Author: Chucking Sticks

What a phenomenal shoot at Fort Purbrook to in…

What a phenomenal shoot at Fort Purbrook to introduce me to WA Combined tournaments.

Unmarked field is something I’ve only shot once before in October last year. My rangefinding techniques had only been practiced a handful of times and often relying on what “looked right” but despite this I managed to score fairly respectfully. 307 is only a handful of points away from a Master Bowmen classification on my first attempt. It would have been mine too if I remembered to shoot the right face for 2 out of 3 arrows and not get caught out on a nasty 60cm face that looked much further away…

Marked day saw some lower score with the targets being generally further away and some unfavourable weather at times, but that didn’t detract from the day. A lot of fun wandering around battlements, through tunnels and along ditches.

The biggest take away from the weekend was the importance of stance and unit aiming for the greater angle shots. Definitely something to work on!

Overall I finished 6th which I was very happy with when present company was taken into account. I know I’ll be back doing this again!
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✔ Arrows refletched. ✔ Tools & spares pac…

✔ Arrows refletched.
✔ Tools & spares packed into quiver.
✔ Sight marks and crib sheet laminated
✔ Tactical belt water bottle holder.

I’m ready for field archery!



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Practising my field craft in prep for Fort Pur…

Practising my field craft in prep for Fort Purbrook this weekend. I’ll wing it on the unmarked.



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Arrow maintenance with the proper accompanimen…

Arrow maintenance with the proper accompaniment.



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I needed a new notebook for work and stumbled …

I needed a new notebook for work and stumbled upon @ppennedofficial.

They’re a new and small family business venturing into competitive market what with the likes of Moleskine, but they’re able to come out on top.

A well made hardback notebook using quality paper and at a very affordable price. What more could you want for? Plus you’ll feel good about supporting a small business!

When you need to get a grip. • • • #archery #b…

When you need to get a grip.



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Today was a very welcome change in shooting. N…

Today was a very welcome change in shooting. No record status, no ranking or classification effort, no cares for scores – well no cares in general. Just simply chucking sticks down range in great company.

It was a shoot schedule like no other. Tea in the morning, 6 dozen shooting, 3 course lunch with sherry and wine, more tea, another 6 dozen, award ceremony and more tea but this time with cake. Archery GB needs to take note!

So many thanks to The Royal Toxophilite Society and The Worshipful Company of Bowyers for hosting and inviting me. Oh and for the ice lollies to help in the sweltering heat!

This is where I’ll be tomorrow! • • • #a…

This is where I’ll be tomorrow!



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I’m still at the field, just without my …

I’m still at the field, just without my recurve – instead I’m attempting to make a laminate longbow. It’s going to be 66" long, ~28# @28" for @georginacutts and finished with a mother-of-pearl inlay and a leather and silver wire grip. If I’m to craft anything, it has to be at least a little bit fancy!



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I’m struggling. After every shoot I fin…

I’m struggling.

After every shoot I find myself walking away frustrated and disheartened. The consistency I had at the start of the season has steadily left me and I’m increasily unable to tell the difference between the good shots and the poor. As a result my form is also suffering as I’m attempting to make it “easier” for me.

I know I have it in me to shoot well. I just need figure out how to again and how to enjoy it once more.



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