ARKANSAS BOWHUNTERS ASSOCIATION 

 2017 Tournament Schedule

There’s no better way to sharpen your skills than to shoot in the 3D tournaments. Build confidence, distance judging, and overall shooting skills by participating in the ABA and your local tournaments. You don’t have to be a great marksman to join us for some fun and fellowship. If you would like to shoot and are not sure what to do, just ask the people at the registration table for help. They will get you paired up with an experienced shooter that will help you.



Tournament Rules

View the rules to make sure that you are within the guidelines of the ABA. We want make sure that you have a great adventure in your bowhunting experience and most importantly, A Safe Bowhunting Experience.

Official ABA Shooting Rules

*Two NEW classes for 2014 "BHR Pro Pins" and "Hunter Known 40". Changes to BHR equipment as well*
There will be 16 Divisions:

1. Top Bow - All shooters, (no divisions). Everyone who shoots this class must pay an entry fee, including life members. Pro's can be on a team. Over 15 shooters pays 2 places, 50% for 1st and 20% for 2nd. Shooting on Sunday only.

2. BHR PRO PINS - Fixed pins. Everyone who shoots this class must pay an entry fee, including life members. Pro's can be on a team. Over 15 shooters pays 2 places, 50% for 1st and 20% for 2nd. Magnification allowed. Shooting on Sunday only.

3. Unlimited - There are on restrictions on shooting equipment. Scopes are permitted.

4. Bowhunter Release - The following equipment is not allowed: moveable sights. Scopes will be allowed.

5. Hunter Division - Maximum 12" stabilizer with no other stabilizing equipment; fixed pins with no magnification; screw in tips; any release or fingers may be used.

6. Hunter Known 40 - Maximum 12" stabilizer with no other stabilizing equipment; movable hunting sights or fixed pins with no magnification; screw in tips; any release or fingers may be used. Known distance and Range Finders are allowed.

7. Barebow - Bows without sighting aids or devices on the string, bow, glove or tab. No release aids or holding devices allowed. String silencers and overdraws are allowed.

8. Longbow - Longbow without sighting aids or devices on the string, bow, glove or tab. No release aids or holding devices allowed. String silencers and overdraws allowed.

9. Recurve - Recurve bow without sighting aids or devices on the string, bow, glove or tab. No release aids or holding devices allowed. String silencers and overdraws allowed.

10. Seniors - Must be at least 50 years old. There are no restrictions onshooting equipment. Scopes are permitted.

11. Ladies Pro - Follows same guidelines as Unlimited.

12. Ladies Bowhunter - Follow same guidelines as Hunter Division.

13. Youth - Consisting of all styles together in one division. Ages 13-15.

14. Cub - Consisting of all styles together in one division. Ages 9-12.

15. PeeWee - Consisting of all styles together in one division. Ages 8 and under.

16. Team - Consisting of 4 members, 4 different divisions, including Youth, Cub, PeeWee, and Top Bow.
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II. At the ABA Shoots, if shooting as an Affiliated Club there is no charge. If not shooting as an Affiliated Club the cost is $20.00 per team.
III. Shooters with Traditional equipment are the only divisions that can shoot the same range more than once.
IV. Awards given will be determined by the Executive Committee prior to each shoot.
V. Shooting will be from unknown distances except for "Hunter Known 40". Some part of the shooter body must touch the stake.
VI. Scoring will be as follows 1st arrow-12,10,8,5. 2nd arrow-3-2-1. Only low 12's are in play.
VII. In order for any arrow to receive the higher scoring value it must at least touch the line. There will be two score keepers per group. No one in the group may advance toward the target until all arrows are shot.
VIII. No crossbows allowed in any division. No range-finding devices shall be used in any division except "Hunter Known 40". (Binoculars are allowed in all divisions).
IX. Participants must be current ABA members.
X. Only the Executive Committee can make changes to these rules. The committee has the final decision on all rules.




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Just send the information to Aaron@arkansasbowhunters.org
 Date                  Club     Location  Description  January       1/23  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 1/16 - 1/17  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Open Invitational (2 Day)  February       N/A  Oakridge Bowhunters  El Dorado, Ar  Open Club Shoot 2/13 - 2/14  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  AR State Qualifier (2 Day) 2/13  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance 2/21  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 2/27  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot (Known Distance) N/A
 River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational 2/27  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 2/20 - 2/21  Pine Bluff Bowhunters  Pine Bluff, Ar  23rd Annual Mid-Winter Blast (2 Day)  March       N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot 3/5  Traditional Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Shoot 3/5  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot 3/6  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Open Shoot N/A
 River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational 3/13  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Day Shoot 3/12  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance 3/12  Central Arkansas Bowhunters    Mayflower, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters                    Wattensaw WMA        Open Shoot                                              3/19  Arkansas Bowhunters Association    Mayflower, Ar  ABA Spring Obsession w/ Banquet    3/20  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA Spring Obsession N/A
 Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar   3/26  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 3/26  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Bayou Meto Bowhunters  Bayou Meto, Ar  Spring Invitational  April       N/A
 Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot 4/2  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot 4/9  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance N/A
 Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Open Club Shoot 4/16 - 4/17  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 4/17  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 4/9  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Team Coon Shoot - Night 4/10  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Club Shoot 4/16  Central Arkansas Bow Hunters  Mayflower, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 4/23  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 4/23  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot  May       5/15
 Bayou Meto Bowhunters  Bayou Meto, Ar  Spring Invitational 5/21  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Cancer Shoot -  For Ovarian Cancer N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot 5/7  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot & ASA Qualifier N/A
 River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational N/A
 Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Club Shoot 5/14  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance N/A
 Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 5/8  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Special Mother's Day Shoot 5/21 - 5/22  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 5/28  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 5/28  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot 5/29  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 5/30  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA - Roger Maynard Scholarship Shoot  June       N/A
 Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot 6/4   Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot  6/4 - 6/5  Traditional Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Shoot (2 Day) 6/11  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Team Coon Shoot - Night 6/12  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational N/A
 Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  WBBA Mosquito Classic 6/11  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 6/18 - 6/19  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) 6/5  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 6/18  Central Arkansas Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Invitational N/A  Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 6/25  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 6/25  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  ASA Qualifier & Club Shoot  July       7/2  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 7/16 - 7/17  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) N/A
 River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational N/A
 Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Club Shoot  7/9  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance 7/9 - 7/10  Pine Bluff Bowhunters  Pine Bluff, Ar  BEN PEARSON MEMORAL (2 Day 7/10  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Day Shoot 7/16  Central Arkansas Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Club Shoot  7/17  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 7/23  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 7/26  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot  August       N/A
 Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 8/6  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
 Razorback Archery  Ash Flat, Ar  Club Shoot & First Leg of Tri County SOY N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club shoot N/A  Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Club Shoot 8/13  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Hoyt Arkansas 3D State Championship 8/14  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Club Shoot 8/14  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Hoyt Arkansas 3D State Championship  8/20 - 8/21  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Larry Scrivner Memorial (2 Day)   8/20  Central Arkansas Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Classic (SOY Award) N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 8/27  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot N/A   Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Benefit Shoot for Freedom Defenders Outdoors N/A
 Bayou Meto Bowhunters  Bayou Meto, Ar  Bayou Classic Invitational  8/21  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot  September        N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot 9/10 - 9/11  Traditional Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Shoot (2 Day) 9/10 - 9/11  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Bowhunters Blowout (2 Day) N/A
 River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Gellco Bowhunter Challenge N/A
 Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational  9/17  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA Fall Shoot w/ Bowhunter Bonanza               9/18  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA Shoot w/ Bowhunter Bonanza        Final
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