Tiaan Fourie

Archers take aim

Despite weather forecasts predicting the opposite, it was sunny blue skies for local archers at the annual Rosswood 3D archery shoot.

Despite weather forecasts predicting the opposite, it was sunny blue skies for local archers at the annual Rosswood 3D archery shoot.

More than 101 archers took part in the May 7-8 shoot, hosted by the Terrace Whiskey Jack Archers.

Archers made three rounds each of the course, shooting at 35 different animal-shaped targets on the 1.5 km course.

Rita Wacholtz said shooting at the 3D targets is really cool.

“They try and set up the shots so they are realistic to what a hunting shot would be,” Wacholtz said. “It allows to you practice for your actual hunting.”

Wacholtz adds in regards to terrain and the difficulty of shots she feels the Terrace course is one of the more challenging in the area.

Contestants also enjoyed a pancake breakfast as well as a pig roast, with steaks and a salad buffet served later in the day.

Most of the 3D targets are owned by the club, although some are borrowed from other clubs.

“We try to work with other clubs as much as we can,” Wacholtz said.

First place finishes in the mens categories were Alan Correia in the men’s longbow, Daryl Schultz in the men’s unlimited, Roger Briton in the men’s recurve and Jaco Fourie in the men’s bow hunter sighted categories.

For the ladies, it was Tiffany Hutchings in the longbow, Brenda Armstrong in the unlimited and Wacholtz in the recurve events.

In the juniors, Brandon Armstrong was first in the unlimited categories.

First place finishers for the peewee events were Brome Hanson in the longbow, Craig Durando in the recurve, and Logan Clunas in the compound events.

For the cubs, it was Daely Lytle in the longbow, Carter Durando in the recurve, Zak Larson in the unlimited and Tiann Fourie in the bowhunter sighted categories.

Just Posted

Contractors dig into construction of union office in Terrace

Traffic has been detoured on Kalum St. by Lazelle and Park Ave. for work on the BCGEU office

Baby bear captured on Kalum St.

Bear cub had been seen in area backyards for several days

Public asked to be on lookout for bear cub

Norhtern Lights Animal Shelter on its way here to capture baby bruin in Scott Avenue area.

Searchers rush to find missing hikers with one-year-old child

Family out overnight in cold near Watson Lake

Sears set to close its doors in Terrace

Action follows franchise owners’ successfull, 17-year run

Great Shakeout earthquake drill happening at 10:19 a.m.

Worldwide event has become an annual practice set for the third Thursday every October

Surf group winning the war on plastic bags

The Tofino Co-op will no longer provide plastic bags, following in the footsteps of the Ucluelet location that already made the change earlier this year.

All three victims identified by officials in tragic ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

B.C. woman plagued by bedbugs on airplane not surprising, says expert

Heather Szilagyi was on a British Airways flight when she noticed bedbugs crawling out of the seat

4 B.C. prisons install body scanners to combat drug smuggling

The scanners are aimed to combat the smuggling of contraband including weapons and drugs

Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

The 15-year veteran of the force said he believes the RCMP is targeting him

Victim in fatal ammonia leak remembered for his passion and smile

Friends and colleagues remember Lloyd Smith as someone who was always willing to help people

VIDEO: Working with Paul McCartney ‘an out of this world musical experience’

B.C. pipe band member shares memories of recording 1977 U.K. hit ‘Mull of Kintyre’

Changes coming to FOI rules, B.C. minister says

Jinny Sims looking at 72-hour public release policy

Most Read