Beautiful weather and great shooters contributed in a great Scheels 3D shoot. We had 153 shooters over the two days, ranging from 4 year olds and up. The weather was perfect and the bugs seemed to vanish for the weekend.
Shooters from all over the state took on the course for a fun and challenging test. The course consisted of 40 targets, of different species from all over the world. The length of shot varied from shot to shot; the longest being at an Elk which was at 70 yards.
Scheels supports in funding for many of the targets annually, providing prizes for the top shots in each division, and merchandise drawings really add to the quality of the shoot. A perfect score is scoring a 10 on every target which makes 400 a perfect score. The top shooters this year in each division were, Men's Open was Michael Miller, Wellsburg, Iowa with a 380, Men's Bow Hunter was Tom Buckroyd, Melborne, Iowa with a 389, Men's Traditional was Don Stangeland, Stanhope, Iowa with a 344, Women's was Ashley Flege, Gladbrook, Iowa with a 288, and Youth was Vanessa Wickett, Webster City, Iowa with a 315. All top shots received a $50 Scheels gift card and bragging rights for a full year as being the Scheels 3D Top Shot.
Also we had an Orange Dot Challenge for all precipitants; the challenge is to hit a one inch orange dot from a marked unknown distance. If you were so lucky or skilled to hit the dot your name was put in a drawing for another $50 dollar Scheels gift card. Over the two day shoot there were 17 shooters that punched a hole in the orange dot. The skilled shooter that conquered the Orange Dot Challenge and was drawn for the gift card was Theron Adams, Denver, Iowa. Also this year with your completed score card you were put into a drawing for a Nikon Prostaff Rangefinder and a Plano hard bow case. The winner of the Nikon Prostaff Rangefinder was Ethan Zyercher, Garnavillo, Iowa and the Plano hard bow case was Bret Elliot, Buckingham, Iowa.
The Grundy County Conservation Board would appreciates Scheels All Sport for the continued support in providing the shooters with a great experience and providing knowledge and service to all the shooters. Good luck this fall to all the shooters that are heading to the woods, good luck and hunt safe.