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APPS
Missouri deer and turkey hunters who use the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) MO Hunting free mobile app need to perform an update to Telecheck their harvests.

COMPETITION
EIite shooter Alex Ballenger of North Carolina has won the Buckmasters Tournament with his Elite Victory 39, while fellow Elite shooter Brandon Shehan of Alabama, shooting an Energy 35, came in at a close second.

CONSERVATION
An ongoing aspen restoration effort in Oregon's South Warner Mountains marks the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's 10,000th lifetime conservation project.
Safari Club International Foundation announces its formal acceptance as a new member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world's largest environmental network and the global authority on species survival status.

CWD
Extreme flooding in some parts of southern Louisiana forced a delay of public hearings to discuss a proposed cervid carcass importation ban in Mandeville on Monday (Aug. 22) and Lafayette on Tuesday (Aug. 23).

EVENTS
Rinehart Targets announces the upcoming Rinehart R100 in Saginaw, Mich. on Sept. 10-11, its final event of the 2016 season.

FOOTWEAR
The Pursuit Shadow Pull-On Hunting Boot in Realtree Xtra provides you warmth, comfort, durability and traction in a versatile design ideal for cold-weather wear.

GEAR
The Realtree Xtra Multi Weapon Pack by In Sights Hunting features a single major weapon compartment capable of carrying and protecting a wide range of weapons.

HOME FURNISHINGS
Mossy Oak® Nativ Living™ has partnered with Mountain Woods Furniture to offer the Mountain Maple Bedroom set featuring handcrafted pieces built from American Maple wood.

HUNTING BLINDS
The Element's remarkable new NS3 Carbon Enhanced Fabric combines a quiet and dull, brushed micro-fiber exterior with a carbon-enhanced, black ShadowGuard interior laminate.

HUNTING FORECASTS
With a mild summer and plenty of rain, the Fall 2016 deer season in Pike County, Illinois, is looking to be one of the best in recent years.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
PRADCO Outdoor Brands, based in Birmingham, Ala., is looking for an experienced Sales Analysis and Forecast Manager to join its product development team in the company's Hunting Division.
Sitka Gear is searching for an experienced candidate to join its Bozeman-based team and lead the company's rapidly expanding whitetail product category.

LICENSING
Freespirit Recreation, located in Bend, Ore., is a lightweight trailer and roof top tent manufacturer that has partnered with Mossy Oak® to offer Break-Up Country® camouflage on roof-mounted tents.

MARKETING
Field & Stream, an outdoor specialty brand owned and operated by leading omni-channel retailer DICK'S Sporting Goods, announced RIAA's top digital country male artist of all time and outdoor enthusiast Jason Aldean as the new face of the Field & Stream brand.

ONLINE
The Quality Deer Management Association invites deer hunters to visit its newly relaunched website, QDMA.com, which allows the organization to more efficiently educate, support and interact with its members, volunteers, and all deer hunters.

OPTICS
Don't miss out on the Styrka and Mossy Oak Partnership Promotion, which launched on Facebook, on July 11, and is ending on August 25.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics announces the new Victory SF binoculars, available in 8x42 and 10x42, with high transmission of 92 percent and an extremely large field of view of 360 ft. yards at 10x, and 444 ft. at 8x.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announces that Rick Dahl, a 30-year veteran of the investment management industry in Missouri has joined the QDMA National Board of Directors.

PARTNERSHIPS
The Florida Wildlife Commission and Waste Pro USA Inc. are signing a Memorandum of Understanding that will help reduce human-bear conflicts in northwest Florida.

PEOPLE
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Board of Directors announced the selection of current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel M. Ashe as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of its 233-member organization beginning in January 2017.

PRO STAFF
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., sponsored archers set the pace at the NFAA Outdoor Nationals, with two wins, several podium finishes and a pair of Shooter of the Year titles.
Scott Professional Shooters dominated the field and showed the archery world the many wins of an established and trusted release company, winning nine out of the big ten National 3D Championships in the Men's Professional Division.

PUBLICATIONS
With deer seasons just around the corner, Outdoor Sportsman Group has launched BIGGER BUCKS, a brand new print and digital publication dedicated to the pursuit of mature whitetails.

RECOGNITION
During the 2016 Grainews UTV Challenge at the Ag in Motion Expo in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan July 19-21, 2016, the Can-Am Defender XT was rated highest by judges in the heavy-duty category and received the highest point score overall.
CenterPoint, the optics and archery brand of Crosman Corporation, announces its Sniper 370 crossbow was recognized as a national magazine's "Great Buy" in the publication's annual archery review.

