Welcome to the Arkansas Bowhunters Association!

2014 3D Fall State Championship will go on as planned at the Camp Robinson SUA. Check out the 2014 Fall Flyer on the Tournament Page

Still have time to enter the Membership Appreciation Drawing. We have extended the deadline to September 15th.

The August Newsletter has been posted. Look in the newsletter tab for the latest issue.

Roger Maynard Tournament Score are located on the 2014 Tournament Scores
under the Tournament Schedules and Rules section.

Coming soon THE ABA Store
We will start offering ABA merchandise online.

Help support the White River Expansion .
Check out the article under Legislation and sign the petition.

Be sure your membership is up to date for the Membership Giveaway in September.

Want to learn more about shooting tournaments?
Come to one of the Bowhunter Jamboree shoots
and let an experienced shooter show you how.

The Arkansas Bowhunters Association (ABA) is a non-profit 501(c7) organization. It is the only statewide organization solely dedicated to bow hunting privileges. 

The purpose of the ABA is to unite the state’s bow hunters and archers to work toward a common goal of preserving, promoting and advancing the sport of bow hunting in Arkansas.
Along with preserving and promoting bow hunting, some of the ABA’s goals are:
1) Promoting International Bowhunter Education Program.
2) Working with the AGFC to help set rules and regulations that promote hunter's rights and promote wildlife management practices.
3) Help promote the Roger Maynard Scholarship to young archers entering college
4) Support archery clubs across the state helping to promote the sport of archery and bow hunting.

Why the ABA was formed.

The ABA was formed in 1959. It was founded for the following principals that are still the main focus for the organization today.
1. To foster, expand and perpetuate the use of the bow in the hunting of all legal game, birds and animals; and to protect, improve, and increase the privileges of bow and arrow hunters.
2. To cooperate with Federal and State Governments, sportsman and conservation organizations in the propagation and conservation of game and its natural habitat, the forest and fields.
3. To conduct a continuous educational program designed to acquaint the public with the bow and its uses as a practical and humane weapon, suitable under proper regulations for the hunting of all game animals, fish and birds on the American continent.
4. To foster and perpetuate a spirit of good fellowship among bow hunters.

What is the ABA doing today?
Today the ABA is involved in several activities to promote bow hunting and education across the state. Some of these areas are:
1. The ABA is proud to be able to provide the International Bowhunters Education Program course to any bow hunter in Arkansas. We have put together one of the best education programs for bow hunters. 
2. Providing support for several organizations like National Archery in Schools Program(NASP) to help get young archer involved in the sport of archery.
3. Working with the AGFC to provide one of the most successful urban hunts in the United States. 
4. Working with state agencies to insure that bow hunters in Arkansas enjoy liberal and long seasons.
5. Working with archery clubs to bring bow hunters and tournament shooters together to enjoy fellowship at the local shoots.
6. Provide scholarship opportunities to help with the rising cost of college for ABA members.
7. The ABA is a proud supporter of the Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry. Link to AHFH website

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Upcoming events

20 Sep 2014 • Ben Pearson Archery Range - 331 Clinton Rd Conway, AR 72032

55 Year Membership Appreciation Sweepstakes

September will mark the 55th year of the Arkansas Bowhunters Association. The first meeting was held on September 17th, 1959. Since then, the ABA has had several successful endeavors, working to change bow hunting laws, seasons extended, fought legislation to stop bow hunting, setting up education classes to better educate bow hunters, and many more. Bow hunters all over the state are enjoying the fruits of the association's efforts. The ABA couldn't have done it without the support of the membership.
The Executive Committee would like to celebrate our 55 years of success and thank you, our members, for your support. To celebrate we are putting together 3 prize packs that we will be given away to 3 lucky ABA members. The prize packs will be awarded at our Fall Shoot Awards ceremony on Sunday September 21st.

Prize Pack #1 - the “Ground Blind” pack. 

It will contain an Big Game Ground Blind, a Bushnell Laser Range Finder with ARC, ABA T-shirt, ABA cap, and other ABA gear.

Prize Pack #2 - the “Ladder Stand” pack. 

It will contain a Big Game 17’ Nexgen Stealth DX Ladder Stand, a pair of Nikon Monarch 8x42 Camo Binoculars, ABA T-shirt, ABA cap, and other ABA gear.

Prize Pack #3 - the “Lock-on” pack. 

It will contain a Big Game Prodigy Hang on, Garmin GPSMAP 62s GPS, ABA T-shirt, ABA cap, and other ABA gear.

All you have to do to be eligible to win one of these prize packs is be a current ABA member in good standings as of September 1, 2014.

We will pull the entire list of member's name in good standings from our database and draw 3 names at random. This will be done live at the Fall Shoot.
Be sure your membership is current and join us at the celebration in September.

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