Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge

August 18th at 555 Grants Creek Rd in Jacksonville from 8am – 7pm

The Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge is an event that honors the life and wish of Chris Campbell. In keeping Chris’ wish alive to support Wounded Warriors and in an effort to support the Navy SEAL Foundation for their undying support to the families, all proceeds will go to these two great organizations. Members of the Campbell family created this event not only to bring awareness to Chris‘wish but also felt the event was a reflection of Chris’ passion for the outdoors and his interest in bowhunting. The National Wild Turkey Federation and Lejeune Archery are partnering with us to help this event be a success and to hopefully make this an annual event.

This event is for beginning and experienced individuals who have an interest in archery/bowhunting. There will be 22 3D Targets; each target will be in memory of Chris’ and his 21 teammates who were also killed that day plus a special novelty shoot target that will honor Bart the dog. Businesses and individual have sponsored each target.

We will also be holding a special Poker Run that will end at the main event. All proceeds will also go to WWP and Navy SEAL Foundation.

Bowhunters Challenge info:

-       Lejeune Archery is running event

-       Open registration 9:00AM – 2:30PM

-       Scorecards turned in by 6:00PM

-       Down East Archery Coalition Rules Apply

-       Class

  • Men’s & Ladies Open, Men’s & Ladies Bowhunter & Traditional $20 with BBQ meal included
  • Youth (12-16) & Cub (9-12) $10 – BBQ meal included
  • Peewee (<9) Free shooting, BBQ meal NOT included
  • Trophy will be awarded to top 3 finishers in each class

Poker Run info:

-       Registration 10am – 11am at Carolina Ale House

-       Registration Fee:$20 Rider / $15 Passenger includes BBQ plate and commemorative poker chip in memory of Chris Campbell

-       Best hand wins $100

-       Ride ends at Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge

-       Last bike 4PM

Other activities that will take place at event:

-       Fishing tournament for kids from 8am – 9:00am and then open fishing to kids all day at the Campbell’s private pond. Poles and bait will be provided by NC Wildlife Federation

-       BBQ Plates for $8 with food supplied by Murphy-Brown, Carolina Ale House, Lendy’s and Flounders

-       Silent Auction and raffle that starts at 9:00 AM and goes until 6PM. Some of the items….

  • Signed guitar donated by Ted Nugent
  • Custom Turkey Call by Steve Turpin
  • Engraved Echo Call
  • 32 in TV
  • Hunting art
  • Knives
  • Fishing Poles and equipment
  • Deer Stand

-       Kids BB shoot

-       Kids Archery area ran by NC Wildlife Federation

-       Kids games and bounce house

-       Dunk Tank

-       Two Novelty shoots – Winner for one wins a 3D Target and the other wins ½ of the raffle money for that shoot.

-       DJ all day

-       Closing ceremony and awards presented at 6:30pm

For more information, visit:

If you are interested in sponsoring or donating items contact Le Campbell at 787-2849

Submitted by: Terri Campbell

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Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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