2015 NELAA Shooters of the Year:
a) PeeWee- Nathan Wright
b) Cubs- Cooper Mims
c) Traditional- Adam Taylor
d) Longbow- Mike Simmons
e) Youth- Russell Hale
f) Women's Youth- Mikayla Sutton
g) Women's Bowhunter- Mandy Wright
h) Women's Open- Nikki Hall
i) Bowhunter- Mark Rogers
j) Bowhunter Outlaw- Alan Stephenson
k) Open- Lincoln Hall
l) Senior Open- Ben Book
m) Known 45- Tim Moore
n) Pro Class- JD Mims
o) Pro Money- Jason Daniel
(We do not awards shooter of the year for the Novice class, but we would like to acknowledging Chris Friedman as High Point Shooter for our 2015 season).
2015 NELAA Honorary Members:
(left to right)
Anthony Denton (newly voted)
Dean Griffin (not shown)
Go check em out on their website for more info: http://www.opso.net/public-range/
1) Brandi & Todd Causey of the Southern Outdoors Radio Show for always helping us spread the word of 3D Archery on their radio show each & every week! Tune in every Tuesday 6pm-7pm on Z107.5fm to get tips on the outdoor life. Go "Like" their facebook page & tell em we sent ya! https://www.facebook.com/SouthernOutdoorsRadio?fref=ts
2) The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deptmnt for allowing us the use of the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range for our 3D events & their nice facility to hold our annual banquets. We appreciate you so much & the use of the Rifle Range!! www.opso.net
3) McKinney Honda in Ruston for donating us some great raffle table items, along with a tree stand. www.mckinneyhonda.com
4) TP Outdoors in Monroe for donating a large bag full of Tink's stuff, helping us purchase 4 bows & a crossbow, & helping us out on most of our raffle items. www.tpoutdoors.com
5) Tolar's Backhoe Service for donating a 70 qrt & 50 qrt K2 Ice Chests for us to raffle off!
6) Flair Jewelers in Monroe for donating us an awesome Bow Pendant necklace, made by Steve Sills! If you are an outdoors lover you need to check out Flair Jewelers and their Compound & Recurve Necklaces, along with the rifle, shotgun, & fishing hook necklaces. Steve does an awesome job creating these pendants! Go by check them out & see their wide variety! Find em on Facebook & tell em we sent ya! https://www.facebook.com/FlairJewelersWM
7) Bullet Designs in Choudrant for donating a beautiful necklace & bracelet from their Fire & Ice Collection! If you like to hunt or just shoot, they have the perfect gift for you or that special person! Go check them out at www.bulletdesigns.com, they've got something for everyone & tell em NELAA sent ya!
8) Quickdraw Bowfishing www.quickdrawoutdoorgear.com
9) Archer's Choice www.archerschoicemedia.com
10)Earthway EV-N-Spred www.earthway.com
11)Allegro Marinade www.allegromarinade.com
12)Tex Joy Seasoning www.texjoy.com
13)BCY Fibers www.bcyfibers.com
14)Lethal Field Spray www.lethalproducts.com
15)Burt Coyote Lumenok www.lumenok.net
16)One Stringer Custom Arrow Wraps www.onestringer.com
17)Best Made Company for donating an awesome set of their enamelware. Check them out at www.bestmadeco.com!
18) Muzzy Broadheads www.muzzy.com
19)Rage Broadheads www.ragebroadheads.com
20)Ripcord Fall Away Rests www.ripcordarrowrest.com
21)Truglo Releases www.truglo.com
22)Cobra Sights www.cobraarchery.com
23)Tight Spot Quivers www.tightspotquiver.com
25)Jim & Eva Shockey www.jimshockey.com
26) Hartcraft Broadheads www.hartcraftbroadheads.com
27)3 Rivers Archery www.3riversarchery.com
28)Pro-Line Bowstrings www.prolinebowstrings.com
29)Lancaster Archery www.lancasterarchery.com
30)Alpen Optics www.alpenoptics.com
Thanks to everyone that made the Championship Shoot & Banquet possible!
(I hope I didn't miss anyone, but if I did please do not think that your help was gone unnoticed or unappreciated)
1) Dan Lord, Lance Sims, Cookie Rhodes, & Clint Farrar for working the shoot & getting everyone grouped out to get em out on the course. Christian, Kirsten Lord, & Kyle Gates for helping me out at the registration desk to get everyone signed in & organized.
2) Cookie Rhodes & his guys for always helping me with whatever I need throughout the year & helping us get great grounds & an awesome facility each year!
3) Jason Daniel for helping each year with whatever needs to be done & helping me with ideas for our raffle tables.
4) Patrick & Lathan Shivers at TP Outdoors for both your help with helping me pick out items for our raffle & again to Patrick for always making sure we always get the best possible deal!
5) Roger with his catering service "Doves Delight Catering" for another mouth watering supper! His Boudin Stuffed Pork Loin was the bomb!! Thank you Roger for another great supper!!
6) Karen Sims, Nikki Hall, Amie Skipper, & Amanda Friedman for making us a GREAT assortment of Deserts!
7) Anthony Denton for his blessing & giving thanks for our supper & gathering of our NELAA friends & family.
8) Dan Lord, Lance Sims, Clint Farrar, Christian Lord for helping the flow of our award ceremony, and again to Dan for making the raffle & bow giveaways worth remembering!
9) Clint, Kari Farrar, & Chad Tolar for setting out & organizing each of the raffle groups for me.
9) Clint & Kari Meaux, Christian Lord, Kyle Gates, and all our youngsters that helped tear & sale the raffle tickets & cards.
10) McKenzie Farrar & Kirsten Lord for taking the food tickets to help get our NELAA family& guests served & taken care of quick.
11) Last but not least all of our shooters for their continued support every year and anyone else that I may have forgotten to mention, we appreciate each and every one of you!
12) Thanks to all 4 of our clubs too, for bringing targets & setting up each one to give us a challenging course.
I am proud & honored to be part of the NELAA organization, we are not just a 3D Archery organization, we are a group that allows family, friends, and strangers to come together with a common interest. Ultimately we have all become family and just like all families we gain new members. If I could encourage each of you to look to your local club, volunteer helping out occasionally, even if it's just one time. It's a lot of work for the same one or two people running the clubs setting up, working, and taking down targets. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated! Looking forward to another year & what 2016 holds for us! Thank you all for another great 3D Archery Season!! ~Kim Lord