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Barber Ranch, Bear Paw Bowmen benefit from MWF Grant


July 1, 2020

The Bear Paw Bowmen recently matched funds awarded to them through a grant received from the Montana Wildlife Federation. The $4,000 were to be put to use helping people that support public events. The funds went towards improvements at the Barber Ranch south of Chinook. The ranch is home to the Barber Ranch Bow Shoot held annually in June. Above, club members install an Auto Pass, aka cattle guard, on the Barber property last week as part of the improvements made to the property.

The Bear Paw Bowmen's Annual Barber Ranch Bow Shoot this year was a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the cancellation of so many events. The Annual Bow Shoot takes place the third weekend of June, concluding on Father's Day each year. 2020 would have been its 22 year. The shoot has been a staple for many to start the summer each year and while its cancellation isn't what anyone wanted it was done in the best interest of everyone involved. Like so many other events that have been forced to postpone or cancel folks involved in the event have kept them present in the minds of th...

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