Below is a list of Members in the Spotlight, Letters of Appreciation & Milestones the A.T.B.A

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A.T.B.A. Co hosts N.A.L.S. 2015

This year the ATBA was invited by the Rocky Mountain Longbow Association (RMLA) of Calgary to be partners with them in co-hosting the 2015 North American Longbow Safari (NALS).  NALS is an international event attracting traditional archers from the United States, Canada, and as far away as Germany, Australia and the Bahamas.  This year marked the 33rd NALS and was held just outside Calgary in the rolling hills near Millarville, July 4 & 5th.
Co-hosting NALS provided the ATBA a great opportunity to promote the organization, its beliefs and values.  It also provided a great opportunity to do additional fundraising selling our gun and other raffle tickets at the event.  Most of all it was a great opportunity  to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow shooters from across North America. 
The partnership was a great success and the ATBA was well represented at the event.  We would like to see this partnership grow and be able to increase our exposure in the traditional archery community. Please take a moment to view the photos. Let us know what you think

We look at how traditional and compound bows are different. Michael Short brings his compound bow for a friendly competition with Ken Bodden from the Alberta Traditional Bow Hunters Association.


What began as the vision of 7 men (John Schneider, Jeff Lander, Jack Kempf, Yves Blouin, Dwayne Hicks, Gun Lemke and Gary McCartney) to have a traditional-only bowhunting organization became a reality on April 5, 2003. This milestone was celebrated at the Annual General Meeting in March 2013 in Red Deer. What better way to do that than to participate, which we did, in the Mother-of-all-Shoots which was on at that time. Since it’s beginning the association had grown to a community of 96 members in 2012 and the following year surpassed the 100 mark in membership. The primary goal from the outset, of giving traditional bowhunters a way to connect with each other on a province-wide basis for camaraderie was being realized/ enjoyed. From the vision to the hard work of many individuals the ATBA has become a classy organization providing benefits to the traditional bowhunting members and wider community. And what’s special about it is the people you come to know, admire and enjoy under the auspices of the ATBA.
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A.T.B.A. Celebrates it's 10th Annual Heritage Classic Jamboree

This event was celebrated at Bella Rosa Ranch near Sundre, on August 2-4, 2014. It was a time for the traditional archery community to once again join together under the banner of the ATBA - to enjoy one another, all the while doing what we love, shooting our traditional bows. This we all did, from individuals to families, the youngest to the eldest amongst us - about 140 registered shooters.
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2014 Photo Album

1st Outstanding Service Award

Jack Kempf first recipient of The Jack Kempf Outstanding Service Award that was named in his honor. Jack kempf embodies the intention of this award through his outstanding contribution to the ATBA and the traditional bowhunting community. [+more]

1st ATBA Group Hunt (2003)

Well the first annual ATBA group hunt has come and gone. We held the hunt west of Drayton Valley on the Pembina River. We had a great camp site right on the river and surrounded be big poplar and spruce trees. We had deer and moose tracks going right through the middle of our campsite. Man what a nice place it was. Another group of bow hunters from the Slave Lake area who have been coming to this place for the last 15-20 years showed up but we had their campsite already occupied. Read full article...