2022 Iowa BHA State Rendezvous
Aug 5 - Aug 7
Starting at 7pm
Saylorville Lake/ Olofson Shooting Range
Polk City, IA









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2022 Iowa BHA State Rendezvous

**Online ticket sales have closed for this event. Tickets can still be purchased at the event. Thank you**

Let’s Rendezvous!

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!


Schedule of Events:

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

  • Smith Wildlife Habitat Area Update- Zach Hall (Ida County Conservation Board)
  • Knives 101- Derek Clark (Iowa BHA Board)
  • Ultralite Fishing and Float tubes- Phil Hayes (Wilderness Lite Float Tubes)
  • Conservation Q&A- Aaron Hebeisen (BHA HQ) and Iowa BHA Board

9PM-11PM: Bonfire and Campout


Sunday, August 7th

8AM-10AM: Pack up and Head Home


Competition Rules 

Weighted Backpack Challenge

-30 lbs in each backpack

-1.5 mile relay hike for each participant

-No running

-Will transition backpack to your partner at the 1.5 mile marker


Archery Shoot:

-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*

August 05, 2022 at 7:00pm - August 07, 2022
Saylorville Lake/ Olofson Shooting Range
11652 NW Nissen Dr
Polk City, IA 50226
United States
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Garrett Drum ·