And we still have a pretty deep waiting list to join.
And most of the new members are shooting single-string bows.
So it’s getting back to the roots. Which ain’t a bad thing. JMO.
And I think the state now asks whether “archery” deer were taken with Crossbow, Compound or Stick. At least vertical vs horizontal, anyway.
Might even be enough to persuade them to regulate crossbows differently than verticals on Public.
That could be good.
We have to keep the membership down to a certain number for insurance purposes, so there is a cap. And places to shoot are awfully hard to come by around here, so there are plenty of folks around who are dying to get regular access to the facility. Lucky for them, we are probably going to start holding open shoots again, after about three years hiatus. The only problem is that people come and have such a good time that the waiting list gets that much deeper.
It’s good to have a few compound guys around, though… Otherwise, every shot would be set up for 48 1/2 feet… ;)
ASA has a crossbow class, they shoot from the farthest stakes - out to 50 yards I think.
Your profile says you're from "Other"? Where are places to shoot hard to come by?
And by “a place to shoot”, I’m talking about more than just standing in one place in the back yard; you can’t learn to judge range if you don’t constantly vary the distance you’re shooting. At the club, we’re on 22 acres, so we have 2 3D courses, a knockablock course and an NFAA circuit with shots out to 80 yards or more, so it’s easy to spend a couple hours, take 60-100 shots or more, and (most importantly) forget about all that day-to-day CRAP for a while….
It’s a lot like taking your bow for a walk in the woods, except there are no hikers, no bikers and no dog-walkers, but there are all these great TARGETS just begging to be shot up…. And you can do it on Sunday, when on public land here you’d be risking a blue-law violation…. If it were legal to shoot targets on public land… but it ain’t.
We’re not in Laramie anymore!
Keeps things somewhat orderly when we occasionally get busy with an open shoot.
Found a pic with the NFAA, the 3D and the knocka all in one frame… And you can mix things up, so I here, I tried to thread a shot just wide of the NFAA backstop (shooting from the knockablock post) and get the 3D…. Which I did… on my second shot. ;)
Mikey is the Evil Genius who set up the knockablock course. The hours he puts in for that and the Trad Shoot that he set up for a few years ago are something else….
Good to see him getting the public flogging he deserves….