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National Outdoor Meet Shines Light On Yankton

BY NANCY WENANDE NFAA Easton Archery Center | 0 comments

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The NFAA National Outdoor Target Championships, held at the end of September, was the final tournament of the outdoor season. Yankton hosted more than 250 archers and their families for the weekend and they were treated to a variety of weather conditions, as they have all come to expect in Yankton.

So, indoor target season has officially started! Archers will work on transitioning their equipment and mindsets to the calmer setting of indoor ranges.

The fall season also brings several events to the Archery Center, that are not primarily archery related. We were pleased to host the Ducks Unlimited Banquet this year as well as several other corporate and non-profit events. I would like to give a personal “thank you” to Xpedition Archery and Ducks Unlimited since I was the lucky raffle winner of the new Xpedition Xcentric bow. It was a nice surprise to hear that I won. If you are interested in hosting an event at the Archery Center or learning more about the variety of function that we can host, give Jenna at call at 260-9282.


• Shivers & Quivers is the second youth archery fun shoot in our holiday series. The event on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m. will consist of archery and a variety of other fun activities. We are also encouraging people to bring food items to donate to the Contact Center. The cost for the event is only $5.

• Happy Harvest is our third youth archery fun shoot that will be held Friday, Nov. 11, from 1-5 p.m. Yankton youth are out of school so we wanted to provide youth and parents a fun option for the afternoon. We will have a mix of archery, art and other activities to keep everyone busy. We encourage pre-registration on our website. A $15 fee will cover your cost for the day. The event starts at 1 p.m. but if you aren’t able to stay all day, it’s OK if you need to leave early. We are partnering with Toys for Kids program that is sponsored by the Yankton United Way. If you are able, please bring in a new toy that will be passed on to a family in need.

• Attention all the youth who attended summer archery classes or have taken Try Archery: Enrollment is open for the After School Archery class that is held Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. For $55 you get eight weeks of classes (November/December) with all your equipment provided. You will play fun games and learn more about the basics of archery. Age 8 and older is appropriate for this class. If you just want to stop in and try one of the classes, the fee is only $7.

• Ladies, if you have been looking for an opportunity to learn more about archery, we have a class exclusively for you. Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. is a class exclusively for women to shoot. You can register for the November/December session for $65 or just drop in and try one class for $7. Either way, we have appropriate equipment for you to utilize and you hone in on your inner archer. Be prepared for an evening filled with laughter while you learn.

• Our first indoor JOAD pin shoot of the season will start with registration at 8:30 a.m.  Saturday, Oct. 29. If you are not familiar with pin shoots and would like to learn more and register, check out

• Try Archery: If you are interested in learning the basics and having some fun, this is the class for you. Every Saturday (except during major tournament weekends) from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., there is a learning session that will teach you safety, range rules and the basics of shooting. This class is open to all ages and only $5 per person. No pre-registration is necessary, so grab a couple of friends and come experience something new.

• Sue Hill, a local artist, hosts classes on a drop-in basis or by appointment in our art studio. If you have been looking to expand upon your artistic skills, check out our calendar at or give Sue a call at 660-8021.

• Taekwondo and karate classes are hosted weekly in the dance studio. These are open to adults and children and contact information can be found on our facility calendar.


• We are pleased to be partnering with the Harvest Halloween Festival to be able to provide archery activities during their events. Our booth will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. It is so much fun to take archery out into the community. We hope you stop by our Archery Fun Zones to test your skills. It is FREE and open to adults and youth.


The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center would like to congratulate members Brea Smith, 11, and Hannah Bartos, 15, for their third-place podium finish at the NFAA Outdoor Target Nationals held Sept. 24-25, 2016.

Hannah finished with a bronze medal finish in the Young Adult Female Freestyle division. She has been a member of the Archery Center for more than five years. The past year has been one of outstanding achievements for Hannah, having also achieved a bronze and silver Olympian pin through USA Archery as well as making Team USA’s national ranking team also in third place. As one of the strongest archers in Yankton Hannah’s dedication to archery and success is a beacon for archers to use as their guide.

Following in Hannah’s footsteps, Brea finished Target Nationals with a solid third-place finish. Brea came back from a 14-point deficit the first day for a 90-point lead by the end of competition on day two, despite 20 mph winds that challenged even seasoned adult pro shooters. Brea attributes her success at nationals to her ability to stay focused on her own game and not let outside influences like wind, rain, lightning (all of which happened at nationals) bother her. Brea has been a member of the center for two years and started this year with a second-place finish at the South Dakota State Indoor Championships. She has plans to continue competing.

Congratulations to both archers. You’ve had a great indoor and outdoor season this year. We look forward to seeing how you both do the rest of 2016 and beyond.

Interested in learning to shoot like these outstanding young ladies? Get started today by joining any of our archery classes in the upcoming November/December sessions. Visit our website at or call us at (605) 260-9682 for information.


The Easton Archery Center outdoor 3D league is just about to wrap up. Out league organizer Keith Hofer has done a fantastic job creating a fun and challenging course on our field courses shooting at 3D foam animals through brush, from elevated and angled locations to give our league shooters a taste of what hunting season has in store for them. Results for week 5 of 6 are below. Visit our website at for full results and to stay posted on start time for our winter indoor 3D league and winter indoor spot league. Keep your archery skills razor sharp, no matter the weather at the Easton Yankton Archery Center.

Week 5 Results

High Scratch Scores: Keith Hofer 212, Todd Sherman 210, Tim Leise 204

High Handicap Scores: Todd Sherman 243, Sandy Herrlein 242, Keith Hofer 238

Standings: Keith Hofer 1171. Todd Sherman 1170, Steve Knight 1169, Sandy Herrlein 1163, Tim Leise 1160, Darrin Sundleaf 1144, Joshua Strike 1130, Craig Cauthers 1116, Chris Edward 458


We are excited to do presentations to groups at your meeting location or we could possibly host your group at the Archery Center, providing you a tour of the facility, time in the museum and participating in a shooting activity. For additional information, please contact Nancy Wenande at or 260-9282.