Archery Range Safety Rules & Etiquettes

  • The shooting line must be called “CLEAR” before shooting can begin.
  • The last shooter on the line shall call “CLEAR” when they have completed shooting.
  • No one shall approach the targets until all shooting has been completed and the range has been declared “CLEAR” to retrieve arrows.
  • The last person to return from retrieving arrows shall confirm that there is nobody down range and call the line “CLEAR” to commence shooting.
  • If you drop an arrow and you cannot reach it, wait until the range is called “CLEAR” to retrieve that arrow.
  • When you are done shooting step back from the shooting line to indicate that you have completed shooting.
  • No archer may draw his bow with an arrow, except while standing on the shooting line when the line is clear for shooting.
  • No Archer may draw back the string of his bow using any technique which could allow an arrow to hit the ceiling, the walls, or the floor.
  • No broad head arrows are to be shot at the range.
  • Pay attention and cooperate with range masters carrying out their duties.
  • Be prepared to share targets with other shooters/members.
  • Each Warthog (smaller target) can accommodate up to 2 shooters.
  • Each Denage (larger target) can accommodate up to 3 shooters
  • Keep talking on the shooting line to a minimum to avoid distracting other shooters.
  • Do not comment on someone else’s shooting during an end.
  • Have an encouraging remark to pass, rather than a sarcastic one.
  • Do not make unkind remarks about your own shooting as this may upset or distract someone.
  • All members have the responsibility to keep the archery range clean & tidy. Please pick up all papers/used targets, etc., and place them in the
  • garbage/recycling bins.
  • If you lose an arrow point in the butt, please inform a range master to remove the arrow point to prevent damage to other members’ arrows.
  • Never touch equipment belonging to someone else without the owner’s expressed consent.
  • Step back from the shooting line to give the other archers a chance to complete their ends.
  • Respect the other arrows in the target while removing your own arrows.
  • Leave the other archers’ arrows in the target unless asked to remove them.
  • Archers should be mindful and respectful to shoot no more than the amount of arrows that does not affect (or hold up) the shooting line.
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