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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Thursday, March 15, 2012

MDWFP Hosts 2nd Annual MBA/AIMS 3-D Tournament

JACKSON- On Saturday, March 3, 2012, over 100 archers visited the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Jackson Archery Center to compete in the 2nd Annual Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) 3-D tournament. This shoot was a joint project of the MDWFP Archery Center and the Mississippi Bowhunters Association (MBA). The MBA provided aconcession area with fresh grilled food, refreshments, and volunteers. MBA 3-D coordinator, Bill Tolbert, shared ideas, direction, and advice that enabled the Jackson Archery Center staff to develop a top-notch 3-D course. The course was staged in the river bottomland, south of the Archery Center. Each target was marked with a 12, 10, 8, and 5 point scoring ring. Each archer was allowed to fire one arrow per target, and then proceed to the next target.

As the tournament concluded, awards were presented and door prizes distributed. The entry fees were donated to the Foundation for MDWFP and earmarked for the AIMS program. This additional revenue will help support the AIMS program, which is currently provided in over 200 schools across the state.

"This program has proven to decrease school dropout rates and provide all participants an opportunity to excel in a competitive sport and to become involved in a non-traditional activity," said Waldo Cleland, AIMS coordinator.  

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