Forestry Club to Hold Field Day Competition February 13

MONTICELLO, AR — Forestry and natural resources students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello will put their lumberjack skills on display at the UAM Forestry Club’s annual Field Day competition February 13.

            Field Day will begin at 8 a.m. with the first round of the knife throw competition at Forestry Park west of University Apartments.  The axe throwing competition will begin at 8:30, to be followed by:

            • Pole Felling (9:30 a.m.)

            • Pole Climb (10 a.m.)

            • Archery (10:15 a.m.)

            • Chain Throw (11:15 a.m.)

            Following a lunch break, the competition will resume with:

            • Men’s Bow Saw (12:30 p.m.)

            • Women’s Bow Saw (1:15 p.m.)

            • Log Roll (2 p.m.)

            • Men’s Cross-Cut Saw (2:45 p.m.)

            • Women’s Cross-Cut Saw (3 p.m.)

            • Jack-and-Jill Cross-Cut Saw (3:45 p.m.)

            • Log Chop (4:30 p.m.)

            The competition will finish at Weevil Pond at 5 p.m. with log birling, which involves two people attempting to walk (or run) each other off a floating log.

            Field Day is the culmination of a week long competition in both physical and technical forestry skills to select who will represent UAM at the 2016 Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave competition March 17-20 at Clemson University.

            During the week leading up to Field Day, UAM students will compete in a variety of technical forestry skills, such as photogrammetry, pole classification, wood identification, and wildlife identification.

            For more information, contact the School of Forest Resources at (870) 460-1052.


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