Looks like Pebble Creek Ski Area in Bannock County, Idaho isn’t the only ski resort cashing in on that rugged archer crowd. This video comes to us from Hoodoo Ski Resort in Oregon where they are setting up a 3D target course for NALS (North American Longbow Safari). The event is only for traditional archers (longbows only, wood shafts, feather fletches, and two-blade broadheads only).
Always interesting to see how some of these smaller resorts utilize their assets during the off season to bring in tourism dollars:
The event happened over the weekend but here are the details in case you are interested in future events:
NALS (North American Longbow Safari) is in Oregon this year! It is being hosted by Traditional Archers of Oregon (TAO www.taoregon.com) at the Hoodoo Ski Area in Sisters, OR. RANGER CORPS IS NOT HOSTING THIS EVENT! I just couldn’t find an official event to share.
NALS is the best archery shoot I’ve participated in. It consists of trails through the wilds, on which you find 3D animal targets. Animals are pretty exclusively North American critters, though some are supposed to be extinct. There is also a “Bow Birds” portion, where you shoot things out of the air. There’s cool swag, too!
Longbows only (no recurves, sorry), wood shafts, feather fletches, and two-blade broadheads only, except the Bow Birds, which use fluflu arrows with target points.
It is super fun, with unmarked yardages and some challenging shots. Shots are generally 40 yards or less. This shoot is a great way to practice for hunting, with the broadheads, unmarked distances, no backstops to targets, natural obstacles to fish arrows around, and natural settings. Least that‘s how they’ve been in the past 😉
Camping available July 5th-9th
Drinking water and toilets available
Shooters (if you want to shoot): $45/person
BBQ Dinner (recommended): $20/person
Camping (save money carpooling): $10/vehicle
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