SD Game, Fish, and Parks to sponsor archery tournament in Spearfish

PIERRE, S.D. — Young people from across South Dakota will show off their archery skills at the 13th annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament on Friday, April 1.

The event is being held at Black Hills State University in Spearfish and includes both a Bull’s Eye Target Tournament and a 3D Target Tournament.

The tournament is sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) and will include hundreds of young archers from across the state. Students will compete for individual and team honors in three age divisions with the top three individual winners from both genders, as well as team winners, receiving trophies.

The overall individual winners from both tournaments will receive a free custom-made bow courtesy of GFP and all students receive a free tournament T-shirt.

“It is an honor for GFP to work in cooperation with local school districts on these tournaments.” GFP’s NASP Coordinator, Brandon Maahs said. “Studies have shown that students who participate in NASP like school better and attend school more often. NASP is a positive partnership between GFP and local school districts.”

According to a release from South Dakota GFP, students who participate in NASP within their schools or home school program are eligible for the competition.

For more information about the tournaments, you can email or call 605-220-2130.

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