Birmingham’s forecast for the weekend was hot and sunny, which didn’t surprise me in the least. Alabama is the heart of the South after all and heat and humidity can always be counted on with this distinction. Yet my family and I remained enthusiastic, as we arose in the early morning hours, packed up, and began the familiar three-hour drive to Tannehill State Park. The purpose of our trip was one of our favorite archery events: The Howard Hill Southeastern Classic.
The Classic began in 2003, the brain child of Terry Harris, and has since grown in size and popularity. It is a competitive event featuring three traditional classes: recurve or longbow, mens and ladies, and then junior, youth and cub classes for the youngsters. The prizes alone were worth the admission. The winners of the men’s and women’s classes would take home a new Howard Hill Longbow, compliments of Howard Hill Archery. A second competition, the “One shot, One kill” round, was also a big draw, as was restricted to Hill-style longbows and wooden arrows only. To make the shoot even more challenging………. …………………………..
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