, 8:00 am, 28 Hunter. Provo Motels: Colony Inn, National 9 Inn, Sleep Inn. Dry camping on the range, 4-wheel drive must be used to pull trailers. Hope Campground, 10 Miles south of US 189 on Squaw Peak Road (Forest Service fee). Rock Canyon Campground, 12 miles south of US 189 on Squaw Peak Road (Forest Service fee). Reservation for Forest Service Campgrounds available by calling 1-877-444-6777. The one mile range road is a mountain road, passable by car at recommended speed of 5 mph. Due to the grade, 4-wheel drive must be used to pull camping trailers on the range. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PULL TRAILERS WITHOUT 4 WHEEL DRIVE ONTO THE RANGE.


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Timpanogos Archers Two miles south off US 189 (Provo Canyon Road) Club website, Traveling north on I-15, take Exit 266 (US 189, University Ave). Stay on University Ave for approximately 6 miles north to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Continue on US 189 about 3 miles to Squaw Peak Road, then turn south one mile, then left on Forest Service road at sign for one mile on unimproved

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his summer the Blue Sky Meadow Summer Camp and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints All Girls Summer Camp hired me to instruct the Summer Science Challenge Archery Instruction Camp. The solution to the problem of hooking kids on archery and promoting our great sport as a life-long venture or as a means to earn a trip to the Olympic games: summer camps. That’s right, summer camps. Summer camps could potentially train and help retain thousands of young archers every year. To give a bit of insight into the numbers of kids that could potentially be hooked on archery at summer camps, the following statistics were gathered by the ACA, the American Camping Association. The report shows an estimated ten million kids will attend one of the twelve thousand summer camps in the U.S. The majority of these camps hosted archery programs. Of the twelve thousand camps, about 2,500 are accredited. Summer camp enrollments are around eight to ten percent every year. My thought is, if three thousand summer camps (25% of the nation’s total) can each get eight kids hooked on archery every summer, we could be adding 24,000 new archers per year to our sport. The possibilities are 34 Archery Magazine February/March 2007

limitless, but only if we take the initiative to act. We need good coaches at these camps so the young archers have good experiences, not the often-unpleasant ones. Remember if we all work together we can make the sport we love one of the most popular in the nation.

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Every hunting season is very different and this year’s would be no exception. I have always wanted to take a tour out west and drive all the states and see the sights. I was in the process of a career change and for me it seemed like the perfect time to do it. Another dream of mine has been to put together a hunting DVD that was cutting edge and faster tempos than most videos out there. This also seemed like the ideal time to go forward with this as well. I teamed up with a good friend and a good hunter Darin Cooper. Combined we had nearly a dozen tags, two video cameras, two new bows, two trucks, two new Max 1 suits, some time off work and a serious thirst for taking down some big ones. With that in mind I made plans to kick off what I call the Dudley Western Tour (a.k.a. DWT). Our plans were to return home from the World Championship in Sweden and I would immediately pack up and head west stopping first in South Dakota. Darin would get home unpack target bows and repack hunting bows and head east to Wyoming. Eventually we would meet up in Idaho for an elk hunt on public land and hopefully ad more footage to the collection. This is going to be the hunting season that we have both dreamed of and what I feel most guys my age dream of.


t was a long night of packing for me on the 8th of September. I had just returned from the World Championship in Sweden and had only a day to get ready for leaving for South Dakota to finally start my long awaited hunting season. Normally I start a little earlier than this, but with the World Champs running so late I had no choice. I was crawling around in the basement, attic, bedroom and archery room. I don’t know why I never properly put everything away when season is over. It was like a scavenger hunt finding all the items I needed for this trip. Nevertheless, I got everything loaded in the Toyota about midnight and managed to get about five hours of sleep before having to leave and head west to meet my buddies and then continue to South Dakota. I love to head west in the mornings and have the sun at my back and get to see the new day from the beginning. It’s amazing to see all God’s creations with pinkish colors of 36 Archery Magazine February/March 2007


the new sunrise. The weather was a little chilly for this time of year. Normally I can wear only light clothing and still be sweating. However, this time I would need heavier clothing for sure.

