President – Charmen McAlpine
Vice President – William Chapman
Secretary – Sabrina Chapman
Treasurer – Kristi Wood
Northern Zone Director – Kevin Ivey
Central Zone Director – James Adams
Southern Zone Director – Bryan Gilbert
Tournament Director – James Hornbuckle
UDCP Director – Mike McAlpine
Political Advisor – Don Jackson
Editor – Larry McAfee
Awards Chairman – William Chapman
Webmaster – Bryan Gilbert
Master Bowhunter – Riley Yeargan
Merchandise – Sandra Patterson
There are many methods in judging 3D target distance. Probably as many as there are 3d targets. Here is a Hoyt video that may help get you to a good start this tournament year. Push yourself to start shooting early in the tournament season and shoot as much as you can. This will not only help develop your muscles but also develop your machine like rhythm to be a consistent shooter.
Our own Barry Estes has started a new hog hunting business called Alabama Hog Control located in Prattville, Alabama. Barry offers bow and gun hunts both day and night. Check out his website at http://alabamahogcontrol.com
If you have a problem with hogs on his property Barry offers a great solution to that…..HIM. He will gladly come in to your property and help you with that. Read more about his services at: http://alabamahogcontrol.com
Alabama’s ninth community archery park will hold its grand opening at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The facility includes an 11-target adult range from 15 to 80 yards, an eight-target youth range of five to 20 yards, a four-target range of 10 to 40 yards with a 12-foot platform and a 10-target walking course.
The archery facility is located in Faucett Brothers Park, 13040 Eugenia Faucett Dr., Northport, Ala. 35476. The park will be open year-round during daylight hours for recreational shooting, competitive tournaments and outdoor educational programming.
Day use of the park is free for those under 16 years of age or over 65 years of age. 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.
The Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority will offer archery classes at the park this spring. For more information, contact archery instructor Mark Harrison at 205-331-5600, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tcpara.org.
The Tuscaloosa archery park joins eight others currently in operation including Athens, Cullman, Dothan, Demopolis, Decatur, Heflin, Lincoln and Ozark. 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.
The Tuscaloosa Community Archery Park was made possible by the following sponsors: ADCNR’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Archery Trade Association and the City of Tuscaloosa.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visitwww.outdooralabama.com.
Word was received late yesterday afternoon of the death of archery industry pioneer bowmaker Tom Jennings, affectionately known by the moniker “Mr. Compound Bow,” for his decades of innovative bow designs with the Jennings Compound Bow company and subsequent collaborations with other manufacturers. Mr. Jennings, who had been in failing health for several months after suffering a broken hip in 2012, passed away at the home of his stepson, Matt Cavanaugh, in Columbia, Mo. around 4:00 p.m. Feb. 25. Prior to his recent physical problems, Mr. Jennings spent the past decade at his home on the Honduras coast.
Mr. Jennings was 88.
A 1999 inductee in the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum, Jennings built his first bow in 1936 at the age of 12. His was the first company licensed under the H. Wilbur Allen patent to manufacture the Jennings Compound Bow. His were the first 2- and 4-wheel compounds commercially produced and marketed.
In keeping with Mr. Jennings’ wishes, there will be no services. Friends report his body will be cremated, with a portion of the remains interred beside those of his late wife, and the remainder scattered near his beloved Honduran home.
PROCTOR, Minn. – Registration has officially opened for the 14th Annual Muzzy Classic & Alabama State Championship bowfishing tournament to be held April 27-28, 2013, in Guntersville, Ala. This popular Bowfishing Association of America (BAA) sanctioned event has guaranteed prize money of $3,500 for 1st place with more places paid based on number of entries. Potential payouts, not including prizes, are: 2nd place $2,500; 3rd place $1,500; 4th place $1,000; 5th place $750 and 6th place $500.
The primary tournament is a Big-20 format with boat limits of three grass carp and 15 buffalo fish. No catfish are allowed. Participants will also have the opportunity to win a new bow or another exciting prize for bringing in the heaviest carp, the longest gar, the heaviest grass carp or the heaviest buffalo. This is a two- or three-man tournament with $150 entry fee.
Last year, Tommy Woods, Scott Baxter and Mathew McCrary won the event with a whopping 439.6 lbs., and as a result, the trio is already registered to defend their title. Pre-registration for this year’s event will be conducted up to 72 hours prior to the tournament. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, as teams leave in the order that they register. Regular registration will be conducted at the tournament site, Harbor Marina in Guntersville between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the day of the event, with a mandatory meeting at the launch site for all teams at 6:30 p.m. The tournament runs from 7 p.m. April 27th through 7 a.m. April 28th.
