Thursday, July 20, 2006

3-D Archery

Yesterday was spent in the woods with the four biggest kids as they competed in 3-D archery.

3-D is usually used by hunters. You walk a trail and shoot at 3-D animal forms (30 targets altogether). The animals are marked where the kill zone would be on the real animal. Points are scored when you hit the kill zone. In some competitions, you receive negative points if you hit the animal but miss the kill zone. This is because in a real hunting situation you wouldn't want to injure an animal, perhaps causing a slow painful death. Zero points are awarded if you miss altogether.

The kids all did great. In fact, most bested their best scores. The award ceremony isn't until the county fair in two weeks. But I'm sure that there will be a medal or two coming home with us. There will certainly be blue ribbons all around.

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