With fall just around the corner, it is time to dust off the archery equipment and join us for a great weekend of honing your skills and trying out some of the newest products in archery. It is our fourth year with Scheels All Sport as our title sponsor and without their support the shoot would not be possible. This year's event takes place on this Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17. Read on for more details.
Once again this year the shoot consists of 40 different 3D targets placed in realistic hunting scenes throughout the Black Hawk Wildlife Area. The course is set up on a route that leads you throughout the Black Hawk Wildlife Area, having shots in many different habitats. With a wide variety of realistic 3D targets; it could be an Elk, Caribou, Jaguar, Big Horn Sheep, or Skunk, you just never know what's around the corner. For many of us it provides us a chance to shoot an arrow at a large bull Elk or an African animal that we may never have the opportunity to do for real.
With Scheels All Sport as our sponsor they are able to take this shoot and expand on it and provide everyone that participates with a great experience. A new thing this year is the first 150 registered shooters will receive a free T-shirt. Also, upon completing the shoot your turned in score card will enter you in a drawing for either a Nikon Prostaff Range Finder or a Plano bow case. Again this year, Scheels will have bow technicians on site to assist you in tuning your bow and answer any questions you may have. They also will have bows from a few of the flagship archery companies for you to try out. Like in the past, Scheels All Sport will award the top shooters in each division a $50 gift card to be used at any Scheels All Sport location. All prizes have been furnished by Scheels All Sport.
Bowshoot participants are afforded realistic and sometimes challenging shots at the targets along the course.
Photo by Kevin Williams
The shoot is located just a half a mile north of Morrison on highway T53. The shoot opens a 7:30 and final registration is at 12:30 on both days. There is a fee for adults and for youth. All proceeds from the shoot benefit the Grundy County Conservation program. If you would like to shoot the course a second time we do offer half price reshoots, with your first score only qualifying for the top shooter.
Mark your calendars and come join us for a great weekend and test your accuracy on a fun filled 3D archery course. Whether you're an expert or a novice please stop out and challenge yourself. If archery is something that intrigues you, but haven't tried it, stop out and visit with the Scheels staff and try out one of the new bows. You never know you might just fall in love with one.