Connect with us

Hunting

Is 3D Archery For You?

Posted from: https://www.bowhunting.net/2019/05/is-3d-archery-for-you/

By Allison Jasper from Bowhunting 360

What’s one of the best things about archery? You can enjoy it so many ways.

You can shoot indoors or outdoors, in winter or summer, at bull’s-eye targets or animal-shaped foam targets, and at different distances for extra challenges.

In fact, if that final challenge appeals to you, try 3-D archery. It lets you enjoy the bow and arrow sport by following a roving woodland course that offers shots at foam-animal targets at varying distances.

As with target or field archery, 3-D archery can be enjoyed by everyone from beginners to experienced archers. You can practice 3-D archery at home, range or archery store; and you can compete on the local, state and national level.

Shooting a 3-D Archery course is easy. Simply walk along the archery course, which is laid out in the woods. Depending on the type of 3-D round you’re shooting, targets will be placed at marked or unmarked yardages. Distances to marked targets are provided so you’ll know how to move your sight for aiming. Distances to unmarked targets are not given, so you must judge the distance yourself and move your sight accordingly.

Once you’ve decided the target’s distance and moved your sight (or adjusted your aim), you shoot one arrow at the target. Each archer in your group will do likewise. This makes for lots of fun among the group. Expect your shooting partners to be supportive and helpful with their advice, should you want it.

Scoring a 3-D round is also simple. After everyone shoots at the target, your group will walk to the target, and each person will receive a score for their arrow. You’ll then move to the next target on the course, which is marked with flags or signs to direct you.

The fun factor in 3-D archery is huge! You often shoot with people you haven’t met before, which creates many great friendships. “I love the whole environment of 3-D archery,” says Paige Pearce, who at age 19 is an accomplished target, field and 3-D archer.

Paige Pearce

“The people are amazing, and all of the shoots are a blast. Judging yardage is a challenge, but it makes the tournament style that much more enjoyable. I’d recommend 3-D to anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and your bow.”

Two major organizations offer 3-D archery opportunities in the United States: the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) and the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO). The ASA has chapters in 30 states with over 7,000 members, and it offers tournaments to help people of all ages and experience levels connect with 3-D archery. Several online resources can help you find local 3-D tournaments and leagues. To get started, connect with your local archery retailer today.

Follow FreaknHunting on Instagram @ http://instagram.com/freaknhunting
Catch us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/freaknhunting
For the hat trick, we’re on Facebook @ https://facebook.com/FreaknHunting/

Published

on

Posted from: https://www.bowhunting.net/2019/05/is-3d-archery-for-you/

By Allison Jasper from Bowhunting 360

What’s one of the best things about archery? You can enjoy it so many ways.

You can shoot indoors or outdoors, in winter or summer, at bull’s-eye targets or animal-shaped foam targets, and at different distances for extra challenges.

In fact, if that final challenge appeals to you, try 3-D archery. It lets you enjoy the bow and arrow sport by following a roving woodland course that offers shots at foam-animal targets at varying distances.

As with target or field archery, 3-D archery can be enjoyed by everyone from beginners to experienced archers. You can practice 3-D archery at home, range or archery store; and you can compete on the local, state and national level.

Shooting a 3-D Archery course is easy. Simply walk along the archery course, which is laid out in the woods. Depending on the type of 3-D round you’re shooting, targets will be placed at marked or unmarked yardages. Distances to marked targets are provided so you’ll know how to move your sight for aiming. Distances to unmarked targets are not given, so you must judge the distance yourself and move your sight accordingly.

Once you’ve decided the target’s distance and moved your sight (or adjusted your aim), you shoot one arrow at the target. Each archer in your group will do likewise. This makes for lots of fun among the group. Expect your shooting partners to be supportive and helpful with their advice, should you want it.

Scoring a 3-D round is also simple. After everyone shoots at the target, your group will walk to the target, and each person will receive a score for their arrow. You’ll then move to the next target on the course, which is marked with flags or signs to direct you.

The fun factor in 3-D archery is huge! You often shoot with people you haven’t met before, which creates many great friendships. “I love the whole environment of 3-D archery,” says Paige Pearce, who at age 19 is an accomplished target, field and 3-D archer.

3-D
Paige Pearce

“The people are amazing, and all of the shoots are a blast. Judging yardage is a challenge, but it makes the tournament style that much more enjoyable. I’d recommend 3-D to anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and your bow.”

