Shoot report – Lyme Valley archers August 2013

Been a short while since my last shoot report so here is one for the nfas lyme valley shoot last weekend. For those of  you who are interested here is the last report on Lyme valley.

Dave, Graham, Sharon and Peter

Dave, Graham, Sharon and Peter

Early Sunday morning we set off up the motorway to just outside Stoke on Trent; about an hour and 20 minutes depending on traffic. We’d missed the last shoot but I had managed to shoot their excellent 3D course at this year’s 3D champs.
For those of you who are new readers Lyme valley archers ground consists of a wooded valley which gives them the opportunity for some nice up and down hill shots.
In all I would say it was a good course with a few challenging targets. The only real problem was the afternoon dragged as progress was slow. We were constantly catching up with the group in front who were only just getting to shoot the target. This made for a slow days shooting as you could never get into a rhythm.
Lyme valley is a very popular shoot and I wonder if it suffers from it’s own popularity by trying to accommodate all the archers it can and sometimes that’s too many.
downhill 3D mountain lion

downhill 3D mountain lion

5 on a peg but a few with 6, combined with a challenging course means archers take second or third arrows. All slows down the day. Personally I think they would be better to have 4 maybe 5 to a peg.
Weather was good, warm but not hot with sunny spells.

View up the slope after shooting down the hillside

View up the slope after shooting down the hillside

The course was a mix of paper faces and 3D targets with some very long down hill shots like the giant komodo dragon shot from the top of the hill to the stream bed.

komodo dragon as seen from bottom of slope

komodo dragon as seen from bottom of slope

There were some new paths in some cases but glad it was dry as we would have been slipping and sliding all day.
Generally we like Lyme valley shoots and I enjoyed the course the only thing that put a downer to on the day were the hold ups.

Sharon won ladies Bare Bow and I was lucky enough to come away with first in Gents Hunting Tackle.

Thanks for reading.

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One comment on “Shoot report – Lyme Valley archers August 2013

  1. Pingback: Shoot report – Lyme valley – May 2014 | My Archery Experiences

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