2023 R100 National Archery Tour Dates Announced and Other Industry News

2023 R100 National Archery Tour dates announced; S3DA promotes conservation at Indoor Nationals; and Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s donate $100,000 to NASP.

2023 R100 National Archery Tour Dates Announced and Other Industry News

2023 R100 National Archery Tour Dates Announced

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) invites you to participate in the 2023 R100 National Archery Tour.

NBEF is sponsoring the 2023 R100 National Archery Tour. The R100 is celebrating 20 years of operating family friendly 3D archery events. R100 works with local clubs and archery pro shops who host the events across the United States. NBEF chose to partner with R100 again to increase awareness of NBEF’s safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes and to actively support the industry.

“The R100 events are very approachable for youth and adults. We’ve found these events are a great way for NBEF to engage with archers and foster an interest in bowhunting,” said NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz. “We’re excited to sponsor the Youth Zone complete with colorful and unique targets.”

The Youth Zone features five uniquely painted dinosaur targets and two NASP targets. It is free to all supervised youth and cub shooters.

All events use the same format including two 50-target ranges (the Safari Range and North American Range). Specialty shoots are offered each day.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the National Bowhunter Education Foundation as a way to promote the sport of archery as well as ethical hunting practices,” explained R100 Co- owner Brittany Rinehart.

“We look forward to educating shooters all over the country as well as providing them with a fun, enjoyable archery event,” added R100 Co-owner Brad Rinehart.

Enjoy the friendly competition at one of these R100 events. Spectators are also welcome. Visit R100.org for event details.

2023 R100 Events

  • March 17-19: Homer GA in partnership with Banks County Archery Team
  • March 31- April 2: Roanoke TX in partnership with Cinnamon Creek Ranch
  • April 14-16: Godfrey IL in partnership with Bluff City Outdoors
  • May 5-7: Staunton VA in partnership with Augusta Archers
  • May 19-21: Allentown NJ in partnership with United Bowhunters of New Jersey
  • June 9-11: Sturbridge MA in partnership with Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
  • June 23-25: Ottawa OH in partnership with Leipsic Fishing & Hunting
  • July 7-9: Fayette IA in partnership with Echo Valley Archers
  • July 14-16: Bismarck ND in partnership with Bismarck Scheels & Nishu Bowmen
  • July 21-23: Sparta WI in partnership with Sparta Rod & Gun Club
  • August 4-6: Moberly MO in partnership with NoMo Bowhunters
  • August 11-13: Saginaw MI in partnership with Saginaw Field & Stream Club
  • August 18-20: Pipestem WV in partnership with Pipestem Resort
  • August 25-27: Calhoun KY in partnership with Myer Creek Archers
  • September 8-10: Franklin PA in partnership with Fertigs Archery Club

NBEF helps bowhunters learn to be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.


S3DA Promotes Conservation at Indoor Nationals

Scholastic 3-D Archery held the 8th annual S3DA Eastern Indoor National Championship at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky on March 2-5, 2023. As part of the event, S3DA had a conservation booth to make S3DA members, parents, and coaches aware that the program is actively promoting bowhunting and conservation activities to bridge the gap between target archery and hunting. All S3DA youth archers that stopped by the conservation booth were entered into a raffle for the opportunity to win a 3-D deer target. Other activities included: Using different turkey calls, guessing the age of a deer with a jawbone from a deer, looking at different age deer antlers, as well as viewing and touching mounts of a bobcat and trout, aging turkey beards and spurs. Various organizations and companies, including but not limited to Vortex and onX, provided donations for giveaways.

“The S3DA conservation initiative is bringing youth archers and their families the information and inspiration they need to enjoy a lifetime of enjoyment in the outdoors,” said Kerby Long, Kentucky S3DA state conservation coordinator. “S3DA touches on many different aspects of conservation. It’s not just hunting at all. It’s fishing, predator management, food plot installation and seed selection, foraging, and just developing a passion for the outdoors. We’re proud to play a role in creating the next generation of archers and conservationists.”

The S3DA National Conservation Coordinator and State Conservation Coordinators are working directly with the Archery Trade Association (ATA) and various state and wildlife agencies to encourage participants to get more involved in archery and efforts that protect and preserve the nation’s natural resources. S3DA aims to have a Conservation Booth at each of the 2023 Eastern S3DA National events and encourages conservation activities at each S3DA state event. S3DA National Conservation Coordinator Patty Reel and various state conservation coordinators are working diligently to put together a plan for lots of fun-filled activities for archers and their families at the upcoming Eastern 3D National Championship set for Rend Lake, Illinois, on June 15-18, 2023.

To learn more about the S3DA program, visit the Scholastic 3-D Archery Facebook page or the website.


Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Donate $100,000 to NASP

The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund recently announced an additional $100,000 grant to the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to support educational programming for more than 1 million students across North America and offset equipment costs for new schools joining the program.

NASP embodies the efforts of Bass Pro Shops and its founder, noted conservationist Johnny Morris, to inspire everyone to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors by introducing new audiences to nature and outdoor recreation. When a school incorporates the NASP curriculum in its physical education offerings, more than 100 students on average participate in the sport at that location annually, with two-thirds of participants being first-time archers.

Through a 2017 NASP Student Survey, educators expressed a deep appreciation for what NASP does for theirs students: 58 percent of participants say they feel more connected to their school, and 40 percent identify the program as a motivational factor to perform better in the classroom.

“NASP is a proven program introducing youth of all backgrounds to the exciting sport of archery,” said Bass Pro Shops Senior Director of Conservation Bob Ziehmer. “Archery teaches many positive benefits of self-discipline, dedication, teamwork and persistence to set and accomplish goals. We are proud to partner with the National Archery in the Schools Program.”

With an unblemished 20-year safety record and more than 1,000 new schools added per year, NASP continues to fulfill its goal of growing the sport of archery and supporting the mission of educators. This landmark Outdoor Fund grant, made possible by the generosity of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s customers rounding up purchases in-store and online, provides outdoor gear for NASP programming that directly impacts thousands of students nationwide. “We are so grateful to the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund for their continued trust in us!” said NASP President Tommy Floyd. “For the thousands of NASP students and their families who shop at nearby Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s retail stores, or visit the trusted retailer online, now is a great time to continue to ‘round up for conservation!’ We continue to utilize 100 percent of these Outdoor Fund dollars to offset the cost of equipment kits in schools. These funds are used to help new students in 49 states to discover a lifelong pursuit in the safe and enjoyable sport of archery through NASP.”


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