and I made it in about 10 hours. The scenery was excellent and I saw many good animals along the way. Once I checked into the motel I headed out to the area where I hunt to greet the landowner and also take an inventory of the quality of animals that were roaming about on this man’s property. I would strongly encourage this for hunters that aren’t quiet sure how big of an animal should be considered a “shooter.” Some years I have driven around John Dudley and his South Dakota goat. this 10-square-mile area A cold front was on the horizon and seen many booner class and the winds were strong out animals. Other years I haven’t of the north. My contacts from seen such a good top end class South Dakota had informed me of trophy. This would be one of that it was the driest I would those years. I drove for about 3 have ever seen it. My farmer hours and glassed all the herds there is mainly a hay farmer and in the area. I assume that the he said he hadn’t had any hay to dry conditions on this farmer’s cut since June—it had been that place was the cause for a limited dry. I thought that may play into number of animals as compared my favor and make water holes to past years. I made the decia preferred method of hunting. sion at that point to take a shot My drive was about 600 miles at any P&Y class animal that to the little motel I normally stay presented itself. in. It went very fast, though, After taking the inventory, Archery Magazine February/March 2007 37

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ we went to the farmer’s along. To my right there I could see my nice antelope buck on the first home and caught up on were two lone bucks also nice wide goat day. I was happy to see my new how things had gone the feeding. I thought right laying there hunting equipment was ready past year. Nothing much away that I was in a good expired. I was for the season and couldn’t wait seems to change out there. situation already because so happy and for my next hunt, which is a The local schoolhouse had maybe that dominant couldn’t believe whitetail hunt in the great state closed, so now the farmers buck may run over to run that my an- of Montana on the coveted Milk in that area had to drive off these smaller bucks. telope season River. Stay tuned for DWT Part nearly 80 miles round trip Another chance would lasted a total of II. Happy hunting. per day to take their kids be if one of these bucks less than one to school in the closest big wanted to head over to hour. What town. I couldn’t imagine a large herd to challenge made things View of antelope from John Dudley’s blind. dealing with that with the the herd buck. Either sceeven better open area—where I can see or cost of fuel and minimal yield was that I had be seen for miles in each direc- nario would lead someone close John Dudley and his previous year’s goat. on the areas crops. However, enough to me to possibly want the opportution—and put out a few doe like anything in life, they have decoys. Years ago a good friend to come and take a look at my nity to film the was checking the horizons adjusted and deal with it. Mr. of mine, Jerrod Hoff, told me fine looking ladies I had set up around him and looking at the whole thing myself for a DVD Marshall told me that only one I plan on putting together. does opposite him. I thought of this tactic, using cardboard around me. After about 20 minwater hole was open for us to he was about to challenge the doe decoys around the blind utes, the larger buck of the two hunt on and the others needed to my right decided to run off I packed up my belongings dominancy of the herd buck. I instead of decoying using buck to be left to the cattle. Since I the smaller one that was with was just waiting for him to get and headed to my truck. After decoys. It is a good philosophy had harvested several nice an- for several reasons. One, dur- him. It was humorous to watch at an angle to where he would packing up the gear, I got out telope in the past, I offered the my camera and took advanget a good look at my decoys. ing this time of year the bucks them run as fast as lightning for water hole to my buddies. They He was about 300 yards away tage of the overcast sky and are either herding up does or as far as I could watch them. At were excited about it and we being run off of herds. Either that point I focused a lot of my when he finally locked on to my took some great photos of my went out to that spot just before trophy. It was funny because decoys. He took a few looks and way, when a buck comes within attention to the main herd to dark and set up their blind. The my left. The buck in that group my hunting buddies had made looked around him a few times. range to see several lonesome antelope were definitely com- does without a buck, they come was getting pretty active movIt was just more than he could a joke the day before and said, ing in based on the number of ing his does around and also bear and the next thing I knew “Watch, you’ll be the one to by to take a look. This method tracks that were there around moving them closer to me. he was running towards me. tag out first and you’re not has produced several nice goats the water hole. We headed back for me and is a very productive I had a morning meal conIt took all of about 10 seconds even on a water hole.” Well beinto town to our motel and ate for him to be within 50 yards of ing the good friend that I am, I method. I carried out my card- sisting of a protein bar and bota nice meal at the local pub and tle of water and continued to my decoys and stopped broad- made my way over to the area board decoys, blind, bow and easily fell asleep. watch the buck move his does side staring at my decoys. As I where they were sitting and backpacked into the same field The alarm seemed to go off around. I took another look to was confirming distance with called them up on the radio. that had produced on the first too early the next morning. my right and to my surprise that my Nikon Rangefinder, I could We laughed about my luck beday for the past two years. The previous day’s drive had see him looking from one doe ing so good and I wished them It was a nice morning, with larger buck had now come back taken its toll on me. However, only a light variable breeze and from his journey running that to the next waiting for one of luck on sitting there for the the adrenaline from the first satellite buck off. He was acting day. After that I headed over them to react to him coming in. cool temperatures. As soon as official morning of the 2006 pretty aggressive, making severBefore he knew what had hap- to the farm house and showed there was enough light to see, hunting season overpowered I noticed several antelope with- al scrapes and marking his area. pened, my arrow found its mark Mr. Marshall my trophy and whatever grogginess I had in sight. To my left was a large He was moving towards that then took care of processing and he took off like a rocket. He when I first woke. My plan for main group of antelope and ulonly made it about 60 yards be- the animal. I guess three is a herd of maybe 40 does and one this day’s hunt was to do what charm because this was the fore piling up into a big cloud nice buck. They were about 800 timately closer to me as well. He I had done so many times. This seemed pretty focused on findthird time in a row that South of dust. When the dust cleared yards away and were just feeding is to set up my blind in a large ing some girls and constantly Dakota had produced a very 38 Archery Magazine February/March 2007

