Welcome to the Train To Hunt Challenge

The Train To Hunt Challenges are annual events strategically timed in the off season to set a goal for hunters preparing for the rigors of the upcoming Fall and Winter hunting seasons. Challenge events not only serve as a benchmark for any hunter to measure their preparedness, but, also bring together the Train To Hunt community of like-minded individuals and families to compete and share in the sport they love.

After competing in one of the regional Challenge events, a handful of hunter athletes will qualify for the National Championships where one hunter athlete in each division will be crowned the Train To Hunt National Champion.

Location Details

April 11th-12th – Mesa, Arizona @ Usery Mountain Park
June 6th and 7th – Enumclaw, Washington @ Cedar River Bowmen
June 13th and June 14th – Colorado Springs, Colorado @ Columbine Bowmen Archery Club
June 20th and 21st – Kellogg, Idaho @ Silver Mountain Resort
June 27th and 28th – Tamarack, Idaho @ Tamarack Ski Resort
July 11th and 12th – Eugene, Oregon @ Cascadian Bowmen Archery Range
July 18th and 19th – Casper, Wyoming @ Robert L. Adams Archery Range

Saturday – “Hunters 3D Course” and “The Meat Pack” 

  • 7:00 am to 8:00 am – Competitors check-in
  • 8:15 am – Mandatory competitors meeting
  • Opening Ceremony at 8:30 am
  • ***9:30 am- Train To Hunt Challenge Course Only heats start- Competitors will be assigned a heat at registration.
  • 9:30 am – The 3D Event starts
  • 20 targets – Between 3yards and 60 yards
  • Competitors must shoot same set up for all shooting events (bow, sight, release, stabilizer)
  • No rangefinders
  • Scoring:  5pts for heart shot  / 3pts for a lung shot / 1pt for outside lung ring / 0 for a miss
  • 12:00 – Break for Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – Mandatory competitors meeting
  • 2:00 pm – The Meat Pack Event starts
  • 5:00 pm – Leader Board Posted/Closing Announcements

***This is for those competitors that sign up to do the Train To Hunt Challenge Course only.

Sunday -“Train To Hunt Challenge Course” 

  • 7:00 am to 8:00 am – Competitors check-in
  • 8:00am – Hunters 3D Course only competitors meeting. 
  • 8:15 am – Mandatory competitors meeting
  • 8:30am- Shotgun Start for “Hunters 3D Course”
  • 9:00 am – Heat 1 (4 competitors per heat) of the Challenge Course- See Event Rules Below
  • Heats will be released every 10 minutes.
  • All competitors heats and their approximate  start times will be announced in advance and posted at the race site.

Event Rules

  • There will be ten divisions, Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men (40+) , Masters Women (40+) , Men Super Masters (50+) , Women Super Masters (50+) , Traditional Archers, Men Hunting Partners, Women Hunting Partners, Co-ed Hunting Partners
  • $100 registration, on-site registration t-shirt is not included.
  • Competitors must fill out the on line Competitors Form and Waiver
  • Competitors must have their competition number written on their bow arm and the fletching of their arrows.
  • Competitors must have their arrows either in a quiver, or in their backpack. They are not allowed to run with arrows in their hand.
  • Approximately 1.5-2.0 mile course
  • Range finders are allowed.
    • Competitors must carry #20-Men/#10-women in a backpack. We will provide the weight for the pack.
    • Competitors must stay on designated trails
    • There will be  6 physical challenges and targets to be completed/shot during the race.
    • There will be clear standards on the physical challenges, and designated physical challenge areas to perform them.
    • Competitors will shoot at standard 3D targets throughout the race.
    • There will be designated shooting stations where competitors will be shooting from on a first come first serve basis.
    • Competitors must complete each physical challenge before moving on to the following target.
    • Teams can split the required repetitions between the two members as long as both members of the team do a minimum of one repetition of each physical challenge.
    • Competitors must shoot from an unoccupied designated shooting station.
    • Team members must shoot from the same shooting station.  One AFTER the next.
    • Competitors must shoot at every target
    • BOTH team members must shoot every target
    • Competitors must do physical challenges in designated physical challenge areas.
    • Only one team member can be performing repetitions at any given time.
    • Competitors must shoot the same bow, sight, release, and Stabilizer for both days of the competition. ( Exceptions to be decided by Event Coordinator)
    • In the event of a dry fire during the “Train To Hunt Challenge Course” Event, the competitor will not be allowed to shoot at any more targets, however that competitor will be allowed to complete the course by doing all the physical penalties.

Shooting Rewards and Penalties during Challenge Course

  • If the competitor hits the ten ring on the target:
    • The competitor moves on to the next physical challenge.
    • Has 30 seconds SUBTRACTED from their total run time.
  • If the competitor hits the eight ring:
    • The competitor moves on to the next physical challenge.
    • No reward or penalty.
  • If the competitor hits the target anywhere outside the eight ring:
    • The competitor moves on to the next physical challenge.
    • Has 30 seconds ADDED on to their total race time.
  • If a competitor misses the target completely, or enough that the arrow doesn’t stick in the target:
    • The competitor must complete the physical PENALTY (20 pack on burpees) before moving on to the next target.
    • No additional time penalty.

Determining the winner-TBA


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Train To Hunt was developed to to improve hunting fitness by providing workouts designed for hunters. We help hunters "Tame The Mountains".
Train To Hunt
51502 Rockdale Rd E
Edwall, WA 99008

Phone: 509-220-0849
Email: info@traintohunt.com

Upcoming Events

  1. TTH Challenge Oregon

    July 11 - July 12
  2. TTH Challenge Wyoming

    July 18 - July 19
  3. TTH National Championships

    August 1 - August 2