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NFAA Easton Yankton
Archery Complex

800 Archery Lane
Yankton, SD 57078
605-260-9282
info@neyac.org

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Weekdays: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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Yankton Competing To Host Its Biggest Archery Tournament Yet

April 23, 2014
NEYAC will submit its bid today for the 2015 Youth World Championships. This youth event attracts the top young recurve and compound athletes from around the World. With a potential audience of 1,000,000 in 64+ countries, this could mean a lot f
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Yankton Archers Strong At State

April 3, 2014
BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net It was not that long ago that Kali Pavlik was first picking up a bow to shoot with some friends at a church camp. Now, she’s a state champion. It’s been a quick progression for the 15
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2014 NEYAC Bowhunter Education and Hunt Safe Class Dates Announced

March 11, 2014
Bowhunter Education Dates: April 6, June 22, August 10, September 14 Time: Sundays 8:00am-6:00pm You must be 12 years of age or turn 12 in 2014 to take the class.  There is NO CHARGE for class or materials. Portions
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NEYAC To Offer Level 1 and 2 Instructor Courses March 22-23

March 5, 2014
A combined Level 1/Level 2 Instructor Certification Course will be offered the weekend of March 22-23 at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex. The course information is below and registration can be done online at www.yanktonarcherycomplex.org. Th
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U.S. Collegiate Indoor Nationals to be held at NEYAC; March 1-2, 2014

March 1, 2014
Join us at the U.S. Collegiate Indoor Nationals!  Hosted by Mount Marty College at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex Schedule of Events: Saturday- 10 AM- Check in for College Shooters 1 PM- Shooting Line for College Archers
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MMC Passion Helps Archery Tourney Grow

February 28, 2014
By Rob Nielsen rob.nielsen@yankton.net For the last three years, the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex has been one of the sites utilized for hosting the U.S. Collegiate Archery National Indoor Championship. Paul Foss, president of the Mount M
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NEYAC Winter League Information

January 13, 2014
SPOT LEAGUE League night is Thursdays at 7:00 PM.  First league night is January 16, 2014 This is a 10 week league consisting of 5 weeks of the Vegas target and 5 weeks of the NFAA target. Weekly shooting fees are the same as any other
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NFAA Indoor League Meeting

January 2, 2014
Chris Hirsch and Keith Hofer will hold a meeting to discuss the indoor leagues next Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30 pm. They will meet at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex. Please let everyone know that might be interested in either the 3D league
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NEYAC Holiday Hours

December 18, 2013
December 24th 9:00am-2:00pm 25th Closed 26th 9:00am-9:00pm 27th 9:00am-9:00pm 28th 10:00am-7:00pm 29th 12:00pm-7:00pm 30th 9:00am-9:00pm 31st 9:00am-5:00pm January 1st 12:00pm-9:00pm
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NEYAC Winter Archery Leagues

December 13, 2013
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will be offering the following winter archery leagues:  Indoor 3D League: Tuesdays beginning January 14th at 6:30 pm Indoor Spot League: Thursdays beginning January 16th at 7:00 pm
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Join Us January 4th for Our Saturday Morning Archery Class

December 11, 2013
Join us for our Saturday Morning Archery Class! All ages welcome! Saturday, January 4th 10 am to 11:30 am Come in and learn what archery is about or brush up on some skills you already have Receive instruction and equipment use fo
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NEYAC to Host Ladies' Night on January 8

December 10, 2013
NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex Announces Ladies Night Wednesday January 8th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Instruction and equipment rental for $10 Come out to the range and learn how to shoot! Sorry guys this is a ladies only event!
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International Archery Event Coming To Yankton

December 2, 2013
Originally published by the Yankton Press & Dakotan  Yankton will once again host a prestigious international archery event. The International Field Archery Association (IFAA) will hold its World Field Archery Championships from Aug. 4-8
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NEYAC Announces Thanksgiving Hours

November 21, 2013
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex announces its Thanksgiving holiday hours.   • Monday-Wednesday — 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; • Closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. • Friday — 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; • Saturday 10 a.m.-
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NFAA Foundation Raffle Offers up to $7,500 in Prizes

November 21, 2013
The NFAA Foundation is now selling raffle tickets for their 2014 Raffle to benefit the Scholarship and Museum Funds. Tickets are priced at $10 for 1 or $100 for 12. For additional information or to purchase your tickets online, please click here. For
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NEYAC Welcomes Back Bill Hewes

November 21, 2013
For Immediate Release:   Yankton, South Dakota November 21, 2013   NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex: Bill Hewes of Homestead, Florida has returned to the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex to accept the position of Ran
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NEYAC Athlete Signs Archery Letter of Intent

November 14, 2013
BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net  By signing her name on the proverbial dotted line Wednesday night, Cedar Bartos proved that the sport of archery is developing — and quickly — in Yankton. The 17-year-old home-scho
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NEYAC Veteran Day Hours

November 7, 2013
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will be open 9:00am-9:00pm on Veterens Day; Monday, November 11th. To schedule an archery party or lesson, contact us at 605-260-9282. 
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Join us Saturday, November 9 to "Shoot for the Girls"

