Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


The 18th Howard Hill Classic, 2022

Messages posted to thread:
THarris 10-Jan-22
Boker 10-Jan-22
BigB 11-Jan-22
r.grider 11-Jan-22
WarDancer 11-Jan-22
Matt Steed 11-Jan-22
WarDancer 16-Jan-22
Abram 18-Jan-22
THarris 18-Jan-22
BigB 18-Jan-22
CrowFoot 20-Jan-22
THarris 20-Jan-22
THarris 23-Jan-22
Abram 23-Jan-22
R.grider 23-Jan-22
Abram 24-Jan-22
THarris 24-Jan-22
Abram 28-Jan-22
THarris 28-Jan-22
THarris 28-Jan-22
THarris 28-Jan-22
Abram 01-Feb-22
Andy Man 01-Feb-22
BigB 02-Feb-22
THarris 03-Feb-22
THarris 07-Feb-22
BigB 07-Feb-22
THarris 08-Feb-22
THarris 09-Feb-22
Abram 10-Feb-22
THarris 11-Feb-22
Pappy 1952 14-Feb-22
Abram 16-Feb-22
THarris 17-Feb-22
THarris 18-Feb-22
THarris 19-Feb-22
Andy Man 19-Feb-22
Andy Man 19-Feb-22
Andy Man 19-Feb-22
Andy Man 19-Feb-22
THarris 22-Feb-22
THarris 28-Feb-22
THarris 04-Mar-22
BigB 04-Mar-22
iowacedarshooter 04-Mar-22
iowacedarshooter 04-Mar-22
THarris 07-Mar-22
Labackwoodsman 07-Mar-22
THarris 11-Mar-22
THarris 12-Mar-22
THarris 14-Mar-22
THarris 15-Mar-22
BigB 18-Mar-22
THarris 20-Mar-22
Buckshot 22-Mar-22
John Sullins 23-Mar-22
THarris 28-Mar-22
THarris 01-Apr-22
THarris 04-Apr-22
THarris 06-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 06-Apr-22
THarris 07-Apr-22
THarris 08-Apr-22
THarris 09-Apr-22
THarris 11-Apr-22
THarris 13-Apr-22
BigB 13-Apr-22
THarris 15-Apr-22
THarris 16-Apr-22
R.grider 17-Apr-22
THarris 18-Apr-22
David Mitchell 18-Apr-22
Andy Man 18-Apr-22
THarris 20-Apr-22
CrowFoot 21-Apr-22
THarris 22-Apr-22
9/10 Broke 22-Apr-22
John Sullins 22-Apr-22
THarris 22-Apr-22
Longcruise 22-Apr-22
THarris 24-Apr-22
THarris 26-Apr-22
BigB 26-Apr-22
THarris 27-Apr-22
THarris 30-Apr-22
Boker 30-Apr-22
THarris 03-May-22
THarris 04-May-22
THarris 06-May-22
THarris 07-May-22
ZipperASL 07-May-22
BigB 09-May-22
THarris 09-May-22
Onehair 10-May-22
59Bear 10-May-22
THarris 11-May-22
elkster 11-May-22
THarris 11-May-22
elkster 11-May-22
Bootaka 11-May-22
THarris 11-May-22
THarris 12-May-22
THarris 13-May-22
Boker 13-May-22
THarris 14-May-22
THarris 16-May-22
THarris 17-May-22
BigB 18-May-22
THarris 18-May-22
Dano 19-May-22
Pappy 1952 20-May-22
THarris 23-May-22
From: THarris
Date: 10-Jan-22




Folks, just letting everyone know the dates of the 2022 Howard Hill Classic.

June 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2022, again held at Tannehill Historical State Park, in McCalla, AL.

www.tannehillstatepark.org

For much more information on the Howard Hill Classic, please check out the web-site

www.americantraditionalarcher.com

Terry Harris

From: Boker
Date: 10-Jan-22




Thanks for info. Hope to make it this year.

From: BigB
Date: 11-Jan-22




Always a great shoot, can’t wait!

From: r.grider
Date: 11-Jan-22




I plan to be there ! Meet my good Friends Willard, Scott, and last but not least, Hyde ,

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-22




was wondering when we would see a post. Made my heart smile.

From: Matt Steed Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Jan-22




I am planning on being there. I have made some of lifelong friends through traditional archery. I always look forward to seeing them every year.

