Four divisions returned on Sunday morning to complete their 2024 WIAWIS USA Archery JOAD U.S. Open, after inclement weather curtailed competition on Saturday afternoon, before team rounds brought down the curtain on what was an outstanding first visit to Albuquerque.
Kelly Brand Management (KBM) is proud to announce that two outdoor legends, Hank Parker and Levi Morgan, have been added to its Fall Buyer’s Market virtual show on July 29–30, 2024.
The International Hunters Education Association (IHEA-USA) announces the launch of Scout, a cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) platform designed to revolutionize how hunters access vital information and stay compliant with hunting regulations. Understanding the rules and regulations of hunting can be tricky, and Scout is here to help. Try out Scout here: https://scout.ihea-usa.org/
Hunters and anglers, the 2024-2025 Georgia Hunting and Fishing Regulations and Seasons guide is now available online and in print. The Georgia DNR's Wildlife Resources Division is making it even easier to be on the water and in the woods by giving you the need-to-know information all in one place with the new combined guide.

Kinsey’s Inc. is proud to highlight KelTec during this Vendor Focus Week. By highlighting this and other vendors in the weeks ahead, Kinsey’s Inc. aims to strengthen vendor relationships as well as provide deep discounts for the dealer base, allowing for those participating in the event to take advantage of exclusive deals.
SHOT UniversityTM has issued a call for presentations for its educational sessions at the 2025 NSSF® SHOT Show®. SHOT University will take place January 21-23, during the 2025 NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Moultrie expands its award-winning Edge series of cameras with two new introductions: the Edge 2 and Edge 2 Pro. The Edge 2 and the Edge 2 Pro are available for purchase now at www.MoultrieProducts.com and at authorized Moultrie dealers.
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A Crossbow Education Instructor training session was recently held in Kingsville, MO, to prepare Camp Valor Outdoor instructors to teach Crossbow Safety to military veteran participants. 
The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) recently sponsored the 2024 International Hunter Education Association - USA (IHEA) Conference in Branson, MO.
Delta McKenzie Targets, LLC (www.dmtargets.com), announces its X-Ray Series Deer, Elk and Grizzly arenow shipping and will be in stores near you!
Easton is taking their message to the bowhunting community throughout the month of July during this year’s ‘America Month.’

BIGshot Archery, LLC partners with Ravin Crossbows to create a target that is built to withstand the fastest and hardest hitting crossbows on the market today.
The largest gathering of state and federal fish and wildlife agency communicators will take place during the annual Association for Conservation Information (ACI) conference July 22-25, 2024 in Arlington, VA.
A Crossbow Education Instructor training session was recently held in Kingsville, MO, to prepare Camp Valor Outdoor instructors to teach Crossbow Safety to military veteran participants. CVO hosts a variety of shooting sports and outdoor activities for veterans.
The Original Log Cabin Homes is excited to introduce the Mossy Oak Nativ Living Editions of their cabins. homes, and structures. This collaboration blends Mossy Oak’s rich heritage with The Original Log Cabin Homes’ deep roots in tradition and expertise in log cabin construction, promising unmatched quality and design.

Antler King is pleased to announce the company has renewed its partnership with DeerTopia. Hosted by deer habitat manager Steve Bartylla, DeerTopia is a Deer & Deer Hunting exclusive. In each episode, Bartylla shares his proven tactics to help hunters produce bigger, healthier deer populations from the ground up.
G5 Outdoors and Prime Archery are proud to announce the continued partnership with Joe Eppele, who has been representing both brands for five years.
Kryptek Outdoor Group is pleased to announce its role as a Membership Sponsor for the Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA) Hunters Extravaganzas taking place across Texas during the first three weekends of August.
This week on Archer’s Choice with Ralph & Vicki, The whole family is headed to Texas. Fallow us down to Adrenaline Bowhunts to stick a fallow and try for some Axis.

By Scott Stuhr

Every year, a group of dedicated 4-H Shooting Sports teens come together to become National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors. The mission of the program is “Opening avenues to expand youth horizons through their voice, image, and vision.”

This year the National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Leadership Institute is going to be held at The Vines Center (also known as the Arkansas 4-H Center) just west of Little Rock Arkansas. 28 participants from 18 different states will come together August 6-10 to fine tune and develop leadership, public speaking, and team building skills.

The 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador program provides a venue for 4-H Teens to represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at special events; at donor/sponsor functions and with the public, 4-H groups, community service organizations, schools and media contacts. Ambassadors serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports program at national, regional, state, county venues, helping to make 4-H Shooting Sports programs more visible. These teens further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building. They also assist in maintaining relations with 4-H Faculty and Extension Administrators as well as past, present and future program donors and supporters. Ambassadors continue and expand their involvement in 4-H Shooting Sports beyond the shooting skills and competitive events and stay actively connected with the 4-H Shooting Sports program as they enter their collegiate years and further into adulthood.

