Local shoot produces 'comeback' score for rookie archer


July 10, 2019

Of The New Era

When Luke Perkins lined up his final arrow at this year’s Wapiti Bowmen Bonanza Safari Shoot on Richardson Gap Road on June 15, it was the culmination of a journey.

It had been a bit of a winding road for Luke to get to the 50-yard firing line, where he was about to take a shot at a life-sized three-dimensional rhino target. On the rhino was the real target Luke and all the other archers at the competition were aiming for: a PVC plastic ring an inch-and-a-half in diameter.

Anybody putting an arrow on or in the ring would win $1,000.

Luke, who lives in rural Albany, is a...

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