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New Badger Pro Am Event Slated

may 19 & 20, 2007


he Wisconsin Field Archery Association and Wisconsin Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau Sports Marketing Commission announce a new Archery event, The Badger Pro Am, scheduled for May 19 and 20, 2007 in Robinson Park Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Additional sponsorships are available and will be added as will a vendor display area.

The event will feature a V Formation format with guaranteed first place prize money for Male Compound Open of $1,000 and $500 for Bowhunter Freestyle, $500 for Senior Freestyle, $250 Womens Compound Open, and $250 Fingers. There will an open class that will be flighted and classes for children and young adults. Registration will open after January 1st, 2007 and

forms will be available online at www.wfaa-archery. com. Robinson Park is located just off of state Highway 54 in Wisconsin Rapids and features family friendly facilities (playgrounds, indoor restrooms) as well as a picturesque setting for this event. Lodging is available within one mile of the venue-see for maps and details.

Ragsdale’s Straight Shots continued from page 15 Think about it, when you unwittingly use that arrow # 10 which always hits high-left it really means you lose a point or two automatically each time it is shot. That could be 28 or more points right off the top just on a field round. I love it when I discover such an arrow because not only is my score certain to improve but in my view it is “THE ONLY LEGITIMATE EXCUSE THERE IS IN ARCHERY!” ALL RIGHT, SETUP TIME IS OVER, IT’S TIME TO SHOOT. So here we are, right back at “SQUARE-ONE” trying to help everyone understand that you can’t just “buy a score over the counter” or excel by continually adjusting on everything until suddenly one day you magically start scoring perfectly. Remember now, this “exact same hole at all distances” test for hunters and the “exactly where it was aimed” evaluation for competitors cannot really be conducted until the archer-operator learns to both continually carry out their part of the equation without fail and also becomes skilled enough to know and admit when they have not.” 42 Archery Magazine February/March 2007

Here are some thoughts I suggest you always keep in mind as you work to become a better shooter: A. “No other single entity can make a bow more cooperative than to equip it with the most compatible arrow spine you can possibly achieve.” This heads the list as Robert’s Rules of Archery as, Rule #1.” B. “There is no such thing as ‘close enough’ and every shot is either a hit or a miss and there is nothing inbetween.” As Robert’s Rules of Archery #2, this states that it is wise to work with the attitude that any hit not at absolutely dead-center can still be improved upon. C. Understand that no specific bow design can really do much more than “determine the velocity of your projectile.” Comprehend that the archer is in absolute control and totally responsible for attending to every detail pertinent to achieving perfect accuracy. (Robert’s Rules of Archery, Rule #4.) D. Numbering every arrow to keep track of which ones do not group with the others may serve to both increase and maintain your level of accuracy. Expecting accuracy from untested arrows is extremely unwise. (Robert’s Rule #5) Archery Magazine February/March 2007 43

