Stl Bench Rest Rifle Club
Archery - 3D Competition
Our 3-D course consists of 30 full sized animal targets distributed at various distances from each other depending on the terrain available. The targets are numbered from 1 - 30 and must be shot in consecutive order. Stakes, various distances from the targets, indicate the shooting position for different age and equipment classes. Distances are not marked, judging the distance from the shooting position to the target is part of the challenge. Range finders can only be used by those declaring before the round that they are shooting in a "known" class. Target sizes will differ depending on the type of animal. Targets will be at different distance from the shooting stakes. The distances may range from 7 to 50 yards. The larger animals are usually used for the longer distances.
The arrows are not to be touched until all agree that the scores are correct. The exact location to score on the animals is marked with indented lines on the body. While these lines are not visible to the naked eye to most archers, binoculars are allowed to determine where the vitals are. There are three scoring areas of differentiating scores on each target. The smallest center scoring area has a value of 12, the area surrounding that scores 10 and then the area outside of that scores 8. Anything outside of the 8 point scoring area, but still in the animal (excluding horns, hoofs or nose), will score 5 points. An arrow touching a line on the outside of and area counts as if it is inside the circle. Hoofs, nose and Horns count as a miss (0 Points). In order to score an arrow it must be stuck in the target. Shoot through or bounce-outs must be witnessed by the majority of the group to be scored. All score cards must be totaled and are to be signed by the archer and one other archer of the group before turning them in to the organizer.
We have classifications for all styles of archery (compound bow, recurve bow, long bow) except crossbow.Crossbows are not allowed on the course. Classifications Include:
Rules as described in Summary
Equipment List Will Not be Published