[Northkeep] New to Archery ?

Arthur Blackmoon ld.blackmoon at cox.net
Fri Sep 19 15:01:08 PDT 2014


Are you or someone you know new to archery ? or still learning to shoot 
well ?
Would you like to be able to shoot period style equipment , but can't 
fit it into your budget ?
Then here is your chance!!

The *Canton of Chemin Noir* will be holding their *Saturnalia* event on 
*November 15 2014*.
At this event there will be held a*period style Novice Tourney*
( you may use what ever is available , but the target and scoring will 
be of a period style ).
*The prize for this Tourney will be a period style Bamboo Backed IPE 
Longbow ( #43 @ 28 ) **
**with blood-wood,Osage,purple-heart,and red oak in the handle, and if i 
recall correctly ironwood limb tips and a fast flight string.**
**( Approximate retail value is $600.00 ).*

This is an open attempt to get more people shooting period equipment so 
that more marshals ( and others ) will want to sponsor more Period 
Style  shoots and tourneys.
And YES, this is also to attract more people to this small groups event 
.... But HEY , they have Great Events : )

PS: In case anyone missed my earlier challenge......*I have challenged 
all bowyers , fletchers, leather workers, iron workers, etc. to make  
something  of a period style,**
** that a novice archer might need**and then**sponsor a novice shoot or 
tourney  at some small groups event and give your work as the prize.*

*My only request would be that everyone leave the modern tendency of " 
collecting " at home, so that only those that will use the prizes are 
competing for the prizes.**
** I have watched way to many nice bows go bad in someones closet, shed, 
or garage, or worse seen them sold on ebay   : ( *

Please cross post this to other lists that might be interested: )

Be Safe, Be Happy, Have Fun
*PS: Since the Prize for this tourney is a period style longbow , No 
Crossbows will be allowed to compete in this competition. ( but will 
still be able to compete in the regular archery tourney )*

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