Two major organizations offer 3-D archery opportunities in the United States: the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) and the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO). The ASA has chapters in 30 states with over 7,000 members, and it offers tournaments to help people of all ages and experience levels connect with 3-D archery. Several online resources can help you find local 3-D tournaments and leagues. To get started, connect with your local archery retailer today.

Follow FreaknHunting on Instagram @ http://instagram.com/freaknhunting
Catch us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/freaknhunting
For the hat trick, we’re on Facebook @ https://facebook.com/FreaknHunting/

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hunting

Kentucky Man Finds Family of Bears Sitting in His Car

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/kentucky-man-finds-family-of-bears-sitting-in-his-car/

Facebook: Chad Morris
black bears

Sir, I’m going to need you to step out of the vehicle.

A Kentucky man was in disbelief last week when he saw when he saw what looked like a family of bears packing up for vacation.

Chad Morris, the owner of CMO BarberShop in Owensboro, Kentucky, was visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee, when he walked up on a black bear cub behind the wheel of his car. Then, to make matters worse, two more climbed in while the mother stood idly by.

In a Facebook post, he indicated that he thought he was being punked, as the whole situation seemed so ludicrous.

Is this real life.. tell me we are being punked 😳😳😳 🐻🐻🐻🐻 3 bear cubs in my car and the momma just lurking!! #Gatlinburg #Tennessee

Posted by Chad Morris on Thursday, May 16, 2019

“I was telling my friends, ‘I want to see a bear, I want to see a bear,’ you know?” Morris told WYMT.com. “Been lifting weights a little bit, want to see a bear tussle with the bear and it was like well, you get four on one. Now what do you want to do big boy? And I was like, ‘Nah, I’ll pass.'”

Morris was fortunate that the bears luckily didn’t cause all that much damage, although he will have to do some upholstery work waiting for him.

“You can see where the bear took a chunk out of the seat,” he said in the report. “Of course my cup was right in the middle and that’s where they got ahold of the cup.”

While this story is one Morris will surely never forget, he did learn a lesson, as now he always puts his windows up when he parks his car.

What would you do if you walked up to this scene unfolding in your car? I feel like there’s nothing to do except sit back and laugh, although that’s easy to say without bears in my car.

NEXT: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BEAR GETS INTO YOUR CAR

WATCH

oembed rumble video here

The post Kentucky Man Finds Family of Bears Sitting in His Car appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.

Follow us on Twitter @freaknhunting
Follow us on Instagram @freaknhunting

Published

on

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/kentucky-man-finds-family-of-bears-sitting-in-his-car/

Facebook: Chad Morris
black bears

Sir, I’m going to need you to step out of the vehicle.

A Kentucky man was in disbelief last week when he saw when he saw what looked like a family of bears packing up for vacation.

Chad Morris, the owner of CMO BarberShop in Owensboro, Kentucky, was visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee, when he walked up on a black bear cub behind the wheel of his car. Then, to make matters worse, two more climbed in while the mother stood idly by.

In a Facebook post, he indicated that he thought he was being punked, as the whole situation seemed so ludicrous.

Is this real life.. tell me we are being punked 😳😳😳 🐻🐻🐻🐻 3 bear cubs in my car and the momma just lurking!! #Gatlinburg #Tennessee

Posted by Chad Morris on Thursday, May 16, 2019

“I was telling my friends, ‘I want to see a bear, I want to see a bear,’ you know?” Morris told WYMT.com. “Been lifting weights a little bit, want to see a bear tussle with the bear and it was like well, you get four on one. Now what do you want to do big boy? And I was like, ‘Nah, I’ll pass.'”

Morris was fortunate that the bears luckily didn’t cause all that much damage, although he will have to do some upholstery work waiting for him.

“You can see where the bear took a chunk out of the seat,” he said in the report. “Of course my cup was right in the middle and that’s where they got ahold of the cup.”

While this story is one Morris will surely never forget, he did learn a lesson, as now he always puts his windows up when he parks his car.

What would you do if you walked up to this scene unfolding in your car? I feel like there’s nothing to do except sit back and laugh, although that’s easy to say without bears in my car.

NEXT: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BEAR GETS INTO YOUR CAR

WATCH

oembed rumble video here

The post Kentucky Man Finds Family of Bears Sitting in His Car appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.

