Bowhunters who hunt property with persimmon trees know how lucky they are, as deer find the fruit extremely attractive.

Allen Company, long known for delivering both value and quality to the archery industry, has launched a new crossbow case addition to its popular GearFit family of cases.

Bowfishing enthusiasts should make plans now for the second annual Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Roundup bowfishing tournament on Saturday, July 16, on the Kaskaskia River at Wood Duck Marina near Baldwin, Ill. The tournament is hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area (SFWA).
In its second year, Fin finder's #KissYerFish had an uptick in entries as well as thousands who engaged with Fin-Finder's page during the contest. Entries included fish kissers of all ages, down to a toddler with her pint-sized trophy.

The finals for the SoCal Showdown presented by AAE took place Sunday morning at the San Diego County Fair in the Del Mar Race Track in front of a large crowd. Great exposure for the sport, heated matches intensified the excitement.
Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) held its third National 3-D Championship at Mermet Lake State Conservation Area in Metropolis, Ill. with a total of 407 shooters from 13 states took part in the competition.
It was another commanding victory for 9-time ASA Shooter of the Year, Levi Morgan, at the recent ASA event at Metropolis, held June 24-26, making it two ASA victories in a row and an impressive three ASA tournament wins for the 2016 season.

Founded with collaboration between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Wild Sheep Foundation and SITKA Gear, "2% for Conservation" focuses on a shortfall in the funding of non-governmental conservation organizations by encouraging businesses to commit to giving back 1% of annual sales and to volunteer 1% of their time to conservation causes.

The State of Arizona and Office of the Arizona Attorney General Friday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by several environmental groups challenging the U.S. Forest Service's decision to allow limited off-road motorized big game retrieval by elk and bison hunters on the Kaibab National Forest.

Introducing the critically acclaimed Raptor family of Barnett crossbows, including the award-winning Raptor FX2 and the radically efficient BC Raptor Reverse.

After extensive public testimony, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved an amended set of regulations for artificial movement of deer by permit as part of the state's chronic wasting disease (CWD) management plan.

Kinsey's, a leading distributor in the archery industry, announced this week it is now distributing an extensive assortment of Cartel archery products to its dealer base.

Vapor Trail Archery is heading to Big Sky Country for another event of the Total Archery Challenge: a three-day event July 29-31 at Mystery Ranch in Bozeman, Mont.
Young archers from Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana participated in the first Scholastic 3-D Archery tournament to be held in Wisconsin during the Pope and Young Club's Bowhunters Rendezvous.

At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
The seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016 and could consider future bear hunting in 2017.

The Redneck 6X6 Camo Soft Side Blind, now available in Realtree Xtra, redefines what it means to be a semi-permanent hunting blind with a range of innovative features that make it the most durable and heavy-duty blind in its pricing category.

Josh Sidebottom, a Buffalo, NY native who holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Dayton, has joined The Outdoor Group, LLC, with headquarters in West Henrietta, NY, as Director of Engineering.

Kinsey's is seeking an Internet Sales Associate who will support the management team, sales staff and Ecommerce Sales Lead by managing ecommerce accounts and related transactions of Kinsey's Outdoors retail store.

In light of recent legislative efforts seeking the sale or transfer of federal lands to state ownership, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) announced this week that it strongly maintains its opposition to such proposals.

Available in Realtree Xtra and Realtree Xtra Snow, these foosball tables by Carron will provide hours of entertainment while bringing an outdoors feel indoors to your game room, man cave or hunting lodge.
The MP8 Black Covert scouting camera, available in Realtree Xtra, boasts 40 invisible flash LEDs and 8MP resolution, all for the low price of $149.99.

Lightforce is leading the way in a line of bars that will change the way you think about LEDs and their role in truck light systems.

After bringing home Louisiana's first National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) national championship in May, Benton Middle School claimed its second straight NASP world title last weekend, beating Indiana's Castle North Middle School by an impressive 70 points, at the 2016 NASP World Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Fletching Tape Dispenser from Bohning Archery automatically separates the backing from the tape; no more peeling by hand. And, it has an ergonomic design making it comfortable and easy to use at various angles.

Diamond Archery has launched a new easy-to-navigate website – - designed to give its customers the information they want the way they want it....simply and quickly.

From spotting big toms in forest shade to glassing Western foothills for deer and elk, hunters can rely on Styrka's new S3 Series binocular, available in an 8x42 model, a 10x42 model, and a 10x42 model sporting a Mossy Oak Break-Up® Country™ finish.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has presented Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) with a 2016 Kentucky Bull Elk Tag to be used to raise funds for the organization's efforts to impact the lives of young archers across the country.

USA Archery and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have created a partnership to advance the development and awareness of beginner and youth archery programs and to explore strategies to promote instructor certification, and enhance archery merit badge programs and camp activities.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announces a new partnership between QDMA Canada and Dean Partridge's Canadian Whitetail that will provide viewers with reliable guidance on deer and habitat management while increasing awareness of QDMA Canada throughout the country.

Elite pro shooters Levi Morgan and Cara Kelly finished in first and second place respectively during the weekend's ASA Illinois Pro-Am tournament, and both are in prime position to secure 2016 ASA Shooter of the Year titles.
Elite Archery pro shooter Reo Wilde took home the gold in the So Cal Shootout, a part of the USA National Archery Series, taking place at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., with the finals held at the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Race Track.

Beginning June 21, Stealth Cam, an innovator in the production of quality game cameras, will be giving away a camera each week for nine consecutive weeks, leading up to the grand prize announcement as part of its Ultimate Archery Sweepstakes.

