Range Etiquette

Range Etiquette

When at the archery range there are a few rules of etiquette that must always be followed.The rules of archery etiquette are based on safety, courtesy, and good sportsmanship. Below is a list of a few …

 

  1. The Club bowstand is for Club bows only and must not be used by members for their own equipment.
  2. Target butts which are set aside for the beginner’s courses may not be shot by anyone other than beginners and their coaches.
  3. Anyone who is not shooting, coaching or otherwise conducting official club business must remain behind the equipment line at all times when shooting is taking place.
  4. Congregating in the changing rooms is not permitted. The changing rooms are to be used solely for the assembly, dismantling and storage of equipment during club hours.
  5. Members of twelve (12) years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. The membership forms of all minors must be signed by a parent or guardian in the presence of a Committee member.
  6. All members shall be expected to make a fair contribution to the workload of the Club.
  7. No more than 6 arrows should be shot per end, this is to allow the line to move quickly and allow archers waiting to shoot.
  8. If you cannot consistently hit the target, you MUST move to a shorter unless accompanied by coach.
  9. When you are finished, step back from the line so that others can see that you are finished.
  10. If you cannot find your arrow within a reasonable time, please return to the waiting line so as not to hold up other archers.
  11. Never nock, draw, or release an arrow when someone is downrange.
  12. Remain quiet to allow others to concentrate on their shooting. Do not swear.
  13. Beware of your surroundings when you pull arrows. There may be other archers behind you!
  14. Always be careful of others’ equipment, watch where you walk, be careful when removing your bow from the bow-rack, and never touch another archers’ equipment without permission

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