An association dedicated to the preservation of traditional archery.


The Southern Traditional Archery Assn. Inc.

was  incorporated in 2002   to preserve

traditional archery.


The association is controlled by a board of directors and the members.


The  S.T.A. Assn  supports the legislative efforts and is an affiliate of the   Mississippi Bowhunters Assn.



The S.T.A. Assn hosts benefit shoots for  organizations such as Catch-A-Dream   and will host shoots for  any worthy benefit  org. .




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catfish  carney

I am  back

from a  long absence.  to the left in the new schedule.  the first shoot is a  get together

shoot  and to raise a bit of money  to help members  or the  southern traditional family .

 the  pierce shoot  is to give us opperating funds and  target replacement   money.

the  benefit  shoot  profits go to help  catch a  dream org. send  critically and  terminally ill kids  on  once in a  lifetime  hunting and fishing trips.  parents and  sibs go with them to  enjoy the trip with them...

Doctor  Marty  Brunsen,,, you done good sir.

come  enjoy the  fun, meet some of the finest people   you ever will. we do not put a strain on competition, we stress  fun and fine food, and friends.

being a  traditional  archery organization we do not  use compounds or  cross bows,

we have some  folks who  can and will teach the basics if you need a  suggestion or two,  i am a  certified by the  4-h  archery instructor, rhet is a good teacher and  entertainment.

artie is another and  rusty is a good teacher also.

if your child is  old enough to  walk , he,she, is old enough to  shoot,

  i will bring a  large assortment of bows and arrows to help your learn what you need,   we have vendors who supply all types of bows we have one who will custom make bows for any age shooter,,, | hint,,,, he is grouchy, not as pretty as i am. but he loves ,archery, kids and making beautiful bows, and | and is good at it. come join us   if you need a bow maybe we can arrange a  loaner along with an instructor.


southern traditional archery wishes to extend our condolences to all the victims of the virus  now ravaging our world, and a big thank you and hurrah to all the folks fighting the good fight against it. one of the victims is our  scheduled shoots.  the range has been closed until.  the next shoot i can see is the one  in september. pat called and asked it it could be extended to a  2 day  event   whatcha think folks, usually good weather there are a few people who dont hunt

 Wwellllllll,shoot.  the rangers at enid have discouraged a shoot until next year....  so  that is how we  stand, , the A S T B  bunch in alabama  is  having  a two day event on the  19 and 20 of  sept,  details on their web site, ,  i dont know about  YAZOO BOWHUNTERS  YET .  YOU  can go there  and get the dates  from their page. .  i will keep hopeing enid will open up in time for an october shoot. .     thank you,  we will  be back  as soon as possible.


drag to move.Larry Carney

alias   "catfish"

 what can you say about him?

 one of a  kind comes to mind first.

a  friend to all of us , a regular at all of our shoots.

 i dont know either, he was easy to like and i dont know anyone who did not.

 he was most memorable, sacked out on a picnic table.

 he passed on recently i feel a  loss of a  friend. i knew the day would be better when that rusty "frog millhouse"  " chill wills " voice of his was comin down the trail.

catfish will  be missed,and is already.


all fo us have lots of memoried they will cherrish.  maybe he and cecil ahl  will go fishing,  i dont want to be in that boat,,,,,,,,


we care about you catfish and we miss you.

there is no better eulogy

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