19th Tim Farmer Archery Classic set for May 17-18

Special to The State Journal Published:

The 19th annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic will be May 17-18 at the headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the Game Farm, Louisville Road.

Tim Farmer, host of the department’s popular “Kentucky Afield” television show, will be present during some of the competition. Hiking trails around the Salato Wildlife Education Center will be closed during this event

The competition will include 19 classes for men, women and youth. NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) archers and their families are encouraged to participate.

Registration for the weekend target archery shoot is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. Archers should register in the classroom building, located on the campus of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife headquarters.

The cost to shoot is $15, and free for kids who are 10 years of age and under. The top finishers in each class will receive cash or trophy prizes.

Archers in the competition will shoot at three-dimensional (3D) foam animal targets at varying distances. Farmer said 3-D shoots are good practice for bow hunting. “They help archers learn to judge distances and reward proper arrow placement with high scores,” he explained.

The event is sponsored by the Christian Archers of Kentucky, an archery club headquartered in Nicholasville. For more information, contact Todd Pauley at 859-223-7570, via email at swordmail@windstream.net, or visit the event website at www.timfarmerclassic.com.

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