Barambah Bowhunters & Field Archers Association are hosting a celebration shoot and have another upcoming bow makers workshop.
Barambah Bowhunters & Field Archers Association are hosting a celebration shoot and have another upcoming bow makers workshop. Contributed

Barambah archers on target

ARCHERY: The Barambah Bowhunters and Field Archers Association are gearing up to host their Branch D Celebration Shoot this weekend.

The competition is set to attract 80 shooters from across Queensland for the two-day event.

Club member Joh Simpson said the competition would be made up of a large number of traditional and modern bow events.

"Modern bows are compound bows with sights and those kinds of additions, whereas traditional bows are long bows, horse bows, and recurves that don't have any kinds of additions,” she said.

"We've got about 80 people coming, which is a great number of people for a rural club.”

Simpson said anyone who's an Australian Bowhunters Association member could nominate to shoot on the day.

She also said spectators were welcome to head along to the club house to watch the archers on the practise range.

"As long as they don't get in the way of the shooters, it's a fun-filled environment with a great mix of different archery types.”

Simpson said the club hosted fun days throughout the year, and encouraged community members to come along and try out the sport.

"The last fun day we hosted, 19 new people turned up and four of those have already decided to join,” Simpson said.

"We've got 60 club members, a new committee and we've been promoting the club flat-out.

"We're doing alright to get people to know we're here, and we even had a bow-making workshop recently which was fantastic,” she said.

UPCOMING EVENTS

- Branch D Celebration Shoot: August 18-19

- Fun Day (new shooters welcome): September 9

- Bow-making workshop: September 15-16

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