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Fri, Jul 14


Gila County

Traditional Bowhunters Rendezvous

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Traditional Bowhunters Rendezvous
Traditional Bowhunters Rendezvous

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2023, 8:00 AM – Jul 16, 2023, 8:00 AM

Gila County, Forest Lakes Estates, AZ 85931, USA


About the event

Upper Canyon Creek Campground - 13.6 miles from Forest Lakes, AZ


  • General Admission is Free
  • Competitive Admission is $10.00 per shooter (100% payout to be split among the winners)
  • Competitive Milk Jug Shoot (Saturday)
  • Aerial Archery
  • Water Bag Shoot-Off
  • Flint Knapping and Arrow Making
  • Trade/Sale blanket (bring stuff to sale/trade)
  • Scavenger Hunts, Activities, & Games for Kids
  • Primitive camping available on a first come, first serve basis - we will try and reserve as much as we can (campsites include tables, fire pits, & restrooms)
  • Saturday Night Potluck (bring something to share - main coarse will be provided)
  • Fly Fishing at Canyon Creek (you can also check out the Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery for free)
  • Night Camp Fires with Hunting Stories/Experiences


Friday, July 14, 2022

  • 9 am – 5pm: arrive, check in, fishing, non-competitive shooting, arrow making, flint knapping, etc.
  • 4 pm – Water Bag Shoot-Off
  • 7 pm – Camp Fire with Evening Program

Saturday, July 15, 2022

  • 8 am – Milk Jug Shoot (Competitive)
  • 11 am – Aerial Archery
  • 4 pm – Gear show-off, swap/trade blanket, arrow making, flint knapping
  • 5 pm – Group Photo / Pot Luck
  • 7 pm – Camp Fire with Evening Program (Awards/Prizes)

Sunday, July 16, 2022

  • 8 am – Trash pick-up, break camp (no other agenda, stay/shoot/load up)

***Schedule will adapt as needed***

We would like to set up a free 3D course. If you have an animal or two and wouldn't mind letting us use them, please email us at or text/call us at (480) 737-2291.


Let us know if you would like to be a Vendor at this event. See you there!


  • Competitive Admission

    Includes admission for the Competitive Milk Jug Shoot on Saturday, July 16th, 2023. Will go towards the 100% payout for the winners of the Milk Jug Shoot.

    +$0.25 service fee
  • General Admission




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