|NEW ULM, Minnesota – Thursday, October 1 – Bowhunters United, a national consumer-facing bowhunting organization, will launch Oct. 1 with a goal of building a strong future for current and potential bowhunters. BU will also provide space for bowhunters to share their passion with other bowhunting enthusiasts, and encourage members to become mentors, informed conservationists, better bowhunting advocates, and responsible public-land stewards.|
|The archery/bowhunting industry and Archery Trade Association are sponsoring the Bowhunters United liftoff, but plan to step back once the organization is well-established. The ATA and BU organizations are not directly connected. That is, ATA members and BU members do not belong to each other’s organizations. Therefore, BU members cannot attend the ATA Trade Show or receive ATA-member benefits.|
|ATA staff and Board of Director members first discussed the potential of a consumer organization in early 2018. They established a “consumer organization feasibility study” in August 2018 as one of 11 initiatives in the ATA’s strategic planning process. ATA staff worked with vendors and researchers to determine if a bowhunting-specific consumer organization was feasible and desired. When the answers were positive, ATA staff began developing the organization. Consumers can join BU for $25 to help make a difference in the bowhunting community, and show their dedication to bowhunting. Funds generated through BU will be used to advocate for bowhunting, conserve public lands, and build the next generation of bowhunters through specific training, education and related programs. Members will receive a window decal, vinyl sticker, membership gift, and membership card. They’ll also have access to tools and knowledge to become better bowhunters, mentors, conservationists, and stewards of our natural resources. Joining BU is easy, and proves you’re doing your part to secure bowhunting’s long-standing traditions, and make bowhunting accessible and enjoyable for all. Join the Bowhunters United team in five simple steps:|
Step 1: Visit bowhuntersunited.com.
Step 2: Click “Join Now.”
Step 3: Create an account.
Step 4: Enter your information.
Step 5: Pay and checkout. Once you join, you’ll receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org, and a welcome packet in the mail. Share Bowhunters United
Please encourage your friends, family members and fellow bowhunters to join BU, and help us build a stronger, more unified bowhunting community. As you bowhunt this season, please use the Bowhunters United handles and hashtag:Facebook: Bowhunters UnitedInstagram: @BowhuntersUnited_OfficialHashtag: #bowhuntersunitedVisit bowhuntersunited.com for more information about the organization’s goals and mission. Bowhunters United thanks its supporters: HuntStand, MeatEater, DeerCast, HuntWise, Bowhunting World, and North American Deer Hunter. Questions? Contact the Bowhunters United membership office at email@example.com or (888) 964-0317.