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Glendo State Park celebrates the opening of its newest amenity, a new archery range, with a Youth Archery Day, May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is to introduce youth to the sport of archery. 

During the event, 4-H instructors will present a one-hour lesson on archery basics. Eighteen youth compound bows, arrows, and arm guards will be provided for use.  After the lesson, families will be able to use park equipment to explore the 3-D course and continue shooting at the range as long as they like. This event is ideal for kids ages eight and older while parents are encouraged to join their kids on the adventure.

Glendo State Park, in partnership with Converse County Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife has been working to construct the new Archery Range consisting of a six static targets ranging in distances from 10 to 60 yards away. 

The static range is a great place to practice prior to heading out to the 3D portion of the range.  The 3D range is designed to simulate hunting situations and follows the International Bowhunting Organization’s standards. 

GLarchery-day-2019On the 3D range the mile long trail features 20 life-size targets simulating animals found in the Rocky Mountain Region, as well as a few others such as the Wyoming Jackalope, Sasquatch and even a Velociraptor.  

Park Superintendent, Brian Johnson, stated that “the range opened late last summer. While there are still some improvements to happen this summer, the range has been a great addition to the park.” 

Converse County Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife donated the targets, supplies for the range and also made a donation that allowed the park to acquire 18 youth bows, arrows, and other archery accessories. Other Sponsors like Douglas Feed and Rocky Mountain Discount Sports have stepped forward and donated equipment so a youth archery program will be able to happen at the park.

“This could not have happened without the help from Converse County Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife,” Johnson added.

Families are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water.

For more information, please call Glendo State Park at 307-735-4433.

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