BloodSport
3D EVENTS
Last weekend, the Prime Total Archery Challenge took place at the Snowbird Ski Resort just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah with a record 1,000-plus archers venturing up the mountain to test their skills.

APPAREL
The re-engineered Stratus System from Sitka Gear is an excellent early to mid-season choice, but with the correct under layering the Stratus line can be worn well into the later part of the whitetail season.
Xpedition Archery has chosen Bowadx Apparel as the exclusive supplier of Xpedition Archery Apparel and Promotional Gear.

APPS
Bow Hunter 2015, is now available for iOS devices after a successful Android launch earlier this year.

ATTRACTANTS & SUPPLEMENTS
Chestnut Magic from Chestnut Hill Outdoors is created from real American Dunstan Chestnuts and arms hunters with the power to attract deer to any location and keep them coming back for more.

BOW QUIVERS
Kwikee Kwiver offers a diverse line of quivers, so the serious archer is sure to find the perfect option for his or her needs.

BOWHUNTER ED
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a Bowhunter Education Class at its regional office in Columbia Aug. 25-26
Hunting archers can now take the Florida Bowhunter Education Course by completing an online, distance-learning component, followed by attending a field class.

BOWS
Like its definition, the aptly named LYCAN from New Breed Archery possesses enhanced strength, reflexes, coordination, speed, agility, durability and endurance. Translation: It's a beast in the whitetail woods.

CONSERVATION
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $211,400 in grants that will fund more than a dozen habitat enhancement, research and hunting heritage projects in the state of Idaho.

CROSSBOWS
While designed with kids and mom in mind, don't be surprised when dad opts to take the Barnett Recruit to the stand because he loves the lightweight, compact feel and powerful punch.

CWD
A total of 640 deer supplied by hunters were tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the 2014-2015 seasons in Kansas, and 10 were confirmed positive.
The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have confirmed a second free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on July 16 heard testimony from staff and invited guests on a variety of issues relating to Chronic Wasting Disease during a special meeting at Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters.
As part of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources' (DNR) ongoing management efforts to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a larger portion of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia has been added to the current area where artificial supplemental feeding and baiting of deer is prohibited.

EVENTS
The Prime Total Archery Challenge fueled by MTN Ops is putting the final touches on the event's next stop in Big Sky, Mont. at the beautiful Big Sky Resort starting Friday, July 31.
The Rinehart R100 is headed to Sparta, Wis. this week where he beautiful Sparta Rod & Gun Club will play host to the R100 July 25 - 26.

INDUSTRY
As part of its continued growth, Bast-Durbin Advertising has hired Niko Markos to fill the position of Social Media Content Manager, where he will be responsible for day-to-day management of social media strategy and content for Bast-Durbin's clients.
Clean-Shot Archery, Inc., maker of the Nock Out® lighted nocks, announces expanded sales coverage through partnerships with Rogers-Sports Marketing (South East) and Proactive Sales (Mid-Atlantic and North East).

JOBS
Academy Sports, located in Houston, Tex., has an immediate opening for the position of Brand Specialist.
HeadHunters NW, the executive search firm specializing in the outdoor industry, is on the hunt for a Director of Membership for its nonprofit client this is one of the best-known conservation organizations in the outdoor industry.

NEW PRODUCTS
The new Realtree EZ Hanger line is stronger, with a wider bow hook and a sharper screw -- and bowhunters can choose from three lengths (13, 23, and 34 inches) to position their bow perfectly, creating even less movement when readying for the shot.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has pledged $50,000 over the next five years to help fund the Wild Harvest Initiative, an effort to quantify the harvest and consumption of wild game and fish in the United States and Canada.

PAN AM GAMES
The U.S. Pan American Games team sported two world class veteran archers: five-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist Khatuna Lorig and Brady Ellison, a two time Olympian who boasts an Olympic silver medal and an unprecedented three World Cup Final titles. Lorig will bring home the Pan Am games gold medal and Ellison another silver.

PARTNERSHIPS
Siberian Coolers has partnered with Jason Matzinger on his upcoming production titled, #ProjectElk. #ProjectElk is the story of the origins, science, and evolution behind conservation and the question around whether hunters are the earth's true conservationists.
The Pope & Young Club and the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) announce their partnership to educate young archers about sportsmanship, stewardship and their bowhunting heritage.

PRO STAFF
BIGshot Archery, LLC announces the addition of Chris Reed to its elite pro staff. Reed's son, Colton also joins him as a youth pro staff member for BIGshot Targets in an effort to promote BIGshot and Reed's commitment to passing on the rich heritage of archery.

