Archery in South Shropshire/North Herefordshire

Archery in South Shropshire/North Herefordshire

Safety Guidelines - Target Archery PDF Print

 

These rules interpret or supplement the GNAS rules and are intended to help Club archers to shoot safely without interfering with the shooting of other archers. Refer to the GNAS ‘Rules of Shooting’ (Club reference copy available at all times) for full safety and etiquette rules.

a. Any person not actually shooting must stay behind the Waiting Line (5 yards behind the Shooting Line).
b. Wait for the whistle before moving to the Shooting Line and nocking an arrow.
c. Only nock an arrow when standing correctly at the Shooting Line – Arrow pointing towards the target.
d. Never draw a Bow unless standing at the Shooting Line and the Bow is pointing towards the target.
e. Should anyone or anything appear in the shooting area the word 'FAST' must be shouted or a blast on the whistle will be given, in either case, immediately cease shooting, lower the Bow to point at the ground and slowly relax draw tension. Remove arrow and place in quiver. Await the order to recommence, a further whistle or the word “loose” is given.
f. Any archer in doubt about an obstruction in the shooting area should shout 'FAST' and consult the Field Captain.
g. The archer, on completion of shooting, must move to the Waiting area behind the Waiting Line.
h. Do not move in front of the Shooting Line or walk towards the targets until everyone has finished shooting and the whistle is blown to indicate the shooting area is safe.
i. Walk, never run towards the targets. Watch out for arrows that may have fallen short of the target (break an arrow and the rules of etiquette apply).
j. Do not run, wander about or talk loudly anywhere near the Shooting Line or even behind the Waiting Line, other archers may be shooting.
k. If a Bow is drawn without an arrow nocked , always let the Bow down gently and under control.
l. Try to wear suitable clothing. (tight fitting garments if possible, without pockets).
m. Never touch another persons archery equipment without permission.
n. Never handle, nock/draw equipment without checking it is safe to do so.
o. There must be a minimum of two people present when shooting.
p. When shooting outdoors at Brimfield Sports Club, lost arrows must be reported.
q. The sport is only dangerous if safety rules are not followed, any archer must be self disciplined to avoid the possibility accidents. Work to the whistle or command from the Field Captain. Obey all orders they are given for a reason.
r. The sport is only dangerous if safety rules are not followed, any archer must be self-disciplined to avoid the possibility accidents. Work to the whistle or command from the Field Captain. Obey all orders they are given for a reason.
s. Pure carbon arrows will need to be able to be detected by a metal detector at the tip and knock end. Confirm use with the equipment officer before shooting.
t. An arrow puller should always be used to pull carbon arrows and carbon-aluminum arrows.

Updated Apr 2014

 

These rules are available as a PDF here.

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