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12-14 Dec       Homestead                 Everglades Archers   NAFAC   REGISTER ONLINE NOW

17-18 Jan        Ft Lauderdale            Ft Lauderdale            NATIONAL UNMARKED 3-D & FAA Unmarked 3-D  

20-21 Feb       Miami Springs            Miami Optimist          FAA NAA Indoor

21-22 Feb       Miami Springs            Miami Optimist          FAA NFAA Indoor + SE


27-28 Feb
       Tallahassee               Tri-State Archers       FAA NAA Indoor

28-29 Feb       Tallahassee                Tri-State Archers          FAA NFAA Indoor + SE

27-28 Feb       Titusville                    Xterminators              FAA NAA Indoor

28-29 Feb       Titusville                    Xterminators              FAA NFAA Indoor + SE

 
6-7 March
       Newberry                   Easton Newberry       FAA NAA Indoor
7-8 March
       Newberry                   Easton Newberry       FAA NFAA Indoor + SE 

Recent results:

6 Dec               Ft Myers                     Lee County Archers Fla Senior Games

15-16 Nov       North Ft Myers         Lee County Archers FAA Fita Field   

18-19 Oct        Delray Beach             Gold Coast                 FAA Target

4 Oct                  Gator Bowman       Gainesville Senior Games

13-14 Sept      Ft Lauderdale Archers     State FITA

 


Information:

There is a mistake in the December Release.  The month is wrong for the Newberry Indoor.  It has been changed online.  It should be March.  Information and the ability to register for the Indoors have been posted.

Senior Games results and records have been posted.

The December Release is here.

Election Results

Bob Jones won as President,

 

Oliver Austin won as NFAA Director

 

Kevin Bergenroth won as North Vice President

 

Bob and Oliver remain in office and Kevin Bergenroth takes office 1 January 2015.


Paul Watson 7/11/54-11/16/14

Results and records from the FITA Field are posted.  Shooter of the Year for 2014 is final. 
Melanie White and James Harden are our shooters of the year!  A schedule for 2015 has been posted.

Ed Taylor - 11/14/1942 - 10/12/2014

Board Agenda has been posted.  Release had incorrect information about the 2015 State Indoor.  The southern location is Miami Springs and the date is Feb 20-22.  The web version of the Release has been corrected.

Jackie Dell Claridge July 31, 1929-June 27, 2014.
Arthur Lawrence Boyd (Larry)  February 17, 1951-September 25, 2014.


The September Release has been posted.

Results from the FITA, records and shooter of the year have been updated.  Target information, FITA Field information, NAFAC information and National Unmarked 3-D (along the the State) are posted.

Frederick A. Bremen, Sr   02/21/1925 - 09/15/2014
Louis Travis  07/24/1932 - 09/16/2014

Pictures from the 2014 NFAA Outdoor Nationals and 2014 IFAA World Field have been posted.  If you have pictures you would like to share - please send them to Oliver.

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 nfaausa.com. Early bird winners will still be eligible for the grand prize. 

 

For prize details or to purchase your raffle tickets, visit www.supportarchery.org

 



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.



The Vegas Shoot dates have been set for 2015-2016.  February 6-8, 2015, February 5-7, 2016.

Bill Kelly has been selected as 2012 Sunshine State Games Male Athlete of the year by the Florida Sports Foundation.  He is an outstanding archer who shoots both Freestyle and Olympic Recurve (Freestyle Limited Recurve) events.  Bill has been an active competitor since he was 15 years old. More

FLORIDA ARCHERY ASSOCIATION
We are going to have a Team Trophy at the Field.  More details to follow.  Won by Gold Coast.  Second place - Aripeka, Third place - Ft Lauderdale.

NFAA National Meeting.  A lot of items passed (not all of them good).  Directors created a record number of classes/divisions.  The Senior age got moved to 50 and up, there is a new Senior division called Silver Seniors for 60 and up, Master Senior got moved to 70 and up.  Silver and Master Senior get all styles so you no longer have to shoot Freestyle, Limited Freestyle and Barebow to shoot Silver and Master Senior - you can shoot Bowhunter Freestyle, Traditional, Longbow etc..  Limited Freestyle Pro is back (for the 6 people in the country that shoot it).  Bowhunter Freestyle was added for Cub, Youth and Young Adult (we already had Youth and Young Adult here in Florida but now you get it at Sectional and National Shoots).  Pro's get the X ring as a point for Field and Hunter.  The regular score will be listed along with the X count and then combined for the total.  Traditional gets a 12 inch stabilizer (voted against it and was surprised it passed).  Oliver.

The NFAA National Indoor was awarded to Louisville for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and will be held

March 14 16, 2014, March 13 15, 2015 and March 18 20, 2016.


Here are the major agenda items that passed at the NFAA Meeting.  Longbow is now an NFAA division.  You can shoot it at Sectionals and Nationals (Adult and Senior) starting June 1.  The Pro Freestyle Limited division ends December 31, 2012.  In it's place we will have Pro Olympic Freestyle (Pro Freestyle Limited Recurve Longbow) which starts June 1.  The Pro division wanted and got a dress code.  Oliver.

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

 

The WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT <http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/>  is a non-profit, non-partisan organization helping meet the needs of our wounded service men and women.  They have an archery program which is in need of equipment donations.  All types of equipment will be gladly accepted such as sights, stabilizers, compound and traditional bows, arrows - any archery equipment you wish to donate.  To make a donation, large or small, please contact:

 

Julius Wiggins

 

(305) 301-8616   or   policediver@msn.com

 

Please help out these wonderful men and women who sacrificed so much by donating whatever you can.  Thank you


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.

July and August are very warm here in Florida (yes, I'm telling you something that you already knew).  In an attempt to improve shooting and working conditions, we have moved State Championships out of July and August. 

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 www.floridaarchery.org/pictures.htm

Oliver


Splitting the Indoor did so well for the archers and for FAA that we are going to split another shoot this year as well.  Just in case you hadn't noticed travel is expensive.  Ft Lauderdale Archers and NADA in Newberry are going to split the NAA Indoor and the NFAA Indoor like we did this year.  Ft Lauderdale will be in February and Newberry will be in March.  Also Ft Lauderdale Archers and Gator Bowman are going to split the Marked 3-D.  That will be held on the same weekend with the same yardages and targets.

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 (flarchery@earthlink.net) 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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