Article reprinted from Bowhunter.com, by Dan Staton
On a hunt last year for Bowhunter TV, I had a bull elk in my lap for over three minutes, while all the brush in the state of Montana conspired against me as it hid the bull’s vitals. My muscles quivered as I held perfectly still at full draw and the bull glared holes through me and cameraman Larry D. Jones.
Article reprinted from Archerytrade.org, posted by Taylor Walston
Fox News Features Bowhunter Cameron Hanes
Professional bowhunter Cameron Hanes (pictured above) shared with Fox News how he got his start, and his views on hunting.
Hanes didn’t dream of making a living as a hunter, but he did dream of using his love of the outdoors to write about hunting. His options increased when he discovered bowhunting during his teens.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 NABA Reno Trade Show Give-A-Way Program drawing that was held this last February!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 20th Anniversary NABA Reno Trade Show on February 12th – 14th. It was a great success with the best attendance ever! Here are a few photos highlighting some of the events. Read more
NABA member dealer Ray Wurdinger from Pacific Crest Archery, Inc. in Salem, Oregon was able to take a record-setting ram in his Oregon big horn hunt this Fall. Read more
Article reprinted from Archery360.com by Archery 360 Contributors
Photo: Shane Indrebo
The first nationwide archery survey showed that 18.9 million Americans age 18 and older participated in archery and/or bowhunting in 2012.
The Archery Trade Association (ATA) recently released the results of the new survey, which was conducted in the same way as Gallup polls. The findings about archery participation and equipment use are scientifically accurate and not estimates from other data.
Article reprinted from Archery360.com by Patrick Durkin
Photo: Luke Hopkins, StandUpJournal.com
Bowfishing has been growing in popularity in recent years as more beginning archers look for fun shooting opportunities for spring and summer. As with almost everything in archery, you can get into bowfishing at nearly any price point you choose. For basic equipment, some archers simply buy a kit that includes:
Article reprinted from Archery360.com by Teresa Johnson
May is “What’s Next” month at Field & Stream magazine and, judging by its cover, women are the next big thing in outdoor sports and conservation. Eva Shockey, bowhunting celebrity and TV host, is the first woman to grace the publication’s cover in 30 years. Read more
Article reprinted from Forbes.com by Ethan Gach
For much of popular culture, 2012 was the year of the bow. Between the Avengers‘ Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), as well as Brave‘s Merida, archery as a means of self-defense coupled with self-expression retook the public’s imagination.
Interest in the sport is up across the board, with membership in the country’s National Governing Body for the Olympic sport alone having doubled since 2011. Archery was also the most watched sport during the first week of NBC’s 2012 Olympic Games coverage. But what exactly is behind the public’s recent embrace of the sometimes deadly skill, and how does its real life practice compare to its depiction in popular media?