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BMAC GAMES

When & Where

June 24-25, 2023

Tyrol Basin

3487 Bohn Road

Mt Horeb, WI 53572

Registration is OPEN!

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What To Expect

BMAC Games is a multi-staged event testing archers strength, stamina and endurance along with their shooting capabilities in high pressure simulated hunting scenarios.  The ultimate archery challenge for the hunter athlete!

 

Competitors will be tested and timed in 3D archery, obstacle course, meat pack and The Beast Course

 

Stages

The Beast Course

This stage will test the athletes endurance and stamina as the course that will take competitors on some of the most challenging terrain the venue has to offer.  Athletes should expect steep ascents/descents, downfalls and anything else you may encounter in the wilderness.  It is recommended to have trekking poles and good ankle support as you will be carrying a weighted pack and your bow.  There will be at least two targets and a glassing challenge on this course.  There will be a 2.5 hour time cap for the 3.5 mile course.  You will be pulled from the course but you will still be able to participate in the remaining stages.

 

The Pursuit

This stage simulates that final push you have to close the distance on your prey.  Imagine you have 30 minutes of daylight left and the bull just sounded off 1000 feet above you.... It's GO time!  Competitors will be testing their strength and ability to sustain a high level of work in a short amount of time while shooting with an elevated heart rate.  Athletes should be prepared to climb, crawl, lift, hoist and drag objects

 

The Harvest

The harvest stage will consist of a 15-20 target 3D course.  This won't be your typical 3D shoot!  Expect a real world hunting scenario for each target while utilizing some of the most challenging terrain features the venue has to offer.  Shooting stakes will be set for women/men at 40/60 yard max.  New for 2023, Competitors must wear their weighted backpack during this stage.  You won't necessarily have to shoot every target with your pack on but there will be a few.  You should also expect a few targets where you will need to judge the distance as range finders will not be allowed.  

 

The Pack Out

Before you can reap the rewards of your success the real work begins!  It is now time to pack out your meat.  Competitors will start at the base of the hill by loading their appropriate weight into their packs.  This weight will be in addition to the weight they had used in the Beast and Pursuit Stages.  BMAC will supply the additional weight.

Divisions

Men's and Women's Elite Beast Division

Men's and Women's Beast Division

Team Beast Division

When it comes to bowhunting and spending time in the wilderness you will quickly realize that mother nature can be forgiving but it can also chew you up and spit you out just as quick causing you to leave for home earlier then you planned with your tail between your legs if you have not properly prepared.  Your preparation has very little if anything to do with your age and everything to do with your physical and mental ability.  This is why there are no age groups for 2023.  See below for the requirements of each Division.  The only difference between the Elite Beast and Beast Divisions is the amount of weight required for The Pack Out Stage.

Scoring

Each target you shoot is worth time taken off (bonus) or time added on (penalty) depending where you hit the target.  A heart shot is worth a two minute bonus while a lung shot has no time bonus or penalty.  A body shot will be a three minute penalty while a miss is a two minute penalty.  That's right!  You get penalized more for "wounding" the target instead of missing.  

With approximately 26 targets throughout three of the four stages you can see that there is a lot of time to be made up or lost by your shooting skills!

Equipment

You must use the same archery equipment and backpack for every stage.  You are allowed to cary optics at all times.  Arrows must be carried in a quiver on your bow or in your pack.  NO hip quivers, sight magnification or range finding binoculars or range finding sights.  Competitors are responsible for their own backpack weight.  BMAC will provide the additional pack out stage weight.  This weight will consist of gravel inside a polypropylene sandbag and must be carried inside or attached to your pack.  

Awards

Awards to each stage winner of each category.

Top 3 finishers in each category with up to 30 competitors and top 4 finishers in each category with 40 or more competitors will be awarded.  

Order of Events

Friday

6-8pm - Early Check In

Saturday

7am - Check In/Registration

7:30am - Competitor Meeting

8:30am - The Beast Course (all competitors)

11:30am - The Pursuit Stage (assigned heats)

4:00pm - Pack Out Stage

6pm - Dinner/Music/Festivities

 

Sunday

6:30am - The Harvest Stage (3D Course)

10am - Awards/Brunch/Festivities

New for 2023:  Competitors should expect minor changes to each stage.  There are now divisions based on ability rather than just age.  Teams are now required to carry additional weight during the pack out stage and everyone is required to carry their weighted pack for the harvest stage.  

Volunteers Needed

Contact Brian. Volunteers can earn a free day pass to the King of the Hill 3D, 3D scrambles, swag, etc.

 BEAST $150

Men’s Elite Beast

Beast Course: Ability to ruck 3+ miles with 30lbs

Pursuit Stage:  Ability to lift a 50lbs overhead, drag more than 100lbs.

Pack Out Stage: Ability to load and carry 100lbs up and down hills

Harvest Stage:  Ability to proficiently shoot at 60 yards.

 

Men’s Beast

Beast Course: Ability to ruck 3+ miles with 30lbs

Pursuit Stage:  Ability to lift a 50lbs overhead, drag more than 100lbs.

Pack Out Stage: Ability to load and carry 80lbs up and down hills

Harvest Stage:  Ability to proficiently shoot at 60 yards.

Women’s Elite Beast

Beast Course: Ability to ruck 3+ miles with 25lbs

Pursuit Stage: Ability to lift 30lbs overheard, drag more than 80lbs.

Pack Out Stage: Ability to load and carry 75lbs up and down hills

Harvest Stage:  Ability to proficiently shoot at 40 yards.

Women’s Beast

Beast Course: Ability to ruck 3+ miles with 25lbs

Pursuit Stage: Ability to lift 30lbs overheard, drag more than 80lbs.

Pack Out Stage: Ability to load and carry 50lbs up and down hills

Harvest Stage:  Ability to proficiently shoot at 40 yards.

TEAMS
$150 Per Person

Teams will not be broken into categories.  Teams will complete each stage together.  The real benefit of being on a team is when it comes to the Pack Out/Drag Out stage.  Teams will be required to only carry an additional 50lbs.(30lb and a 25lb sandags) between the two members.  Teams are allowed to distribute their base pack weight during the pack out stage as well.   

Men's base pack weight is 30lbs and women's is 25lbs for the Beast Course, Harvest and Pursuit Stage.  

Teen Beast
$75

TEENS (13-17)

We understand that this age demographic boys and girls can be at totally different points in maturity.  Contact Brian to discuss what type of a challenge your teen is looking to compete in. 

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