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APPAREL
The Savanna Crosshair system in Realtree Camo features ScentLok's unmatched Carbon Alloy™ technology that combines the power of activated carbon, treated carbon and zeolite for maximum odor adsorption.

APPS
As fall hunting seasons go into full swing, ScoutLook app users are racking up millions of sessions in the free ScoutLook Hunting app, with more than 1,000 new users per day logging in.
Moultrie, a leader in trail cameras and game feeders, announces that Moultrie Mobile 2.0 is now available, providing users with enhanced image viewing options and the largest image viewing area on a smartphone.

ARROWS & COMPONENTS
Nock Out, known for its innovative, durable lighted nock designs, announces it has expanded their offering of the very popular Contender 300 half moon lighted nock.

BOWS
Obsession Bows announces the first-ever availability of Mossy Oak's popular Original Bottomland pattern on an archery bow.

BROADHEADS
The new Swhacker 150-grain expandable broadheads, featuring a whopping 3-inch cutting diameter, are finding their way onto arrows and crossbow bolts nationwide this season.
Crossbow hunting has become red-hot and most states have opened up their bow seasons to let more hunters enjoy the sport — but which broadhead will actually work under extreme conditions?

CAMO
Mossy Oak Eclipse, the first pattern designed specifically for hunting from inside a ground blind, is available now at Walmart stores and on www.walmart.com on men's, women's and youth apparel.
Vera Handbag has joined Mossy Oak to offer conceal and carry handbags and matching wallets that feature Mossy Oak's Break-Up Pink pattern along with pink leather trim and embellishments for a distinctive look.

COMPETITION
At the World Archery Para Championships in Beijing, China, Paralympic Champion Jeff Fabry of Leemore, Calif. brought home the gold.
On the last day of the World Archery Para Championships, the U.S. athletes upped their medal count to five along with Jeff Fabry's world champion title.

CONSERVATION
An additional 766 acres of Pennsylvania elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access, thanks to efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a generous donor.

CWD
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs the help of deer hunters to keep the deadly deer disease called chronic wasting disease (CWD) from spreading to more deer in more areas of Missouri.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled a series of public meetings to ensure Pennsylvanians remain informed about chronic wasting disease, and how this threat to the state's deer and deer hunting impacts their lives.
The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development will host a chronic wasting disease symposium Oct. 3-4 in East Lansing, Michigan. The symposium will highlight CWD research and management from across the country.
Wisconsin deer hunting seasons are beginning with archery and crossbow, and the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who harvest deer to have adult deer tested for CWD.

DISEASE
After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in the Southern Appalachians, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said that hunters may see dead deer this hunting season but that the recent outbreak of hemorrhagic disease is cyclic and the deer population will rebound.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently confirmed a rare case of rabies in a dead deer in Cherokee County.

GEAR
In addition to the Realtree Xtra camo, the Rocky® Athletic Mobility Waterproof Insulated Bibs have Rocky Scent IQ™, an odor eliminator, destroying your human scent at the microbial level so animals cannot detect your presence.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Outdoor Edge, a company that combines functional design with the finest materials and hand craftsmanship to create quality knives and tools, is currently seeking to fill a key account sales manager position located at the company headquarters in Denver.
Parker Bows, a leading archery equipment manufacturer, seeks highly motivated candidates for Regional Sales Manager positions to cover the Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina territory.
Parker Bows, a leading archery equipment manufacturer, seeks highly motivated candidates for Regional Sales Manager positions to cover the AL, FL, GA, MS & SC territory.

KNIVES
The new folding lockback Kodiak knife from Browning is designed to make field dressing big game quick and easy.

ONLINE
Code Blue®, an industry leader in attractant scents, cover scents and scent elimination products for hardcore hunters, unveils a new microsite, www.labproven.com to support the launch of its scent elimination brand D/CODE™.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Cabela's Outdoor Fund has awarded a grant to the national Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) venison donation ministry, to help pay the meat processing bills for donated deer and enhance the organization's ability to train and develop volunteer coordinators.
The Pope and Young Club announces support of the Boone and Crockett Club's Conservation Education Program, with a grant helping to purchase a mobile cargo trailer and NASP-approved archery equipment.

PUBLIC LANDS
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has issued an order that directs the overseers of millions of acres of Federal lands to come up with plans to expand access for hunters and anglers.
The Boone and Crockett Club praises Interior Secretary Zinke for issuing a Secretarial Order that advances the priorities of sportsmen and women and directs bureaus in the Department of Interior to produce a plan to expand access for hunting and fishing on BLM, USFWS and NPS lands within the next 120 days.

