Calling all Archers!
The Wood Buffalo 3-D Shoot is back for another year.
The Fort McMurray Fishing and Game Association are hosting a Canada Day weekend of 3-D Archery.
FMFG is still looking for willing campers for both kids and adults, from experienced marksman to novices, to see how handy they can be with a bow and arrow – while taking out foam animal targets.
Vice President for FMFG Randy Bussey tells Mix News how competitors will learn what it means to be an archer.
“Step up to a peg – you put your foot to the peg, you can have a known or unknown yardage – and the shoot we’ll be doing will be unknown yardage,” Bussey said. “Just step up, look at the animal, guess the yardage and go ahead and take your shot and see what you score after the fact.”
Campers can grab their bows and let their arrows fly at foam animals on an outdoor archery range.
Bussey says archery teaches people focus and consistency.
“Your handling of your bow – your grip, looking through your peep to your sight and staying without shaking. So, you learn a lot of focus and discipline and when new people come out they start shooting and learn fast, that everything has to be the same because if I can keep it consistent – my arrows will fly straight.”
Bussey also adds the success of last year’s shoot was enough reason to do it this year.
“Last year we ended up with 48 shooters,” Bussey said. “We were evacuated for the fire and when we came back we rushed and worked really hard to get people to come back up and even though our trail did burn – we made the best of it and we were really surprised by the numbers we did have.”
The event takes place on July 1st and runs until the 2nd and will be catered by Wood Buffalo Brewing Company.
You can find more information on how to register – head to fmfg.ca.