Posts Tagged ‘ASA’

I haven’t shot much this year – I’ve been busy with my family (my daughter is 16 years old now), work, and life in general, to the point where archery took a back burner this season.  About a month ago though, one of the state qualifiers at Sweetwater just happened to fall on a day when it was perfect, not raining, good temperature, nothing going on at home, so I grabbed my gear and shot some foam.  I hadn’t even practiced in eight months, so I really went just for fun, but due to just about everybody who scored higher than myself having already qualified, I managed to get on the list for the states.

It was hot. Like ‘Holy Crap!’ hot.  And that was just when I got out of the truck at 7am.  By noon, when we finished up, I stopped at the first gas station on the way back to Doublasville and got two BIG sports drinks, and downed one in the four minutes it took to get to Gables.  I think I finished the other one in about fifteen minutes.

I still haven’t replaced the camera that was destroyed last fall at Joe Kurz WMA, but I did snap a few shots with my phone, towards the end of the day.  Overall, despite only having practiced a few times in the weeks since the qualifier, I was pretty happy with my score, I won’t win anything, but with five 12’s, that’s one of the better results I’ve had in a long time, and I got to meet and shoot with some great people.

This was a target towards the end of one of my courses – the sun was behind it, we couldn’t SEE anything on it, but the Senior Eagle I was shooting with made a GREAT shot, and the two adults (including myself) were pretty happy to have a neon-green aiming point on the target.

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Governor’s Gun Club shoots indoor Tuesday and Thursday nights – I sent a message to see if it was ‘Tuesday Vegas round, Thursday D.A.I.R. targets’  but nobody got back to me. *shrug*

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3D – ASA McKenzie Classic – (Cullman, AL)



3D – Mountain Grace – (Hiawassee, GA) (Registration from 7:30 – 8:30, shotgun start at 9am)



Nobody. Zilch, zip, zero. Nada.



As always, here is a link to Big John’s Awesome Google Calendar!

Indoor – Governor’s Gun Club– Thursday night Indoor Shoot (Powder Springs, GA)

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3D – North Forty Archery Club – (Cochran, GA)

3D – Rock Branch Archery – (Elberton, GA)

3D – Harvest Archery – (Dayton, TN)



3D – Sweetwater Archery – (Douglasville, GA)

GBAA – Outdoor GBAA State Field – (Savannah, GA)



3D – Riverbottom Outdoors – (Franklin, GA)

3D – NGC Amicalola – (Dawsonville, GA)

3D – Shiloh Archery – (Hahira, GA)


Target 2 - Lee, Brad and myself managed to squeeze into that 12 ring.

Target 2 – Lee, Brad and myself managed to squeeze into that 12 ring.

As always, here is a link to Big John’s Awesome Google Calendar. 


Indoor – Governor’s Gun Club– Thursday night Indoor Shoot (Powder Springs, GA)

Indoor – Monroe’s Archery – Thursday Night Jackpot Shoot (Barnesville, GA)


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3D – NGC Gainesville (Gainesville, GA)  ***ASA Federation Georgia State Qualifier***

3D – Bucks2Beards (Old Fort, TN)

3D – Full Draw Archery (Alabama? No location listed – call David Hastyfor 706-463-2950) ***Tri State ASA Qualifier – Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee***



3D – 323 Archery – (Douglaville, GA) (Yes, this is us!)

3D – Bowhunter’s Supply (Bowdon, GA)

3D – Buckeye’s Plantation (Social Circle, GA)  ***CANCELLED***

3D – Christian Bowhunters of Georgia (Covington, GA)

3D – Culpepper Outdoors (th0mpson, GA)

3D – Elbert County Archery Club (Elberton, GA)

GAA – ALC Summer Series Night Shoots (Loganville, GA)



3D – Archery Connection (Phenix City, AL)

3D – Southern Bowhunters Association (no location listed)


If there isn’t a link, I didn’t find a post in the Georgia Outdoor News forum.

Lee's Obsession

Lee’s Obsession

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Well, this weekend is slim. Anorexic. Ghost-like.  The London, Kentucky Pro/Am is this weekend, and there are VERY few other items on the calendar or the forums.

