RVAC holds first 3-D shoot

The Kamsack River Valley Archery Club (RVAC) held its first 3-D shoot for members and guests recently, and are hoping to make this an annual event.

On both days of the weekend of July 27 and 28, the mornings started with a pancakes and sausages breakfast.

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The course, set up approximately eight miles north of Veregin by Prettyview School, included a number of 3-D targets set up by Scott Green, club president, with assistance from Darren Perepelkin, Alvin Quewezance, Chris Jones and Dustin Cote.

On day one, 19 shooters took part on the course that included a feature which was nicknamed “heart attack hill.”

“We had shooters from Kipling, Yorkton, Sturgis and Regina, plus the nine members of our club,” said Green. “We had 25 3-D targets set up on a 1.8 mile course.”

The participants ranged in age from eight and up and included males and females.

RVAC members have been attending 3-D shoots around the province, including in Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Regina, Dundurn and Redvers.

“We were very pleased with the results of our first outdoor 3-D shoot. We had good feedback from those in attendance and good reviews about our course set-up. We also had a camping area set up for participants.

“The club wishes to acknowledge Lenora Quewezance for making up the sponsor signs which were displayed by our targets, and for making bannock and chilli. Also Amy Cote and Rhonda Streelasky for all your help.

Saying that day one of the shoot was very hot, Green indicated that the threat of high winds for day two may have been a factor in keeping the number of shooters lower.

“Thankfully the wind wasn’t as bad as was being predicted for Sunday, and it didn’t hinder the archers to any extent. Overall, the event was a success and we look forward to next year,” he said, indicating that medals were handed out to the top shooters.

Two participants, Amanda Szumutku and Chris Hoffman of Regina, were very pleased with the course, remarking “Definitely worth the drive,” and “It was an awesome shoot. Great food and lots of fun. Very much looking forward to next year.”