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Are you ready for 3D

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Jason H 21-Dec-21
Foggy Mountain 21-Dec-21
DanaC 21-Dec-21
ron w 21-Dec-21
John Sullins 21-Dec-21
Popester 21-Dec-21
mahantango 22-Dec-21
Jason H 22-Dec-21
hawkeye in PA 22-Dec-21
Nrthernrebel05 22-Dec-21
Nrthernrebel05 22-Dec-21
randy_68 22-Dec-21
Clydebow 22-Dec-21
Buckeye 22-Dec-21
reb 22-Dec-21
tkyelp 22-Dec-21
Jason H 22-Dec-21
Jim 22-Dec-21
Red Beastmaster 22-Dec-21
JusPassin 22-Dec-21
Kanati 22-Dec-21
Buglmin 22-Dec-21
skeetbean 22-Dec-21
Wudstix 22-Dec-21
reddogge 22-Dec-21
HEXX 22-Dec-21
dnovo 22-Dec-21
reddogge 22-Dec-21
Selden Slider 22-Dec-21
reddogge 22-Dec-21
M60gunner 22-Dec-21
scs 22-Dec-21
Archer 22-Dec-21
babysaph 22-Dec-21
DanaC 23-Dec-21
George D. Stout 23-Dec-21
DanaC 23-Dec-21
reddogge 23-Dec-21
HEXX 23-Dec-21
Nemophilist 23-Dec-21
Bassmaster 23-Dec-21
Boker 23-Dec-21
Jason H 23-Dec-21
redheadlover 26-Dec-21
Babysaph 27-Dec-21
monkeyball 27-Dec-21
From: Jason H
Date: 21-Dec-21




I’m ready for a good shoot again. The courses have been shut down for hunting season and I’m getting antsy.

From: Foggy Mountain
Date: 21-Dec-21




I’m looking fwd to it myself. We prob won’t start up for 3-4 months though

From: DanaC
Date: 21-Dec-21




Not even ready for winter indoor ;-)

From: ron w Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Dec-21




Here in north Georgia we start 3/D first of the year !!

From: John Sullins
Date: 21-Dec-21




I am ready, I shoot daily. If there is a shoot in N. Georgia in January, please post it on this site.

From: Popester
Date: 21-Dec-21




Mentally ready and anxious. Physically is another story!

From: mahantango
Date: 22-Dec-21




Definitely looking forward to it. Our club, Shade Mountain, has a cabin fever shoot in February.

From: Jason H
Date: 22-Dec-21




Here in Virginia it starts the 2nd Saturday in January. Three clubs not to far from me, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday’s.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 22-Dec-21




Shot a 3D course last weekend at East Huntington and have another News Years weekend. Then some others start up:)

From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 22-Dec-21




I’m ready too Jason. Looking forward to seeing you and everyone again.

From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 22-Dec-21




I’m ready too Jason. Looking forward to seeing you and everyone again.

From: randy_68
Date: 22-Dec-21




looking forward to it too. As are my grandkids. I took them this past year to a few shoots for the first time and they have been asking when the shoots start again.

From: Clydebow
Date: 22-Dec-21




Yes

From: Buckeye
Date: 22-Dec-21




not quite ready as far as equipment goes, I have to build some more arrows, but by the time the first shoot near me rolls around in April, I will be ready to go.

From: reb
Date: 22-Dec-21




I am ready for it. But I'm always ready for it.

From: tkyelp Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Dec-21




Our shoot program started again in December. But not all the clubs get going til spring. We'll have 2 in January, 4 in February and then everyone kicks in again come March. 10 or 11 shoots a month in our area. But then we are blessed here in southeast Michigan. What we look forward to is the winter banquets and Kazoo, then all the trad camping shoots. Its coming!!

From: Jason H
Date: 22-Dec-21




Hey Frank, good to hear from you! Yes it will be good to see everyone again!

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Dec-21




As soon as I can!

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 22-Dec-21




I'm an hour away from two clubs that hold TRAD only 3-D's Nov to March. It's good to have something to do with the gang during winter.

From: JusPassin
Date: 22-Dec-21




If outdoors, then yeah, but not doing an indoor super spreader event with all the covid about. That would be just dumb.

From: Kanati
Date: 22-Dec-21




Still got all of January to hunt

From: Buglmin
Date: 22-Dec-21




Our first ASA state qualifier is the 3rd week of January in NM. Then the buckle races start in Arizona in Febuary. Most of Febuary through July will be spent in Arizona or NM at least twice a month. I've been shooting my 3d setup for indoor leagues, and I'm very happy with this years set up.

From: skeetbean
Date: 22-Dec-21




I haven’t shot 3D in years, I worked the weekend shift the last 12 years that I worked. Now I’m retired I going to try and shoot some 3D mostly at Cowtown Bowhunters in Ft Worth and in Abilene Texas.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Dec-21




I'm still hunting hogs and javys.

From: reddogge
Date: 22-Dec-21




I believe Baltimore Bowmen has some winter shoots and I'll have to look them up.