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3D – Archery Shooters Association Pro/Am (London, KY)*



900 Round – ALCHORNETS Summer Nightshoot series (Loganville, GA) (Web page for the event is HERE,  GON.COM forum post HERE)

3D – NGC River Bend Gun Club (Dawsonville, GA)




3D – Bowdocs Archery added a shoot this Sunday, June 1st. (Old Fort, TN)




* Yes, I know what the full name of the shoot is, but neither of those companies sponsor me….

As usual, here is a link to Big John’s Awesome Google Calendar.

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3D – Full Draw Archery  First leg of the Tri-State Championship (North Georgia)*

3D – BucksToBeards Archery First leg of the King of the String series (Cleveland, Tn.)



3D – NGC River Bend Gun Club, 3rd Leg NGSOY (Dawsonville, GA)

3D – Sweetwater Archery ASA State Qualifier (Douglasville, GA)

3D – Bay Gall Sporting Clays  (Garfield, GA, and yes, it’s an archery shoot)



3D – Archery Connection (Phenix City, AL)**

3D – Redneck Archery Club (Griffin, GA)

3D – Satilla River Archery Club (Broxton, GA? Douglas, GA?)***

Gainesville Archery – International Round (Gainesville, GA)
3D – Culpepper Outdoors


* – The link is to the Full Draw thread with contact information, not the thread about this event, it seemed more useful to give folks contact and location information.

** – The link is to the Archery Connection website, again, no post in the forums.

*** – One source says Braxton, Georgia, but their posts say Douglas, Georgia.  I also don’t see a current thread about this shoot in the forums, so I linked it to their FaceBook page.


As always, here’s a link to Big John’s Awesome Google Calendar


Other than the Tuscaloosa ASA shoot, the only thing I see is a note about 3D Southern Bowhunters Association Tentative State Qualifier, and the details on that state Saturday and Monday for some reason.  I don’t see anything on that would confirm or cancel the shoot, nor do I see contact information.


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  • 3D – Bowdocs – (Shoot is located across street from 925 Bucks Pocket Rd SE, Old Fort TN. 37362)
  • 3D – Bucks2Beards – (1500 North Bucks Pocket Rd. Old Fort, TN 37362)
  • 3D – Davey Mountain Archery – (Warne, NC)
  • 3D – NGC Gainesville ASA Fed.State Qualifier – (Gainsville, GA)



  • 3D – Sweetwater Archery – (Douglasville, GA)
  • 3D – Rocky Comfort – (Address is nelms st stay on 221 coming into Louisville take right on 8th st then right on Nelms st 706-361-1675 for more info)
  • 3D – Buckeyes Plantation – (Social Circle, GA)



Target 2 - Lee, Brad and myself managed to squeeze into that 12 ring.

Target 2 – Lee, Brad and myself managed to squeeze into that 12 ring.

We had over 45 shooters today, a big ‘THANKS!’ to everyone who came out. Despite weather forecasts that had the day at a bit chilly with a chance of rain, it was a wonderful day to shoot, warm, dry, and very little wind.

Open Money
Corey Bryant 210-6
Brad Wheeler 208-8
Mark Keese 206-7
Burth Parkman 196-2
Michael Barnes 195-3
Mark Mealor 192-0
Cscott Parrott 188-2
Known 45
Clay Ledbetter 216-12
David Carney Jr. 200-3
Lee Johnson 199-7
James Taylor 198-5
Niko DePofi 194-3
Corey McCullogh 181-4
Jay Arnold *
Davide Carney Sr. *
Mark Thompson 200-3
Logan Wilson 190-4
Van Arnold 190-3
Bob Weekley 183-2
Kyle Cooper 183-0
Wesley Brawner 175-2
Trepe Jaworski 164-1
Junior Eagle
Juden Mealor 175-0
Middle School Pins **
Christopher Jones 201-6
Senior Hunter
Ricky Tetner 163-0
Women’s Hunter
Sian Weekley 189-4
Kim Parrott 187-1
Ezra “Spanka” 181-3
Reese Brwner 188-2
Fun Shooters
Robert Nash
Kevin Woods
Todd Jones
Shane Arnold
Dennis Goddard
Jerry Barnes
Avery Barnes
Danny Henley
James Grizzard
George Pemons
Jim Gardner
Sophie Lewis

* Did not turn in score

** Apparently a new class. I don’t pay much (any) attention to other classes besides Known 45, so I didn’t even know this one existed.

Brad, Lee, Danny and myself on Target #2.

Brad, Lee, Danny and myself on Target #2.

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