Williams Lake’s Jordan Betts fires a shot during the Cariboo Archers Outdoor 3D Shoot Sunday at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association. In total

Williams Lake’s Jordan Betts fires a shot during the Cariboo Archers Outdoor 3D Shoot Sunday at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association. In total

Archers soak in sunshine at outdoor shoot

More than 100 archers soaked in the sunshine during the weekend for the annual Cariboo Archers Outdoor 3D Shoot.

More than 100 archers soaked in the sunshine during the weekend for the annual Cariboo Archers Outdoor 3D Shoot.

After snow put a damper on last year’s shoot, this year’s weather was a welcomed addition as archers walked two courses — an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ — firing 20 shots on each course at foam-made, lifelike, animal targets over two days at various distances posing unique challenges for competitors.

“The weather finally co-operated and the shoot went exceedingly well,” said Cariboo Archers treasurer Al Campsall.

For those brave enough to enter, an ‘Extreme’ category was also available.

“Archers may enter to shoot 10 extremely difficult shots spread over the 40-target course,” Campsall said. “Many shooters do not like it as potentially many arrows are lost or destroyed hitting rocks, trees, etc.”

In the extreme category Ernie Schmid picked up the victory in the traditional division, while Campsall won the compound division.

The rest of the results from the Cariboo Archers Outdoor 3D Shoot are as follows:

Male Cub Compound

1.) Matthew Samson

2.) Ethan Ratko

3.) Kyle Hubner

Cub Compound Open

1.) Ty Thurrow

Female Cub Compound

1.) Jaime Martin

2.) Emma Paterson

Male Cub Recurve

1.) Justin Carter

PeeWee Compound

2.) Jordan Betts

Men’s Longbow

1.) Phillip Carter

Women’s Open

1.) Breanne Carlson

Male Youth Unlimited

1.) Christian Carter

2.) Jayden Morey

Female Youth Unlimited

2.) Jenna Morey

Men’s 50-plus Longbow

1.) Tom Logan

Men’s Instinctive

1.) Fred Streleoff

2.) Dan Mobbs

3.) Ernie Schmid

Women’s Recurve

2.) Emilialyn Carter

3.) Sharon Allan

Women’s Longbow

1.) Nikki Mobbs

Men’s 50-plus Recurve

1.) Dave Corless

2.) Lorne Barron

Women’s Unlimited

3.) Mary Thurrow

Men’s Open

1.) Lee jackman

Men’s 50-plus Open

1.) Al Campsall