October 23, 2013
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will once again be hosting the "I Shoot for the Girls" charity archery tournament on Saturday, November 9th. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and shooting starts at 10 a.m. 100% of the entry fee go
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Join us Saturday October 26 to Learn the Basics of Self Defense

October 17, 2013
Join instructor Mike Peck for an introduction to self defense techniques. Train yourself and your kids the basics of self defense and promote self-confidence and assertiveness in unsafe situations.  When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
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NEW! After School Art Program

September 23, 2013
Students Explore their own creativity in our fun art program in a studio setting. We focus on visual art concepts such as line, color, pattern, texture, balance and form. Activities include painting, collage, sculpting, building and drawing while exp
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Envisioning The Archery Possibilities

September 16, 2013
By Nathan Johnson nathan.johnson@yankton.net Could Yankton be to the archery world what Silicon Valley is to the technology sector? That’s the scope of the vision Yankton officials have in mind as they make plans for an archery developm
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Check Out Our Special Fall Archery Membership Rates

August 20, 2013
For the months of August and September you can purchase an Annual Individual Range Membership for only $120 or an Annual Family Membership for the low price of $150. Family Membership is valid for two adults and up to 2 children 18 years of age and u
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Inaugural Yankton Compound Academy Concludes Today

August 9, 2013
Click Here for Event Photos Today marked the conclusion of the inaugural Yankton Compound Academy.  Archers came from across the region to receive four days of advanced archery instruction from multiple top-level coaches. Coaches included Eri
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Yankton Compound Academy Instructor Named 2013 USCAA Coach of the Year

August 9, 2013
2013 Coach of the Year, Service Award, and Judge of the Year Originally Published by the US Collegiate Archery Association  Coach of the Year Every year US Collegiate Archery wishes to recognize coaches, volunteers, and judges who contrib
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Join Us at the 4th Annual Ted Nugent Kamp 4 Kids

August 7, 2013
The 4th Annual NFAA & TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS will be held Satuday September 14th. This outdoor experience will include archery, air rifles, trap shooting, fishing, sling shots, geo-caching, first aid and much more! Participants will receive
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Important Update Regarding the 2013 Yankton Compound Academy

July 22, 2013
We are two weeks out from the first Yankton Compound Academy and are making our final preparations. We originally promoted the academy as a youth camp, but we are now accepting all archers ages 10 and up. Click here for additional informati
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Yankton JOAD Archers Featured in Easton JOAD Nationals Coverage

July 19, 2013
EJN Eliminations Feature Fast Paced and Exciting Competition Originally Published by USA ARCHERY | JUL 17, 2013, 12:00 AM ET HAMILTON, Ohio – Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) archers shooting for the title of
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NEYAC to Host the 28th Annual Whitetail Classic, August 17th & 18th

July 18, 2013
3D Shoot - 30 Targets Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Trickle Start Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Trickle Start How it works: Unmarked distances Adults win cash payouts Youth win trophies Age Divisio
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NEYAC to Host NFAA 600 Round Competition August 10, 2013

July 18, 2013
Join us August 10, 2013 and enjoy an outdoor 600 round! Registration at 9:00 am and shooting begins at 10:00 am.  How it works:  4 ends of 5 arrows  3 different distances 60 total arrows 92CM Target (6-10 ring) Shot on NEYAC
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Live Interview with NEYAC Head Coach, Eric Tollefson

June 27, 2013
Eric Tollefson, NEYAC Head Coach Level 4 NTS, joins John Thayer on ESPN Radio 1570 to talk about the upcoming Yankton Compound Academy and available archery programs at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex.  Check out his
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Yankton JOAD to host fun shoot July 19th!

June 26, 2013
The Yankton JOAD Club will hold a Bingo Fun Shoot Friday, July 19th at 7:00 pm to raise money for their upcoming trips to the Easton JOAD Nationals and the U.S. National Target Championships in Hamilton, Ohio.  Click here for details!&nb
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Live Interview with NEYAC Community Coach, Chris Hirsch

June 25, 2013
Chris Hirsch, NEYAC Community Coach Level 3 NTS, joins John Thayer on ESPN Radio 1570 to talk about the upcoming Yankton Compound Academy and available archery programs at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex.  Check out his in
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842nd Builds International-Quality Archery Range

June 24, 2013
By: Staff Sgt. Charles Butler 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (NOTE: This story was originally published by the Rapid City Journal) Click here for video coverage.  The dirt was flying as soldiers of the 842nd Engineer Company, Sout
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Archery Complex Celebrates Work Of SDNG

June 19, 2013
By Derek Bartos (NOTE: This story was originally published by the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) Local and state officials gathered Tuesday in Yankton to give several members of the South Dakota National Guard a big round of applause.
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A Job Well Done

June 18, 2013
Members of the 842nd Engineer Company of Belle Fourche pose with Yankton officials and NFAA Easton Archery Center staffers during an informal reception held at the center Tuesday. The National Guard unit has been doing dirt work for the archery comp
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Guard Unit Takes Aim At Archery Site Project

June 17, 2013
BY RANDY DOCKENDORF (NOTE: This story was originally published by the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) When it comes to completing its mission in Yankton, a South Dakota National Guard unit is really making the earth move. The 842nd Engi
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July/August JOAD Registration Now Available

