S3DA Names New Oklahoma S3DA State Conservation Coordinator

Scholastic 3-D Archery is pleased to announce Gary Parks as the Oklahoma S3DA State Conservation Coordinator. Gary will work alongside Oklahoma S3DA State Coordinator, Andrea Waldridge, to develop and implement conservation initiatives for the Oklahoma S3DA program. Gary will engage with local communities, educating them on how the S3DA program bridges the gap between competition and conservation.

Gary said, “I never did much archery until my granddaughter came to me and asked if she could try archery with our local 4H shooting sports club. Then, the race was on! Due to them not having a 4H coach, I took a class. I originally received my instructor certification in archery, rifle (air and smallbore), and pistol (air and smallbore) through 4H. This has since grown to coaching and teaching many different youths in all kinds of shooting sports and trapping. I myself didn’t come from a trapping or hunting family, but one person while in the military took me on a hunt, and my love for the outdoors began. I have been an avid trapper and hunter ever since.”

Gary is a true believer in “If you don’t see it, you might not know it exists”. Gary plans to be in attendance at as many youth events as possible over the course of this competition season to make people aware of Oklahoma S3DA. Gary’s short-term goals include building relationships with the local 4H, NASP, and ASA representatives as well as reaching out to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife. He said that he learned most of his skills from attending workshops or working hands-on, so he aims to put together some hunting and trapping classes. Gary’s long-term goal is to create workshops for youth and their families along with providing conservation-related activities at all Oklahoma S3DA competitions.

Sport:80 Help Line

Recent News

  • Southwest Tennessee Archers Host 3D Regional Tournament

  • Kentucky S3DA Hosts 3D Regional Qualifier

  • Fort Mill Bowhunters Hosts South Carolina 3D Regional Event

Events

  • 2022 Kentucky S3DA Outdoor Target State Championship

  • 2022 Georgia S3DA Outdoor Target State Championship

  • 2022 Indiana S3DA State Outdoor Target Championship

Recent News

  • Southwest Tennessee Archers Host 3D Regional Tournament

  • Kentucky S3DA Hosts 3D Regional Qualifier

  • Fort Mill Bowhunters Hosts South Carolina 3D Regional Event

Events

  • 2022 Kentucky S3DA Outdoor Target State Championship

  • 2022 Georgia S3DA Outdoor Target State Championship

  • 2022 Indiana S3DA State Outdoor Target Championship

Find Us, Follow Us

S3DA © 2024. All rights reserved.