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Upcoming events:

2-3  March       Miami Springs    FAA NAA Indoor Championships  Register Online Now
3-4  March       Miami Springs     FAA NFAA Indoor Championships + SE Sectional Indoor
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2-3  March       Newberry            FAA NAA Indoor Championships  Register Online Now
3-4  March       Newberry             FAA NFAA Indoor Championships + SE Sectional Indoor
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21-22 April      Homestead         Everglades                                                         FAA International  Register Online Now
21-22 April      Tallahassee        Tallahassee Archery Club/Tri-State Archers     FAA International  Register Online Now

 Recent results:
2-4 Feb 2018   Newberry    Florida Archery Association     Florida Vegas Shoot    egister Online Now

13 Jan 2018   Lakeland     Ridge Archers       FAA Marked 3-D  Register Online Now

14 Jan 2018   Lakeland     Ridge Archers       FAA Unmarked 3-D

8-10 Dec          Homestead             Everglades Archers         NAFAC  (North American Field Archery Championships)  

2 Dec               Clearwater              Florida Senior Games

18 Nov       Ft Lauderdale        Ft Lauderdale Archers      FAA FITA Championships  


Florida Vegas Shoot results have been posted.  Hope all had fun.

Unmarked results have been posted.  Marked results have been posted.  Shooter of the Year has been posted.

Frank Gandy had a triple bypass about a month ago.  Margaret might bring him to the Marked 3-D to say hello to folks.

 Board agenda has been posted.

Update on Bill Bishop. He had a tumor the size of a large lemon on the brain. The Dr. Removed it the 21st of March , 2917. He is doing real good, however he does not drive any more, he totaled his w 2017 Camry. The one thing he lost was the peripheral vision in both eyes on the left side. We hope you are doing well. Happy New Year.

The December RELEASE is available here first.

Seeking to buy (competition level) olympic recurve archery equipment for USAF Wounded Warrior and Invictus game training.


I have a 28” draw length and I’m currently shooting with 25, and 28 lb limbs.


Melissa (321)243-7597 

Added information pages for the 2018 3-D's, Indoors and Internationals.

Please keep Jim Brown in your thoughts and prayers.  His brother that he was caregiver for just died.

Results and records for the 2017 Florida Senior Games and 2017 IFAA NAFAC have been posted.

Congratulations to our Shooter's of YearSydney Sullenberger and Joe Loureiro .

Someone left a very nice Tilly Hat at the Gainesville Senior Games - If you lost one, please contact Tim.

Florida Vegas Shoot Started an information page for the 2018 Florida Vegas Shoot and registration is open.  Please call Oliver if you have questions or concerns.   
We also have double-sided Vegas faces available for .45 each

The 2018 Florida Gator Football schedule just came out.  We have State Shoots that moved to avoid home games where there are no motels available.

Newberry is hosting the 2018 USA Archery Collegiate Championship May 17-20, 2018.

Tim made changes to our State Schedule due to conflicts with the Gator Football Schedule (Newberry and Motels) and USA Archery Major events...


Discussing the schedule with Eric Blalock...

    I have moved our FAA FITA Championship for 2018 back a week to 22-23 September

    I have moved our FITA Field Championship from November to 18-19 August 2018 in Newberry

    USA Archery’s National JOAD Championship is on our originally planned date for our State JOAD, so I moved our State JOAD a week earlier to 7 July

These will need to be approved by the Board at the meeting at the State Target.

Tim has 50 License Plate Frames in stock -  Cost each = $5


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Just came back from the NFAA National Meeting.  Really disappointed.  Directors practically passed everything placed in front of them.  In my opinion, one bad idea after another (except for mine of course).  NFAA got rid of Competitive Bowhunter (one anchor point and no sight), Bowhunter Freestyle Limited, Longbow, all kids Compound Limited Freestyle classes, Pro Olympic (put in because the Pro Rep promised us the Olympic shooters who never came) and Pro Limited Freestyle.  Dues were raised but that is the cost of doing business.  Costs have gone up and we haven't raised NFAA dues in years.  Here are the unofficial minutes from the meeting that I received from Tim.  Click Here.

The 2018 Sunshine State Games will be at Gator (Field and 3-D) and Newberry (720 and 900) on 9-10 June.

Webmaster knows of a 2016 Hoyt Podium X's for sale.  27 1/2 max draws 50 pounds, $550.  Email for more information.

Please pray for Eddie Chattin - he is in the hospital and has been placed in a medical comma.

Bill Coulter was elected to be Florida's next NAA representative.  He takes office July 1.

Congratulations to Kevin McCloskey and Oliver Austin who were put into the Hall of Fame this weekend.

