Archery group welcomes newcomers at fish and game club

The Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association is not just one of the finest jewels of the Comox Valley.

THE ARCHERY GROUP at the fish and game club features a range of ages and abilities. Newcomers are always welcome.

THE ARCHERY GROUP at the fish and game club features a range of ages and abilities. Newcomers are always welcome.

The Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association is not just one of the finest jewels of the Comox Valley, but an active member of the community providing a number of venues for the outdoor enthusiast to become involved with.

One of those venues is the Archery Group with more than 100 active members participating on a regular basis with everything from traditional long bows, recurve bows and the more modern compounds. Members range from passive recreational shooters, to hunters, to competitive archers and some that just enjoy the camaraderie and social aspect of the group. Regular participants come from all ages and gender: our youngest is five and the most mature is over 70 but she won’t say by how much.

The archery venue has a field range with target butts from 10 to 70 yards, a three kilometre trail with a variety of 3-D and bag targets plus our new field house and the Old Archers Cabin complete with the trusty old woodstove to warm up on the chilly winter days.

The Archery Group has an open invitational 3-D Shoot every spring and are also entertaining a fall event starting this year. They will also be hosting the North American Longbow Safari in 2013, and looking at the possibility of sponsoring the B.C. 3-D Archery Championships in 2014 and 2015.

The Archery Group offers an open house on the first Sunday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (April and June excluded) for families and the general public to come out to learn about the sport and get some hands-on experience in this exciting and rewarding outdoor sport. A variety of bows, arrows and necessary safety equipment are available, plus some of the finest archers on Vancouver Island will be there to give you some pointers.

 

The open house is a free event. We encourage participants to bring a lunch and make a day of it. The next open house is Feb. 5. For information, call Dave at 250-336-2051 or Larry at 250-338-9160.

 

 

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