January 2018 3-D shoot

Our first 3-D shoot for 2018 will be Saturday, January 20th. Registration begins at 9am and we start shooting at 10am. We shoot 20 targets, break for lunch, and then shoot the same targets again from a different stake so you get plenty of shooting. I know we usually have our first shoot after the Big Game Banquet, but maybe this will just get everyone in the mood for the Big Game Banquet. Also Dennis just informed us that everything is ready with two complete new targets and numerous replacement midsections so who knows what he had planned to make the day challenging.

3-D Shooting Fee Change. The new 3-D shooting fees are $10 for members, $20 for non members. We hadn’t changed the fees for our 3-D shoots for many years, and have been discussing ways to add value to your BTB membership so lowering the shooting fee for members seemed the best solution. As always, lunch is included for your registration fee. Youths 13 and under still shoot for free although there is a $5 charge for the kid’s lunch. Lunch consists of hamburgers, brats, and hotdogs with chili, chips, drinks, and cookies included. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each class.
Well, that’s about it for now, except that we really appreciate your support and help at the range.

I hope to see you at the banquet and at the first 3-D January 20.

Will Thomas

2018 Big Game Banquet

At our November meeting we finalized the plans to make some changes for the 2018 Big Game Banquet. There were numerous comments from folks who wished we would change the date so it wasn’t quite so close to the holidays. We thought that the first part of February might work out better so this year the Big Game Banquet will be on Saturday evening, February 10th at the Chilson Rec Center in Loveland. Yes, we’re moving the location too because we wanted something with a little more room, easier access, and better parking, without draining the club’s bank account. Matt and Jenean Hansen have everything set up so we’re good to go for Saturday, February 10th ad the Chilson Rec Center in Loveland. Yeah, I put it in orange, twice.

As usual, doors will open at 5;30 and registration will start at 6. We’ll eat at 6:30 or close to it. Dress is casual and there will be raffles, a silent auction, gift packets for the kids, and great guest speaker. There is always an amazing variety of dishes and an incredible amount of food that disappears by the end of the evening. Great stuff!
If you were fortunate to kill something this year, bring a meat dish AND a side dish, dessert, or salad. If you didn’t harvest anything this year, just bring something! Plates, utensils, and drinks will all be provided.

Raffle Donations.

We currently have a few donations lined up, but not nearly enough for a great raffle where lots of attendees go home with something. If you are a business owner, or know an owner who might wish to donate, please help us out here. If you are good with your hands and want to make something to donate, please, don’t be shy. Some of our best items are made by our very own members. We also need good, used hunting, fishing, or camping gear for the silent auction. If you have something to donate please call Dennis. (970-218-1047) He will pick it up, if necessary, or you can drop it off at his place, 2629 Hayden Ct in northwest Loveland
You all know that this is the club’s one big social event of the year and we like to have as many members and potential members attend as possible. Also, each year we have a large number of new members who have never been to one of these banquets. I know you’ll make them feel welcome. There will be great food, and lots of hunting stories so also bring your pictures to share.
The Big Game Banquet is also a great time to renew your BTB membership and talk to someone that you might only see a few times a year. Also, if you know someone who is just interested in archery or new to bow hunting, invite them too. Please come join us for a great meal and a fun evening.

April 3D Shoot

The April 3-D shoot for 2017 will be Saturday, April 15th. Registration begins at 9am and we start shooting at 10am. We shoot 20 targets, break for lunch, and then shoot the same targets again from a different stake so you get plenty of shooting in.

The cost is $12 for members, $15 for non members and as always, lunch is included for your registration fee. Youth 13 and under shoot for free although there is a $3 charge for the kids lunch. Lunch consists of hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs with chili, chips, drinks, and cookies included. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each class.

We will be drawing the winner of the Mathews Chill X bow from Archery In The Wild. Hope to see you there!

March 3D Shoot

The March 3-D shoot for 2017 will be Saturday, March 18th. Registration begins at 9am and we start shooting at 10am. We shoot 20 targets, break for lunch, and then shoot the same targets again from a different stake so you get plenty of shooting in.

The cost is $12 for members, $15 for non members and as always, lunch is included for your registration fee. Youth 13 and under shoot for free although there is a $3 charge for the kids lunch. Lunch consists of hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs with chili, chips, drinks, and cookies included. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each class.

This year we are selling raffle tickets for a Mathews Chill X from Archery In The Wild. Tickets will be on sale at each of our winter 3-D shoots, with the drawing at the April 15th shoot. You need not be present to win. Specs are below, and we’ll have the bow at each of the shoots so you can take a look at it.

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2017 Big Game Banquet

The BTB annual Big Game Banquet will be on Saturday evening, January 14th at the Mckee Medical Center in Loveland. As usual, we’ll be in the conference room on the north side of the building.

Doors will be open at 5:30 and registration will start at 6. We’ll eat at 6:30 or close to it. Dress is casual and there will be raffles, a silent auction, gift packets for the kids, and great guest speaker. We will have a spread of chow unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Food. If you were fortunate to kill something this year, bring a meat dish AND a side dish, dessert, or salad. If you didn’t harvest anything this year, just bring something! Plates, utensils, drinks all will be provided.

Donations. At this early date, we are really short on donations for the raffles. If you are a business owner, or know an owner who might wish to donate, please help us out here. If you are good with your hands and want to make something to donate, please, don’t be shy. We also need good, used hunting, fishing, or camping gear for the silent auction. If you have an item, to donate call Dennis. (970-218-1047) He will pick it up, if necessary, or you can drop it off at his place, 2629 Hayden Ct in northwest Loveland

This Banquet is the club’s one big social event of the year. Again this year we have a large number of new members who have never been to one of these banquets and I know you’ll make them feel welcome. There will be great food, and lots of hunting stories so bring your pictures to share too.

This is a good time to renew your BTB membership and maybe renew a friendship with somebody you see but once a year. Also, if you know someone who is interested in archery or new to bowhunting, invite them too. Please come join us for a great meal and a fun evening.