Shoot Report – Wasp Archers – April 2015

WASP archers wood

WASP archers wood

Sorry been a bit slow in writing this shoot report, but here goes. A couple of Sundays back we headed north to just outside Derby for Wasp archers shoot. Having had twinges in my shoulders which had cut my practice short on Saturday I wasn’t feeling confident.
Many years ago we had visited their old ground but this shoot was at a new site and would be their first shoot there.
Though slightly cooler than previous days it was still bright and warm enough for a spring morning.
Unlike some grounds who struggle with parking Wasps have ample space, which was good as the event was well attended with 100 or so archers present.
Sharon chatting with Mark from Artemis

Sharon chatting with Mark from Artemis

Added to this ample parking they have a lovely little wood,  with a great mix of deciduous and conifer woodland, with  a small valley which allows for a good mix of down hill shots.

View of the woods

View of the woods

Though a small wood they make good use of the grounds.

First target

First target

The  course would be made up of 40 targets with a 50/50 split of 3d targets and paper faces. Unlike Highcross the week before, Wasps alternated the targets so you would shoot a paper face and then 3d target then paper and so on. Something I think worked really well.
We would do two loops round the wood.

Sharon shooting across hollow

Sharon shooting across hollow

I don’t think there was anything over 40 yards.
Of all the targets I think there was only one which could have done with an addition of a net behind. Not for safety reasons, simply because it was well laid and tricked you causing you to just overestimate the distance resulting in arrows disappearing into the pine needles. Having said this there were marshals there to help. Thanks guys.

3D Turkey target

3D Turkey target

They had one special target, a 3D owl on a tree stump. If you missed you ran the risk of hitting a paper face behind and what you scored on the paper would be deducted from your score. So there was a  chance of a -24 -14 -8 on one target, I’m not a fan of negative target scoring but it was far enough that you had to be unlucky to get negative points.

Shooting group

Shooting group

Joined by Ann Marie and Shelley, both from Black Sheep Archers shooting barebow.

Last target of the day

Last target of the day

It was a really relaxing and flowing day and would definitely go back
Sharon won ladies hunting tackle but no medals for me as missed third place by 8 pts and 50 behind first. Still feel like I have a long way to go to get to the level I feel I should be.

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One comment on “Shoot Report – Wasp Archers – April 2015

  1. Pingback: A year in review | My Archery Experiences

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