Bowhunters Festival

Update on the 2020 event

The 2020 Bowhunters Festival has been rescheduled to Labor Day weekend.

The Appling Archers are willing to serve at the Bowhunters Festival and are moving forward with preparations to host the event September 5, 2020.

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)


9:00 a.m. Camper arrivals
3:00 p.m. Fun Shoot
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 a.m. Registration open/Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Pairings
10:00 a.m. Shotgun start
12:00 p.m. Lunch on course
2:00 p.m. Shootoff
5:00 p.m. Dinner/Awards
7:40 a.m. Breakfast at Fellowship Hall
1:00 p.m. Open shooting on tournament courses
TBD: Churchwide Fish Fry


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)

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