Festival Description:
This shoot is known world-wide as one of the largest traditional archery events of its kind. We typically draw over a hundred dealers that includes bowers from all over the US and sometimes overseas. The setting of the shoot is in Denton Hill State Park in the Pennsylvania Wilds, one of the most beautiful spots in PA. The courses are laid out on over 200 acres of PA state forest lands. Our seven courses with close to 200 targets are set-up to practice realistic hunting scenarios to prepare you for the hunt to come. Most of what we do at this shoot is just for fun, but if you want to test your skill against others you can enter the Eagle Eye and win upwards of $1,500.
Featured Speakers and Demonstrations:
Mike Dupuy, Falconer
Mike will be attending ETAR on Saturday only. He will be doing two live demonstrations with question and answer sessions following. Learn more at his website www.mikedupuyfalconry.com, or on Facebook at Mike Dupuy Falconry Facebook.
Monty Browning
Lifelong traditional bowhunter, speaker and author will be sharing his hunting stories on Thursday and Saturday nights at 8pm. Learn more at his website, montybrowning.com/book.
Matt Zirnsak – The Push Archery
We are pleased to welcome Matt Zirnsak from The Push Archery as our Friday night speaker for 2017. For more information or to subscribe to The Push Podcast, Click HERE. For their Youtube Channel, click HERE.
Matt Zirnsak along with his partner Tim Nebel created a film available on YouTube called “The Push – A Traditional Archery Film”, which was intended to be a traditional archer’s one stop shop for everything a new or veteran archer needed to know about this beautiful past time. The incredibly positive and humbling response from the viewer’s has motivated Matt and Tim to continue creating more films for their YouTube Channel, “The Push Archery”.
In addition, The Push Archery has kicked off an extremely exciting new Podcast called “The Push – A Traditional Archery Podcast” available on iTunes, Podbean and Stitcher – which launches new episodes each week featuring the major icons of traditional archery’s Past, Present and Future. The mission statement of The Push Archery is to “Help Expedite the Traditional Archery Learning Curve”.
Matt is an avid traditional bowhunter and barebow competitor. Matt is always trying to push the limits of his equipment and accuracy by taking what he learns from shooting along side the best non-sighted recurve and longbow archers in competition and applying it to the field in the close range, in your face setting of bow hunting with traditional equipment.
Bella Gantt (BoBella)
Bobella,” is a talented 11 year-old contortionist, dancer, and foot archer. Watch Thursday-Saturday as she shoots a recurve bow and hits the target every time!

 

Basic Information:
Dates:
July 27 – 30, 2017
Location:
Denton Hill State Park, Ulysses, PA 16948
Activities:
  • Seven All 3-D courses w/ over 200+ targets
  • 1 Kid’s course
  • Over 100+ Dealers & Vendors
  • Eagle Eye Competition
  • Kid’s range and Course
  • Day & Evening seminars with the best in the traditional community
  • Kid’s balloon shoot
  • Kid’s & Adult Practice range
  • Aerial Targets
  • Indoor Showers
  • Food vendors
  • Primitive camping
ATTENTION EARLY ARRIVALS/CAMPERS. We now have a required self-serve registration and self-pay for all early arrivals. Please pay for each tent or camper set up prior to the shoot. There will be a lockbox conveniently located near the entrance to the park. Prices remain the same and will be listed again for your convenience onsite. Thank you.

Event
Time

Tuesday:
Ice will be sold from lodge starting today (earlier on request)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Showers Open in Lodge
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Event
Time

Wednesday:
Showers Open 24 Hours
8:00 AM
Inside Snack Bar Open
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Course #4 (Nine Mile) We will open this course early for those wanting a jump on the weekend. It will cost  $5/Adults and $3/Youth to shoot the course. There will be someone at the entrance of the course to take money.
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event
Time

Thursday:
Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents
All Day
Inside Snack Bar Open
6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
ALL Courses Open
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dealers Open
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Eagle Eye Qualifier (LEEK: Providing hunts for wounded veterans, will receive 50% of the money collected for the Eagle Eye Competition.)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside Snackbar Open
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Bobella – 11 year-old contortionist and trick shooter/foot-archer
3:00 PM
Swap meet. (No dealers please. Only five items per blanket)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monty Browning, “Hunting Stories from around the World”
8:00 PM
Night Coon Course (Course #2) *Bring a flashlight!
9:30 PM
Quiet Time
11:00 PM
Event
Time

Friday:
Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents
All Day
Inside Snack Bar Open
6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
ALL Courses Open
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dealers Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Eagle Eye Qualifier (LEEK: Providing hunts for wounded veterans, will receive 50% of the money collected for the Eagle Eye Competition.)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside Snackbar Open
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Joel Turner (Iron Mind Hunting) and Tom Clum Sr (Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear):  “Mental and Physical Shot Control”
1:00 PM
Kids’ Water Balloon Fun Shoot(at kids practice range)
2:30 PM
Bobella – 11 year-old contortionist and trick shooter/foot-archer
4:00 PM
Swap meet. (No dealers please. Only five items per blanket)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Advanced Aiming Methods Matt Zirnsak (The Push Archery)
8:00 PM
Night Coon Course (Course #2) *Bring a flashlight!
9:30 PM
Quiet Time
11:00 PM
Event
Time

Saturday:
Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents
All Day
Inside Snack Bar Open
6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
ALL Courses Open
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dealers Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Eagle Eye Qualifier (LEEK: Providing hunts for wounded veterans, will receive 50% of the money collected for the Eagle Eye Competition.)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Outside Snackbar Open
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Bobella – 11 year-old contortionist and trick shooter/foot-archer
10:30 AM
Mike Dupuy, Falconry Demo and Q&A
11:00 AM
Joel Turner (Iron Mind Hunting) and Tom Clum Sr (Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear):  “Mental and Physical Shot Control”
1:00 PM
Kids’ Balloon Fun Shoot (at kids practice range)
2:30 PM
Chicken BBQ Benefiting Denton Hill Ski Patrol
12:30 PM
Bobella – 11 year-old contortionist and trick shooter/foot-archer
2:00 PM
Mike Dupuy, Falconry Demo and Q&A
3:00 PM
Eagle Eye Shoot-Out (Adults and kids separate)
5:00 PM
Swap meet. (No dealers please. Only five items per blanket)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monty Browning “Hunting Stories from Around the World”
8:00 PM
Coon Course (Course #2) *Bring a Flashlight!
9:30 PM
Quiet Time
11:00 PM
Event
Time

Sunday:
Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents
All Day
Inside Snack Bar Open
6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
ALL Courses Open
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Worship Service (Garage)
8:00 AM
Dealers Open
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Door Prize Drawings (Must be present)
12:30 PM
Used Target Auction
1:00 PM

Fees and Pricing:
On-Site Camping:
Adult/ Youth (8-12)
Wednesday: $20/12 per person
Thursday: $15/9 per person
Friday: $10/6 per person
Saturday: $6/3 per person
Shooting Fees:
Adult/ Youth (8-12)
Thur-Sun: $40/$28
Fri-Sun: $35/$24
Sat-Sun: $30/$20
Sun only: $18/$10
Misc Fees:
Daily Adult Spectator Fee $8 (Maximum $16)
Daily Youth Spectator Fee $4 (Maximum $8)
Early arrivals for camping add $5/$4 per night
Kids 7 and under shoot and camp for FREE!
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