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T-Bone Turner surprised us by showing up to shoot with us today!

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Saturday, January 26th

From the Georgia Outdoor News forums:

“Well it is that time again, Bring your 3-D rigs and kill some foam. FL. is the next weekend.

When: Saturday 01,26,2013
Time: Sign up any time between 8 am-2 pm

(As long as you have payed and going to the first target by 2:00 you can shoot.)

Where: Sweetwater Archery Club
7201 Cedar Mountain Road
Douglasville, Ga. 30135
(Across from the Douglasville Animal Shelter and the Douglasville Landfill)”

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Sunday, January 27th

Riverbottom Outdoors

Open Money – $20 50% Payback – Max. 50yrds. – 290 FPS Max.
Known 45 – $20 50% Payback – Max 45yrds – 290FPS Max
Open Trophy – $15 Trophy – Max. 45yrds. – 290 FPS Max.
Hunter – $15 Trophy – Fixed Pins, 12” Stabilizer, Any Release – Max. 40yrds. – 280 FPS Max.
Women’s Hunter – $15 Trophy – Fixed Pins, No Magnification, Any Release – Max. 30yrds. – 260FPS Max.
Bow Novice – $15 Trophy – Fixed Pins, No Magnification, 12” Stabilizer any Release – Max. 30yrds. – 280 FPS Max.
Traditional – $15 Trophy – Max. 25yrds. – 280 FPS Max.
Young Adult – $15 Trophy – Ages 15 to 17 – Max. 40yrds. – 280 FPS Max.
Youth – $15 Trophy – Ages 13 to 14 – Max. 30yrds. – 240 FPS Max.
Sr. Eagle – $10 Trophy – Ages 11 to 12 – Parental Supervision – Max. 25yrds. – 230 FPS Max.
Eagle – Free Medallion – Ages 9 to 10 – Parental Supervision – Max. 20yrds. – 220 FPS Max.
Jr. Eagle – Free Medallion – Ages 0 to 8 – Parental Supervision – Max. 15yrds. – 220 FPS Max.
1-5 Shooters 1st Place, 6-10 Shooters 1st and 2nd Place, 11-More Shooters 1st,2nd, and 3rd Places….Scoring is 5,8,10,12

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Bad to the Bone

I don’t have any additional information on Muzzy’s shoot, Bad to the Bone. The website (click the image above. That’s not even their image, I found it on the interwebs and liked it) doesn’t have more info, and there wasn’t any additional information that I could find on Georgia Outdoor News’ forums.

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I’d love to shoot all three, but these days, that’s about $120 in gas just to drive to all three in one weekend. I’ll most likely hit Sweetwater on Saturday, and possibly Riverbottom on Sunday, even though it’s a ‘fur piece’ from my place.  I just love their shoot and they’re a bunch of great folks.

Heading to pick up two buddies around 10am – should be at DS Archery around 11am, hope to see LOTS of people there!

member

DS ARCHERY ~ TEMPLE GA ~ 2012 Shoot Dates `
3584 Hwy 113 N
Temple , GA 30179

NO 14 RING will be recognized at DS Archery next year . We are only following ASA rules as they are eliminating the 14 RING for next year

WE will recognize ALL the ASA classes

Sign in Times for Registration
9am – 3pm for Winter Months8am-2pm for Daylight saving time

$10.00 Fun Shoot
$20.00 Money Shoot
50 % Payback

LONG Shot
$5.00 -6 shots
$1.00 – 1 shot
Concession will be available

Danny 770-815-8667
Sherri 770-367-5682

2013

February 9th

March 16th

April 13th

May 11th (Stay tuned – this will tentatively be a 2 day benefit shoot)

Jun 8th

July 13th

August 17th

We recognize all ASA classes – costs will be $10 for ‘fun’ class, $20 for money/trophy classes.  20 targets plus a practice range and novelty targets.  Concessions will be available (drinks, hot dogs, possibly other items, I’m not making tacos if we’re only getting 15 people! 🙂 )

If we start getting 30+ folks at the shoots, I’ll start doing some special food at each shoot – brisket, pulled pork, tacos, etc. etc.  If we do make the May shoot a two-day shoot, we’ll see about making it a shoot-and-BBQ!

From Bowhunting.com

By: Bowhunting.com Staff | 1/3/2009
Most die hard bowhunters have shot an occasional 3D course, however we often hear questions about what it takes to get better than the average Joe. 3D archery can be shot for many reasons by different people, from preparing for the woods all the way to the extreme of attempting to compete successfully at the state, regional, and national level. What if you want to take 3D archery to the next step, where it really becomes a different pursuit than simply preparing you for the field? The article is intended to be a road map to help those interested in becoming more competitive in 3D archery.

Classes and Rules

To start, you will need to determine what class you intend to compete in, and what rules will be enforced in the events you plan to attend. Typically, you will see local events split into two separate classes; Bowhunter and Open.

