Catamount archery league begins

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BENNINGTON — The Catamount Bow Hunters 3-D archery league will go on this summer, the group announced earlier this week. The four week long league began May 31, and will conclude June 26.

"A lot of people in the archery world are real anxious to get out and shoot," said Catamount Bow Hunters president Ricky Setzer. "We've lost a couple of months now."

The league will give everyone, members and nonmembers, a chance to do just that. Setzer says the club released a poll on Facebook to gauge interest, and approximately 80 people said they would be interested in participating in the league this year.

The Catamount Bow Hunters urge those who are not feeling well to not participate in the league and to stay home. Safety precautions include maintaining a social distance of at least six feet while on the course, and if that is not possible while participating they should wear a mask.

There is also a maximum of 10 people allowed to a group.

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In years past, the event has been held at once.

This year, to implement social distancing, the event has been spread out. Members are allowed to play at any time, while nonmembers can register on Wednesday's and Thursday's from 4 to 6 p.m. or on Sunday's from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The competition consists of 15 different targets throughout the course. Each participant will shoot two arrows per target, resulting in 30 total attempts. Scoring will be: Zero points for a miss, five points for an arrow anywhere outside the rings, eight points for an arrow in the largest ring, 10 points for an arrow in the next largest ring, and 11 points for an arrow within the smallest ring of the target.

There is a $10 donation to the club in order to

participate.


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