I hope this is the best HH shoot to date. I am excited to get there.

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




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From: Abram
Date: 18-Jan-22




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From: THarris
Date: 18-Jan-22




I hope everyone thinks it's the best, as well Matt.

I do know this year, I feel I'll have something for mostly everyone.

Championship Shoot Downs for both Men's & Women's Longbow & Recurves, also "Rhonda's, Luck of the Draw" shoot down for those that don't qualify.

AND, something new!!!

Three Rivers Archery is now sponsoring a Championship Shoot Down for the Senior & Super Seniors division.

SIX Shoot Downs folks, more info to follow.

Terry Harris

From: BigB
Date: 18-Jan-22




Awesome stuff Terry! Not that I will be in any of the shoot offs but still awesome stuff .

From: CrowFoot Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Jan-22




Sure hoping to make it this year. Unforeseen circumstances with the covid kept me away last year. There will be a Buck Hollow presence there for sure though. Great shoot put on by great folks!

From: THarris
Date: 20-Jan-22




For those of you visiting this thread and have never been to Tannehill Historical State Park during the Howard Hill Classic, you'd be hard pressed to find a better place to hold an event like this.

Not only is this beautiful Park utilized, but a Boy Scout Camp adjacent to the Park is used as well.

Beautiful areas to place all the targets you'll be shooting.

Tannehill's web site is:

www.tannehillstatepark.org

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 23-Jan-22




Folks, the Howard Hill Classic has always been a Multi-Round format event. The first round on Friday could be your highest round, OR, it could be your last round on Sunday.

You can improve your score on every round, or not. Your highest round will be counted for your competition for the HH Classic awards given out on Sunday afternoon.

NOW, your first round and ONLY your first round will be counted to see if you qualify for the Championship Shoot Down on Saturday afternoon.

We'll take the top 15 Men for each division and the top 10 Women for their division for qualification. Men's Seniors and Super Seniors are combined.

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners of each division will then shoot ONE ARROW for this year's American Traditional Archer's "TOP SHOT" award.

Terry Harris

From: Abram
Date: 23-Jan-22




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From: R.grider
Date: 23-Jan-22




I’ll be there Lord Willing, to meet old friends and make new ones.

From: Abram
Date: 24-Jan-22




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From: THarris
Date: 24-Jan-22




Thanks Randy and Abram.

Terry Harris

From: Abram
Date: 28-Jan-22




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From: THarris
Date: 28-Jan-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Here's one of the 1st "Top Shot" award, two years ago. Both, Men & Women competed for it.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 28-Jan-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Here's the "Top Shot" award for last year, and I'm already looking for this year's award. Hopefully it will be another beaty.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 28-Jan-22




Well, it would be sideways, if someone can set it right side up, I'd appreciate it.

Terry Harris

From: Abram
Date: 01-Feb-22




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From: Andy Man
Date: 01-Feb-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



From: BigB
Date: 02-Feb-22




Thats a nice trophy there! Always a great shoot, looking forward to it.

From: THarris
Date: 03-Feb-22




Thanks Andy & BigB.

Folks, the 3D archery season is underway. From the Kalamazoo Expo this past weekend to all the great 3D archery events coming up before the Howard Hill Classic.

I know there ae many all around the country, but here in the South East, here's just a few.

TBOF's Spring Shoot, Tennessee's Pre Spring Arrow Fling, Kentucky Trad Fest, Alabama Society of Traditional Bowmen has a couple coming up, Twin Oaks Classic, Texas Longbow Championship and I'm sure there are others.

Hopefully we can make them all.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Feb-22




For those that have attended the Howard Hill Classic over the years, I started the Championship Shoot Down somewhere around the forth year.

Over the years I've made a few changes, from a plaque on the first one, to giving the Men & Women winners Howard Hill bows from the Howard Hill Archery Co.

A couple of years ago, I started, along with Traditional Bowhunter Magazine, giving cash awards to the Men & Women winners, and at that time the winners were a combination of recurve and longbow competitors.

I have since separated the recurve and longbow shooters for the Men & Women and given them their own Championship Shoot Down, AND, Rhonda started a "Luck of the Draw"shoot down for those that don't qualify for the Championship Shoot Downs.

THIS YEAR, Three Rivers Archery is sponsoring another "Championship Shoot Down" for Seniors & Super Seniors".

