Day two was better than day 1. That’s to be expected since day one was petty much spent practicing on slopes. Here in coastal NC, where I live, there are no hills. The ski resort in Ellicottsville, NY is pretty much what you’d expect hill-wise from a ski resort. So, you can image the terrain from which we shot at the World Championship.
The IBO gave the Pro Hunter archers a serious 2-day challenge. The group of 5 in which I shot had a number of that band contesting in the shoot-out on Sunday. Needless to say, these fellows, with up to 33 years of archery experience, had the sport down.
Shooting using pins and a short stabilizer from a maximum of 45 yards is a haul. On both days we had our fair share of long shots.
The fellows I shot with were excellent archers. They were, like so many others, pleasant guys with whom to spend the better part of a day. However, when the second day was done, I headed home stopping in Winchester, VA to sleep a few hours before finishing the drive on Sunday. Granted, I’d miss the excitement in New York, but my children and grandchildren arrived at my home on Friday and I was eager to get back.