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APPAREL
The Realtree Men's Chevrolet Side Stripe T-Shirt and the Realtree Men' Chevy Flat T-Shirt show your love for the hunt and for your Chevy truck.

ARROWS & COMPONENTS
Nockturnal continues to take all the guesswork out of adding the benefit of lighted nocks to your quiver with the introduction of its new FIT universal lighted nock that is designed to fit X, GT, S and H diameter arrows.

COLLEGIATE ARCHERY
The 2017 U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships concluded Sunday as Texas A&M swept the bowhunter women's podium, took bowhunter men's gold, compound men's gold, compound women's gold and silver, and recurve men's silver.
Competition at the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships wrapped the second day of qualification and the World University Games - U.S. Team Trials, to name the All-American teams and the athletes on the U.S. Team for the World University Games.

CONSERVATION
Nearly 4,500 acres of prime wildlife habitat in southwestern Washington are permanently protected and opened to public access thanks to ongoing collaborative efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and PacifiCorp, an electric utility company.

CROSSBOWS
One of three premium crossbows in Barnett's elite Carbonlite Series, the standout Ghost 420 is Barnett's fastest crossbow ever.

CWD
Four deer were confirmed CWD positive on May 15 from the euthanized and quarantined herd of 14 whitetailed deer in Meeker Count, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reports.

ETHICS
Many hunters today don't find ethics in the field to be as important as they should, and MYSTERY RANCH backpack company is teaming with Hunt Right, a hunter-ethics campaign developed by a concerned group of hunters in southwest Montana.

FOOTWEAR
JAGDHUND, the Austrian-headquartered clothing line steeped in tradition, quality and innovation, now offers U.S. consumers its exclusive line of footwear.

GAME CALLS
Whether the situation calls for a fawn bawl, doe bleat, estrus bleat, aggressive growl, single grunt, tending grunts, exhausted clicking grunts or a snort wheeze, the Buck Collector Plus delivers accurate and compelling sounds.

HUNTING BLINDS
New for 2017, the Spirit Blind is a prime example of Ameristep's continuous ground blind innovation, with covert and highly functional organic window shapes that blend into the natural environment.
The Advantage Whitetail Blind's heavy duty Polyethylene Black Shell, polycarbonate windows, bolt-through design with interlocking corners and carpeted 3/4-inch pressure-treated floor mean the blind is waterproof, bug-resistant, safe, quiet and nearly maintenance free.

INDUSTRY
Bobby Redfern has been hired as Realtree Director of Marketing Technology, where he will lead the strategy and execution of Realtree's marketing efforts across the broad scope of digital technologies including websites, social media marketing, Realtree-sponsored digital campaigns and outside advertising.
The Outdoor Group, home to brands including Elite Archery, Scott Archery, Custom Bow Equipment, Duel Game Calls, announced it has selected Ken Jefferies & Associates to represent its growing array of products.
Parker Bows has named Tom Woodworth as its new President, replacing former President Rob Mason who recently stepped down to pursue other business opportunities.
Bast Durbin Advertising of Slinger, Wis., has announced the addition of social media communication and content strategy expert Hannah Stonehouse Hudson.
After a record sales years in 2016, BIGshot Archery (www.bigshottargets.com), creator of innovative archery targets, recently moved production into a larger facility in Morgantown, Pa. capable of handling the company's rapid growth.
Outdoor retail giant Cabela's recently named PRADCO Outdoor Brands as a recipient of the Cabela's 2016 Strategic Partnership Award—one of only a handful of distinguished vendors in the Hunting and Shooting space to receive this award for 2016.

KNIVES
The BRISK 1.0 Fixed Blade from Bear Edge, a brand under Bear & Son Cutlery, is built to last, offers long lasting edge retention and affordably priced.
Bear OPS, a brand under Bear & Son Cutlery, introduces a new automatic knife intended for law enforcement and military use, the AC-700 Bold Action VII.

