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Pictures CHG 2/26/14
21-22 Feb Ft. Lauderdale Ft Laud Archers FAA NAA Indoor
21-22 Feb Tallahassee Tallahassee Archery Club/Tri State Archers FAA NAA Indoor
22-23 Feb Ft. Lauderdale Ft Laud Archers FAA NFAA Indoor +SE
22-23 Feb Tallahassee Tallahassee Archery Club/Tri State Archers FAA NFAA Indoor +SE
8-9 Mar Gainesville Newberry JOAD FAA NFAA Indoor + SE
22-23 Mar Homestead Everglades Archers FAA International
5-6 Apr Ft Lauderdale Ft Lauderdale Archers NFAA National Unmarked 3-D
18-19 Jan Ft Meade C Fla Archers FAA Unmarked 3-D
13-15 Dec Homestead Everglades Archers NAFAC
7 Dec Lee County Archers Fla Senior Games
The Villages Archery Club moved the date of their International Round from 8 March to 15 March.
Added a new site for the State Indoors in Tallahassee, information pages for all of the indoors and the International. Added information page for the 2014 National Unmarked 3-D (work in progress).
Results from the 2014 Unmarked 3-D and Shooter of the Year have been posted.
Lou Bishop called me yesterday
evening and indicated that she had taken Bill
to the hospital where they indicated he had
mild congestive heart failure. As
of 2:00 PM today I have not had further
word and the home phone goes to an answering
just spoke to both Wilbur Duncan and Frank Gandy and
Bill has been sent home from the hospital on an
aspirin regimen. Both Frank and Wilbur
indicated that Bill looked really good and acted
like he feels good. Tim
We have another Florida archery who made the team for the World Championships and could use our help.
Dear FAA and Tim Austin,
First, thank you for all you do for archery in our state, I know how hard you all work to put on our tournaments every year. I recently competed in the World Team Trials at Easton Newberry and won a spot on the adult women's team and will be traveling to Nimes, France representing our country at the World Championships. This trip is self funded so I am responsible for raising the money to go. I was hoping that you could help me get the word our in any way you could (by email or on Facebook?) My website is at Meghan's World Indoor Championships Any other way you could think of to help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
The December 2013 Release has been posted.
Ryan has made the junior team for USA's World Indoor Championship this February in Nimes France! I am asking any friends and acquaintances that are comfortable sharing the fundraising facebook page and the fundraising link to pass it on to others, since the trip is self-funded.
Ryan's World Indoor Championship Fundraising effort:
Watson (SE Pro Rep) is in the hospital
following an accident on her
motorcycle. Someone turned in
front of her and the motorcycle is
totaled. Diane has a broken
wrist, a broken ankle, a broken upper
arm, and a ruptured spleen.
Kim Oliver with the Newberry JOAD club has asked for donations to help the Watsons... link below.
I just called her number and Diane answered. Had a nice conversation with her, but she is still in the hospital and sounds a bit depressed with her situation. Her parents have flown in from the West coast, and she says that Paul is doing better (he has cancer). They are trying to stretch her left arm to let the break come together and mend, and they'll take X-Rays in a few days to see if it is working. Her right rist and ankle are in casts... bad scene...
Diane's address is 11815 Lakewood Dr, Hudson FL 34669. cell phone 727-742-2496. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
FITA Field results and records posted. Shooter of the Year finalized. Congratulations to Samantha Eurich and Jacob Marlow our Shooters of the Year!
Here is the agenda items for the NFAA National Meeting. Please look at them and let Oliver know what you think about them.
The Northern portion of the FAA Indoor has been moved to 7-9 March due to a conflict with the US Archery National Indoor Georgia date.
RIP Marihelen Rogers long time Executive Secretary of NFAA - check Obits.
looking for hunting pictures for the
Archery magazine. If you have some
you would like to share, please send
them to Tim or Oliver with text of who
is in the picture, where it was (the
State the animal was shot in <not -
it was alive> we are not looking for
the address of your hunting site) and
what kind of animal if it is not
obvious. I will create a Hunting
Picture page and of course the Release
would want to use the picture as
well. Thanks. Oliver.
Laudicina had all of his archery equipment
stolen at the Everglades range. Please
be on the lookout for it. Here is
information about it from John.
I am telling you all this, please keep your eyes open for my archery gear!
Yesterday at the club some piece of shit stole all of my compound equipment in one grab. My custom leather quiver with 14 ace 570 arrows with ruby red vanes, 6 new never shot arrows, was going to break them in.
My case filled with back up scopes , binoculars, releases tools ect. This is what I grab when I go out of town to shoot tournaments, loaded with back up gear.
