What is the Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt?.
Also known as the "Tar Hollow Hunt". In 1993, Gerry Caillouet, then club chairman and an avid outdoorsman, had a dream to create an atmosphere where Christian sportmen could bring their unsaved friends to hear the Good News about the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Knowing these unsaved individuals were unlikely to attend a "normal" church service, Gerry concieved the idea of a whitetail deer bowhunt combined with a non-threatening presentation of the Good News! Thus began what has become an annual tradition. Gerry has since expanded this concept to reach the lost through his radio program "God's Great Outdoors" and has authored several books. The hosting of this annual event now rests on the Lord of the Harvest Archery Club. Click here to learn more about the Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt, or here to learn more about God's Great Outdoors and Gerry Caillouet..
I'd like to attend a club meeting. What should I bring?
The only thing you need bring to one of our club meetings is yourself. Archery gear if you have it. Your friends and family are welcome too. If you plan to shoot the targets at our regular meeting place, The Tackle Shack in Troy, you'll need about five-bucks to pay for range time.
What church are you affiliated with?
The Lord of the Harvest Archery Club is not affiliated with a single denomination. Club members attend a diverse number of churches: Assemblies of God; Baptist; Grace Brethren; Nazarene; and others. At the center of our relationship to one another is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the center of our lives and the center of this ministry. Our religious backgrounds may have some doctrinal differences but we share a common faith and mission: Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and we want to share this good news with others.
What is your Club's view on crossbows?
Our members own and shoot a variety of archery gear. From high tech compounds and crossbows to self-made "sticks and strings". The type of archery gear you choose to shoot or hunt with is a personal choice. There are some archery events we attend which may have restrictions on the type of archery gear you can use. These are noted on our events calendar.
What if I've never shot a bow, or hunted, and/or know very little about either. ?
No one was born with a bow in their hand and we've all had a first day. Come to any of the club's meetings or events to learn more. Our Club members enjoy sharing archery and bowhunting. And there are ususally a few extra bows around you can try for fun.
What if I am interested in archery but not in hunting?
Many of our members do not hunt and simply enjoy the fun of target shooting. We promote development of one's archery skills through practice and many members do enjoy the additional challenge of hunting. The Club also hosts an annual bowhunt each year but many attend as non-hunters.
How can I get more information on Club events and activities?
The best source on the latest events and activities can be found right here on our website. Archery shoots, meetings, show dates, and more are listed on our Events Calendar page. The latest information about our annual deer hunt , including a printable registration form, can be found on our Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Huntpage. We do not publish a club newsletter but you can request a hunt brochure and registration form by contacting the Club at email@example.com. You may also email questions or request more info at this e-address.