ScentLok and Mossy Oak announce a new, strategic collaboration with DICK'S Sporting Goods, culminating with a special, all-season system called the ScentLok Maverick, -- a special-make jacket and pant unit.
The inclusion of Realtree Max-4 wetlands camo transforms the TYPHOON Jacket into a must-have for hunters who must overcome extreme weather.

The Pope & Young Club has named Joe Bell, former Editor of Bow & Arrow Hunting magazine, as the Executive Director, entrusted to lead the operations of the Club in pursuit of its mission.

Legacy Trails team member Alli Armstrong recently won the women's bowhunter division at the US Intercollegiate Archery South Regional Championship taking place in Frankfort, Ky.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has awarded $117,016 in grants to benefit wildlife habitat, hunting heritage programs and scientific research in New Mexico.

A meeting to update residents on the latest news regarding chronic wasting disease (CWD) and to coordinate assistance from area hunters in collecting samples has been scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Davis County Courthouse in Bloomfield, Iowa.

ODFW is asking hunters and others in northwest Oregon to be on the lookout for limping elk that may have hoof disease.

The annual Las Vegas Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation's Annual Banquet/Fundraiser has a brand new venue this year, the Santa Fe Station Hotel/Casino at 4949 N. Rancho Drive., Las Vegas, Nev.

Every Courteney boot is constructed entirely by hand in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, from Cape buffalo, ostrich or hippo uppers, and each pair is as individual as the serial number it bears.

Beginning Oct. 1, the Georgia hunter education course is available completely online, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting education course in Broward County on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Markham Park & Target Range, in the clubhouse near the trap and skeet fields, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise.

There are many reasons why an Advantage Hunting Blind is perfect for a youth, not the least of which is you are more likely to see game up close.

Ultimate Wild, a leader in providing high-quality outdoor and hunting products in the trail cameras, action cameras, protective gun/gear cases and nighttime illumination categories, has selected Providence Marketing Group as its agency of record.
The Outdoor Group (TOG), parent company to premier brands Elite Archery, Duel Game Calls, Scott Archery, Custom Bow Equipment, Winner's Choice Custom Bowstrings, Solid Broadheads and Slick Trick Broadheads announces that Mike Wiseman has joined the company as Director of Marketing.
Blue Ridge Marketing, located in Morganton, North Carolina, has announced the hiring of Kirby Denton to handle accounts in east Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia & South Carolina.
Ozonics, a leader in scent-control technology, announces the addition of Lu Flick as the company's customer service manager.
Providence Marketing Group, an industry leader in providing full-service marketing and public relations services to clients in the outdoors industry, announces that Glenn Walker will fulfill the role of Vice President of Operations, effective immediately.
Arcus Hunting welcome's Samuel Coalson as its new Director of Sales, where he will be responsible for sales team leadership, key account management and will also be a member of the new product innovation team.

The Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Committee is seeking three members for the 2016-2017 term: a North Region Representative, a West Region Representative and an Athlete Representative.

PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., is currently seeking an E-Commerce Catalog Specialist to work out of the Birmingham office.

The West Virginia Natural Resources Police have solved an albino deer killing case in Boone County, thanks to help from Facebook users.

The Home School Legal Defense Association reports it recently helped a member family whose son had been denied participation in the archery program at a middle school in the Fort Mill, S. Carolina School District-York 4.

Expanding access to product information through the most popular web destination, Hunter Safety System has announced it is launching its own channel on YouTube as a vital resource for hunters, HSS customers and hunter education instructors.
Verizon's latest action against the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks - the world's largest aggregator and content provider for outdoor lifestyle programming - has raised the ire of outdoor enthusiasts across the country including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

Students at Lafayette County C-1 School District in Higginsville will be able to participate this year in the Missouri National Archery in Schools (MoNASP) program, thanks to grants and assistance from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

PSE Archery has debuted the flagship of its 2016 Pro Series compound bow product line -- the PSE Carbon Air®, the world's first monocoque constructed carbon bow, which features a riser made from a single piece of carbon to increase the strength and stability of the carbon bow platform.

Temperatures can soar in the early season, but stay cool and comfortable in a pair of lightweight, yet durable, Core 4 Element Switchback hunting pants, available in Realtree Xtra or Realtree MAX-1.

Acting through the Easton Foundations, Jim Easton, sporting goods industry innovator and benefactor, has gifted the Easton Archery Center of Excellence, a premier indoor training facility, to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Fire Restrictions (Stage I and II) have been rescinded for all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks sites in northwest Montana, including state parks, wildlife management areas, and fishing access sites in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders County, effective immediately.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District Office, the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (USFS), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) in conjunction with Nevada State Parks announce the lifting of fire restrictions that have been in place since June 26, 2015 effective, October 3, 2015.

Cabela's announced plans the company's biannual Ladies' Day Out event, Saturday, Oct. 10 -- a celebration of the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors, featuring giveaways, guest appearances, sales, seminars, workshops and more.

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) has announced that NEET Archery Products of Sedalia, Mo. is now on board as the youth archery association's latest sponsor.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said a 45-year-old Ohio man died after falling from his treestand on the opening morning of archery season in Huron County.

Known for their jerky cure and seasonings, Hi Mountain Seasonings' President Hans Hummel and Senior Account Executive BrianTucker join Scott Leysath, host of "The Sporting Chef," to fish Wyoming's legendary Sweetwater River on the next episode of "The Sporting Chef" on The Sportsman's Channel.
This week on The Choice, Ralph & Vicki are in Alaska with Renfro's Alaskan Adventures, floating the rivers and hoping to tag one of the big brown bears that roam the salmon legendary streams of the region.
Name The Game airs Wednesday, October 7th, with professional archers, Levi and Samantha Morgan heading to Flora, Illinois to hunt hard-rutting whitetails at the peak of the season.

