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Recording Arizona's Archery Big Game Trophies bowhunting in arizona
The BIA Record Book Committee, a 501c3 Non-Profit organization, proudly accepts the responsibility to establish and preserve the permanent record of Arizona's Archery Trophy big game animals!
 Program News & Updates May 31, 2018: Congratulations to Wesley Ely for tying the current World Record non-typical Coues Deer which measured in at 139 2/8”! May 31, 2018: We would like to welcome Roy Grace to the BIA family! Roy has been involved with archery for over 40 years and has held positions with Pope & Young, Boone and Crockett and the California Bowmen Hunters/State Archery Association. He has retired and is moving to Lakeside Arizona so if you need an animal measured, look for his contact info on the measurer's list! April 1, 2018: The dual banquet, the Bowhunting in Arizona Record Book Committee & the Arizona Bowhunters Association, was awesome! A ton of folks came out to enjoy seeing some awesome animals, awards, raffles, auctions, great food and most importantly...each other. There were old friends catching up with each other and new acquaintances becoming fast friends. Truly, a wonderful night for the archery families of Arizona! Along with the all the awards, there were some very special ones given out as well. The Hall of Fame admitted two worthy candidates, Dick Tone & Randy Ulmer. Thank you guys for your many years of contributing to the advancement of bowhunting, "above and beyond" the expectations of our bowhunting community. Congratulations! Terry Edwards (left picture below) received the Kofa Award, the most coveted award an Arizona bowhunter can receive! Not just a new state record, but a state record that stands head and shoulders above the other big ones! Robin Bechtol (middle picture below) was awarded the Cochise Award as he was recognized as a bowhunter who has become skillful in hunting a variety of species and has collected seven of the sixteen animals eligible for the BIA program. Mark Ovitt (right picture below) was presented the Kaibab Award which represents a lifetime of dedication to the pursuit of trophy class animals with bow and arrow in Arizona. He is the first to receive this highly regarded award for the second time! Congratulations to these 5 outstanding bowhunters and to all the Biennial Award winners! The Biennial Award was established to recognize the highest scoring trophies, of each species eligible for the program, taken during a subsequent two year period.
The BIA Record Book Committee encourages anyone who hunts in Arizona to: be in complete compliance with the game laws of Arizona endlessly pursue ethical behavior while hunting persistently follow the rules of fair chase improve their skills, abilities, and knowledge of the game animals they seek ensure their behavior sets an example for our future generations!
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