2019 Hawkeye Bowmen Snowshoe Shoot
Clear skies and cold temps greeted everyone at the Shoot this year. Unfortunately, there was not enough snow on the ground to run the course on snowshoes so we did it on foot. The first target was a very cool hand painted target that Lynne created. The other targets were smaller 3D targets at varying distances. There were even some Spectators this year. A campfire at the Start line was enjoyed by Everyone. Sue did a great job keeping the fire burning.
We added a class for the Youths that attended. Cassie M won the Youth Class. The Compound Class had two shooters Jim and Greg B. Greg beat his Dad by just two points! The Traditional Class had four shooters and was won by Andy R. and Mark T. who both scored the highest score of all the classes. The Self Bow class had six shooters and was won by Rob M.
The Traveling deer call was won by Greg (He will be the third Member of the Cabin Nine crew to carry it. I am looking forward to reading Greg’s journal entry next year.
Thank you to everyone who attended. Thank you to Phil and Tom for making the great Chili. Thank you to Lynne for painting the target and the excellent side dish. Thank you to those who helped with the targets.
Here is a complete list of the scores for the 16 shooters:
Youth Cassie 46 Lucas 33 Cole25 Michael 24
Compound Greg 30 Jim 28
Traditional Andy R 54 Mark T 54 Bernie 31 Tom D ?
Self Bow Rob 44 Brian 43 Chuck 35 Jim N 31 Gene 31 Tom H 18
Thank you Brian for all the great work you do in support of the club
This year's Hawkeye Members Snowshoe Shoot will be held on Saturday February 9 2019 starting at 10am. To enter you will need snowshoes, your bow and 6 arrows. It is only open to Hawkeye Members. Classes will be Compound with any type of snowshoes, Traditional bow with any type of snowshoe and Selfbow with wood arrows and wood snowshoes. In the past We have averaged from 15 to a little over 20 Members shooting. Our Snowshoe Shoot was featured in a article in Primitive Archer and there is a Youtube video of one of the earlier Snowshoe Shoots at Hawkeye. It is a one of a kind event and I have never seen another one like it anywhere. Not sure what the weather will be like but we will substitute boots for snowshoes if there is no snow. Some of us who have shot in it every year are getting older so who knows how much longer it will be held. I would love to see some younger Members attend and keep it going way into the future. I guess time will tell what happens in the future but at least for this year We will run it! Love to see you there. Cost is zero to enter. The Club normally gives away a tshirt to the winner in each class. More info to come as it gets closer.
If you plan on shooting this year, please if possible let me know your name and what class you will shoot in before February 9 so I can plan accordingly. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Great video at Youtube:
2018 Hawkeye Snowshoe Shoot
It was a cold morning with a bright blue sky and just enough snow that the course could be run with snowshoes. All Classes were well represented this year with a total of 18 Shooters. In addition to the 18 Shooters, 6 Spectators attended.
There was a real nice fire going at the start line to keep warm by while the Shooters waited for Hannah to send them off.
The Compound Class shot first followed by the Traditional Class with the Primitive Class leaving last. The half mile course consisted of 5 3D targets and one paper target (the Wild Yeti). Scoring was 10,8,5.
Afterwards, Phil and Dave cooked up a hot lunch of hot dogs and chili along with a great salad made by Lynnn. The “Traveling Deer Call” was raffled off. Mark Thill will take the call with him hunting this Fall. T Shirts were awarded to the Winners in each Class.
Some Members had brought up some projects they have been working on including Andy who brought up some of the nicest handmade knives I have seen. Dino had some primitive snowshoe frames he built from raw materials from his woodlot.
I would like to thank Hannah for doing the start line times, Dave B. for doing the finish line times, Kevin for helping setup targets and supplying the Yeti target, Phil and Dave for cooking Lunch, Tom H. for helping pick up targets, Lynn for taking pictures, Sue for maintaining the campfire and everyone else who attended. It was a real nice morning at Hawkeye!
Here are the complete results:
Ken 51 (no time)
Mark A 49 (8:35)
Case 44 (12:56)
Jack 29 (no time)
Mark T 51 (8:56)
Tom D 41 (12:00)
Andy 39 (6:31) Fastest time for the Day
Mark M 39 (11:00)
Frank 30 (14:02)
Colton 51 (15:00)
Brian 46 (16:02)
Kevin 39 (15:09)
Hole in the Bow Chuck 36 (15:18)
Jim N. 35 (12:28)
Rob 34 (12:02)
Tom H 30 (10:35)
Dino 28 (7:30)
Gene 28 (14:45)