Molokai Bowhunters Welcome a New Year
Molokai Bowhunters Club News Release
The Molokai Bowhunters Club wishes everyone a Happy New Year. We plan to keep everyone informed of our club activities throughout the year. Our range is located in Kalae, just past Coffees of Hawaii on the left, heading up to Kalaupapa. The range consists of 10 acres of official targets, uphill & downhill challenges and practice targets.
First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge our elected officers of the Molokai Bowhunting Club:
PRESIDENT – DAMIAN PIRES
VICE PRESIDENT – GODFREY AKAKA
SECRETARYS – KALEO LENWAI / SHARIS KIKUKAWA
TREASURE – BRYAN YATSUSHIRO
SGT @ ARMS – BRIAN TACHIBANA
HUNTING COORDINATORS – NELSON RAPANOT, KIMO KAIAMA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
NFAA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR – NELSON RAPANOT
RANGE DIRECTORS – LANCE TANCAYO, BRIAN TACHIBANA
REGISTRATION LEADERS – MARY RAPANOT, SUSAN NARTATEZ, SHERYL RAWLINS-LENWAI
HANDICAP CHAIRMAN – KALEO LENWAI
FOOD COORDINATORS- WARREN LEE, FRANKY PUPUHI
The Molokai Bowhunters Club first started back in 1988 and was founded by our late friend Joe Kailiponi, a seven-time state champion and well known member of the archery/bowhunting community. To honor his knowledge and passion for the sport, the MBC is starting an annual award for Bowhunter of the Year. To qualify for this award or Shooter of the Month, club members need to attend monthly club shootouts.
These shootouts are held every second Saturday of the month at the Kalae range from 9 am to 4 pm. Club members who couldn’t make January’s shootout will be able to have a makeup shoot to qualify for the awards. We encourage any archery/bowhunter enthusiasts, beginner to advance, young & old, to come out and join us in participating & competing in our monthly club events and have fun shooting and talking story. Every month we will inform the community of our club shootouts and leaderboards.
ACE SHOOTER FOR JANUARY:
LANCE TANCAYO – 270 PTS – TIE BREAKER WITH 7 SPOTS.
THE LEADERBOARD FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL “JOE KAILIPONI” BOWHUNTER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
T1 – LANCE TANCAYO – 270 PTS
T1 – BRYAN YATSUSHIRO – 270 PTS
T2 – BRIAN TACHIBANA – 265 PTS
T2 – KIMO KAIAMA – 265 PTS
3RD – NELSON RAPANOT – 245 PTS
4TH – KALEO LENWAI – 240 PTS
5TH – TROY TANCAYO – 230 PTS
THE LEADERBOARD FOR THE TRIPLE XXX SHOOTER TROPHY OF THE YEAR 2013: (SHOOTER WITH THE MOST BULLSEYES):
LANCE TANCAYO – 7
BRIAN TACHIBANA – 6
KIMO KAIAMA – 4
KALEO LENWAI – 4
NELSON RAPANOT – 3
BRYAN YATSUSHIRO – 2
TROY TANCAYO – 2
Our weekly bow shoots are held every Thursday night at Mitchell Pauole Center from 6 to 9 pm. Reservations are required three days in advance and there must be a group of four. Please contact our Range Director, Brian Tachibana, at 646-0666 for more information.
Finally, our upcoming State Annual Shootouts Tournament will be held at the Kalae range on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 7 am to 3 pm. The tournament will host more than 150 archers from around the state competing in various bowhunting challenges for trophies & prizes.
The Molokai Bowhunting Club is dedicated to seeking new opportunities in hunting access for our club members. We also carry an insurance that covers liability for all MBC members during any given club hunt. One of our main goals is to help control and monitor, not eradicate the deer population. We intend to keep a natural balance to ensure this resource is around for our future generations. If anyone has a deer problem or is interested in providing us hunting access, please feel free to contact us through our website. We also provide free consultation regarding bowhunting or deer management.
As a final note, the Molokai Bowhunters Club would like to send a special warm aloha to the ohana of the late Herman Puaoi. He will truly be missed by his many friends here at MBC. You have our deepest sympathies and our prayers go out to everyone. A hui hou Braddah Herman Puaoi.
Anyone wanting to join or seek information please visit our website at www.molokaibowhuntersclub.com.