Cheyenne Archers Hosting Third Annual Accessyes Benefit
CHEYENNE– Let your arrow hit the improved hunting and fishing access target. That’s the goal of the Cheyenne Field Archers 3-D third annual shoot April 22 and 24. Last year, the group raised $1,720 for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s AccessYes Program.
“We’re a sportsman-oriented club that’s enjoyed a boom in membership,” said field archer member Neal Perkins. “We hope to raise over $1,700 for the program with this year’s shoots to help return the favor.”
In its first two years, the event has raised $2,920 for AccessYes.
Members and nonmembers alike can help expand the Walk-In Area and Hunter Management programs with their $5 entry fee. Each archer will test their skills going two times around a 12-target, multi-species course at the group’s range at 7415 Archies Road east of Cheyenne. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and competition at 7 p.m. on both evenings and youngsters are welcome. No cash paybacks are being awarded — all money raised is being donated to the access program.
Perkins challenges other sportsman’s groups across the state to sponsor similar competitions for the benefit of hunting and fishing access. “Let’s have some friendly competition to see what sporting group can contribute the most to public access,” he said.
Matt Buhler, the Game and Fish’s statewide access coordinator, appreciates the group’s efforts. “The PLPW Access Program helps provide millions of acres of access each year but we don’t do it alone,” he said. “It is only from the generosity of individuals and groups such as the Cheyenne Field Archers that we can provide what we do.”
For more information about the benefit shoot or the field archers, visit their Web site at http://www.cheyennefieldarchers.com.