The brown bear stands motionless in the lush green thicket.

Yards away Brian Shepard draws his bow, releases his aluminum arrow, and watches as its steel tip thuds into the animal’s heart.

He wasn’t the only archer who shot the pock-marked dummy bear over the weekend — hundreds of other enthusiasts joined the Wapiti Bowman Club’s 3-D shoot competition at its 20-acre site on Monroe Road southeast of Port Angeles.

The event is held twice annually, during April and June.

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