Three-D archery is a bit of a guessing game.
“It’s all unknown yardage,” said John Crosby, a 4-H archery coach from Georgia. “You can’t see (the target). You’re just holding the arrow at the spot you know it’s at.”
But skill was a factor as well for about 100 teens who competed Thursday morning in compound archery 3-D at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Another set of teens competed in recurve archery 3-D the same day, using a different type of bow that allows for more speed but less accuracy.
Thursday was the final day of the invitational for hundreds of youths from across the country. Closing ceremonies will take place Friday.
The archery competition in particular drew teens from a wide variety of states, as far west as Washington and as far east as New Jersey. The shooters made the rounds on 30 target stations at the Heartland Public Shooting Park, using binoculars to scope out the life-size, animal-shape targets marked with scoring rings.the original article from theindependent.com, written by Jacy Marmaduke