ARCHERS of all ages converged on the outskirts of Stratford over the long weekend to contest the Australian Bowhunter’s Association (ABA) State championships.
Host club Avon Valley Field Archers welcomed competitors with a challenging and physical course.
Two championship ranges, Goanna and Bellbird, encompassed steep terrain with difficult shots across gullies.
Each range comprised 20 coloured photograph targets representing feral game species of Australia. Targets have three score zones with the highest possible score on any target 20 and the lowest four.
Scores are linked to a three-arrow diminishing value with the highest points awarded for the first arrow.
If an archer misses all three score zones with his or her first arrow, a second arrow is used.
Should this shot also miss, a third arrow can be shot.
Archers also had to contend with 30 degree plus heat on the Sunday.