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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #75 on: June 10, 2016, 01:16:58 PM »
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2016, 01:18:13 PM »
I got a good response from Parks saying they've asked Pac. Quarry for another proposal/option.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #77 on: June 19, 2016, 05:48:51 PM »
Here are some pictures from our traditional shoot. I didn't keep score but shot pretty good.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #78 on: June 19, 2016, 07:08:48 PM »
That  has happened a couple times before ..I will send an email too .......! Only place left in the valley where we can enjoy shooting our bows .. The parks and recreation should understand more than anyone !!!  You would think !

Times in this valley are seriously changing ..They do not want us doing anything that we enjoy doing ..Used to drive in the mountains and enjoy the scenery ..hunt almost anywhere you wanted ..they are slowly shutting us down on everything ...I hear the echo of the East Coast calling me ...Come home, come home !! :dunno:

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #79 on: June 20, 2016, 07:01:14 AM »
William King is the new parks and Recreation director and does not come from that background. He is retired navy as I understand. The City had been with out a director for over a year before they hired King.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2016, 09:35:47 AM »
Silver Arrow Bowman is having an Open House in october. Anyone who wants to check out our range or try shooting for the first time should come. We will have bows to shoot and some beginning instruction at the indoor range/clubhouse. There will be more details coming soon. Please follow us on Facebook  and share the open house & upcoming shoot information. Our job of educating  the new parks director as well as the city council. It is imperative that we get the word out to as many Mount Vernon city residences as possible.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2016, 10:29:08 PM »
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Every time I'm up there I'm amazed at the amount of people who hit the range. I see folks from whidbey, Seattle, Everett, bham, bc.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #82 on: July 27, 2016, 01:35:04 AM »
My 10 year old shoots there with the 4-H JOAD group.  He also built his own longbow at the WAJAM clinic last summer.  Good luck with getting it all sorted out.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #83 on: August 11, 2016, 10:11:34 AM »
I wanted to give a big THANK YOU! To all of you who wrote the MV mayor and parks director Bill King. Our president and couple of officers meet with the mayor and King. I'm proud to report that King reported he recieved over 100 emails regaurding the club! While my name was omitted the SAB officers were asked to not inflame the situation by posting on social media. Fortunately I'm no longer an officer and can say whatever I like (but I was an officer for many years).  The mayor and King wanted the officers to sign some paperwork altering our lease. They were quite taken back at the responce of the officers. "Our lawyer has told us to sign nothing but we'll get back to you." Apparently they thought we were gona bring a knife to a gunfight or something.

If you are  a City of Mount Vernon  resident and use the course please join! Memberships are HALF PRICE! A family membership from now till the end of the year is $30 $10 of that is the initiation fee. A single membership is $25. The residents of MV vote for the mayor and city council  they pay attention.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #84 on: August 15, 2016, 10:10:06 AM »
THANK YOU! To all those who came out and shot at the club this weekend. I gave up an offering to the Archery gods on a couple of the steel targets but managed to hit the flying pig and the mosquito.  It was a little warm but I got my shooting in early.

I'll keep you all posted for next year's shoots after the WSAA convention in october.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #85 on: August 15, 2016, 10:19:44 AM »
Silver Arrow Bowman is having an Open House in october. Anyone who wants to check out our range or try shooting for the first time should come. We will have bows to shoot and some beginning instruction at the indoor range/clubhouse. There will be more details coming soon. Please follow us on Facebook  and share the open house & upcoming shoot information. Our job of educating  the new parks director as well as the city council. It is imperative that we get the word out to as many Mount Vernon city residences as possible.

Do you know the dates of this open house? I planning on getting into archery this fall and I live in Bellingham. Thank you!
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #86 on: August 15, 2016, 10:49:44 AM »
The dates have not yet been set but will likely be set at our business meeting in October. (First Monday of the month). If your a Facebooker like the page. I will post the details here when they are available.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #87 on: December 02, 2016, 03:45:14 PM »
I wanted give an update as to our wrangling with the City parks department.  We have agreed upon a deal that has minimal impact on our course. We will only need to move 2 targets slightly. This deal came about  after much wrangling with the City. Several attempts were made by Bill King and the city to get the club to enter agreements that would undermine our legal lease. Fortunately  we were able to assess the quality of character we were dealing with and made sure we did nothing without our lawyer. While it cost us come $ we are in a good position till the end of our lease. Another 5years or so.

