The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau — in partnership with the Louisiana Office of Tourism — is proud to announce that the Shreveport-Bossier area will host thousands of archers and their families from all over the United States for the return of the Easton Hoyt Pro/Am Archery Shooters Association to Camp Minden from April 27–30.
The weekend archery showdown will be held in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, the Louisiana National Guard, Bossier Parish Police Jury, the City of Bossier City, Caddo Parish Commission, the City of Shreveport, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Webster Parish Police Jury and Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission.
The professional shoot out will be held at the Bossier Civic Center on Saturday, April 29, at 3 p.m.
In April of 2022, the Archery Shooters Association Pro/Am Tour helped to secure a 16 percent economic increase for Shreveport-Bossier over a typical weekend due to added visitor spending. According to a study secured by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, event attendees from 85 cities spent most of their extra time visiting restaurants, local attractions, and retail establishments. Of visitors in attendance, 93.2 percent were from out-of-state.
“Hosting this event provides Shreveport-Bossier and our area communities the opportunity to showcase what we have to offer as a travel destination to out-of-state visitors,” said Stacy Brown, CEO and president of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
“Being selected as the location for these large events has a positive economic impact on our local community, and visitors get to discover our unique experiences such as local cuisine, music, and attractions.”
Many infrastructure improvements have been made at Camp Minden to better prepare for future emergency response events.
“These improvements will also accommodate this growing tournament that is in the second year of a 10-year agreement, thus providing for economic impact and enhanced emergency response,” Brown said. “There is a 15-acre staging area that will provide over 2,000 parking spots, which will be used as the Tournament Village for the event.
“This could not have been done without the Louisiana National Guard, Bossier Parish Police Jury, Caddo Parish Commission, and Webster Parish Police Jury.”
The public is invited to attend these events free of charge. Camp Minden is located one mile off I-20 between Shreveport-Bossier City and Minden. The driver of the vehicle will have to present a driver’s license to enter the site. The Bossier Civic Center is located at 620 Benton Rd (Exit 20B) Bossier City.
All events will be held at Camp Minden except for the Shoot Down, which will be held at the Bossier Civic Center on Saturday at 3 p.m.
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