A bow must never be loaded with an arrow unless standing on the “Shooting Line” and the signal to start shooting has been given.
A loaded bow must only be pointed at the assigned target. It must never be pointed at another person.
Never “dry fire” a bow (i.e. without an arrow in it) – you could destroy it.
Never shoot an arrow straight up into the air. It can end up hitting another person or yourself.
Archery equipment must only be used in places that are especially set up for target practice.
Never shoot a cracked or bent arrow – check your equipment each time before use.
When proceeding to the target to collect your arrows walk, never run.
Always walk up to the side of the target butt, so as not to accidentally walk into the arrows lodged in the target.
Open shoes, camouflage (in field shoots) or no shirt are not suitable while shooting, and are not permitted.
Always use a bow stringer for longbows and recurve bows. This will reduce the possibility of damage to the bow and injury to the archer.
Be sun-smart – wear a hat & sunscreen, and on hot days, remember to drink plenty of water.
I-pods (or similar devices) are not permitted anywhere on the shooting line or target (or field) ground.
Young children must be kept under control at all times, and are not normally permitted on the target ground.
REMEMBER: ARCHERY CAN BE DANGEROUS IF APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING:-
- THINK, AND LOOK BEFORE YOU SHOOT!
- THERE IS NO ROOM FOR RECKLESS BEHAVIOUR.