May 31st-June 1st 2014
What a beautiful setting this shoot is held in! It was a relaxed atmosphere, with the main aim of the shoot being just for fun. No 1st 2nd 3rd or prizes. What a good job, as it really was a technical course! In fact, we thought it was a combination of Twister & Archery, so we renamed it the Cherryville Twarchery Shoot!
Lawrence & Phyllis whom we met at Rock Creek just a couple of weeks before, organised the shoot and laid the course out with the help of a few trusty friends, Len & Ken to mention just a couple.
Marc and I camped in our tent for two nights with Lilly Spaniel. We were camped next-door to fellow traditional archer and KTSA members Ken and young Tyler shooting a compound. Ken had helped to set the course up a month or so before and had spoken about seeing a huge herd of Elk close to the campground. But the feeling was that they would have moved on by now. Marc and I hadn’t seen Elk since our trip to Alberta in 2009, so I would have loved to see one. Right on cue, just as night fall was approaching on Friday night, two Elk came out into the clearing and we were able to see them grazing. Unfortunately it was too far and too dark for a pic. Oh well, we saw them!
Anyway, back to the archery! It was a really warm weekend and going out onto the course, under the tree canopy was a welcome break from the sunlight. There were two courses, starting from the same place, the bear in the outhouse. Cool shot! Both courses had lots of interesting shots from tree stands to moving targets, to arrow-break placements in front of rocks.
Saturday night was a really enjoyable social around the campfire. Overall, we had a great weekend and will be returning to the shoot in August too!