Bearpaw Products supports instinctive and traditional archery in many places around the world. This is the 3rd time Henry Bodnik has supported the Archery Shop Romania in the Bearpaw Cup. Together with the help of Doru Danilet and Codruta Angelescu, Henry Bodnik again put together the parcours personally this year. The tournament was held in the vicinity of Sibiu. Sibiu is located at quite a central location, enabling many more archers to attend. Archery is still in its infancy in Romany and is attracting more friends and lovers every year.
The wild forest with a small stream and many hazelnut bushes was perfectly suited to integrate this kill tournament in the countryside. The hot temperatures were exceeded in their effect only by the many mosquitos and which made life difficult for all the archers.
Special attention was given to the children, who were led through the tournament with special guidance offered by the tournament organizers. Everybody wants especially the children to have fun and enjoy the tournament days.
This type of tournament is absolutely unfamiliar to most archers. The very near and realistic hunting positions to be shot from cover demand archers to shoot and think completely differently from what they are used to.
There wasn’t a single shot, in which Henry had not devised a special challenge. Either the uncomfortable shooting position or the sharp shooting angle or small shooting windows offered many different difficulty levels.
Already in the opening speech, Henry mentioned his preference for these particular shooting positions. His experience gained from stalking and hunting adventures in Canada and the United States have greatly influenced and shaped him since.
At the end of the 1st tournament day, looking around, one could see only happy faces, and hopefully everyone had reached their goals. The day was rounded off with a goulash to replenish the lost energy reserves.