October Mountain Products has issued a recall for approximately 640 hanging bow scales because the mounting ring on the item can break when in use, which can cause impact and laceration injuries to the user.

Mossy Oak Properties, Inc. announces that Brad Hawkins of Mossy Oak Properties Dixie Land & Wildlife in Selmer, Tenn. received its "Agent of the Year" award, and Mossy Oak Properties Mozark Realty in Poplar Bluff, Mo. won the "Office of Year" award at the company's recent Land Summit.

The Ringer and Veracity release aids from No Limit Archery are the only releases on the market that encourage better form to aid in consistency and accuracy.

With the addition of Rick Kohler as Senior Analyst for Strategic Accounts, Outtech has the ability to support its major account teams with market analysis, sales analytics and business insights designed to evaluate current item performance, sales and inventory positioning, and drive growth for vendor partners.

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts for archery, muzzleloading and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges and other public areas.
New Hampshire hunters should note that several changes were made to baiting regulations during the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's biennial rulemaking review, particularly regarding the application process for bait permits and submission deadlines.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that a young black bear was struck and killed by a truck Friday evening on Highway 76 near the Yellow River Forest in southeast Allamakee County.

This summer, Outdoor Channel is premiering the highly- anticipated, new travel and outdoor adventure TV series, Nick's Wild Ride, starring award-winning fiddle player and country artist, Nick Hoffman.
Chasing elk on heart-pumping, high energy hunts and sharing conservation success stories highlight upcoming episodes of RMEF Team Elk, presented by Cabela's.
Treezyn hunting and outdoor apparel has announced a new partnership with Matt Moore of Closing the Distance TV. The two brands will work together to maintain a strong image in the hunting world developed through years of work and dedication.
With a brand new album, A Whole Lot More To Me, and the seventh season of his hit television show, "Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors" premiering on July 1 on Outdoor Channel, summer is heating up for country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan.

Designed to help kids get into the sport and develop proper technique, the Banshee, Lil' Banshee and Lil' Sioux are, above all, designed to help next generations fall in love with archery.

Team Army Archers Win Gold, Silver at DoD Warrior Games
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michal Matthews, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga., retrieves his arrows from the target during the archery competition at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, June 17. Matthews won the Gold Medal in the compound bow division by edging out the Air Force competitor, 110-109. The DoD Warrior Games, June 15-21, is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans. (Photos: Master Sgt. D. Keith Johnson)
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Team Army archers earned two medals at the Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, June 17.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Matthews took the Gold Medal in the individual compound bow category, edging out the U.S. Air Force Silver Medal archer, 110-109. The team consisting of Matthews, U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Matthew Mihacsi, from Sterling, Virginia and U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo, from North Bergen, New Jersey took the Silver in the team compound category. The United Kingdom recurve archers took all of the individual medals and the team Gold Medal.

Approximately 250 athletes representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom Armed Forces are competing for gold, silver and bronze in eight sports: archery, cycling, field, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball.

The Warrior Games archery competition is a combined sport with both men and women competing equally. Compound Open, Recurve Open, Team Compound and Team Recurve are the four categories in the competition. Fourteen Team Army Soldiers competed in the four categories.

Matthews, a West Point graduate, from the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia, has been involved in archery for approximately one year, picking up the sport while participating in adaptive reconditioning at the WTB.

U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Erick Acevedo, from Aquadila, Puerto Rico, shoots in the recurve category at the archery competition at the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, June 17. The DoD Warrior Games, June 15-21, is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans.
"I've been involved in shooting sports all of my life and the fundamentals just carried over," Matthews said. "You zone out, get into your bubble and don't let the competition get to you."

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Allan Armstrong, Fort Hood, Texas, also shot as an individual archer. Halfway through the match, he was unsure of how he was doing.

"I'm fairly new to this," said Armstrong. "If I make it to the finals, that's great. If I don't, I know what I need to work on."

All of the archers credit the adaptive reconditioning program at the Warrior Transition Battalions for getting them into archery.

"Adaptive sports gave me the confidence to recover," said Armstrong. "It takes time to go through this process."

"I like the mentality of adaptive reconditioning and the Warrior Games," said Matthews. "You see a lot of athletes overcoming their injuries or illnesses. They don't quit on themselves."

"I picked shooting archery at adaptive sports at the WTB," said U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Gregory Quarles, from Ringgold, Georgia. "If there's someone out there that needs it, adaptive sports is a lifesaver. Get out there and do what you got to do. You're not alone."

- Master Sgt. D. Keith Johnson, 316th Sustainment Command


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 23
Rinehart R-100
Wabash, Ind.
July 25 - July 29
71st NFAA National Outdoor Field Championships
Darrington, Wash.
July 28 - July 31
Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous
Denton State Park, Ulysses, Pa.
July 29 - July 31
July 30
Rinehart R-100
Sparta, Wis.
Aug. 3 - Aug. 6
Aug. 5 - Aug. 7
ASA Classic
Ft. Benning, Ga.
Aug. 12 - Aug. 14
IBO world Championship & Archery Festival
Seven Springs Mtn. Resort, Seven Springs, Pa.
Aug. 18 - Aug. 21
Potter County Bowhunter Festival
Denton State Park, Ulysses, Pa.
Sept. 9 - Sept. 11
Sawmill Mountain Bow Shoot
Ski Sawmill, Morris, Pa.
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