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On the (3D) Dot

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Jake Holland releases his arrow for his second shot

Jake Holland releases his arrow for his second shot on an early target while his son Wyatt waits for his turn on Saturday. Jake and Wyatt took their first shots from the furthest distances and then moved in to the next stop to take their second shots.

Grouse Mountain Archery hosted their annual 3D archery shoot at the range just west of Buffalo. The fundraiser event helps to raise money for the club and get people out and shooting during the summer. The club hopes to use the money raised to buy more permanent targets for the range. 

Wyatt Holland draws back his arrow during one of the early targets

Wyatt Holland draws back his arrow during one of the early targets on Saturday during the Grouse Mountain Archery annual 3D shoot. Holland was shooting with his dad, while his mom and sister joined to keep score and walk with them.

Kati Mooney lines up for a shot next to her dad Brian

Kati Mooney lines up for a shot next to her dad Brian on Saturday. The pair come up from Casper every year they can for the shoot.

Kanon Caldwell, 6, pulls back his arrow briefly

Kanon Caldwell, 6, pulls back his arrow briefly before his dad paused him and moved him further back on Saturday. Kanon was shooting with both his dad and grandpa.

The targets are spread out along the roughly 2-mile long trail

The targets are spread out along the roughly 2-mile long trail and challenge shooters to shoot in more true-to-life scenarios, like having to dodge trees and bushes or dealing with elevation differences. 

Brian Mooney decorated his quiver with a mini American flag

Brian Mooney decorated his quiver with a mini American flag for the shoot on Saturday. Mooney added the flag because he said he always has supported the flag and “might as well start showing it.”

Serving as a fundraiser event for Grouse Mountain Archery

Serving as a fundraiser event for Grouse Mountain Archery, this year's 3D shoot will hopefully help to purchase five more permanent targets to add to the existing collection of 20 permanent targets.

The 3D shoot features a variety of targets ranging from birds

Saturday's 3D shoot featured a variety of targets, ranging from birds to bucks to crocodiles. Groups move at their own pace whenever they show up during the day, shooting at each target twice.

Seldon Little rests his bow over his shoulders while he waits

Seldon Little rests his bow over his shoulders while he waits for his turn on the next target on Saturday. Little came from Gillette with his family to shoot in the 3D event again this year after competing last year, too.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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