March 26, 2022
There are a few words you could use to describe the first event of our 3D tour. The first two? BIG SUCCESS! Not only did our outdoor family have a blast teaching people to shoot and challenging the experienced to some difficult matches, but also the connections we made with others were outstanding.
Visiting a different area, it’s hard to know what you’ll find.
We found a great riverfront area the locals didn’t seem to know existed, happy people ready to learn and laugh, and some crazy weather that turned out great in the end. God shows beauty in his creation no matter what the weather is, but boy was it a relief to see the sun around noon!
We had kids come out to shoot from their archery teams, some family pioneers introduce the sport to the rest of their family, local pros, and newbies all together! People were getting to know each other and kindling friendly competition left and right.
Every one of us learned more about what it means to conserve wildlife and we all were actively able to participate! (And as for the few arrows that were mistakenly shot into the river… we hope they’ll become great relics 😉).
The third word that fills the place of overall label for this day is education. Quite a few people got into the sport, a hotshot or two learned some new techniques, and after our alligator target floated a few yards down the fast paced river, you can be sure we’ve learned our lesson.
We’ve learned we could have set up a bit earlier, checked the radar, and actually packed the bow tools on the list… but overall, the foibles of this trip are some of the things that made it so darn exciting. When a few of you are peeking your heads into the back of a tiny trailer to fix the strings of a bow on the press, either your bond grows a little more or you get annoyed that the other one didn’t pack the tools.
In the end, friendly competitions and all, it was a great time. We were spread out from tight woods to long shots overlooking the river under a bridge. The challenges made us better and the community is our priceless treasure. We hope to see many people again at our next six shoots coming up. And as for the shot on the buffalo… fine. Next time we will shorten the distance to 140 yards. 😉
There is only so much you can do when it comes to making sense out of something so epic with words. Watch our video below of the first shoot on the Savannah Riverfront in Augusta!
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