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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2015, 01:16:14 PM »
One of the great things about being a member of SAB is having acess to the club house. I went o a members birthday party this last weekend at the club. Rain and weather didnt slow a good time down despite the rolling downpours in the area. Instead of walking the course we just shot inside and played some archery poker! This lucky dog won the pot! Where else can your family shoot for $40 a year & hold private get togethers? The kids bows and a bounce house made it a family friendly event!

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2015, 09:19:21 AM »
We had a Work Party yesterday at the Club. We replace a bunch of target bails that were getting soft. Shouldnt be anymore pass though from the close shots. We replaced Bails on about 5 targets, rebuilt one backstop that got squished by a tree that fell in the wind storm, cut some downed trees to clear trails, and installed a new system to secure the Bails to roof frame. I forgot to take pics but the course it looking pretty good.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2015, 10:42:34 AM »
Silver Arrow Bowmen Shoot schedule For 2016

Jan
9-10th WSAA Indoor Multicolor shoot 20 yards indoor WSAA membership required.
30-31 Early Bird 3D outdoor walk through range with foam targets
March
5-6th Blue Faced Sectional indoor 20 yard NFAA membership required
19-20 Bucks Bulls & Boars 3D outdoor walk through range.
May
14-15 WSAA State 3D Championship shoot is open to all but to compete you need to be a WSAA member. This is the on the outdoor course and lots of people shoot this for fun.
June
18-19 Traditional Equipment 3D Sticks and strings no wheels on the walk though course.
July
23-24 National Field warm up shoot.
Aug
13-14 Summer-fest 3D
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2015, 11:37:27 AM »
In preparation to  hold the WSAA muliticolor indoor shoot in January we did some work. All of our target bails were on mobile casters so that they could be moved around. We decided to do away with them and put them against the back wall. We gained about 3ft I. The shooting range and were able to add 2 shooring lanes. We can now have 14 shooters on the line at a time. Additionally we insulated the back wall improved the lighting and gave everything a base coat of paint. We finished just in time to setup for our thanks giving potluck and turkey shoot.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2016, 07:13:02 PM »
We have a shoot coming up the end of the month. Our president Larry and member John painting the floor in the clubhouse portion of the indoor range. Last week they rearranged several of the mounts and painted the walls. We had a Hawks get together on  Sunday... Now is the time to join! $50 family membership first year. Ive now been a member 10 years! In that time the price hasn't changed!

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2016, 08:02:44 PM »
I'll be up there shooting a lot this summer.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2016, 08:09:03 PM »
Right on ...That looks really nice . Lots of memories made at that club . Just wish I had more time to get involved ..If you could remind me of the 3D at the end of the month I may want to come down and shoot ..Happy to know you guys are keeping it up and running !

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2016, 08:22:15 PM »
I'll remind you BH. I want to join, whens a good time?

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2016, 08:36:00 PM »
You could join at the shoot or come to the business meeting First Monday of the month 7pm.... OR you could staple tape/fold your check to a membership form that is located next to the clubhouse front door then deposit into the shoot box if no one is around. show up to the meeting and get your card.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2016, 08:40:16 PM »
Nice looking!
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2016, 08:43:27 PM »
Im Currently updating the events schedule on our web page.
http://www.washingtonarchery.org/
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These are the State and National Organizations that our club is affiliated with.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2016, 08:54:41 PM »
I'll see ya at the shoot and join then. D-rock bring some extra knocks, im aiming at them all day.  :chuckle:

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #62 on: January 20, 2016, 07:21:44 PM »
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2016, 11:15:32 AM »
Early bird 3d

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2016, 07:42:36 PM »
Thankyou everyone who showed up to our event. We hope you liked it and see you at the next one.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #65 on: March 21, 2016, 01:56:35 PM »
The Bucks Bulls and Board 3D was well attended and the weather seemed to cooperate. Unfortunatly I didnt shoot this weekend. I was the last person in the family to suffer from a 24 hour ish flue bug that has been going around. I thought I had dodged the bullet until I woke up sat morning.
Thankyou for coming and let me know if there was something we did right or need improving on.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2016, 09:51:18 AM »
This saturday we are having a work party on the range so portions of it may be shut down. Flat range will be open & Since we have 50 targets on 3+miles of trail there will be something open to shoot!
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2016, 11:27:03 AM »
A few pics from the wsaa state 3d
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #68 on: June 09, 2016, 08:06:17 PM »
I need to ask for everyones help that has been to one of our shoots or used the walk through course. The Mount Vernon Parks Department is trying to force us out of our lease 4 years early. They want to expand the Gravel pit and wipe out the whole back side of our course taking out aprox 30 of our 50 targets.

