Family 3-D indoor shooting fun in Vanderhoof

3-D indoor shooting fun for all ages in Vanderhoof

John Baker

John Baker

Close to 100 archers from the region — including visitors from Williams Lake, Smithers, and Chetwynd — aimed and shot on Vanderhoof’s Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds on Jan. 23 and 24.

Featuring three-dimensional animal targets in mid-leap or flight, the annual competition is one of the region’s annual shooting events hosted by various cities throughout winter for archers of all ages, levels, as well as bow types — composite or classic, for example, explained event organizer Richard Wheeler.

Outdoor shooting targets with variable terrain will start during summer.

With some competitors coming as families — grandfather shooting with daughter and grandson — the event provides an affordable way for multi-generations to spend a weekend together, and for archers to improve themselves based on individual scores, said Keri-Lee Derksen, whose children competed this weekend.