I’m long overdue for a trip to Wapiti Archers

If you’ve been browsing the archery section of this blog, you probably already know the story of how my Grandfather introduced his Grandchildren to the sport of archery. We spent a lot of time at Wapiti Archers, growing up, and I have a lot of fond memories surrounding the club.

Back in my day (damn, that made me feel old) the club put on Field Archery Shoots year-round. These days they have made the switch to 3D Archery but continue to host shoots throughout the year. With the days getting longer and warmer weather approaching, I think that a visit to the club is long overdue.

Unfortunately, the drive to Wapiti Archers is a bit of a long one. I’ll need to spend at least an hour and fifteen minutes in the car but I think it will be worth it. The courses that I remember were well maintained and provided a vast array of realistic shots.

Wapiti Archers - Property Map
I lifted the Club Map from the Wapiti Archers Website

Back when I was little, I remember one instance where my Grandfather took me out to shoot. I walked the course, with my bow, and he followed behind me with his Camcorder (you know the type, the old shoulder-mounted units that recorded to full-size VHS tapes). A few years before my Grandfather passed away, he and my Grandmother came for a visit and gave me the old tape.

I have torn my house apart looking for that tape and I can’t find it. I thought maybe it got left behind at my parent’s house when I moved but we couldn’t find it there either. It kills me that I can’t find that video. I would love to share it with my daughter, to show her just how much she is like me when I was a kid.

Wapiti Archers - 2014 Schedule
Wapiti Archers 2014 Schedule

With USPSA Season right around the corner, my schedule is about to get pretty hectic. The only real option I have, for the time being, is going to be either February 2nd or March 30th. I’ll have to do some planning to attend but maybe I can talk some friends into joining me for the shoot.

5 comments On I’m long overdue for a trip to Wapiti Archers

  • Walt, are you planning to shoot the field archery tournaments this year with PSAA? Indoor 600 round is near the first weekend in April. The Outdoor 1200 & 900 round target fall around late June, Field / Hunter late July and Animal late August. You can check the website for exact dates. Just wanted to know, we always shoot the state championships but not always a regional event.

  • Walt, I’m wicked good at Wii Archery. You know the game, the one off the Resort disc. My question is would I be as awesome in the real world if I went out and bought 3000$(US) worth of archery related swag?
    Sincerely,
    Future William Tell

  • If it were only that easy!

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