Of coarse my alpha elite black out color with kevin green strings and cables, black axcel sight vipor 6x scope with red up pin and fuse stabilizer system.
Nikon monarch 10x42 binoculars, Nikon range finder, all my tools for the compound bow and 3 back up scopes with lenses specialty archers small scopes. 2 release aids one black one blue, tru ball ultra sweet spot 3.
The case was a skb soft case in camo color.
The bow was assembled hanging on the rack, quiver next to it and case opened on the bench, this was a brave M.F. All I can say is it is a good thing I did not see him, he would have lead in his car or body!
I figure if I had the money to replace all of the gear it would be over 8,000. As you all know I buy used so not so bad but 18 years of collecting gear.
It was all hanging up on our flint range, I was showing a group of 13 year old boys the lake area they were there for a birthday party, I shot a balloon at 55 yards and. Was teaching them archery, for a break I took the group on a quick tour of the lake area, there was a federal police officer shooting in the broad head pits. When we came out the safe path he was on the phone to 911 and told me that a small silver Nissan or Hyundai a guy came out and grabed my stuff and he yelled at him guy hauled ass jumped in the car they sped off and hit the front fence post so they had front end damage to their car, and gone.
Police came for what ever that is worth
I am telling you this so please spread the word, maybe some of it will turn up, the quiver is a one of a kind, Shelly has one in light brown, mine was dark brown. Everything else is replaceable.
I am in shock, I can not afford to replace this stuff at this point of my life, I am out of the game.
Keep your eyes open and please spread the word our tournament community is small so I do believe some of it might show up.
When I shoot at the club I leave the gate open so we get new members, this will not be happening, the gate must be Locked after you enter and leave, we have predators scoping out the club, I do not want any one else to feel what I am going through now, feel like I have been rapped.
Any news or info please call me. 305-582-2263
These 2 pieces of shit need to be put away, our society does not need them. I did not see them but they were described to the police as in early 30s guy who grabbed the equipment short and stocky, Mexican looking that is what he said not my words! Small mustache, driver looked same age range.
Shitty Sunday at the range for me,
Here are the dates for the 2014 NFAA National
Field and 2014 IFAA World Field hosted at
Headquarters in Yankton, SD being shot back to
back, 10 days of shooting.
28 Field NFAA
July 31 Thursday
28 Hunter NFAA
Aug 1 Friday
28 Field NFAA
Aug 2 Saturday
28 Hunter NFAA
Aug 3 Sunday
28 Animal NFAA
Aug 4 Monday
28 Field IFAA
Aug 5 Tuesday
28 Hunter IFAA
Aug 6 Wednesday
28 Animal IFAA
Aug 7 Thursday
28 Field IFAA
Aug 8 Friday
28 Hunter IFAA
The Vegas Shoot dates have been
set for 2014-2016.
7-9, 2014, February 6-8, 2015, February 5-7, 2016.
Bill Kelly has been selected as 2012 Sunshine State Games Male Athlete of the year by the Florida Sports Foundation. He is an outstanding archer who shoots both Freestyle and Olympic Recurve (Freestyle Limited Recurve) events. Bill has been an active competitor since he was 15 years old. More
We are going to have a Team Trophy at the Field. More details to follow. Won by Gold Coast. Second place - Aripeka, Third place - Ft Lauderdale.
NFAA National Meeting. A lot of items passed (not all of them good). Directors created a record number of classes/divisions. The Senior age got moved to 50 and up, there is a new Senior division called Silver Seniors for 60 and up, Master Senior got moved to 70 and up. Silver and Master Senior get all styles so you no longer have to shoot Freestyle, Limited Freestyle and Barebow to shoot Silver and Master Senior - you can shoot Bowhunter Freestyle, Traditional, Longbow etc.. Limited Freestyle Pro is back (for the 6 people in the country that shoot it). Bowhunter Freestyle was added for Cub, Youth and Young Adult (we already had Youth and Young Adult here in Florida but now you get it at Sectional and National Shoots). Pro's get the X ring as a point for Field and Hunter. The regular score will be listed along with the X count and then combined for the total. Traditional gets a 12 inch stabilizer (voted against it and was surprised it passed). Oliver.
Ft Lauderdale was awarded the 2014 National Unmarked 3-D. It will be held in April.
The NFAA National Indoor was awarded to Louisville for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and will be held
March 14 – 16, 2014, March 13 – 15, 2015 and March 18 – 20, 2016.
Archery in the newspaper
Florida Senior Games State Championship will be the first Saturday in December (the 7th)... location for 2013 will be known this August... it will be moving to a new location for next year.
Archery video from Inglis.