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Gillingham—Twice is Nice



trees, wonderfully warm weather, no wind (not even a breeze), archers dressed in shorts basking in the sun between shots! It’s November for goodness sakes!! But it‘s also Mesquite, Nevada! What a perfect weekend to hold an outdoor shoot and the participants of the first Sportsmans Big Sky Open – Mesquite, loved it! The Big Sky Open is designed in a V-Formation; an outside version of indoor shooting where the archers can watch each other, converse and have an abnormally good time while competing. It’s wonderful to get the spectators

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involved and have a tournament that exemplifies the promotion of outdoor target shooting. If you feel up to the challenge, you might be able to figure a way to beat the odds of the elements. In Mesquite, however, there was nothing hindering the arrows flight to the target. Remarkable, but there wasn’t a perfect recorded on the colored targets. This could have the place and the year! A favorite event of the Big Sky Open is our unique “GoForIt” clay pigeon team event. Mesquite is a town that is game for anything, so we decided to make it just a bit different from the one held in

By Tootie Brabec Grand Junction. Yes, its November and the sun goes down early, so everyone shot under the baseball high-voltage light system. Travelers on I-15 had a hard time believing what they were seeing as they passed down the interstate and would enthusiastically honk as they went by. Was it fun? You bet! And to add something extra to the event, gaming chips from the nearby casinos were awarded to some lucky archers who did extremely well in breaking the clay pigeons they shot at. Under the lights, Friday evening, as archers picked their way continued on page 48 Archery Magazine February/March 2007 47

through the yardages, team numbers were drawn and those which were picked, held up the line for others to watch while the competitors tried to hit their targets for some extra prize money. No one won, but they had a great time trying, so the chips were saved for Saturday’s second team event. Four perfects on the clay pigeons were recorded from Tom Crowe, Kevin Wilkey, Brian Bowers and Tim Gillingham. As the weekend progressed, the scores did as well. Ohioan Jamie Van Natta and Diane Davis were no strangers to the colored targets/yardages and shot within a point of each other on Saturday. Tim Gillingham scored to the forefront with Roger Hoyle pacing behind. Warren Buck of Canada was doing his best to keep up with Tom Crowe in the Mens Senior Division, but succumbed to second with Donald Snipes of Nevada trailing in third. Judd Wathen of Utah kept a good lead over Gary Cowart and Tony Mansfield in the Mens Bowhunter Division. So, whoever was in front stayed in front throughout the competition! No upsets as far as the leaders were concerned. Of course you don’t know what is

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going to happen on the second day, especially in Mesquite and we aren’t talking weather here! Since Mesquite is a gaming town, the coordinators the Big Sky Open wanted to give the archers a little more “action” and came up with the “Gold Shot” for the colored targets. Bale numbers were drawn throughout the weekend giving 31 archers some “jingle” for their pockets as they won gaming chips for their gold center shots. Hope they increased their winnings when they found time to spend them. Wouldn’t that be great if they managed to beat the odds and made them pay 20 to one? We’ll probably never know. Garry Lampshire said he hit it big Friday evening, but hey! This is Mesquite! The “GoForIt” teams were now the main event of the Big Sky Open as team numbers were again drawn to see if the archers could place their arrows in the center of the clay pigeons and break the jackpot! It didn’t happen. Thinking the money would probably be put into a savings for next year, the last team number was drawn and a father/daughter team, Carl and Lisa Speakman suddenly had to show their stuff. Everyone was

watching! Up to this point, the “Super S’s” were not having much luck at ‘breaking clays’ when they stepped up to the 65 yard target and one by one aimed at the mini clay pigeons. Lisa shot first, and low and behold – she hit it! The on-looking crowd couldn’t believe their eyes and whooped and hollered “Atta Girl, Lisa!” Carl looked at his daughter, let out his breath and pulled back taking dead aim. The pressure was on. Certainly he couldn’t let his daughter get ahead of him, as pride made Carl hang in there and when he let the arrow go, you could have heard a pin drop as everyone was holding their breath, wanting this to be Carl’s best shot ever. He didn’t let anyone down, including himself as he and Lisa ran with their winnings. The next day, he stated that “it didn’t last long”, but that’s okay, Carl. The memory of those beautiful shots will last a lifetime in everyone’s mind that witnessed the event. What fun! Tim Gillingham won both Big Sky Opens – Grand Junction/Mesquite and was given a bonus of $500 to add to the $2000 guaranteed first place money. No sweat, no tears, no new record and no perfect scores for the colored target rounds. However, he did shoot two perfect scores in the “GoForIt” Team event. That is very commendable, especially since the clay pigeon is smaller than the gold of the colored target. Jamie VanNatta, sponsored by Specialty Archery Products, won over Becky Pearson and Diane Davis. Jamie fell three points the second day, but it wasn’t enough to bring her competition within a tighter range and she kept her lead. Becky, on the other hand, squeezed past Diane to land second.

