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

Published by Central Office May 29, 2018

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

MADISON - The 2018 Pope and Young Club Bowhunters Rendezvous opens on June 8 at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin.

The Rendezvous will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 8 and run through 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, and is a family-oriented bowhunters' shooting event and social gathering suitable for all ages and skill levels. The Rendezvous is open to the public, and onsite registration and walk-ins are welcome.

Arial Archery course - Photo credit: Pope and Young Club
Arial Archery coursePhoto credit: Pope and Young Club

The Rendezvous is an opportunity to visit with bowhunting equipment manufacturers 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, outdoor films, great food, hunt and target auctions, gear giveaways, prize drawings and much more. All proceeds go toward the Pope and Young Club's Conservation, Education and Outreach Fund.

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.

Admission to the property is free, but event activities may require pass or ticket purchases. For full details and a schedule of events, visit (exit DNR). Learn more about MacKenzie Center events and activities at, search "MacKenzie Center."

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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