Here are the major agenda items that passed at the NFAA Meeting. Longbow is now an NFAA division. You can shoot it at Sectionals and Nationals (Adult and Senior) starting June 1. The Pro Freestyle Limited division ends December 31, 2012. In it's place we will have Pro Olympic Freestyle (Pro Freestyle Limited Recurve Longbow) which starts June 1. The Pro division wanted and got a dress code. Oliver.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
The WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT <http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/> is a non-profit, non-partisan organization helping meet the needs of our wounded service men and women. They have an archery program which is in need of equipment donations. All types of equipment will be gladly accepted such as sights, stabilizers, compound and traditional bows, arrows - any archery equipment you wish to donate. To make a donation, large or small, please contact:
(305) 301-8616 or email@example.com
Please help out these wonderful men and women who sacrificed so much by donating whatever you can. Thank you
Cathy Cook made the newspaper!
Ft Lauderdale has donated $100 to FAA to our scholarship fund from the State Marked 3-D at their club.
Louisville KY is booked for the NFAA National Indoor thru 2013
This year's dates are 26-27 March 2011
2012 and 2013 Vegas
Shoots are at South Point Casino...
Southpointcasino.com will give you
information. We toured the facility and
the building makes the Riviera look small...
they do indoor Rodeos at Southpoint.
There's a stadium indoors and two rooms the size
of the Grand Ball Room at Riviera... that comes
to about 200 butts. The rooms look a lot
more comfortable and the rates are better.
I think everyone will be happy with the new
2011 NAFAC is at Everglades Archers in Homestead 9-11 Dec 2011
Point & Aim Real
Properties is our KOA Campground on our property
in Yankton. We own 21% of the Campground
and the Campground is completed. Archers
get a 10% discount. The KOA Manager is
Michelle Johnson who lives on site with husband
and son. 6 cabins and lodges - 80 trailer
2012 National Field will be in Mechanicsburg PA
2013 National Field
will be in Darrington WA 24-28 July 2013 - 3 day
5 day wed thru sun.
2013 World Field will be at Yankton on IFAA dates...
Florida Senior games in 2011 and 2012 are in Polk County... 1st Saturday in December
2013 National Senior Games are 7/21 to 8/6 in Cleveland OH
2015 National Senior Games are in July in Minneapolis MinnesotaTim.
NFAA's KOA Campground is operational and listed on the KOA website. NFAA is a 20% minority owner. All archers attending any of the Tournaments get a 10% archery discount at the KOA.
July and August are very warm here in Florida (yes, I'm telling you something that you already knew). In an attempt to improve shooting and working conditions, we have moved State Championships out of July and August.
The way that I was previously placing pictures on the website was tedious and time consuming and as you have noticed I have not been posting them on the website for quite some time. However, I have been saving all of the pictures that people have sent me waiting for time to place them on the website.
I appreciate all of the pictures that I have been sent and know that the you appreciate seeing them.
I am trying something new, quick and convenient (yes, there is such a thing) for pictures. Every picture that I had waiting to be posted has now been posted and is viewable on the website. Please take a look and see what you think.
said. We are now ready to post pictures quickly,
conveniently and timely onto the website: so please
send me your tired, your poor huddled pictures waiting
to be viewed by all.
a look at www.floridaarchery.org/pictures.htm
Splitting the Indoor did so well for the archers and for FAA that we are going to split another shoot this year as well. Just in case you hadn't noticed travel is expensive. Ft Lauderdale Archers and NADA in Newberry are going to split the NAA Indoor and the NFAA Indoor like we did this year. Ft Lauderdale will be in February and Newberry will be in March. Also Ft Lauderdale Archers and Gator Bowman are going to split the Marked 3-D. That will be held on the same weekend with the same yardages and targets.
Any FAA member who wishes to forgo receiving a hard copy of the Release in the mail may do so by sending Tim an email requesting you be taken off the Release mailing list.
I have created a new page for Archery Instruction. We get a lot of queries about archery coaching. If you would like to be added, please let me know.
This needs to be passed around and acted upon - It is specifically against NFAA rules to draw above horizontal... it's also against NAA rules. The practice of drawing a bow up in the air is unsafe, and many archers do it due to heavy poundage or simply out of bad habit. Pushing the bow out with the bow arm... or better yet, pushing it slightly downward... can assist in drawing it back. One arrow loosed high in the air and killing or damaging property three blocks away can set our sport back for years... much less ruin the day of the individual with the bow and the individual harmed by it!
With new automatic SPAM blockers, many of our members aren't receiving messages I send out to FAA email list. If you used to get emails from Tim and you haven't seen one lately your email might have Tim blocked out by your SPAM Blocker will either need to list me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an acceptable incoming address or will need to go to the FAA Website to get current information. Tim.
Is it legal or illegal? What happens when a rule is questioned