IBA Events & Meetings - 2024 Schedule

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Please note, this is much earlier than previous years. Tickets on sale in January on this website.
The banquet board will maintain the same format that has been kept for the last several years:
Doors Open at 1 pm; Membership Meeting at 3 pm; Dinner at 5:00 pm;
Guest Speakers at 6 pm; Awards at 6:45 pm; Live Auction at 7:00 pm
The banquet will be held at Primos Banquet & Catering 2615 National Avenue Indianapolis, IN
Dinner will once again be by pre-paid reservation, with tickets going on sale January 1
You do not want to miss this one!

Featuring a display of Fred Bear items by Gene Hopkins.

DNR booth for question and answers.
Guest speakers Bryan Burkhardt and Jim Eeckhout will be recounting their Alaskan TRIBUTE HUNT
The year was 2019 and it marked the 60th anniversary of the 1959 Little Delta hunt in which both Fred Bear and Glenn St. Charles were in the hunting party. To pay tribute to these couple of great men that pioneered the way for today’s bowhunters, Bryan and Jim undertook an adventure. Using original 1959 Bear Kodiak bows, Northwest Archery arrows (including some with original feathers from the 1959 hunt!), and a plethora of period correct gear, Bryan and Jim headed to Alaska in pursuit of moose. Come hear the details of their adventure first hand. They may even conclude with a picture of a moose!

Your Indiana Bowhunter Association will be promoting youth archery at the Deer, Turkey, & Waterfowl Expo.
We are seeking your help to man the NASP archery shooting booth.
This event draws thousands of folks in, of which several hundred children are introduced to archery.
The executive committee of the IBA requests that you set aside a bit of time and come out and promote your sport.
We are THE ORGANIZATION fighting for your rights to bowhunt in Indiana.
Tentative dates and times for this event are:
Friday February 23:                4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday February 24:            10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (3 Hour Time Slots avail.)
Sunday February 25:              10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (3 Hour Time Slots avail.)
Will you please volunteer some of your time and come out and introduce a kid to archery?
For more information or to schedule yourself to work contact:
Herb Higgins (317) 413-3377 or at ibatreasurer@hotmail.com

March 23, 2024

The 13th Annual St Anthony Conservation Club Archery Expo in St. Anthony, Indiana. Randy Fish will be hosting an IBA booth. Looking for additional membership to support promoting the IBA


May 17,18,19 - 2024
Tisepe Carp Shoot (Chris Turpchinoff 260-437-8924)
This fun event is being held on the Big Turkey Lake in Steuben County, Indiana.

June 22 & 23

VPA Midwest Classic Trail Shoot to be held at Bass & Bucks in Wabash, Indiana. Jame Olson will be hosting an IBA booth. Looking for additional membership to support promoting the IBA

June / July 2024
Southern Indiana Family Archery Day
Date, time & location TBD
Food & Drink provided by the IBA
Volunteers needed to help on range—Contact Randy Fish

June 21 & 22 2024
IBA - John Meadows Memorial Fun Shoot
Friday 5pm to 9ish; Saturday 9am to 5pm
3D Archery Shoot, DART indoor target system, Cook Out, Camping
Membership Meeting Saturday at 1:00 pm
Dead End Archery 1294 East Twin Lakes Road Hillsboro, IN 47949

August - date TBD

Bear Archery / Cajun 8 Bow Fishing tournament. The IBA (than ks to Randy Fish) plans to have a booth at this year's event. Come down and spend some time expanding your bowhunting experiences.

August / September 2024 Youth Camp

Date & Location TBD

Upcoming Membership Meeting Dates:

- Feb 17, 2023 at IBA banquet in Indianapolis

- remaining 2023 schedule TBD