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The Ohio Society of Traditional Archers ( OSTA ) is a family oriented Statewide organization founded on the fundamental belief that there is a need for fellowship and a source for information to fulfill the needs of the traditional archer.

OSTA holds several shoots throughout the year in various parts of the State. We try to hold them in the central part of the State, so that the travel time is not so great that it will put a hardship on families. Along this line, we have a $25.00 family maximum per day shooting fee. Most of the shoots are two-day events, with Saturday being for fun and Sunday for competition if you want. Awards are pins for adult, youth, cubs and peewees or it can be shot for fun. Medallions are awarded to all peewees.

The competition is also for the shooter of the year (for members only) in different classes: Longbow, Longbow-open arrow, Selfbow and Recurve for Men, Women, Boys and Girls. A variety of novelty shoots are often held for entertainment and friendly competition. Food is usually available on the grounds. We have free camping and free vendor set up.

OSTA offers it's members several perks which include a chance at winning a Membership Bow and two hunts at the Christian Bowhunters Hunt at Tar Hollow State Park. These hunts are for one week and include food, meals and lodging, with no kitchen duty. See our links page for more information.


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