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OT Need Ideas to promote archery at our Club

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Porcupine, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    The archery program at our club was very active many years ago, or so the old-timers tell me. The Archery Committee doesn't seem to be very creative in promoting their sport within and outside of the Club. I think they need some help. Can anyone give me some ideas to present to the Archery Committee? Thanks in advance.

    Porcupine
     
  2. buzzgun

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    You don't say what kind of facilities you have, but 3-D shoots can be popular with the compounders in summer. If you have an indoor range, you can usually have a decent NFAA spot league during the winter, too.

    Don't forget what SCTP kids have done for trapshooting...a JOAD program can do the same for archery. If the archery people have a certified coach (or can get certified), you'll find there are probably a decent number of kids with "Olympic dreams." Even if they switch back to compound in summer, or eventually give up on the Olympic stuff altogether, you still have probably gained some "club shooters."
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    a club near me has a very large kid program. they shoot indoors, and have very close targets for real young ones.

    And the older ones were VERY interested in our shotgun shooting that day.

    HM
     
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Invite Hillary & Obama.....

    Curt - Delaware
     
  5. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Volunteers to do the work for whatever you come up with....

    As in most clubs, shooting or not, if volunteers get burned out and no one replaces them, programs die.
     
  6. grammie

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    Set up a shoot,,,like this!!!

    3 Catagories-----Speed,,,3D,,Bullseye!!!

    12 targets each catagory,,,for "speed",,,set up what looks like a drag racers starting point with the Christmas Tree starting lights,,,,use balloons as targets held by clothespins,,6 of them stacked in a vertical position at 30 yds,,each shooter has two minutes to release 12 arrows,,,one point given for each hit,,but,,,one point taken away for every arrow left in quiver after 2 minutes!!! Go thru twice,,,meant to be set up as a 1 on 1 match with a competitor shooting at his 6 targets right next to you,,,an extra 5 points given for each match winner by time added to his point total

    3d or siloette---------same thing---12 arrows,,2 minutes,,one point for each hit,,one point taken away for every arrow left in quiver!!!

    Bullseye-----speaks for itself,,,,leave this event for last,,as this one will probably determine the winner,,,12 arrows at 65 to 80 yards,,2 minutes to release,,,points are determined by hits,,total of 12 arrows,,2 minutes,,except 3 points taken for each arrow left in quiver!!!

    This is a shoot that a "field archer" won't be able to dominate so easy because of the time requirments,,,,its geared for bowhunters and field archers alike,,,plus traditonal recurve and longbow shooters can also get in on the fun...No mechanical releases....

    Also,,,,the 3d set-up can be replaced by 12 aerial targets using "flu-flu's",,same thing---2 minutes to shoot 12,,one point each hit,,one point taken away for every arrow left in quiver....

    AKA Grammie..........
     
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