June 14, 2013
Registration for the next JOAD session is now open! Session Dates will run July 8 - August 29 with the pin shoot August 31st. Shooting times and schedule will remain the same as the previous session. Just a reminder: Please be
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SDNG Reconstructs Archery Ranges - KDLT News

June 13, 2013
The National Field Archery Association in Yankton is still showing the results from a flood two years ago. South Dakota National Guard is stepping in. Guard members are spending their annual two week training restoring Yankton’s archery ranges.
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SDANG Annual Training - Press Release

June 12, 2013
The South Dakota Army National Guard began their Annual Training. This training is a scheduled two-week time period during the summer in which the National Guard has the opportunity to conduct training at various locations to maintain proficiency on
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National Guard IRT Project Begins at NEYAC!

June 10, 2013
The United States National Guard will exercise their skills with construction of 3 new NFAA field ranges and an NFAA outdoor target range. The project will include machine-made hills and valleys, a new road, a comfort station and concession stand, an
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NEW Community Archery Classes Added for June

May 21, 2013
Looking for a NEW activity for your kids this summer? We have added a Community Archery Program to our summer line-up. Click the link below to register for our Summer Archery courses. New sessions for June are now available! Register Online
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On the Mark: Gabby Keiser Aims for Olympics

May 13, 2013
Story I did on World Champion archer Gabby Keiser. The 12-year old prodigy from Yankton, South Dakota is already one of the world's best archers and is setting her sights on the 2020 Olympics.
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NFAA Complex To Get $1 Million Upgrade

May 10, 2013
In preparation for an international tournament that will draw hundreds of participants from around the world next year, the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) will be making some major upgrades to their grounds on the east side of Yankton.Impr
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May/June JOAD Registration Now Available

April 30, 2013
Registration for the next JOAD session is now open! Session Dates will run May 6 - June 27 with the pin shoot June 29th. Shooting times and schedule will remain the same as the previous session. Cost is $64.20 (with tax) - 3rd Family Mem
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Yankton Archers Shine In IFAA Championships

April 28, 2013
BY EMILY NIEBRUGGE (NOTE: This story was originally published by the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) Whether they used a historic bow or a high-tech compound bow, archers from around the world were able to take part in the international ar
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Perfect Weekend Score Within Sigt For Archers

April 27, 2013
From twenty-one to twelve.The number of perfect rounds at the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) World Indoor Archery Championships was dwindled nearly in half after Saturday's second day of action at the Easton Yankton Archery Complex.Pe
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World Indoor Archery Championship News Story

April 27, 2013
Visit the link to KCAU-TV for a quick story about the WIAC tournament.
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World's Top Archers Set to Compete

April 24, 2013
Loet Smit is a newcomer to the Yankton archery scene, but the native South African has seen plenty of other such facilities around the world.So when he piles on the compliments for the Easton Yankton Archery Complex during his second-ever visit to th
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City Gives Its OK to Archery Donation

April 22, 2013
The Yankton City Commission agreed Monday to contribute land, equipment and cash to the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) in order to address some of Yankton's interests as the non-profit organization seeks to expand its facilities.The NFAA w
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Archery Can Make For An Exciting Weekend

April 21, 2013
Pardon me if I repeat myself from Twitter last week: “I've said it before and I'll say it again, archery has been one of my favorite things to cover. Visiting NFAA headquarters is always fun.”Now that another tournament-filled weekend in
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Jones Reaches Personal Goal of Archery Trifecta

April 21, 2013
Erika Jones came to the First Dakota Classic archery tournament with one goal: To take first place.Jones met her goal Sunday afternoon, making it her third first-place win in a row.She previously won her division at The Vegas Shoot in February in Las
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S.D Man Wins Car Shoot-Off at Archery Tournament

April 20, 2013
For the past six years, Hugo Barrientos' goal has been to win a car during a National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Tournament.His goal came through during the 3-Star Tour Car Shoot-Off, held following the First Dakota Classic which began Saturday
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Top Archers Converge On Yankton For First of Two Major Events

April 19, 2013
Talk of two premier archery tournaments is nothing new in Yankton, but yes, there are some changes to this weekend's lineup.Nearly 300 archers are in town for the First Dakota Classic and the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Unmarked 3D Cham
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City to Consider Property Transfer to NFAA

April 19, 2013
The Yankton City Commission will consider a contribution of land, equipment and cash to the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Monday.The NFAA wants to expand the number of archery ranges and parking space at its headquarters on the east side
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NEYAC to host First Dakota Classic & Unmarked 3D April 20-21

April 15, 2013
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will host the First Dakota Classic and Unmarked 3D Tournaments April 20th and 21st. Spectators are welcome to observe the events, as well as visit the Manufacturers Trade Show. A full schedule will be post
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Register for South Dakota HuntSAFE Class June 8-9

April 14, 2013
The first HuntSAFE class registration is now open. The 10-hour course will be taught by certified instructors at no cost to participants.  Successful completion of this course is required by law of every person under the age of 16
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Shoot-Off Ends Weekend

