RAPID CITY, SD (June 30, 2023) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) invites you to participate in the R100 National Archery Tour as it heads to Fayette, IA; Sparta, WI; and Farmland, IN this month.

NBEF is sponsoring the 2023 R100 National Archery Tour. The R100 is celebrating 20 years of operating family friendly 3D archery events. R100 works with local clubs and archery pro shops who host the events across the United States. NBEF chose to partner with R100 again to increase awareness of NBEF’s safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes and to actively support the industry.

“The R100 events are very approachable for youth and adults. We’ve found these events are a great way for NBEF to engage with archers and foster an interest in bowhunting,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “We’re excited to sponsor the Youth Zone complete with colorful and unique targets.”

The Youth Zone features five uniquely painted dinosaur targets and two NASP targets. It is free to all supervised youth and cub shooters.

All events use the same format including two 50-target ranges (the Safari Range and North American Range). Specialty shoots are offered each day.

“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 2023 R100 Events
July 7-9 – Fayette IA in partnership with Echo Valley Archers
July 21-23 – Sparta WI in partnership with Sparta Rod & Gun Club
July 28-30 – Farmland IN in partnership with Farmland Conservation Club
August 4-6 – Moberly MO in partnership with NoMo Bowhunters
August 11-13 – Saginaw MI in partnership with Saginaw Field & Stream Club
August 18-20 – Pipestem WV in partnership with Pipestem Resort
August 25-27 – Calhoun KY in partnership with Myer Creek Archers
September 8-10 – Franklin PA in partnership with Fertigs Archery Club

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.

About NBEF
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.

Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com