My name is Lonnie Collins. I am a staff shooter for Podium Plus Competition Bowstrings. I am also on the Pro staff for Ghostblind hunting blinds and part time guide at The Grand View Ranch in Johannesburg, Michigan. I have been competing in 3-D and target archery since 1990, and bowhunting since 1980.
I have over 20 state championships, Gold and Silver medals. I know what it is like to be clapping in the crowd and what it feels like to be standing on the podium with your hand over your heart as they play your national anthem.
I have trained with:
Tim Strickland, past US Olympic Archery Coach, bow maker and host of his own TV show, Strickland’s Archery Adventures.
Bernie Pellerite, past Archery Instructor for the NFAA, inventor, author and owner of Robinhood Videos. I was a featured archer in Bernie’s book, “Idiot Proof Archery”.
David Cousins, arguably the best competitive compound archer today. Right now – he is the ‘Tiger Woods’ of the archery world.
In addition to these experts, I have had inside access to some of the best minds, Pro Staff shooters from almost every manufacturer, and what they do to succeed.
With over 20 years of international competition and 30 years of hunting, I’ve stumbled across a few critical elements that many times makes the difference between winning or losing, getting that trophy deer or going home hungry.
I enjoy writing and have had articles published in 3-D Times and NFAA magazine.
My whole purpose for blogging is to share with you what I have learned. I really want to see you succeed and come to love the sports of hunting and competing as much as I do. I feel blessed that the Lord has put so many wonderful friends in my life and pathway around the world of archery. Hopefully, what you experience here will bless you as well.
Aim Small, Miss Small,Lonnie