Monday, May 21, 2012

The Brave Youth Archery Event

With the recent influences of the movie Hunger Games and Brave, we found ourselves invited to participate in this upcoming archery event.  Don't forget to register in advance. This is not at our usual range, so be sure you drive to the right place. Also, if I know your kid in real life and you leave a comment below, I'll be one of your sponsors. I see I've posted this before the site has put up the info, so check back in a few days.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Conejo Traditional Archery Shoot

Paleoplanet members that won an arrow. (Back row: Sander in the blue shirt, then Lisa, Benson, Sal and Aimee. (Front row: Seth and Guy).
We had a rockin' time at the Conejo Traditional Shoot. The weather was so much more user friendly than the Chamberlain shoot a few weeks ago. It was hot but not scorching hot during the daytime.  Nights were ideal for camping.  We had the biggest moon of the year rising over the hills on Saturday night while we had our pinecone fire going. Then on Sunday our archers cleaned house in the awards department with Guy Taylor of Greenman archery walking away with first place in the self bow category.  You don't have to make your own self bow to enter that division, but he did in fact make the bow and the bamboo arrows. He usually doesn't even keep score. He just enjoys the shoot.  Well, this time he kept score and walked away with first prize, which was a beautiful trophy arrow made by one of the Conejo club members. Other members won too, but I can't keep it all straight in my head. So I took a photo instead.

Arrows at the Green Man Archery booth.

Benson with his trophy arrow.

Paleoplanet members camping together.

Guy Taylor claiming his archery prize. The man in the middle made all the trophy arrows.

Guy wins a custom trophy arrow.
Jack wins for being the youngest.

Ken and Jack get ready for the Sunday shoot.

Sal and his trophy arrow.

Sal shakes hands.

Sander tries out Sal's box drum.