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    Talking Alaska Bowhunters Association Banquet

    April 7
    Cocktails 5pm
    Dinner 6pm
    The Coast International Inn
    Tickets $60 each

    We are looking for donations , if you are interested in donating to the ABA please send me a PM.
    Hope to see you all there
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    Gary Keller
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    who's the guest this year?

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    Pretty sure they don't have an out of state guest speaker this year! Plus the location is pretty bad after where its been the past few years. Im tired of seeing the same people in the bowhunting/archery community try to run everything from bowhunting organizations/archery organizations and end up running them into the ground at the same time because they can't balance the time it takes for one organization to stay afloat. Main issue with ABA is the major lack of sales/marketing which is where you get your membership and external community interest of being a part of a great organization that is supposed to be "friendly" and feel like a family. You don't see SCI or DU in the state of Alaska having to ask for just donations at any point, mainly because they market and have their ducks in a row well in advance of their banquets/gatherings. Im the last person that wants to see the ABA go under or talked bad about, but they need a MAJOR refresher of bodies that are willing to get it in gear, but I fear that if the annual banquet has come to this, then it just might be too late for the organization that thrived for years. I was actually considering buying a lifetime membership this year after the past few years banquets, but after I seen where the banquet was being held, it just makes me wonder where all of ABA's funds are going (if any funds at all). What Im stating might sound horrible/cruel in a sense, but there are a ton of other people thinking the same thing and wanting a drastic change to occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradBow View Post
    who's the guest this year?
    Jack Frost is our guest speaker!!!!
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    How does one join the Alaska Bowhunters Association?

    I'm a Life Member of the Indiana Bowhunter Association and make it a point to join the state bowhunting association of any state I plan to bowhunt. I'm coming up to bowhunt caribou this fall....1st trip ever to Alaska.

    Thanks,
    Paul

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    p.s. I've had the pleasure of hearing Jack Frost speak bowhunting. Should be an entertaining evening!

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    akbowhunters.com

    Or Come to the banquet and we can sign you up...


    Quote Originally Posted by inarcher View Post
    How does one join the Alaska Bowhunters Association?

    I'm a Life Member of the Indiana Bowhunter Association and make it a point to join the state bowhunting association of any state I plan to bowhunt. I'm coming up to bowhunt caribou this fall....1st trip ever to Alaska.

    Thanks,
    Paul
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    Thanks for the link.

    Done.

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    We have some good stuff to give away.
    African hunt
    Fishing trips
    Tent AO-10
    Ladies stuff
    Bows
    AFC tickets
    Kenetrek boots
    Chena hot springs hotel stay
    many more stuff
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    Tickets are going fast.
    This upcoming week is the last chance to get your banquet tickets.
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    Gary Keller
    Anchorage, AK

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    Also we have alot of breast cancer items for the ladies
    kenetrek boots
    bait bating items
    Putters wild passes
    thanks to Marc From wiggy's we have an awesome sleeping bag.

    April 3 is the last day to get tickets.....

    Will have a live auction for the AO-10 tent...
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    Gary Keller
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    I stopped by the Wasilla Outdoorsman Warehouse yesterday for tickets...they were clueless. Screaming Eagle had them:think Thanks Wayne.
    "...and then Jack chopped down the beanstock, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and vandalism charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks the inconvenient questions." Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Tickets are going fast.
    This upcoming week is the last chance to get your banquet tickets.

    Where can I get tickets in Anchorage... My Wife is wanting to go with me this year... she wants to bid on the African hunt. Can I get two at the door?

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    Go to akbowhunter.com and purchase online

    Sportsmans and full curl has Some
    also all board members do to.
    Hope this helps
    Living the Alaskan Dream
    Gary Keller
    Anchorage, AK

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    We just got a Hawaiian hog hunt
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