At 3:46 PM 5/10/01 -0700, Ayllyth "a'PÌobaire" wrote:
>Has any event had a Papingo Shoot yet?
I am sure what this one is, but we shoot at the "Popinjay" every year at
Naevehjem Anniversary. Just a fun thing using provided flu-flu arrows to
keep them within the fence of the 2.5 acre area we use. We do not actually
shoot at the popinjay at the top of the pole itself (a parrot pinyata that
is a no-shoot where a hit costs the archer points), but at an array of
small stuffed animals, usually birds, suspended from a dowel near the top
of a 24-foot pole. The archers are required to shoot from a line near the
base of the pole so that they have to shoot almost vertically upward, but
are not right under the targets to minimize the chance of the arrow falling
back on the archer. Somewhat different and rather popular.