Photo by Dale Shrull

Dan Meade fires a shot at the target Saturday as his teammate Ryan Wharton looks on during the Train to Hunt competition at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Meade and Wharton were two of the more than 100 competitors at the event, which combined physical workouts with shooting at targets.

Exhausted, but exhilarated

Train to Hunt competition leaves competitors tired, but fulfilled

Dan Meade and Ryan Wharton were breathing hard as they reached the final target.
A quick look through his range-finder and Meade barked “24 yards!”
He pulled the string on his bow, his right-side shoulder muscles and biceps rippling. Then a fluid release and the arrow zipped into the bighorn sheep model target with a “thump.”

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