Folks, this is a total of SIX SHOOT DOWNS!!

Along with these shoot downs as well as Raffles, I believe the Howard Hill Classic has something for everyone!

Terry Harrs

Looking forward to seeing everyone here again this year.

From: BigB
Date: 07-Feb-22




Awesome news Terry. Lord willing the family will be camping for the entire shoot.

From: THarris
Date: 08-Feb-22




Thanks Brandon, and El, I think you're right.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 09-Feb-22




For the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners in all the Championship Shoot Downs at the Howard Hill Classic, 1st Place, $300 ~ 2nd Place, $200 ~ 3rd Place, $100, a total of $3,000.00 paid out.

For the Winners of Rhonda's "Luck of the Draw" Shoot Down" for those that don't qualify for the Championship Shoot Down. Both, the Men & Women Winners, 1st Place (Their Choice) a Bear Archery "Montana" Longbow or Bear Archery "Grizzly" Recurve. The 2nd Place Winners get $100 and 3rd Place Winners get $75.00

Pretty Cool, right!?

Terry Harris

From: Abram
Date: 10-Feb-22




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From: THarris
Date: 11-Feb-22




Well folks, I have found this year's American Eagle trophy for the American Traditional Archer's "TOP SHOT" award.

I must say it is a beautiful trophy.

When it's ready, I'll certainly post some photos.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 14-Feb-22




Nice picture, always have some beautiful awards, I never win any of them LOL, but still like seeing them. Pappy

From: Abram
Date: 16-Feb-22




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From: THarris
Date: 17-Feb-22




Thanks guys, should see some great shooters this year.

Ya know, I've been thinking about this new Shoot Down for the Seniors and Super Seniors. You Longbow & Recurve shooters should be excited because some of the Old Timers have been kicking butt and taking names, LOL.

Kidding aside, there will certainly be some new shooters getting to go for some cash.

And for the men, the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners will also be shooting for the "TOP SHOT" award.

NINE shooters will be shooting one arrow for the American Traditional Archer's "TOP SHOT". Should be exciting folks!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 18-Feb-22




Beautiful area in the Park and Scout Camp for target placement.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 19-Feb-22

THarris's embedded Photo



The sign at the entrance to Tannehill Historical State Park.

Terry Harris

From: Andy Man
Date: 19-Feb-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



for those going south for the first time

saw some things you might need to know

From: Andy Man
Date: 19-Feb-22

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From: Andy Man
Date: 19-Feb-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



From: Andy Man
Date: 19-Feb-22




that Tannhill park is a great camping place ws right on a little creek there and beautiful

From: THarris
Date: 22-Feb-22




Yep, plenty of Shoot Downs with some outstanding archers to boot.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 28-Feb-22




Good photos, and HRC, I expect another plaque from this year's HH Classic in your hands as well.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Mar-22




Well, the Pre Spring Arrow Fling, in Tennessee, is in the books.

Several good traditional archery events are coming up before the Howard Hill Classic in June.

Hope to see everyone here at the HH Classic.

Terry Harris

From: BigB
Date: 04-Mar-22




Can't wait!!

From: iowacedarshooter
Date: 04-Mar-22

iowacedarshooter's embedded Photo



always a great time at taannehill , great shoot! great folks ! love to get back down there!

From: iowacedarshooter
Date: 04-Mar-22

iowacedarshooter's embedded Photo



even my wife loves to shoot there!

From: THarris
Date: 07-Mar-22




Would love for to come back.

Terry Harris

From: Labackwoodsman
Date: 07-Mar-22




Awesome shoot, cant wait!

From: THarris
Date: 11-Mar-22




Thanks Dustin, us to.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 12-Mar-22




Folks, just heard from a gentleman who has been in traditional archery for years. Going back to the Creek Archery days and the Howard Hill World Longbow Championship here in Alabama.

He's planning on being here, at the HH Classic, with ALL SORTS of bows he built (both longbows & recurves), bow forms, arrow shafts, etc. He says all this has been in a climate controlled environment and is in great condition.

He said he isn't trying to make a killing and make someone extremely happy with these items, he's wanting to clean all his things out before he and his wife sell their home.

If anyone is interested, please PM me and I'll give you his phone number.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 14-Mar-22




Less than THREE MONTHS away folks.