The National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program is designed to promote 4-H and 4-H Shooting Sports. Youth selected to serve as Ambassadors will receive training that will allow them to return to their homes and advocate for the program at the county, regional, and state level. Some Ambassadors may be asked to support national events as well. Ambassadors provide public relations support at special events such as donor/sponsor functions and serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, helping to make 4-H and the 4H Shooting Sports Programs more visible. The Ambassador’s further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.

By being selected as a National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador, these youth represent over 400,000 4-H youth. These amazing young people strive to support the vision of the program which is “To establish and expand a National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador Program that is replicable at the Regional, State and County levels, affording teens the opportunities to demonstrate their skills in leadership, citizenship and community service through ambassador activities that promote and encourage the 4-H Shooting Sports Program.”

To learn more about 4-H Shooting Sports, go to https://4-hshootingsports.org/

For information on becoming a supporter of 4-H Shooting Sports the 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program, or anything else related to 4-H Shooting Sports, please contact Scott Stuhr, at coordinator@4-hshootingsports.org

By USA Archery

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – After 18 years and five cycles of the Olympic Games, National Head Coach KiSik Lee has announced his retirement from USA Archery at the end of the year. Coach Lee’s departure marks the end of an era characterized by remarkable achievements, innovative coaching techniques, and a legacy that will live forever in the history of archery in the United States.

In January 2006, Coach Lee was the most sought-after archery coach in the world when he took the National Head Coach position at USA Archery. Since then, Coach Lee has transformed the landscape of archery in America. Under his leadership, Team USA has consistently performed at the highest levels in international competitions, including the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup events.

Coach Lee's tenure at USA Archery comes after a storied career that began long before his time here. Originally from South Korea, Lee's coaching prowess was first recognized on the international stage when he coached the Korean national team to numerous victories in the 1980s and 1990s.

His move to Australia and subsequent success with their national team further solidified his reputation as one of the foremost archery coaches in the world. He continues to be one of the most highly regarded coaches worldwide.

At the helm in the United States, Coach Lee developed a biomechanically engineered approach to shooting technique, which became USA Archery’s “National Training System” and was taught to thousands of coaches and countless archers through the years.

He developed equipment, published several highly regarded archery books, coached workshops, seminars and led coaching for USA Archery high performance programs including the Junior Dream Team and Resident Athlete program.

In addition to pioneering resources and education for coaches, Coach Lee also worked directly with hundreds of the nation’s most promising archers to raise the level of talent in the United States.

Since Coach Lee took the reins, USA archers have won well over 300 medals on the Archery World Cup circuit - more than any other nation - with nearly half of them being gold. USA won three Olympic medals between 2012 and 2016, two recurve gold medals at the Archery World Championships and international titles in Indoor, Field, 3D and Youth championships via archers coached by Lee. Coach Lee made history when he was awarded Best Olympic Coach of the Year by the USOPC in 2019.

“Coach Lee is the best there has been,” shared five-time Olympian Brady Ellison. “He started working with me in the 2006 and built one of the most winning archers of all time. It was not just his technical knowledge that shaped my career. He helped me grow up as a person and helped shape me into the man I am today and for that I will be forever grateful.”

“Coach Lee's contributions to USA Archery are immeasurable,” said Rod Menzer, USA Archery, CEO “His dedication, expertise, and passion for the sport have elevated American archery to new heights. He has not only developed world-class athletes but has also inspired a generation of archers and coaches. We are profoundly grateful for his service and wish him the very best in his next chapter.”

USA Archery’s Assistant National Head Coach, Chris Webster, who worked alongside Coach Lee for several years, echoed Menzer’s thoughts: “Coach KiSik Lee is truly someone I will miss working with. Whether through guidance, encouragement, or leadership, Coach Lee has undoubtedly made a positive impact on USA Archery and Team USA.

"His dedication and support inspired those around him to strive for their best. Here’s to Coach Lee for his contributions to USA Archery and the growth of world class archers in the USA. I wish him all the best and nothing but success with his future endeavors! Thank you, Coach.”

Coach Lee’s decision to leave USA Archery this year follows great personal tragedy that has shifted his priorities to family at a difficult time. Reflecting on his time in the U.S., Coach Lee expressed his gratitude and pride in the accomplishments of his athletes. “It has been an incredible journey,” said Lee. “I am deeply thankful to USA Archery, my colleagues, and the many athletes I have had the honor to coach. Watching them grow and succeed has been very rewarding. I look forward to seeing the continued success of USA Archery in the years to come.”

As USA Archery begins the search for a new national head coach, the organization remains committed to maintaining the high standards set by Coach Lee. The future of American archery looks bright, bolstered by the strong foundation he has built.

Thank you, Coach KiSik Lee, for your extraordinary service and dedication. Your legacy will continue to inspire and guide the future of archery in the United States and beyond.

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