Shooting Sports

Ikes Explore Bowhunting

Take your archery program to the next level. Sign up for our NEW “Explore Bowhunting” Instructor Workshop this July.

The League is partnering again with the Archery Trade Association (ATA) on a League-exclusive workshop at discounted prices.

Interest in archery and bowhunting is growing. A survey conducted for ATA by Responsive Management found that almost 10 percent of U.S. adults participated in archery in 2015. Of those, 35 percent participated in bowhunting some or all of the time. And bowhunters were the most avid archery participants. Of the adults who bowhunted, more than 25 percent did it every year!

Take a shot at bringing bowhunting classes to your chapter to engage new audiences.

Any League member who is a state hunter education instructor, certified archery instructor, or avid archer/bowhunter who is willing to share his or her outdoor experiences can become certified bowhunting instructors. Email our Archery Academy Coordinator to sign up today!

Explore Bowhunting Instructor Workshop
Saturday, July 21, 2018
IWLA Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter
Spotsylvania, VA
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Registration: $30

The registration fee includes lunch plus instructor materials valued at $50 (one set per chapter represented at the workshop). Discounted overnight accommodations are available at the Fredericksburg Hospitably House (site of 2018 IWLA National Convention). Note: You do not have to attend the national convention to attend this workshop.


Protecting opportunities for recreational shooting sports and hunting has long been part of the League’s mission. By partnering with government agencies, the shooting sports industry, and other conservation organizations, the League helps to maintain access and promote responsible use of shooting ranges on public lands.

Izaak Walton League chapters own and operate more than 100 shooting ranges across the country, including archery, rifle and pistol, skeet, sporting clays, and trap ranges. These facilities are also used for firearms safety training, hunter education courses, and youth shooting programs. Many of our chapter’s programs are endorsed by the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Amateur Trapshooting Association.

Contact your local chapter for class availability and schedules.


Resources

R3 for Hunters and Recreational Shooters

The IWLA Shooting Sports Conservation Committee hosted a webinar to discuss how League chapters can help secure the future of hunting and the shooting sports. *Please be sure your volume is turned on and up.

Download the Presentation >> (PDF)

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