Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

Eastern Oregon Super Shoot Brings 400 To Anthony Lakes

By Coby Hutzler


This weekend's Eastern Oregon Super Shoot saw 411 archers hone their skills on the slopes of the Anthony Lakes ski area.

"That's about 120 more than we usually do," said Bob Reedy, president of the Elkhorn Archers in Baker City, which organized the event along with the Grande Ronde Bowmen in La Grande.

Archers came from Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington and California for the 12th-annual Super Shoot at Anthony Lakes.

The event saw everyone from experienced archery hunters looking to test their equipment to families out for a fun weekend.

Placed around the ski area were 80 3-D targets that ranged in appearance from warthogs and elk to rearing cobras and dinosaurs.

With hiking routes between targets marked by flagging tape, the event was as much a test of participants' stamina as their aim.

Money was on the line, too.

Some of the targets featured small orange "moneydots." Archers who hit moneydots won cash prizes.

See more in Monday's issue of the Baker City Herald.