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Popular archery shoot returns to Volga River State Recreation Area Aug. 18-20

FAYETTE – Archers from all over Iowa and other parts of the Midwest will visit Volga River State Recreation Area in northeast Iowa, Aug. 18-20 for the Rinehart R100.

Considered “the best archery shoot in the world,” the Rinehart R100 is returning to Volga River State Recreation Area for its third year. Echo Valley Archers, the local archery club, hosts the event in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  

“We had 600 plus shooters each of our first two years, and both those years were rainy,” says Jeff Hildebrand, park ranger for the state recreation area. “This year we hope to skip the rain and welcome more than 1,000 participants to the event.”

The two archery courses, one North American and one African, together cover nearly two miles in the recreation area and have a total of 100 different life-sized 3D targets to challenge bow hunters and archery enthusiasts.

“We have had shooters from as far away as Ontario and Tennessee,” says Hildebrand. “We love to showcase our natural area, and of course it’s a great economic opportunity for the surrounding community.”

Iowa is one of 20 Rinehart shoots held around the country this year. For more information about the event and to pre-register visit www.R100.org

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