THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
ODFW will host the state’s first S3DA Triple Crown archery competition on Saturday, Oct. 28 at from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at its new Junction City Archery Park, 94230 Hwy 99N.
The competition is open to all ages and the cost is $10. Participants need to bring their own equipment (no broadheads or crossbows) and will shoot in three different formats: indoor target, outdoor target and 3D. Register on the event page archeryevents.com (https://www.archeryevents.com/event.cfm?id=6603 ) Mandatory check-in for all participants will be at 9 a.m. and shooting will begin at 10 a.m.
“This will be a fun competition opportunity for families and friends, and a chance to experience a piece of Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA), a new youth program in Oregon that provides intermediate archery opportunities,” says Miranda Huerta, ODFW Archery Education Coordinator. “Whether you’re a hunter or target shooter, beginner or advanced, we hope you’ll come out and set some records at this inaugural shoot!”
Participants of all ages are welcome, though they should have some prior archery experience. The competition age categories are under 7, 8-11, 12-14, 15-18 and 19 and older.
The competition comes as ODFW grows its archery program and venues. Earlier this year, two new archery ranges opened (one in Hillsboro, another in Junction City) and an elevated shooting platform was added to the EE Wilson range near Corvallis.
ODFW has also expanded the reach of its NASP (National Archery in Schools) program. NASP is an introductory-level archery program for students new to archery in grades 4-12 that takes place during the regularly-scheduled school day. ODFW trains teachers to safely lead the program in schools and loans equipment kits with bows, arrows, targets and safety equipment.
“We’re always looking for new schools to join the program,” says Huerta. “Archery is a fun sport that students of all ages and ability levels can take part in.”
To find out about other outdoor skills events where you can learn to hunt, fish and safely shoot a bow or firearm, visit ODFW’s Workshop and Events page at https://myodfw.com/workshops-and-events