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Cat Matt modernizes bow

The Morrison Sportman's Club offers a variety of targets to sharpen hunters' bow skills. The club will be raffling off a variety of targets this summer.
The Morrison Sportman's Club offers a variety of targets to sharpen hunters' bow skills. The club will be raffling off a variety of targets this summer.

Last season, I finally bought a new bow.

I say finally, because I have been bowhunting since I was 14 and have used a variety of sticks and strings – most of which were used and slightly ... let's go with not modern.

I killed many deer with old beat-up bows, and even shot a few with my dad's old recurve.

But now, I got one of them shiny modern bows with dual overhead cams and all that stuff (or maybe that's a hemi?) It don't matter, it's pretty cool.

So you're probably wondering why I'm talking bowhunting, when the 'shrooms are going nuts.

The channel cats are feeding heavy, and the flatheads are starting to move.

Well, now that I have my new bow, I have been itching to get back into some 3D shooting. I got some information on some upcoming fun for me – and you too, I suppose.

The Morrison Sportman's Club has got a 40-target 3D archery course ready to go.

There are shoots this summer on June 7th and 8th, August 2nd and 3rd, and September 27th and 28th. If you're a member, it's only $7 a round. If you're not, it'll cost $10.

Membership has its advantages though, as the club also has a 20-to-50 yard course available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

They also have 15 3D targets on the front half of the 3D course for members to use whenever they want. Membership is only $60 a year. Plus, they have a pistol range, rifle range and trap range. Sounds like I'm a gonna have to member up.

Later this year at the final shoot, the club will be raffling off a full-size mountain lion on a rock target. Along with that, there will also be a strutting timber chicken target, and an 18 to 1 practice target made by Rhinehart, and other various archery and shooting supplies. That sounds like a great deal all the way around to me.

Now, I saw a couple targets out there that raised a question or two.

One looked like one of them there raptors, or whatever you call them.

You know, a dinosaur. Then I am sure I saw a gator. Not sure how many of them I'm gonna see from my tree this fall, but hey, I'm down with it.

Now, the more familiar targets, like your bull moose and elk are there, along with a bunch of other critters you may run into in the woods, including the old reliable whitetail.

So keep your shooting skills sharp, have some fun, and maybe even win some cool stuff at the Morrison Sportsman's Club this summer. Or you could go fishing with me, just sayin'. Go Catfish!

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