The Cariboo Archers once again had a great showing at the Quesnel Outdoor 3D Shoot held last weekend.
The archers persevered through throngs of mosquitos in the bush to win multiple awards in several divisions.
The cub compound division was handily won by Cariboo Archer Joelle Thurow.
Her brother, Ty Thurow, meanwhile, had a great weekend in the youth compound division, also placing first.
In the bowhunter unlimited division Bob Thurow battled it out, resulting in a tied score with first place, but finishing second based on the total number of ’11s’ scored.
For the women’s longbow division, Jessie Mobbs — one of the top-ranked national archers currently — placed first.
Lastly, in the men’s instinctive division, first, second and third, respectively, were won by Fred Streleoff, Ernie Schmid and Dan Mobbs.
The shoot was one of several precursors to what’s leading up to the BC 3D Archery Championships — this year being held in Williams Lake from June 23-24.
The event will take place at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association grounds on Bond Lake Road where BC Archery Association members will compete for a slice of $12,000 toward travel to the Canadian 3D Championships in Truro, NS in August.
New at this year’s 3D provincials will be a Known50 event tailored for anyone with a slower hunting or target bow.
In Known50, archers are allowed to use their own range finders, just like in a real hunting situation, for shots at a maximum of 50 yards. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented in the category.
At provincials shirts, lunch and a Saturday evening dinner will be available, along with more than $4,000 in prizes being up for grabs.