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Thrill of the Hunt Indoor 3D Archery

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LONG ISLAND DEER HUNTER'S -
Summer Velvet Archery Shoot Out and BBQ
at Thrill of the Hunt Indoor 3D Archery Range

By Michael Byrne - June, 2014

Ask any hard-core whitetail bow hunter what they think about during the off-season and they will tell you… archery, archery and more archery.  Good thing there is a unique place on the island where these die-hards can assemble, reminisce about past hunts, look ahead to the coming season and hone their skills by letting a little carbon fly. The place I’m talking about is Thrill of the Hunt Indoor 3D Archery range in Calverton, Long Island. Thrill of the Hunt opened its doors in October of 2010 and has been the go to place for archers of all ages to challenge their shooting ability.

art binderArt Binder, founder of Thrill of the Hunt wanted to be able to shoot 3D indoors, but such opportunities where not available on Long Island. The solution for Art was right under his nose on his 10-acre horse farm, inside a 10,000-square-foot horse training arena previously used by him to train nationally competitive cutting horses. By re-grading the floor of the arena to provide a variety of elevations, deploying 30 top-quality 3D animal targets, and building a 10-foot high shooting platform to compliment the five ground shooting points, Art has created a truly unique environment in which any enthusiast can enjoy.

On Saturday, May 31st. and Sunday June 1st. 86 entrees in 8 separate divisions gathered for the Long Island Deer Hunter’s Summer Velvet 3D archery shootout & BBQ. Matt Sasso, moderator of the Face Book group, “Long Island Deer Hunters” and Jeff Schneider of Smith Point Archery, were instrumental in bringing local bow hunters together for what promises to be a new annual event at Thrill of the Hunt.

kiely_kennyThe excitement was palpable on Sunday watching the MBO shoot off between Thrill of the Hunt veterans, Rick Kiely and Troy Kenny with Rick Kiely besting Kenny with a center punch shot on the 14 point ring at 36 yds. Kenny was a close second with a 10 point ring shot. It was also a treat to watch the youth shooting divisions as they took to the line just like their adult counterparts and gave it their all. I suppose you could call it an early father’s day present…there were a lot of proud dads under one roof that day. Hats off to them for guiding the kids down the right path into a great sport.

After the shoot, the archers and their families were treated to a great feast of burgers, hot dogs and sausages on the grill with plenty of side dishes, soda and cold beer to compliment the meal. The weekend certainly did not disappoint…great weather, good people and memorable times.

For more information on Thrill of the Hunt rates and membership plans, call Art Binder at
631-566-5261 or visit the website: www.indoor3d.com

SHOOTING RESULTS: (IBO Scoring)

PRO class:

1- Troy Kenny - 294velvet shoot 1
2- Rick Kiely - 292
3- Dave Declemente - 290
4/5- Bob Yager - 282
4/5- Tom Carrol - 282
6- Frank Maggio - 279
7- Dr.Vinny Vomero - 276

MBO class

1- Rick Keily - 296 * shoot-off
2- Troy Kenny - 296
3- Brian Bishop - 286
4- Dr.Vinny Vomero - 284
Wai Eng - 280
Stu eissberg - 280
Joey Privitera - 279
Alex Ojeda - 278
Billy Leary - 278
Vinny Pandolfo - 278
Bob Yager - 277velvet shoot 2
Steve Aiello - 276
Adam Dufus - 276
Andrew Cappello - 275
Frank Maggio - 274
Todd Striplin - 271
Scott Samsoe - 271
Mike O'Connor - 268
Corey Wachler - 266
Tim Quiery - 266
Dan Cerami - 259
Adrian Mason - 259
John Weglowski - 259
Kenny Lent - 257
Rob Navratil - 257
Tom Galinski - 256
Andy Patriacola - 255
David Balogh - 253
Ronie Davison - 253
Paul Hatch - 253velvet shoot 3
Jestin Cendana - 250
Chris Cogan - 250
Josh Pokorny - 248
Dean Ingenito - 248
Tim Lopez - 246
Jarred Acevedo - 246
Damon Licari - 245
Tibor Salzo - 240
Tom Barone - 233
Matt Sasso - 229
Jason Capurso - 221
Gary Rottler - 221
Lenny Cerami - 207
Greg Ball - 185

TRD class:
1- Joe Zummo - 159
2- Lambros O.  - 141

FBO class:velvet shoot 4
1- Amanda King - 248

MBO SR. class:
1- Jarrette Braithwaite - 236*
(won by 10 ct.)
2- Joe Kenny - 236

Y13-17 class:
1- Michael Lima - 285
2- Nicolas Zummo - 258
3- CJ - 232
4- Christopher Cogan - 215
5- Seth Ball - 208
6- Jessica Licari - 183

FBH class:
1- Brenden Leary - 77
2- Sage Keily - 71
3- Sabrina Mason - 70
4- Laney Vomero - 51
5- Joshua Pokorny jr - 43
6- Sofi Hatch - 15

CUB class:
1- Samantha Mason - 152

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