NASP
Based on the results of the 2017 NASP® National Tournament and using rosters of all 19,831 registered Academic Archers, NASP® announces it second All-American Academic Teams in Elementary, Middle School, and High School Divisions for 2017.
Louisiana's Benton Elementary School captured the elementary national championship in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament held in Louisville, Ky. May 11-13.
Missouri's Sarcoxie High School was crowned national champions of NASP National Tournament, held May 11-13 in Louisville, Ky.

OPTICS
The STYRKA Pride Warranty means that in the event of damage or malfunction, the company will repair or replace your Styrka optic free of charge. No questions asked. No registration required. No receipt needed.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Pope and Young Club is offering two exciting hunting adventures as part of its 2017 Conservation Hunt-Drawing, with 100% of the funds raised through donations for hunt-draw tickets going directly to Conservation, Education and Outreach Programs.

PARTNERSHIPS
Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation announces that the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA) and Summit Treestands have become Charter Partners with TSSA Foundation.

PASSINGS
On May 18, the archery industry lost one of its most influential pioneers, leaders and innovators with the passing of New Archery Products' founder Andy Simo. He was 79 and had been in failing health in recent years.

PRO STAFF
Team Mathews came home with several podium finishes from the first leg of the IBO National Triple Crown in Pipestem, WV this past weekend, including a first place win by Levi Morgan in the Pro Male Release class.
Elite Pro Shooter Cara Kelly has taken home second place in the Women's Pro Division at the 1st Leg of the IBO Triple Crown in Pipestem, West Virginia.
Another Easton X10 recurve podium sweep heralded the official start of the 2017 World competition season in Shanghai, China, as the first leg of the Archery World Cup saw more than 50 countries contest this premiere event.

PROMOTIONS
Four gear manufacturers have teamed to offer one lucky hunter a seriously large equipment package — from archery targets and a high performance cooler to arrows and hunting packs.

PUBLICATIONS
Bowhunting Big Game Records of North America, 8th Edition, includes 108,603 entries—all entries in the Pope and Young Club's Records Program through Dec. 31, 2016.

RECOGNITION
The Pope and Young Club presented the Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award for exceptional wildlife professional to Kevin Eulinger, a Conservation Officer from the State of Missouri.

STATES
Hunters in New York State harvested an estimated 213,061 deer during the 2016-17 hunting seasons, an estimated five percent increase over 2015-16 levels, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.

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.

TELEVISION
Sportsman Channel will provide viewers with excitement as bad luck strikes on Jim Shockey's The Professionals; Jeff Thomason crosses rivers for coyotes on Predator Pursuit and new products are introduced on Guns & Ammo presented by Brownells.
Outside Tracks takes viewers behind-the-scenes in the studio and in the woods with country artists on the rise whose faith, family, passion for music and the outdoors has fueled their success.

YOUTH ARCHERY
The Archery in Louisiana Schools Program (ALAS), administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), provided more than $100,000 in equipment grants to 60 Louisiana schools in the last three years.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) will offer the National Archery Youth Hunt Nov. 2-5, in western Kentucky for the most outstanding nominees.

Record 14,492 Participate in 2017 NASP Nationals
Louisville, Ky., famous for the great Ali, baseball bats and fast horses, once again hosted the popular annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) national tournament. This was NASP's 15th national tournament since its inception March 3, 2002. Student archers, coaches, parents, and friends from 41 states and Washington, DC gathered at the Louisville Exposition Center from May 11-13 for three record-breaking tournaments under one roof.

In addition to the nearly 30,000 friends and family in attendance, 14,492 youth were present and eager to participate in the world's largest archery tournament--a 12.4-percent increase over the 2016 nationals. Not only did NASP see an increase in the bulls-eye competition, but the International Bowhunting Organization 3D Challenge (NASP/IBO/3D Challenge) entertained 4,123 shooters, 600 more than last year. Finally, 1,850 participated in Centershot Ministries' ("archery in the church") tournament, double the record attendance established in 2016. Including participants, more than 45,000 people attended, including the 240 hard-working volunteers that make this event possible every year.

