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Casekiska 11-Jan-21
DNEWER 12-Jan-21
George D. Stout 12-Jan-21
EZ Archer 12-Jan-21
The Whittler 12-Jan-21
GUTPILEPA 12-Jan-21
Clydebow 12-Jan-21
Nemophilist 12-Jan-21
Selden Slider 12-Jan-21
George D. Stout 12-Jan-21
Orion 12-Jan-21
Jon Stewart 12-Jan-21
Aeronut 12-Jan-21
1/2miledrag 12-Jan-21
Sawtooth (Original) 12-Jan-21
NY Yankee 12-Jan-21
larryhatfield 12-Jan-21
Casekiska 12-Jan-21
David Mitchell 12-Jan-21
reddogge 12-Jan-21
Deno 12-Jan-21
Deno 12-Jan-21
moleman 1 12-Jan-21
Ambleman 12-Jan-21
somedude 12-Jan-21
Glunt@work 13-Jan-21
curve51 13-Jan-21
Murray Seratt 14-Jan-21
somedude 14-Jan-21
From: Casekiska
Date: 11-Jan-21




Does your state have a dedicated bowhunters organization? What's the name of that group? Tell us a bit about it: Name, how big, principal function, what do they do, etc., etc.

I'll start: Wisconsin Bowhunters Association, over 4,300 members, began in 1941, works to promote, protect, and preserve bowhunting in WI.

From: DNEWER
Date: 12-Jan-21




Oklahoma used to have the Bowhunting Council of Oklahoma but crossbow inclusion and lack of direction and leadership (I can say that because I was the last or second to last president and hold full responsibility) have resulted in the organization pretty much becoming defunct.

So I would say for Oklahoma the answer is a no.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 12-Jan-21




From: EZ Archer
Date: 12-Jan-21




Maryland Bowhunter’s Society- very active in non-hunter education, positive public view of bow hunting etc, National archery in schools, actively fights anti- hunting movement and promotes game and land preservation. Started in 1977

From: The Whittler
Date: 12-Jan-21




Does Your.... and I thought does your chewing gum loose its flavor on the bed post over night :-). Sorry about that.

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 12-Jan-21




X2 on GDS the UBPA is one of the best here in PA i for one am a life member

From: Clydebow
Date: 12-Jan-21




To clarify, are you asking if about a dedicated traditional organization?

From: Nemophilist
Date: 12-Jan-21

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I've been a UBP life member for 23 years. And was a regular member before that.

From: Selden Slider
Date: 12-Jan-21




TBOF, Traditional Bowhunters of Florida. Don't know much about it as I'm new to Florida but hope to join soon. Frank

From: George D. Stout
Date: 12-Jan-21




I guess I should add that I am also a life member but can't remember exactly when I did that. I first joined in the late 80's at the Pa. Bowhunter's Festival, so probably about mid 90's I became a life member. I didn't do it before that because I saw may fold here in Pa., but this one has stuck around now for 36 years now. They have been very successful as bowhunting representatives for sure.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-21




Bill, aren't you forgetting one? Wisconsin Traditional Archers. About 25 years old and more than 500 members.

Mission statement: " to promote responsible and ethical bow hunting practices, support other archery organizations that do the same, bring together those interested in traditional archery equipment and skills, and to ensure the continuation of the traditions and skills passed down by our traditional archery forefathers." I know you're a member.

WRTA has an annual banquet that draws in the neighborhood of 300 participants, conducts a state championship shoot, conducts a group hunt and coordinates with clubs in the state to put on traditional shoots, and other good stuff.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 12-Jan-21

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Michigan has 2.

From: Aeronut
Date: 12-Jan-21




KBA Kansas Bowhunters Association. I'm not currently a member. I live in the SE corner of the state and all of the events are at least a three hour or more drive from my house.

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 12-Jan-21




I think there is also the Michigan Longbow Association.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-21




TBG. traditional bowhunters of Georgia. We hold hunts and shoots throughout the year. Our membership is somewhat small. I’ve been an officer in this group for a few years.

From: NY Yankee
Date: 12-Jan-21




Yes, New York Bowhunters Inc. They have been instrumental in getting a longer season and keeping crossbows limited in the season, among many other things.

From: larryhatfield
Date: 12-Jan-21

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Washington State has one since 1990. I am an honorary life member. Here's a picture of Tom Baldwin, a good friend, with a few of his bows. Won't be the same without him.

From: Casekiska
Date: 12-Jan-21




Clydobow - I was just asking about state bowhunting organizations in general,...this would mean organizations for those who shoot vertical bows, traditional or otherwise.

Orion - I did not intentionally omit the WI Traditional Archers. An oversight on my part, no slight intended. Truth be told, I thought of them just as I hit the submit key but by then it was too late. And Yes, I also am a member of the WTA.

My goal in starting this thread was to initiate a discussion about state bowhunting organizations....what states have one (or more), what they are, what they do, what can the various state organizations do to help each other out and, in turn, our sport in general.

I welcome any comments anyone would make regarding their state organizations. I could offer quite a bit about both the WBH and the WTA but let's hear from YOU about what your state has. Maybe later I can get involved with my $.02 worth about what Wisconsin offers. Our history here is long, involved, and has been tremendously beneficial to bowhunters.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 12-Jan-21




West Virginia Bowhunters Association is active on a number of fronts. I have been a member for over 30 years. The following is from the web site of the WVBA:

Our Mission The WVBA strives to protect bowhunting in West Virginia against anti-hunting groups through legislation and to protect our wildlife resources. The WVBA promotes ethical bowhunting and the education of bowhunters in safety, skills and techniques, and educates the non-hunting public so they have a better understanding of its principles.

From: reddogge
Date: 12-Jan-21




In MD we have the MBS (Maryland Bowhunter Society) which is all inclusive but we also have TBM (Traditional Bowhunters of MD) which is for the traditional guys.

From: Deno
Date: 12-Jan-21

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UBNJ est 1974

From: Deno
Date: 12-Jan-21

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Traditional Archers NJ

From: moleman 1
Date: 12-Jan-21




Indiana Bowhunters Association

From: Ambleman
Date: 12-Jan-21




When I joined the UBPA a while back. Their goal was to keep crossbows out of bow season and to have a spring archery bear season. They fought the good fight, but lost out to commercial pressure. Darn shame. Our voices fell short in the face of deep pocketed manufacturers pressure. Their planting/habitat re- establishment weekends were a fun get-together. Good folks there.

From: somedude
Date: 12-Jan-21




I don’t think we have a traditional club in Mississippi. Wish we did though. Not real sure about how many f us that shoot trad bows here.

From: Glunt@work
Date: 13-Jan-21




Colorado Bowhunters Association and the Colorado Traditional Archers Society. The CTAS High Country Shoot in June is a great few days (even if it did snow enough to collapse tents and create a muddy mess with dozens of stuck vehicles last time).

From: curve51
Date: 13-Jan-21




Virginia Bowhunters Association-pretty active but let xbows slip into our season.

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jan-21




Somedude,Mississippi used to have a club, Ms.Traditional Archers Association. Don't know if they still exist. And a few years back, Joey Buchanon of Oxford, started Ms.Traditional Bowhunters. Back in the 1990's, a large tournament was held annually at Granada Lake, the Loftin Classic. I don't know the numbers, but people came from many states away.

Murray

From: somedude
Date: 14-Jan-21




Yeah, I remember that turnament, never got to go. We need to restart it





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