Ya say, wow, that's three months.......don't blink, it'll be here before you know it.

BTW, I haven't forgotten the American Eagle award for the "TOP SHOT" at the Championship Shoot Downs. They should be delivered sometime by the end of this month.

I'll post a photo as soon as I can.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 15-Mar-22




Folks, there's only 17 days away from another great event, the Kentucky Trad Fest, in Harrodsburg Kentucky.

Get your practicing in for some great competition in the Championship Shoot Downs at the Howard Hill Classic the first weekend in June.

Terry Harris.

From: BigB
Date: 18-Mar-22




Terry I got a new Howard Hill Longbow that I will be shooting at the Classic. Looking forward to it. Its always like a little birthday present since its the first weekend in June normally on or near my birthday

From: THarris
Date: 20-Mar-22




Great Brandon, I expect to see ya in the Men's Longbow Championship Shoot Down on Saturday.

Carrying of of Craig's longbows is like carrying a feather, right?

Terry Harris

From: Buckshot
Date: 22-Mar-22




Terry what's the vendor line up? I leave for Colorado in early September and always buy my gear from this shoot.

From: John Sullins
Date: 23-Mar-22




If you have never been to this event, you don't know what you are missing. It is one of the best!

From: THarris
Date: 28-Mar-22




Thanks John and Buckshot, working on a Vendors list for ya.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 01-Apr-22




Just approximately two months away folks.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Apr-22




Folks, since I started the "Championship Shoot Down" many years ago, several changes have taken place.

Last year the Men's and Women's Long & Recurves were separated and this year the Men's Seniors and Super Seniors will have their own Shoot Down.

I've given this a lot of thought and feel like the Men's Self Bow should also have their own Championship Shoot Down as well.

I'm talking with a very well know Self Bow maker for next year's sponsorship, but this year, I will sponsor this myself.

As all other winners, there will be $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place winner.

ALRIGHT you self bow shooters, get ready to show your stuff.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 06-Apr-22




Alright folks, a few great events down and several to go before the Howard Hill Classic.

One such event is the Twin Oaks Classic, where I know that many of you will be making that new self bow, NOW'S THE TIME TO HEAD ON DOWN TO ALABAMA for the HH Classic.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 06-Apr-22




That's great Terry, self bow people don't usually get much recognition, although it is getting better.Good of you to do that. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 07-Apr-22




You're the best at it Pappy,

Hopefully more will get the appreciation they deserve here as well.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 08-Apr-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Alright folks, here's a photo of one of the American Traditional Archer's "Top Shot" awards.

This photo just shows how large this year's award is.

I'll get a close up with the Name Plate on it shortly.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 09-Apr-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Heres the award with the name plate.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 11-Apr-22




Coming up fast folks.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 13-Apr-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Tannehill State Park is an outstanding, not to mention a beautiful place for the Howard Hill Classic.

Come once, I firmly believe you'll be back.

From: BigB
Date: 13-Apr-22




It’s a beautiful park to visit.

From: THarris
Date: 15-Apr-22

THarris's embedded Photo



You're right Brandon. Biking trails, fishing, hiking, craft cabins, not to mention the history of this outstanding Park.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Apr-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Great camp grounds at the Park

Terry Harris

From: R.grider
Date: 17-Apr-22




Yep, love the park. I could spend a week there camping any time, throw in the shoot and WOW !

From: THarris
Date: 18-Apr-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Thanks Randy, here is some of the camping hook ups at Farley Field, along with the Vendors area.

Terry Harris

From: David Mitchell
Date: 18-Apr-22




Andy Man, thanks for the list of southern terms for the yankees who show up. Funny thing is how correct that list is :o) I recognize all of those terms having grown up with them.

From: Andy Man
Date: 18-Apr-22

Andy Man's embedded Photo



welcome Dave

been there once

wish I could go again

the campground is worth the trip

I was right on that little creek that goes by the mill

on Farley field side

maybe in the future

From: THarris
Date: 20-Apr-22

THarris's embedded Photo



Here is where the registration area is, Vendors will be setting up all around, plenty of camping, both RV and primitive here as well.

Terry Harris

From: CrowFoot Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Apr-22




Looking forward to getting back down that way Terry. Its been a few years since I have been able to make it.

From: THarris
Date: 22-Apr-22




Hope you make it DeWayne, we've missed ya.

