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Archery is an incredible hobby or sport to enjoy alone but is even better when doing it with like-minded people. Below you will be able to find a list by state of all the different archery associations. Use this list if you are looking for a local coach or tournament to enter.
Simply find your state in the table of contents below and this will show you archery associations for the chosen state. If you are part of an association and you want it added, please contact me.
Before I get into the complete list, I thought it would be good to explain what an association is. If you are fairly new to archery, you might not know. (If you do, feel free to skip this section)
There are 3 types of associations, the point of these is to help to connect your with teachers to help you develop your skills or allow you to enter competitions. Many find them a great way of actually making new friends.
These bodies work on a global scale to help the same archery standards to get adopted throughout the world. They also work to help get archers from all over the globe to join together and compete against each other. The most well-known organization would be World Archery and they pride themselves on being involved in the hardest competitions.
When learning archery, we want to know that we are all learning in the same way and following the same rules. The national organizations are responsible for providing this guidance. The most well-known one is the NFAA and they will help you find the best local association for you.
Each state has its own organization to help govern the sport in that state, you will want to join the one for your state if you are looking to find additional training, enter competitions or even find a local club. All local competitions within a specific state are organized by the state organization. It’s also worth noting that there are usually a couple of associations in each state, one that focuses on field/target archery and then one that specialises in hunting.
Why Join An Archery Association?
If you are new to associations, you might be wonder why you should even join one. You are having fun shooting in your garden and you feel you are improving, so what is the actual benefit?
There are 3 great benefits in joining your local Archery Organization;
By joining a archery association, you are able to take part in local tournaments. As well as tournaments and competitions, as a member you can often also join clubs or take part in educational events.
Another benefit is having access to archery ranges and exclusive benefits that non-members will have access to. This often includes being able to take part in leagues.
There are some memberships that offer discounts on certain gear, as well as medical insurance.
These benefits do depend on individual organizations and may not be available at all of them.
Global Archery Associations
If you are interested in the sport side of archery, you will no doubt have come across World Archery. They create the rules and regulations that must be followed in all international competitions. World Archery will support people of all levels from beginners to expert archers and are involved in championships such as the Olympics, World Games and Paralympic Games.
HDH International Archery Association (HDH-IAA)
Founded in 2019, the HDH International Archery Association were created to host competitions for archers interested in historical/traditional archery.
International Field Archery Association (IFAA)
The IFAA were founded in 1970 and has over 50,00 members. They do tend to focus more on beginner archers to introduce them to the great world of archery, although they do also have some competitions for more experienced archers.
USA Archery Associations
Below are a list of the national associations that govern archery within the United States of America.
USA Archery (National Archery Association)
When we see the USA in the Olympics for archery, it is governed by USA Archery. It is actually them that pick and train the participants in the Olympics for the U.S. As well as the Olympics, they also pick the teams for the World Championships and the World Cups. Their aim is to help encourage training in passionate archers, involve them in competition and also promote athleticism.
Archery Shooters Association (ASA)
The ASA can be found in 37 states and has an impressive 9,000 members. They host events and competitions in 3D archery, encouraging both beginners and professionals to get involved. If you are interested in this form of archery, it’s a great way to meet other archers.
Horse Archery USA
As you can tell by the name, this associations focuses on promoting the form of archery on horseback. They help encourage those interested with recreational opportunities, as well as competitive.
National Archery in Schools Program (NASP)
The NASP were formed to try and encourage those at school to get into archery and show that it is a great sport and is open to all. They do aim this to those in 4-12 grades and wants to help teach students to not only enjoy archery but learn new skills such as self-control, focus, disciple and patience.
United States Collegiate Archery Association (USCA)
The last National Archery Association is the USCA, they aim to encourage college students to get into archery. Unlike most clubs, these are often ran by students. It is down to the USCA to create events and competitions that collegiate teams are involved in.
