Welcome to the Arkansas Bowhunters Association!

We have started to post the 2015 Tournament Schedules. Please let us know of any tournament dates & information that you would like posted.

A new Link (AGFC Zone Harvest Report) has been added on the Urban Hunt Page.

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

The ABA Store is OPEN!!!. We will start offering ABA merchandise online.

An Bowhunter Observation Letter has been posted in the Hunters Corner tab.

A new page (Links & Resources) has been added under the Hunters Corner tab.

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

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.

Our Misson

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.

The ABA At Work
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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*** The ABA has been working with the Arkansas Game and Fish on several topics that effect the International Bowhunter’s Education Program (IBEP) schedule and the Urban Bow Hunts. We will have a schedule posted in April for the official IBEP classroom classes and at that time we will also post the times and locations. Sorry for the delay. If you have an immediate need you can contact one of our Master Instructors. ***

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