Bowhunters United: Unifying Consumers and the Archery Industry Through Partnerships

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Bowhunters United: Unifying Consumers and the Archery Industry Through Partnerships

Bowhunters United is the premier bowhunting organization in America today that’s owned and operated by the Archery Trade Association. It protects bowhunting opportunities and defends against threats to the future of hunting. More importantly, it’s a unifying organization — it works to unite bowhunters and bowhunting organizations and compile trusted resources for bowhunters.

How, you ask? Good question. BU’s relationship to the industry makes it uniquely capable of offering exclusive benefits unavailable anywhere else and leveraging existing relationships with like-minded organizations.

BU understands there are many great bowhunting organizations nationwide that create resources and provide information. Each bowhunting group is unique and typically provides expertise on a specific topic, such as conservation, land access, a game animal or hunting safety.

BU is focused on becoming the premier platform for all bowhunters, regardless of why they hunt, how they hunt, what species they hunt, and when or where they participate. Therefore, it works to unite every organization and group that affects bowhunters in some way. BU grows bowhunter participation by joining bowhunting community members into one national organization of bowhunters.

BU partners with individual organizations to provide the bowhunting community with a central hub for bowhunting resources and information. Then, when someone becomes a BU member, they get exclusive access to partner resources such as maps, images, articles, videos, e-books and educational courses. Several hot topics include game species, treestand safety, state-specific bowhunting laws, archery certifications, wild game processing and food prep, and local and national bowhunting issues. BU members also receive discounts from BU partners and outdoor companies. All this is available through the Member Login portal.

Purposeful Partnerships

Jennifer Mazur, ATA’s senior director of Outreach and Education, said BU partners help empower and educate bowhunters, which strengthens the industry.

“Each bowhunting organization has something unique to offer, and we highlight their strengths,” she said. “Our mission is to unite bowhunters and promote and preserve the sport. Each partner brings something to the table that matters to our members.”

Essentially, the partnerships are dual purpose:

  1. BU introduces its members to partner organizations using the partner’s shared resources and information. BU also promotes its partners to BU members and communicates the partner’s mission, news and announcements to BU members through a monthly newsletter.
  2. Meanwhile, partner organizations provide resources to educate and advocate for BU members. They also tell their organization members about BU so those individuals can join BU to learn about all things bowhunting and connect with other organizations according to their desires.


Strength In Numbers

Working together helps the bowhunting community accomplish more through collaboration. Whether it’s recruiting newcomers, teaching people about their role in conservation or creating ethical, well-rounded bowhunters, everyone wins.

“Instead of us all working separately to our own benefit, we all work together to benefit bowhunting as a whole,” Mazur said. “We’re not competing with other organizations; we’re complementing them and encouraging bowhunters to branch out and join organizations they align with most.”

Together with its partners, Bowhunters United:

  • advocates for the sport by keeping legislators informed about bowhunting
  • promotes a positive image of bowhunters
  • provides education and verified, trusted information
  • celebrates the bowhunting lifestyle
  • and unites the community of bowhunters nationwide.

Current BU partners include the National Deer Association, The Hunting Public, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Field Archery Association, the International Hunter Education Association, the National Bowhunting Education Foundation, and state wildlife agencies.


Grow and Support the Bowhunting Community

Any individual who loves bowhunting should join BU and become a member. Likewise, any organization that works on behalf of deer, conservation or bowhunters should partner with BU. Here’s how.

Join BU as a Member: Anyone ages 18 and up can join BU for $25 by visiting Members receive an official membership card, window decal, vinyl sticker, BU swag and discounts on hunting products. They also receive a monthly BU newsletter and access to the BU Member Login portal, which houses the Resource Library loaded with partner resources.

Additionally, BU is running the Bowhunter Bonanza Sweepstakes through December. Every member receives one entry into the BU membership sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 12 bowhunting packages or other bowhunting prizes, including T-shirts and tumblers. Join BU now and learn more about the sweepstakes by clicking here.

Your contribution will help BU advocate for the sport, conserve public lands and build the next generation of bowhunters through training, education and other programs. Membership dues fund grassroots initiatives to grow the bowhunting community as well as conservation work at the state and national levels.

Join BU as a Partner: We’re all working toward the same goals: to make a difference for current bowhunters and to ensure bowhunting traditions and opportunities exist for future generations. Joining forces helps unify and strengthen bowhunters and the bowhunting community. Partnering with BU and other bowhunting organizations also ensures maximum output for the sport in terms of advocacy, growth and outreach.

Contact Jennifer Mazur at (507) 233-8139 or to discuss partnership options.

Thank you for joining us in our fight against anti-hunters, unfavorable bowhunting regulations, and other threats to our bowhunting heritage. For general questions, please contact the Bowhunters United membership office at or (888) 964-0317.


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