Bluegrass Archers Young, Old At Full Draw

The 17th annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic will be held May 19-20 at the headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.

Tim Farmer, host of the department’s popular “Kentucky Afield” television show, will attend.

“Competition will be in 12 classes for men, women and youth,” Farmer said. “We welcome NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) shooters and their families.”

Registration for the weekend target archery shoot is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. Archers should register in the classroom building, located on the grounds of the department headquarters, two miles west of Frankfort on U.S. 60.

The cost to shoot is $15 for an adult and free for youths 12 years of age and under. The top finishers in each class will receive cash or trophy prizes.

Archers in the competition will shoot at three-dimensional (3D) foam animal targets at varying distances. Farmer said 3-D shoots are good practice for bow hunting.

“They help archers learn to judge distances and reward proper arrow placement with high scores,” he explained.

The event is sponsored by the Christian Archers of Kentucky, an archery club headquartered in Nicholasville.

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