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AWARDS
Houston Safari Club Foundation recently awarded its annual scholarships as part of the Dan L Duncan Scholarship program. Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing careers in the outdoors, supporting the future of tomorrow’s conservation leaders, and protecting the future of hunting.
The National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) posthumously honored a 19-year veteran of the group during its 26th annual meeting, originally scheduled for Arkansas but conducted virtually instead. Chuck Kowaleski, of Texas, received the 2020 NBTC Leadership Award for his significant, long-term contributions to the bobwhite restoration cause.
Bowtech is proud to announce that due to his dominating performances, Bowtech Pro Shooter Tim Gillingham ran away with the Senior Pro National Championship once again for the 2nd year in a row.
EVENTS
Hank Forester, Assistant Director of Hunting Heritage Programs for the unified Quality Deer Management Association and National Deer Alliance (QDMA/NDA), will share the success of the Field to Fork adult hunter recruitment program when he speaks at the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s virtual conference on Wednesday, August 12 at 11 a.m. EST.

At the 2020 S3DA 3-D National Championship, S3DA provided anyone on-site the opportunity to purchase as many raffle tickets as they would like for a chance to WIN a Sponsor Prize Package raffle.
GEAR
Since their introduction in 2004, AXIS arrows have emerged as the best all-around arrow for bowhunters looking for the most reliable results in taking down big game.
GIVEAWAY
In celebration of National Knife Day, August 24th, Outdoor Edge announced the launch of its online “Win 20 Knives for 2020 GiveAway” promotion today. One lucky winner will walk away with a 20-piece collection of Outdoor Edge’s finest innovations along with some of the time-tested classics.
INDUSTRY
The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) has hired Thomas MacAulay, former Marketing Director of BPI to lead the organization as its new Executive Director. Thomas will take the helm of the organization on August 11, 2020.