PROMOTIONS
Kicking off the tenth week of its Spring into Summer gear giveaway, Cyclops will be giving away a top-of-the-line, handheld rechargeable spotlight, the REVO 1100.

REP GROUPS
Ben Johnson joins the Outtech team as a Regional Manager for the Outtech Hunting Division in Wisconsin and the Michigan UP, while Matt Roberts will be responsible for accounts in Indiana and Kentucky.

RETAIL
The Bohning Company is excited to announce its new Vane and Nock Product Boxes designed with four different product boxes available, there is something for any dealer out there.

SCENT CONTROL
Deluxe SCENTite Blinds from Advantage include exclusive technology that makes them airtight and scent proof.

SCENTS
Kishel's Scents incorporated the use of the multi-patented Weiser "SafeScent™ Technology," which treats urine and removes harmful pathogens, bacteria and viruses without altering its effectiveness in the field.

SOFT GOODS
New for 2015, Browning Packs new line of Buck hunting packs include the Buck 2500RT Day Pack, Buck 2100 Day Pack, Buck 2000 Day Pack, Buck 1250 Trail Cam Day Pack, and the Buck 1000 Stuff-sack.

SPONSORSHIPS
Hunting industry giant, Mossy Oak, the leader in hunting and lifestyle camouflage patterns, has signed with Levi and Samantha Morgan as a 2015 commercial partner, and exclusive camouflage sponsor, of their adventure archery program, Name The Game®.

STAFF SHOOTERS
Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooters swept the final leg of the IBO National Triple Crown this past weekend in Marengo, Ohio, with 3-D archery superstar Levi Morgan leading the way again.

STATES
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers training and shooting ranges that makes the ancient art of archery accessible to anyone.
Any whitetail deer that has coloring more than 50 percent white cannot be legally taken in the Hawkeye State, thanks to legislation passed in 1987.

TELEVISION
A one-hour television documentary appearing on Sportsman Channel titled #PROJECTELK will help North America continue an on-going dialogue about the benefits of hunting and its positive impact on conservation.
This week on Archers Choice, follow Ralph, Vicki and RJ as they take to the road on their annual Florida adventure, experiencing bowfishing in salt and fresh water. for stingrays, tilapia and gar.
It doesn't get much closer than only 18 yards to stare eye-to-eye with a bull elk on public land in northeast Utah, but that's exactly what Randy Newberg does on this week's Leupold's Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg.
After the duo tags-out in Illinois the previous week, Levi and Samantha Morgan quickly pack their bows and head for Kansas, where they'll hunt on the farm of long time friend, Shawn Evans.

TREATMENTS
The itch. The burn, almost sizzling at times. The ugly blotches and blisters on your arms, your legs...anywhere you contacted it. Poison ivy.

TREESTANDS
The 13.5-pound aluminum M60U Ultralite from Millennium combines full-size comfort with a lightweight, yet super-sturdy design – and can handle hunters weighing up to 300 pounds.

Alabama's 11th Community Archery Park Opens Aug. 4
Alabama's eleventh community archery park, located at Oak Mountain State Park, will hold its grand opening August 4. It joins an impressive network of well-designed and professionally maintained public archery facilities across Alabama.

Most of the archery parks were built with cooperation from the local parks and recreation departments, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and the Archery Trade Association (ATA).

The Oak Mountain Archery Park will be open year-round during daylight hours for recreational shooting, competitive tournaments and outdoor educational programming. The facility includes an eight-target adult range from 15 to 50 yards, an eight-target youth range of 5 to 20 yards and a four-target range of 10 to 40 yards. The park also features a 12-foot shooting platform for bowhunters to practice shooting from an elevated position.

Use of the archery park is free for those under 16 years of age or over 65 years of age. Oak Mountain entry fees still apply. Alabamians ages 16 to 64 must have a hunting license, Wildlife Management Area license, or Wildlife Heritage license in order to shoot. For non-residents, an annual Wildlife Management Area license or non-resident hunting license is required. Licenses are available from various local retailers or online at www.outdooralabama.com.


Oak Mountain joins 10 other community archery parks currently in operation throughout Alabama. These facilities are one component of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) effort to increase awareness and participation in the life skill of archery.

Athens Community Archery Park features adult and youth known-distance targets from15 to 50 yards and 5 to 20 yards, respectively. A 12-foot high elevated platform provides simulated hunting conditions at targets from 10 to 40 yards. The range is located directly behind the Athens High School (SE corner near band room and tennis courts) in Limestone County. Parking is available directly adjacent to the range along with other recreational facilities.

