Osage Creek Archers, a new 3-D Archery course for 2015, located in southeast rural Marshall, Illinois. We will have 2 "routes" in rotation every other month...each will feature 30 Rinehart targets with ASA scoring rings.
The Term "Osage" comes from the native "Osage Orange" tree better know as the hedge apple. There are MANY Osage trees in the front half of the course and a decent size creek in the bottoms. Hence the name Osage Creek Archers. For our more primative crowd who shoot traditional, the term Osage is synonymous with one of the finest bow making woods available to mankind. In fact, centuries ago our native american indians would set out on foot and travel hundreds of miles in search of this treasured tree for this is what they used for their bows. Back then they said a good bow made from Osage wood was worth a horse and blanket! You can't beat that!
When we were developing the course business plan, we thought that it was important to have an "X-Factor"...which is just an overall feeling our shooters get when they visit our course. Things that if you looked at individually wouldn't matter much but collectively made a big impact on our customers overall experience. We traveled around and shot many area courses and used our experiences to help guide us to how we wanted our course to be. Some courses were nice but were just missing something.
Sometimes it's nice to just hang out after the shoot. Clearly the pavilion area is a big part of our x-factor because it provides a warm and inviting atmosphere where people can gather to eat, socialize, or otherwise share information about bows, accessories, deer hunting, food plots, camo, you name it. At the end of the day it's not always about the shooting....it's about the experience. Other things such as our Osage 100 Novelty shot and our goal to offer some really good grub to all our hungry shooters is also very important. So, once again, thank you to all who have befriended us and of course we will always appreciate your referrals. Also, please take a second to look at our sponsors and consider them for your business.
AHW/John Deere, Boneyard Camo, Hannig Construction, Tabco, Lonesome Elk Archery, Autumn Oaks Taxidermy, Ace Sign & Awning, Ricks Smokehouse, Coldwell & Co., Marshall Auto & Tire, Kirchner Building Centers, Fraker Trucking, Goekler & Williams Farm Drainage, Morgan Plumbing and HVAC.
Fall Classic - Sept 10-11
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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