Bowhunter classes are typically shooting from distances of 35-40 yards and closer. They will usually be restricted to some sort of pin sight that is not movable without the use of tools. Sometimes there will be rules on the number of pins allowed on the sight, most commonly restricting you to four of fewer pins, and you will normally not be allowed to use magnifying lenses on the sight. Bowhunter class shooters will normally be restricted to stabilizers twelve inches or less, and will need to use arrows with screw in field points, and 4” or longer vanes or feathers on their arrows.

(NOTE: I have never, ever seen a requirement that bowhunter class, in any league, use screw in field points or 4″ or longer vanes or feathers. – Niko)
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Equipment

So what kind of equipment does it take to be successful in 3D archery? The first thing to consider is that a lot of the features that are an advantage when in a treestand, may not necessarily give you an advantage on the 3D course. Once you know what class you want to compete in, you can then begin to build a list of the equipment that fits your needs and will give you the most competitive advantage within those rules.

For Bowhunter class 3D, speed really becomes much less critical than Open classes that shoot out past 40 yards. When you look at the scores at the state, regional, and national level in Bowhunter classes, you will see that the best shooters will rarely shoot any 8’s on a course at all, usually hitting all 10’s and roughly half of the X rings available. Mistakes and dropped points in this class usually occur due to poor shot execution, not because of distance judging errors. At 40 yards and less, your margin for error on most targets will be +/- three to four yards. Knowing this, set your Bowhunter class rig up for consistency and forgiveness. Top shooters in this class will typically shoot longer axle to axle bows in the 37” to 40” range, with forgiving brace heights of 7.5”+, and arrows going 280-290fps. Because the top several places in most Bowhunter classes will only be separated by the number of X’s shot, give yourself an advantage and shoot the widest shaft that you can get to fly well and at an acceptable speed out of your bow. Those wide shafts won’t be affected by the wind at the closer distances you will see in this class. They will also help you grab some of those X ring lines that you normally would be just out on with a skinny hunting shaft.

Read more at Bowhunter.com
(Note: This seems to be written from an IBO point of view, since in the ASA there is a definite speed limit, and it’s MORE important for bowhunter classes to be at that limit than, say, Known 45 or Known 50 class, where using a rangefinder is the standard. – Niko)

“Abandon Hope, all Ye who Enter Here!!”

 

Perfect shots?  Nope.  The kind of shots most of us would see if we were stalking critters? You betcha!   No real ‘classes,’ to this  shoot, we’re going to set ‘short, middle, and long’ stakes, and those are SUGGESTIONS, not requirements, bring your BOW, your SENSE OF HUMOR and $10 and you are IN!

This shoot will be 20 3D targets, this is a HUNTING PREP shoot, but if you want to haul the Open A or Known 45 gear out, we won’t stop you.

 THERE ARE NO MONEY CLASSES THIS WEEKEND.

Visit our ‘About‘ page for directions. 

Photobucket album for this shoot – Done! All of the photos I took (minus the ones below) and a bunch of Melinda’s photos from the Georgia Outdoor News forums are loaded into the album!

I had a great time at the shoot, hope everybody else enjoyed their weekend too!

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The ASA Georgia State Championship is at Sweetwater Archery today and tomorrow (see the ‘shoots July 14-15’ post earlier in the week): I have more photographs, these are just a few I snapped with my phone this morning.


Name

Score

12’s

14’s

Sr. Eagle
James Hawk

187

1

0

Rhett King

149

2

0

Youth Boys
Logan Moss

190

2

0

Kyle King

164

3

0

Super Senior
RC Shoemake

180

3

0

Seniors
Ricky Letner

190

7

0

Lee Johnson

185

0

0

Hunter
Kelsey Morland

187

2

1

Doug Gresham

187

3

0

Chris Stallings

178

0

1

Open B
Randy Cosby

181

3

0

K45
Scotty Rhoads

207

6

3

Chris Driver

203

6

1

Ezra Alleyne

174

1

0

Butch Parkman
John C.
Fun
Brad Shaw

215

8

3

Johnny Bobo

202

3

2

Kyle Martin

200

3

0

Big John

199

2

2

Rick Martin

192

5

0

Kevin Hawk

189

3

0

Bubba Prescott

189

1

0

Melinda Hawk

184

2

0

Terrell Prescott

178

2

1

Robert Nash

174

2

1

Rachel Gresham

160

2

0

Danylle Murphy

157

1

1

Dianne Prescott

154

0

0

Click the link to go the the album on our FaceBook page!

I organized the photos from the Forums into a Photobucket album HERE.

I had a great time at the shoot this morning, but because of time issues (I had to be at the airport shortly after 12pm) I didn’t stop and take any photographs.  These are all photos that Bowanna posted on the forums.

Brad at the stake

The scores are also up.