The Colyak Bowhunters archery club was established in 1951 and is chartered by the
Washington State Archery Association (WSAA). The Colyaks are made primarily of bow
hunters - target and recreational shooters. The Colyaks promote and stimulate interest in
all phases of archery and cooperate with other organizations such as the WSAA and the
Department of Fish and Game to improve archery season, hunting, and outdoor life in
the state of Washington.
The Colyaks hold monthly club meetings to discuss upcoming and current archery events,
exchange hunting stories, and socialize with other archery enthusiasts. The club also
encourages family participation in different club functions. To further enhance this, we
hold various activities throughout the year.
Our activities include four 3-D shoots a year that occur in January, February, March, and
November. We can usually average about 200 shooters at these events. We also have
weekly indoor shooting during the winter months for those who like to shoot all year
round. This usually runs from January through March.
To round out the season, we hold an annual club picnic in the spring. The picnic is where
all the members and families come for a day of outdoor meals and fun shoots. The Big
Game Awards are awarded to those who successfully harvest a big game animal. We also
give out a Traveling Trophy. This goes to the bow hunter who has persisted and persevered
in harvesting the MOST big game animals that season.
If all of these sound fun and something you and your family would like to become a part
of or participate in, give us a call or contact us.
by: Ellen Runnels