Bowhunters Festival

May 26-28, 2023

Updated May 28, 2023: 

Change for May 28th. Due to weather, Breakfast, Sunday School and Service will be held at the Old Store on the corner of Ray Owens and White Oak Roads. Dinner on the grounds will be held in the Kiokee Fellowship Hall located at the back, right side of the church.

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 

Campers may check-in at “Camp Kiokee” beginning at 12:00pm
Practice Range Open

9:00am – 4:00pm Casual start: 20 target course for shooter class. (pre-register for shoot time)
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-5:00pm Kids Events: Drop off at The Old Store
5:00pm-5:30pm Kids Event pick up
5:30 pm Long Distance Shoot Competition
6:00pm Dinner at the Pavilion
6:30pm Hog Hunt give away, awards and door prizes

7:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am Kids Events: Drop off at The Old Store
8:30am Pairings
9:00am Shotgun Start
11:45am-Noon Kids Event pick up
12:00pm Lunch/Testimonial
12:30pm Pairings
1:00pm Shotgun Start
4:00pm Saw Blade Shoot
5:30pm Dinner and Awards

9:45am Sunday School at The Old Store
11:00am Worship Service at the Old Store
12:30pm Lunch at the Kiokee Fellowship Hall
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 15" front stabilizer, sight lens allowed Traditional - Bare bow

Format and Rules:

Have fun! Archer must shoot both 20-target courses for combined score Hunter style course - targets may be partially obscured 0-5-8-10 scoring Adults - Known distance - binoculars and rangefinders allowed Youth - Known distance Archer must touch stake during shot

Stakes and Classes:

Farthest stake - Men's and Women's Compound

Middle stake - Men's and Women's Traditional - Youth Boys and Youth Girls Compound

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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