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Pope and Young Club to hold archery rendezvous at MacKenzie Center June 8-10

Published by Central Office May 8, 2018

Contact(s): Samantha Kueffler, DNR Property Manager, 608-635-8035; Rick Krueger, Pope and Young Club, 989-884-3800,

POYNETTE, Wis. - The 2018 Pope and Young Club Bowhunters Rendezvous will be held June 8-10 at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette.

The Rendezvous will begin at 9 a.m. June 8 and run through 5 p.m. June 10. This event is a family-oriented bowhunters' shooting event and social gathering that is great for all ages and skill levels.

Aerial archery at a flying disk range is one of the activities at the rendezvous. - Photo credit: Pope and Young
Aerial archery at a flying disk range is one of the activities at the rendezvous.Photo credit: Pope and Young Club

Just 25 miles north of Madison, the MacKenzie Center is one of the most diverse outdoor skills and environmental education centers in Wisconsin with hiking trails, exhibits, and museums. MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world.

The Rendezvous is an opportunity to check out new archery gear and participate in hands-on demonstrations of the latest traditional and modern archery equipment. Attendees will find themed 3-D courses, a long-range competition, an iron bear challenge, an aerial disk station, an adventure race, bowhunting seminars and clinics, great food, hunt and target auctions, gear giveaways, prize drawings and much more. All proceeds benefit the Pope and Young Club's Conservation, Education and Outreach Fund.

Admission to the property is free, but event activities may require pass or ticket purchases. Onsite registration and walk-ins are welcome.

For full details and a schedule of events, visit (exit DNR). Learn more about MacKenzie Center events and activities at, keywords "MacKenzie Center."

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 08, 2018

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