Bow hunter group holds shoot

Published 4:16 am Wednesday, February 13, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
These were just some of the signs posted around the woods on the grounds Brewton Area YMCA Saturday and Sunday as the Brewton/Escambia Bow hunters hosted a 3-D archery tournament.
The tournament, sponsored by Scott's Outdoors in Jay, Pearson archery, and James Ennis with White Oak Archery, was a two-day event and was one of six trail shoots that will be held over the state during the 3-D archery season of February through September.
Moulder, along with Roberto Flores, Brewton Escambia Bow hunters Ranger officer and BHA southern zone director helped design the course at the YMCA along with others.
The schedule rotates around 25 chapters in the state and rotates from year to year.
During the event, competitors go out on about 25 stations set up on the grounds.
Stakes are lined up in front of the target at different increment of yardage from the targets.
White stakes are 10 yards from the target, orange and yellow stakes are 20 yards out, blue are 30 yards away, green are 40 yards, and red are 50 yards out.
Points are earned by hitting rings on the foam of the targeted animals.
BHA president Barry Estes was at the Brewton event on Saturday and liked what he saw.
BHA is a non-profit cooperation and is a family organization where everyone can shoot Estes said.
Anyone interested in bow hunters and joining the BHA can go to www.alabamabowhunter.com for more information.