Our long anticipated open shoot went ahead on Sunday 24th April as planned. The weather behaved well for the duration of the set-up, shoot and takedown. It was a Predator and Prey shoot with twenty sets of pegs, each with two animals as the targets - forty animals in all.
Archers, standing on the target peg, first shot at the predator. They were set up to be stalking their prey and the archer had a maximum of three arrows to use on each pair of animals. Once the predator had been hit , the archers were able use any surplus arrows to shoot the prey.
The course layers did a lovely job at setting out the shots in realistic scenarios and used trees and ground features to good effect to make the shots attractive, interesting and challenging. The day went off safely and without issues and the competitors were very complimentary of the event. Muscovy prides itself on having a reputation for laying on good shoots and due both to covid and a couple of quiet years before that, this shoot was long awaited by many. With increasing number of shoots taking place now it will be good to have more shoots happening in the extreme south of the country, in future.
Medals: We're conscious that some archers like to have medals to show their success while others don't mind, so our entry flyer clarified that entrants could claim their medals if they wanted them. As we don't have everyone's address, an email to Muscovy's secretary Nick Hawken (email@example.com), with details, will be sufficient to claim the trophy if required.
We’ll organise medals when numbers are confirmed, and will get them to the winners by post or delivered to their club at forthcoming shoots etc., which ever is most cost effective. That might take a little while so, please bear with us, however those that request their medals will definitely get them.