First annual wingshoot competition held in Whitewater

By Laura Wibbenmeyer - bio | email

WHITEWATER, MO (KFVS) - The 1st Annual Southeast Missouri Traditional Wingshoot Competition is being held in Whitewater, Missouri on August 7.

Amanda Koehler has been around bows her entire life and she says this sport is for everyone.

"A lot of people think its for old men, not true," said Koehler.

She says traditional archery is becoming huge in this area.  That's thanks to archers like Amanda's dad, Curtis Waggoner.

"The wingshoot competition is going to be shooting at ariel targets that are thrown into the air," said Waggoner.

Koehler says this it the most fun event, but that can be argued because some prefer the hunter's challenge.

"The hunters challenge is where we have five targets and they are 3D animal targets," said Waggoner.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the competition will begin at 9:30 a.m.  At dark there will be a coon shoot too.

Show Me's will be at Millers Archery too to provide food.  The competition will be held at Millers Archery in Whitewater at the intersection of Hwy A and F.  For more information call Curtis Waggoner at (573) 866-0046.

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