Bob Anderson, of Meridian, looks on as Clay Hayes, a bowmaker at Twisted Stave, takes aim at a target on April 15, 2018. The Backcountry Hunters & Anglers rendezvous wrapped up at the archery range at Boise’s Military Reserve after a weekend of seminars and events dedicated to outdoor recreation and public land use.
Bob Anderson, of Meridian, looks on as Clay Hayes, a bowmaker at Twisted Stave, takes aim at a target on April 15, 2018. The Backcountry Hunters & Anglers rendezvous wrapped up at the archery range at Boise’s Military Reserve after a weekend of seminars and events dedicated to outdoor recreation and public land use. Nicole Blanchard nblanchard@idahostatesman.com
Bob Anderson, of Meridian, looks on as Clay Hayes, a bowmaker at Twisted Stave, takes aim at a target on April 15, 2018. The Backcountry Hunters & Anglers rendezvous wrapped up at the archery range at Boise’s Military Reserve after a weekend of seminars and events dedicated to outdoor recreation and public land use. Nicole Blanchard nblanchard@idahostatesman.com
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."