Covert Scouting Camera's HD 60 is now available in new Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country™ -- the perfect camera not only for hunting, but also for security and surveillance.

With the Tree Stand Buddy® system, bowhunters can have multiple hunting locations ready to use while only having to own one lock-on style treestand.

The Drone from Ol'Man Outdoors is unlike any other climbing treestand on the market, offering the safest and fastest way to level your treestand while climbing.

Archery Wire Readers Remember Jim Dougherty
In 2008, Jim Dougherty was named to receive the inaugural Fred Bear Archery and Bowhunting Communicator Award, presented by the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), Archery Hall of Fame and the Archery Trade Association (ATA). The physical award is a bronzed, Fred Bear-signature, Borsalino hat, complete with turkey feather and Pearly Everlasting wildflower adorning the hatband. Pictured are the late Dave Staples, then president of The Archery Hall of Fame and Museum; Jay McAninch, ATA President/CEO: Jim Dougherty and wife, Sue Dougherty: and Steve Scott, POMA chairman.
Last week's Archery Wire feature and tribute to archery and bowhunting pioneer and journalist Jim Dougherty who died Sept. 21 at the age of 78 generated more responses and comments from readers than anything we've published – hands down. Many of those responding shared some of their personal memories and comments, and we felt it was only appropriate to let them stand on their own in a follow-up feature article. Some have been edited, for length only. And thanks to everyone who wrote us! JRA

Great piece on Dougherty and thanks for drawing attention to a man who didn't seek the attention to which others gravitated. Not that some of the others are bad people, it's just that he was never up front but always smiling and standing around "shootin' the bull" about bowhunting with regular guys. You did a nice job of capturing that even though I'm sure many readers recognized the name but, having not seen him on television, online or YouTube, in ads, or speaking at events, most have no idea how great a man he was.

Jay McAninch, CEO/President
Archery Trade Association

The Big C finally claimed Jim. Ever since I met him in the early 1980's, Jim was battling recurrences. Your obit was a fitting tribute to our friend and icon who will be greatly missed.

Barbara Skinner
Bushnell, Retired

Thank you so very much for the tribute you wrote to Jim Dougherty, as I knew Jim for over 30 years and he always treated me with respect and I enjoyed several hunting camps with Jim over those years. He was the first person in the Archery Industry to call me Tommy instead of Tom and I always smiled when he did, as only my Mother called me Tommy. I would sit like a kid in the room and listen to him tell stories about hunting Catalina, working for Ben Pearson and hunting Africa.

Though we where competitors during my days at Frontier Archery, he never treated me as a threat, but as a friend and fellow bowhunter. In later years he was on the Pro Staff of Cabela's and I looked forward to seeing him at the ATA show each year to renew that agreement and catch up on his health and his hunts.

I was sitting in a treestand when I heard the news, hunting elk over a waterhole and it was the perfect place to reflect on how much I admired Jim and his legacy in Archery. I will miss him dearly.

Tom Gallagher
Cabela's, Retired

Jim Dougherty from a Bow & Arrow Magazine, circa 1964, while field-testing the then-new Bear Kodiak recurve bow.
What most (people) can't fathom simply because of their age is that Jim Dougherty was a pioneer in the true sense of the word. All of his early bowhunting success was accomplished with what were, by today's standards, crude equipment – recurve bows, wooden shafts before the initial Easton aluminum arrows came on the scene, heavy broadheads that had to be hand-sharpened, finger tabs, no rangefinder. Thus, they had to get close which meant they learned to stalk in close on cat's feet.

Camouflage? They mostly hunted in blue jeans, work shirts, and a cowboy hat. Tree stands? Not yet mass produced. Ground blinds? Only if you built one yourself. Scent control? That would be keeping the wind in your face. Game cameras, aerial photos, and other modern scouting tools? You were lucky if you could find a decent topographic map. Cell phones? When they made a call it was often on a party line shared with neighbors. When they went to Alaska, northern Canada, Africa, it truly was like flying to the moon.

Bob Robb, Editor
Grand View Outdoors

Thanks for the nice piece about Jim Dougherty. He was probably my favorite bowhunting author and I remember anxiously thumbing my way through the different magazines to read his articles first. He inspired me as well, not only to try my hand at some outdoor writing but also because when I suffered from a case of incurable "target panic," after 12 years in the sport, I switched from shooting right to left-handed, just as Jim had done.

A prized possession, sitting in my broadhead collection display case, is a hunting arrow of Jim's that he killed a whitetail deer with, some years ago. Tom Gallagher, knowing how much I admired and respected Jim Dougherty as an author and bowhunter, was thoughtful enough to bring it back from a hunting camp he shared with Jim, and present it to me.

The bowhunting community has truly lost an icon.

Charlie Pacheco, bowhunter
Manteca, Calif.


Oct. 17
Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games 3D Archery Tournament
London, Ky.
Oct. 17 - Oct. 18
Oct. 27 - Oct. 30
Dec. 3 - Dec. 6
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 2015 Elk Camp
The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec. 3 - Dec. 12
RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec. 11 - Dec. 13
IFAA North American Field Archery Championships
Homestead, Fla.
Jan. 5 - Jan. 7
Archery Trade Association Trade Show
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.
Jan. 15 - Jan. 17
IBO Indoor World Championship
Cleveland, Ohio
Jan. 15 - Jan. 17
IBO 2016 Indoor World Championship
Parma Archery, Cleveland, Ohio
Jan. 22 - Jan. 24
Lancaster Archery Classic
Lanco Fieldhouse, East Petersburg, Pa.
Jan. 29 - Jan. 31
NFAA World Archery Festival
South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.
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