Terry Harris

From: 9/10 Broke
Date: 22-Apr-22




Cool rig Andy Man.

From: John Sullins
Date: 22-Apr-22




This is one of the largest and most well run events of the year. If you've never made it to the Howard Hill, you are missing out. Great targets, tough competition, and super awards.

From: THarris
Date: 22-Apr-22




Mike, Tannehill has changed their web page.

www.tannehillstatepark.or

When nocking your arrow on the string, if you shoot three fingers under, split finger, etc, at least one finger must be touching your arrow nock. In other words, no string walking.

Terry Harris

From: Longcruise
Date: 22-Apr-22




I see! I kept thinking in terms of the bow hand. Dumb!!

I haven't shot any kind of formal organized shoot for over twenty years. I'm watching fuel prices before making any plans. Right now it would run about $450 - $500. Big bite out of a retirement budget.

From: THarris
Date: 24-Apr-22




ONLY A MONTH AND A HALF AWAY FOLKS!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 26-Apr-22




Folks, there are so many things to do here at Tannehill State Park, for you as well as your family.

When your fingers get tired from flinging your arrows, take a break and see through this Historical State Park.

Terry Harris

From: BigB
Date: 26-Apr-22




WE are going to come a day early so the kids can play and we can eat Ice Cream lol, then focus on shooting for the next 2 days, maybe fish in the evenings.

From: THarris
Date: 27-Apr-22




That's right Brandon, take advantage of what the Park has to offer.

The Historic Furnace, used during the War Between the States, a Train Ride in the Park, Biking Trails, Walking Trails, Camping, Fishing, the Iron & Steel Museum, visiting the 'Ol Blacksmith Shop and you can even attend Church on Sunday.

OH, and by the way, FLING ARROWS ALL WEEKEND!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 30-Apr-22




Folks, I've had some very good fortune hosting the Howard Hill Classic traditional archery event here in Alabama over the last 17 years. I've also met some outstanding people and made some lifelong friends.

A couple of years ago, a gentle came to the Howard Hill Classic first his first time. Obviously he had a pretty good time. Last year helped me by donating a quite large sum of money to go toward the Men's Championship Shoot Down.

Well, this year, this very fine gentleman is financing the Men's Self Bow Championship Shoot Down, in it's entirety. This gentleman's name is Randy Knight, an Navy Veteran, and I am proud to call him my friend.

Thank you sir and thank you for your service.

Terry Harris

From: Boker
Date: 30-Apr-22




That’s awesome. Really hoping to make it this year.

From: THarris
Date: 03-May-22




Hope you can as well Boker.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-May-22




Folks, the food Vendor I'll have at this year's event is fantastic. Pulled Pork Bar BQ, Delicious Hamburgers, Crinkle Fries, Polish Sausages and he'll also serve breakfast sandwiches.

Friday night supper will have fried catfish and fried chicken, along with sides.

I'll have more details later.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 06-May-22




Folks, every year I have some great bows as well as other items I raffle off. This year is no different.

For starters, I'll be raffling off a bow from Bivouac Bow Co. and a Black Widow Bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-May-22




Let's expand on the raffles for a minute. I am sure i will be having some raffle packages like I have had in the past.

The Bivouac Bow, I'll have to check with Jim Belcher to see what bow he will be donating, will be a playing card raffle as well as the Black Widow Bow.

NOW, as for the Black Widow Bow. The winner will get their choice of a Standard Recurve or Two Piece Longbow, either in Autumn Oak, Green Leaf or Gray Bark for both. If the winner wants any upgrades, they must pay themselves.

Terry Harris

From: ZipperASL
Date: 07-May-22




Do you you a page where your BowClass rules are written for your shoot? DL

From: BigB Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-May-22




ZipperASL here is Terry's website it has all kinds of information about the shoot. www.americantraditionalarcher.com

From: THarris
Date: 09-May-22




ZipperASL, if you have questions, please feel free to give me a call.

Terry Harris

205-822-3563

From: Onehair
Date: 10-May-22




Can't wait

From: 59Bear
Date: 10-May-22




Have heard wonderful things of this shoot. On my Traditional bucket list shoots.

From: THarris
Date: 11-May-22




Folks, just a little over THREE WEEKS away from the 18th Howard Hill Classic, 2022.