Tom Crowe had no doubt in his mind that he would win the Mens Senior Division before he even registered to shoot the Big Sky Open in Mesquite and that is just what he did! Doug Newbury, freshly out of California, was trailing in fifth place on Saturday (onepoint behind Frank Pearson), but did a 90 degree turn on Sunday and landed second place by onepoint over Don Snipes. The old guys have still got it! The line-up of Champions continues: Randy Brabec (FSL); Judd Wathen (BHFS); Lisa Tenbrook (BHFS); Lana Lynde (BHFSL); Ed Eliason (CL); Lynn Walter (CL). All were awarded goblets, boxes and such to remember their first Big Sky Open in Mesquite, which portrayed decks of cards. In the Mens Flights, Benton Christensen of Idaho topped the other three flights with a score of 1138. Lindsay Christensen was number one in the Womens Flights with an 1105. The phenomenal young archer, Shaun Larsen was Youth Champion for the second Big Sky Open – Mesquite shooting a score of 1117. Larsen also won the Big Sky Open in Grand Junction. Mattie Charlesworth traveled to Mesquite to win her second one of the year, shooting a 779. Doug Petty of Nevada, who has been to so very many of the past Big Sky Open tournaments, sadly related that this would be his last one to participate in due to complicated health problems. The Big Sky Open treasures the friendship of the archers who come to compete and have a good time. You will be missed Doug, but the best to you from all the archers. The Big Sky Open-Mesquite thanks our sponsors: Sportsmans Warehouse; The Oasis, Virgin River, and CasaBlanca Hotels and Casinos; Martin Archery; Rocky

Mountain Bowstrings; Specialty Archery Products; US Archer magazines; Jake’s Archery; and Gold Tip, Inc. for helping us with this fine competitive tournament. Also thank you to all who bought bale ads and donated door prizes. It is greatly appreciated. To those who help us organized and administer this tournament, Myron & Ann Peters; Jeff & Linda Cell; Mike & Bylnda McDonald; Tia McCaffery; Randy Brabec, Mitch Holmes, Jim Law and Carl Speakman – we can’t tell you enough how we appreciate all your good help and involve-

ment. It is appreciated! Planning a second Big Sky Open had its shaky moments, but it went off without a hitch and everyone is really looking forward to next year. We hope any that missed out on this tournament will be able to make plans and join us November 2, 3 and 4 of 2007. For more information and results of the Big Sky Open Tournaments, log on to See you next year! RESULTS BEGIN ON PAGE 50

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2006 Big Sky Open Final Standings MESQUITE, NEVADA • November 2006

Championship Freestyle Unlimited MEN Tim Gillingham - UT 591 581 1172 1st $2,000.00 plus $500 Bonus for winning both Big Sky’s“Bonus, Goblet, Box” Roger Hoyle - UT 584 581 1165 2nd $900.00 Logan Wilde - ID 581 580 1161 3rd $700.00 Kevin Wilkey - UT 581 578 1159 4th $500.00 Reo Wilde - ID 579 578 1157 Zak Kurtzhals - UT 579 572 1151 Cabe Johnson - OR 573 572 1145 Brian Bowers - CO 580 565 1145 Mike Gerard - UT 571 571 1142 Bernie Ortiz - CA 560 568 1128 Jeremy Crowther - UT 560 561 1121 Justin Ahrens - NV 550 560 1110 Bill Pelligrino-CO 0 0 0 Kelly Pickering-UT 0 0 0 Championship Freestyle Unlimited WOMEN Jamie Van Natta - OH 573 570 1143 1st $700.00 “plus Goblet, Box” Becky Pearson - AZ 569 562 1131 Diane Davis - UT 572 556 1128 Championship Freestyle Limited MEN Randy Brabec - CO 552 564 1116 1st $500.00 “plus Box, Card Clock” Bob Cunningham - OR 508 519 1027 Championship Senior Freestyle Unlimited MEN Tom Crowe - OR 586 577 1163 1st $750.00

