Bossier City Mayor Tommy Chandler addresses members of the public at a press conference announcing the McKenzie Archery Shooters Association’s Easton / Hoyt Pro / Am tour at Camp Minden on Friday, November 5. (Stacey Tinsley, Bossier Press-Tribune)

During a press conference on Friday, November 5, it was announced that Camp Minden will host the 2022 McKenzie Archery Shooters Association Easton / Hoyt Pro / Am Tour from April 21-24, 2022, after completing the updates. infrastructure made possible by the Louisiana National Guard, Caddo Parish Commission, Bossier Parish Police Jury and Webster Parish Police Jury.

These updates are of great benefit to the Louisiana National Guard during emergency response events. The Shreveport-Bossier Athletic Commission and the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission will host the tournament, in partnership with the Louisiana Tourist Board and the Town of Bossier City.

This event is expected to bring $ 25 million in economic impact to the region over the next 10 years by bringing together more than 2,000 archers, friends and family, manufacturers and employees from across the United States each year for a four-day tournament. .

“The Archery Shooters Association has been running national 3-D Pro / Am archery events for over 25 years. Said Michael Tyrell, president of the Archery Shooters Association, LLC. “We have had the pleasure of dealing with many great host cities and believe our decision to come here is a sound business decision. We’ve been working closely with the Shreveport-Bossier City Athletic Commission for over two years to find a location that has already determined that the community has all the hotel rooms, restaurants and local support we will ever need. The Commission was able to identify a suitable event site and we were fortunate to obtain permission from the Louisiana National Guard to bring our event to Camp Minden. Once we finalize the site, the support and assistance that Camp Minden and all the local parishes have provided will bring more than 2,000 archers, makers and staff to this region for the next ten years, and even longer so. you have us all. “

Competition Archery Media (“CAM”) is providing “live” coverage on the National Cable Sportsman Channel to present the Pro Pressure Point Shoot Down to be held at the Bossier Civic Center on Saturday April 23 at 4:00 pm, in partnership with the City of Bossier City. CAM will also provide full media coverage of the ASA Pro / Am Tour weekend on Facebook or YouTube under “Competition Archery Media”.

“As mayor of Bossier City, it’s always exciting to be able to team up with other intensities. Not just the Parish of Bossier, which has done an exceptional job in orchestrating the Planning Department of Camp Minden, alongside the Parishes of Webster and Caddo. But first of all, thank you to our National Guard and to the men and women who work at Camp Minden, ”said Tommy Chandler, Mayor of Bossier City.

The McKenzie ASA Pro / Am Tour is an annual series of national Pro / Am tournaments, as well as the end-of-season ASA Classic Championship. Each Pro / Am hosts an average of 1,800 competitors and these events are recognized as the best and most exciting 3D archery competitions. Competitors pay a registration fee based on their competitive division in the pro and amateur classes, and the ASA offers the biggest returns on investment in competitive 3D archery as well as year-end bonuses. , because competitors accumulate points for the prestigious “Shooter of the Year” award in their class. Every Pro-Am is also an archery festival with top archery manufacturers showcasing the latest and greatest archery and archery hunting products. Each Pro / Am offers the opportunity to experience professionally organized events with competition ranges specially designed to be spectator-friendly and classes designed for everyone from six to eighty.