The Pope and Young Club has recently conducted an analysis of its trophy entry fee cost based on historical data and today's actual cost of processing entries by staff. While reviewing historical information, we learned that the Club had raised entry fees, on average, every 11-12 years. These increases were often conducted to ensure staff costs were offset, and the Club made a minimal profit that could be directed towards other operating expenses.
President Trump’s signature grants the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) its final stamp of approval. The bipartisan legislation provides full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establishes The National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.
Marking the most significant nationwide conservation milestone this century, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is now permanently and fully funded. It happened after President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law.
Despite Game Commission’s attitude toward attractants, Wildlife Research Center® and Tinks® encourage hunters to embrace other efforts to counter CWD. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) benefits no-one, but hunters, wildlife managers and hunting related industries have the most to lose from this terrible deer and elk disease. Slowing and potentially stopping the disease will require contributions and sacrifices from everyone that cares about the wild deer herd and addressing those things each have control of.
Kelly Brand Management (KBM), a sales, marketing, and business management consultancy, announced today it has been selected as the sales agency of choice for Perfect Hatch.
Thanks in part to their commitment to innovation and quality products, Full Range Hanging Systems has continued to set record revenues selling their modern, inventive display systems.
This past April, your ATA Board of Directors voted to delay the Executive Committee election by 90 days in an effort to allow the ATA and Directors to focus on providing the best possible member support during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the delay set to expire in August, the Board of Directors just voted a new Executive Committee into office. During the recent election, the Board installed a new chair and two new vice chairs to the committee.
JOBS
Lancaster Archery Supply continues to grow and is hiring! The Lancaster, Pa., based company has openings in several areas of the business, but is immediately looking to fill positions in its Pro Shop, Academy and Customer Service.
MEDIA
Fathers in the Field, a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is, "To rekindle and establish the spirit of boys who have been abandoned by their fathers; mentoring them one-on-one in life skills through outdoor activities, and by sharing a Christian understanding of our Heavenly Father's love and sacrifice for His children," is pleased to announce publication of the new book The Great American Rescue Mission.
Harvest Home Films LLC is pleased to announce that Ted Nugent has committed his full support to The Harvest Movie. Nugent, a lifelong advocate for hunting and the outdoor lifestyle will be a key partner in the fund raising efforts and ultimate box office success of The Harvest.
Tune in to this week’s Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio show as host Rob Keck welcomes the best-selling comedy artist of all time, Jeff Foxworthy. Conversations will cover Foxworthy’s comedy career, passion for the outdoors, how he's spending time on the farm now that he isn't touring, and why he leads a weekly Bible study for the homeless. Rob’s second guest is Jim Liberatore, Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO. Liberatore will share with the listeners how 45 million hunters and anglers are aiming to bypass Hollywood with a powerful new pro-hunting film called “The Harvest.”
FIREDISC® Cookers recently launched an all-new Facebook Live show called Fired Up Live with Claudia Hoyser. The new show provides fans with all of the elements that the FIREDISC® lifestyle has to offer, including a chance to hear exclusive interviews and live music from popular country music stars.
NEW HIRES
Hunter Outdoor Communications (HOC), a Texas-based public relations agency, is pleased to announce that Kellen Goodall has joined its team as an intern. Goodall will assist the company in its social media efforts, primarily on Instagram. He will also assist with photography and possible trade show travel. He will report directly to Karen Lutto, owner/CEO.
NEW PRODUCTS
SneakyHunter Bootlamps – essentially, headlamps for your feet – eliminate the problem of accidentally spooking game with a headlamp or flashlight, as well as inadvertently temporarily blinding your companions by accidentally shining your light in their eyes. They make navigating rocky, uneven backcountry trails safer and easier.
Starting today, Exo Mtn Gear and Kryptek team up to offer a limited run of Exo K3 pack systems in Kryptek Altitude.
Introducing the new-for-2020 Carbon Express® Maxima™ Triad™. As the first of its kind to combine Carbon Express's exclusive Tri-Spine technology in an XSD (Extra Small Diameter) hunting shaft, the new Maxima Triad adapts technology trusted by many of world's top target archers to deliver unrivaled performance in a .166 (inner diameter) tri-spine hunting arrow.
Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, announced today that it has started shipping the Powerview™ 2, an evolution of their popular Powerview line of binoculars that have offered industry-leading value for over a decade.
Seth McGinn’s GameMaker series presents the Original Collapsible Batter Bowl for all your battering and breading needs.
Higher standards and lower prices. That’s the name of the game for Black Gate Hunting Products. When that mantra is applied to the trail camera industry it results in the R4K, an innovative new trail camera that is packed full of impressive features and won’t break the bank.
Scent Crusher® is proud to announce the release of their NEW Covert Closet. This versatile system lends itself to multiple hunting and non-hunting uses and is the quickest way to effectively eliminate odors by using the product as a bag or as a closet.
ONLINE
The HSC-PAC announces the launch of an online auction to help raise funds for its political action committee
Every year the National Archery in the School’s Program (NASP®) convenes its annual coordinator’s conference. In year’s past, this widely attended conference has been held at various places around the United States. Phoenix, AZ was set to hold the 2020’s conference on July 28th and 29th. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines, which NASP® takes very seriously, the archery program conducted its very first virtual conference, over those same dates.
Everest, the marketplace that connects outdoor retailers and manufacturers with customers who love to hunt, shoot, fish and camp, has announced the addition of Midland Radio Corporation to its family of storefronts.
With the postponement of the Gala due to COVID, Trinity Oaks is excited to announce they will be hosting a virtual silent auction to support their urgent fundraising needs. The auction will take place from Friday, August 7th at 9 a.m. until Wednesday, August 12th at 9 p.m.
PARTNERSHIPS
The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce the continued support of Hoyt Archery through the Club’s Corporate Partner Program. Hoyt continues their strong commitment to wildlife conservation, the protection, and defense of our bowhunting heritage and fair-chase ethics.
TETRA, a premium hearing technology company, has joined forces with Duck Commander, a proven leader in duck call manufacturing, to become the official hearing protection for the Duckmen.
TrueTimber has extended the partnership with JR Motorsports on Noah Gragson’s No. 9 car as the NASCAR Xfinity Series enters the back half of the 2020 season. JRM announced that Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber and Black Rifle Coffee will stay on as co-primary sponsors for an additional 16 races as Gragson chases the NXS Championship. The partnership trio were on board at the beginning of the 2020 season for Gragson’s season-opening win at Daytona.
The team at Drury Outdoors will proudly be shooting arrows from Victory Archery for the 2020 season. Victory Archery is excited to continue their relationship with the Drury’s and the entire team at Drury Outdoors.
PROMOTIONS
Idea Ranch made it public today that it has promoted a group of Creative, Social & Public Relations (SPR) and Account Service team members to new positions within the agency. Heath Kennedy transitions to Vice President of Content Delivery and Performance. Austin Hillard becomes Associate Creative Director, and Sarah Powell is now Senior Art Director. Breanna Major will be joining them in the Creative Department as Associate Producer. Charlsey Wolfe gains a promotion to an Account Manager role within SPR. Lastly, Danny Burke has been elevated to Account Executive within the agency’s Account Service Department.
RETAIL
Hi Mountain Seasonings has the solution to the “What’s for dinner? Dilemma” – Pizza Night with Hi Mountain Seasonings. Pizza nights with the family is fun, easy and tasty for everyone and you can get the entire family engaged in the process.
SEVR Broadheads is now shipping the all-new innovative archery practice target—the 21” SEVR HD. The premium target is poured-foam and features an oversized rectangular 4:3 aspect-ratio face.
Since their introduction in 2004, AXIS arrows have emerged as the best all-around arrow for bowhunters looking for the most reliable results in taking down big game.
TOURNAMENTS
Archers from across the United States convened at the Laurel County Fairgrounds in London, Kentucky to participate in the 2020 S3DA 3-D National Championship. Throughout the weekend, several bonus events were held, including the Delta McKenzie “North American Big Game Bowhunting Challenge”. This challenge featured a 10-target range of various Delta McKenzie 3-D targets modeled after big game wildlife common in North America such as elk, caribou, standing bear, black bear, big horn sheep, mule deer, whitetail deer, mountain lion, antelope and strutting turkey.
ARCHERY WIRE
Event Calendar

AUGUST 11
ATA Registration & Hotel Block Opens

AUGUST 11-12
POMA Virtual Business Conference

Two-day event - register here: https://professionaloutdoormedia.org/poma-business-conference/ 

AUGUST 12-15
USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open, Richmond, VA

The 136th USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open is held for adult (Senior and Masters) archers in the recurve, compound and barebow divisions. For 2020, the 136th USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open will be held August 12 - 15, 2020 in Richmond, VA.

AUGUST 27-30
Delta McKenzie Easton ASA Classic, Foley, AL

AUGUST 28-30
USA Archery Buckeye Classic, Dublin, OH
 
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