Avid archers were encouraged to aim at numerous 3-D archery targets at the new location at the Sturgis Sportsgrounds on August 17 and 18.
"There were 86 archers registered between Saturday and Sunday. Everyone loved the natural beauty of the location and said wonderful things about the trails," said Kim Ryczak, secretary for the Sturgis Archery Club.
Archers had the opportunity to walk two courses, each approximately two kilometres in distance and with twenty 3-D targets, each with its own challenges. Targets were set up in realistic natural settings. The types of targets included: bear, turkey, wild boars, panther, cougars, elk, deer, moose, antelope, buffalo, dinosaurs and an alligator. A new target this year was the sasquatch.
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 on bows and arrows.
Medals were handed out for first to third place in male, female and junior categories.
In the bow hunter male category, Taylor Sliva won gold, Noah Ton won silver and Steven Geistlinger won bronze. Belinda Bocking won gold in the female category. There were no silver or bronze medals presented.
Gavin Swiderski won gold in the junior male compound division. There were no silver or bronze medals presented.
In the cadet compound male division, Carter Masley won gold, Trever Geistlinger won silver and Kent Scheller won the bronze medal. In the female category, Brynn Babiuk won gold, Rebekah Thomas won silver and Kylie Babiuk won the bronze medal.
In the hunter male division, Dean Bocking won gold, Ian Thomas won silver and Calvin Kowaski won bronze. In the female category, Shelby Sliva won gold, Leann Yurkiw won silver and Rachel Lozinski won the bronze medal.
In the pre-cub compound male category, Wyatt Scheller won gold, Trae Peterson won silver and Cole Masley won bronze. In the female category, Cierra Bocking won gold and Hunter Morrison won silver. There was no bronze medal awarded.
In the peewee male category, Dominick O’Soup won gold, Joe Belesky won silver and Carter Scheller won bronze. In the female category, Abby Scheller won gold and Amrie Seerey won silver. There was no bronze medal presented.
In the cub compound male division, Wyatt Mastrachuk won gold, Kaiden Masley won silver and Skylar Ryczak won bronze. In the female category, Zoe Thomas won gold and Maicey Scheller won silver. There was no bronze medal presented.
Orest Belesky won a gold medal and Tom Boechler won silver in the master compound 60 category. There was no bronze medal winner.
Linda Westermann won gold in the recurve long bow unaided category. There were no other entries.
There were no entries in the master compound 50, bow hunter fingers, hunter fingers and junior recurve traditional categories.