April 13, 2013
To claim his first place title Sunday afternoon, Jesse Broadwater needed to make the perfect shot.His first place finish came from a shoot-off against Braden Gellenthien for the Championship Male Freestyle division in the First Dakota Classic, one of
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June 23 Bowhunter Education Class Approaching

April 11, 2013
The first Bowhunter Education Class of the year is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 8:00am-6:00pm at the complex. You must be 12 years of age or turn 12 in 2013 to take the class. There is no charge for the class or materi
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Local Archers Fare Well In State Indoor Championships

April 1, 2013
From the first moment she picked up a bow and found immediate success with it during a school physical education course, Alexis Sejnoha knew she had a brand-new hobby.As it turns out, it didn't take long for the 15-year-old from Yankton to rise to th
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Hunhoff Hits National Target

April 1, 2013
Nearly 18 months ago, Kendra Hunhoff took up archery for fun.“I started with the summer beginning class to get introduced to the sport,” she said. “I wanted to learn more about archery.”A few weeks later, the Yankton teenager
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Local Archers Fare Well At State Competition

March 31, 2013
From the first moment she picked up a bow and found immediate success with it during a school physical education course, Alexis Sejnoha knew she had a brand-new hobby.As it turns out, it didn't take long for the 15-year-old from Yankton to rise to th
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Regular Hours over Easter Holiday

March 28, 2013
The complex will hold regular business hours over teh Easter Weekend. Friday 9:00 am-9:00pm Saturday 10:00 am-7:00pm Sunday noon-7:00 pm Monday 9:00 am-9:00 pm All JOAD Archery Classes and Tae Kwon Do will meet as regularly scheduled. Zumba with Este
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Free Zumba Sentao Classes Offered

March 15, 2013
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex is expanding their Zumba Fitness Program! Come and experience the new Zumba Sentao Classes instructed by Jennifer Barta at the Complex. Free Classes:  Tuesday March 19 and 26 5:30-6:30pm     
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Yankton Archers Have Strong Showing at Nationals

March 15, 2013
Seventeen archers from the Yankton J.O.A.D. (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Club made the trip to Mankato, MN, on March 8th for the J.O.A.D. National Indoor Championships. The archers shot two rounds on Friday evening and the total score was sub
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Dates for 2013 SD Hunt Safe Classes Set

March 6, 2013
South Dakota Hunt Safe Hunter Education Course dates have been set for 2013. All courses are free, but require a pre-registration as there is a limit to how many can participate in each course. As the dates approach for each session, registratio
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Bowhunter Education Classes to be Held

March 6, 2013
Bowhunter Education Course dates have been set for 2013. All courses are free, but require a pre-registration as there is a limit to how many can participate in each course. As the dates approach for each session, registrations will be activated.
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Next JOAD Registration Open

February 24, 2013
Registration for the next sessions of JOAD are now open! Session Dates will run March 4 - May 4. Cost is $64.20 (with tax) - 3rd Family Members are 1/2 price Register Online today!
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Yankton Archers Perform Well At World Festival

February 23, 2013
A group of young Yankton archers traveled to Las Vegas recently on the hunt for some strong tournament finishes.Out of the eight who attended the National Field Archery Association's (NFAA) World Archery Festival earlier this month, four placed in th
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New Pottery Classes Tuesday Nights

January 28, 2013
Pottery Classes will meet on Tuesday, February 5-26 from 7:00-8:30pm. Master Potter Dan Bartos will teach hand buiiding and pottery wheel techniques for both beginners and experienced potters. The $50 class fee includes all materials. Register online
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New Classes Beginning at the Complex

January 10, 2013
New Pottery Classes begin in February. Classes will meet on Tuesday February 5,12,19, and 26 from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Classes will be instructed by Master Potter Dan Bartos the $50 class fee includes the cost of materials. Additionally, we will have a new
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Holiday Hours

December 6, 2012
With the holidays approaching, we ask that you check either our calendar or call ahead for special holiday hours. Additionally, we still have openings for group lessons. Pre-registration is required for special group rates and lessons. This
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MMC SIFE Archery Tournament - Dec 1

November 25, 2012
Support Mount Marty's SIFE program and help raise money for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Try archery December 1 at the Complex from 10:00am - Noon for $5 ($4 in advance), or compete in the tournament at 1:00 for $10 ($8 in advance). There
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MMC SIFE Team To Host Arcery Tournament Dec. 1

November 23, 2012
The Mount Marty College SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Club will be holding an archery tournament on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex in Yankton.From 10 am.-noon participants are encouraged to “Try It&rd
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T'ai Chi Chih! - FREE Info Meeting/ Intro Class Oct. 27

October 19, 2012
Experience joy through movement as you learn about the simple, fluid movements in the non-martial art of T’ai Chi Chih, a moving meditation. These movements can be performed by anyone, no special ability or fitness level is required. Benefits c
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Adult Archery Lessons Begin Nov. 7

October 19, 2012
We will begin offering Adult Archery Lessons on Wednesdays starting November 7. Classes will meet six Wednesdays, November 7-December 19 from 10:00-11:30 am. Certified complex coaches will provide the archery instruction and guided practice. Equ
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New Adult Pottery Classes Start Nov. 13

October 19, 2012
Learn hand building techniques under the guidance of master potter Dan Bartos. Class projects will include building clay bird houses using hand building skills. Classes are scheduled November 6, 13, 20,and 27 from 7:00-8:30pm at the NFAA Easton Yankt
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"I Shoot for the Girls" is a success!

