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#5831883 - 07/14/15 03:21 PM Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned
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Registered: 05/05/08
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Loc: Bandera County
I need to Vent! My son say's let it go. My son became a ProStaff Member for TTHA at the age of 13yrs old. The youngest that I am aware of! My son began to write ProStaff views on Wildlife Observation on the ranch we manage. My son was and still is a competitive archery shooter, shooting in 6/10 tournaments a year as well as State shoots. My son represented TTHA in all his shoots wearing there Logo on his shirts that he had made and paid for with his own money. He lost 2 partial sponsors because TTHA would not allow him to wear their Logo's on the same shirt even though my son paid for everything! The last 2 years they failed to send him his comp tickets to the extravaganza (oversight they said) They continued to profile his picture on their website, my son even sent them several updated pictures being that he was 13yrs old and is now 20yrs old but they would never find the time to update his ProStaff profile. My son has spent over a thousand dollars in entry fees for archery tournaments and shirts with the TTHA logo's to represent TTHA but at what return to my son! I guess at first he thought how neat it is to be a ProStaff Member. My son has become very wise as he has grown older and we will chalk this up to a Life Lesson in dealing with "Big Business" taking advantage of todays youth. My son recently contacted the head of TTHA and told him all he had done for TTHA on his dime and asked directly what benefit was it to him being a ProStaff member for TTHA, The phone conversation ended their and the next day my son had been removed from the TTHA ProStaff, This is not the way I was raised to treat someone that devoted themselves to representing you "TTHA". Thank you for letting me vent, I will never let you down Son!

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#5831918 - 07/14/15 03:38 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
Sorry to hear this, Live and learn I suppose.
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#5831923 - 07/14/15 03:40 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 09/25/11
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Loc: granger,tx
Holy carp, id say you have a GOOD reason to vent. Sorry to hear.

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#5831982 - 07/14/15 04:14 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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Around 15 years ago, I ended up in a disagreement with one of the founding members of TTHA over a entry qualification for the deer contest at the Fort Worth Extravaganza. Without getting into specifics, the rules at the time did not prevent a particular white tail mount that I had entered to be in the contest to be entered and he had disqualified.
His very loudly broadcast reasoning was "I DON'T CARE WHAT THE RULES SAY, NO MEANS NO!!". This was in front of a group of 5 young (10-12 year old) hunters my best friend and I had brought to the show. That group included my daughter and his son.

Haven't been a member since.
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#5831991 - 07/14/15 04:18 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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That organization has gone downhill so bad in the last 10 years. Used to be my favorite club now it's just another trendy thing to be a part of
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5832002 - 07/14/15 04:26 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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What exactly was he expecting when he invested all this money to represent ttha?
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#5832003 - 07/14/15 04:26 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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Sorry for what your son had gone through with, glad he dumped them.

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#5832013 - 07/14/15 04:30 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 07/09/09
Posts: 53
Loc: Stephens County, Texas
Completely agree. I purchased a lifetime membership several years ago at a show when they were running a show special. After 6 months I stopped getting the magazine. When I called them about it they said they had no record of me having a membership and they would be glad to sign me up for a lifetime membership for full price. I went round and round with them for 4 months before it was settled. Now I get 2 magazines every month. We also had a booth at one of the shows last year and after paying and doing the show, 7 months later they called me saying I had an outstanding balance and want me to pay again. Their paperwork and customer service are abysmal.
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#5832049 - 07/14/15 04:49 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: txtrophy85]
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Edited by BowsnRods (07/14/15 04:50 PM)

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#5832053 - 07/14/15 04:51 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: redchevy]
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He was told that he would be field testing products of advertisers for the magazine! This never happened over the 7yrs he was on there ProStaff!

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#5832082 - 07/14/15 05:13 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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That organization has just turned into a marketing arm for deer breeders and hunting operations/supplies equipment.

I used to enjoy the mag, now I wouldn't buy it. They are all about making money, nothing else.
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#5832124 - 07/14/15 05:48 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
That organization has just turned into a marketing arm for deer breeders and hunting operations/supplies equipment.

I used to enjoy the mag, now I wouldn't buy it. They are all about making money, nothing else.


X-2 for sure!

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#5832173 - 07/14/15 06:21 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
That organization has just turned into a marketing arm for deer breeders and hunting operations/supplies equipment.

I used to enjoy the mag, now I wouldn't buy it. They are all about making money, nothing else.


The breeder ads don't bother me. It's all the other b.s they put in there.

I want to read Texas hunting stories, I could care less about shooting a deer in Indiana or michigan
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5832256 - 07/14/15 07:30 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
That organization has just turned into a marketing arm for deer breeders and hunting operations/supplies equipment.

I used to enjoy the mag, now I wouldn't buy it. They are all about making money, nothing else.


The breeder ads don't bother me. It's all the other b.s they put in there.

I want to read Texas hunting stories, I could care less about shooting a deer in Indiana or michigan

x2

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#5832358 - 07/14/15 08:49 PM Re: Texas Trophy Hunters Association-Lesson Learned [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Sucks that they cut ties like they did and didn't seem to totally appreciate his loyalty! That said, sounds like he got some pride from wearing their logo at least; chalk it up as you said and learn from it.

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