SAFETY
As deer season ramps up, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand. Accidents involving tree stands are the leading cause of injury while hunting.

SPONSORSHIPS
Outdoor Sportsman Group's MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) has joined a growing list of sponsors promoting National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF), the annual celebration of outdoor lifestyle pursuits Sept. 23.

STATES
Contrary to what your buddies at the hunting camp have said or what you've read on social media, it remains illegal to bait deer in Alabama.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says hunters are looking forward to Vermont's upcoming October 7- November 3 and December 2-10 archery deer hunting season.
New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the "Hunt for the Hungry" program at the New Hampshire Food Bank.
Hunters for the Hungry (HFH) will host its annual "Clean Out Your Freezer Day" to benefit food banks and food pantries across the state Sept. 24 in conjunction with Hunter Action Month.

TELEVISION
As fall hunting season heats up, a free preview of Sportsman Channel will be available on DISH beginning Sept. 28.
When the stags are roaring you can bet the action is wild and crazy with Rachel at Leithen Valley in New Zealand.

WILDLIFE
Contrary to a misleading press release from a Tucson-based environmental group, biologists from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report that a jaguar recently captured on a trail video camera in the Chiricahua Mountains is a male.

WORKSHOPS
Learn to shoot a bow at Indiana's Raccoon State Recreation Area's Fall into Archery program on Sept. 23.

ATA, Organizations Join Forces to Fight CWD
On August 22, the ATA, National Deer Alliance and the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies organized a landmark meeting held in Washington, D.C., to create a coordinated strategy for CWD funding, education and political action. Dan Forster, ATA director of government relations, participated in the conference call for political action. Photo Credit AFWA.
The Archery Trade Association and 14 other conservation organizations recently joined forces to seek funding for chronic wasting disease, an always-fatal, contagious neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose in the United States and Canada.

It's no secret that hunters, wildlife agencies and archery and bowhunting industry members rely heavily on the white-tailed deer for business and pleasure. Because CWD is killing deer, the ATA recognizes the disease as a major threat to the industry and works with other conservation organizations to combat it.

On August 22, the ATA, National Deer Alliance and the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies organized a landmark meeting held in Washington, D.C., to create a coordinated strategy for CWD funding, education and political action. Although there are many ongoing efforts to combat and address CWD across the conservation community, the industry has lacked a true joint effort. This initiative seeks to merge ongoing and diluted CWD efforts into one unified voice. The goal? Learn more about the disease, its spread and how to manage it.

Jay McAninch, ATA CEO/president, was present at the gathering, and Dan Forster, ATA director of government relations, participated via conference call. Other attendees included representatives from the Wildlife Management Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Congressional Sportsman Foundation, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Quality Deer Management Association and more. While this is an impressive list of partners, other conservation entities are expected to join in this effort as momentum and collaboration continues.

The group agreed on two things:
1. CWD is a major threat to deer and deer hunting, and action is needed.
2. State wildlife agencies, the federal agency and non-governmental organizations need funding and support for research and surveillance efforts so biologists and other researchers can better understand the disease and find ways to control or manage it.

The group also agreed on a few next steps:
1. Use the NDA to focus on CWD advocacy.
2. Compile a list of members of Congress, senators and Capitol Hill influencers with a special interest in CWD to contact regarding support of the initiative.
3. Continue working with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and others to ensure CWD is included in ongoing Farm Bill Reauthorization discussions. The 2014 Farm Bill authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food and agricultural programs through 2018.

The combined efforts have the power to yield better results and more funding and support for CWD research and surveillance efforts. Although these organizations work for you behind the scenes, you can get involved with CWD issues.

Together, everyone can help fight the battle with CWD. For example, projects like the ATA's Deer Protection Program are already on the front lines of this crusade. This voluntary program asks manufacturers to create urine-based scent products that meet or exceed state and federal CWD-certification requirements. When you sell or purchase products marked with the ATA's "Seal of Participation" label, you are already joining the fight to reduce chronic wasting disease.

When we work together, the future of the white-tailed deer – a species on which many of us rely – won't look so bleak. As partners, we can create healthier deer populations and cultivate a more organized and unified archery and bowhunting industry.

- Cassie Scott, ATA

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