Shooters competed in elementary, middle school, and high school divisions. Like previous tournaments, there were 20 flights, and each flight was 75 minutes in length. As the bulls-eye competition commenced, each archer took to their assigned lane where each shot five practice and 15 scoring arrows from both 10 and 15 meter shooting lines. A perfect score of 300 (30 bullseyes) has never been shot at Nationals, but several come close.

In the elementary division, Austin Hall, a fifth grader from Northern Elementary, received top honors with his score of 292. From White Hall Elementary, fifth grader Olivia Lyle achieved the top female category with her score of 288. From the middle school division, Henry Thompson, an eighth grader from Anderson County Middle School, achieved the top male category with a score of 298, and Emmaline Kleinman from Crosby Middle School took the top female spot with a score of 294. From the high school division, Chance Seabolt, an eleventh grader from North Murray High School, was high scorer in the male category with a 298. Bailey White, also an eleventh grader from Lawrence County High School achieved the top female rank with her score of 298. Truly a co-gender sport, 47 percent of the participants were female and the top boy and top girl BOTH shot a near perfect 298 out of a possible 300.

The national tournament wouldn't be complete without the scholarship shoot-off. During this part of the tournament, the top five male and female archers had a chance to shoot for an array of cash scholarships to be utilized for any post-secondary education of their choosing. This year NASP presented $105,000 in individual cash scholarships. The results of the scholarship shoot-off are as follows: In the male category, T. Sanchez was the winner of the $20k scholarship. Henry Thompson won $15k scholarship, Todd Craghead received the $10k scholarship, Aiden Jones received $5k, and Chance Sabot received $2.5k. In the female category, winning the $20k scholarship was Sydney Vivian. Samantha Hartman-Stackhouse received $15k, Bailey White $10k, Maria Zielinkski, shooting a borrowed bow, won the $5k scholarship, and finally, Anne Reinkemeyer received $2.5k in cash scholarships. Congratulations archers!

Team scholarships were also awarded to each of the 24 members of the first, second and third placing High School teams. Thanks to Academy Sports each of the first place HS team members was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Easton Technical Products provided $750 to each of the second place HS team members, and American Whitetail Targets provided $500 to each third place HS team member.

Easton Technical Products, title sponsor of the NASP Academic Archer Program, awarded a prize package to the top male and female Academic Archer in each of the three bullseye divisions – elementary, middle school and high school. Each prize package included Easton arrows, Easton accessories, a Delta McKenzie Target and a Hoyt bow of their choice.

As the 2017 NASP nationals wrapped up on Mother's Day weekend and kids returned home, the program and its top achievers prepare for fun in the sun at the 2017 world tournament in Orlando, Fla., July 21 - 22 at the Orange County Convention Center.

For further information and results, visit www.nasptournaments.org.

- Brittany Jones, NASP

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June 2 - June 4
ASA Kentucky Pro-Am
London, Ky.
June 2 - June 4
June 2 - June 4
June 2 - June 15
2017 National Senior Games
Birmingham, Ala.
June 6 - June 11
Archery World Cup Stage 2
Antalya, Turkey
June 16 - June 18
IBO Second Leg National Championship Triple Crown
Fairfax Rec. Area, Bloomington, Ind.
June 16 - June 18
Total Archery Challenge
Boyne Mountain, Mich.
June 20 - June 25
Archery world Cup Stage 3
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23 - June 25
June 23 - June 25
ASA Mathews Illinois Pro/Am
Metropolis, Ill.
June 24 - June 26
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 20 - July 22
2017 NASP World Tournament
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
July 21 - July 23
July 28 - July 30
NFAA Outdoor Nationals
Yankton, SD
Aug. 3 - Aug. 6
ASA Classic
Cullman, Ala.
Aug. 8 - Aug. 13
Archery World Cup Stage 4
Berlin, Germany
Aug. 11 - Aug. 13
IBO World Championship
Seven Springs, Pa.
Sept. 2 - Sept. 3
Archery World Cup Final
Rome, Italy
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