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APPS
Outdoor Sportsman Group’s global, subscription-based, streaming service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) announced today it is offering an extended 30-day period of free service when consumers subscribe using the promo code STAYHOME between now and April 15, 2020.
AWARDS
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announced the winners of its 2019 Al Brothers Professional and Non-Professional Deer Manager of the Year awards recently at QDMA’s 2020 Whitetail Weekend event. The Haslam family of Georgia earned the non-professional award while Adam Keith and Matt Dye of Missouri took home the professional award.
CANCELLATIONS & RESCHEDULING OF EVENTS
The National Deer Alliance (NDA) has announced the rescheduling of public meetings at locations around Pennsylvania to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD). In response to COVID-19, the town-hall style meetings will tentatively be pushed to June. These events will allow for dialogue and open questions from attendees—and engaged attendees are essential.
NASP has reserved the Daytona Beach Ocean Center and? specific areas of the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort for the week of June 8 -13, 2020 for our? Open Championship Tournament.

With the recent official announcement of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021, athletes, coaches, fans, supporters and staff around the world are coming to terms with this news. While heartbreaking for so many in such varying ways, it is important that this decision was made for the right reasons; to prioritize global health and safety and to ensure a level playing field for all. The Flame will continue to burn, and the Games will go on as a bright light at the end of this dark and confusing time.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is adjusting its national lineup of conservation dinners, shoots, youth outreach events and Work Boots on the Ground projects based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
CONSERVATION
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through the general signup which ended on February 28th. Encouraging news for agriculture, wildlife and water resources nationwide, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever acknowledges that USDA is well on its way to fulfilling an overall goal of 8 million acres this year to keep CRP at full enrollment levels.
National Deer Alliance (NDA) president and CEO Nick Pinizzotto recently discussed the social science behind chronic wasting disease (CWD) management at two national wildlife management conferences. Pinizzotto presented his talk, “Biology vs Sociology: The Paradox of Chronic Wasting Disease,” at the Southeast Deer Study Group meeting in Auburn, Alabama on February 24, and at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 12.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation expresses sincere appreciation for four stalwarts who recently completed honorable service on its board of directors and welcomes four new members taking their place.
GIVEAWAYS
Viper Archery Products announces the launch of its online “Viper Bundle Sweepstakes” promotion. One lucky winner will walk away with a Sidewinder XL pin sight, a 12” X-Strike carbon stabilizer, an 8” X-Strike carbon stabilizer, a Single V-Bar Mount and a Straight Quick Disconnect, a total value of $475.
GRANTS
The Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association has announced the 2020 recipients of its Youth Education Grants. Twelve organizations have received funding for programs designed to get youth outdoors and to teach them about the valuable natural resources available throughout the state.
INDUSTRY
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announced that Brian Murphy has resigned from his position as CEO effective immediately. Murphy had on March 3 announced his intention to transition from CEO to a part-time role after 23 years with the organization to travel and spend more time with his family, and a search for his replacement is already underway.

While many industry events have been cancelled or postponed during this time, Media Lodge is offering its partners the opportunity to showcase their brands & products through fully-integrated digital media campaigns and original video productions reaching millions of firearms and hunting enthusiasts.
JOBS
Southwick Associates seeks a knowledgeable and experienced data scientist and research analyst. Working remotely, this position will serve the outdoor industry and conservation field. Fishing, hunting and/or target shooting experience preferred.
MEDIA
Hunt, fish, shoot and learn from the best in the world on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Q2 programming lineup debuts Monday, March 30 where fans can catch original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks.
With more Americans confined to their homes in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, trusted sources of news and information are at a premium. Increasingly, consumers are turning to the wide-reaching network of print, digital and broadcast outlets that make up the Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) for their educational and entertainment needs.

For hunters interested in comprehensive and practical information about white-tailed deer, they’ve turned to Deer & Deer Hunting (D+DH) since 1977. At BaseMap, we know reputation and quality are priority, so we are excited to announce our newest partnership with Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine and Deer & Deer Hunting TV.
NEW HIRES
Benjamin May has been named as S3DA West Virginia State Coordinator. As State Coordinator, Ben will oversee the development and operations of S3DA within West Virginia, including educating and recruiting parties interested in forming new S3DA clubs and teams, coordinating with the Regional Coordinators and when possible attending and assisting with National S3DA events.
Greg Easton, President of Jas. D. Easton, announced today that Easton’s Vice President of Finance, Aaron Lucky, has been named as the new president of Easton Technical Products effective March 19, 2020. Aaron will succeed Mark Pezzoni, who announced his forthcoming retirement earlier this year.
NEW PRODUCTS
Irish Setter adds more snake boots to its expanding collection for men and women. All Irish Setter snake boots feature SnakeGuard protection, which impedes fangs and thorns from penetrating the boot upper by combining a non-woven material with leather or nylon.

