RAPID CITY, SD (April 25, 2022) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) has signed an agreement to sponsor the 2022 R100 National Archery Tour. The R100 is a family friendly 3D archery circuit that works with clubs to host R100 events across the United States.
All events use the same format including two 50-target ranges (the Safari Range and North American Range). Specialty shoots are offered each day. NBEF is sponsoring the popular circuit’s Steel Forest specialty shoot. Participants will attempt to shoot 3D whitetail targets through a forest of steel tree obstacles to test their skill. A lucky and skilled participant who makes the shot will be rewarded with a Mini 3D Deer. The Mini 3D Deer durable foam model is made exclusively for NBEF by Rinehart Targets to show vital organs and demonstrate shot placement. Other specialty shoots include the Kid Zone with dinosaur targets and two NASP targets, the Badlands Iron Buck Shoot, and HHA USA Whitetails for Warriors Shoot.
NBEF is partnering with R100 to spread NBEF’s message about its safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes, and informational materials and to enthusiastically support the industry.
“This is a fun way for NBEF to engage with archers and get them interested in bowhunting,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “We appreciate that these events appeal to youth and adults. The unique targets and shooting situations really take these events to the next level.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the National Bowhunter Education Foundation as a way to promote the sport of archery as well as ethical hunting practices,” explained R100 Co- owner Brittany Rinehart. “We look forward to educating shooters all over the country as well as providing them with a fun, enjoyable archery event,” added R100 Co-owner Brad Rinehart.
Enjoy the friendly competition at one of these R100 events. Spectators are also welcome.
Upcoming 2022 R100 Events
May 13-15 – Conroy AR in partnership with Central Arkansas Bowhunters & Arkansas Bowhunters Association
May 20-22- Fayette IA in partnership with Echo Valley Archers
June 3-5 – Bismarck ND in partnership with Bismarck Scheels & Nishu Bowmen
June 10-12 – Augusta MT in partnership with Scoutana Ranch
June 17-19 – Meeker CO in partnership with Meeker Sportsman’s Club
July 8-11 – Lindsborg KS in partnership with Smoky Valley Shooting Sports
July 22-24 – Sparta WI in partnership with Sparta Rod & Gun Club
August 5-7 – Saginaw MI in partnership with Saginaw Field & Stream Club
August 12-14 – Moberly MO in partnership with NoMo Bowhunters
August 26-28 – Sturbridge MA in partnership Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
September 2-4 – Robbinsville/Allentown NJ in partnership with United Bowhunters of New Jersey
September 9-11 – Franklin PA in partnership with Fertigs Archery Club/Two Mile Run County Park
September 16-18 – Pipestem WV in partnership with Pipestem Resort
Visit R100.org for event details.
NBEF helps bowhunters learn to be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.
The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers instructional content and tools for bowhunter education classes in the US. Helping bowhunters learn to become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport is important to the NBEF. NBEF provides the bowhunter certification and class content that some states and certain circumstances require to bow hunt. NBEF provides instructor training and certification.
NBEF oversees the International Bowhunter Education Program and works with the International Hunter Education Association and state agencies to coordinate a unified program. States may have additional requirements. Europe and other countries offer full reciprocity for the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct classes.
NBEF also oversees the International Crossbow Education Program and works with state agencies responsible for crossbow education to develop comprehensive online crossbow safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible handling of crossbow equipment.
NBEF is a 501(c)3 corporation that isn’t a membership-based organization. Tax-deductible donations to support this non-profit are welcome.
Learn more at nbef.org.