Hey all,

I just wanted to post up to let people know about a couple of big Alaskan 3D shoots coming up.

Probably the biggest Alaska 3d shoot of the year is the Spring Bear shoot. It's a two-day shoot on Saturday and Sunday April 26 and 27. There are thousands of $$$ worth of door/drawing prizes every year, and there have been over 100 shooters in some years. Spring Bear Shoot is modeled after the Redding Trail shoot/marked 3d nationals, which means all distances are marked and there are even orange spots on the animals! I know...it sounds kind of like cheating to dyed-in-the-wool hunter types but it's actually a LOT of fun. The distances are matched to the shots in Redding, which means some are WILD! Some are less than 10 yards, and there's even a 101yd shot at a 15 ft tall snowman with a 10" orange spot on his chest. It's one of the funnest shoots of the year. For more info call Fletcher's Archery (907) 373-7770

May 17 and 18th is the Alaska State 3D Championships. This is more of a "real" 3D shoot, with unmarked yardages and unmarked animals, although there will be a rangefinder class too if you don't trust your yardage estimation. Cook Inlet Archers (www.cookinletarchers.com) is sponsoring this shoot this year, and if you've been to one of there monthly shoot you know they do know how to set up and run a great shoot.

Both of these shoots will be held at the Mat-Su College Archery Range. Mat-Su College is just off the Parks Hwy, a couple of miles north on Trunk Road. Just drive in to the college, and the range entrance is at the far north end of the parking lot.

Practice up and make some new archery connections by going to the monthly shoots put on by Black Sheep Bowmen (www.blacksheeparchery.com -- first Sunday of every month) or Cook Inlet Archers (see URL above--third Sunday every month.)

Want a calendar of Alaska State Archery Association shoots? Here's the link:


Hope to see you out shooting arrows!