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2014 New Mexico National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament

by John Landrith

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A tournament field of over 600 archers is scheduled to compete in this year's 2014 New Mexico NASP State Tournament.  

The third annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) New Mexico State Tournament is set for Saturday, March 8th at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Over 600 youth archers are scheduled to shoot their Genesis bows in this year’s event. Shooting starts at 8:45 AM with the final flight scheduled for 3:45 PM.

According to Brian Guzman, NASP program coordinator for the Department of Game and Fish, last year’s top archer from New Mexico placed in the top 100 of the 10,000 archers that competed in the national tournament. Competing archers will shoot from 10 and 15 meters with a possible perfect score of 300.

About 100 schools and many home school students will compete in the event. Instructors receive free training and the Department of Game and Fish provides 50% of the funding needed to purchase equipment. The NASP curriculum must be taught for a minimum of two weeks for schools to qualify for the state and national tournaments.

Federal funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes NASP possible in New Mexico and many other states. The Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937 dedicated federal excise taxes collected from manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment to national wildlife restoration programs, which include Hunter Education, shooting and archery programs in addition to wildlife surveys, transplants, and the purchase and management of wildlife management areas.

 

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