Archers of all ages will have a chance to hunt big game, try their hand at shooting moving targets, and in a move that would make even Robin Hood envious, see if they can shoot a mosquito out of the air during a competition this weekend.
Or at least they’ll have the chance to shoot at targets meant to resemble various animals and insects during a two-day competition to be held at Sage Creek 3D Archery and sponsored by Rinehart Targets.
Rinehart, which claims to be “manufacturers of the most durable and lifelike 3-D archery targets in the industry,” is sponsoring a series of competitions around the nation, and Sage Creek will be one of the tour’s stops Saturday and Sunday.
“A full two-days of shooting fun, the event is a jam-packed weekend of competitions – from serious to the wacky,” the company said in a statement released late Wednesday announcing the gathering. “The event features 100 unique targets including 67 targets from Rinehart’s 3D line ranging from mosquitoes to lions and everything in between. There will also be 33 specially made custom targets that you will only see at R100 Shoot events such as life-size giraffes, zebras, elephants and more.”
The R100 Shoot is open to adults and kids of all ages. While advance registration has closed, participants can still register onsite beginning Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with the first event taking place at 8 a.m. The event ends on Sunday at 3 p.m. with an award ceremony where shooters have the chance to take home prize gear packages provided by event sponsors such as Matthews, Darton Archery, AAE, Treelimb Quivers, Sword Sights, Vortex and others.
Among the individual competitions will be what the firm is calling the Milk Jug Shoot.
“A novelty shoot, the Sunday Milk Jug Shoot features two one-gallon jugs of water hung from a pulley system. The goal – to empty your jug before everyone else,” the company said. “Only 16 archers compete in this event,” with qualifying competition held Saturday.
The tour, which the firm says drew 9,100 competitions in 2016, is stopping in 14 cities across the United States including stops in California, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and elsewhere.
For more information on the shoot, rules, and event registration, visit: http://www.r100.org.
There is a charge for participating, ranging from $10 for a one-day competitor age 10 or younger up to $60 for adults competing both days.
The company asks that anyone planning on attending to let officials know on the R100 Mt. Airy, NC Facebook Page.