October 11, 2012
Thank you to all of those who participated in the I Shoot for the Girls Tournament. We raised over $800 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. There were 36 total shooters. Special thanks to Gramps for their donation from their bake sal
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I Shoot For The Girls' Archery Tournament Oct. 10

September 26, 2012
“I Shoot for the Girls” will be having a tournament at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex on Wednesday, Oct. 10, running from 7-9 p.m.Contestants will shoot from 18 meters (Vegas style). The target consists of four breast cancer ribb
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Learn to Shoot Saturday & JOAD Pancake Breakfast

September 21, 2012
When: Saturday September 29thWhere: NFAA Easton Yankton Archery ComplexTime: 9 to 11 a.m.Ages: 18 and up Have you always wanted to learn how to shoot archery? Or did you shoot when you were a kid and have fond memories of summer camp or 4H? Why shoul
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A Day At 'Kamp'

September 17, 2012
Nearly 300 people turned out on a beautiful Saturday for a day of outdoor activities and instruction at Ted Nugent's Kids Kamp in Yankton.Activities for the day included archery, air rifles, trap shooting, fishing, sling shots, geo-caching and others
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Hula Dance Workshop - September 29th

August 30, 2012
Celebrate the last day of summer with a Hula Dance Workshop! Saturday, September 29th, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Christie Giles will instruct a class open to all ages at the Complex. During the course, Christie will walk participants through the vario
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I Shoot for the Girls Tournament - October 10th

August 23, 2012
The Annual I Shoot for the Girls Tournament will be held at the Complex October 10th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The cost is $20 per shooter with 100% of the profits going toward the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Contestants will shoot from 18 meter
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Registration for JOAD and ASAP Open

August 15, 2012
The new session for Junior Olympic Archery Development and After School Archery Program will begin in September. Click the link below to register: {Register Online}
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Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids

July 26, 2012
The 3rd Annual NFAA & TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS will be held in Yankton, SD Saturday, September 15, 2012, 8:00am to 5:00pm at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex. This will prove to be a hands-on outdoor experience for children ages 7 to 17 ye
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Yankton Welcomes United States Paralympic Archery Team

July 25, 2012
The United States Paralympic archery team arrived in Yankton this week to begin final training for competition in London next month, with officials from across the state on hand to welcome them to South Dakota.The team was met by Gov. Dennis Daugaard
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Paralympians Train at Complex

July 25, 2012
The Complex hosted the 2012 United States Paralympic Archery Team July 23-25 during one of their final stops prior to competing in the Paralympics in London. All nine team members along with their three coaches utilized the 90-meter indoor range to t
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Local Archers Reflect On Connection With Olympians

July 21, 2012
There was a fairly good chance the fellow archers standing alongside Jamie Van Lent a year ago were headed for bigger - more well-known - pastures.Sure enough, they were.As the United States men's and women's archery teams prepare for next week's fir
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Daily Dose: Make No Mistake, Yankton Is a National Archery Hub

July 9, 2012
Among the comments I overheard and conversations I had this weekend at a pair of national archery tournaments, one question directed at me stood out.“Do you think Yankton realizes what it has here?”It made me stop and think.The person ask
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NFAA Unmarked 3D Championships: Sport Continues to Boom

July 9, 2012
As they all walked back from their final target of the day, a group of four veteran - they would say “old” - archers were clearly having a good time.Minutes later, the quartet of Shorty Faber, Dave Bruntz, Neil Chandler and Tom Juffer sai
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ONLINE: Two Pro Archers Aiming For Million Dollar Price

July 7, 2012
Among the approximately 400 archers in Yankton this weekend for a pair of national tournaments are two professionals gunning for an ultimate payoff.No, it's not a trophy or a shiny medal.Instead, Jesse Broadwater and Braden Gellenthien have their eye
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Archery: Yankton Hosts Major Tourneys This Weekend

July 7, 2012
As a Yankton resident and life-long archer, Eric Moore has watched first-hand how the sport has grown in town from being simply an activity for those interested into national hub it is today.The 45-year-old enthusiast is understandably excited for hi
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New Archery Coach Tollefson Calls Position An 'Adventure'

June 27, 2012
Some couples go camping. Some decide to paint their house. Others may adopt a dog.For Eric Tollefson, no, his idea of an “adventure” was packing up his life and moving halfway across the country.As he looks back on his journey from Califo
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A Target for Teaching

May 24, 2012
With archery gaining in popularity across the United States, people from around the nation are at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex this week to learn more about the sport and take those ideas back home.The first set of eyes on the facility is
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National Archery Complex Keeps Up Its Momentum

May 22, 2012
Approximately a year after the National Field Archery Association Headquarters (NFAA)/Easton Sports Development Foundation Center for Archery Excellence was dedicated, the momentum around the facility has not subsided.This weekend, it hosts the NFAA
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The Draw of Archery- Dakota Life