Follow us on Twitter @freaknhunting
Follow us on Instagram @freaknhunting

Continue Reading

Hunting

Wyoming Wildlife Crossing Funding Uncertain

Posted from: https://blog.eastmans.com/wyoming-wildlife-crossing-funding-uncertain/

When we think of wildlife crossings over or under highways most folks think in terms of saving animals from running a gauntlet of passenger cars, SUV’s, pickups and semi-trucks. However, there is more to the picture. Vehicular collisions with wildlife results in costly property damage, obvious death or severe maiming of wildlife but can cause severe injury or even fatalities to the humans involved as well.

It is with all this in mind that Wyoming and other states have constructed safe passageways for wildlife in key migration and travel corridors throughout the West. In Wyoming alone collisions between animals and vehicles in areas where these crossings now exist have been greatly reduced, by as much as 90% in some locations. While that is a huge win for both Wyoming’s wildlife it’s also a victory for Wyoming motorists. However, funding for construction and maintenance of these crossings is a challenge.

Federal grants that provide funding for these projects often come with the stipulation that states provide some percentage of the project funding. Most often, at least for Wyoming, this percentage must be drawn from the WYDOT general fund and so lawmakers are looking to create alternate means of funding the Federally mandated percentages. There are some interesting proposals on the table from voluntary conservation stamps through fishing and hunting license sales to storage of spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors, as the Federal government pays billions to store these away from large population centers.

As it stands a separate fund has not been realized and with more crossings needed and current crossings in need of maintenance, Wyoming is doing its level best to be creative and find a solution to the current funding woes. Here’s to hoping we can drum up the money because the future of our wildlife is greatly enhanced by these strategic crossings.

The post Wyoming Wildlife Crossing Funding Uncertain appeared first on Eastmans' Official Blog | Mule Deer, Antelope, Elk Hunting and Bowhunting Magazine | Eastmans' Hunting Journals.

Follow FreaknHunting on Instagram @ http://instagram.com/freaknhunting
Catch us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/freaknhunting
For the hat trick, we’re on Facebook @ https://facebook.com/FreaknHunting/

Published

on

Posted from: https://blog.eastmans.com/wyoming-wildlife-crossing-funding-uncertain/

Federal government

When we think of wildlife crossings over or under highways most folks think in terms of saving animals from running a gauntlet of passenger cars, SUV’s, pickups and semi-trucks. However, there is more to the picture. Vehicular collisions with wildlife results in costly property damage, obvious death or severe maiming of wildlife but can cause severe injury or even fatalities to the humans involved as well.

It is with all this in mind that Wyoming and other states have constructed safe passageways for wildlife in key migration and travel corridors throughout the West. In Wyoming alone collisions between animals and vehicles in areas where these crossings now exist have been greatly reduced, by as much as 90% in some locations. While that is a huge win for both Wyoming’s wildlife it’s also a victory for Wyoming motorists. However, funding for construction and maintenance of these crossings is a challenge.

Federal grants that provide funding for these projects often come with the stipulation that states provide some percentage of the project funding. Most often, at least for Wyoming, this percentage must be drawn from the WYDOT general fund and so lawmakers are looking to create alternate means of funding the Federally mandated percentages. There are some interesting proposals on the table from voluntary conservation stamps through fishing and hunting license sales to storage of spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors, as the Federal government pays billions to store these away from large population centers.

As it stands a separate fund has not been realized and with more crossings needed and current crossings in need of maintenance, Wyoming is doing its level best to be creative and find a solution to the current funding woes. Here’s to hoping we can drum up the money because the future of our wildlife is greatly enhanced by these strategic crossings.

The post Wyoming Wildlife Crossing Funding Uncertain appeared first on Eastmans' Official Blog | Mule Deer, Antelope, Elk Hunting and Bowhunting Magazine | Eastmans' Hunting Journals.

Follow FreaknHunting on Instagram @ http://instagram.com/freaknhunting
Catch us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/freaknhunting
For the hat trick, we’re on Facebook @ https://facebook.com/FreaknHunting/

Continue Reading

Hunting

Close Encounter with a Velvet Iowa Booner

Posted from: http://youtu.be/RybpMZBNFnI

Follow FreaknHunting on Instagram @ http://instagram.com/freaknhunting
Catch us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/freaknhunting
For the hat trick, we’re on Facebook @ https://facebook.com/FreaknHunting/

Published

on

Posted from: http://youtu.be/RybpMZBNFnI

Follow FreaknHunting on Instagram @ http://instagram.com/freaknhunting
Catch us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/freaknhunting
For the hat trick, we’re on Facebook @ https://facebook.com/FreaknHunting/

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 FreaknHunting.com

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!