Archers enjoy 3-D Archery Shoot at new location

Avid archers were encouraged to take aim at numerous 3-D Archery Shoot targets at its new location at the Sturgis Sportsgrounds Grounds on August 18 and 19.

"There were 94 archers registered between Saturday and Sunday. Everyone loved the new location and said wonderful things about the new trails," said Kim Ryczak, secretary for the Sturgis Archery Club.

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Archers had the opportunity to walk two courses, each approximately two kilometres long and with twenty 3-D targets, each with its own challenges. Targets were placed in realistic settings. The types of targets included: bear, turkey, wild boars, panther, cougars, elk, deer, moose, antelope, buffalo, dinosaurs and an alligator.

The Sturgis Archery Club hosted a pancake breakfast on each day.

Lintlaw Services provided two side-by-side vehicles for the shuttle service.

Preeceville Archery was in attendance both days offerings assistance to shooters regarding bows an arrows.

Medals were handed out for first to third place in male, female and junior categories.

In the bow hunter male category, Steven Geistlinger won gold, Ian Thomas won silver and Kelly Masley won bronze. Belinda Bocking won gold in the female category; there were no silver and bronze medals presented.

Skylar Yurkiw won gold in the junior female compound division. There were no silver and bronze medals presented.

In the cadet compound male division, Carter Masley won gold and Jakub Turchinetz won silver. There was no bronze medal.

In the hunter male division, Dean Bocking won gold, Chris Halkyard won silver and Corey Nelson took bronze. In the female category, Leann Yurkiw won gold. There were no winners for silver and bronze medals.

In the pre-cub compound male category, Cole Masley won gold, Parker Ryczak took silver and Hunter Nelson captured bronze. In the female category, Cierra Bocking won gold and Quirin Nelson took silver. There was no bronze medal.

In the peewee male category, Carter Halkyard took gold, Trae Peterson won silver and Jaxon Nelson went home with bronze.

In the cub compound male division, Wyatt Mastrachuk captured gold, Kaiden Masley won silver and Skylar Ryczak won bronze. In the female category, Brynn Babiuk won gold, Zoe Thomas won silver and Kylie Babiuk took bronze.

Linda Westermann won gold in the recurve unaided division. There were no silver and bronze medals presented.