Archery

Addington brings archery trick-shooting to Game Fair

Frank Addington will be at Game Fair in Ramsey all six days of the event, which runs Aug. 10-12, and Aug. 17-19.“Bow and arrow razzle dazzle” is one of the terms Frank Addington uses for the shooting exhibition he’s brought with him around the country. “The Aspirin Buster” is a nickname he’s also gained due to his unique skills as…

3D archery brings real hunting scenarios

RICE, Minn. — The now-consistent summer weather has people of Stearns County breaking out their outdoor sports gear and readying themselves for days of sun. People from this area and even as far as Hutchinson, Minn., last month came to Mississippi River County Park in Rice to shoot in a 3D archery event. The 30-target range was set up throughout…

Preparation key to avoiding archery flinches

“Archery is a sport anyone can do,” Ray Howell said. “You don’t have to be an athlete or the sharpest knife in the drawer. It’s a confidence builder.” By Al Henderson, Target Communications Outdoor Books At almost any tournament, you’ll hear someone say, “I really blew it when I flinched that arrow.” Physically-induced flinches are those that could be caused…

Wyoming wildlife managers table crossbow debate

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has declined to make any immediate changes regarding use of crossbows during the state’s archery season. Wardens and biologists in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department compiled a report recently that recommended not allowing crossbows during the special archery season. But the Casper Star-Tribune reports that some commission members expressed support…

Great Lakes youth archers, U.S. continue success at worlds

A trio of archers from the Great Lakes region led the U.S. compound cadet women’s and men’s teams into the finals in the World Archery Youth Championships in Rosario, Argentina. The compound cadet women, led by Breanna Theodore, of Hibbing, Minn., and Sachiko Keane, of Staten Island, N.Y., earned a 215-212 quarterfinal victory over Australia and 217-204 semifinal win over India…

Great Lakes youth archers find early success at world championships

Archers from the Great Lakes region made their mark early in the World Archery Youth Championships. More than 500 of the world’s top youth archers from 65 countries are competing in the week-long championships, being held in Rosario, Argentina. Standing out for the U.S. in qualifying was the compound cadet women’s team, which has won every world title since the team…

Mission Crossbows, SUB-1: A new brand identity, crossbow platform

Mission by Mathews has announced the formation of Mission Crossbows, which according to the company will have a new brand identity separate from Mission Archery. Also according to the company, with the rebrand comes the introduction of a new crossbow platform – the SUB-1.  According to the company, CEO and Chief Engineer Matt McPherson and his engineering team set out to improve crossbows in every category – accuracy,…

PSE recalls 3 crossbow models

Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc. announced Aug 28 a product recall on its 2017 Fang XT, Fang LT and Thrive crossbows, shipped from Oct. 1, 2016 to Aug. 25, 2017. According to the company, the recall is being initiated because trigger mechanisms on the crossbows have been found to be out-of-specification, potentially leading to a premature firing or accidental discharge. PSE has received…

Mandatory testing for deer taken in SE Minnesota CWD management zone

Archery hunters in deer permit area (DPA) 603 will be required to submit the head from all adult deer 1 year or older so lymph nodes can be tested for CWD.When archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and restrictions on moving deer carcasses begins again in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone, deer permit…