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Bowcast Podcast - An archery and bowhunting podcast.

Feb 7, 2024

"Talking Competitive Archery Organizations and the National Field Archery Association with Chuck Cooley"

Archery Pro Chuck Cooley sits with us and explains what the NFAA is, what they do, and why you should join.

If you're interested in joining a professional archery association, you should listen to this episode!

  • 1:00 Who is Chuck Cooley
  • 4:30 what is the NFAA
  • 7:00 A breakdown of the chapters of the NFAA, state vs national and how they run the events. And how both IFAA and USA Archery work in conjunction.
  • 10:00 How the membership fees work and who grandparents your membership.
  • 13:00 how to keep from getting overwhelmed and where to even start.
  • 16:00 How the NFAA shoots are different from IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) shoots.
  • 21:00 Chuck’s #1 piece of advice for someone interested in tournament shooting.
  • 25:30 Thoughts on why women tend to not join these organizations (right or wrong). And how easy it is to forget the new guys are just new guys, and we were all new to archery once. As well as the state of the archery tournament scene with the pandemic turning everything upside down.
  • 40:00 Links and information