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    Virginia archery news

    VIRGINIA ARCHERY NEWS (Jan 2009) # 1

    The VIRGINIA ARCHERY NEWS (VAN) is a monthly archery newsletter that provides archery information of interest to Virginia archers.
    It focuses on target archery competition, but includes 3-D and hunting information. It is designed as a one-stop source, where information regarding shoot schedules and results will be provided, as well as archery news from organizations and clubs. Special features on archery topics will be included in some issues. The newsletter is free, and no commercial advertising will be included. The VAN will be sent only by Email, but it is hoped that newsletter recipients will post hard copies of the newsletter in their club areas, so that the word will spread about the VAN. Suggestions and recommendations about archery items and issues to be included in the newsletter will be gratefully accepted, and can be forwarded to jfrench787@aol.com. The newsletter will only be as good as the information provided by Virginia archers! The newsletter is not intended to replace organizational, or individual club web sites, or any other source of archery information. Hopefully, it will provide a quick reference for Virginia archers regarding archery events, and happenings, in Virginia and around the country. Clubs who are interested in providing information in this newsletter about their clubs are requested to send the information to jfrench787@aol.com.

    If you wish to receive the VAN, and/or submit suggestions, recommendations or information for the newsletter, please contact Jim French at jfrench787@aol.com



    The following list includes topics that may be included in monthly newsletters:

    · NFAA, VFAA, VBA, FITA news
    · Shoot Schedules
    · Shoot Results
    · Club News
    · Special topics such as the Archery Club of the Month,
    The Archer of the Month, Archery Tips, and Bow Maintenance.
    · Bow Hunting topics of interest to Virginia bow hunters.
    · Articles of interest found on-line, or in publications will be identified and directions to the article will be provided.
    · Personal Virginia archery stories.
    · Archery news for kids.

    Shoot News

    · Gander Mountain (Richmond area) will be holding a Vegas Challenge shoot on February 1, 2009 and an NFAA Challenge shoot on March 1st, 2009. See ArcheryTalk: (http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...mountain+shoot) for details). Note that the NFAA Challenge shoot is the same weekend as the VBA State Indoor shoot.

    · The Lancaster Archery Classic is scheduled for Jan 23-25 2009. See details at http://www.lancasterarchery.com/.


    · The NFAA is now allowing a ½ hour practice on your assigned target at the "NFAA World Archery Festival", and other shoots. See (http://www.nfaa-archery.org/tournaments/vegas/index.cfm)

    · Hunt n Shack (Gum Springs) has announced a Cash Shoot to be held on January 18th, 2009 (unconfirmed). See http://www.huntnshak.com/ for telephone number to get more information.


    Archer of the Month

    If you shoot in competitions in Virginia, or anywhere else in the world, you have probably seen, or met Victor Matthews. ‘Vic’ is now eighty-seven years old, and ready to compete in the upcoming 2009 season. Easily recognized by the numerous pins and awards displayed on his hat and jacket, Vic has traveled the world with his bow. When home, he lives in Northern Virginia, and still helps instruct young, and old, archers at the Fort Belvoir Archery Center. Hats off to this great archer, and fine gentleman!

    Club News

    The Prince William Archers have prided themselves on the number of archers they send to Virginia and National shoots. In order to increase the visibility of the club, members are now purchasing special shirts with the PrinceWilliam name and logo. Look for their snappy dress at this year’s events!

    Master Schedule

    A Master schedule of all NFAA, VFAA, VBA and FITA 2009 events is in the making, and will be attached to the February newsletter. Corrections, additions, and deletions to the schedule are welcome, and will be added to the Master Schedule. Copies of corrected schedules can be emailed on request.


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    VIRGINIA ARCHERY NEWS (Feb 09)

    VIRGINIA ARCHERY NEWS (Feb 2009) # 2




    Shoot News

    The former Atlantic City/Pittsburg/Hartford (40-50-60 yd) shoot had been renamed the WAF Classic 600, but has been changed again to the First Dakota National Bank Archery Classic. It is the third leg of the World Archery Festival, and could be the site of a million dollar winner and/or a winner of a Pontiac G5 Sports Coupe. The event will be the first major event to be held at the new NFAA Headquarters indoor range in Yankton, S.D.

    A couple of Virginians cashed in the top ten at the January Iowa shoot. Braden Gellenthein (3rd) and Roger Willet (7th) represented the Commonwealth well in this ever-growing shoot.

    The annual Lancaster Shoot saw seventeen Virginians in the mix of things with Tim Ewers capturing 1st place in the Bowhunter group. Strong showings also came from Ricky Stark in the Men’s Limited, and Braden Gellenthien in the Men’s Unlimited classes.

    Club of the Month

    The Sherwood Archers have been active in Virginia for quite some time, and are highly respected for the quality of the shoots they provide. Located in the Roanoke area, the club conducts Field, Animal, and 3-D shoots, as well as indoor shoots, and other special events. The Sherwood Archers website is one of the most informative archery sites in Virginia archery, covering not only shoot schedules, but also hunting results. With a monthly newsletter, their members, as well as others, have access to continuing news of their many events. Noted for the Dogwood Shoot, the Sherwood Archers hosts as many, if not more shoots, than any other club in the state. For more information about the Sherwood Archers, aim your sights towards their site at http://www.sherwoodarchersroanokeva.com/.