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“plus Box, Goblet” Doug Newbury - CA 552 569 1121 2nd Donald Snipes - NV 560 560 1120 3rd Warran Buck - AB CAN 571 547 1118 4th Dee Wilde - ID 560 554 1114 5th Frank Pearson - AZ 551 563 1114 5th Bill Rucker - CO 557 549 1106 Gene Bates - NM 550 547 1097 Carl Speakman - CO 529 556 1085 Roger Warr - UT 532 541 1073 Jim Pickering - UT 553 519 1072 Garry Lampshire - CO 524 521 1045 Ben Rogers-CA 0 0 0 Championship Bowhunter Freestyle Limited WOMEN Lana Lynde - ND 367 349 716 1st Championship Bowhunter Freestyle Unlimited MEN Judd Wathen - UT 563 571 1134 1st “plus Goblet, Box” Gary Cowart - UT 558 552 1110 2nd Tony Mansfield - CO 549 549 1098 3 Roy Hampton - UT 545 545 1090 Kenny Sowell - CO 530 546 1076 Bret Moran - AZ 542 525 1067 Kerry Baird - ID 522 532 1054 Championship Bowhunter Freestyle Unlimited WOMEN Lisa Tenbrook - CO 499 527 1026 1st “plus Goblet, Box” Championship Classic Limited MEN Edwin Eliason - UT 501 526 1027 1st plus Box Championship Classic Limited WOMEN Lynn Walter - CO 450 385 835 1st plus Box Flight 1 MEN Benton Christensen - ID 567 571 1138 1st Dusty Powers - UT 569 566 1135 2nd Mike Leonard - NM 562 564 1126 3rd Gary Curl - OR 565 550 1115 Richard Buttner - NV 555 556 1111 Ben Duke - UT 556 553 1109 Jay Benard - UT 547 559 1106 Stewart Bowman - AZ 549 551 1100 Robert Asay - AZ 546 549 1095 Rod Weaver - UT 549 486 1035 Flight 1 WOMEN Lindsay Christensen - ID 558 547 1105 1st Amber Christensen - ID 526 533 1059 2nd Lisa Speakman - CO 520 533 1053 3rd Tricia Hampton - UT 515 525 1040 Kris Weaver - UT 497 517 1014 Helen Buck - AB Canada 472 510 982 Danielle Jones - UT 483 441 924 Flight 2 MEN Tyler Tenbrook - CO 542 553 1095 1st LeRoy Dukes - OR 543 547 1090 2nd Brandon Van Tassell - UT 538 551 1089 3rd Russ Necaise - UT 545 543 1088 Casey Frigetto - CO 543 541 1084 Kevin Adamson - UT 532 550 1082 Jim Merrill - OR 542 537 1079 Adolph Corona - CO 541 538 1079

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Bowhunting Legislature ★ ★ ★

N E W S by Tim Atwood, Bowhunting and Conservation Chairman

New Jersey Activist Gets Jail Term for Harassing Hunters A New Jersey woman and three other antihunting activists were sentenced for obstructing two bear hunters during the 2005 New Jersey bear hunting season. Angie Metler of Vernon, New Jersey, was sentenced to 40 days in jail and ordered to pay a $300 fine. Her accomplices, Albert Kazemain, Theresa Fritzges and Janet Piszar were also ordered to pay similar fines. Kazemian incurred additional fines for resisting arrest. Metler and the other activists were arrested after they repeatedly harassed two hunters,

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William Devin and Jon White. The hunters reported the harassment to Wawayanda State

It is a tremendous tribute to the

living wall to commemorate its

Park officer Walter Sanford, who accompanied

deep and abiding commitment

support to the U.S. Sportsmen’s

the hunters into the woods on the day of the

the NFAA has for the right of

Alliance work. The wall is a living


American outdoorsmen. The

recognition of all those who have

National Field Archery Associa-

provided the financial support to

tion name will appear on the U.S.

ensure that the rights of hunters

Sportsmen’s alliances lifetime

will endure.