One of the big hassles of hunting with a compound bow is figuring out how to securely and safely pack and carry it afield, yet keep it handy enough that you can immediately spring into action should an unforeseen opportunity arise. The solution is simple: Bow Spider -- the quickest and easiest bow retrieval system on the market.
Bear & Son Cutlery, manufacturer of premium made-in-the-USA knives, delivers a classic knife design for 2020 with the new 3 ½-inch One Blade Pen, an American-made, single-blade pocketknife that is comfortable to carry all day.
Today, Toxon Technologies announces that shipments of BOWdometers have begun, with products now on their way to archers across the US and Canada. BOWdometers are also available to archery dealers to carry in-store through Kinsey's Archery Products Inc. And Lancaster Archery Supply.
Dryshod, the new benchmark in performance waterproof footwear for outdoor recreation, has just added the new Shredder MXT camo hunting boot to its 2020 model lineup.
ONLINE
The time is now. The 2020 Average Hunter St. Jude Auction is live. If you haven’t checked it out yet, there are over 70 listings and all of the proceeds go to help the kids at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. http://stjude.averagehunter.com/There are tons of items big and small. You can bid on a t-shirt, some fishing line, archery or even a South African Safari. We have it all.
Finding entertaining and productive things to do with your kids during these trying times may seem like a daunting task. Hi Mountain Seasonings has an easy and fun solution— make homemade jerky, sausage or snackin’ sticks as a family. It is not only fun, but it also works on building math, science, literacy and fine motor skills.
PARTNERSHIPS
GSM Outdoors, a multi-brand manufacturer and technology innovator of premium, specialized hunting gear, is pleased to announce its sponsorship renewal with Mark and Terry Drury and the Drury Outdoors properties.
RETAIL
Kinsey’s Inc., who began shipping firearms in February, continues to operate with shipments that are deploying in one to two days from time of order. Their industry-leading freight program ($300 minimum) and a vast assortment of FFL, archery and outdoor equipment provide customers with a unique advantage during these difficult times. The receiving docks are active, taking shipments daily, restocking the distributor with high demand products.
Gear up for spring hunts with Delta McKenzie’s line of Turkey 3D targets. Available in four realistic models: the Strutting Pro Turkey, the Gobbling Pro Turkey, the Alert Turkey, and
TOURNAMENTS
Spencer Sports Center at Wabash Valley College is no stranger to some amazing athletes, but it looked a little different recently, as the center was host to the Illinois S3DA Indoor State Archery Championship. The Wabash Bowhunters S3DA Team coordinated the event with the help of Illinois State Coordinator, Jim Sharp and the Illinois S3DA Regional Coordinators. With over six hundred plus spectators, the facility was filled with nearly one hundred fifty competitors from nine clubs and eight teams.
The Owensboro Convention Center was the selected venue for the 2020 Kentucky S3DA Indoor State Championship and boasted a record breaking five-hundred and thirteen archers (513). Fifteen (15) Elementary clubs and teams, twenty-three (23) Middle School clubs and teams and twenty-eight (28) High School clubs and teams were represented, along with several thousand spectators.
 

ATA recently reached out to the Wires to share their resources they are offering by those affected by COVID-19 pandemic, which is everyone reading this. I thought this was a fantastic round-up and wanted to share what Allison Jasper, ATA’s Communications Director, sent us. For starters, everyone reading this should bookmark ArcheryTrade.Org as they are updating it regularly with resources, facts and news. Jasper shared that they are not recreating any information that they are not experts in…and they created this page “to serve as a one-stop-shop for members to access things like FET tax info, small business loans, state-by-state info, etc. I intend to update this page daily as new questions unfold, and new information becomes available.”

Additionally, her and her team are creating helpful resources such as this blog post on “9 Things Your Archery Business Can Do During the COVID-19 Pandemic” and this article on applying for a small business loan. Jasper also shared ATA is hopefully many retailers, manufacturers, and other small businesses in our industry apply for these loans.

And finally, I’m sure the ATA crew is getting flooded with questions. One that’s top of mind is definitely ensuring one’s archery-related business is marked “critical” in the event of a quarantine and/or shutdown. ATA’s official statement on that matter is below:

ATA STATEMENT ON BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS/CRITICAL DESIGNATIONS

The Archery Trade Association represents manufacturers, retailers, and partners to the archery and bowhunting industry. Its mission is to inspire growth, increase participation, and preserve the sports of archery and bowhunting.

In times of crisis, sustainable food sources are critically important. Bowhunting provides access to resources, many on public lands, which can offset supply and demand issues common during these times.

The ATA encourages all local, state, and federal authorities to protect archery and bowhunting businesses, preserving their rights to remain open, while following appropriate guidelines. Access to bowhunting equipment, expertise, and guidance can relieve traditional market pressures under challenging circumstances, while also affording people the opportunity to remain active and healthy.

Ok, what else? How is everyone doing? How can I help? How can ATA help? Both of us are here for you. -Michelle Scheuermann, editor, Archery Wire

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