2016 Annual Convention

February 19th - 21st, 2016


Bend Riverhouse

Resort, Hotel & Convention Center
on the River in the Heart of Bend
The Riverhouse is proud to be Bend's Finest hotel. In the heart of it all, we are the gateway to fun in the sun & snow. The Riverhouse is nestled along the beautiful Deschutes River, just minutes from downtown Bend and Mt. Bachelor. When you stay at The Riverhouse you have everything at your fingertips. We offer all you need to make your golf, ski or getaway vacation a memorable one.

We offer a wide variety of guestrooms for the single business traveler or large family. Choose from our 220 spacious guest rooms and suites with one or two bedrooms, river views, kitchens, fireplaces and even full spas. We also have guest suites that are perfect for hospitality programs and business meetings.

-- Public Welcome --

Bring a friend, you do not have to be an OBH member to attend any function!


Our Convention Title Sponsor
Sportsmans Warehouse

*** New for 2016 ***

Convention Raffle

There are many opportunities to win or purchase top-quality archery equipment and other great outdoor gear, hunts and art items in the variety of fund-raising raffles or auctions at this year's banquet. If you're “in the market” for a new bow, sight, quiver or any number of other items, the OBH banquet is a great opportunity to get what you want and at the same time you can help OBH through these fund raising efforts so that we may become an even stronger advocate for you as an archer.

The 2016 OBH Convention fundraisers will include a general raffle as well as silent and oral auctions. In 2015, there was over $35,000 worth of merchandise, hunts, etc., available in the raffle & auctions, 2016 seems likely to offer a similar value. All of the bidding in the auctions occurs at the Convention, but banquet dinner ticket packages that include general raffle tickets may be pre-purchased beginning now.

General raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the banquet at $1 per ticket, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20.

A Wall of Guns raffle will be offered again at the 2016 Convention banquet. Three (3) firearms will be available in the raffle. Although the specific firearms to be offered haven't been selected yet, the total value of the firearms will be about $1,500 with the minimum value of any firearm in the raffle exceeding $300 and at least one of the firearms valued at more than $700. Only 200 tickets will be sold for this raffle and tickets for the raffle can be pre-purchased. Tickets will be sold on a first come – first served basis until the maximum of 200 tickets has been reached. If any Wall of Guns tickets remain unsold after all banquet reservations have been received, the remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the banquet at $20 per ticket, 3 tickets for $50 or 7 tickets for $100. The individuals who purchased the first three (3) tickets drawn from the raffle entries will get to choose one of the three (3) firearms in the order that the tickets are drawn.

New for the 2016 Convention banquet, OBH will be introducing a Pick of the Herd raffle. Only 100 tickets will be available for this raffle and the individual who purchased the single ticket drawn from the raffle entries will get to choose any item of auction merchandise (hunts excluded) before the oral auction begins. Although the auction items are as yet unknown, at least one (1) choice of a bow valued at over $900 will be available for the lucky ticket holder to choose if he/she wishes. Only 100 tickets will be sold for this raffle. Tickets will be sold on a first come – first served basis until the maximum of 100 tickets has been reached. If any Pick of the Herd tickets remain unsold after all banquet reservations have been received, the remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the banquet at $20 per ticket, 3 tickets for $50 or 7 tickets for $100.

Join the fun at the 2016 OBH Convention banquet and you might just come away with the new bow, firearm or other gear that you've been thinking of buying anyway!!

Banquet Reservation Form

Reserve a 10 seat table! Link to the form


Convention Flyer

OBH Presents the 2016 Elk Calling Championships!

Elk Calling Contest

The 2016 Oregon State Elk Calling Championships offer an opportunity to observe some of the nation’s most accomplished elk callers as they compete for trophies and gift cards. The top three (3) places in each category – Pro, Adult and Youth – will receive trophies and gift cards. The gift cards for the champions in each category are being provided by Cabela’s – World’s Foremost Outfitter.
See the agenda for times.
Entry Form
Contest Rules
Link to Flyer


Youth Tournament
NASP Tournament
2015 Results Link

OBH will be hosting a youth tournament on Friday, February19th. There is 2 line times to choose from; 5:30 pm and 7 pm, and Awards will be at 8:30pm. The cost is $10 and with limited shooting space you must pre register to assure your place to compete. This is open to any student grades 1 through 12. You do not need to be an OBH member to shoot in this tournament. There is three age groups: Elementary grades 1-5, Middle School grades 6-8, and High School grades 9-12.