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Recently, the activists dropped charges they had filed against Devine and White in order to gain favor with the prosecution. The activists claimed the hunters menaced them by point-

1. ATWOOD’S LAW OF HIGH SCORE The only people who care about your score are archers who bettered it. 2. ATWOOD’S HINDSIGHT LAW The best way to shoot the 3-D target will become obvious as soon as the 3-D target is completed. 3. ATWOOD’S LAW OF ARCHERY WAGERING A sandbagger and your money will soon join forces. 4. ATWOOD’S LAW OF IMPROVEMENT A “c” class shooter who sets his sights high will remain a “c” class shooter. 5. ATWOOD MAXIN It is easier to get water to flow uphill than to get sympathy for a missed shot. 6. ATWOOD’S COPY CAT RULE Archers who try to emulate Fred Bear, Ben Pearson, or Doug Walker simultaneously will resemble none of them. 7. ATWOOD’S SECOND LAW OF SCORE The ability of an archer to break 300 is inversely proportional to the number of archery pins on his hat.

ing a gun at them during the confrontation. Archery Magazine February/March 2007 53

Sportsmen Fight Hunger in Local Communities

California Bill Reinforces State Control Over Wildlife California Bill Reinforces State Control Over Wildlife A California Assembly bill that prevents a patchwork of local wildlife regulations across the state has advanced in the legislature. Assembly Bill 2146, sponsored by Assemblyman Joe Canciamilla, D-Pittsburg, will forbid a city or county from adopting an ordinance that impacts the taking of fish and game unless it is necessary to protect public health and safety and it has an inconsequential effect upon the regulation of wildlife reserved to the state. The bill moved to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water after passing the Assembly on May 30 by a vote of 76 to 1. According to the bill, a local government may consult with the Department of Fish and Game to petition the Fish and Game commission to adopt a regulation if the ordinance does not meet the noted requirements. The bill further establishes a process for commission review of a local agency’s proposal. The passage of AB2146 will make it more difficult for animal rights groups to achieve their political agenda through local governments. It helps prevent a patchwork of wildlife regulations that will be detrimental to sportsmen and wildlife. Assembly bill 2146 is supported by the California Fish and Game Commission, as well as local, state and national sportsmen’s groups. Take Action! California sportsmen should contact their senators today in support of AB 2146. Explain that the power to regulate hunting and fishing is best left in the hands of state wildlife professionals. To find your legislator, call (916) 445-4251 or sue the Legislative Action Center at 54 Archery Magazine February/March 2007

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 6, 2005—As part of its ongoing efforst toward ending hunger, the SCI Foundation has proclaimed November 13-19, 2006 as its fourth annual Sportsman Against Hunger Week. SCIF is once again challenging North American sportsmen and women to donate a portion of their harvests from this hunting season to the hungry for their communities. “The turnout last year was incredible. Hunters everywhere did a wonderful job helping SCIP battle hunger in their communities,” said SCIF Executive Director Tom Riley. “We are asking them to go above and beyond again this year. Hunters have the power to make hunger a thing of the past, and SCIF is happy to give them the opportunity.” Sportsmen Against Hunger is active in all 50 U.S. states, parts of Canada and in several countries around the world. Launched in 1989, this much-emulated program is supported by SCI’s international network of almost 180 chapters, over 48,000 SCI members and other sportsmen who establish local drives, fundraisers and other program support efforts. Last year, those who participated in Sportsmen Against Hunger Week provided the hungry across the United States with an overwhelming 79,139 pounds of processed game meat. This year, SCIF is looking to blow that number away by encouraging the outdoor sporting community to give even more of this high-protein, low-fat food resource. Sportsmen and women who are unsure where to take their harvests for donation can look to SCIF’s online databases of nearly 400 licensed game processors and over 300 relief organizations across the United States that use wild game for local hunger programs. These easy-to-use databases are located at Many of the processing companies and relief organizations are willing to pay for part or all of the processing and/or transportation costs.

Bowhunting Coalition Meets Forty representatives of 30 state and provincial-level bowhunting organizations attended the annual meeting of the North American Bowhunting Coalition held at the Pope & Young Club’s headquarters in Chatfield, Minnesota last August. Conferees discussed important bowhunting issues and charted action on a number of concerns including assisting the aging and physically challenged bowhunter, Sunday hunting, crossbows in bow season and high fence hunting. Rick Story, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, updated the group on antihunting initiatives of the Humane Society of the United States and the pressing issues of state-level sportsmen’s organizations. Story highlighted legislation that would expand bowhunting in some states and legislation that would restrict bowhunting in others. He illustrated the need for members to get involved locally, as well, by focusing on anti-bowhunting ordinances that have been passed in several cities. The state of Alaska will become the 40th state to implement the National Archery in the Schools Program, so reported Roy Grimes, NASP National Director. The rapidly growing school archery program is expected to reach 700,000 students by the end of the year. Kevin Stay, NASP coordinator for Brennan Industries, make of the Genesis bow, said nine additional states have an NASP program in the planning stages.