For information on the tournament visit www.muzzy.com/news/14th-annual-muzzy-classic, and download the flier, rules and entry form. Registration entries can be mailed to: Muzzy Products Corp., Attn: Muzzy Classic, 110 Beasley Rd. SW, Carterville, GA 30120.
Founded in 1984, Muzzy is the number-one name in fixed-blade broadheads, and it is a pioneer in the art of bowfishing. A division of Feradyne Outdoors, Muzzy is headquartered in Proctor, MN, and its manufacturing facility is located in Cartersville, GA. For more information on the full line of Muzzy’s fixed-blade broadheads and state-of-the-art bowfishing equipment, contact Muzzy Outdoors, LLC, 110 Beasley Rd., Cartersville, GA 30120; call (770) 387-9300; or visit www.muzzy.com.
Congrats to Rick @ Archery Unlimited in Prattville for winning Mathews Top 100 Retailer! Archery Unlimited has been
provided much appreciated spnsorship support for over 10 years. It is well deserved and indicative to the outstanding
service Archery Unlimited provides to thier clients and our members. We congratulate you and thank you at the same time.
This app has lots of great features including the ability to report your harvest, hunting and fishing regulations, fish identification, a personalized Trophy Case for logging and sharing your harvest with friends, and Near Me mapping for locating WMAs.
No Android version yet. If that changes, we’ll let you know!
“Ironmen Ministries” are hosting a 3D pop up tournament at the Little River State Park near Atmore/Monroeville on October 13th. There will also be a free fishing day for special needs and handicapped children. Several of the Buckmasters and a couple of the guys from the top shots tv show are supposed to be there as well. The local car club is going to have a car show there for everyone to enjoy. There will also be plenty of food for everyone.
Source: The Archery Wire
Florida is the latest state to report the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in its whitetail deer herd. This viral disease has been confirmed in two deer and suspected in at least 10 others from North Florida that were examined this year.
EHD is an insect-borne disease, transmitted to deer by small biting flies known as midges or “no-see-ums.” The disease can cause illness or death in individual deer but should disappear when freezing temperatures halt insect activity. EHD cannot be transmitted to humans or pets; however, as a general rule, people should avoid consuming sick or unhealthy deer.
“This is a disease that you typically see in late summer or the fall, and it often occurs after periods of drought,” said Dr. Mark Cunningham, wildlife veterinarian for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). “The good news is we don’t expect long-term impacts to our state’s deer herd.”
Deer infected with EHD may have pronounced swelling of the head, neck, and tongue, and often have large ulcers in the mouth. Infected deer are often found near water and may be lethargic, lame and emaciated.
The FWC is monitoring the health of the state’s deer herd and is examining deer for EHD and other diseases. Sightings of sick or dead deer can be reported to the FWC by calling 866-CWD-WATCH (866-293-9282), which is the state’s chronic wasting disease hotline number.
In addition to Florida, at least 12 other states are reporting EHD cases.
October 2, 2012
Source: The Outdoor Wire
WASHINGTON – Monday morning’s decision by the Supreme Court to reject a challenge to the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule concludes a nearly decade-long legal battle over the management of inventoried roadless areas, sustaining valuable fish and wildlife habitat and unique public-lands hunting and fishing opportunities, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership announced Monday.
The so-called “road-less rule” is a multiple-use national forest management regulation designed to limit road building and timber harvest on undeveloped public lands managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The rule determines the management of 45 million acres of national forests and grasslands outside of Idaho and Colorado.
Monday’s decision resolves legal uncertainty surrounding the rule and denies a challenge brought by the state of Wyoming and Colorado Mining Association, which claimed that the rule unduly impacts industrial development.
A broad cross-section of sportsmen, conservationists and recreationists has consistently voiced its support of conservation of road-less areas and the outdoor opportunities they foster. The TRCP, which has led a coalition of hunters and anglers in promoting responsible road-less area management, declared today’s determination a victory for sportsmen.
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court affirms the value of back-country areas in sustaining healthy and secure habitat for fish and wildlife,” said Joel Webster, director of the TRCP Center for Western Lands. “These are values hunters and anglers both have benefited from and supported for years.
“Sound road-less conservation policies safeguard big-game habitat security, productive trout and salmon fisheries and our sporting traditions,” Webster continued. “The 2001 road-less rule remains a strong mechanism for conserving America’s outdoor heritage. With the fall hunting season upon us, sportsmen can celebrate this legal victory by enjoying our favorite pastimes on America’s prime publicly owned hunting and fishing lands.”
Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations and grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing.
Hunters are required to possess an accurate, up-to-date harvest record with them at all times while hunting deer and turkey. Watch the Alabama DCNR’s “Outdoor Alabama” requirements for your hunting license and harvest record. Saying you didn’t know just won’t hack it with the Game Warden!