Marshfield
Rod & Gun Club

Archery

 

Archery Matches are held throughout the year on the outdoor range which consists of 28 targets over 15 acres with target distances from 15 feet to 80 yards. Practice is held on the 20 yard indoor range and 10 to 50 yard outdoor area.

“Learn to Shoot” Friday nights with Certified Instructors from 5-6:30 p.m. from September till June.  Check event calendar for specific dates.

All equipment is provided for beginners. Families are encouraged to join. There is instruction available for all ages!

Please visit our Archery Forum

Learn To Shoot Contacts:

Rob Kirkaldy  teslanova2@gmail.com

Brian MacFee  bmacfee@systemsupport.com 

Dave Greenwood  dvdgrnwd@hotmail.com


  

3 Photographs by Melissa Blackall

Field archery involves shooting at targets of varying (and sometimes unmarked) distance, often in rough terrain.

Three common types of rounds (in the NFAA) are the field, hunter, and animal. A round consists of 28 targets in two units of 14 (until the early 60's two rounds of 28 were shot for 56 targets). Field rounds are at 'even' distances up to 80 yards (some of the shortest are measured in feet instead), using targets with a black bullseye (5 points), a white center (4) ring, and black outer (3) ring. Hunter rounds use 'uneven' distances up to 70 yards (64 m), and although scoring is identical to a field round, the target has an all-black face with a white bullseye. Children and youth positions for these two rounds are closer, no more than 30 and 50 yards (46 m), respectively. Animal rounds use life-size 2D animal targets with 'uneven' distances reminiscent of the hunter round. The rules and scoring are also significantly different. The archer begins at the first station of the target and shoots his first arrow. If it hits, he does not have to shoot again. If it misses, he advances to station two and shoots a second arrow, then to station three for a third if needed. Scoring areas are vital (20, 16, or 12) and nonvital (18, 14, or 10) with points awarded depending on which arrow scored first. Again, children and youth shoot from reduced range.

One goal of field archery is to improve the technique required for bowhunting in a more realistic outdoor setting, but without introducing the complication and guesswork of unknown distances. As with golf, fatigue can be an issue as the athlete walks the distance between targets across sometimes rough terrain.

3D Archery is a subset of field archery focusing on shooting at life-size models of game and is popular with hunters. It is most common to see unmarked distances in 3D archery, as the goal is to accurately recreate a hunting environment for competition.

Though the goal is hunting practice, hunting broadheads are not used, as they would tear up the foam targets too much. Normal target or field tips, of the same weight as the intended broadhead, are used instead.

In the past 10 years 3D archery has taken new light with a competitive edge. There is a whole new group of competitions that are no longer considered hunting practice. Competitions are held in many states (United States) with the totals from each state being added together to crown a single winner within each division. Some competitors will travel thousands of miles a year to compete to try and claim the world title in 3D archery. This competitive style has been growing in many other countries and should continue with strong support for many years to come. (sourced from Wikipedia)

3D Archery Contacts:

Rob Kirkaldy  teslanova2@gmail.com

Tri-County 3-D Archery League

Upcoming events

    • February 16, 2020
    • (EST)
    • October 04, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • archery ranges

    3-D Archery at MRGC. 

    5:50AM start time

    30 targets

    $10 adults, $5 youth

    For any questions contact

    Robert Kirkaldy  (781) 706-7366 teslanova2@gmail.com

    Jason Zimmer  (781) 837-5807 sshorearcher@gmail.com

    • October 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • MRGC
    Members,

    It's time to clean up! This is our semi-annual cleanup to keep YOUR club in great shape!  Please bring gloves, rakes, broom, hammer, saws, crowbars etc. We will start at 9 and work until we are done. Many hands make light and fast work! 

    Please remember all ranges are closed during cleanup.

    Archery

    3d Archery Range clean up the lanes
    Fix and clean up field archery targets
    Weed George Williams Archery Center
    Replace target covers

    Indoor Range

    Clean up and paint the indoor range, repair backstop
    Wash floors
    Replace broken light bulbs and covers
    Replace rubber on front of archery targets
    Install soundproofing in doorway

    Outdoor Range

    Rake berms and clean up any damaged wood
    Fix missing ROXUL insulation in the ceiling of the range building
    Lime the outdoor range
    Clean rifle house
    Repaint red line
    Clean grounds of leaves and debris and use blower on parking lot
    Clean shed with lawn mower and equipment
    Remove lightning suppression system from building
    Clean gutters
    Install filters for return in the range and the hall
    Paint fence
    Power wash club house
    Paint the concrete wall on the archery range side of the clubhouse
    Replace or cover the end wall with T1-11  to the left of the outdoor range and paint
    Paint the inside and outside frames of the indoor range windows
    Install a white board with tray under the big TV
    Put Azec trim board across the bottom of the T 1-11 where it is rotted on the shed and the
    range house
    Replace rotted trim boards on the shed
    Install a white cover over the electric box where projector was connected
    Cut brush where needed especially along the pond
    Clean brush behind club house near caretaker’s deck if needed


    • January 03, 2021
    • (EST)
    • June 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • archery ranges

    3-D Archery at MRGC. 

    5:50AM start time

    30 targets

    $10 adults, $5 youth

    For any questions contact

    Robert Kirkaldy  (781) 706-7366 teslanova2@gmail.com

    Jason Zimmer  (781) 837-5807 sshorearcher@gmail.com

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