A total of 223 kids across the state competed in the southwest district archery meet at Nishu Bowmen.
It’s organized by 4-H throughout the NDSU Extension program.
The event consisted of three age divisions for kids 8 to 18 years old. They participated in bare bow and freestyle unlimited.
NDSU Extension Agent, Karla Meikle, says archery is a skill that has a lot of benefits, especially for youth.
“It gives kids a sense of responsibility, they have a commitment and it engages youth with other youth across the state. Most importantly it is great for self-esteem. So, we are creating great opportunities for kids to gain self-esteem within themselves and network,” said Meikle.
The competition will travel throughout six cities in North Dakota. They will go to Watford City in a few weeks.
The tournament started in Bismarck and this is the only archery tournament within 4-H in North Dakota.