May 1, 2012
Archery is the fastest-growing shooting sport and hunting sport in South Dakota. The National Archery in the Schools program, now operating in 200 state schools, promotes youth archery and offers the chance for target archery competition. In Yankton,
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I Shot An Arrow…'

April 23, 2012
Bill Hewes, head coach of the NFAA Easton Archery Complex in Yankton, provides instruction and support for a young marksman at Saturday's Boy Scout Youth Expo at Pierson Ranch west of Yankton. The expo featured area troops and visitors displaying a w
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Reader Roundup: 'Shoot From Heart' Hits Mark

March 22, 2012
United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton StaffOn behalf of the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton, we would like to recognize and thank all those responsible for making our third annual “Shoot from the Heart” fun
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USCA Championship Here Today, Sunday

March 3, 2012
The 2012 U.S. Collegiate Archery Association will hold its National Collegiate Indoor Championships and Youth/Adult Guest Division Event will be held today (Saturday) and Sunday at the NFAA/Easton Archery Complex in Yankton.Competition begins with th
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Community Connections Feathers, Training and a Change of Leadership

February 15, 2012
SHOOT FROM THE HEART – an evening of feathers, fun and food. The feathers are the key to the event. They guide the arrows that are flying through the air – all in one direction – toward the center of the target – or at least attempted to rea
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Buhl Named Volunteer Of The Month

February 9, 2012
Ken Buhl has combined his joy of archery with education to create youth archery programs through the National Field Archery Association Headquarters, located here in Yankton. Buhl has been recognized as the United Way & Volunteer Services' Volunteer
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Shoot From The Heart' Benefit at NFAA Feb. 17

January 19, 2012
The United Way's third annual Shoot from the Heart fundraising event will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at the National Field Archery Building, 800 Archery Lane, Yankton.Join the fun and cheer the archery teams to success. Each team features local “
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Archery Facility Continues Momentous Growth

November 12, 2011
What began as a dream many people thought was unattainable, has once again surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. On Friday, the National Field Archery (NFAA) facility, located in Yankton, celebrated the official groundbreaking of an addition t
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Archery Complex To Break Ground Today

November 11, 2011
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex, located at 800 Archery Lane, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony of the indoor Olympic 90-meter range and distribution warehouse at 1 p.m. today (Friday).In addition, all veterans are invited to use the archer
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Yankton Garners Worldwide Fame For Archery

October 24, 2011
Three months after hosting a world archery tournament, Yankton is once again enjoying a global flavor thanks to archery.Instructors from 21 countries have converged in town for the first in a series of training sessions as part of the International F
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Taking Aim

October 13, 2011
Preston Nankivel (background), Sioux Falls, and Sean Garcia, Yankton, aim at archery targets during the “I Shoot Like a Girl” archery tournament, held Wednesday at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex. The tournament was a benefit even
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Yankton Archery Tourney To Benefit NBCF

October 4, 2011
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will be hosting its “Shoot Like a Girl” archery tournament at 7 p.m. Oct. 12, as a benefit for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. All proceeds will go to the NBCF.Contestants will shoot from 18
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Archery Center Continues to Expand

September 24, 2011
In the last six months, the number of employees at the NFAA/Easton/Yankton Archery Complex has almost quadrupled from five to 19. A $500,000 start-up grant to hire employees from the Easton Foundation allowed for the rapid expansion in activities off
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World Archery Festival: Penn. Archer Sets World Record In 30-Meter Shoot

July 30, 2011
As the last line of archers started making their way back from scoring their final targets, word started circulating that someone might have set a new world record.After a brief deliberation and a check of the scorecard, an announcement was made that
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We Say

July 29, 2011
Stretching OutTHUMBS UP to the $1.5 million expansion of the NFAA/Easton/Yankton Archery Complex that was announced Wednesday. The addition will be 29,500 square feet, more than doubling the size of the current facility. It will include the world's f
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World's Top Female Archer Has Area Roots

July 29, 2011
Erika Anschutz's passport lists locations all over the world, from the Middle East to the Pacific Rim.Yet, the 22-year-old professional archer calls Yankton “almost like home to me.”Anschutz, currently ranked No. 1 in the world for Senior
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Yankton Archery Complex To Get $1.5 Million Addition

July 28, 2011
As part of an expansion announcement Wednesday evening that was heralded by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, it was revealed that the NFAA/Easton/Yankton Archery Complex will get a $1.5 million addition that will include the world's first dedicated 70-meter ind
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World Outdoor Archery Festival: Archery Helps Women, Families Bond In Competition

July 28, 2011
Not only is Stacy Pearce a woman competing in a mostly male-dominated sport, she gets to compete alongside her two children.In other words, archery is literally a family outing for the Red Bluff, Calif., resident.“That's why archery is so much
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World Outdoor Archery Festival: Not All Archers Go High-Tech

July 27, 2011
While the sport of archery continues to progress and the equipment becomes more advanced, there is still a select group that remains true to the “primitive” form.They have not followed the recent trends.Among the nearly 300 archers compet
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Taking Aim

