Our strength has always been in our events and gatherings. Traditional archery is one of those things that needs to be experienced to fully grasp. You can shoot a bow alone of course, but doing so with others like you makes it all the more enjoyable. Give a group of people bows, arrows, and a place to shoot and a good time will be impossible to avoid.
The MLA hosts two events annually: the Great Lakes Longbow Invitational (GLLI) and the Annual Spring Shoot and Membership Meeting. Please mark both on your calendars, but consider attending the events below as well.
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If you are AT ALL interested in Traditional Archery, this is a must attend. Archers and bowhunters alike gather from across the nation to attend this event, which is a culmination of vendors, organizations, and celebrity speakers. In 2017 there will be a competitive 3D competition within another wing of the Expo center. Archers from all over will compete for prizes. There is nothing like this for the archery enthusiast looking to brush the snow off their bow.
Have fun and meet some fellow hunters at the 2nd Annual Squirrel & Rabbit Tournament. There will be doughnuts, coffee and lunch included in this 4 person team tournament. So grab your bow, shotgun, rimfire and hounds, come on out and join the fun. There will also be a Grand Prize, a Gun Raffle and door prizes.
Every year is a memorable one in the MLA, and the stories accrued throughout, whether at the range or in the woods, are relived here amongst friends and family. It is a wonderful time for reflection and an even better time to think about the future, which is always bright in our case. You'll eat, you'll laugh, and you'll be sorry to leave when its time to shut the doors.
The Spring Shoot is our "relaxed" event. It is usually at the the Land O' Lakes Bowman's club in Fenton, a wonderfully wooded location with beautiful 3D courses and a club house that is ideal for our Saturday potluck and membership meeting. The Spring Shoot is absolutely free to members, which includes shooting, camping, and dinner on Saturday if you bring a dish to pass. Click for more information.
About the Club: Twin Oaks Bowhunters is an archery/hunting club located near Clarksville, TN.The club is the home of the Tennessee Classic and hosted the IBO Traditional World Championships from 2010 – 2012. Twin Oaks sits on 400 acres of beautiful Tennessee hardwood.The club consists of 25 members and the gates are open for visitors on most all Friday – Saturdays throughout the year.
If you have ever wondered what our ancestors used when bow hunting, or how they made what they used, this is the event for you. Archery has a deep and rich history, and at the Marshall Primitive Archery Rendezvous you will get the opportunity to learn from the masters. If you ever thought about building a self bow, or a sinew backed bow, here is your chance. There will be bow building, flint knapping, arrow making, and much more. Bring the family and come explore our rich archery history.
For a fun filled weekend with the family, come out to Berrien Springs Sportsman's Club for the Compton Traditional Bowhunters Rendezvous. Vendors, specialty shoots, seminars, camping and of course lots of 3-D shooting on 4 3-D ranges.
Fun, Family, and Tradition. If you like to shoot traditional archery equipment, and you enjoy the camaraderie of others who do the same, come checkout the Michigan Traditional Bowhunters Jamboree!
Not just for modern archers, if you hunt in the great state of Michigan, consider heading up to Harrison for this years MBH Rendezvous. It is also a great way to show others how much fun longbow archery can be.
We have MLA friends in Pennsylvania too! Join them for an extended weekend of 3Ds, competitions, trick shooting, primitive camping, live music, and novelty shoots. It's worth the trip!
If you enjoy the fellowship of the longbow and recurve. Please consider checking out this shoot. It is fun for the entire family. Kids course, camping, hog roast, and of course plenty of 3-D and indoor targets, need we say more.
E.T.A.R. is held at Ski Denton. This shoot is known world-wide as one of the largest Traditional Archery events of it’s kind. We typically draw over a hundred dealers that includes bowyers from all over the US and sometimes overseas...
Elm Hall is one shoot you must experience to appreciate. With both 3D and broadhead targets, and courses arranged in a realistic setting, it is a pleasure to shoot. Saturday evening dinner for campers, novelty shoots, and campfires round out this traditional event.
The Great Lakes Longbow Invitational is the granddaddy of all traditional shoots. It has the distinction of being the first gathering of it’s kind in the modern archery era. It was then and is today a truly wonderful experience and we invite you to come and share it with us.
A great shoot for the entire family. Loads of stuff to do, from knife and tomahawk throwing, atatls, to milk jugs and 3-D archery targets. If you have not shot the course at Lapeer Sportsmen's you are missing out.