What effect does distance have?
It was only a few yards away from the shooting pegs but the level it was set at and height off the ground along with proximity to the stumps made you think. It goes to show that a long distance relative to target size is obvious but sometimes a close shot can challenging.
Below is a good example of a medium shot of just about 30 yards. The reason I include this here is it also highlights the effect tree branches can have. If you putting a longish shot in keep a thought for overhanging tree branches, you might need to clear a few to ensure the shot is safe.
The 3d tiger was a long shot as far as distance is concerned being over 50 yards but as it’s a large target its still hittable.
What is long or is considered long varies. Personally I think anything over 40 yards is boarding on long for most archers. Don’t get me wrong I like the occasional longer shot, so long as the target size is appropriate.
In the next post on course and target planning I will address the ideas and issues associated with identifying suitable target size.
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