While bowfishing with his new Fin-Finder Poseidon Compound Bow and Undertow Arrow, Bowfishing Life Founder Mike Lentz landed a 27.92-pound Freshwater Drum, setting a new Bowfishing Association of America (BAA) World Record.

Vapor Trail Archery, manufacturer of VTX bowstrings, cables, Limb Driver Pro-V, and other fine archery accessories has recently been rebranded to a new, hipper, edgier, logo that now appears on its website, packaging, and all advertising and public relations materials.

No matter how arduous your outdoor experience, if you are sitting in an ALPS OutdoorZ Camp Chair, you will be sitting comfortably.

May 17 marked the official start of Snapshot Wisconsin, an unprecedented effort to capture in space and time the deer, bears, elk, coyotes, bobcats, badgers and any other wild animal that lumbers, hops, lopes or slithers across the Badger state. A collaboration of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), NASA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Snapshot Wisconsin aims to provide one of the richest and most comprehensive caches of wildlife data for any spot on our planet.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Youth Bowfishing Clinic for ages 12 to 17, Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m., at Udall access on Norfork Lake, south of Tecomseh.

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Archery team looked to repeat as National Champions this past weekend at the 2016 US Outdoor Intercollegiate Archery National Championships, although they would fall slightly short of this goal.

The Scholastic 3-D Archery program held its Kentucky Regional shoot May 14 at Fort Boonsboro in Richmond, Ky, with 158 shooters in attendance.
After months of anticipation, more than 315 of the best archers from around the world had their opportunity to claim bragging rights and big money at the Organization of Professional Archery (OPA) Summit Invitational, presented by Mossy Oak.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds landowners, deer hunters, and others that a regulation banning the feeding of deer becomes effective on May 30 for 29 counties in north-central, central, and east-central Missouri.
This spring's finding of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas (82 in deer, four in elk) has prompted the Missouri Department of Conservation staff to ramp up sample collection for a CWD testing process that has been ongoing in Missouri since 2002.

The first Pope and Young Bowhunters Rendezvous June 10 - 12 is shaping up to be an action-packed archery event and celebration of archery and bowhunting with activities for participants of all ages.
The Easton Foundations Gator Cup will take place May 26-28, at the Easton Newberry (Fla.) Sports Complex, immediately followed by the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Archery, final nomination shoot May 29-30.

Texas Archery Academy has scheduled an official grand opening of its latest location in San Antonio, June 25, 2016.

Mossy Oak and Camo Carpet have partnered to bring the best in camo and quality floor covering to your home, office, lodge or camphouse.

Lethal Products announced this week it has partnered with Marketing Solutions Group (MSG) to handle large national accounts on the company's behalf.

Leica Sport Optics is seeking a Product Specialist for outdoor/hunting markets to service the eastern region of North America and to report to the Eastern Regional Sales Manager.

Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG), the world's largest aggregator and content provider of outdoor lifestyle content, has teamed up with Go RVing to create the Weekends AWAY summer adventure travel series as part of an OSG Integrated Media initiative which began Monday, May 2.

Benton Middle School earned the first-ever national championship for Louisiana in the 2016 National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament held in Louisville, Ky., on May 12-14. Benton Elementary also brought home a national title, finishing first in the NASP/IBO 3-D Challenge.
The National Archery in the Schools (NASP) National Tournament and NASP International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) 3D Challenge were held May 12-14 in Louisville, Ky. More than 12,800 student archers in grades 4-12 from 804 schools competed – including 841 Missouri students from 51 schools.
Benton (La.) Middle School's Aidan Haire and Abbie Rutledge and Northwood High School's Shelby Stout have been named to the 2016 National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Middle School Division All-Academic Team.
Anamosa, Iowa's David Machart scored 299 out of 300 to win the high school division and first place overall in the bullseye competition at the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament last weekend in Louisville, Ky.
The National Archery in the Schools Program has named the 2016 Recipients for the On Target for Life Awards and Recognition Program, intended to recognize and celebrate the many instances where in-school archery, and the people involved with it, are positively impacting the lives of 2.23 million NASP® student archers each year.

