Sunday, February 15, 2009

Has Anyone Seen Sherwood Forest??

Michael and I took a over-the-road trip to Mason City, Iowa to watch his uncle Charlie and son Scott compete in a bow and arrow shoot. They are from Indiana and make the trip each year to compete. Charlie's son has gotten so good he is sponsored by companies that make the products for the sport. In fact I got a real deal on a very good pair of binoculars because he is sponsored by the company that sells them. It was a really good time. Like any tournament they had venders along one wall selling products for the sport as well as a snack stand with hotdogs, drinks, and various other food items. There are different competitions with prize money and trophys and it goes from Friday through Sunday. It is open to men, women, and children alike. You compete depending on your level of ability. I never knew that bows and arrows came in so many different styles and colors. Robin Hood would have been envious!


Anonymous said...

Yes i have seen it:) Its a part of the lake area we live in here and son Scott lived in that area till he got married and moved to a bigger place. Son just got back from Las Vegas and he finished 11th at the big shoot there. We are going to a sectional shoot this weekend for our area. Then in March we are going to Louisville Ky. for the Nationals. Thanks for posting the pictures. Chistine& Michael

charlie said...
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charlie said...

This shoot in 2012 will be held 6-7-8th of Jan. at HyVee Hall in Des Moines Iowa. I will not be there but my son Scott and his wife Dee will be there along with lots of other shooters. It was moved from Mason City as it had outgrowen the Fair grounds arena.