From Indiana Department of Natural Resources
-- Raccoon State Recreation Area will host an inaugural Introduction to Archery program and a Traditional Archery competition, Sept. 27, in recognition of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
The events will take place at the archery trail within Raccoon SRA, located west of the property's entrance gate. Introduction to Archery starts at 10 a.m. This event is focused on youth but is open to all ages. Participants will learn about the history of archery and be introduced to some of the equipment used in the sport. Participation is limited to first 20 people who arrive.
The competition, which will be held 12:30 to 1 p.m., is open only to Long Bow/Recurve archers and is limited to the first 15 registrants, who must register by calling 765-344-1412, by Sept. 25. Participants must provide their own equipment. The course will follow the existing archery trail and will consist of 3-D and standard targets.
Both programs are free but standard entrance fees of $5 for Indiana vehicles and $7 for out-of-state vehicles is required. For more information about the event, call 765-344-1412.
Raccoon SRA is located on U.S. 36 in Parke County in west central Indiana, 50 miles west of Indianapolis and 35 miles northeast of Terre Haute.