Training Your Mind to Monitor Your Shots

There is some very good advice offered in this article applicable to all archers.

I especially like the idea of fix it in practice aspect.


BAKEWELL BOWS Theft reward offered 

By now many in the archery community in the UK and beyond will have heard of the theft from Bakewell Bows. I’ve been in touch with Dawn Priestly who has been publishing updates and she’s furnished me with the following information and images.

As thousands of you are now aware Pete Bakewell (Bakewell Bows) of Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire was broken into last Thursday night / Friday morning. They took all his finished stock, hand and power tools amongst other things. They also took our unique and irreplaceable family bows.
The response to my original post has been phenomenal and the support shown to Pete and Sam above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. Thank you, each and every one of you.

We need to keep the pressure on those cretinous beings that have done this, they need to be brought to justice.

Pete is offering a REWARD; in return for information leading to a successful prosecution against the person(s) responsible of this most despicable crime; the person offering the relevant information will be able to choose one bow of their choice from Pete’s catalogue, hand crafted to their specifications.

Please share this far and wide and keep vigilant.

If the persons responsible for this crime are reading this, please just return what isn’t yours.

If you have any information please contact either myself or Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 19627102017.

Again thank you all for your help and support.

Below are photos of bows similar to some of those stolen.

Let’s hope the greater archery community can help, please help to get the message out.

Thanks for reading.


Just wanted to say sorry to all readers for being a bit slow on posts.

Works been pretty full on and I’m part of a team of volunteers setting one of the nfas national 3D championships in May. Whilst it’s great to put something back into the hobby it’s a lot of work if you want to do it as best as you can or want to.  So weekends are a bit busy, which doesn’t leave much time for writing or sleeping. 

I hope to get back to writing more soon  as I have a shoot report from south wilts blue bells shoot to finish.

Thanks for reading. 

Archery club targeted by thefts 

I have some sad news for the archery community in the UK. 

Magna Carta hosted its April Open last weekend and had some 3Ds stolen.

From what I understand most of the 3D’s where brand new for that shoot so keep an eye out for any slightly used 3D’s.

10 targets in total.

Small croc, bear on all fours, badger, howling coyote, raccoon,running javelina, small hedgehog and a grazing dappled deer.

Each one had a number in black marker on base. 28,29,30,35,36,37,2,4 and 27 respectively. The bear was 36.

This was one of them Imago sitting bear and is pretty unusual. 

Here’s hoping the thieves are caught and 3Ds recovered. Please keep an eye out for the items. Also check the security at your own clubs too.
Thanks for reading.