Shoot Information

At Coffs Coast Archery Club, most Sundays we offer a range of regular shoot events, that utilize our beautiful and extensive Woolgoolga based outdoor grounds. All of our events are shot under Traditional Archery Australia, (TAA). On the first and third Sunday of the month, we run our 3D target shoots, starting at 10am. Additionally on the fourth Sunday of the month we run a paper target field shoot.

Throughout the year we run some special archery events, including 2 Day shoots, and traditional Archery weekends, where overnight camping is available.

See the shoot calendar for full times and dates of all our events

Our shoot fees for all our events are:

  • Senior members of CCAC are $10
  • Junior and Cub members are $5
  • Visitors and Non members are $15

3D COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS 2022

Note: Up to 2 divisions maybe shot on any scheduled 3D shoot day. As long as they are shot on separate rounds and the divisions are shot from different coloured shoot pegs. At least 5 rounds must be shot in total in a division to be eligible to place in that division at the yearly presentation.

Senior Divisions – Separate competition for Male and Female Archers.

Compound Open (CO)

Any compound bow that uses any sight or is shot bare bow. The bow may or may not have a magnifying lens or scope, however rangefinder sights are prohibited. Maximum bow draw weight is 80 pounds. No limit to pins or cross hairs. No limit on stabilisers or weights. No limit to the release. Shot from the ORANGE peg, maximum distance is 40m.

Compound Hunter (CH)

Any compound bow with or without a fixed/multi-pinned sight. No magnifying lenses or adjustable sights to be used. Limit of one Stabiliser, with a maximum length of 12 inches radius from where the stabiliser/sidebar attaches, unweighted vibration dampeners are not considered to be stabilisers. No pins set further than 50m. Maximum bow draw weight of 80 pounds. Arrows may have screw in points and must have at least 3 feathers or vanes. Bare bow compound can also be shot in this division. Shot from the YELLOW peg, maximum distance of 35m.

Compound Short-Range (CS)

This is another open compound division, for any compound bow that uses any sight or is shot bare bow. The bow may or may not have a magnifying lens or scope, however rangefinder sights are prohibited. Maximum bow draw weight is 80 pounds. No limit to pins or cross hairs. No limit on stabilisers or weights. No limit to the release. Shot from the WHITE peg, maximum distance is 28m.

Recurve Open (RO)

Any non-wheeled, single string bow, including; Olympic Recurve, Recurve, Asiatic or Longbow, made from any materials. Arrows may be made from any materials. Finger/String or face walking IS permitted in this division. Must be shot with a bare fingers, glove or finger tab. Maximum bow draw weight of 80 pounds. Shot from the WHITE peg, maximum distance of 28m.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Sighted recurves are permitted in this division but must be shot from the YELLOW peg, with a maximum distance of 35m.

Recurve (RC)

This division is for; Recurve or Asiatic bows, however, no Olympic Recurves are permitted in this division. Arrows may be made from any materials. Must be shot with a bare fingers, glove or finger tab. Finger/string or face walking is NOT permitted in this division. Fingers on the release hand must be touching the arrow nock during the draw cycle. Maximum bow draw weight of 80 pounds. Shot from the WHITE peg, maximum distance of 28m.

Longbow (LB)

This division is for long bows only. Arrows may be made from any materials. Must be shot with a bare fingers, glove or finger tab. Finger/string or face walking is NOT permitted in this division. Fingers on the release hand must be touching the arrow nock during the draw cycle. There should not be any markings on the bow or the bow string that could be construed as sight markings. Maximum bow draw weight of 80 pounds. Shot from the WHITE peg, maximum distance of 28m.

Juniors and Cubs – Separate competition for Male & Female Archers as well as for Cubs & Juniors

Compound (CO)

Any compound bow with or without a sight, with no limits to the sight. No limits to stabilisers or weights. Sighted Olympic recurves can be used in this division. Cubs shoot from the RED peg, maximum distance of 15m. Juniors shoot from the WHITE peg, maximum 28m.

Recurve/Longbow (RL)

Any Recurve, Asiatic or Longbow. Arrows may be made from any materials. There should not be any markings on the bow or the bow string that could be construed as sight markings. Must be shot with a bare fingers, glove or finger tab. Shot from the RED peg maximum distance of 15m.

TYPES OF ARCHERY OFTEN RUN AT OUR CLUB

3D Archery

This is shot every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, from 9am to 11am. Check Shoot Calendar for dates.

This is 10 shot course that changes every shoot and is skillfully laid out by our course setters, to take full advantage of the challenges offered by our beautiful and heavily wooded bush land. For those who have not shot 3D before, your targets are full sized rubber animals with 3 scoring zones. This event is suitable for all bow types, and is shot under TAA. Range closes at 11.30am.

 

Paper Target Field Archery

This is shot every second month on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Check shoot Calendar for times and dates.

At our Woolgoolga grounds we have a well established 12 shot Field Archery course This course offers a number of challenging shots over a range of distances, that take full advantage of the topography our heavily forested grounds. For those who have not shot this event, it involves shooting different sized paper target faces, over a variety of distances, ranging from 5m to 60m. This event is suitable for all bow types.

 

Social Field Archery

Currently, we are not shooting any specific social shoots. These shoots can be added to the Calendar if we miss a number of regular events due to outside influences, such as ground closures and pandemics.

At our Woolgoolga grounds we utilise our well established FITA course as a basis for our TAA, 10 shot, 3 arrow walk up, field event .This shoot uses a variety of different style paper target faces, at a range of identified and unidentified distances. This shoot differs from the World Archery event by its more flexible format. This event is suitable for all bow types.

 

Target Archery

This is occasionally shot on the 2nd Saturday of the month or for special events, depending on numbers.

We shoot our Outdoor Target Archery on our large archery range at our Woolgoolga grounds. For those who have not shot Target Archery before, you are required to shoot a large target face at a specified distance, a specified number of times.This event is suitable for all bow types.

Practise on the Range

This is available every day for Coffs Coast Archer Club members, who are members of Traditional Archery Australia and have organised a gate key.

For those members wishing to practise their archery the front archery range is available for this purpose. Practise at our grounds is limited to current financial CCAC and TAA members, shooting ONLY on the front range (no practise in the bush land). Additionally, you must sign on in the diary every visit. To access the grounds a gate key needs to be hired through our club’s president Jason Fisher, during 3D shoot days.

SAFETY

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