12/12/16 Registration for ALAS North Regional Begins
12/21/16 Registration for ALAS South Regional Ends
12/23/16 Registration for ALAS North Regional Ends
1/14/17 ALAS SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT – Alexandria, LA
1/21/17 ALAS NORTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT – Shreveport, LA
1/23/17 Pre-Registration for ALAS State Tournament Begins
2/1/17 Pre- Registration for ALAS State Tournament Ends
2/6/17 Tiered Registration for ALAS State Tournament Begins
2/15/17 Tiered Registration for ALAS State Tournament Ends
3/4/17 ALAS STATE TOURNAMENT – Shreveport, LA
5/11-13/17 NASP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT – Louisville, KY
7/20-22/17 NASP WORLD TOURNAMENT – Orlando, FL
***See the attached map to know which regional tournament your school will attend!
UPCOMING BAI CLASSES:
December 14th-15th, 2016 Haughton Middle School Haughton, LA *MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS
December 19th-20th, 2016 Jena Junior High School Jena, LA *MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS
Do you know an individual, business, or organization that might be interested in supporting the ALAS program this year? The. Thanks to last year's sponsors we gave away $17,500 in scholarships. Help us grow that number even higher by sharing the attached 2017 ALAS Sponsorship Information with those that see the benefit of supporting this great program.
As always with the growth of a program we also experience increased cost to continue to provide the quality tournament experience that we have in the past. Most of the cost of added materials needed, targets, target faces, bows, arrows, etc. is covered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. However, outside funds are required to cover items such as promotional items, t-shirts, awards, trophies, signs, banners, equipment rental, and most importantly, the scholarships that we award. Thankfully we have always been able to rely on the support of state and local sponsors to make our tournaments a great experience for all who attend and we hope to keep that going!
The ALAS program relies heavily on the help of our volunteers to provide quality tournaments. This year, each school participating in a tournament will be required to provide a minimum of three (3) volunteers for at least one (1) timeslot during the tournament in which they are participating. Online sign-up for both regional tournaments is now open online and can be found using the links below. Be sure to sign up for the correct tournament. Please share this information with your parent volunteers.
Please sign up for a time slot you are available to volunteer as a Lane Official or General Volunteer. A reminder email will be sent prior to the tournament. Please be sure you are available for the times for which you sign up. Please report to the Volunteer Station near the Registration Table 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
· Parents and coaches may not serve as Lane Officials for flights in which their child or archers from their school are shooting.
· Please familiarize yourself with Lane Official Protocol by watching the Lane Official Training video found at the following link: http://youtu.be/FMy-JOJQIqg
Scoring protocol has been updated to improve integrity at tournaments. In addition to the written rules description, a video has been provided to help coaches and archers understand how to score during tournaments. This video should be viewed and practiced by NASP/ALAS coaches and students so that all are familiar with the new procedure. This protocol will be used at all upcoming tournaments. Please share this video with anyone that will be participating in NASP® competitions. For additional information, please refer to the attached 2017 NASP® Sanctioned Tournament Rules & Protocol document Section 5 – Scoring (5.7.2.NEW PROTOCOL). A sample PDF image of the new approved score card is also attached.
Up to $500 to help you complete your equipment order! You must act fast! Deadline: December 31st
Equipment can be expansive! The LDWF/ALAS Equipment Grant Program can help! LDWF/ALAS offers 20 partial equipment grants each year to assist new schools. See attached ALAS Grant Information for application form and details. Once a grant has been approved, the next step is for the school to secure funds and order its portion of the equipment. Remember, schools are responsible for the purchase of a minimum of 12 bows, 2 boxes of arrows, and a repair kit. This comes to a total cost of $1757.00 for public schools and $1823.00 for private schools.
Some of you may be at this stage of the process. If so, we have some great news! If you are struggling to come up with the last bit of funds for your order, we can help! We have received some additional funds from NASP® and can award your school with up to $500 extra to help you complete your order but you must act fast! These funds must be dedicated prior to the end of this calendar year. All grants and additional funds will be awarded on a first come basis.
A portion of these funds may be used for existing ALAS schools for replacement or additional equipment - up to $200 if the school orders at least $800 in replacement equipment.
If your school would like to receive one of these grants please contact ALAS State Coordinator Robert Stroede at email@example.com or (318) 484-2276 as soon as possible! Your order for the NASP® equipment must be placed by December 31st. Your order form must be approved by an ALAS Coordinator before it is submitted to NASP®.
ACADEMIC ARCHER PROGRAM
The second year of the NASP® Academic Archer program is underway to recognize academic excellence among the 2.4 million NASP® student archers. Don't forget to register your archers that qualify for this distinction! All Academic Archers will be automatically entered for a chance to win 1 of 10 Genesis Bows and specially marked Easton arrows!
For registration information visit the Academic Archer Toolkit at www.naspschools.org/instructors
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two Mount Herman men on Dec. 3 in Washington Parish.
Agents arrested Teddie Williams, 26, and Catlin Williams, 21, for possessing a stolen firearm, being convicted felons and possessing a firearm, hunting deer during illegal hours with artificial light, hunting deer from a public road and moving vehicle, hunting without basic season and big game hunting licenses and deer tags.
Agents received information about gunfire at night northwest of Franklinton. Agents setup surveillance off of Jim Edwards Rd. and observed the Williams’ in the vehicle driving slowly while spotlighting the fields and ditches. Upon contact and further investigation, the Williams’ admitted to the illegal deer hunting. Agents also found out that the Williams’ were convicted felons and in possession of a stolen .270 rifle.
Agents booked the men into the Washington Parish Jail where more charges may be pending for the theft of the rifle.
Illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a $1,000 to $5,000 fine and 10 to 20 years of jail. Possession of a stolen firearm brings one to five years of jail.
Hunting deer during illegal hours with artificial light brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting deer from a public road and without deer tags each carries a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense. Hunting from a moving vehicle brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Hunting deer without a basic season and big game hunting licenses each carries up to a $50 fine and 15 days in jail.
Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Darryl Galloway, Sgt. Toby Miller and Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Please find the link below to the third quarterly newsletter for 2016. As always, we appreciate your continued support of our efforts to restore this important species to its historic Louisiana habitat.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Lafourche Parish.
The boating incident took place around 3 p.m. near Mud Lake along Bayou Des Allemands after a swamp tour airboat from Airboat Tours by Arthur collided with a mud boat.
The operator of the mud boat, Bart B. Dufrene Jr., 35, of Des Allemands, was pronounced deceased by the St. Charles Parish Coroner at the St. Charles Parish Hospital. The airboat operator and the five passengers were uninjured.
According to the survivors on the airboat, the mud boat and the airboat were traveling in opposite directions on the same side of the bayou and collided while navigating a bend in the bayou. Dufrene Jr. was ejected into the water and recovered by the airboat operator. The airboat operator was then able to transport Dufrene Jr. to the shore where an ambulance was waiting to transport him to the St. Charles Parish Hospital.
The operator of the mud boat was not wearing a personal flotation device; however, it is unknown at this time if it could have prevented this fatality. The St. Charles Parish Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death.