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2005 News

U.S. Fish Wildlife   Opens 3 Wildlife Refuges in Massachusetts to Deer Hunting      (ARCHERY ONLY) This is due in a large part to Massachusetts Bowhunters Assoc.

Several of our Officers and Directors attended several hearings that took place over a year ago. We testified on behalf of opening the refuges to deer hunting, We made a brief statement and answered many questions about archery hunting. U.S. Fish Wildlife Project Leader Libby Herland kept in contact with the MBA and we believe with our input and her support this was passed. The 3 Wildlife Refuges are Assabet River, Great Meadows, and Oxbow.  Hunting will begin, Oct 2005 and will be closely monitored.

You can get more information at or call (413) 253-8371


I B O  Shoot; The Northeast Indoor 3-D Championship 2005

Hosted by;  The Mass Bowhunters Assoc.

Where:  Springfield Sportsman Show

When:  Feb 24th-27th 2005

For more info contact MBA (508) 278-6776 or e-mail


                                 BANQUET AND AUCTION

                                 When; March 20th 2005  1;30 pm

                                 Where: Milford Portuguese Club

                                  1 Water St. Milford, Ma.


Purchase your tickets NOW, only $25.00.  Its easy, send your check to Ed Lorenzo, 66 Upton Road, Uxbridge, MA  01569.  You may also pick them up at Reedys Archery in Middleboro, MA or Jerrys Bait Tackle in Milford, MA, or buy them at the Worchester or Springfield Sportsman Shows when you stop by the MBA booth.  And hopefully by now, order them on line.  Another option is to contact any Officer or Director and we will get you the tickets.  It cant get any easier than that.  There are only 300 tickets available this year, so there wont be any sold at the door.  PLEASE RESERVE YOURS NOW.






Single Membership      $20.00

Junior Membership       $5.00

Member Spouse       $25.00

Family Membership      $30.00

3 year Membership      $50.00

Life Membership         $250.00

Just a sample of what we are having this year¦.CASH DOOR PRIZES, along with many other gifts which include hunts from around the world, New Mexico Elk hunt.  Adrian, owner of Non-Typical Outfitters will be flying in just for our banquet.  Also coming is Caribou Hunt, Caribou Valley Outfitters from Newfoundland,Bear Hunts, Maine N.B. Canada, Red Stag Hunt, Maine, Deer Hunt Anticosti Island, and N.Y  taxidermy displays, custom knifes and more. Again this year we will be having womans door prizes and raffle table.  New this year¦ a kids table with all kinds of neat stuff.


In May June the MBA will be holding Elections of Officers.  We are looking for people who would like to help their club and people who have some ideas on how to make the MBA even better.  Please dont be shy¦step up.  We will be taking nominations NOW.

Members and non-members can join our M.B.A.Web Board (M.B.A. Forum) and discuss topics concerning hunting. Also it's a good communication tool to keep us informed for the ever changing hunting laws in Massachusetts. 
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