I would quickly scan for the issue, then decide between Duck! And cover , or Stop, drop, and roll . If neither of those applied, I would simply let down,Message 1 of 9 , Mar 13, 2010View SourceI would quickly scan for the issue, then decide between "Duck! And cover", or "Stop, drop, and roll".If neither of those applied, I would simply let down, remove the arrow, and wait patiently while the squirrel left the range. (They're just too skittish to handle a bow properly. They should be fighting Rapier)William - up too early, and somewhat hyper. 16 hrs to Gulf Wars!On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 4:38 AM, Geirr pík <geirr.pik@...> wrote:
When I had said "mid-release", I meant if the hold comes literally as you're letting go of the string. You can't exactly stop at that point anyway, so finish normally; don't go whipping your head around to see the danger as the arrow leaves the string, or you'll *definitely* shoot someone. If you have drawn but not begun to release, let down and remove the arrow from the bow. This is how our Marshalls had explained it to me.
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 1:39 AM, James W. Pratt, Jr. <cunning@...> wrote:
I do 4-H archery too. Hold is the same as cease fire. IF IN MID RELEASE DO NOT SHOOT!! The marshal will clear the problem and restart the line.
Marshal of one broken arrow and one hole in the boot(between the toes)
I will look it up again. I am not used to SCA type archery. My uncle taught me to shoot and he is from a military background so that is probably where the mixup comes from. Sorry.
----- Original Message -----
From: Geirr pík
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: what questions
Ouch. Yes. Yes, you do need to look it up. ;)
"Hold" is a danger call, a warning that something is unsafe. All archers should safely remove their arrows from their bows--if in mid-release, do itl otherwise, ease it back and de-nock the arrow. Put bows down. Step back from the line, and look around to find the danger, in case something's still going on. Do not take up your bow or approach the line again until the Marshal clears it.
Do I win a prize?
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Mouse <mbuter30@...> wrote:
When I hear that I would assume it means to hold position and be at the ready with arrow pulled ready to fire. If I am wrong I need to look it up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Stratton
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 5:24 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: what questions
I have one:
"What does the word HOLD mean to you? What should you do when it is shouted in your general direction?"
If you can't answer - you're not an archer yet, at least on our ranges...
Everything else follows from there.
Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe
Midrealm Forester - OP
"- bows of carved wood strong for use, with well-seasoned strings of hemp, and arrows sharp-pointed whizzing in flight."