    Archer of the Month

    It will be difficult to find a more highly qualified archery champion in the country than Rick Stark. His Barebow victories are numerous, including wins at Las Vegas, Louisville, and many other locations. He holds numerous archery scoring records, including a 300 with a Barebow at a recent indoor shoot. A member and officer of the Prince William Archers in Brentsville, Virginia, he is often sought after to pass on his archery knowledge to his fellow archers. Hats off to this champion!

    Club News

    The Belvoir Bowhunters held their first pin shoot of the year with twenty-five shooters attending. The Belvoir MWR indoor range has had a recent facelift, and has the potential to be one of the finest in the state.

    Kids In Archery

    There appears to be a steady decline in the number of Virginia kids involved in archery. However, there are people and programs dedicated to increasing those numbers. In Virginia, the ‘National Archery School Program’ (NASP) and the ‘After School Archery Program’ (ASAP) are two such efforts. Jerry Wenzel is the director of the Virginia Bowhunters ASAP, and has provided the following information about the two programs: “NASP is a joint effort between a state’s fish and game dept and the State’s dept.of education. It is intended to introduce archery to middle and high school students……. The ASAP was set up to help provide a transition into the sport of archery….” The number of clubs holding archery classes in Virginia is unknown, but those clubs that need assistance in setting up archery classes should contact Jerry at mandjw@mindspring.com.

    The VAN is looking for archery articles of interest to include in future additions. In particular, articles about Virginia Archery Clubs are needed.

    If you wish to receive the VAN, the Master Schedule, and/or submit suggestions, recommendations or information for the newsletter, please email Jim French at jfrench787@aol.com.

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    Gander mountain 5 spot shoot

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    The reason the shoot is the same weekend is because the vba was so late posting the date of their shoot on their website that the Gander date was already set.

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    [QUOTE=va MTN MAN;1053783011][/Note that the NFAA Challenge shoot is the same weekend as the VBA State Indoor shoot.
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    The reason the shoot is the same weekend is because the vba was so late posting the date of their shoot on their website that the Gander date was already set.

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    shoot dates

    Note that the NFAA Challenge shoot is the same weekend as the VBA State Indoor shoot.



    The reason the shoot is the same weekend is because the vba was so late posting the date of their shoot on their website that the Gander date was already set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim French View Post
    VIRGINIA ARCHERY NEWS (Feb 2009) # 2




    Shoot News

    The former Atlantic City/Pittsburg/Hartford (40-50-60 yd) shoot had been renamed the WAF Classic 600, but has been changed again to the First Dakota National Bank Archery Classic. It is the third leg of the World Archery Festival, and could be the site of a million dollar winner and/or a winner of a Pontiac G5 Sports Coupe. The event will be the first major event to be held at the new NFAA Headquarters indoor range in Yankton, S.D.

    A couple of Virginians cashed in the top ten at the January Iowa shoot. Braden Gellenthein (3rd) and Roger Willet (7th) represented the Commonwealth well in this ever-growing shoot.

    The annual Lancaster Shoot saw seventeen Virginians in the mix of things with Tim Ewers capturing 1st place in the Bowhunter group. Strong showings also came from Ricky Stark in the Men’s Limited, and Braden Gellenthien in the Men’s Unlimited classes.

    Club of the Month

    The Sherwood Archers have been active in Virginia for quite some time, and are highly respected for the quality of the shoots they provide. Located in the Roanoke area, the club conducts Field, Animal, and 3-D shoots, as well as indoor shoots, and other special events. The Sherwood Archers website is one of the most informative archery sites in Virginia archery, covering not only shoot schedules, but also hunting results. With a monthly newsletter, their members, as well as others, have access to continuing news of their many events. Noted for the Dogwood Shoot, the Sherwood Archers hosts as many, if not more shoots, than any other club in the state. For more information about the Sherwood Archers, aim your sights towards their site at http://www.sherwoodarchersroanokeva.com/.


    Archer of the Month

    It will be difficult to find a more highly qualified archery champion in the country than Rick Stark. His Barebow victories are numerous, including wins at Las Vegas, Louisville, and many other locations. He holds numerous archery scoring records, including a 300 with a Barebow at a recent indoor shoot. A member and officer of the Prince William Archers in Brentsville, Virginia, he is often sought after to pass on his archery knowledge to his fellow archers. Hats off to this champion!

    Club News

    The Belvoir Bowhunters held their first pin shoot of the year with twenty-five shooters attending. The Belvoir MWR indoor range has had a recent facelift, and has the potential to be one of the finest in the state.

    Kids In Archery

    There appears to be a steady decline in the number of Virginia kids involved in archery. However, there are people and programs dedicated to increasing those numbers. In Virginia, the ‘National Archery School Program’ (NASP) and the ‘After School Archery Program’ (ASAP) are two such efforts. Jerry Wenzel is the director of the Virginia Bowhunters ASAP, and has provided the following information about the two programs: “NASP is a joint effort between a state’s fish and game dept and the State’s dept.of education. It is intended to introduce archery to middle and high school students……. The ASAP was set up to help provide a transition into the sport of archery….” The number of clubs holding archery classes in Virginia is unknown, but those clubs that need assistance in setting up archery classes should contact Jerry at mandjw@mindspring.com.

    The VAN is looking for archery articles of interest to include in future additions. In particular, articles about Virginia Archery Clubs are needed.

    If you wish to receive the VAN, the Master Schedule, and/or submit suggestions, recommendations or information for the newsletter, please email Jim French at jfrench787@aol.com.
    Jim,
    How are you? Will you be going to Vegas or the Indoor Nats? The 3rd leg of the WAF will be in Yankton but outside
    Joe B.
    Zenarch

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