Local 4-H members place at 3D Archery Shoot

Elizabeth Michel aims at the Big Foot target during the 3D Archery Shoot in Bismarck.

BISMARCK – Seven Ward County 4-H members attended the Missouri River 3D Archery Shoot in Bismarck at the Nishu Bowman Archery Complex on May 4.

Categories are split up by age and type of bow the individual uses. Ages include Beginner, who are ages 8 to 10; Junior, ages 11 to 13; and Senior, ages 14 to 18. There are two types of bows, Barebow and Freestyle. Barebow have no sights or releases. If a bow has either a sight or release they are put into the Freestyle category. There are some differences between the indoor archery season and the 3D archery season. Indoor archery is completed indoors during the winter and use regular bullseye targets. 3D Archery has targets outdoors and they are in various shapes and sizes; the season is during the spring. At this particular shoot, there were 30 3D targets.

Competing in the Senior Freestyle division were Ethan Myers, Minot; Kaden Korgel, Minot; and Sarah Potts, Minot. Receiving third place in Senior Freestyle was Myers with a score of 284. K. Korgel placed eighth with a score of 235. Potts placed 13th with a score of 204.

Junior Freestyle contestant was Layne Korgel, Minot, who placed 16th with a score of 119.

Competing in Junior Barebow was Elizabeth Michel, Berthold. E. Michel placed third with a score of 175.

Submitted Photo Ethan Myers aims at his target during the 3D Archery Shoot in Bismarck

In Beginner Freestyle, Ward County was represented by Cole Whitcher, Minot, who placed 10th with a score of 225.

Representing Ward County in Beginner Barebow was Abrielle Michel, Berthold, placing placed 12th with a score of 68.

Ward County is hosting a 4-H 3D Archery Shoot on May 18 at the Souris Valley Bowmen Range, located at 6705 County Road 12 West, Minot. The range will open at 9 a.m. and the last flight will be at 1:30 p.m. There will be 28 3D targets at this shoot.

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