Wisconsin Bowhunter Association’s Mike and Rose Brust unveiled the NABC’s new website with a live Internet download from Coalition project directors reported on the completion of important action items. Gary Socola, New York Bowhunters, briefed the coalition members on the CD-formatted “Adaptive Equipment for the Aging or Physically Challenged Bowhunter” program. The CD illustrates the different ways conventional bows can be adapted for use by disabled and aging bowhunters. It will be widely distributed and is currently available for download on the NABC website. Steve Link, Washington State Bowhunters, outlined how state/provincial organizations can increase their productivity and effectiveness. Link’s 14-point presentation emphasized the best practices that have been utilized by successful bowhunting groups. Terry Receveur, Indiana Bowhunters Association, presented a descriptive seminar on high fence hunting and David Tetzlaff, president of the Traditional Bowhunters of Florida, directed a lively discussion following his presentation on the World Hunting Association’s concept of competitive, televised hunting. NABC members enclosures, labeling this venture as an affront to fair chase hunting.

Michigan Governor Signs Hunter Recruitment Bills Lansing—the Governor of Michigan gave hunter recruitment in her state a shot in the arm recently when she signed two bills designed to boost the number of new hunters entering the field. Gov. Jennifer Grandholm signed HB 5192 and SB 1105. Both bills are part of Families Afield, a program designed by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to recruit young hunters into the sport by lowering or eliminating unnecessary age restrictions. Senate Bill 1105, sponsored by Sen. Michelle McManus, R-Leelanau, co-chair of the Michigan State Sportsmen’s Caucus, creates an apprentice hunting license which allows people to be introduced to hunting under direct supervision of a licensed adult hunter before completing hunter education. To become fully licensed and hunt alone, the new hunter must complete a hunter education course. Archery Magazine February/March 2007 55

by Tim Atwood, NFAA Bowhunting and Conservation Chairman



y dad was my outdoor teacher and he helped me form a bond and

to match my skills, my thoughts, and my senses

needed protein and it lacks the physically mental

love for the out-of-doors. That will never be broken. He taught me

against those of the animals, which I seek. I do

and spiritual process of a bowhunting trip.

about basic sportsmanship, hunting rules, and about taking care of

not bowhunt to kill but rather I kill only to allow

Hunting is a tradition of our country. It is a tradi-

and respected game you hunted and were lucky enough to kill. Finally, he taught

me the experience of the bowhunt. And because

tion of small towns and rural communities and it

me only to kill what I could use or eat.

of the experiences I have had while bowhunting I

is part of the fabric, which weaves the community

have become a conservationist... as have millions

together. Hunting will continue in the future for

and millions of others like myself.

it is hunters and no one else, who are responsible

The world is quit different now from when I was a child and I grew older, the world seems to continue to get even more complex. For me bowhunting provides a haven for my spirit and a form of renewal for my soul. Bowhunting to me is spe-

Today, bow hunting as many who have be-

for the present status of the wild life resources.

cial time of peace freedom and challenge and a breakaway from phones, people,

come removed from nature, who no longer un-

As to our future we as individuals must take on

and meetings. Mostly I bow hunt alone and from the moment I slip out of my car

derstand the basic ecological process that governs

the responsibility of educating our children, to-

and walk into the mountains and smell the fur and the pine tree forest and watch

our earth and all of its inhabitants, are threaten-

morrow’s generation, by sharing with them the

the morning sky turn from black to gray to pale pink as I walk along and see the

ing a sport. Going to the local grocery store to

out door experiences like bowhunting, fishing,

early morning frost glisten on the leaves of the plants as the first rays of the sun

purchase plastic wrapped hamburger and ribs

and camping. We must become teachers to our

break over the tip of the mountain. I become immersed physically mentally and

is a far different process then bow hunting for

children and other people’s children (as my dad

spiritually in the outdoor experience surrounding me. I become, not an observer

days on end for an elk. Super market shopping

was to me), for this more then anything else will

of nature, but rather a participant. I become part of the age old predator/prey

certainly is a far more passive mode of obtaining

protect the tradition of bowhunting In America.

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