Archery Practices Moving Outdoors
It's time to begin outdoor Archery practices!
Our first outdoor practice will be on Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the field to the south of the McKee Building and the parking lots. (There will be no county practice at The Ranch on Tuesday, May 14.)
Please see the schedule for county practices included in the Orientation Packet, or find the calendar on the Shooting Sports website: https://www.lc4hss.org/archery.
(You will see that there are practices on Tuesday evenings at Lon Hagler Archery Range, hosted by the High Country Handiworkers club. Two of these practices count toward your four required for county shoot eligibility.)
Cancellations and Remind
Once we move outdoors, it's likely that we may need to cancel a practice due to weather. We will use the Remind system to alert you to any changes or cancellations.
If you have not yet signed up for Remind, please use the following instructions for your choice of text messages, email, or app notifications.
Text Messages – Sign up via Remind by texting @archery-4h to 81010.
Email – Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No subject is needed.
App – Available for your Android phone or iPhone. Choose “Join a class” and enter the class code @archery-4h.
Visit remind.com for details.
What to Bring
We encourage participants and their families to bring chairs, water, sunscreen, bug spray, and umbrellas. There is no shade available near the practice area, so please bring what you need to stay cool as the weather gets warmer.
Please review the 4-H Dress Code. Keep in mind that the additional safety rules about dress code for archery apply as well. 1) Fully-enclosed sturdy shoes or boots are required. Parents must follow this rule as well. 2) Jewelry, clothing, and long hair that may interfere with the shooting equipment must be removed or secured.
Set Up and Tear Down the Range
To set up the archery range, we will pull the trailer over and set up the FITA targets as well as the 3D targets. It takes time and effort to set up our range, so please arrive a little early to help set up, OR plan to stay after the last round to help tear down. It's greatly appreciated. All of the leaders are volunteers who give their time to make our archery program a success!