CONVENTION/BANQUET

 
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2020 BOW Convention and Banquet

We are sorry to say this but the 2020 BOW convention has been cancelled due to the COVID19 issue in Sheridan and the potential health risks to our members and the public.  The Governor of Wyoming has requested no large meetings and the Holiday Inn in Sheridan informed us that the Home Show for this weekend and six other functions in the next week have been cancelled

The amount of work to put this on was incredible and this hurts the convention committee and the executive council of BOW more than anyone.  As a group we would feel absolute awful if anyone contracted the virus and it subsequently lead to the death of another person.  Cancelling this event is also going to be an incredible amount of work because of all the donated items that may need to be returned to the donors, cash donations returned, and banquet ticket payments refunded and all vendors notified.  Refunds for your banquet tickets will be issued in the form of checks from BOW as quickly as we can but please bear with us and you should have your refund in the next two weeks.

We will have more information to send out next week in regard to the drawing for the Commissioner’s License Raffle and how to handle the General Raffle for the 2 bows and cooler.

Thank you for understanding,

Bowhunters of Wyoming

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 20TH & 21ST OF MARCH TO COME TO SHERIDAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOWHUNTERS OF WYOMING CONVENTION – ALL EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. A TIME FOR ALL BOWHUNTERS TO SEE WHAT BOW IS ABOUT. WE HAVE A GREAT TIME, LOTS OF FUN, AND A PLACE TO MEET AND DISCUSS BOWHUNTING WITH LIKE MINDED BOWHUNTERS. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN SHERIDAN.

March 20th & 21st at the Holiday Inn located in Sheridan, Wyoming
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (additional items may be added)Friday, March 20th
Noon –Start setting up display panels, BOW merchandise, Receive trophies and donations, Vendor booth setup
4 – 6 pm Executive Council meeting

6pm –  Icebreaker, Cash bar & bottomless beer glasses, Games,
Vendor Booths, Big Game Trophy Display, mini Silent Auction,
Visit with old friends and meet new attendees

Saturday, March 21st

8 am – 4 pm Big Game Trophy Display, Vendor Booths & Poker Run

8:30 am – Noon BOW General Business meeting
(only members can comment and vote)

Noon – 1:15 pm Lunch on your own

Noon – 6pm Vendor Booths and BOW merchandise & ticket sales

1:30pm – 2:15pm Aron Snyder of Kifaru Seminar
BACKCOUNTRY BOWHUNTING

2:30 pm – 4 pm Keith Beam Seminar
GROUND BLIND HUNTING DO’S AND DON’TS

 

BANQUET 

4 pm – 6 pm Games, Cash bar & bottomless beer glasses,
Silent Auction, Get ready for the banquet

6pm -Banquet, Introductions, Colors Presentation-Boy Scouts,
Entertainment, Contest winners, Awards, Raffle Drawings,
Silent Auction, Card Raffles, Guessing Games, Live Auction

CONVENTION
Items currently available to win or purchase at the convention (more to come):
Coffee/end table, Igloo Cooler w/booze, Deer Shoulder Mount, Corn Hole Game Boards, Bear Trap, 2 Shoulder Mounts Deer/Antelope, Wooden Turned Bowl, Yeti Cooler, Mathews VXR Compound Bow, Hoyt NITRUX Compound Bow, Yellowstone Longbow,
Pronghorn Custom Longbow Certificate, Kids & Adult Knitted Hats, Alaskan Guided Fishing Trip, Wildlife Quilt (if you have a donation for BOW, please let Susan know)

TROPHY DISPLAY – All current members of B.O.W. are urged to bring their trophy mounts, skulls, horns, etc to be displayed at the Convention. Animals must have been taken with a bow and the hunter must have been a BOW member at the time of harvest and shall not have been previously displayed at a B.O.W. event. Each trophy displayed will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Sportsman’s Warehouse furnished by B.O.W.

LADIES DOWNTOWN POKER RUN – Open to all Convention attendees – map and list of participating merchants will be available at the convention. Cards are to be picked up at the different merchants and the best hand formed at the banquet will win a prize.

POOP GUESS – A contest for a guess at the number of pellets in a container displayed at the Banquet will be available. Each banquet attendee gets one guess and the closest to the correct total will win $50 from B.O.W.

PHOTO CONTEST – See separate article for the rules on the photo contest in this newsletter.

GAMES – Several different games (Corn hole, Ring toss, High/Low Cards, etc) will be held during the evening on Friday and also between the seminars and the banquet on Saturday

BOW Convention Committee (questions or suggestions to bowhntwy@wavecom.net