Bowhunters Festival

May 27-29, 2022

Updated March 21, 2022: 

The 2022 Bowhunters Festival is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

Online Registration has closed. Registration is available on-site. 

If you would like to get involved with the Appling Archers mission, there are opportunities!  You can volunteer to help at a shoot, work a clean up day, or donate items that can be used as giveaways or prizes, for a hunting and archery type of crowd.  Please use the Contact Us on this website or look us up on Facebook ‘Appling Archers’.

Schedule of Events 

All those shooting Friday and Saturday will have combined scores for a separate prize.

Thursday, May 26th
Campers may check-in at “Camp Kiokee” beginning at 12:00pm
Practice Range Open

Friday, May 27th
9:00am – 4:00pm Casual start: 20 targets(pre-register for shoot time)
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-5:30pm Kids Events: Drop off at The Old Store
6:00pm Dinner at the Pavilion
6:30pm Hog Hunt give away, awards and door prizes

Saturday, May 28th
7:30am Registration and Check-In Open
8:00am Kids Events: Drop off at The Old Store
8:30am Pairings
9:00am Shotgun Start (20 targets)
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Long Distance Shoot
2:30pm Saw Blade Competition
3:30pm Awards and Door Prizes

Sunday, May 29th (TBD)
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship Service at the Pavilion
12:30pm Dinner on the Grounds at the Pavilion
1:00pm Course open for family fun


Men’s,  Women’s, Youth Boys, and Youth Girls

Youth – 10 to 15 years old
Adult – 16 years and older
Must be 10 years old or older to participate in the tournament


Compound Hunter - max 12" front stabilizer, no lens in sight
Open Compound - Stabilizers more than 12" front and/or lens in sight
Traditional - Bare bow

Format and Rules

Have fun! Hunter style course 0-5-8-10 scoring Adults - Unknown distances - binoculars allowed, but no rangefinders Youth - Known distance

Stakes and Classes:

Farthest stake - Men's and Women's compound (Hunter and Open)

Middle stake - Men's and Women's Traditional - Youth Boys and Youth Girls compound (Hunter and Open)

Closest stake - Youth Boys and Youth Girls Traditional


Camper and tent sites are available on a limited basis. Contact Michael Brassell for camping reservations 706 339-9145.

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