Membership Categories

REGULAR MANUFACTURER

Any corporation, partnership or other legal and lawful entity whose primary business is to manufacture, distribute and sell archery and/or bowhunting products.

BASIC MANUFACTURER

Any corporation, partnership and other legal and lawful entities who are new to the industry of manufacturing and sale of archery and/or bowhunting products and who have not applied for nor been approved as a Regular Manufacturer. Basic Manufacturer status is a classification that can be used for up to 3 years. Upon completion of the third year, organizations will automatically be reclassified as Regular Manufacturer.

MANUFACTURER'S SUPPLIER

Any corporation, partnership or other legal and lawful entity whose primary business is to manufacture and sell parts or components to other manufacturers to be used in archery and bowhunting products. Components manufactured are not sellable to the consumer.

OUTFITTER / GUIDE

Any corporation or other legal and lawful entity that employ professionals who are trained to provide services to bowhunters and that provide hunting opportunities with an emphasis on bowhunting.

REGULAR DISTRIBUTOR

Any corporation, partnership or other legal and lawful entity whose primary business is the distribution and sale of archery and/or bowhunting products to retail operations for resale to the public.

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR

Any corporation, partnership or other legal and lawful entity located outside of the United States whose primary business is the distribution and sale of archery and/or bowhunting products to retail operations for resale to the public.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Archery sales representative organization, group or other legal and lawful entity involved in selling archery and/or bowhunting equipment and products and/or services to retail operations.

NON-PROFIT

An organization with 501(c) 3 or 4 status with a mission and goals that align with those of the ATA and/or have a working relationship with the ATA.

GOVERNMENT

Agencies that participate in the promotion, support, education and/or management of archery, bowhunting, hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation. This includes but is not limited to schools, city, town, country, state and Federal agencies.

MEDIA

Any corporation, partnership or other legal and lawful entity whose primary purpose is the production of media such as print and broadcast media, blogs, films, DVDs, etc.

SUPPORTING

Any corporation, partnership and other legal and lawful entity that works with or provides services to a corporation, partnership or other entity in the hunting, shooting and outdoor industry and/or the archery/bowhunting industry.

ARCHERY PRO SHOP RETAILER

Archery retail businesses that sell, service and promote archery and/or bowhunting equipment, products and services directly to consumers from a physical location.

ARCHERY RANGE

Archery retail businesses whose programs are designed for archery shooting from a physical location.

BASIC RETAILER

Archery retail operations new to the industry within the last 3 years and who have not applied for nor been approved as any other class of retailer. A business can be a Basic Retailer for up to 3 years.

ARCHERY RESELLER

Retail business entities, including, without limitation: department stores, mail-order, internet- and catalog-exclusive businesses that sell archery and/or bowhunting equipment and products directly to consumers.

MULTIPLE CHANNEL RETAILER

Archery retail businesses that sell, service and promote archery and/or bowhunting equipment, products and services directly to consumers from three or more physical locations and use other marketing channels such as internet sales and/or catalog sales, all having the same retail name and ownership.