Stick Bow Shoot July 14-16

July 13, 2017

By John Raffel

Persons interested in archery are encouraged to attend a special event this weekend south of Osceola County.

The ninth annual Stick Bow Shoot is this weekend (July 14-16), at the Barryton Conservation Club.

Only recurves and longbows are permitted but unlimited 3-D shooting, plus an indoor range, are provided all weekend. Also featured is primitive camping.

Event organizer Doug Jackson said participants come from all over the state.

“Last year, I had a person pop in, a friend of mine, from Georgia,” Jackson said. “The intent was to promote traditional archery. It’s like a big family reunion. Everyone gets along so well. The specific draw, I don’t know. It’s a group of like-minded people and gives us another opportunity to get together. The first year, I had people from 35 different Michigan cities. We have them from all over.”

It’s noncompetitive shooting, he indicated

“In the first eight years of this shoot, I’ve never given out a scorecard, not one,” Jackson said. Last year, I’m estimating we had between 250 and 275 people.”

Jackson can be reached at (989) 644-5920. The club is located at 3444 18 Mile Road outside of Barryton.

“The indoor archery range is open, I leave the building open all night,” Jackson said.

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