From: HEXX
Date: 22-Dec-21




I shot my first indoor 3D last Sunday. The league starts Jan. 1 and another club I shoot starts the first Thursday in January. It's two a week for me. The first one was 30 targets 20 to 30 yards and I hadn't shot 30 targets since September and my score showed it.

From: dnovo Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Dec-21




Always

From: reddogge
Date: 22-Dec-21




Baltimore Bowmen Feb 20th, 10 AM.

From: Selden Slider
Date: 22-Dec-21




I greatly dislike indoor archery, too confining. Sometimes the guy next to you is so close he's touching you. Years ago I went to an indoor range. Although it was empty, this guy decided to shoot next to me. He even leaned against me saying it was a good way to practice for league shooting. Well I shot him a few choice words before leaving. Haven't been to an indoor range since. Frank

From: reddogge
Date: 22-Dec-21




Frank, I can see your point but that's part of the pressure cooker of indoor archery, the closeness of the other people. I've learned to deal with it and it doesn't bother me. What bothers me is my friend who shoots all 5 of his arrows in under a minute and then stands right in back of me telling me to slooooow down.

From: M60gunner
Date: 22-Dec-21




Yes, the buckle series and trad series starts in February. We have to get Javalina season done first. In June things move north to avoid the heat. Me and new bow should be ready in a month.

From: scs
Date: 22-Dec-21




January 23rd, Carlisle (PA) Fish and Game

Steve

From: Archer
Date: 22-Dec-21




Our club has been doing a 3D the last Saturday of each month except this coming Saturday. We shot on the 18th instead. Some good ones coming up next month my Diablo winter shoot and sf cabin fever. I hope it rains but not on those days. Sense I don’t hunt anymore I look forward to these events.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 22-Dec-21




Not yet . We still have til the end of the year and then have a 4 day all trad season in the middle of Jan. After that I will be ready.

From: DanaC
Date: 23-Dec-21




One league in eastern MA lists dates starting in January but I don't know if they shoot indoors or out. My 'home' league usually starts in mid-March outdoors. Meanwhile we have multiple indoor venues, including paper targets and 3-D, thru March.

Since our indoor shots are 60 arrows and 3D is 30, I shoot a lighter draw for the first 8 weeks or so, then change to my 3D/hunting set-up for the last 4. (About 5 pounds heavier.) I may start even lighter for the first few weeks, endurance ain't where it ought to be...

From: George D. Stout
Date: 23-Dec-21




There are no traditional only shoots within two hours drive for me, so no....not an option to drive four hours round trip to shoot 3D. Matter of fact, there is only one or two clubs that even have mixed shoots around our county anymore. The ridiculous cost of foam animals put them out of the archery shoot business and they fell back to firearms shoots...where the money is....mostly shotgun events. Can't say I blame them for that. Stumps are everywhere where I live, so that's my game. :) I don't mind that at all either.

From: DanaC
Date: 23-Dec-21




George, that's a dam' shame. Here we have an 'embarrassment of riches' when it comes to 3D shoots. On any given summer weekend I usually have 2-3 shoots within an hour's driving time.

I monitor and publicize shoots for social media, and give our archery chairman a list of 'preferred' dates going into the league meeting. Don't want to clash dates with ASA or the other top clubs close by but in the next league over.

That said, I *prefer* the weekend of the area Rinehart 100 shoot, because I get all the shooters who don't like the crowds ;-)

You're absolutely right about high target costs making it tough for clubs. Some have basically resigned themselves to using small targets or old worn-out stuff.

From: reddogge
Date: 23-Dec-21




I only have two traditional only shoots I and go to, Baltimore Classic and Shade Mtn, but I have umpty ump mixed shoots including both clubs I belong to. I shoot with other traditional guys in my crew so it makes no difference if it's mixed or traditional only.

From: HEXX
Date: 23-Dec-21




I shoot 3D mostly with compound shooters which means I need to shoot many targets at the 35 yard line and some diagonal at 37-38 yards indoors. As long as they let me shoot with them I'll have fun.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 23-Dec-21




"Are you ready for 3D?"

I'm ready for next year's archery season. :)

From: Bassmaster
Date: 23-Dec-21




I have a 40 yd. indoor 3d range 12 miles from my house, and three other clubs that we shoot at all winter long. We shoot a variety indoor games. Lots of fun. Then in April it is time to go Bass fishing, but still shoot in the back yard,or stump shoot.

From: Boker
Date: 23-Dec-21




Hope to make my first one March 12

From: Jason H
Date: 23-Dec-21




Nemo, I’m with you on that! I enjoy 3D as a fill in.

From: redheadlover
Date: 26-Dec-21




Yes! On a normal year. But after having C3- T1 cervical spine surgery it will be a few months before I can start to shoot again. Possibility my shooting is over.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Dec-21




Agree with Nemo and Jason H

From: monkeyball
Date: 27-Dec-21

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Steve, We may have to hook up at the Carlisle shoot if we can both make it. Shade will be next with the Cabin Fever in the end of Feb.

Then come April they will all break loose, a couple each month thru Sept.

Won't be long, and life is to short to wait on another hunting season.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig





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