Cullman Community Archery Park also features adult targets from 15 to 50 yards and youth known-distance targets from 5 to 20 yards. It also has a 12-foot-high elevated platform with targets from 10 to 40 yards. There is also a 16-target walk-through course with targets at unknown distances. The park is located directly across from the City of Cullman Golf Course in Cullman County at 2602 County Road 490, Hanceville, Ala. Parking is available on-site and adjacent to the range at the driving range.

Decatur Community Archery Park also received support from Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. The park has adult and youth known-distance targets from 15 to 50 yards and 5 to 20 yards, respectively. A 12-foot-high elevated platform simulates hunting conditions at targets from 10 to 40 yards. There is also a 20-target walk-through course with targets at unknown distances. The park is located next to the west entrance of the Aquatic Center in Point Mallard Park at 2901 Point Mallard Drive SE, Decatur, Ala.

Demopolis Community Archery Park has the same adult and youth known-distance targets as the previous parks, but the Demopolis Park has a 14-foot-high elevated platform to simulate hunting conditions at targets from 10 to 40 yards. The range is located beside the baseball complex within the Demopolis Sportsplex in Marengo County. Parking is available directly adjacent to the range.

Dothan Eastgate Park Archery Range stretches the archers' abilities with adult targets from 15 to 80 yards. The youth targets are from 5 to 20 yards. A 12-foot-high elevated platform has targets from 10 to 40 yards. The location is within the Eastgate Park at 2049 Sanitary Dairy Road, Dothan, Ala. The park is operated by the Dothan Leisure Services Division in Houston County. Parking is available on-site.

Foley Community Archery Park at Graham Creek Nature Preserve includes an eight-target adult range from 15 to 50 yards, an eight-target youth range of 5 to 20 yards and a four-target range of 10 to 40 yards, which includes a 12-foot shooting platform for bowhunters to practice shooting from an elevated position.

Heflin Community Archery Park features the normal adult and youth known-distance targets and a 12-foot-high elevated platform. The Heflin Park also offers a 10-target walk-through course with targets at unknown distances. The park is located one block from Cleburne County High School at 1199 Evans Bridge Road, Heflin, Ala.

Lincoln Community Archery Park features the regular adult and youth known-distance targets and a 12-foot-high elevated platform. There is also a 16-target walk-through course with targets at unknown distances. The park is located at 1584 Holly Hills Road, Lincoln, Ala.

Ozark Community Archery Park offers the usual adult and youth known-distance targets and a 12-foot-high elevated platform. There is also an eight-target walk-through course. The range is located at Ed Lisenby Lake at 861 Myrtle Drive, Ozark, Ala.

Tuscaloosa Community Archery Park offers long-range shooting for adults with targets from 15 to 80 yards. Youth targets are from 5 to 20 yards, and a 12-foot-high elevated platform is available. The park also has a 10-target walk-through course. The location is 13040 Eugenia Faucett Drive, Northport, Ala.

For more information about the Oak Mountain State Park Community Archery Park, call the park office at (205) 620-2520. For more information about Oak Mountain State Park, visit www.alapark.com/oak-mountain-state-park.

- The Archery Wire

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July 20 - July 22
Annual NASP® Coordinator's Conference
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 22 - July 26
70th NFAA Outdoor Nationals
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
July 23
Bowhunting Clinic
Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, SLC, UT
July 23 - July 25
National Archery in the Schools World Tournament
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 23 - July 25
NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 23 - July 26
July 24 - July 26
ASA Alabama Pro/Am
St. Bernard Abbey, Cullman, Ala.
July 25 - July 26
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 26 - July 28
National Archery in the Schools All-Star Championship
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 31 - Aug. 2
Prime Total Archery Challenge
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Aug. 1 - Aug. 2
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 6
Bowhunting Clinic
Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, SLC, UT
Aug. 6 - Aug. 9
IBO World Championship & Archery Festival
Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY
Aug. 8 - Aug. 11
Aug. 11 - Aug. 16
Aug. 15 - Aug. 16
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 20 - Aug. 23
ASA Classic
Uchee Creek Campground Center, Fort Mitchell, Ala.
Aug. 23 - Aug. 30
Aug. 29 - Aug. 30
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Sept. 3 - Sept. 4
Sept. 5 - Sept. 7
Sept. 8 - Sept. 13
Oct. 17 - Oct. 18
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