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3D Archery Match

May 5

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CONTEST INFORMATION (last updated 4/13/17)

Date.  Friday, May 5, 2017

Location.  Archers for Christ – 557 County Rd 32500, Paris, TX.

Schedule.  Check-in is from 9:30 – 10 a.m. for all shooters.  Contest will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Registration.  Each competing member is required to register on 4-H Connect and pay the $15 registration fee.  Registration will open on March 15 and close at midnight April 28, 2017 on 4-H Connect.  

Each member must complete and submit the following form at check-in:  (Waiver, Indemnification, and Medical Treatment Authorization Form)

Participation. Contestants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV.  Contestants must also be academically eligible (according to UIL rules) to compete on the day of the contest.

Novice competitors are welcome, but all shooters must be actively involved in a county 4-H shooting sports program prior to competing.  Shooters must have received instruction/training on safe archery handling, safety protocols, and general rules of play from a certified 4-H shooting sports instructor.

 Age. Age divisions are determined by a participant’s grade as of September 1 of the current 4-H year.  Age divisions for this contest are:

  • Junior                              grades 3, 4, or 5
  • Intermediate                  grades 6, 7, or 8
  • Senior                              grades 9, 10, 11, or 12

Entries per county. Each county may enter unlimited individuals per age division listed above.


Participants with disabilities.  If you need any type of accommodation to participate in this program or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Derrick Bruton at 972-952-9264 or d-bruton@tamu.edu at least 2 weeks prior to the program or note such needs when registering on 4-H Connect.

Course of Fire.  

  1. 20 3D targets
    1. Juniors – 10 yards
    2. Intermediates – 15 yards
    3. Seniors – 20 yards
  2. 1 shot at each target

Class Options.

  1. Recurve Unaided
  2. Compound Unaided
  3. Recurve Aided
  4. Compound Aided

Safety and Range Rules.

  1. Shooters must bring the signed waivers to compete.
  2. Safe and respectful behavior is expected of shooters, coaches and spectators at all times.
  3. No profanity
  4. Children under the age of 13 must have adult present at all times
  5. Closed toe shoes and long pants must be worn on the range.
  6. Long hair must be pulled back.
  7. Arrows will be removed by an adult for all children under the age of 13
  8. During arrow pulling, participants will remain at least 5 feet back from both the target and the person pulling the arrows.
  9. In the event of a severe storm or a severe storm warning, a horn will blow 3 times to signal that all participants must leave the range immediately to take shelter.
  10. No yelling or running at any time on the range
  11. You must remain at your target until the group ahead of you completely leaves their target.  Then you may advance on.
  12. Have fun.

Disorderly, unsafe or abusive conduct has no place on the Shooting Sports Range and will not be permitted.   Individuals who exhibit such conduct may be immediately disqualification and/or dismissed from the grounds.  The match director, 4-H Specialist, and/or District Extension Administrator will have final say in all disputes.

Things to Note:

  • Day of contest: Bring a copy of the attached Waiver & Release Form.  Contestants will not be allowed to compete if the release form is not turned in at time of check-in.
  • Each individual must furnish his/her own equipment.
  • In the event of bad weather, the match may be rescheduled or completely canceled.  In the event of rescheduling, refunds will be issued if the member chooses not to compete on the rescheduled date.  If it is canceled, each member will be issued a refund.  If the weather is questionable on the day of the match, you may visit this website to verify the match status.
  • The range is located in a rural area, so you may wish to bring lawn chairs, cold drinks, sack lunches, snacks, etc.
  • Safety is paramount.  If a safety issue arises, anyone can call for a cease fire.
  • A concession stand will be available.


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