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    Default More shooters needed

    Once again I backed into a first place finish. This time it was the Indiana Field Archery Association championship field shoot.

    We need more people to get involved in field archery, its a great sport and a nice change from the usual 3d routine.

    I don't mind winning, but its kinda of hollow when nobody else shows up in your class.

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    I hear ya, Chuck. This past weekend there were 43 shooters show up for the Illinois Archery Association State Championship. I watched, shoulder and arm still sore. Field archery is a challenge, but nice size targets and all known yardage make for a wonderful event. I had a newbie contact me and got him to the Championship. Fixed pins and nailed a 504 his first time shooting. Now, 504 and a possible 560 seems low, but 500 is well regarded. It takes a certified score sheet and $5.00 sent to NFAA headquarters to get a 500 Club patch. Me got one!
    CL, the newbie, had more problems with the Bunny Round than with 80 yards! I telled him before he shot that them litter critters were mean Sadly, he dropped his release and burred the jaw and at the last target cut his d-loop. No matter, he is charged up and looking for his next Field event.

    Some people are interested, but not knowing yardages and targets. Each lane is marked for yardage, no guessing.
    Asked many times, I made up a list for Field and Hunter. Field is a white and black circle target and Hunter is a black target with a white bull's eye. Both are scored 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Within each are Fans. Fans shots fired from the same distance, but from a different station, 2 and 4 stations. Hey, no big deal here. 2 shots from on station at the same target, move to next station and fire 2 more shots at another target. 4 stations run the same way.
    And the bull's eyes. Once you get to shooting, using the correct size per distance, they look pretty big. I actually got mad if I missed the 80 yard 5.18" bull's eye.

    Distance ------------------- diameter of bull's eye.
    35,30,25, and 20 feet ------ 1.57" - Bunny Round, 1 shot per distance.
    15 to 30 yards -------------- 2.75"
    40 to 50 yards -------------- 3.93"
    55 to 65 --------------------- 5.18"
    30 to 45 yards - multiple --- 3.93"
    80,70,60,50 yard Walk up -- 5.18 - one shot per distance.

    Hunter; Odd yardage
    11 yards ----------------------------- 1.57"
    14,15,17,19,20,23,28,32 yards ---- 2.75"
    36,40,41,44,48,53 yards ----------- 3.93"
    Multiple stage
    45,48,53,58 yards ------------------ 5.18"
    52,55,59,64 yards ------------------ 5.18"
    58,61,65,70 yards (70 Walk Up) -- 5.18" - 1 shot per distance.
    Last edited by Sonny Thomas; 08-25-2014 at 09:12 PM.
    Former and current Back Yard Champion. I beat myself

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    I enjoy shooting 3D, every once in a while. I'm a field archer, 28 targets, 112 arrows, now thats a day at the range, keep trying to better last score. Every once in a while, we will shoot 14 field, 14 hunter, and 14 animal targets ( 2D ) but those are long days..42 targets from 7 yds to 80 yds. Guess I'm old school, I prefer to shoot all those arrows with a recurve.
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, shoot thru, 63lb, Quiktune 3000, HAA OL 5519, Beman ICS Hunter
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

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