State Archery Associations & Bodies
Below you can find associations based on states;
Bowhunters of Alabama (BHA) - http://bowhuntersofalabama.org/Huntsville Archery Club - http://www.huntsvillearcheryclub.com/
Alaskan Bowhunters Association - http://akbowhunters.comAlaska State Archery Association (ASAA) http://akstatearchery.net
Arizona Bowhunters Associations (ABA) - http://archerybowhunters.com/Papago Archery Association (PAA) - http://www.papagoarchery.com
Arkansas Bowhunters Association (ABA) - http://www.arkansasbowhunters.org/
California Bowmen Hunters/State Archery Association (CBH/SAA) - http://www.cbhsaa.net/State Archers of California (SAC) - https://calarchery.net/
Colorado Bowhunters Association (CBA) - http://coloradobowhunting.org/
Colorado State Archery Association - https://www.coloradostatearchery.com/Colorado Traditional Archers Association (CTAS) - https://colotradarchers.com/
Connecticut Archery Association (CAA) - http://www.caa-archery.org/Connecticut Target Archers Association (CTAA) - https://ctarchery.org/
Delaware State Archery Association (DSAA) - https://www.facebook.com/DelStateArcheryAssociation/
Florida Archery Association (FAA) - https://www.floridaarchery.org/Florida Archery Foundation (FAF) - http://floridaarcheryfoundation.com/
Georgia Archery Association (GAA) - https://www.gaarchery.org/
Georgia Bowhunter and Archery Association (GBAA) - http://gbaa.georgiaarchery.com/
Aloha State Archery Association (ASAA)
Idaho State Bowhunters (ISB) - https://idahostatebowhunters.com/
Illinois Archery Association (IAA) - http://www.il-archery.com/Illinois Target Archery Association (ITAA) - http://illinoistargetarchery.org/
Indiana Bowhunter Association (IBA) - http://www.indianabowhunterassociation.com/Indiana Field Archery Association (IFAA) - http://www.ifaaarchery.org/
Iowa Bowhunters Association (IBA) - https://www.iowabowhunters.org/
Iowa State Archery Association (ISAA) - http://www.iowastatearchery.com/
Kansas Bowhunters Association (KBA) - http://www.thekbasite.com/Kansas State Archery Association (KSAA) - http://kansasstatearcheryassociation.org/
Kentucky Archers Association (KAA) - http://www.kentuckyarchery.org/
Louisiana Field Archery Association (L.F.A.A) - https://louisianafieldarchery.org/Northeast Louisiana Archery Association (NELAA) - http://www.nelaa.org/
Maine Archery Association - http://www.mainearchery.org/Maine Bowhunters Association - http://www.mainebowhunters.org/
Maryland Archery Association (MAA) - http://www.md-archery.org/Maryland Bowhunters Society (MBS) - http://www.marylandbowhunterssociety.org/
State Archery Association of Massachusetts (SAAM) - http://www.massarchery.org/Massachusetts Field Archery Association (MFAA) - https://www.mfaa-archery.org/
Michigan Archers Association (MAA) - http://www.michiganarchersassociation.com/
Minnesota Archers Alliance (MAA) - https://www.themnaa.org/Minnesota State Archery Association (MSAA) - https://www.mnarchery.org/
Mississippi Archery Association (MAA) - https://www.msarcheryassociation.com/
Missouri Bowhunters Association (MBH) - http://mobowhunters.org/
Montana Archery Association (MAAI) - https://www.montanaarchery.org/
Nebraska Bowhunters Association (NBA) - https://www.nebraskabowhunters.com/
Nevada Bow Hunters Association (NBHA) - http://www.nevadabowhunters.org/
Granite State Bowhunters (GSB) - http://www.granitestatebowhunters.com/
New Jersey Archery Association (NJAA) - http://www.newjerseyarchery.org/
New Mexico Archery Association - http://nmarcheryassociation.org/
New York State Archery Association (NYSAA) - http://www.nysaa.org/
North Carolina Field Archery Association (NCFAA) - http://www.ncfaa-archery.org/
North Dakota Bowhunters Association (NDBA) - https://www.ndbowhunters.org/
Ohio Archers Association (OAA) - http://www.ohioarchers.com/Ohio Bowhunters Association (OBA) - http://ohiobowhunters.net/
Archery Shooters Association of Oklahoma - http://okasafederation.com/Oklahoma State Archery Association (OSAA) - http://oklahomaarchery.org/
Oregon Bowhunters (OBH) - https://www.oregonbowhunters.com/
Pennsylvania State Archery Association (PSAA) - https://www.psaa.net/United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania (UBH) - https://ubofpa.org/
Rhode Island Field Archery Association (RIFAA) - http://www.rifaa.org/
Bowhunters of South Carolina - http://www.scbowhunters.org/South Carolina Archery Association (SCAA) - http://sc-archery.com/
South Dakota Archery Association - http://www.sdarchers.com/
Tennessee Archery Association (TAA) - http://www.tennesseearchery.net/
Texas State Archery Association (TSAA) - https://www.texasarchery.org/Texas Field Archery Association (TFAA) - https://texasfieldarchery.org/
Utah Archery Association - https://www.utaharchery.org/
Utah Bowmens Association (UBA)
Vermont Bowhunters Association - http://www.vermontbowhuntersassociation.org/
Virginia Bowhunters Association (VBA) - http://vbarchers.com/Virginia Field Archery Association (VFAA) - https://www.vfaa.org/
Washington State Archery Association (WSAA) - http://www.washingtonarchery.org/
Washington State Bowhunters - http://www.wsbowhunters.org/
West Virginia Archery Association (WVAA) - http://www.wvarchery.org/West Virginia Bowhunters Association (WVBA) - http://westvirginiabowhunters.org/
Wisconsin Archery Alliance (WAA) - http://www.wisconsinarcheryalliance.com/
Wisconsin Bowhunters Association (WBH) - https://www.wisconsinbowhunters.org/Wisconsin Traditional Archers (WTA) - http://wistradarchers.com/
Adam has been enjoying the sport of archery since 2010, intially getting the bug for it whilst on holiday and trying it out in an activity center. Since his very first eperiance of holding a bow and arrow, he fell in love with it and can now be found at the range or in the great outdoors as often as possible.
His main go to bow type is a recurve but he loves shooting from compounds as well. Adam created The Archery Guide as a way to help others get into this great activity and to share his knowledge/experiences.