Archery Groups and Organizations
4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning
leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H community also
includes 3,500 staff, 518,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-H'ers
participate in fun, hands-on learning activities, supported by the
latest research of land-grant universities, that are focused on three
areas: science, engineering and technology; healthy living and
Since its inception in 1993 the Archery Shooters Association,
headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, has hosted tens of thousands of
amateur and professional archers from across the United States in
national ASA Pro/Am and ASA Federation competitions. Features that
distinguish ASA Pro/Am and Federation competitions include a
standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting
ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that
include a maximum arrow speed standard of 280 feet per second; the
copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest
paybacks in competitive archery.
Christian Bowhunters of America is a non-denominational ministry to
the bow hunting world. They have over 2000 members covering all fifty
states. Every year there is an Annual Shoot where members can gather to
shoot and fellowship together. Typical of those events are sports shows
and archery shoots.
NADA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization whose members
are certified instructors and coaches of USA Archery, National Field
Archery Association (NFAA), National 4-H and National Archery in the
Schools Program (NASP). NADA is under contract with USA Archery and
NFAA to produce and facilitate Basic and Intermediate Instructor
Certification curriculum and courses as well as perform other instructor support duties.
The Archery Hall of Fame & Museum's Mission is to honor those
Outstanding members of the Archery Community through the process of
induction into its Hall of Fame. As an integral part of its existence,
the Hall seeks to preserve the history and tradition of Archery and
Bowhunting for future generations.
The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) offers an
excellent training and safety course for bowhunters of any level and
should be considered a must for every archer.
The National Field Archery Association is a non-profit corporation
dedicated to the practice of archery. The NFAA is dedicated to the
conservation and preservation of game and its natural habitat. The
organization is very active in cooperating with federal and state
agencies and sportsmen and conservation organizations. It is resolved
to foster, perpetuate and preserve "the use of the bow in accordance
with its ancient and honorable traditions."
North American Crossbow Federation (NACF)
The NACF is focused on providing a proactive fraternity dedicated to
uniting individuals from all across the continent who believe the
modern crossbow should be just one more legitimate option for hunters
in their pursuit of big game animals. The NACF's prime objective is to
educate game managers, legislators and the general public about the
crossbow and its positive attributes as applied to modern hunting and
effective game management. The NACF is dedicated to the preservation
and promotion of ALL forms of hunting with ALL weapons, especially the
Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America, Inc. is a non-profit
organization founded to assist physically disabled persons who actively
participate in bowhunting and archery sports. A major emphasis is
placed on reaching people with disabilities who have never been exposed
to the greatest recreational therapy in the world - bowhunting and
The Pope and Young Club is one of North America's leading bowhunting
and conservation organizations. The Club advocates and encourages
responsible bowhunting by promoting quality, fair chase hunting, and
sound conservation practices. Today it fosters and nourishes bowhunting
excellence and acts in the best interest of our bowhunting heritage
everywhere. The Club promotes and participates in improving sound
wildlife conservation and wise use of our natural resources.
The TMA specifically devotes its resources to treestand safety. It
endeavors to improve treestand safety by education in the proper use of
treestands, the development of treestand manufacturing standards,
product testing, manufacturing quality control and the promotion of
mandatory use of Fall Arrest Systems/Full Body Harness devices.
It is the mission of the UNITED FOUNDATION FOR DISABLED ARCHERS to
promote and provide a means to practice all forms of archery for any
physically challenged person. The United Foundation For Disabled
Archers wishes to open the doors of archery and bowhunting for any
physically challenged person. Even if they have no desire to hunt, we
wish to provide an opportunity for them to experience the therapeutic
benefits that modern archery can provide.
The US national governing body for archery in the Olympic Games
which seeks to foster participation in the sport of archery with the
ultimate goal of producing Olympic, Paralympic and World Archery
International Bowhunting Organization (IBO)
The IBO strives to promote, encourage, and foster the sport of
Bowhunting; Bowhunter education; act as a liaison for the betterment of
Bowhunters; to function as a clearing house for essential Bowhunter
information; to assist and foster the conservation and preservation of
wildlife; and to adhere to the basic ideal of the International
Bowhunting Organization, Inc. which is the UNIFICATION of BOWHUNTERS.
National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint
venture between state Departments of Education and Wildlife. Several
archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners.
The program promotes student education, physical education and
participation in life long sport of Archery. The program's focus is to
provide International style target archery training in physical
education classes, grades 4-12.