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Wedgies - painted by Ian Fenton

Posted on November 28, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Ian Fenton, TAA Founder and Life Member, is well known for his long association and support of archery in Australia. However there is another side to Ian’s story that includes his brilliant talent as an artist. TAA have just received news from Ian’s gorgeous wife Roma that Ian is gifting the only painting he has finished in the last six months to our organisation. The painting titled ‘Wedgies’ is a magnificent study of one of Australia’s iconic birds, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle. This majestic raptor is Australia’s largest bird of prey, a true hunter.


Ian and Roma’s generous gift will be the magnificent prize for TAA’s next raffle. This raffle will be organised to commence early in 2022 with all proceeds once again being used to help TAA clubs Promote and Protect Traditional Archery in Australia.


Keep an eye out for the commencement of this raffle, it is a rare chance for someone to own a unique and stunning artwork by someone who cherishes the sport we all love so much.

Les Williams 2021 TAA Medal Recipient

Posted on October 4, 2021 at 9:10 PM

Les Williams (Uncle) has been an active member of Tully Bowhunters Club since 1998. For the past 23 years Les has always been helping someone, has such a friendly nature and always has a smile for everyone. He walked straight in like he was your Uncle, so hence the name ‘Uncle’ was given to him.

Since that time, Les has held a position on every Tully Bowhunter committee including; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Range Officer, Target Master, Canteen/Kitchen Organiser, Fundraising Campaigner, Groundsman and he is also a Life Member, but most important is his role as a MENTOR.

Even through battling his own health problems Les is always trying to help everyone else. Archery is his family and we help each other and those who need it, it’s that simple in his eyes. He turns up at every Club Shoot, Working Bee, Practice Session and Fundraising Event with his longbow in his hand. He never fails always ready to go. Les’s persona is promoting strong ethics and respect in both young and old and he is an unbelievably valuable asset to any club and organisation.

Les has travelled to many events with his trusty longbow in his hand. He participated in the first State of Origin match held at Hunter Valley Traditional Archers in NSW, gaining new friends from afar.

Even though Les has supposedly slowed down, he is the Groundsman for our club, only going out every second day for at least two hours. Tully Bowhunters Club he calls his second home.

It is a great honour to see Mr Les Williams ‘Uncle’ receive the Traditional Archery Australia Medal. There isn’t a more deserving person both personally or as an Archer.

Congratulations ‘Uncle'!

Presented by Greg Smith TAA Club Rep Coordinator at Tully Bowhunters 5th September 2021

TAA 2021 National Muster Postponed

Posted on October 4, 2021 at 9:10 PM

Update to Definition of an Authorised Hunt

Posted on March 30, 2021 at 11:35 PM

The passing of Peter Kosenon

Posted on December 12, 2020 at 8:35 PM

TAA have received some sad news from WA this week as we learned of the passing of Peter Kosenon aged 102. Peter made a huge impact on Traditional Archery in Australia, he was a TAA medallist and inductee into the Archery Hall of Fame. Peter was still making bows at 90 years of age. His inspirational story will be added to the TAA website gallery. We send our thoughts to Peter’s family at this time.

TAA 5th National Postal Shoot

Posted on November 26, 2020 at 11:40 PM

2020 TAA National Covid Bug Shoot Results

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 9:50 PM

For the 2020 TAA National Covid Bug Postal Shoot Results click Link:

Traditional Archery Australia Medals 2020

Posted on October 12, 2020 at 1:50 AM

Congratulations to brothers Ron and David White who have been awarded the Traditional Archery Australia Medals at the 2020 TAA AGM for over 20 years protecting and promoting Traditional Archery in Australia.

Welcome Club Number 23! Banksia Bowmen Western Australia

Posted on August 24, 2020 at 8:05 AM

Welcome to TAA's 23rd Club - Banksia Bowmen, Wickepin Western Australia!