Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Archery Shoot, Rides, and Bears.. Oh My

Well I haven't been posting as often as I want or should be. But have no fear I am alive and well still living the dream. I figured I would consolidate some posts into one post. I know how much people enjoy reading long pointless posts so no worries, I'll keep it short.

Upper Snake River Bowmen

The USRB Club had their Annual Beaver Dick Shoot out at Beaver Dick Park on the 21st. This is one of my favorite shoots to participate in. There were 2 separate ranges of 3D targets and lots of challenging  shots to push you. Unfortunately they set up all the 3D targets on the Friday before the shoot and camped out in the park, then woke up to find that someone had stolen two of the targets. That was very frustrating knowing that someone would stoop that low. But here are some pictures that I snapped while we were at the shoot.

3D Archery Shoot
My brother Travis shooting the Glendel Buck

Upper Snake River Bowmen Shoot
My brother Kevin shooting the Glendel Buck

East Idaho Archery Shoot
My Dad shooting the Glendel Buck

3D archery shoot Rexburg Idaho
My sister-in-law Sara

Yellowstone Bear World

After the shoot, I spent the rest of the day with my wife and son. We went to Yellowstone Bear World for their Easter egg hunt. It was of course well after Easter but they just had some baby bear cubs and so we went to spend some time around some bears, ride some rides, and enjoy the sunny day.

Yellowstone Bear World Cub
Baby Cub
Bear World Cub
Bear Cub
Yellowstone Bear World Petting Zoo
Baby Deer Loving Fynch's Shirt
Bear World
That's his mean Bear Face
Yellowstone Bear World rides
My wife and son enjoying the train ride
grape ride at bear world
This was his first "amusement park" ride
Yellwostone Bear World Albino Elk
Albino Elk
Gobble Gobble
black bears in bear world
Bears staring down the cars
Grizzly bear
Grizzly Bear
bear world grizzly bear
That's a big bear
Wolf taking a nap
Rexburg Yellowstone Bear World
Fynch staring down the bear
Bear World Upclose
Bear licking the front of our car
Brown bear on my car
He decided he wanted a ride
Brown Bear on my Hood
I'm trying to back up at this point
Brown bear at bear world
I don't always stand on top of cars, but when I do....
bear on car at bear world
Just checking your wiper blade
Bear World Brown Bear
Hmmm... Looks like they need changed
Bear claws hood
High Five
Large black bear
Luckily it wasn't this big guy
Large Black Bear at Bear World
Big ole bear

This was how we spent our Saturday. It was a lot of fun to be able to spend time with my family and get out and enjoy the wildlife. I know it was in a park but to see my son's face with all the rides and the animals was priceless. I wouldn't have had it any other way, spending the day with my wife and son. I'll even take the scratches on my hood for the memories that we will have.


  1. That looks like fun, Dustin! Too bad about the stolen targets. Why people feel the need to do that is beyond me. Glad you had a good time though! Also glad the bears didn't get more aggressive.

    1. I've never understood why anyone would need to steal either, it was unfortunate but we were still able to have the shoot. I'm glad the bear didn't get more aggressive either, luckily it wasn't the big boy there that tried to jump on the car.