There is Male and female in four(4) Divisions:

  1. Compound with Sights and Release,
    This is any compound bow using a sight and mechanical release.
  2. Compound with Sights and Fingers,
    This is any compound bow using a sight and NO mechanical release.
  3. NASP,
    This is using a Genesis Bow without sights and NO mechanical release.
  4. Recurve & Longbow without sights and fingers, no release.
    This is using a recurve or longbow, NO compound bow, without any sights and NO mechanical release.

Targets will be the NFAA official Indoor 40 cm. 17” square blue and white face. Archers can choose a one or 5 spot target.

Entry Form Link

Please contact Craig Starr for any questions: 541 258-3582


Event Location

Bend Riverhouse & Convention Center
3075 N. Business Hwy 97
Bend, Oregon 97701


Room Reservations

Limited Room Block, mention Oregon Bow Hunters to get the special rate of $85 + tax per night (non-river view) or $95 + tax per night (standard river view); Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday.

Please use this telephone for your OBH room discount:
866-453-4480


Banquet & Fundraiser Admission

The rates indicated on the reservation form will apply only for banquet reservations received by February 1, 2016. A $5 late fee will apply to each banquet dinner reservation received after February 1st, but not later than February 10, 2016.

The final deadline for banquet dinner reservations to be received by OBH is February 15th and a $10 late fee will apply to reservations received after February 10th. Late reservations will not be accepted without the late fee payment!

Individuals pre-purchasing The Herd Bull, The Wall Hanger or The Grand Slam banquet ticket packages may also pre-purchase additional Pick of the Herd or Wall of Guns raffle tickets if desired. These raffles offer a limited number of tickets. Additional pre-purchased tickets are 2 for $30 or 6 for $80. To pre-purchase additional tickets just add a note regarding the raffle and the number of additional tickets desired on the reservation form and submit the additional payment with your reservation payment.

All reservation and raffle tickets will be reserved on a first come-first served basis until the established ticket limit for each raffle is reached.

Link to Banquet Registration & Raffle Ticket Form

Reserve a 10 seat table! Link to the form


Agenda

Printable Agenda


February 19th - Friday

State Indoor Tournament (1st Day)
Practice available from 10:00 am ($5 per shooter)
Shoot Times: 11am, 2pm

 4:00 pm - Vender Booths Open (until 7 pm)
 4:00 pm - Silent Auction display opens
Youth Tournament Begins
5:30 pm - Youth Tournament 1st Line
6:00 pm - Executive Board Meeting
7:00 pm
– Youth Tournament 2nd line
8:30 pm – Youth Tournament Awards


February 20th - Saturday

State Indoor Tournament (2nd Day)
Practice available from 6:00 am ($5 per shooter)
Shoot Times: 7am, 10am, 2pm

Saturday Events Day Flyer

 8:30 pm - Vender Booths Open (until 4:30 pm)
 8:30 pm - Banquet Reservations/Silent Auction bidding opens
 9:00 am - OSP Forum - SE Oregon Game Enforcement
10:00 am - Elk Calling - Pre-Contest Meeting
10:30 am - ODF&W Forum - Issues & Opportunities for Oregon Bow Hunting
11:00 am - Elk Calling Contest - Preliminaries
12:00 pm - Game Awards Program (w/luncheon)
 1:00 pm - 2015 Triple Crown Awards
 1:00 pm - Seminar – Brian Langley - Elk Calling
 2:00 pm - Elk Calling Finals & Awards
 2:30pm - Seminar – Wildlife & Hunting Photography by Dan Beraldo
 4:30 pm - Happy Hour – Doors Open
 5:00 pm - Raffle Prize Drawings begin (until 8 pm)
 5:45 pm - Veteran Recognition (Pledge of Allegiance)
 6:00 pm - Banquet Dinner
 6:30 pm - President's Remarks (10 Minutes)
 7:30 pm - Silent Auction Closes
 8:00 pm - Oral Auction begins


February 21st - Sunday

State Indoor tournament (3rd Day)
Practice available from 7:00 am ($5 per shooter)
Shoot Times: 8am, 11am
State Indoor Awards approximately 2:30 pm

 7:30 am - Worship Service
 8:30 am - Vender Booths Open (until 12:00 pm)
 9:00 am - Field Governors Meeting
10:00 am - Game Committee Meeting
 2:30 pm - Tournament Awards


General Convention Questions:

Craig Starr
541-258-3582
Email to: craig1945@centurylink.net

2015 Title Corporate Sponsor

Sportsmans Warehouse

Corporate Sponsors

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