January 8, 2010

Tuesday night archery league debuts in Parshall

Tuesday night archery league debuts in Parshall

More than 20 archery enthusiasts tried out their skills during a fun, competitive event held in the Parshall City Auditorium Tuesday night.
According to Brent Wollschlager, the president of the Mountrail County National Wild Turkey Federation, a group of local hunters got together, formed a hunting club and is now competing in winter archery.
“It’s a fun, competitive winter event,” Wollschlager said. “It’s more of a winter time practice than anything else.”
The season will run from now until March and Wollschlager said there are about 25 people currently involved, although not everyone made it Tuesday night, primarily because of inclement weather conditions. He said anyone can join for a $70 membership fee and he is hoping to get a youth league started yet this winter.
Two-person teams get together and fire one arrow at a three-dimensional target per round at various targets, ranging from deer to turkeys to bears. At the end of the competition, individual scores are noted as well as team scores, Wollschlager said.
Wollschlager said he actually started the league a couple of years ago when the regional director was looking to start a federation chapter in Mountrail County. Wollschlager said he is a big turkey shooting enthusiast and was looking at the same time to get something like that started.

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