Cacapon State Park to host international bowhunting championship

Cacapon State Park has been selected as the venue for the upcoming International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) World Championships, scheduled next Wednesday, August 9 to Friday, August 11.

“This exciting event will bring together archery enthusiasts from around the globe for an exhilarating competition amidst the stunning natural beauty of West Virginia,” said West Virginia Commerce officials.

The International Bowhunting Organization World Championships is one of the most prestigious events in the archery community, attracting top-tier athletes and avid archers from around the world.

“We are thrilled to welcome the IBO World Championships to Cacapon Resort State Park,” said West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. “This event showcases the best archers from around the globe and allows us to highlight our state parks’ natural wonders and recreational opportunities. We are confident that Cacapon Resort will provide an exceptional experience for competitors and spectators alike.”

Over three action-packed days, archers will compete in various divisions, testing their skills and accuracy pursuing the coveted title of IBO World Champion.

Participants will navigate challenging courses designed to mimic real-world hunti

A bear archery target awaits bowhunters at Cacapon State Park.

ng scenarios, showcasing their precision and prowess with a bow and arrow.

“We are honored that Cacapon gets to be the venue for the IBO World Championships,” said Brett McMillion, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. “Our park provides a stunning natural environment that will challenge and inspire the competitors while also offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for spectators to enjoy.”

The IBO World Championships at Cacapon State Park promise to be an unforgettable experience for all involved. Archery enthusiasts, outdoor enthusiasts, and sports fans alike are encouraged to attend and witness the pinnacle of archery skill and sportsmanship.

For more information about the IBO World Championships at Cacapon Resort State Park, including registration details and event schedules, visit