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ARROWS & COMPONENTS
The new Easton FMJ Match™ micro-diameter 4MM is designed specifically toward the high-performance world of competitive compound and recurve archery.

ATTRACTANTS & SUPPLEMENTS
With a dramatically stronger scent than corn, in addition to better nutrition and protein, BIG&J is the go-to brand for deer managers and hunters looking to draw in bucks and help them reach their potential.

BOWFISHING
A bow angler fishing in a private gravel pit near Redwood Falls Sunday caught the largest invasive carp recorded in Minnesota. The bighead carp measured 47 1/2 inches in length and weighed 61.7 pounds.

CAMO
Realtree Star Wars Tees by Dynasty Apparel are now available at Kohl's so Star Wars fans can show the world that not only is the force strong within them, but so is their love of the hunt.

CATEGROY
Zanders Sporting Goods, a national distributor located in Sparta, Ill., has appointed co-owner Kathy Zanders-Stellhorn to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and new hire Marc Ziebold as Director of Accounting.

CROSSSBOWS
The Darton Toxin 100 is new for 2017 and marks a few firsts for the Toxin lineup – as the physically lightest in Darton's crossbow line at 6.8-pounds and shortest with a measurement of 31-3/4 inches end-to-end.

CWD
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced regulation changes to address the increasing threat that chronic wasting disease (CWD) presents to the state's deer and elk.

EVENTS
Rinehart Targets®, manufacturers of durable and lifelike 3-D archery targets, has announced its popular Rinehart R100 Shoot will be coming to Sturbridge, Mass. June 24-25.
Don't miss the upcoming Arizona Get Outdoors Expos in Flagstaff, June 24-25, and Scottsdale, July 15-16.

INDUSTRY
Bear & Son Cutlery has signed Wild West Marketing to expand relationships and sales opportunities throughout the West Coast with its four brands: GATCO Sharpeners, Bear OPS, Bear Edge and Bear & Son Cutlery.
PRADCO Outdoor Brands, an industry leader featuring treestands, game cameras, game calls, scents, attractants, feeders and numerous fishing lure brands, announces the appointment of Brian Malone to the newly created position of Director of Brand Management.
Bear & Son Cutlery officially names Alliance Sports Group as the new East Coast sales group for GATCO Sharpeners, Bear OPS, Bear Edge and Bear & Son Cutlery brands.
Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) announces the promotion of Bill Osborn to Executive Vice President of Networks Group.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Alliance Outdoor Group, an industry leader in treestands, hunting E-Bikes, and hunting accessories is currently seeking a Sourcing Director to add to its Apple Valley, Minn.-based team.

LEGISLATION
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law Knife Rights' bipartisan Texas Knife Law Reform Bill, HB 1935, that repeals all "illegal knives" in Texas statute.

NEW BOWS
If you're new to target archery or ready to take your experience to the next level, the Diamond Medalist 38 offers superior technology, tunability and forgiveness that allows new and seasoned shooters alike to dominate the competition.
Diamond Archery introduces the Carbon Knockout, a women's bow featuring cutting-edge innovations unmatched by any other bow in its class. Lightweight and deadly accurate, the Carbon Knockout delivers incredible performance for the serious huntress.

NEW PRODUCTS
If you are a farmer, rancher or hunter who's looking to save time and your back, the Realtree® 12 cu. Half-Ton Hauler Lift-Assist and Swivel Utility Dump Cart, now available at Orscheln Farm & Home Stores®, can help.
Now available for the iPhone 7, the LifeProof FRĒ phone case comes in a variety of Realtree Camo options and comes equipped with a built-in scratch protector that seals away the display to survive the dirtiest, roughest, grittiest terrain.

ONLINE
Airing exclusively on Mossy Oak's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning June 15, each episode of "Family Tree" will feature a family within Mossy Oak and what it means to them to pass on outdoors traditions as well as reflection on hunts and special times outdoors.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Pope and Young Club announces the continued support of Zeiss Sports Optics through its Corporate Partner Program.

PACKS
Weighing less than two pounds, the nimble TX 11.4 features a reversible and fully adjustable single-sling design that makes shouldering a gun or drawing a bow as fast and easy as wearing no pack at all.

