Join the Iowa Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers at Saylorville Campground/Olofson Shooting Range on August 6 for our annual celebration of public lands. This year is a competition format, where teams can compete in a single event or all four and have a chance to win prizes from our corporate partners. Teams of 2 can compete in the Backpack Hike, Archery Shoot, 5-Stand Clay Shoot, or .22 Rifle Shoot.
After the competition, everyone is invited back to the campground for seminars from Iowa's conservation leaders as well as food and drinks around the fire. We will have merchandise, membership incentives for new and renewing members, and raffles from OnX Hunt, Mystery Ranch, and state sponsor U Outdoors!
Come cheer on your favorite team! $20 General Admission tickets are available for folks that want to attend, but not compete. These tickets also get you camping, seminars, and and ability to participate in the activities (but would not be part of the competition). Kids (under 18) get in free!
Get your tickets before the event for a chance to win a YETI Roadie Cooler!
Friday, August 5th
7PM-10PM: Bonfire and Campout
Saturday, August 6th
11AM-1PM: Backpack Challenge
1PM-3PM: Archery Shoot
3PM-5PM: 5-stand Clay Shoot
5PM-7PM: .22LR Rifle Shoot
7PM-9PM: Pulled Pork Dinner @ Saylorville Campground and Seminars
9PM-11PM: Bonfire and Campout
Sunday, August 7th
8AM-10AM: Pack up and Head Home
Weighted Backpack Challenge
-30 lbs in each backpack
-1.5 mile relay hike for each participant
-Will transition backpack to your partner at the 1.5 mile marker
-2 shots per teammate at each range (20 yards, 30 yards, 40 yards, 50 yards, 60 yards)
-There will be a 10 ring, 8 ring, and 6 ring on each target
-Will get 5 points if still hits target outside target rings
-All vertical bows and draw weights are allowed. No crossbows.
5 Stand Clay Shoot
-5 Shots at each location for participants
-5 different locations
-Count how many targets are hit for your team
-Any Gauge Shotgun Allowed (12, 20, 16, or .410)
Rifle Shooting Event:
-.22 shoot (any kind of 22 caliber)
-Scope or iron sights are allowed
-5 shots per person or 10 shots per team
-Standing shot (no rest) at 50 yards
2- Danner Boot Gift Cards- $300 each (Backpack Challenge)
2- Vortex 8x42 Binoculars (.22 Rifle Shoot)
2- Work Sharp Electric Sharpeners (5-Stand Clay Shoot)
2- Block Archery Targets (Archery Shoot)
*First 10 teams to sign up gets a free spot at the Saylorville Campground with the IA BHA board Friday and/or Saturday night*