The National Deer Alliance (NDA) announced this week it has received a significant contribution from Vista Outdoor of $35,000 to support the future of deer and deer hunting.
YETI, makers of coolers designed by and built for serious outdoor enthusiasts, is the newest Corporate Partner of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA).

Elite Pro Shooter Chance Beaubouef crafted an Elite win at the first annual Organization of Professional Archery (OPA) Summit Invitational. The invite only tournament was a "who's who" of professional archery A-listers, including more than 200 invitations in the Men's Expert class alone.

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has selected archery Coach Glen Bennett from the Michigan State University Demmer Center Shooting Sports and Education Center to receive a 2016 President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award.
The National Archery in the Schools 2016 On Target for Life Superhero Award winner is Scott Cleland from Kenosha, Wis., who was recognized at the 2016 NASP® National Awards Ceremony in Louisville, Ky. May 14.
The 2016 National Archery in the Schools On Target for Life Award winner for the Bullseye Award is Zach Hoffmire from Kenosha Wis., who teacher says Zach is an outstanding student who excels academically and a quiet leader who has captured the attention of his middle school peers and teachers.

By coupling Scott's trigger system with a new strap concept, the FREEDOM XT offers a silky-smooth, zero-torque shooting experience with the freedom to have your release mechanism in reach when you need it—and out of the way when you don't.

Outtech announces the addition of a dedicated team created to work with conservation and special interest groups within the outdoor and shooting sports industry. Joining Outtech to lead this initiative and filling the newly created position of Director of Coalitions is Tom Stuckey.

Cabela's has recognized a select group of its merchandise suppliers for superior performance and partnerships throughout 2015.
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies announces that Hunter's Outlet in Mogadore, Ohio, has completed its remodeling and relocation project. As the oldest continually operated archery pro-shop in Ohio, Hunter's Outlet will continue to offer customers a variety of options from industry-leading compound bow and accessory brands.

Conquer the Call introduces the two latest additions to its "World's Most Advanced Game Call Training Software." In the new Bone Collector Whitetail Version, Realtree pro staffer Michael Waddell shares his knowledge and expertise of whitetail behavior and vocalizations.

The NH Fish and Game Department is asking hunters to do their part in the effort to keep the state CWD-free by not using natural urine-based deer lures and following state restrictions on importing carcasses from CWD-positive jurisdictions.
Governor Mary Fallin has issued an executive order directing the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) to streamline the issuance of permits to exterminate feral hogs on private land.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission last week offered testimony to legislators on two issues important to the state's hunters and trappers: the potential expansion of Sunday hunting and a license-fee increase.

Once established, the right mix of Chestnut Hill trees on your land will produce heavy yields of highly palatable food for wildlife for decades.

The new Explorer SD offers everything that a seasoned veteran should expect from a Summit climber and could ever want from a climbing stand: safety, comfort, concealment and silence. There isn't a tree or location that the Explorer SD can't handle.

The Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) findings that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population has recovered and stringent ESA protections are no longer necessary.

NASP Nationals: Still Growing, Breaking Records After 13 Years
Preliminary estimates indicate the 2016 National Archery in the Schools (NASP) National Tournament held at the Kentucky exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. May 12 - 14 broke the previously held attendance record. Now in its 13th year, participation was up seven percent over the 2015 event

According to NASP President Roy Grimes, more than 12,897 student archers, representing 909 schools from 41 states and the District of Columbia preregistered for the event, compared to just two years ago, when 9,426 youngsters representing 600 schools participated.

Also making great strides in participation and growth this year was the NASP/IBO 3D Challenge, in which student archers compete by shooting lifelike 3D animal targets. That event exhibited an increase in participation of 20 percent over the previous year.

