The Payson Mountain High Games archery event has contests for all ages and will take place over all three days. The first day of archery will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, June 3, then starting again at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 4; and beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, June 5. The Friday and Sunday events will be open range shooting, while the Saturday contest is a 3-D archery tournament.
There will be 4-H competitors, family groups and archery class contestants. The 4-H group is divided into subjuniors, ages 9 to 11; juniors, ages 12 and 13; and seniors, ages 14 to 18. Family group contestants will be broken into the following: peewee, 8 and younger; cub, 9 to 13; youth, 14 to 17; and adults, 18 and older.
The archery class competition categories are: open, any bow, any sight, any stabilizer; release, any bow, fixed pins, no scope, 12-inch maximum stabilizer, any release; fingers, any bow, fixed pins, no scope, 12-inch maximum stabilizer, shoot with fingers; and traditional, any recurve or longbow, no sights, shoot with fingers.
To participate in the 4-H contest, by entry the team coach or shooting sports program coordinator or parent is verifying that the youth entered is knowledgeable and proficient in the safe use of equipment and the fundamentals of the event. The participant may be dismissed or disqualified if officials believe they are not proficient or knowledgeable.
General rules of the event:
• One arrow at each target
• Binoculars are allowed
• Rangefinders are not allowed
• No smoking or alcohol will be allowed on
• the range
Fees range from $30 for an immediate family group to free for peewee contestants.