RETAIL
Lancaster Archery Supply's 2016 Bowhunter's Extravaganza Aug. 19-20 was a celebration of bowhunting and bowhunters -- people who share the passion for chasing wild game with stick and string.

SCENT CONTROL
The new ScentPURGE™ BigMOUTH Bag kit kills odors before you enter the woods, opens wide, and stays open.

STATES
Widespread flooding in southern Louisiana has prompted the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to postpone alligator lottery and commercial hunt information meetings for Joyce, Manchac, Maurepas Swamp, and Pearl River Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) until Aug. 24.
Thanks to California's big game hunters, wildlife biologists studying Desert Bighorn Sheep will have new technology and tools to help them study deadly diseases that affect these icons of the desert.
Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

TARGETS
The Big Daddy buck from Delta McKenzie is different because it uses a new, innovative cross-body dovetail design that provides more stability through the thousands of shots a target endures.
Hurricane Bag Targets now offers a unique line of expandable Storm targets that make it even easier for bowhunters to take their high performance targets anywhere they want.

TELEVISION
During the week of August 22–28, Sportsman Channel presents the outdoor-enthusiast lifestyle in the truest manner with attention-grabbing, tenacious and inspiring programming.
Throughout the week of August 22–28, Outdoor Channel offers viewers adrenaline-fueled, stimulating, original outdoor content from clowning around with the Robertsons, a spirited stalk and hunt with the Keefers to following a legendary trail with Nick Hoffman.

TRADE SHOWS
Can-Am Off-Road announces its appearance at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Attendees of the show can see Can-Am's display at Booth #33N.

YOUTH
Kinsey's announces its continued support of local youth archery clubs and events, including sponsorship of the local high school archery team, Boy Scout events, Kids Day programs and more.

ATA Launches Bowhunting 360, Redesigns Archery 360
Editor's note: The Archery Trade Association (ATA) has recently launched Bowhunting 360 on Facebook and as a content site, targeted at recruiting and re-engaging new and existing bowhunters, specifically in response to a continued flat bowhunting market. -JRA

NEW ULM, Minnesota – Helping people to learn what archery is. Getting people excited to shoot their first arrow. And now: teaching people how to bowhunt. The Archery Trade Association (ATA) has recently launched Bowhunting 360 on Facebook and as a content site, targeted at recruiting and re-engaging new and existing bowhunters. The site launch is a direct response to ATA Board, staff and member concerns regarding the recent downturn in the bowhunting market.

Bowhunting 360's launch accompanies a redesign of Archery360.com, which delivers written and visual content to new and beginning archers who seek news, how-to, lifestyle, technology and entertainment pieces about archery. Together the sites address the industry's urgency to strengthen sales and promote archery and bowhunting.

Archery 360 launched in November 2013 in response to the sport's popularity in movies, TV shows, popular culture and the London 2012 Olympic Games. Since then, Archery 360 has exposed millions to archery while building a nearly 150,000-member Facebook community, and generating 38 million YouTube views on a "Dude Perfect" video collaboration. The ATA hopes that Bowhunting 360 will have an equally widespread impact.

"Since 2012, archery participation in America has grown by 26 percent, from 18.9 to 23.8 million Americans," said Jay McAninch, ATA president/CEO. "Continued growth serves as a testament to the efforts made by the ATA, states and nonprofit archery organizations to help grow the sport at the grassroots level. Even so, bowhunting has been lagging behind in recent years. We hope Bowhunting 360 will strengthen bowhunting sales while also helping our industry recruit new as well as revive lapsed bowhunters."

"The ATA Board prioritized bowhunting during the Industry Strategic Planning Meeting in May," said Ben Summers, chairman of the ATA Board of Directors. "Bowhunting 360 addresses the Board's urgency to grow bowhunting by providing interactive content to promote the sport and drive customers to member shops."

Bowhunting 360 and the redesigned Archery 360 site equip beginning archers and bowhunters with resources to try archery and bowhunting right away. This redesign includes updated aesthetics, online curriculum and lessons, and a more robust store locator to help archers find the nearest archery shop.
"It's important for new archers to interact with the products and feel the emotions that come with arrowing their first target," said Summers. "The store locator provides that crucial opportunity, sustaining that interest and fostering a passion for archery and bowhunting."

Bowhunting 360 builds off of Archery 360's traction while addressing the need for a safe, encouraging community to recruit, retain and re-engage new and existing bowhunters.
"We needed a safe space for new bowhunters to share their passion for the outdoors," said Teresa Johnson, ATA's senior director of communications and administration. "Bowhunting 360 provides that space, while also offering how-to and human-interest pieces to re-engage former bowhunters."

To learn more visit www.Bowhunting360.com and www.Archery360.com.

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Archery Hall of Fame 2016 Induction
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