Archives for May 2016

2016 NASP National Youth Archery Tournament Breaks All Records

NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM - NASPOver a 3-day period last week, multiple world records were broken in Louisville, Kentucky. The world’s largest indoor archery ranges, totaling more than a half-mile were set-up in just 20 hours at Kentucky’s Exposition Center. Then, over the next three days student archers broke the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) national tournament record with 12,897 archers (up 7%). The NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge (“3D Challenge”) hosted 3,416 shooters (up 20%), and Centershot Ministries (archery in the church) had 953 archers (up 1,200%). Archers from 909 schools in 41 states and Washington D.C. competed, in these, the worlds largest archery tournaments! Female participation at Nationals was 47%, another record for NASP® by two points! [Read more…]

Pennsylvania: Game Commission Offers Support for Sunday Hunting, License Fees

Pennsylvania Game CommissionThe Pennsylvania Game Commission today offered testimony to legislators on two issues important to the state’s hunters and trappers.

First, Game Commission Deputy Executive Director Bryan J. Burhans testified before the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee about the potential expansion of Sunday hunting. Then, Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough testified before the House Policy Committee on the importance of a license-fee increase and Senate Bill 1166, which would enable the Game Commission to set its own fees for licenses. [Read more…]

Spring Bear Hunt with Disabled Hunter

IMG959420The Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters Association had such an incredible time with their disabled hunters in Idaho and Montana this year. Jake got a great bear in Idaho and although Phillip was unable to score a bruin in Wyoming I think he learned a great deal about hunting bears and just really loved getting out and about. [Read more…]

Introducing The Rack-It Cocking Device

Rack-ItRack-It LLC has confronted a common issue of individuals who are incapable of manipulating the slide of their semi-automatic firearm.  They responded with a simple, easy-to-use device called the Rack-it. The Rack-it is a compact sized CNC-machined block available in either t6061 aluminum or Delrin that isolates the slide only of a semi-automatic firearm. Usage requires a simple push down and pull up, or push and release movement only, making the required action quick and easy.  It is designed in three sizes and is offered in three models: belt clip, wall mount, and a shooting range/gunsmith stand. The belt clip and wall mount brackets are made of 1050 cr spring steel and powder-coated while the shooting range/gunsmith stand is made of 1/4″ steel and powder coated. The independent design allows the user the freedom to choose regarding holster preference and requires no modifications to the firearm. The aluminum Rack-It is anodized with a type 3 hard coat Teflon impregnated finish, available in 4 colors while the Delrin is available in black. [Read more…]

NASP Academic Archer Program Concludes with Over 8500 Students Enrolled

NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM - NASPUS and International response from educators and coaches to NASP’s new Academic Archer program has been outstanding! Registration concluded for the 2015/2016 school year on April 30th with 8,517 students enrolled into the program. Educators from 38 US states and two Canadian Provinces implemented the NASP Academic Archer Program with their students. [Read more…]