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Rules for SSAC - New-Popinjay

The Scorekeeper last approved scores for this shoot on: unknown

Shoot Begins: Wednesday, January 1, 3000
Shoot Ends: Thursday, January 2, 3000
Scores must be Submitted by: Friday, January 3, 3000 and within 30 days of being shot.


New Proposed Shoot

Qualified Seasons: Winter

The Seasonal Archery Challenge is a Popinjay shoot. The object is to shoot a small bird off its perch.

Please read the SSAC General Rules, as these apply to all SSAC shoots. Below are the additional rules for this specific shoot.

The target is a wooden cutout of a bird, placed on a perch one yard in front of the backstop or butt. To make the target bird, print the PDF Target file on paper or card stock. Glue the paper to a 3/4" thick piece of pine or birch wood. Cut around the outline with a saw. The perch is a piece of 3/8" thick wood, at least 1" by 2" with a 3/8" hole drilled part way through the broad face and mounted on a 3/8" diameter dowel. The dowel is either socketed into a board or the ground in order to stand vertically. The target bird is placed on the center of the perch. Multiple birds may be set up to speed the competition along.

Running the shoot:
Each target is shot 19 yards from the bird, 20 yards from the backstop. Each archer will shoot 12 arrows at the bird. If multiple birds are used the bird farthest to the archer`s left is the first target. If several archers are shooting at the same line, they must shoot in turns so that only one archer is shooting at any time. If all the birds are knocked off, a hold is called and the birds are reset on the perches.

Points are scored when the bird is knocked off its perch by the arrow. Hitting the perch or the dowel does not count. Brushing the bird off with the fletchings, the side of the arrow or the draft created by the arrow does count. Knocking a bird off with the first arrow scores 12 points, the second arrow 11 points, third arrow 10 points, etc. Clarification: hitting a bird with the third arrow will always count as 10 points, no matter if the arrows before it hit birds or not.

The best scoresheet for use at the range is simply row of the numbers 12 through 1. You circle the number if you hit the bird, X out the number if you miss the bird, add it up later. This also tracks which number you are on if you need to use multiple ends due to a shortage of arrows or resetting birds.

A perfect score would be: 78 points

All ties will be decided in favor of the first archer to enter the score that tied.

For the Youth Division all the rules are the same, but at a distance of 14 yards, be sure to enter youth ages.

For the preservation of arrows and maintaining the same shoot either of the following are acceptable modifications to this shoot:
1) Replacing the field points with steel blunts of the same diameter as the shaft being shot.
2) Replacing the wood targets with hard foam targets (ie blue/green sheet insulation) covered in duct tape with a several large washers at the bottom to enough weight to be similar to a wood block. Likewise the perch may be made of hard foam and a fiberglass rod.

This shoot was suggested by:
Edward le Kervere

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