Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


interested in trad shoot in S.E. Iowa

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soap creek 25-May-23
selstickbow 25-May-23
selstickbow 25-May-23
Fritz 25-May-23
soap creek 25-May-23
Mtquiver 25-May-23
Mtquiver 25-May-23
Hal9000 25-May-23
quietmiss 26-May-23
iowacedarshooter 26-May-23
JusPassin 26-May-23
Murph 26-May-23
Iowa-Lefty 26-May-23
soap creek 26-May-23
Popester 26-May-23
selstickbow 26-May-23
Tim Delf 26-May-23
Murph 26-May-23
Murph 26-May-23
soap creek 28-May-23
Iowa-Lefty 19-Jun-24
soap creek 19-Jun-24
roubidoux10 19-Jun-24
selstickbow 19-Jun-24
Burnsie 19-Jun-24
lcamp319 21-Jun-24
Hal9000 21-Jun-24
soap creek 21-Jun-24
backpacker 21-Jun-24
Hal9000 22-Jun-24
soap creek 10-Jul-24
ahunter76 10-Jul-24
ahunter76 10-Jul-24
ahunter76 10-Jul-24
TimBow 10-Jul-24
straightarrow 10-Jul-24
soap creek 11-Jul-24
From: soap creek
Date: 25-May-23




Some years back our local archery club hosted a Traditional shoot once a year. They quit having it, but are considering starting it up again. My question is would any of you who live near by be interested in attending. We have 4 trails with 40 targets total. Plenty of camping space. We own our own property. It's a beautiful place. I told them I'd ask. I'd love having it again. It was always a good time. Greg

From: selstickbow
Date: 25-May-23




I will say probably YES most years I'll try to attend. Steve Long

From: selstickbow
Date: 25-May-23




I used to shoot there from time to time, IT IS A GREAT COURSE, for those of you not familiar with it...it's barely south of Ottumwa, Iowa.

From: Fritz
Date: 25-May-23




Possibly. How far from Peoria Illinois

From: soap creek
Date: 25-May-23




From Peoria about 3hrs

From: Mtquiver
Date: 25-May-23




From: Mtquiver
Date: 25-May-23




INDEED. Though I am unable to shoot at least for this year and probably part of next year, I would travel from SE Mn. to participate or at least meet up with other like minded archers. Use to hit many 3Ds in Ia., Mn., and Mi. Thanks for the inquiry.

Stay Safe/Shoot Straight. MT

From: Hal9000
Date: 25-May-23




Great shoot and course, I remember the "You Kill it, we grill it road kill grill" I think that was the name of it. Everyone would bring something to for them to cook and they put on a big tasty feed. I would definitely think about coming back down.

From: quietmiss
Date: 26-May-23




I would come up from mid Missouri if the dates fit my schedule.

From: iowacedarshooter
Date: 26-May-23




great place ! been there many times and can tell a few purty good stories about shooting there! of course i might not be inclined to go up and down the hills anymore but sure would like too!

From: JusPassin
Date: 26-May-23




Yup, would likely go.

From: Murph
Date: 26-May-23




I would try my hardest to be there.

From: Iowa-Lefty Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-May-23




I used to go to that shoot every year. I would definitely make the shoot if I could. Great course and fun to shoot. There used to be a nice trad shoot in Fairfield too. I have been looking for some trad shoots in the area and all the ones I used to go to seemed to have stopped. Pekin, Coleta, Fairfield, Ottumwa, Burlington, Ames, Davenport, etc.

From: soap creek
Date: 26-May-23




I remember a group from Missouri that came every year. They would camp. Stayed the whole weekend. Pretty good cook's if I remember right.

From: Popester
Date: 26-May-23




Where is this located in Iowa?

From: selstickbow
Date: 26-May-23




barely south of Ottumwa on highway 63

From: Tim Delf
Date: 26-May-23




I would attend.

From: Murph
Date: 26-May-23




Trad only shoots are rare in Iowa. I know of only 2. Eldora rondi which is this weekend and Toddville which is in Aug. I think.

From: Murph
Date: 26-May-23




Yea, The Toddville is called the Art Foster memorial Traditional shoot and is the 5th and 6th of Aug. ,, I like that shoot too. Missed it last year because of a family thing.

From: soap creek
Date: 28-May-23




Been seeing some good responses. I'll be doing what I can my end. Hopefully it'll all work out. If it does, I'll keep you all posted. Greg

From: Iowa-Lefty Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Jun-24




Any updates on this shoot?

From: soap creek
Date: 19-Jun-24




No updates as of yet. Our local club dates are set for the year (Wapello Chiefs Bowmen) Ottumwa Iowa. I will be attending the business meetings, so maybe we can get something scheduled for next year. Finding some vendors to commit to attending would be a huge plus. We'll see how it goes. As soon as I know anything I'll be sure and post it. Thanks

From: roubidoux10
Date: 19-Jun-24




I'd bet that several of us from 3 Trails Archery traditional club near KC would support a shoot there. It would only be about a 3.5 hour drive.

From: selstickbow
Date: 19-Jun-24




thanks GREG for working on this FOR US. Steve

From: Burnsie
Date: 19-Jun-24




I'm near Champaign Illinois - depending on dates and my schedule, I would interested.

From: lcamp319 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Jun-24




I’d be there too

From: Hal9000
Date: 21-Jun-24




I would attend!

From: soap creek
Date: 21-Jun-24




I'm really encouraged by all the responses. I will be sharing this with our club members for sure.

From: backpacker
Date: 21-Jun-24




Depending on when it is, I would attend and probably drag my brother along.

From: Hal9000
Date: 22-Jun-24




I went there years ago, great vendors, food and a good course.

From: soap creek
Date: 10-Jul-24




Latest update. Attended our last meeting. The consensus is to schedule a Tradionional shoot for 2025. No date as of yet. We want to not compete with Compton or the Tennessee Classic. Maybe May, the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. That's just an idea. Soon as we have a definite date I will post it for sure. With a date we can also see if any vendors would be willing to attend. Very encouraging to have a Traditional shoot closer to home. Any ideas on what you'd like to see in a shoot, novelties, trade blanket, workshops, etc... Hope you all can make it.

From: ahunter76
Date: 10-Jul-24

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This is a Wisconsin 2024 schedule of traditional shoots. I have a FB page Iowa archery/bowhunter tournaments that is updated weekly of all Iowa & bordering states archery events. Whatever I become aware of I post regardless of what shoot it maybe. I do see several traditional events throughout the year. Any member MAY post archery events. No chat or selling allowed (that will get you banned). Free to join. Lots of events & 1700 members looking/posting events. Check it out.

From: ahunter76
Date: 10-Jul-24

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Waltonian Archers, Toddville, Iowa schedule.

From: ahunter76
Date: 10-Jul-24

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Big event, Iowa.

From: TimBow
Date: 10-Jul-24




I live really close in NE Missouri and will try to make it up there if possible! Workshops might be fun...maybe some things that are better explained in person, like Flemish string making, broadhead sharpening, bareshaft tuning, etc.

From: straightarrow
Date: 10-Jul-24




Myself and about 5 others guys would attend from Washburn, straight down HWY 21 for me.

From: soap creek
Date: 11-Jul-24




Love all the encouraging comments and support. I will relay this on to the club. As soon as we have a date set I will post it. Hopefully you can reserve the date and attend the event.





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