2018 Shoots.
Jan 13-14     Ridge         Combined 3-D - Marked (Saturday) and Unmarked (Sunday) - 15 targets in morning 15 in evening each day w/50% payback
Feb 2-4         Newberry  Florida's Vegas Shoot.  $50 Championship , $35 Flights.  2 rounds.  Membership not required.
Mar 2-3       Miami Springs/Newberry    NAA Indoor
Mar 3-4       Miami Springs/Newberry   NFAA Indoor
Apr 21-22    Everglades/Tallahassee       International
May 19-20    Gator                                   Field & Sectional Field
Jun 9-10       Gator/Newberry                 Sunshine State Games  (Gator-Field/3D, Newberry 720/900)
Jul 7              Newberry                            Joad

Aug 18-19     Newberry                            FITA Field
 Sep 22-24      Newberry                           FITA
Oct 20-21      Ft Lauderdale                    Target
Dec 1             Clearwater                          Florida Senior Games
Dec 7,8,9       Everglades                          NAFAC/Everglades Open

The location of the 2019 National Senior Games will be Albuquerque, New Mexico June 13-26, 2019.
Great news for Tampa.  Just heard that Lake Park is open for archery.

Congratulations to
John Horwath.  He was selected at male athlete of the year for the Florida Senior Games.

Congratulations to Andre' Shelby.  He won a Olympic Gold medal at the Paralympics.  Way to go!

Melanie White and Bill Kelly entered the FAA Hall of Fame

Where are Florida members ----

Location of Florida Archers

If you shop with Amazon you can help the NFAA Foundation at no cost to you.  Go to and select the NFAA Foundation. 

Remember, if you want Amazon to donate to National Field Archery Association Foundation, you need to start each shopping session at the URL, and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Added the ability to pay for shoots.
Choice 1: Trip for 1 to any 2 of the 2015 Indoor World Cups. 
Choice 2: 7-Day Trip for 1 on a South African Safari

Choice 3: $5,000 Cash Prize
Shopping for Christmas for your favorite archer?
Buy your tickets by January 1, 2014 for an "early bird" chance at a $100 NFAA apparel gift card to use at Early bird winners will still be eligible for the grand prize. 


For prize details or to purchase your raffle tickets, visit


NFAA is looking for hunting pictures for the Archery magazine.  If you have some you would like to share, please send them to Tim or Oliver with text of who is in the picture, where it was (the State the animal was shot in <not - it was alive> we are not looking for the address of your hunting site) and what kind of animal if it is not obvious.  I will create a Hunting Picture page and of course the Release would want to use the picture as well.  Thanks.  Oliver.

FLORIDA ARCHERY ASSOCIATION NFAA's KOA Campground is operational and listed on the KOA website.  NFAA is a 20% minority owner.  All archers attending any of the Tournaments get a 10% archery discount at the KOA.

The way that I was previously placing pictures on the website was tedious and time consuming and as you have noticed I have not been posting them on the website for quite some time.  However, I have been saving all of the pictures that people have sent me waiting for time to place them on the website. 

I appreciate all of the pictures that I have been sent and know that the you appreciate seeing them. 

I am trying something new, quick and convenient (yes, there is such a thing) for pictures.  Every picture that I had waiting to be posted has now been posted and is viewable on the website.  Please take a look and see what you think.

That said.  We are now ready to post pictures quickly, conveniently and timely onto the website: so please send me your tired, your poor huddled pictures waiting to be viewed by all.

Take a look at


Any FAA member who wishes to forgo receiving a hard copy of the Release in the mail may do so by sending Tim an email requesting you be taken off the Release mailing list.  

This needs to be passed around and acted upon -   It is specifically against NFAA rules to draw above horizontal... it's also against NAA rules.   The practice of drawing a bow up in the air is unsafe, and many archers do it due to heavy poundage or simply out of bad habit.   Pushing the bow out with the bow arm... or better yet, pushing it slightly downward... can assist in drawing it back.   One arrow loosed high in the air and killing or damaging property three blocks away can set our sport back for years... much less ruin the day of the individual with the bow and the individual harmed by it!

I have created a new page for Archery Instruction.  We get a lot of queries about archery coaching.  If you would like to be added, please let me know.

With new automatic SPAM blockers, many of our members aren't receiving messages I send out to FAA email list.   If you used to get emails from Tim and you haven't seen one lately your email might have Tim blocked out by your SPAM Blocker will either need to list me ( as an acceptable incoming address or will need to go to the FAA Website to get current information.  Tim.

Is it legal or illegal?  What happens when a rule is questioned

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