July 26, 2011
Laura Smith takes careful aim during the first day of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Outdoor Field Championships on Monday at a range near Paddlewheel Point in Yankton. The three-day event is the second tournament of the World Outdoor
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World Outdoor Archery Festival Over 300 In Yankton For NFAA Event

July 26, 2011
After a successful start to the World Outdoor Archery Festival, hundreds of archers are still in Yankton for the second tournament of the festival.Monday was the first day of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) National Field Championships.
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Public Invited to Archery Pro-Am Shoot Out Today

July 25, 2011
The public is invited to attend the Pro Am Shoot Out at the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Easton Archery Complex, located at 800 Archery Lane, on Monday July 25 at 6 p.m. The competition will take place on the Fita Target Field located b
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World Outdoor Archery Festival: No. 1 Archer Captures Title

July 25, 2011
Sending an arrow down a course is a complex biomechanical action, which when coupled with the pressure of competition can be a daunting task.However, for the United States' top archer and Olympic contender, Brady Ellison, it is just another day at th
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World Outdoor Archery Festival Begins

July 23, 2011
The first day of the World Outdoor Archery Festival began Saturday in Yankton with over 100 archers competing in the USA Archery (USAA) National Field Championships, on the Dakota Range at Gavins Point Recreation Area.“It is a tournament where
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Archers Set for Huge Week

July 23, 2011
Prestigious archery tournaments are nothing new to Yankton.It's just that having four events, all within seven days, is something “entirely new”, according to National Field Archery Association (NFAA) president Bruce Cull.Asked this week
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It's a Big Month for Archery

July 7, 2011
For archery fans, a week of events later this month will provide quite a treat.USA Archery and the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) have joined forces to hold four major archery events at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex.From July 22-
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On the Job: Local Archery Coach Trains the Very Best

April 29, 2011
For his job at the Yankton archery center, M.J. Rogers wears many hats.As the facilities coach at the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Easton Yankton Archery Complex, Rogers' primary function is as a coach for the NFAA Foundation that operat
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Officials Kick Off Olympic Pursuit At First Annual Nugent Camp

September 20, 2010
Not only did the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) headquarters host more than 200 kids for the first of what is planned as an annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids, it was the stage for an announcement that could further grow archery's impact on Y
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Nugent Camp, Other Events Highlight Busy Weekend

September 16, 2010
The future of archery in the Yankton area will take shape in more ways than one Saturday.In addition to the Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids that will teach youth about archery and many other outdoor activities, Yankton officials will also kick off an effort
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Yankton Set to Host USA Archery Team Qualifying Tournament

August 14, 2010
Once again, some of the top archers in the country will descend on Yankton for a key tournament.In what one official referred to as an “impressive field,” Yankton will host the 2010 South Dakota Cup Archery Tournament, which begins today
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New KOA Campground A 'Destination'

July 31, 2010
When a small group of investors came together to build a campground on property in Yankton owned by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA), they decided to make it a first-class facility.“The group of us decided that, if we were going to
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MMC Announces Formation of Collegiate Archery Program

July 28, 2010
Mount Marty College joined a list that includes some of the biggest names in college sports Tuesday, as it announced the formation of a collegiate archery program.The program, which will begin competition in the 2011-12 school year, is the first of i
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City Discusses Archery Plans

July 27, 2010
While the “big picture” for archery development in the community is still coming together, the Yankton City Commission was told Monday about the work that is going into making it a reality.The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), wh
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Archery: Gillingham Has Memorable Weekend

May 24, 2010
Winning a car alone would have made the weekend memorable.But claiming a first-place title - after a shoot-off - in addition to a second-place finish in another tournament caused even a seasoned veteran like Tim Gillingham to toss around superlatives
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Officials: Yankton Fuels State Tourism Growth

December 3, 2009
Despite a deep national recession, South Dakota experienced tourism growth this year with Yankton playing a key role, state officials told a local audience Wednesday.The 2010 Initiative, launched by Gov. Mike Rounds in 2003, set a goal of doubling vi
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2010 Initiative Meeting to Be Held Today

December 2, 2009
An 2010 Initiative meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Welcome Center west of Yankton.It's part of a series of meetings spotlighting South Dakota business development, tourism and quality-of-life
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Global Crowd Celebrates Archery Center Dedication

June 17, 2009
For those involved in getting a state-of-the-art archery facility built in Yankton, Saturday's dedication ceremony for the building was the realization of a long-standing dream.National and international archery tournaments took place in Yankton duri
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Archery Tourneys Conclude

June 15, 2009
After days of preparation and competition, more than 600 archers competed for their place on the podium in the final day of international and national competitions Sunday at the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Headquarters in Yankton.The In
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Our Opinion: Archery Hits the Mark for the Yankton Area

June 15, 2009
It behooves us today to again offer a word or two of support and admiration for the placement of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Headquarters and the Easton Sports Development Foundation Center for Archery Excellence in Yankton.The new
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Archery Notebook: Two more Tourneys Join IFAA Field in Yankton

June 13, 2009
Midway through their four-day event, more than 150 archers competing in the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) 2009 Bowhunter Championships got some company at the Yankton archery complex Saturday.The start of the weekend marked the begin
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Archery Notebook: Competitors Begin to Arrive in Yankton

