Industry Partners (Nonprofit and Government Entities)
- Field to Fork Curriculum: The ATA worked with partners to create the Field to Fork: A Curriculum for Mentored Hunts guidebook, which gives step-by-step directions for hosting mentorship programs that teach new hunters how to confidently source and cook their own meat. The guide explains how “Field to Fork” programs support and build participants’ confidence as they learn how to hunt and obtain their own meat.
- Hunting Mentor Guide: The ATA’s Hunting Mentor Guide, created in 2019 with partners, provides ATA members and partners with resources and knowledge to help nonhunters become hunters. It explains why it’s important to mentor and create new hunters, and helps you find potential new hunters, train new mentors and brainstorm what to do for a mentored hunt.
- Explore Bowhunting Curriculum: The Explore Bowhunting Curriculum created by the ATA and partners is available through a partnership with the National Field Archery Association. This program introduces kids and adults to archery while teaching bowhunting skills. It’s a great educational resource to attract newcomers and provide them with the information they need to succeed. The ATA also has an Explore Bowfishing Curriculum. Contact Josh Gold for more information.
Other Membership Categories (Outfitters, Sales Representatives, Media, etc.)
- Conservation Initiative: The ATA’s 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. The initiative shares activities, resources and information with ATA members and partners to help recruit new hunters and explain how outdoorsmen and women improve land access, wildlife management and habitat restoration programs.
- Industry Data, Surveys and Report: Get exclusive research and information on industry trends and market demographics.
- Membership Directory: The ATA helps businesses make connections by providing contact information in its free membership directory. Members must electronically “sign” a confidentiality agreement to view the document. Search for members by name, category, membership type or other filters. The dynamic directory helps members form and foster business relationships.
- MyATA Service Providers: MyATA service providers are ATA-vetted companies that offer discounts and expert support. Consult professionals about issues like insurance, bookkeeping, brand protection, federal excise taxes, supply-chain strategies, and product risk and liability. Click here to review your MyATA service providers, and learn how they can help.
- Advocacy Efforts/The Action Alert System: The ATA works on behalf of its members to enact laws and policies that help the archery and bowhunting industry. ATA staff advocate for you on issues like counterfeiting, land access, hunting regulations, federal excise taxes and minimum advertised pricing. The Action Alert System was also created to help members stay informed about key issues and provides prewritten messages to members who want to use their voice for good.
- Access to the ATA Trade Show: The ATA Trade Show is the archery and bowhunting industry’s largest and most inclusive show. The event is closed to the public. Only ATA members can attend so they can focus on business. The Show is a can’t-miss industry event. It attracts archery professionals from across the country, and even the world, to discuss the market, build relationships, try new products and grow their businesses.
- ATA Staff Support: Each ATA staff member is driven to help you succeed. They’re available for advice and questions. Consider them your personal support team, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need something.
Visit the ATA’s membership page to see everything the ATA offers.
Renew Your ATA Membership
The ATA’s membership year runs from April 1 to March 31. The ATA opens dues renewals for existing members on March 1. To renew, please watch this quick video tutorial as Sarah Haala, ATA’s Trade Show coordinator, walks you through the simple three-step process to renew your membership online through your MyATA member dashboard.
Join the ATA as a New Member
The ATA opens its 2022-2023 membership year to new members on April 1. If the benefits above interest you, visit the ATA’s membership category page and click the appropriate link to apply for a membership in your business category. You will need to create an account to apply for membership. Your application will be reviewed and approved by ATA Staff within seven business days. ATA reserves the right to change your membership category based on the verification documents provided.
Contact Sarah Haala, ATA’s Trade Show coordinator, at (507) 233-8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.