We are upping our game at Silver Arrow to do more community outreach so that more Mount Vernon residents know of the service we provide...

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #88 on: January 02, 2017, 12:35:05 PM »
Just want to bump this up. New year so we are all renewing memberships. $10 initiation $30 single $40 family. I've been a member for over 10 years and I don't think you can join a better Archery club especially for the price! Our first Club meeting is tonight  at 7pm.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2017, 03:35:59 PM »
A few picks from the shoot and tear down. Good to see Drock out on the course. We had a good turnout for the weekend, and it was our first marked yardage shoot. People seemed to like it so we will likely do more in the future.

We also had the Matthew's bow out  selling tickets for the MV PD offer that was shot. I heard they sold some more tickets. If you want one Call or visit Riverside Archery  in Mount Vernon.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #90 on: February 17, 2017, 06:14:59 PM »
We did an overhaul of our target trailer. Did a spring over lift on it, new floor, and some sweet regarding buckets. Of course one of our members Doug was putting up new burlap targets on the flat range.


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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #91 on: February 19, 2017, 08:05:53 PM »
We had a good turnout as usual at the Club it was good to see Drock and his girl tearing it up on the course.  I brought mine along on the first day.

Our next shoot is going to be the Trad only shoot. Come check it out.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #92 on: March 18, 2017, 02:38:36 PM »
It was a little wet at the Trad shoot on Saturday. Here are some pics from the course.

Anyone do the string shoot? What was your favorite Target? I'll let you know later how many targets there were. There were several pretty well hidden targets.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #93 on: March 19, 2017, 03:01:43 PM »
Today was a lot nicer out. Had a good time and actually hit the flying pig Today!
That and I shot sashsquatch in the moth both days.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2017, 07:59:51 PM »
We had our awards Banquet this evening.  We had a stellar prime rib with all manner of fixings.  The Presidents award went to Connie and Borden Nethkin for thier years of service. They  have manned the kitchen and grill over the last several years keeping our kitchen stocked with food and refreshments for the 3d and indoor target shoots we've held.
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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #95 on: March 29, 2017, 09:30:12 PM »
I really hope to come shoot at the range in the next couple of days.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #96 on: June 06, 2017, 09:33:57 AM »
One of our members has been working hard on a cool phone app for the Club. Avenza Maps is a free app you can get for your phone. You can upload homade maps and waypoints for others to download and use. The Pic is our rough draft of the map you can download for FREE of our course. We've been playing with it and it works well. It isn't accurate enough to tell you how far you are to the target bump puts you with in 5 yards or so of your true location. This will make it easy to find your designated starting targets for shotgun starts, and make a course map available to anyone with the down load.  We hope to have the updated map loaded soon. Additionally there will be some new signage going in with printed maps and a QR code (square bar code) to take you directly to where you need to download the interactive map. Give this a test and I'll report back when we have the new map up and going.

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2017, 01:55:11 PM »
The updated map on the Avenza Maps app is now up and running! This will be awesome for organizing our future shoots as well as being able to find our way around the course. The Map and App are FREE! use it and let me know what you think!

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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #98 on: June 19, 2017, 08:37:07 PM »
How come no 3D shoots this summer other than the one in late August?


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Re: Silver Arrow Bowmen (Mount Vernon)
« Reply #99 on: June 19, 2017, 09:32:03 PM »
Believe it or not our best attendance for 3d shoots are in the first 4 months of the year.  This year we held the WSAA feild shoot, last weekend I believe a paper target shoot, and that took up part of the schedule. It takes a lot of work to set up the 3d shoots and our core group of volunteers are busy with life.

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