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gvdocholiday
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I can't begin to express my gratitude for the warm and welcoming environment that my family experienced at the hands of Compton's, Berrien County Sportsman's Club, and all of the wonderful helpers and volunteers, not to mention all of the attendees with several visits under their belts. Everyone was incredibly friendly.

My only regret, though it's more of a flaw with myself, is that I'm horrible with names...and I'm ashamed that I didn't get better details and contact information from some of my neighbors in the campground before they left. Though from talking with them, I just chalk it up to, "we'll see them next year."

As I get more pics from my wife's phone as well as a few videos, I'll be adding to this thread over the next couple of days.

PS...nobody in my family lost any arrows!!! The Orange course was tough...few goose eggs in there, but it was a great warmup for the green course which I improved quite a bit hitting very good shots on all the shots on top of the hill starting with the baboon. After the Red course I was feeling pretty dang good about myself...only to be be brought back down to earth on the Blue course which made my Orange course performance look awesome.

I also managed to avoid 99.9999% of the poison ivy...getting only a small pencil eraser sized spot on top of my left forearm. I considered it great motivation to hit every target.

Arrival and setup camp Thursday evening:
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Off to the practice bales:
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Some cards before bedtime:
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Post storm Friday morning:
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gvdocholiday
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Time to hit the ranges!!:
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gvdocholiday
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A very nice gentleman from Indiana(or OH, I can't remember, sorry) was giving away some large freshwater snail shells...my daughter couldn't resist:
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First time shooting aerials...I grazed a few, wife showed me up...and my daughter kept asking for more coupons:
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...and I did say she could stay up past her bedtime to shoot under the lights...here we both take aim:
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gvdocholiday
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Can't leave out the amazing youth shoot:

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Looks like an awesome time!!
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Looks like a great time! [campfire]

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Thanks for sharing that. Good quality family time.
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So great seeing you and getting to visit. Glad you all had fun at your first trip to the Rendezvous

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Enjoy that as much as you can...I've not been able to go for a few years. After my daughter graduates next year I should be able to get things back to "normal".

Not sure if you have ever been to the MTB Jamboree--next weekend--but I enjoy that one even more for pure shooting.

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I saw you and the family on the range. Glad you had a good time. The wife and I had fun also.

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gvdocholiday
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quote:
Originally posted by ron w:
I saw you and the family on the range. Glad you had a good time. The wife and I had fun also.

We really enjoyed the pace of the range. Nothing bogged down and people like us were able to let our 5yo walk up to every target to take a shot.

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Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. Shooting aerials would likely be humbling for me as well. I love that they were set up to shoot at night! What a great event.

What kind of bow is daughter shooting, by the way? My little girl is long overdue, having outgrown her first bow.

Best regards, Chase

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Looks like a great family get away- and you can't beat a Kodiak tent for comfort!

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I shot by you guys a little on Saturday when I was there by myself. It looked like your little girl was having a blast!
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