The dates, again, are June 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2022.

The Place, Tannehill Historical State Park, McCalla, AL

www.tannehillstatepark.org

Come join us for some Family ~ Friendship & Fun!!!

Terry Harris

From: elkster
Date: 11-May-22




Is it allowable for one to shoot a round with recurve and then shoot a round with longbow and enter scores?

From: THarris
Date: 11-May-22




Kerry, you can enter and shoot any of your bows. For example, you might want to start with you best chance bow to qualify for the Championship Shoot Down.

If you're paying the weekend rate, you can shoot that bow as many rounds as possible.

Now, if you want to shoot any other bow for fun, you can, BUT, if you want to shoot your other bow for competition, you can pay a discounted rate for that bow as well.

The second bow you shoot can't count for the Shoot Down, only your first round turned in.

I hope I answered your question without confusion.

Terry Harris

From: elkster
Date: 11-May-22




I understand. Thanks Terry.

From: Bootaka
Date: 11-May-22




Looks like I'm going to be in the area, making plans to attend now!

From: THarris
Date: 11-May-22




We'd love to have ya John, come have some fun.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 12-May-22




Folks, everything is costing more & more these days. Travel expenses have gone up along with everything else.

Cost have gone up for me as well, the Park rental, targets, awards, t-shirts, well, we all get the point, right!?

I know this isn't much, BUT, I am reducing the the all day rate, the weekend rates for singles and for the family rate to at least help a little.

After all, we are Americans, and we WILL persevere.

Hope to see y'all in a few weeks.

Terry Harrs

From: THarris
Date: 13-May-22




Folks, the Howard Hill Classic is TWENTY ONE DAYS from today.

Hope you're getting ready for some FUN!!!

Terry Harris

From: Boker
Date: 13-May-22




Looking forward to it.

From: THarris
Date: 14-May-22




Well folks, I just read here on Stickbow, that some Club has canceled their archery event, very suddenly and no reasons.

Most are speculating that high prices for everything has caused this.

Let me also add, I am not a club nor am I an organization. I started the Howard Hill Classic by myself over 17 years ago and were it not for my wife and a few friends helping me, I couldn't have done it.

Many people think I make a tremendous amount of money doing this event, I DO NOT!!

I had a Vendor tell me, several years ago, how much it cost him to come to my event and he hoped the weather turned out good so he could make some money.

I normally don't tell my business here, BUT, I feel compelled to do so here today.

Normally, before anyone ever flings an arrow at the Howard Hill Classic, I have already spent thousands of dollars, YES, you read that right. I pre-order t-shirts, plaques, targets (when necessary), make several trips to Tannehill, rent a cabin (many times over the years, didn't use it, let my older friends use it), AND, I also have to rent the Farley Field area in the Park.

I told you this, to let you know what I told the Vendor. He, as well as anyone, has the luxury of making the call, not to come, I DON'T AND HAVE NEVER MADE THAT CHOICE.

During the Pandemic, I didn't cancel, like nearly every archery event in the country did, I did however, postpone it and trust me, it hurt my attendance dramatically.

Folks, if you can make it to this year's Howard Hill Classic, I am truly grateful and will do my best to see you have a great time.

If you can't make it because of financial difficulties during these trying times, I understand.

I HOPE YOU MAKE IT.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-May-22




Just heard from my friend WarDancer, he and Roy Hall w/ Navajo Bows will be coming, GREAT NEWS FOLKS!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-May-22




SEVENTEEN FROM TODAY FOLKS!!!

Terry Harris

From: BigB Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-May-22




Getting very close!! Hope to rack up on some stuff! There are a couple things I need and really like seeing in person before I buy it, can't hardly do that for traditional equipment these days unless you hit one of these big traditional shoots. Of course I will only buy things I "need".....

From: THarris
Date: 18-May-22




I think folks are excited to come to the 18th HH Classic as well Brandon.

I hope it will be the best yet.

Terry Harris

From: Dano
Date: 19-May-22




We are coming with a few folks from AR. Should be a wonderful time. Spring is a nice time of year in the south. Dano

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 20-May-22




Beautiful place, great people and always a lot of fun around the camp fire. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 23-May-22




Come on folks only eleven days away.

Pappy, make sure ya tell your self bow brothers that they will have their own place in the Championship Shoot Down.

Terry Harris





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