Big turnout for traditional archery shoot

Bow bird device a big hit with novice and experienced archers

99 Mile Snowmobile Club president Alan Reichardt took aim at a fake fox target at the Bighorn Archery Club Traditional Archery Shoot on July 16. He finished fourth in Longbow Adult Male.

The rainy weather didn’t hurt the attendance numbers as 98 archers competed in the Bighorn Archery Club’s Traditional Archery Shoot at 99 Mile Snowmobile Club Site on July 16-17.

Amongst the standard stationary targets, the club brought out its new Laporte target thrower for a novelty shoot competition.

There was a hunter novelty shoot, which was a separate course of 15 targets.

Fifty-three of the 98 archers participated in the event and the entry fee was put into a pot and half of it was claimed by the winner. There was a tie between Gil Davis from Moberly Lake and Jeff Maron from Chilliwack.

There was also a Bow Birds competition, which utilized the Laporte target thrower. The event was a hit and the thrower was used for several hours.

The shooters got tired before the thrower broke a sweat,” says event organizer denise swift.

The main shoot was sponsored by TIMBER MART.

Results are listed from first to third.


Masters Longbow: Jeff Maron, Gary Forsyth and Pat Dressler.

Adult Longbow: Marc Britton, Brent Phillips-Watts and Dirk Dunkel.

Masters Recurve: Kim Wong, Tom Helmer and Adrian Messner.

Adult Recurve: Fred Streleoff, Phillip Carter and James Carter.


Masters Longbow: swift, Shirley Boyd and Laura Taylor.

Adult Longbow: Miranda Sparkes, Tamara VanLoon and Phillips-Watts Bless.

Masters Recurve: Cassandra Maron, Eve Hamakawa and Karen Demelo.

Adult Recurve: Katie Britton, Emilialyn Carter and Susan Davis.


Male Recurve: Sean Steeves and Mitchel Vogrinetz.


Male Longbow: Colton Phillips-Watts.

Female Recurve: Ashely Steeves and Sara Steeves.


Longbow: Jake Phillips-Watts


Recurve: Lily Graham.


Masters Female: Barb Byrne.

Masters Male: Pat Byrne and Ted Swift.




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