Category: woods

Shoot report – Thornbury Archers – October 201…

Shoot report – Thornbury Archers – October 2018

Sharon shooting 3D between the trees

Thornbury Archers October shoot

Thornbury Archers October shoot

So on a very foggy Sunday morning we would load up the car and head south on the motorway to just outside Bristol for the Thornbury archers NFAS shoot. Thornbury had wanted to start early, stating registration would close and they wanted to start by 9:30, so it was an earlier start for us being a little over an hour drive. I’m not sure exactly what time we did get…

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Shoot report – Centaura bowmen – September 201…

Shoot report – Centaura bowmen – September 2018

Sharon on the ermin shot

Centaura Bowmen shot

Centaura Bowmen shot

Centaura Bowmen’s ground is over an hour drive from home on a good day, so it would be an early start for us to make sure we got there in good time. It is a ground we know quite well, situated outside Derby. For those interested you can read a previous shoot report here.

As it was it would be a warm and pleasant early autumn day, with great company as we were joined by the…

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Shoot Report – Spirit of Sherwood – August 201…

Shoot Report – Spirit of Sherwood – August 2018

Close up of bear and forester

Spirit of Sherwood muster

Spirit of Sherwood muster

Firstly before I start this shoot report I along with Sharon would like to say a huge thanks to a wonderful host Karen for putting us up for the night and for the great Bar-B-Que on Saturday night before the shoot. The grounds are quite a long drive for us, so being able to stay over the night before was great. Anyway back to the important thing for you, the shoot report.

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Another archery club vandalised and equipment …

Another archery club vandalised and equipment stolen

redoubtables

redoubtables

Redoubtables – North Wales

I find it sad I am writing a post  on yet another archery  club who have fallen victim to theft and vandalism. On Thursday night I saw a shared post on Facebook concerning the Redoubtable club in North Wales.

The initial post stated how club’s hut had been broken into and there had been some thefts sadly further information came to light of the extent of the damage and…

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Hardest lessons to learn in archery – How chan…

Hardest lessons to learn in archery – How changing your stance, changes your view from the peg

View from the peg of a 3D squirrel

Unlike other archery societies where you have to have a clear shooting lane to the target, in the National Field Archery Society the course layer can make use of the trees and other terrain to make a shot challenging.

This means that so long as the shot is safe and the archer can see the majority of the kill zone on the target, the shot is permissible. Though I do have to say that some course…

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Shoot Report – Windrush – April 2018

Shoot Report – Windrush – April 2018

there were areas carpeted with primroses

Windrush shoot with archers massing.

Windrush shoot with archers massing.

Apologies to all readers and followers to this site for the delay in writing this shoot report up. Life has been doing it’s best to keep me busy but here it is at last.
The calendar may have showed as an April Sunday, but I think all who attended will agree it felt more like early February with the biting wind making temperature stay in the single figures all…

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Carry a simple first aid kit

Carry a simple first aid kit

First Aid Kit

It is the time of year when the days have been getting longer and we are out more often. Some will be out on two day shoots, camping in some beautiful British countryside, or maybe course laying in readiness for the shoot.  The downside of the warmer days is it results in me having to start taking antihistamine tablets due to slight hay fever and possibility of insect bites.
I’m pretty lucky, as…

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The madness  behind the scenes of setting a 3D…

The madness  behind the scenes of setting a 3D champs course

Some of the 3Ds decided to try and make a break for it

A course track leading up to targets 11 and beyond to base camp This time last year me a few others were beginning some of the final stages of organising a 10 day camping expedition to deepest darkest Derbyshire. Steve, Sharon Andy and I were the core members of Organised Chaos who had applied and been accepted as one of the course laying teams for the NFAS 3D championships. Some of you may have…

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Shoot Report – Harlequin Bowhunters – February…

Shoot Report – Harlequin Bowhunters – February 2018

Sharon shooting 3D deer

Harlequin Bow hunters NFAS shoot It had been almost a year since we’d shot Harlequins course, not for any reason other than something always came up, so we were curious to see how it had changed. So on what was a bright but cold Sunday morning we headed north up the motorway to Harlequins grounds. Those interested can read a previous shot report here. Julie about to start the show Sadly the start…

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Field archers are a lucky bunch of people

Field archers are a lucky bunch of people

stream running through valley

Stream running through valley I just want to share a quick thought with you. I have come to the conclusion that we field archers are in many ways a lucky bunch of people. Why? Well we get to walk round some wonderful woodland across the country, whether this is at a local clubs ground or at a championships. Not only that we also get to shoot bows in woodland. How cool is that! Okay so the latter…

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