|Fayette, Iowa – An estimated 1,000 archers from Iowa and other parts of the Midwest will visit Volga River State Recreation Area in northeast Iowa this weekend Aug. 19-21 for the Rinehart R100.|
Considered “the best archery shoot in the world,” the Rinehart R100 is returning to Volga River State Recreation Area after its first year last August. Echo Valley Archers, the local archery club, hosts the event in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
“Last year, the national organizers were so impressed with the attendance, our volunteers and the beauty of this area that they pledged to return before they left,” says Jeff Hildebrand, park ranger for the state recreation area.
The two courses, one North American and one African, together will cover close to two miles in the recreation area and have a total of 100 different life-sized 3D targets to challenge bow hunters and archery enthusiasts.
“We had more than 600 archers in 2015 and expect to nearly double that number this year,” says Hildebrand. “It’s a great economic opportunity for the surrounding community and of course we love to showcase our natural area.”
Iowa is one of 19 Rinehart shoots held around the country in 2016. For more information about the event and to pre-register visit www.R100.org