Rules & Information on the Field Tournament
Welcome to the Annual Texas State Field Championship
CAUTION: First and foremost, this is an exotic deer ranch and sometimes they have to shoot a tranquilizer dart to make the deer inactive to transport or for whatever reason. There are used darts all over the place. Please do not pick them up and play with them. They were potent enough to drop a 1000 pound animal so it is possible there might still be potent enough to make you drowsy so leave them alone.
(1) The course is measured in meters.
(2) If you are required to shoot from a position, you must shoot that position. If the position is awkward, you may move sideways and if necessary behind the stake but certainly not at a different distance. If your 5 meter mark is on the side of a hill, it is unsportsman-like to shoot from the 10 meter stake just because the 10 meter stake is on flat ground. This was reported to me after the event last year. If a person is spotted doing that this year, they will be DQ’ed. Enough said on that matter.
(3) You are
allowed to assist each other by using an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper (or equivalent)
for blocking the sun.
arrows: If you leave your equipment at the shooting line, this will tell the
next group that people are behind the target looking for arrows. If you carry
your equipment with you, lean a bow in front of the target to let the next group
know that there are people behind the target looking for arrows.
(6) Three arrows per end. On the 40cm multiple target faces, if you shoot an arrow on a target other than your own, it counts as one of your three arrows and will be designated as an "M" on the scorecard. On the 20cm multiple target faces, that same above applies but also, do not shoot more than one arrow per face or the higher value will count as an "M" and only the two lowest scoring arrows will count. I will explain more about that later.
(7) Three or Four people per target. Rotate each target. If you shoot first on an even-numbered target, then you will shoot first on all even-numbered targets. If you shoot first on an odd-numbered target, then you shoot first on all odd-numbered targets. If you shoot with a group that shoots from different distances, shoot the longer stakes first. Use the odd/even when appropriate.
(8) Shoot from behind the stake as close as possible. Some stakes will allow a person to shoot on either side; 2 at a time. Other stakes are single shooting, one person at a time.
Adults and Juniors shoot from the RED post
Bowman shoot from the YELLOW posts.
We don’t have any WHITE markers so read the distance stenciled on the stakes.
(10) Scoring is 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The yellow center outer ring is scored 5, the inner ring (formerly the X-ring) is scored 6.
are scored in descending order. for example 6-5-4 etc.
(14) If you
have a soft spot in the target, or if the arrow penetrates the target matt,
then move the target face to so that others will not have a problem.
(20) There are limited targets that are level or flat. Be aware of your sight settings as two targets are shot into the sky so set your sight properly or prepare for a long hike to the next county to retrieve your arrow or just say good-bye to it.
(21) Target 17 is shot from an elevated position that requires a set of steps. Walk up with caution. The shooting position is marked off with small boards and paint. Stay within the shooting boundaries. We don’t want anyone falling off the spool.
(22) Compounds are limited to 60 pounds and sky pulling is illegal. This is very important in field shooting. Even though the targets are arranged so that targets and not in front or behind other targets, a miss-shot arrow due to sky pulling could send an arrow to another part of the range. Please draw your compound carefully.
(23) After shooting target 1, proceed to 2 with caution. Make sure no one is shooting on target 2 before proceeding. If they are shooting, wait at the bottom of the hill as there is no room for you up there anyway. Watch for warning signs.
(24) Avoid touching trees with vines.
Adults/Masters/Junior: 10-60 meters.
ENJOY – PLAY SAFE!