As a kid, I always had a love of all things outdoors, including archery. I shot in my backyard and hunted deer with a bow and arrow. That is all I was aware of as a youth related to archery. After high school I stopped shooting altogether. Then one day my wife signed my boys up for an instructional archery league (that I had no clue existed). As this was new to them, I figured I should get a bow so that I could start shooting again with them.I have jumped right back into the sport, and in doing so have learned that there are so many local events and shoots going on related to archery that I never knew existed. Unfortunately, you have to do a lot of legwork to figure out where and when everything is taking place, and if you are not looking hard enough, you will miss things that could literally be right in your backyard.
That is what this site is about, trying to get all of the events and information into a format that works for people in an efficient and effective manner!
Side Note: Prior to this year, I have never shot in any type of an archery match or shoot, so this will be my first year and look forward to meeting with other local archers who are already shooting these events!
Josh’s Current Equipment
Bow: PSE Evoke 31, 60lb limbs
Sight: Axcel Achieve XP (Blue)
Scope: HHA Pro Series Scope (PRO 5000) .29 Fiber (coming off as soon as UV 2 shows up)
Rest: QAD Ultra Rest HDX (Patriot)
Stabilizer: Shrewd Raid Series Stabilizer (9″ Camo)
Peep: TruGlo Versa
Arrows: Beman ICS Bowhunter, 500 Spine, 26.75″
Binoculars: Vortex Crossfire HD 10×50
Going on the bow as soon as they arrive: UltraView 2, 2X Lens, Center Drilled .010 Fiber (also hunting cartridge if I want to swap).
Other Possible Upgrades after this season: Hamskea InSight Peep System
Liams Current Equipment
Bow: PSE Mini Burner (Custom Red/Black Hex Pattern)
Sight: Generic One that came with bow
Rest: Whisker Biscuit
Stabilizer: Diamond Octane 5″
Peep: Sawtooth Serveless Peep It with Tube Attachment 3/16″
Arrows: Beman ICS Hunter Junior
Planned Upgrades: Axcel Achieve CB Sight, HHA Pro Series Scope (Pro 5000, .29 fiber).
Other Equipment Used
Easton Elite Quiver Belt
Avalon Tec-X Field Quiver
Double D Arrow Puller
Easton 2 Tube Quivers for the kids
Equipment pulled off the bows…
Sight: HHA Optimizer Lite King Pin Sight (KP-5510)
Other Bows in the Household:
Wife: Diamond Bowtech Infinite Edge SB-1 (Teal Camo)
Other Son: PSE Mini Burner (Neon Green)