Bowhunters Festival

September 5, 2020

Updated August 3:  The 2020 Bowhunters Festival is scheduled for Labor Day weekend.

The Appling Archers have held planning meetings, scheduled work days, lined up volunteers and are hosting the event on September 5, 2020.  If you would like to get involved, volunteer or donate items, please use the Contact Us on this website or look us up on Facebook ‘Appling Archers’.

What’s new for 2020?
Children 10 years and up can participate in the tournament
A stadium style shootoff for top shooters
The tournament will be one day (Saturday)


Camper arrivals
5:00 p.m. Fun shoot
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Shotgun start
11:30 a.m. Lunch at Pavilion
12:30 p.m. Shootoff/Novelties
Open shooting after awards
8:00 a.m. Church service at Pavilion
9:15 a.m. Sunday school at Old Store
10:30 a.m. Sunday school at Pavilion
10:30 a.m. Church Service at Kiokee
11:30 a.m. Open shooting


Adult Male, Adult Female, Youth Male, and Youth Female

Youth – 10 to 15 years old
Adult – 16 years and older
Must be 10 years old or older to participate in the tournament


Compound hunter – max 12″ front stabilizer, max 6″ rear stabilizer, no lens in sight
Open Compound – Stabilizers more than 12″ front and/or 6″ rear and/or lens in sight
Traditional hunter – Bare bow
Olympic Recurve – Sights and stabilizers allowed


Have fun!
Hunter style course
0-5-8-10 scoring
Shotgun start in morning
Adults – Unknown distances – binoculars allowed, but no rangefinders
Youth – Known distance

Stakes and Classes:

Furthest stake
– Men’s and Women’s compound (hunter and open)

Middle stake
– Men’s and Women’s traditional (hunter and open)
– Youth male and Youth female compound
– Youth male and Youth female open traditional

Closest stake
– Youth male and youth female traditional (hunter)


Camper and tent sites are available on a limited basis.
Contact Michael Brassell for camping reservations 706 339-9145.

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