PRO STAFF
It was a weekend of solid tournament podiums for Team PSE. Joby Shaw took 3rd in the second leg of the 2017 IBO Triple Crown, while Charlie Vipperman took 1st place in the Male Sr. Open Class.
Mathews had another dominant weekend in the second leg of the IBO National Championship Triple Crown in Bloomington, Ind., including first place wins by Levi Morgan and Sharon Carpenter.

PROMOTIONS
Redneck Blinds provides hunting enthusiasts and TV's Swamp People fans a chance to be Troy and Jacob's personal guest, joining them for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt alligators and break bread.

PUBLISHING
Joe Hamilton, the founder of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), has compiled a lifetime of outdoor writing in his new book, Firepot Stories: Collected Writings of a Naturalist, Conservationist, Wildlife Biologist, Sportsman and Raconteur.

RECOGNITION
The Quality Deer Management Association announces that its e-book, QDMA's Guide to Successful Deer Hunting, received the Innovations in Technology Award from the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) during its 2017 conference in Oregon.
During the May, 2017 Treestand Manufacturer's Association (TMA) Members' Conference, the TMA Board of Directors named John Louk as the 2017 inductee to the Treestand Hall of Fame.

RETAIL
If you work in a retail establishment that is an authorized Styrka Dealer, you automatically qualify for the new Styrka VIP Purchase Program and can buy top-quality Styrka optics at a fraction of suggested retail prices.

S3DA
Winnebago Archers, in Neenah Wis. hosted the Wisconsin S3DA state 3-D championship on June 3, 2017.
Illinois S3DA participated in "Lessons in Life" day at the Washington Attendance Center in Carmi, Ill. "Lessons in Life" was started 10 years ago so students could learn a skill or hobby instead of turning to drugs, alcohol or running the streets getting into trouble.

STATES
This week, the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) welcomed new members Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

TELEVISION
Summer is sizzling at Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network – with original, adventure, survival and lifestyle series; Friday night movies and preparation for fall hunting and fishing seasons.
Elk hunting adventures highlight the upcoming seventh season of RMEF Team Elk, presented by Cabela's.
Outdoor Channel continues to show ratings strength as the No. 1 top-growing basic cable network with Adults 18-34 (up +103%) and Men 18-34 (up +67%) during Total Day in the first quarter of 2017 compared to one year ago.
Outdoor Channel viewers party with the Robertsons on Duck Dynasty while Sportsman Channel viewers get a taste of the highs and lows with Jim Shockey during the week of June 19-25.

TRAIL CAMERAS
New for 2017, Cuddeback is introducing CuddeLink, an exclusive technology that allows hunters to check all the trail cameras on a hunting property from one camera - with no data plan or additional costs.

Tone, Barrs Highlight Lancaster Archery Academy Olympic Camp
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics might be three years away, but the Olympic spirit was alive and strong at Lancaster Archery Academy June 9-11.

Coach Dick Tone watches Sabrina Sison shoot, and offers comments on her shot, while Lancaster Archery Academy's Heather Pfeil records the analysis on her phone.
About three dozen archers, coaches and parents immersed themselves in all things Olympic recurve archery over those three days under the tutelage of former Olympic coach Dick Tone, Olympic gold medal winners Jay Barrs (1988) and John Williams (1972) and master recurve equipment technician, Tom Stevenson.

"This was a tremendously successful camp for us and for the archers and coaches who participated," said Rob Kaufhold, president of Lancaster Archery Supply, which is the parent company of the Academy. "At Lancaster Archery, our goal is to help archers of all disciplines in every way possible, to be the best they can be. This camp exposed archers to shooting and coaching techniques that maybe they never thought of before."

Archers started the camp by shooting their bows through the Academy's Vision Quest system. It's a series of four cameras that captures an archer's shooting motion from four different angles. They shot through the system again at the end of the weekend, after they had received two full days of instruction from Tone and his team.

"We were able to show them the differences, so they can see what they're supposed to do and how they're supposed to do it," Tone said.

