Outdoor Season

Will archers please note the following points to keep in mind during the outdoor season.

  • Six arrows are to be shot at a time.
  • Care must be taken to ensure that if six arrows are shot, six arrows must be collected from the target; this is not just for the benefit of the archer, it is a requirement of the Grand National Archery Society and the insurance.  We must find all ‘missing’* arrows as the field is a shared ground.
  • All archers are required to help look for ‘missing’ arrows as a common courtesy to other members of the club. Members must keep in mind if it was their arrows that were ‘missing’, they would want everyone to help with the search.
  • Everyone must adjust their sights for shooting outdoors. If you are not sure of how to correctly adjust your sights please ask for assistance.

I would like to take the opportunity to explain that Durham City Archers will begin the outdoor season on Tuesday 14th April, weather permitting. This means that we will be shooting outdoors from this date, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The indoor venue ( i.e the hall), is not an option during the outdoor season apart from the use of the toilets. The school has agreed to allow us to use the indoor venue on a Friday or a Saturday if the weather is inclement. This will be a group decision that will be made at the beginning of the session; it is not up to the individual archer. The hall is not available for us to use on a Tuesday evening. See you on the shooting field and I wish you all the best of luck!

*’missing’ refers to an arrow that has missed the target and landed on the ground or in the ‘green’ as you may hear it being referred to.