Sunday, May 3, 2015

Shoot for the Cure - Day 1 // Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club

Yesterday (Saturday) was Day 1 of Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club's annual "Shoot for the Cure" 3D.  We had a great turn out of archers and the weather was perfect (not too hot, and not cold!).  I found the 3D course pretty challenging... it had a lot of further shots and the bush tends to make a "tunnel effect" so it can really trick you in judging the yardage! :)  You could tell that it was more challenging than usual by looking at everyone's scores... but that's what made it so much fun! (until you break or lose an arrow... haha!)

We're just finishing breakfast and then heading back out to the club for Day 2!  Here's photos from our adventures yesterday!

Bryn shooting her Barnett crossbow at the Moose target!
LEFT: Michael taking his turn to shoot!
RIGHT: Steve Flaming scoping out the next target...
Steve Flaming
Cecilia Flaming
(I look mad! yikes...)
LEFT: Our Mathews Conquest 4 bows! (Matchy-matchy) :)
RIGHT: Remi was in our group for the morning's round!
Day 1 - placed 1st in Senior Ladies Compound Fixed Pins!
Cecilia Flaming
Later that evening, our club had a potluck dinner at the club and some of our members even camped overnight in their trailers and tents!  It was great getting the chance to visit, have dinner with a bunch of friends and later sit around a huge campfire.  

Some guys from our club decided to try an "extreme" shot from just outside the doors of the clubhouse shooting at the Moose target out in the field - I believe it was around 121 yards away!  Only one person actually hit the moose (in the leg!)  but it was entertaining either way...

Moose target that everyone is shooting at out in the field!
Since a lot of the club members who volunteered and helped set up the course were there in the evening and camping overnight, we had a fun late night 3D shoot! (this wasn't really an "official" shoot... just a perk for being a member and volunteering!).  The night 3D shoot was a BLAST.  Same course as during the day... only in the dark.  We started out with 13 people and after a few targets some were tired and went to bed.  Just after midnight we finished the course with a few people left.

Steve and I walked around the course before the sun set and "decorated" each target with glow stick rings around the vitals so we would have something to "aim" at!  

After a couple hours sitting around the campfire that evening, a bunch of us geared up with our bows and headlamps and headed out on the trail to shoot!  Here's a couple photos... it was dark and my iPhone isn't the best quality... but you get the idea...

The Moose target at night... I was the only one to hit the 11 points (bullseye!) out of 13 archers... and the only girl! :)
Cecilia Flaming - Decked out with my Petzl headlamp, Mathews Conquest 4 and Black Eagle Arrows!
Matchy-Matchy in the dark... Mathews Conquest 4 bows... complete with "glowstick" accessory :)
Steve Flaming
LEFT: What you mainly saw most of the night... headlamps and lit up sights!
RIGHT: Jerrad and Michael

I'll post up photos from later today (Day 2) either this evening or tomorrow morning!  Stay tuned...

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