Archery competition helps Montana Veterans Meat Locker

Posted at 3:58 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 19:09:29-04

BILLINGS – Archers tested their skills at the Arrow Spring Fling at Millers Horse Palace in Laurel on Saturday.

One group shot in the morning and one in the afternoon at simulated hunting targets.

Millers Horse Palace supplied the venue and Superior Archery helped with the competition.

The event raised money for the Montana Veterans Meat Locker.

The meat locker pays for processing of game, cattle and pigs to give to veterans.

“Kind of the mentality of people in the military is to give, help out no matter what it is,” said Jerad Werning, a veteran and meat locker board member. “It’s awesome. You see people come up and grab a bag of meat. Some of them don’t really want to show they’re in need. Some people just like wild game and that’s why they show up. And then you start tallying out how many pounds of meat you gave out at each handout. It’s very fulfilling.”

Werning says the Spring Fling will become an annual event.

Reporting by David Jay for MTN News