I just got back from the Jamboree. My hats off to all the people involved with the set up and running of the event. This was my first but not my last. The kids are already planning for next year. A great big thanks to Yves for the armguards...my kids love them. I personally appreciate all your efforts to support the kids.
It was my very first time at an ATBA Jamboree 2013 and I had a fantastic time! Kudos to the Vermilion club, they busted their rear ends off, always working. They hardly ever got to shoot, themselves! The people at the Red Feather Ridge Conference Centre, did a bang up job too! Doug & Cheryl Livingstone and family. You couldn't find friendlier people anywhere.
Boat & Sportsman Show 2015:
Hello Mark, I spoke with you at this year's Boat and Sportsman Show in Calgary. I wanted to tell you that after the show I signed up for the AHEIA Hunter's Education Course and successfully completed the course earlier today. On Wednesday Tracy Neal spoke to the class on the subject of Clothing and Equipment for backpacking and camping in the back country. Tracy was a wonderful speaker, very approachable and patiently answered all our questions. I was pleased to see ATBA so well represented at the course. I hope to become a member of ATBA later on this year. Thank you and take care,
I wanted to pass along a compliment that came to me from a nonmember about this year's HCJ. This family attended this year's HCJ 2015 and NALS. He shared how much fun the HCJ was. I asked why, he stated: the extra day we have at the HCJ; the camaraderie and the central fire pit.
So kudos to the ATBA and you all! David
My boys have already starting asking about next year. It was great to catch up with members that we knew from the past and to meet other members. We will definitely be attending again next year!
Hello – I am responding to a letter from Mr. Mark Barber addressed to me dated February 24, 2016. I wanted to thank Mr. Barber for his kind letter introducing himself and the Association, as well as providing me with an issue of The Quiver. I appreciate the principles which the ATBA has set forth and acknowledge support for the Association to “encourage healthy stewardship of public lands that allow for scientific management of natural areas and wildlife”. I think this is a noble goal, indeed. I also appreciate traditional archery and have long admired the writings of Saxton Pope, Fred Bear, Howard Hill, and recently, Donnal Thomas. I own a Black Widow PSA III 60”, 52# @ 29.5”, but rarely have had an opportunity to hunt with it in recent years. I hope to shoot it this summer and hunt with it in the early fall. Your issue of The Quiver certainly has inspired me to do so.
Director of Wildlife
Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch