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continue shooting target archery after leaving school, and 56 percent had an interest in trying bowhunting, which has a direct relationship to the Game Commission’s mission to recruit and retain hunters. Conditions of the NASP® program dictate that the program must be offered during the school day, be under the supervision of qualified instructors (each instructor must complete an 8-hour certification class), and follow specific safety guidelines. All participants shoot instinctively with fingers. No sights or release aids are allowed. Distances shot for competition are 10 and 15 meters, at an 80-centimeter multi-colored face, with scoring rings 1 through 10.
IS NASP® working? In just ten years NASP® has become established in 47 states, five Canadian provinces and even in such far-flung places as New Zealand and South Africa.

Very few high school sports stars go on to a life in professional sports or even play football or basketball beyond high school, but anyone with a love for archery can enjoy the sport for life. NASP® surveys of participating schools indicate the program improves

Winners from state championships were then eligible to compete in the national championship held in Louisville, Kentucky. Beyond the Nationals, those who attend are invited to compete at the ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, in October. At the state and national championships, competition classes are separated by grade and divided by boys and girls. Teams may also be entered, but must contain between 16 and 24 students, at least five of which must be of the opposite gender. The program is designed to get people involved and making sure no one is excluded. The benefits of NASP® are far reaching. Not every kid is going to be a football or basketball star, or even make the team, but everyone can shoot archery. You don’t have to be strong or tall or quick. Today’s archery equipment can be adjusted to fit anyone and accuracy, not strength, determines the winner. But most important, while archers compete against their opponents for the highest score, they also compete against themselves to improve.
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student behavior and motivation and self-confidence, as well as focus and concentration. I was truly impressed with the maturity, attention to detail and focus I saw in the young shooters I observed at the Pennsylvania event. More than 450 shooters were scheduled to compete in the Pennsylvania NASP® championship, and many were accompanied by family and friends who came along to cheer them on. I had the opportunity to talk to several of the coaches at the event and found them as excited as if they were at the state football championships. While the shooters were from various sections of the state, their stories were similar. Choconut Elementary from the Montrose School District started the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Triple Trophy — Thrice
National Archery in the Schools Program
One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
Harvey Roberts
Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
State Game Lands 93
Right Violators, Wrong Deer
A Shot in the Pines
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist's Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Triple Trophy — Thrice
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - National Archery in the Schools Program
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Harvey Roberts
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - State Game Lands 93
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Right Violators, Wrong Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - A Shot in the Pines
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 41
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - The Naturalist's Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - I1
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Cover3
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