Many including myself put a boat load of work into the course with the help of the state Grant from the Washington Recreation Conservation Office (RCO), Firearms & Archery Range Recreation(FARR) Grant that $3 from the conseild weapons permit goes to. http://www.rco.wa.gov/grants/farr.shtml

Here in the NW we have lost a couple of archery courses in the last few years. Our unique terrain and proximity lends us to lots of visitors for the day. We cannot afford to loose more opportunity. If the City and Gravel Pit succeed Silver Arrow wont be able to hold ANY WSAA sanctioned event! In the 10 years Ive been a member we have held the WSAA state 3d a MIN of 3 times. (my memory is a little fuzzy as to how many years ive been a member and how many times ive helped setup the state 3d). I have personally put in well over a thousand documented hours of volunteer time into the club and each year members put in over 2 thousand volunteer hours to keep our range open to the public 350 days a year for a low donation of $2 per person a day. I dont know of ANY other club that is open to the public to the extent Silver Arrow Bowmen is.

We were are very good Terms with the Past Parks & Rec Director Larry Otis and he knew our contribution to the Community. He ran for mayor and lost. As a result (I believe) he is no longer the Director. We need to quickly educate the new mayor and director.

Please take the time to write a polite email letting them know your experience or value of the club and CC our email so we know how many emails they receive. Let them know you value our club and how far you travel to use it!

info@silverarrowbowmen.com  mvparks@mountvernonwa.gov (360) 336-6215  mvmayor@mountvernonwa.gov (360) 336-6211

If you have some inside knowledge of the RCO or are a leader of a Group that can lend support I please PM me and/or arrange for a letter of supporting the Club
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #69 on: June 09, 2016, 08:15:05 PM »
Here is a map of our course essentially its everything south of carpenter Creek That we would loose.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #70 on: June 09, 2016, 08:19:27 PM »
The gravel pit lies to the east and south of our course. They say we would loose all but 2 targets south of carpenter creek and they want to mine down 50 vertical feet.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2016, 08:52:12 PM »
Bboooo!  I will get off my rear and send them an email.  I use to shoot the course more when I was living up there but still love shooting the course when I can.  This isn't cool.


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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #72 on: June 10, 2016, 08:42:58 AM »
To the mayor's office and Parks Department:
"Dear Sirs,

I'm writing in protest of attempts by your city and parks department to violate your agreement with Silver Arrow Bowman, a lease agreement which still has another four (4) years left. Besides violating the lease agreement, this will drastically and negatively affect the club (a club which operates almost every day of the year), and your community as a whole. Additionally, the State Recreation Conservation Office awarded a 10-year grant to the Bowmen based on that agreement. Your actions will force Silver Arrow to violate that grant and I doubt seriously that the state will take this sitting down.

I personally drive from Vancouver, WA twice a year to attend shoots. While in Mt. Vernon, I spend money with your local merchants on food, gas, and anything else I need while I'm there, and I'm not alone. The range attracts at least hundreds of outsiders/tourist into Mt. Vernon each year for these events.  Also, the shooting sports are an important part of our nation's heritage and Silver Bowmen offers a quality, safe, and affordable recreation opportunity for your youth, community, and visitors for an extremely low fee.

This is a huge mistake and a great disservice to your community, all in the name of more gravel. It's unfortunate that your city's lack of foresight and planning puts you in a bind. But, that's not the fault of Silver Arrow. I ask you to immediately reconsider your actions in this regard and look for other solutions which don't include breaking the lease and harming your community, both the businesses and recreating public. In lieu of your reconsideration, I will contact every merchant I have visited in your city to make sure they understand why they'll be losing my future business and that of many others.

Thank you for your consideration of my comments. I request the courtesy of a reply when you make your final decision on the matter."
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #73 on: June 10, 2016, 11:13:29 AM »
A quick update. There was a short conversation with the parks director who is on 45 days on the job from Anacortes & a military retiree. The vibe we got was that since he is new to the job and area he doesnt have the lay of the land. My hope is that many emails to him and the mayor will enlighten them.

It is also my hunch that Martin Merita Materials (a large national company) may belive with a new mayor and parks director now is the time to put the squeeze on the range.

Thankyou pman for your professional letter of support, & anyone else has taken the time to help educate these 2 new city leaders.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #74 on: June 10, 2016, 01:15:38 PM »
Thanks for the update. Email sent.
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