Formed in the early 1980's by a group of dedicated Longbow enthusiasts, who's goal was the use, enjoyment and tradition of the longbow. 

This has not changed since those early years and today the R.M.L.A. still promotes the use of the longbow in all events. Most notably the "North American Longbow Safari", which has been a premiere event held each year to bring longbow enthusiasts together in a rendezvous style shoot. 

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COVID-19 Update

Letter from our President


Fellow Traditional Archers,

As you will find below, we have received notice from the Idaho Traditional Bowhunters that they feel it necessary to postpone NALS 2020 in order to protect the health and well being of our traditional archery family. I know that through several conversations with the ITB President, they dearly wanted to be in a position to proceed with the shoot this year.

We are pleased to announce that we have accepted the proposal from the Idaho Traditional Bowhunters to host NALS 2021. We sincerely appreciate their integrity in the decision to postpone, as well as their willingness to host 2021. Please join with me in thanking the Idaho Traditional Bowhunters for their hard work, adaptability, as well as their willingness to be our North American Longbow Safari hosts in 2021.

Please stay safe and find ways to enjoy your summer, this is not the end of NALS but merely a bump in the road. We look forward to seeing each of you as we resume the North American Longbow Safari in 2021.

Wishing you all good health, safety, and much happiness as we move through these most difficult of times.

See you in 2021,

Dave Iredale
President, Rocky Mountain Longbow Association

ITB Announcement


After much debate we have concluded that NALS 2020 is canceled.

We would love to hang on to hope that NALS could happen, but the reality is with the covid-19 situation we would not be able to host a proper event.


The happy news is that ITB will be hosting NALS in 2021! The 2021 date will be July 3-4 weekend. We plan to hold it in the same New Meadows location that was scheduled for this year.


For those of you who have already registered for 2020, we are giving the option to defer to next year OR you may ask for a refund. Please provide us with your choice DEFER or REFUND no later than June 15, 2020. If we have not heard from you by June 15 we will mark you down as pre-registered for 2021's event.


Thank you for understanding our choice to cancel this year and postpone the event to 2021. Please, spread the word among your friends and clubs, especially to those who don't use email or social media. We look forward to seeing you in Idaho next year!


Alex, Jeri, and Tavia

Idaho Traditional Bowhunters


Alex, Jeri, and Tavia

Idaho Traditional Bowhunters