NRA Families who enjoy archery, good news: The R100 3D archery circuit is coming to a city near you this summer! Sponsored in part by the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF), the R100 is a circuit that works with clubs nationwide to host cool and family-friendly events across the United States. Each event occurs over three days, and although they're hosted by different clubs, visitors can expect the same format and similar events.
For example, each event includes two 50-target ranges (the Safari Range and North American Range). There are also specialty shoots offered each day. For example, the NBEF-sponsored shoot is called "The Steel Forest." Participants will attempt to shoot 3D whitetail targets through a forest of steel tree obstacles to test their skill. A lucky and skilled participant who makes the shot will be rewarded with a Mini 3D Deer, made exclusively for NBEF by Rinehart Targets to show vital organs and demonstrate shot placement.
Other specialty shoots include the Kid Zone with dinosaur targets and two NASP targets, the Badlands Iron Buck Shoot, and HHA USA Whitetails for Warriors Shoot. You don't have to be an archer yourself to attend; spectators are also welcome.
“This is a fun way for NBEF to engage with archers and get them interested in bowhunting,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “We appreciate that these events appeal to youth and adults. The unique targets and shooting situations really take these events to the next level.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the National Bowhunter Education Foundation as a way to promote the sport of archery as well as ethical hunting practices,” explained R100 Co- owner Brittany Rinehart. “We look forward to educating shooters all over the country as well as providing them with a fun, enjoyable archery event,” added R100 Co-owner Brad Rinehart. Click here for more information!
Upcoming 2022 R100 Events
July 22-24 – Sparta WI in partnership with Sparta Rod & Gun Club
August 5-7 – Saginaw MI in partnership with Saginaw Field & Stream Club
August 12-14 - Moberly MO in partnership with NoMo Bowhunters
August 26-28 – Sturbridge MA in partnership Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
September 2-4 – Robbinsville/Allentown NJ in partnership with United Bowhunters of New Jersey
September 9-11 – Franklin PA in partnership with Fertigs Archery Club/Two Mile Run County Park
September 16-18 – Pipestem WV in partnership with Pipestem Resort
Visit R100.org for event details.