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Victoria Bowmen Newsletter March 2014

Hello Everyone,

Here is the latest news including our last Board Meeting:

Introduction to 3D Archery

  • The game of 3D Archery consists of judging the distance to, and then shooting at, foam animals in various settings.
  • We have organized an introduction to 3D in cooperation with the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association.   http://www.vfgpa.org
  • Here are the details:
  • Date and Time: May 3, 2014 @ 1:00 – 3:30
  • Location: VFGPA Archery Range — http://www.vfgpa.org/map-and-directions/
  • Cost: $10 per person
  • Targets: a variety of sizes and types of foam animals
  • Distances: up to 50M (please have sight marks for distances from 15 to 50M)
  • Distances to targets will be known.
  • Agenda:
  • Overview of 3D archery – animals, scoring, judging, shooting challenges
  • Break into groups of 4 or 5 people accompanied by an experienced 3D shooter
  • Move from station to station on the 3D course and experience shooting at different distances, angles, and sizes of foam animals.
  • Wrap up and discussion
  • To register, please contact Rick Ellis

Spring Work Party

  • Please mark your calendars: April 26th, 10AM – Noon, This is our ‘Spring clean up’, so please bring along your wheel barrow, rake, gloves, shovel and pruners. We’ll be picking rocks and getting the range ready for a busy year. We’ll wrap the day up with a BBQ on completion.

Ladies Only Shooting

  • Diana Kaun is organizing another ‘Ladies Shooting Day’, (probably May 3) so if you’re interested, please contact her: (djkaun@hotmail.com)

Intermediate Archery Lessons Sundays Apr 6, 13 & 20 – 1:30 – 3:30

  • Got the basics down? Now it’s time for the next step. This is a comprehensive course including classroom time and shooting practice. Participants must have their own equipment.
  • Spots available: 10
  • Ages 16 & Over – Fee: $60
  • Register through Saanich Recreation

Social times during and after tournaments

  • We would like to make our tournaments a bit more ‘social’, with that in mind we’d like to have BBQs and other social get-togethers after our shoots, if you can lend a hand by BBQing or just ‘helping out’, please contact our Tournament Director, Rick Ellis

Lock the Gate:

  • We have had quite a few instances lately of the gate not being closed and locked, if you are the last one at the range, please take the responsibility of checking to make sure everything is locked (container compound, toilets and gate).

A few reminders of etiquette and procedures for indoor shooting: – Always be sure your membership card is visible!

1. Whistle rules (always ensure someone is designated to the whistle):

a) 2 short whistles – Archers to the line
b) 1 short whistle – Begin Shooting
c) 3 short whistles – Retrieve arrows
d) 4 or more whistles – EMERGENCY – All stop shooting.

2. Do not nock arrow until everyone is on or behind the shooting line and whistle is blown.
3. Shoot 3 arrows, more allowed if you don’t hold up others
4. Step back from the shooting line when finished shooting
5. Never draw above top of butt. Ensure your arrow will hit the butt, if not, move a butt closer
6. Shoot only from distances where you are likely to hit the butt move a bitt closer if not.
7. When pulling arrows be careful of those behind you.
8. Check your equipment before shooting.
9. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
10. Please help set up, take down and cleanup. Don’t leave this to others, someone has to set up and take down, it doesn’t take look if EVERYONE pitches in! Come a bit early and stay until the end.
11. Ensure container is locked if you are last to leave.

The outdoor range is still there for your use – members are welcome during any daylight hours!
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Keep an eye on the website, our tournament schedule is there are as are results, pictures and information on all facets of archery!