The Cariboo Archers Outdoor 3D Shoot hit the bull’s-eye for competitors from around the region on the weekend, many of whom got their first taste of competitive outdoor shooting this year.
Close to 90 shooters from Prince George, Revelstoke, Kamloops and Williams Lake competed during the two-day event, which began Saturday and finished Sunday at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse on Bond Lake Road.
Archers in the outdoor shoot headed out on an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ course each day, firing 20 shots on each course. All of the foam, animal-shaped targets were at various distances posing unique challenges for competitors. Points were then tallied throughout the course until final scores, and a winner, was determined.
The men’s open division was dominated by lakecity archers. Danny Cooper and Lee Jackman, both from Williams Lake, finished first and second, respectively. Third place in the division went to Kamloops’ Myles Tuba.
John Walker, competing in the men’s unlimited division, sniped the top spot.
In men’s masters it was Williams Lake’s Al Campsall finishing ahead of Kamloops’ Frank Gaspard and Terry Haines. Youth compound archers, Williams Lake’s Cameron Brockel and Tristan Moe, finished second and third, respectively, in their division.
For peewee compound archers the brother, sister duo of Cole Skerry (first) and Calleigh Skerry (second) shot their way to titles. Williams Lake’s Luke Robertson finished third.
The men’s recurve division was a Williams Lake sweep with Dan Mobbs, Fred Streleoff and Ernie Schmidt finishing first, second and third, respectively.
Williams Lake’s Ed Oliver, in the masters men’s longbow division, finished ahead of 100 Mile House’s Rob Altmanschoeffer and Ted Swift to take first place.
The ladies’ recurve division saw Mavis Skerry win first, Sharon Allan claim second and 100 Mile House’s Arial Dalpre take third.