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2016 Scheels 3D archery shoot

August 14, 2016
Nick Buseman - Grundy County Conservation Operation Supervisor , Reinbeck Courier

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 sixth 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 13 & Sunday, August 14. Read on for more details.

Again this year, the shoot consists of 40 different 3D targets placed in realistic hunting scenes throughout the Black Hawk Creek Wildlife Area. The course is set up on a route that leads you throughout the Black Hawk Creek 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 bison, that's just 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 expand on it and provide everyone that participates with a great experience. Again this year, the first 100 registered shooters will receive a free T-shirt and adults will also receive a $5 Scheels gift card. And once again upon completing the shoot, you're turned in score card will enter you in a drawing for prizes from Nikon and Plano. Scheels will have bow technicians on site to assist you in tuning your bow and answering any questions you might have. They also will have bows from a few of the flagship archery companies for you to try out. As 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.

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Archer in last year's Scheels All Sports event shooting the red dot challenge.
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 to participate in the shoot for adults and for youth. New this year, on Sunday there will be a couple novelty style shots along the course with a chance to win something at each one of those shots. 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 but only your first score qualifies 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 you haven't tried it, stop out and visit with the Scheels staff and maybe try out one of the new bows. You never know, you might just fall in love with one.



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