It’s Outdoor Wednesday time .. and the lovely Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting this weekly blog party. Make sure you hop on over and see what all everyone is sharing this week.
Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival..
This past weekend Jeff & Ashley were set up at the festival working the Archery exhibit.
Ashley has been working really hard toning her archery skills. She has been working with her Dad and we have her working once a week with an Olympic Archery Coach. All of that hard work has been paying off and she has been asked to help in instructing other juniors in teaching archery.
The festival is a yearly event held here in Conyers Georgia at the International Horse Park.. Home of the 1996 summer Olympic Equestrian events.
The archery exhibit was free of charge .. and was a basic 101 safety course in archery. The host of the exhibit which included Archery safety, fly tying, fly fishing techniques, and a modern day hunters guide class was Venture Outdoors. Venture Outdoors travels all around Georgia teaching everything from all types of shooting skills & safety to Hunters Safety classes. They are highly respected for their work by the Department of Natural Resources and do so much to educate Georgia’s youth in becoming safe and responsible hunters.
These next few photos are of my husband Jeff.. assisting some little ones in their first ever experience handling and firing a compound bow.
The bows they are using are : Matthews Genesis .. They come in 3 sizes.. The mini, The Standard & The Probow. The NASP .. National Archery in the Schools Programs.. use these bows.
Here this little guy is getting ready to shoot the Mini.. which has a draw weight that can be adjusted between 6 to 12 lbs. Perfect for his size and strength.
And here’s the release..
Each child that shot.. with the assistance of their guide.. always made at least one bulls eye shot!.. Which tickled them to no end. It was a great weekend .. enjoyed by all!
Happy Wednesday Y’all!