June 10, 2009
Over 2,000 archers are expected to attend the three events held in Yankton this weekend.Highlighting the weekend will be the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) 2009 World Bowhunter Championships as well as the National Field Archery Assoc
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Yankton Preps for Summer Archery Event

February 19, 2009
While quietly settling into its new home on the east side of Yankton this winter, the National Field Archery Association is poised to have a big impact on the area this summer.Three tournaments, pulling in hundreds of contestants from around the worl
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Our Opinion: Yankton Embraces A Unique Opportunity

December 23, 2008
An unusual and complicated development deal approved by the Yankton City Commission Monday night appears to be a shot of good news for the city.Commissioners embraced an unorthodox proposal that would eventually establish a campground just east of th
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City OK Development Agreement

December 23, 2008
The Yankton City Commission hopes its decision Monday to agree to an unorthodox economic development proposal will pay large dividends in the future.Reflecting the complexity of the arrangement, commissioners spent more than an hour wrapping their he
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Vollmer Appointed NFAA Chairman

November 1, 2008
National Field Archery Association (NFAA) President Bruce Cull has announce his appointment of Tom Vollmer as the National Bowhunting & Conservation Chairman. Tom, his wife Natalie and son Jon have been active participants in competitive tournaments
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Archery Events to Boost Yankton Economy

July 18, 2008
Archers from across the country are getting ready to attend one or both of the archery tournaments taking place in Yankton over this next week.The business these sportsmen bring while they're here will be very beneficial to the local economy, officia
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National Archery Tournaments Return to Yankton

July 17, 2008
Two of the biggest national tournaments in competitive archery return to Yankton this weekend. Yet, this time the city can officially call itself the center of the archery world.With the new National Field Archery Association (NFAA) headquarters buil
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As We See It

April 18, 2008
Building A FutureTHUMBS UP to continued progress on the National Field Archery Association's (NFAA) national headquarters/Regional Center for Archery Excellence. City, county and state officials gathered in Yankton Wednesday to break ground for the p
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Officials Break Ground on Trailblazing Archery Center

April 17, 2008
When the CEO of Easton-Hoyt visited Yankton last fall, he didn't expect that a Regional Center of Archery Excellence would ever be built here.But the leadership demonstrated by those interested in making the project a reality quickly changed Erik Wat
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Yankton Trying to Capitalize on Archery

April 5, 2008
If Yankton is to become a target for archery enthusiasts and businesses, local officials know it is going to take a concerted effort to get it there.So, instead of waiting for a magic arrow to strike, they've been going to work to promote the communi
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Two Yankton Youth Win at Vegas Shoot

March 21, 2008
LAS VEGAS - The National Field Archery Association's (NFAA) World Archery Festival (Vegas Shoot) was held in Las Vegas, Feb. 22-24. This is the largest and most prestigious archery tournament in the world with 1,700 competitors from all 50 states and
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Youth Hunting Bill Nears Final OK

February 23, 2008
A Yankton businessman who heads a national archery federation says a hunting mentoring program in South Dakota could benefit young people as well as boost the popularity of all hunting.Bruce Cull, who owns Dakota Archery and Outdoor Sports, also serv
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Our Opinion

December 4, 2007
As Yankton's own history attests, economic development can come in many forms and guises - and sometimes it can make something out of, relatively speaking, nothing.Such is the case for the new archery facility planned for the east edge of Yankton.Ini
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Archery HQ Gets a Huge Boost

December 1, 2007
The plan for the National Field Archery Association headquarters in Yankton has just gotten a lot bigger than originally anticipated - almost three times bigger, officials announced Friday.What was once to be an office with an archery museum and a co
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Aiming for Bigger Things

September 19, 2007
When news came last week that the National Field Archery Association was coming to Yankton, many residents may have wondered what all the fuss was about.After all, while the non-profit corporation has 19,000 members, it isn't bringing hundreds of job
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County Approves Archery HQ Land Transfer

September 14, 2007
The Yankton County Commission agreed Thursday to provide seven acres of property as part of the incentive package to bring the National Field Archery Association headquarters to the area.During a special meeting Thursday morning to address the issue,
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As We See It

September 14, 2007
New HomeTHUMBS UP to news this week that the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) has chosen Yankton as its national headquarters. For the city to have landed the deal after cities such as Des Moines, Iowa, and Kansas City, Mo., expressed intere
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City Lands Archery HQ

September 11, 2007
With the announcement Monday night that the National Field Archery Association has chosen to build its new headquarters in Yankton, local officials hope that the city will become a target for archery enthusiasts and related industries.The National Fi
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New Location Hosts 400 Archers for National Tournament

July 16, 2007
The scenery may have changed but the success was the same as almost 400 archers participated in the 2007 National Unmarked 3-D Tournament this weekend in Yankton.For the past two years, Yankton has been home to the national outdoor championship. The
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Yankton Man Re-Elected Head of Archery Group

February 21, 2005
About to board a plane to Las Vegas, Bruce Cull took the time before his flight to comment on, and support, his sport."I'm all checked in. It's fine," he said.In 2004, Cull served as the National Field Archery Association's president and last month h
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