If you are a serious bowhunter and are lucky enough to live in the Northwest portion of the country you’re in for a real treat. The Full Draw Film Tour is coming to a historic theater near you this summer. You’ll have the opportunity to watch exciting, never-before-seen bowhunting films in a classic big-screen setting. Full Draw Film Tour gatherings also include presentations by bowhunting experts and sponsors, drawings for free archery gear and general bowhunter camaraderie provided by a room full of like-minded enthusiasts. In a nutshell, you’re treated to eight 8- to 12-minute, uninterrupted bowhunting films, interspersed with intermissions for raffles and sponsor presentations. Brand-new bows are also given away at every show! Adult tickets are only $12, children $9.
The Full Draw Film Tour is now in its forth year. This year’s tour starts in Reno, Nev., May 4, and concludes in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19 – totaling 12 shows in seven states. The stated goal of this year’s tour is to unite bowhunters, fuel the outdoorsman and create excitment for all those passionate about archery.
All these films are provided by talented independent filmmakers who submit their bowhunting films for consideration. The pool of perspective films has grown each year; 14 filmmakers vying for eight spots this year. South Cox, owner of Stalker Recurves and a particapating filmmaker, says the quality of these films has improved annually.
“They have become more about expressing the total bowhunting experiance than fixating on the final kill,” says Cox.
The Full Draw Film Tour uses proceeds to support a variety of hunting-related charities in the archery community. Filmmakers receive no compensation for their work. Other proceeds are garnered through hunting-industry sponsors and donations. This will also be the Full Draw Film Tour’s third year providing support and encouragement for challenged kids with unfortunate health circumstances via Hunt Of A Lifetime. Proceeds from event raffles help in this and other worthy causes.