Archery In MS Schools


Archery in Mississippi Schools
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Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) is designed to introduce 4th-12th grade students to the sport of International-Style Target Archery during their Physical Education Class and as an extracurricular team sport. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is the driving force behind AIMS. The program, which began in 2005 with 10 schools, is now over 500 schools and in over 50 counties with more than 80,000 students participating each year. The growth of AIMS has followed the national trend of Archery being the fastest growing sport nationwide and statewide. The first statewide Archery Invitational was held in Mississippi in 2011 with 400 student archers competing; and that number has expanded to over 7,500 student archers competing annually in the AIMS State Championship Series. Mississippi students also rank at the highest levels in both National and International Archery competitions every year.

For more information visit our website at or contact the AIMS Department:


Craig Beeding/AIMS State Coordinator



Jason Johnson/AIMS Rules Arbitrator



John McDonald/AIMS Tournament Registration-Scheduling



Trey Humphreys/AIMS Extreme



John Baker/AIMS Range & Equipment Manager








State Championship Tournament

SOUTH State Tournament

NORTH State Tournament


2022 Tournament Scores

2021 Tournament Scores

2019 Tournament Scores


2018 Tournament Scores

Additional Resources


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