I don’t know how it works with today’s archers but years ago, when I was trying to find out where I belonged in the archery world, I got into target archery because of my love for bowhunting, and I’ll be the first to admit: target archery has helped me become a better bowhunter. The need for accuracy and the attention to detail has transferred into all of my bowhunting set ups. Choosing the correct hunting sight set up can also make you a better bowhunter by making sure you are prepared for your environment.
Many of the higher end sights and even some of the more economical ones, come with a light to help brighten things up when the lighting isn’t perfect. I think it’s a necessity if your state allows their use. I find myself practicing in the most perfect lighting and weather conditions and sometimes forget that things aren’t always perfect. It never hurts to be prepared for anything, when it comes to hunting situations.
In an impressive conclusion to the Archery Shooters Association season in Cullman, Alabama, Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment shooters, Justin Hannah, Garrett Ayersman, Jacob Marlow, Chris Hacker, Jason Dickey and Emily McCarthy earned podium spots and Shooter of the Year titles.
In a hot, humid, and muddy ASA (Archery Shooters Association) weekend, Custom Bow Equipment’s athletes prevailed to the top. Glen Bordwell finished first in the Men's Known Pro, with teammate Justin Hannah in third, while Emily McCarthy finished second in the Women’s Pro class.
“This weekend is a weekend I will never forget, because it was my first ever ASA shootdown which ended up being my first professional win,” Bordwell (shooting a CBE Vertex) said. “I know I couldn't have done it without the confidence in my equipment!”
Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment shooters Kris Schaff and Braden Gellenthien are no strangers to the world stage, and proved it over the week in Antalya, Turkey for Stage Two of the World Cup.
Coming off impressive performances in South Dakota, Shanghai, Yankton, Vegas and Nimes earlier this year, Schaff and Gellenthien battled the wind and rain through qualifications on the beach in Antalya. The final medal matches were decided after the duo faced off against eachother in the semifinal, where Schaff bested Gellenthein in a shootoff. Schaff went on to win silver, and Gellenthein the bronze in their respective matches.
Gellenthien's medals in Antalya bring his overall World Archery podium count to 60, making him the most decorated archer in history.
Earlier that afternoon, Schaff and Gellenthien, along with teammate Steve Anderson, joined forces in representing the United States against Korea in the compound men’s team final. The hard-fought match fell shy of perfection, but resulted in a silver medal for the team.
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“Kris continues to prove he is one of the best in the world and is clearly getting better by banking all this experience – the sky is the limit for Kris,” said Darrin Christenberry, Scott/CBE pro staff manager. “Witnessing Braden at his best a few weeks ago at the South Dakota Classic was impressive, and no matter where he shoots (indoors or out), it’s clear he has his equipment dialed in and working on all cylinders. I anticipate we’ll see more incredible things from Kris and Braden in the coming weeks.”
Stage 3 of the Indoor World Archery Championship did not disappoint, as the best archers from across the globe gathered to compete for top honors, most notably the compound men gold win by Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment’s Kris Schaff.
Schaff, seeded 10th, battled through qualification and elimination rounds to secure his spot in the gold medal match. The exciting shoot off against Netherland’s own #1 seeded Mike Schloesser ended in a 147-145 victory, after impressive series of 150-150-149 rounds from Schaff.