Each camp participant received copies of their videos for future training.
During the two days of instruction, Tone and Barrs worked with the archers as a group and individually to coach them on stance and form. Stevenson made sure everyone's equipment was properly tuned, and he showed them how to fix common issues, should they arise.

Stevenson also explained his analytics software, which is used by archers to break down their shooting form, and shared advanced tuning techniques to optimize grouping and tournament performance.

The coaches also stressed the mental training archery requires. Tone's shooting method is pretty simple. Get your form right. Perfect it through practice, so the act of shooting becomes a subconscious act during competition.

"Rhythm and timing are critical to the process," Tone said. "All the top archers in the world have the best rhythm and timing."

Too often, Tone said, archers get caught up thinking about minute details associated with shooting a bow.

"When a pitcher throws a pitch, he's not thinking about mechanics," Tone said. "He's thinking about throwing a strike and he just acts naturally."

Tone's system works, said Barrs, who has been coached by Tone for more than 30 years, and is one of nine Olympians Tone has coached.

"It's simple, easy to learn, easy to perfect and anybody can do it," he said.
USA Archery enjoyed some success at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, with Brady Ellison taking home the individual bronze, and the men's team of Ellison, Jake Kaminski and Zach Garrett winning the team silver.

But Tone and Barrs said there is a lot of room for improvement in the weeks, months and years leading up to Tokyo. Especially with mixed team archery being added to the Olympic archery tournament in 2020.

"Thirty years after I won my gold medal, you'd think we would have a deeper team," Barrs said. "There should be 30 archers fighting for the Olympic spots, but there's always a couple good ones at the top, and then everyone else behind them."

This was the second year Lancaster Archery Academy has hosted Tone for an Olympic recurve camp. Kaufhold said he expects to bring Tone and his team back again later this year or in 2018. Keep checking
lancasterarcheryacademy.com for information on dates.
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Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc., offers the world's largest selection of 3D, target, bowhunting and traditional archery equipment. The company actively supports tournament archers around the world, and hosts the annual Lancaster Archery Classic, an international competition that draws over 1,000 competitive archers to Pennsylvania each year. The Lancaster, Pa., based Pro Shop is also home to the Lancaster Archery Academy – a year-round training facility for beginner, intermediate and competition archers.

- P.J. Reilly, Lancaster Archery Supply

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June 20 - June 25
Archery world Cup Stage 3
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 20 - June 25
Hyundai Archery World Cup Salt Lake
Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, SLC, Utah
June 23 - June 25
June 23 - June 25
ASA Mathews Illinois Pro/Am
Metropolis, Ill.
June 24 - June 25
Rinehart R100 Shoot
Sturbridge, Mass.
June 24 - June 26
July 1 - July 2
Rinehart R100 Shoot
Shartlesville, Pa.
July 7 - July 8
Rinehart R100 Shoot
Wabash, Ind.
July 14 - July 16
Total Archery Challenge
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 14 - July 16
IBO Third Leg National Championship Triple Crown
Fryburg Sportsman's Club, Tionesta, Pa.
July 15 - July 17
Rinehart R100 Shoot
Hutton, Ill.
July 20 - July 22
2017 NASP World Tournament
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
July 20 - July 23
July 21 - July 23
July 21 - July 23
Organization of Professional Archery (OPA) Tournament
Summit Inn, Farmington, Pa.
July 28 - July 30
NFAA Outdoor Nationals
Yankton, SD
July 29 - July 30
Rinehart R100 Shoot
Sparta, Wis.
Aug. 2 - Aug. 6
Aug. 3 - Aug. 6
ASA Classic
Cullman, Ala.
Aug. 5 - Aug. 6
Rinehart R100
Saginaw, Mich.
Aug. 8 - Aug. 13
Archery World Cup Stage 4
Berlin, Germany
Aug. 11 - Aug. 13
IBO World Championship
Seven Springs, Pa.
Aug. 18 - Aug. 19
Rinehart R100
Fayette, Iowa
Aug. 26 - Aug. 27
Rinehart R100
Calhoun, Ky.
Sept. 2 - Sept. 3
Archery World Cup Final
Rome, Italy
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