For Immediate Release: 12/12/2018
Washington, D.C. – Public participation rates in the archery and bowhunting industries are changing and this shift presents some unique challenges and opportunities for the archery industry in the coming years. Potential customers are interested in these traditional activities – if they are able to experience it in their own way. This is the message that the archery industry’s conservation partners have joined together to bring to the members of ATA at the 2019 Trade Show.
The Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports, the Quality Deer Management Association, Georgia Wildlife Federation, and the Archery Trade Association are teaming up to present an informative seminar on this topic at the 2019 Archery Trade Association Trade Show. The seminar, titled “Field to Fork to Market: Recruiting New Customers into the Hunting Industry”, will occur on Friday, January 11 at 7:15 a.m. in Room C-109.
This seminar will profile a program called “Field to Fork” as an example of an effort to help people become new hunters. It will offer insights on how manufacturers, range owners, retailers, and other industry professionals can adapt their initiatives to also encourage new and former participants to become active hunters. The seminar will highlight other insights on the changing market and provide more information for industry professionals looking to take an active role in the development of new customers for the future of the hunting industry.
“One of the greatest benefits for our ATA members is our diversity of partnerships. By collaborating with conservation experts like the QDMA, and organizations with really broad representation like the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports, ATA members are ensuring that the message of Archery and Bowhunting is being heard by a much wider audience,” said Matt Kormann, President/CEO of the Archery Trade Association.
“We’re very fortunate to have those partners in Louisville with us, so that our members can learn even more about engaging new bowhunters in unique and effective ways. Being in this fight together with great partners gives us great opportunities to grow our members’ businesses.”
For more information on the seminar, visit the Archery Trade Association’s website at https://www.archerytrade.org/trade-show/seminars
Attendees may also learn more by listening to a preview on episode #6 of Beyond the Bow podcast, hosted by ATA’s own Kurt Smith, by visiting http://archerytrade.org/membership/podcast
Purpose: Ensure support for and active participation in hunting and the shooting sports for future generations.
Vision: America where hunting and the shooting sports are an integral part of mainstream culture and where hunters and shooters are widely recognized as premiere conservation contributors.
Mission: Facilitate the promotion and growth of hunting and the shooting sports and the education of the public on the contributions that hunters and shooters make towards wildlife conservation.