"This year we had 3,416, shooters, compared to 2,841 in 2015, which is obviously another historic number for 3D competition," said Bryan Marcum, IBO President. Sponsors of the 3D Challenge included Rinehart Targets, National Wild Turkey Federation, Whitetails Unlimited, Academy Sports and Walls Outdoor Goods. A total of $24,500 in scholarships was awarded to the winners this year.

In standard NASP competition, archers ranging from grades 4 through 12 shoot 5 practice arrows and 3 ends of 5 scoring arrows from 10 and 15 meters, for a total of 40 (10 practice and 30 in competition) arrows launched per archer.

The highest score possible for an individual is 300 points. The average score shot for all grades and genders was 250. Teams consist of 12-24 archers with at least four of both genders included. The top 12 individual scores from each team were summed to calculate team rank. The highest possible score for a 12-person team was 3,600 points.

During the awards ceremony $192,000 in cash scholarships were presented to members of top teams and individuals. This brings the dollar total for scholarships awarded since NASP's inception to $926,000.

Top 2016 awards:
- 1st Place High School Team - Hartland HS, Hartland, Mich. - 3,437
- 1st Place Middle School Team - Benton MS, La. - 3,404
- 1st Place Elementary School Team - White Hall ES, Ky. - 3,255
- Overall Male Archer – David Machart, Anamosa, Iowa - 299
- Overall Female Archer – Ashlie Garrison, Newburg, Ind. – 297
ES Female – Macayla Falls , Campbellsville, Ky. – 291
ES Male – Toby Aycox, Wilson, Okla. – 293
MS Female – Ashlie Garrison, Newburgh, Ind. – 297
MS Male – Logan Kelly, Mount Vernon, Iowa – 296
HS Female – Rowen McAllister, Stillwater, Minn. – 297
HS Male – David Machart, Anamosa, Iowa – 299
As part of new recognition category this year, "On Target for Life Awards," were presented while tournament administrators awaited final competition results on Saturday. These awards were presented to students and adults, nominated by their peers, for academic prowess, courage, community service, volunteering, coaching, outstanding alumni, and a very special legacy presentation.

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May 26 - May 28
Easton Foundations Gator Cup
Easton Newberry Sports Complex, Newberry, Fla.
May 29 - May 30
2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Archery
Easton Newberry Sports Complex, Newberry, Fla.
June 3 - June 5
ASA TRU Ball-Bear Archery Pro/Am
London, Ky.
June 4
Rinehart R-100
Sturbridge, Mass.
June 10 - June 12
IBO Second Leg National Championship Triple Crown
Fairfax Recreation Area, Bloomington, Ind.
June 10 - June 12
First Dakota Classic
Yankton, SD
June 10 - June 12
The Pope and Young Club Bowhunters Rendezvous
Poynette, Wisconsin
June 10 - June 12
June 11
Rinehart R-100
Coon Hunters Assoc., Batavia, NY
June 17 - June 19
Big Sky Open
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 17 - June 19
Total Archery Challenge
Boyne Mountain, Mich.
June 18
Rinehart R-100
Alloway, NJ
June 18 - June 19
North American Field Archery Championships
Chino, Calif.
June 23 - June 26
Sawmill Traditional Archery Rendezvous
Morris, Pa.
June 24 - June 26
ASA Mathews Pro/Am
Metropolis, Ill.
June 24 - June 26
NASP/IBO 3D Challenge
Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
June 24 - June 26
2016 NASP World Tournament
Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
June 24 - June 27
July 8 - July 10
IBO Third Leg National Championship Triple Crown
Chapman State Park, Clarendon, Pa.
July 10 - July 17
NASP® All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 10 - July 17
NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 10 - July 17
NASP All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 10 - July 17
NASP/IBO 3D Challenge All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 15 - July 17
July 15 - July 17
IBO Traditional World Championship
Twin Lakes Bowhunters, Chapmansboro, Tenn.
July 16 - July 18
July 29 - July 31
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