ARCHERY

toxophilite      a devotee of archery; archer.

Our Club has a Field Archery Range and a Woods Archery Range.

The Field Archery Range is situated by the Clubhouse on the open field and uses butts situated at 20, 30, 40, 50 & 60 yards. These butts are not built to withstand hits by broad-head tips nor crossbow bolts.

 

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The Woods Archery Range entrance is adjacent to the handgun range. There are currently 8 firing locations, with 2 stuffed bags at each firing location.

 

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The bags at each firing station are identified (strangely enough) as a NEAR bag and a FAR bag. If the archer is confident in placing all his shots in the bags, then he/she should fire with either foot touching the designated, numbered stake. The target distance in yards below is derived from the appropriate stake.

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If there is any doubt about your arrows hitting the bags, then advance to a comfortable distance before loosing shafts. These bags will handle only field tips (no broadheads, please). Most shots are into rising terrain.

 

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For scoring, if you break a circle edge, you can jump to the higher score. Any arrow outside of the black ring and embedded in the bag counts as 1 point. The current high score (for 3 arrows shot at each bag) is 156 (max points 240). Let me know when this score is exceeded (so I can update the web site . . . and present a challenge to others).

Should you require an excursion beyond a target bag to look for an arrow, hang your bow on the target bag - and/or leave your shooting buddy at the firing line - so that other archers don't commence firing while you are down-range!

 

The Club possesses some equipment that can be used by anyone curious about the sport.

 

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