Here is the section from my last Bowstring article pertaining to the 2 rules we
The first and easiest of the rules pertains to the use of a target face to practice on before a State shoot. Originally I believe it was implemented to mimic the Vegas shoot. As many know Vegas no longer has this rule in place and I would like to do the same and remove it.
The second rule Is a little more loaded in my opinion. As of now an archer can only compete in multiple classes in the FITA, NFAA, and FORMAL shoots. You have to choose a single class in the Golf, 3D and Field shoot. I have had a couple request to look at this rule and possibly change it. Unfortunately I don't know the history behind this and would love to find it out.
A few of my takes on this are this: #1 is if an archer is allowed to compete in multiple classes at all state shoots it is a good possibility a single archer could win multiple all-around awards. #2 which is somewhat tied to number one is I don't want to detour people from coming because they now have to compete with a top FS shooter taking the BHFS as well. #3 Should we just let them shoot as many classes as they want and put scores 2-whatever in as guest scores. An archer will still get to see how the stack up but not take all of the hardware home. The shooter would simply have to shoot the class they want to compete in the all-around trophy first and inform the club his other scores are for fun.
I will be asking these questions on the facebook page so please jump on and give me your feedback. If you aren't on facebook feel free to email me your thoughts as well, I want to make a good decision on both of these and I can't do that without your help.
Traveled down south with some great company and even better shooters to Mnt. Pleasant. This is the first year in a long time 3D has been held elsewhere and I didn't want to miss it.
Arapeen archery did not disappoint with a great facility and targets that made everyone work for there points. Had a tough time trying to relax the first 10 or so targets but finally settled in a little. In the end I finished with a 634 with 2 disappointing 8's on the card.
Thanks for the great first host Arapeen.
Made my way up north again to shoot the NFAA state shoot with the boys at Brigham Bowman. I didn't shoot great but I didn't flinch once the entire day so I will call it a win. Ended at 294 with 34 x's. It is amazing how such an easy game can get the best of you.
I Made the trek up to Tremonton UT over the weekend and joined the Brigham Bowmen in their Golden Spike 3D shoot. They made a tough course in a tight space but they know how to manage and run a shoot making it a great day. With My 544 I shot far better than I was expecting even while running out of gas the last 1/3 of the course.
If you were one of the many people that packed in to enjoy the shoot you will be happy to hear the have even bigger plans next year. They were 2-3 weeks out of being able to utilize the great new arena Tremonton built giving all of us something great to look forward to next year as well as enjoy the send-off shoot in the old building.
If you shot for money and are looking to see how you did head over to brighambowmen.com.
Thanks again for the great shoot Brigham,
A new year means a new state champion. DATUS once again kicked off the state tournament series by hosting the FITA shoot. There was a great turnout for the last shoot before Vegas. The over-all winner was Henry Bass with a score of 592 with 52 X's.
We also gave away another great pair of binoculars. Thanks again to our great sponsor Vortex Optics we again have 6 pairs of Talon HD binoculars to raffle off at the state shoots. The first pair was won by Steve Anderson who ironically won them last year at the same shoot. If you are looking for your next optics be sure to give Vortex a serious look and thank them for there great support of UBA.
The next shoot up is the NFAA 5-spot shoot that Brigham Bowmen will again host at the Bowery range in Brigham City.