- Aiming or rather, how do you aim whether you are a gap shooter or instinctive archer?
- Stance and footing on a field shoot, where you might not be on level ground.
- Coupled with aiming is distance judgement, which can be especially tough on a well set field course, where the course layer has used every trick inthe book to fool you.
- I think the biggest one though has to be drawing down or coming down when you’ve drawn up on a target but feel you have to release, even though you know something is wrong.
- I’m also working on a post about the importance of arrow weights and importance of not shooting too light an arrow.
- Over bowing, being to identify when you are shooting too heavy a draw weight bow.
Some of you may have seen my tweet that Centaura Bowmen archery club outside Derby has been added to the list of clubs targeted by thieves. Here are the details that I know of and taken from the NFAS Facebook group.
Over the past few months I’ve heard of a number of clubs that have been hit, whether by thefts, trespass or vandalism.
So what can we do?
- We can all keep an eye out for suspicious characters at our clubs or woods.
- Cultivate links with other local clubs and groups, so you can share news and alerts.
- We can be careful how we promote the clubs locations on public websites.
- Securing the huts, sheds etc seems like common sense, but having been a victim of thieves I know that simply putting a lock on the door is not always enough. When we were last broken into they got past the lock and quality padlock by forcing panels out of the door.
- Think about marking your equipment with club name, or branding the 3Ds with club name is something I know a few clubs have done. You could invest in smart water option too for the more expensive items.
- If we see deals that appear too good to be true on sites like eBay or offered locally, be suspicious.
- I know some clubs have invested in security systems, whether these be alarms or cameras. Inexpensive trail cameras, the sort used for wildlife monitoring can prove an effective way of monitoring who actually visits your woodland. If you do use these, you have to post signs stating CCTV is in use.