Archery knows no limits.

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No matter what the challenge is, you can overcome it. – Matt Stutzman

The Great Big Story – On Target, shooting arrows without arms.

Maple Syrup Time!

Time to get your pure maple syrup
made from the trees at Flint Bowmen in Grand Blanc!

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Take a break from the store bought “syrup” with all of it’s strange ingredients such as (these are real ingredients from a popular store bought syrup) Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Cellulose Gum, Caramel Color, Salt, Sodium Benzoate and Sorbic Acid (Preservatives), Artificial And Natural Flavors including Sodium Hexametaphosphate.

Treat yourself to the “good stuff”!

Syrup made from the trees at Flint Bowmen is ALL NATURAL and doesn’t include all the nonsense listed in the last paragraph! It’s awesome on pancakes, waffles, french toast and anything else you can think to add syrup to!

Pancakes and Maple Syrup

While you’re at it, you’re supporting a local non-profit organization!
It doesn’t get any better than that!

(Well, it might, but this is pretty darn cool.)

Pints are $12.50
Quarts are $25.00

Contact Mike Marrs to get yours today!
(810) 513-3665

Flint Bowmen Club Championships

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Classes (Male and Female):

  • Senior aged 62 & over
  • Adult ages 18-61
  • Youth ages 13-17
  • Cub ages 9-12
  • Tyke age 8 & under

Styles:

  • Barebow: any bow no sight and no release – only gloves, tabs, or fingers
  • Freestyle: any sight, any release and stabilizers
  • Freestyle Limited: any sight, no release – only gloves, tabs, or fingers
  • Traditional: Recurve or Longbow no devices of any kind
  • Bowhunter Freestyle: maximum of 5 pins, release aids, stabilizer not over 12 inches in length, no changes or adjustments can be made to the bow and its related equipment during the competition
  • Bowhunter: maximum of 5 pins, release is limited to gloves, tabs, or fingers; stabilizer under 12 inches; no changes or adjustments can be made to the bow and its related equipment during the competition

Outdoor Club Champion

This championship will consist of three outdoor 14-target 3D courses.  A shooter has to shoot a minimum of two out of the three outdoor 3D shoots to be considered for the Club Champion.  The scores are averaged.  If an archer shoots all three of the courses, their two highest scores will be used to find the archer’s average.

Indoor Club Champion

This championship will consist of three indoor target rounds, a 420, 450 and 600.  A shooter has to shoot a minimum of two out of the three indoor target rounds to be considered for the Club Champion.  Scores will be averaged based on a percentage.  For example, if you shoot a 380 on the 420 round (90%) and you shoot a 420 on the 450 round (93%).  Your average would be 91.5% between the two indoor target rounds.  If all three indoor target rounds are shot, the two highest percentages will be used to find the archer’s average.

 Grand Champion

The Grand Champion is for archers that competed in at least two of the three shoots for BOTH Indoor Club Champion and Outdoor Club Champion.  Scores would be averaged and the highest average will win.

Each class can have a Champion, if an archer meets all the requirements.  If the requirements are not met, then that class will not have a champion for the year.

Dates

The Club Champion Shoots have been extended to 2-day shoots, a Saturday and Sunday.

Indoor Club Champion shoots:

  • Feb 25-26, 2017
  • April 29-30, 2017
  • Sept 23-24, 2017

 Outdoor Club Champion shoots:

  • May 27-28, 2017
  • July 8-9, 2017
  • Sept 23-24, 2017

Why we love Archery…

Meijer State Games of Michigan!

Congratulations to our Flint Bowmen Youth for not only getting out and participating in the Meijer State Games, but placing!  Great job!

Kaitlyn Buchanan–Bronze
Brandon Buchanan–Gold
Allie Prentice–Gold
Brenden Tallmadge–Gold

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These kids are all a part of the Flint Bowmen JOAD program!

21 Benefits of Archery

21 Benefits of Archery
Courtesy of: Archerstop.com

Ready…set-y…Spaghetti!

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Flint Bowmen is having a Spaghetti Dinner!

(psst, it’s a fundraiser)

There will be friends and great food.
Music for listening or dancing if you are so inclined!
This is a chance to get to know other members at Flint Bowmen. 

Non-members are welcome too!

All-You-Can-Eat!

Saturday, February 11, 5-8PM

Menu

Salad,
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce,
Garlic Bread,
& Dessert

Drinks available through the kitchen or bring your own.

Tickets
Adults – $10
Kids (5-12) $5
Kids (under 5) – Free

RSVP to Tim Kelly : tkelly363@gmail.com

download the spaghetti-dinner-flyer

Archery in College? Yes! and here’s how to get there!

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Imagine, for a minute, that you are 18 years old, obsessed with archery, and ready to head off to college. How can you keep up your archery practice, while juggling exams, internships and the heavy homework that goes along with college?

Simple: make archery part of your college search.

USA Archery Collegiate Archery Programs are found at colleges and universities nationwide, from Ivy League schools like Columbia and Princeton to hallowed halls of college sports fame like Texas A&M University.

From public institutions like James Madison University to Christian schools like Emmanuel College, there’s bound to be a school with a Collegiate program within reach.

Many archers start in a program like Explore Archery, learning the basics of the sport at a local camp, community program or parks department before moving on to a longer-term archery program like Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD).

It’s true that some archers look for the challenge of competition, but many pursue archery as a recreational sport, and both of those types of archers thrive in the JOAD, Collegiate, and Adult Archery programs, earning achievement awards and building friendships and life skills that last a lifetime.

Whether you’re focused on elite level tournaments or archery as a way to relax, USA Archery’s Collegiate Archery Program is the logical next step. These programs are the perfect opportunity for archers to continue shooting their bows, but in a close-knit team environment that provides encouragement for recreational shooting as well as memorable team competition experiences.

Every school’s Collegiate Archery Program is a bit different, and their structure will be based on factors like club size, coaching staff, funding and how the club fits into the school’s sports structure. For many schools, archery is a club activity or sport; at a select few institutions, it’s considered an athletic pursuit. At Columbia University, for example, the women’s archery program is a varsity team.

Some colleges are beginning to offer scholarships for archers, and that information can be determined by reaching out to the coach or club contact for the school you’re interested in. Many will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the coach and see practice facilities if contacted prior to a campus tour. The key is lots of advance communication, and for parents and students to gain a clear understanding of how archery fits into that school’s culture.

From the Collegiate Archery Program, opportunities for archers are virtually endless. USA Archery offers Adult Archery Program clubs located around the country, which graduating students can opt to join. There are also archery tournament opportunities nationwide, and the option to pursue competition at the local and state level. Other archers may decide to focus on becoming a member of an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship team.

Regardless of the goal, archery is a lifetime sport – and graduating from the Collegiate Archery Program can be the first step on an endless journey of archery enjoyment.

Use our collegiate club locator to find a school near you with a Collegiate Archery Program. Contact Collegiate Archery Program Manager Callie Grieser at cgrieser@usarchery.org with any questions, or for help starting a Collegiate Archery Program club at your school.

Reprinted/posted from USA Archery.

Congratulations Flint Bowmen’s Scott Bills!

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A big congratulations to Scott for a 3rd place finish in the Barebow Recurve Class at the Lancaster Archery Classic!

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