Advocacy

Your ATA aims to influence political, environmental and economic decisions that directly or indirectly impact archery and bowhunting. We see the benefits of engaging our greatest asset, our members, in the strategy and execution of our advocacy campaigns and strive to offer you the resources and tools you need to support our industry.

Your ATA is committed to monitoring decisions being made by legislation and strives to keep members informed about key issues pertaining to the federal excise tax, conservation, hunting, public land access, and any other topics relating to archery and bowhunting.

Action Alert System

We encourage members to voice their stance on industry issues by utilizing ATA’s Action Alert System. This system was implemented to assist members in taking action on legislative or regulatory issues affecting our industry. With a simple few clicks, members can forward a message to their local senators and/or representatives letting them know your stance on the outcome. Grassroots advocacy is the result.

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Environmental Partnerships

Dan Forster, ATA’s chief conservation officer, works with state wildlife agency directors and other partners to implement policies, strengthen relations and R3 (recruitment, retention and reactivation) programming, and develop plans to expand archery and bowhunting in the United States. Your ATA works with partners to protect species from extinction, maintain and restore habitats, enhance ecosystem services and protect biological diversity.

Recommended Equipment Standards

In hopes of stimulating awareness and improved customer confidence and compliance through reductions in regulatory complexity, your ATA initiated the development of recommended equipment standards to guide bowhunting regulation development in the U.S.

View the equipment standards guidebook.
View statement about draw weight standards.

Contact Dan Forster

For more information, contact Dan Forster

Toll Free (866) 266-2776 Ext 128
Direct (770) 601-5038
danforster@archerytrade.org

Advocacy Videos





ATA Members Must Remain Vigilant on CWD

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Help State Wildlife Agencies Boost R3 Programs

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S3DA Embraces Conservation Role (And You Should Too)

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Consumer sites

Archery 360 and Bowhunting 360 are consumer-facing information-and-education websites, as well as social-media accounts on Facebook and Instagram, that encourage teens and young adults to try archery and bowhunting. ATA created these websites to attract and inspire new archers and bowhunters. The sites also help retain current archers and bowhunters, while reactivating former participants in both sports. These websites provide valuable archery and bowhunting content that promote the store locator while engaging your audience and helping your business grow.

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We are here to help the industry, to help individual businesses get the most out of the industry, and to help you.

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