Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Arizona Bowhunters Association Banquet

The Arizona Bowhunters Association banquet that took place on February 16 was a success. A huge thank you to all that attended and donated items for the auction and raffle. The board members came together and worked hard to make the banquet run smoothly. There were 6 bows and 5 guns given away. It was great seeing everyone and hearing all the hunting stories from this past season. We look forward to a great year in 2013. Here are some pictures from the banquet.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

34th Annual Arziona Bowhunters Association Banquet

The 34th annual Arizona Bowhunters Association Fund Raising & Awards Banquet is scheduled for February 16, 2013. This banquet will be held at Windmill Suites in Chandler, located at 3535 E. Chandler Blvd Chandler, AZ. The tickets are $65 per person and include and open beer and wine bar. Corporate tables are available for $650 and include 10 dinner tickets and $300 dollars in raffle tickets. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Upon conclusion of dinner the remainder of the evening will be filled with awards presentations, raffles, silent auction items and live auction items. Once again this year we will be auctioning off the special commissioner tags for Black Bear, Buffalo and Javelina. As always we will have several top of the line bows and guns that will be auctioned or given away in raffles or blitzes. Please do not forget to fill out your application for your ABA awards. We love to recognize the archery feats of our children, so please do not forget to fill out awards applications for the kids. Arizona Bowhunters Association Banquet February 16, 2013 Windmill Suites at Chandler Fashion Center 3535 W. Chandler Blvd. ~ Chandler, AZ 85226 Other Upcoming Events Internation Sportsmans Expo February 21-24, 2013 University of Phoenix Stadium Arizona Game and Fish Expo March 23-24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

2012 Bowhunter Happening

A huge thank you to all that helped and attended the 2012 Bowhunter Happening. We had around 1000 shooters again this year. The shoot went very smoothly and everyone seemed to have a great time. It is really fun seeing all the new shooters, kids and families out shooting together, this is what the Bowhunter Happening is all about. We had a great turn out and the vendors looked like they were busy as well. We ended up having 8 courses including the Paul Line Big Bear Course which is always a huge hit with the 8 and under crowd. The long shot and the 5 target speed course were fun to watch as well. We are already planning for next year and we hope to keep making the Bowhunter Happening bigger and better. Here are some pictures from the shoot.

Big Bear!
100+ yard long shot
Long shot target.
Hoyt Carbon Element Raffle Winner
Vortex 15X Bino Winner
Sunday Service with the Desert Christian Archers
Picking out trophies
Thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

McDowell Mountain Park Archery Hunting Meeting

There has been some talk that the city of Scottsdale/McDowell Mountain Park commission is considering putting a stop to archery hunting within the 22,000 acre McDowell Mountain Park.  Members from the Arizona Bowhunters Association showed up to speak for Bowhunters.  Several people spoke on behalf of Bowhunters and did a great job.  I think we made a good impression.  Here is video of the speeches made by Darr Colburn and Randy Philips with the ABA.  This is what the ABA does for Bowhunters behind the scenes.