About the Conservation Initiative

The ATA’s new Conservation Initiative strives to boost hunting participation nationwide by teaching archers and nonhunters their role in conservation, and detailing how hunters contribute generously to wildlife-management programs.

We seek to teach future generations to appreciate the outdoors and that their impact on it is critical to preserving our rich hunting and conservation heritage.

The Outreach and Education team and your ATA are constantly updating and creating material for this program.

Resources

To Recruit and Retain Archers and Bowhunters

FET Cycle: Archers

A diagram that demonstrates how archers contribute to conservation through Federal Excise Tax.

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FET Cycle: Bowhunters

A diagram that demonstrates how bowhunters contribute to conservation through Federal Excise Tax.

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Wild Game Nutrition

A chart that compares the nutritional value of wild game.

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Bowhunting Approval Rating

The results of a survey to measure the public’s approval of bowhunting.

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Explore Bowhunting Checklist

This activity checklist helps you determine which bowhunting activities work best in different scenarios.

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Explore Bowhunting Activities

The Explore Bowhunting activities below teach bowhunters how to use animal tracks for identification, track and scout animals, mark and follow a blood trail using flagging, use binoculars to locate animals from a distance, clear a shooting lane in the forest, and the importance of wind direction.

Map it Out

Here’s Concrete Evidence

Glassing for Game

Wind Direction

Create a Shooting Lane 

Animal Tracks

Points to Consider

Explore Bowfishing Checklist

This activity checklist helps you determine which bowfishing activities work best in different scenarios.

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Explore Bowfishing Activities

The Explore Bowfishing activities below teach bowfishers how to make quick and safe decisions on the water, the impact of invasive species on habitats, and include a memory match game.

Shoot, Don’t Shoot

Don’t Invade My Space

Total Bowfishing Setup

United States Fish and Wildlife Services

Resource Library

The USFWS has a Resource Library filled with images, videos, and scientific journals.

View the Library

Federal Excise Tax Information

They also have FET information that pertains to the industry.

View the FET Information

North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Check out the model for information on conservation in North America

View the Model

Visit USFWS

Safari Club International

Safari Club International has educational programs available to teach archery skills and conservation.

View the Programs

For More Information

Contact Nicole Nash, manager of range and retail programs, at

(866) 266-2776 ext. 116

or email Nicole at nicolenash@archerytrade.org

Email Nicole

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Pittman-Robertson Modernization Act Passed by the House and Senate



Educator

The activities, videos and other resources located here give educators the tools they need to incorporate these lessons easily into any existing program.

State Agency

The activities, videos and other resources located here can be used at expos, festivals and other one day events and are designed to be self-guided discoveries. Handouts explaining how the federal excise tax contributes to conservation is intended for educating the public in a visually appealing way.

Tournament Director

The activities, videos and other resources located here give tournament organizers a variety of options that can be used during the downtime between shooting rounds and videos that can occupy athletes and families while they wait for tournament results and the awards.

August 2021 Newsletter

The ATA also created a quarterly Conservation Newsletter to share news and R3 advocacy efforts with members. The newsletter highlights R3 videos, articles and podcasts featuring the ATA’s conservation efforts on behalf of the industry and its members. Enter your email address in the space provided at the bottom of this page (or on any page on the ArcheryTrade.org website) to ensure you receive this newsletter and other ATA communications.

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May 2021 Newsletter

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February 2021 Newsletter

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For More Information

Contact Nicole Nash for more information about the program, guidance on how to use the program, and an introduction to state coordinators of national conservation organizations.

Nicole Nash
Manager of Range and Retail Programs
(866) 266-2776 Ext. 116

Email Nicole

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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