Scholastic 3-D Archery is pleased to announce Kerby Long as the Kentucky S3DA State Conservation Outreach Coordinator. Kerby will work with Kristi Wilson, KY S3DA State Coordinator, to provide S3DA teams across the state with outdoor-related activities and education that is centered around conservation. Kerby states, “The best way to ensure these students spend a lifetime in the outdoors is to ensure they have both a passion for it and the skills needed to fully enjoy it. We have already begun to implement big plans for conservation experiences that archers across the state can enjoy. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish!”
Kerby was raised in Elk Valley, TN but currently resides in Williamsburg, KY with his wife, Amanda, and their two sons Rylan and Mason. Rylan and Mason both compete in the S3DA program as well as ASA. Kerby began hunting with firearms when he was younger and tinkered in the backyard with archery, but it wasn’t until his son, Rylan, joined the local S3DA club that he truly saw archery as an overall and definitive sport. Soon after that, Kerby became an S3DA Certified Coach and started helping at the local club as well as transitioning his firearm centered hunting experiences to archery.
Along with attending archery tournaments nationwide, Kerby spends much of his free time creating food plots and wild game habitats that are more conducive to archery hunting as well as ensuring healthier and more prevalent wildlife in his area. Kristi Wilson, KY S3DA State Coordinator said, “We are so happy to have Kerby in this position. S3DA was initially formed in Kentucky and has remained a leader in student membership. Consequently, Kentucky S3DA should be at the forefront of conservation education for our student members. I’m confident that Kerby will perform exceptionally well in this position.”