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Bud B.
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Would there be interest in a large 3D shoot in Fries, Va? Camping would be available with some cabins, and showers on site. No alcohol would be allowed as the property is a Christian retreat facility.

This is just an idea being pondered. The persons with the vision on a large rendezvous type shoot would need partners to help with supplying targets. Or if anyone knows of a 3D target seller or manufacturer that would like to partner in this.

The status of such a shoot is only in the idea stages at this time. The location seems to be willing to host such an event. Camping on site would not be an issue. We're talking several hundred acres of great land layout.

The event dates would not conflict with other large trad shoots such as ETAR and the like.


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Camp Dickenson, in Fries, VA would be a great venue for a large traditional archery gathering. It's 500 acres with 1.7 miles frontage on the New River. The facilities would be excellent, complete with large pavilion, dining hall and all the camping space we could possibly need.

James Parker had a knap-in there this spring and had a very good turn out for the first one. We have been talking about having a combination traditional shoot and knap-in. The possibilities are wide open. All kinds of events could be done, even a canoe shoot from the river.

So far, the idea has been to get several archery clubs involved to host the event. Each club might handle a part of the event. Camp Dickenson would be glad to host the event and even provide meals in their dining hall. Meeting rooms would also be available for seminars. Our imagination is the only limit.

Talk to everyone you know and let's explore the possibilities. A really good invent in the southeast would be great and this venue could handle 500+ people. Talk to one another and let's see what we can make happen. Check it out!

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