The Flat Creek Archers held their second annual outdoor 3D shoot Sunday, July 5 in Oak Lake.
Bow enthusiasts from across Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan attended the event. The course consisted of two rounds of 20 targets. Adults and children alike could partake in the shoot.
Targets were supplied by Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba (ABAM), in addition to the ones owned by Flat Creek Archers.
Three different designated distances were set up at each target. Scores were based on the mark. The vitals zone has etched circles; smallest circle counts as 11 points, the next size up is 10 points, with the largest circle at eight points. Five points for hitting the target; no points for a miss or if the horns or hooves were hit.
Roughly 50 adults and 16 kids (18 and under) participated.
A canteen lunch provided by the club generated some funds to pay for and replace targets.
“The shoot went very well. Expanding our course was well worth it,” said Cody Denbow, president of Flat Creek Archers. “The positive feedback from people that travelled from quite a distance was great.
“It was great to see how many young archers are getting into the sport and shooting competitively. The local archery programs in the schools have really increased the interest in our sport.”
The club will be hosting another shoot in the fall; a pre-hunting season tune-up. The targets will be set up more realistically to mimic hunting in the wild.