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SYLVAN ARCHERS SAFETY RULES
Sylvan Archers is about having fun with family and friends and
enjoying the outdoors and the relaxation that archery can provide.
However, safety for ourselves as well as others MUST be the first
concern. The following are safety guidelines to observe, but common
sense must also prevail. Thank you for taking the time to read through
this important document.
Use common sense while shooting or any other activity at the range.
Bows are potentially dangerous weapons. You are engaged in a hazardous
sport and are strictly liable for your own actions. You are responsible
for the actions of your family and guests. Make them aware of our safety
rules . We have an excellent safety record, and we want to continue to
have one. Accidents can happen, but if we all look to ourselves first
for safety, we will continue to have a fun and safe place for all of us
to enjoy archery.
|The gate card reader is monitored for member access. You are not
allowed to give your card to a non-member to use. And remember that
we only allow a guest to be brought o the range two (2) times before
they would need|
to apply for their own membership.
|If targets need to be replaced, you should contact the 1st vice
president (of targets.)|
|Any intentional destruction of club property or shooting of arrows
into trees, poles, or any other structure shall result in an
automatic suspension of your membership, and possible prosecution
|Do not shoot or draw bows while anyone is downrange in front of
|When all the archers are finished shooting on the practice range,
archers will set down bows and walk down range together to pull
arrows. Always look first before walking down the range to ensure
that no one is still shooting. |
|Do not "sky draw" your bow (raise the bow arm skyward
when drawing. If you cannot draw with your bow arm not higher than
your shoulder, you must lower your draw weight to the point that you
can draw safely.|
|Broadheads are not to be carried or shot on any course with
the exception that they may be shot on the broadhead range, and
during the club sponsored Broadhead league. Broadheads may NEVER be
shot into cedar bales.|
|Crossbows are not allowed on Sylvan property.|
|There will be ABSOLUTELY no alcohol consumption on any shooting
range, which includes the practice range. No excessive use of
alcohol will be tolerated on the club property. |
|Pick up trash after yourself and family or guests. There is no
paid staff at the club to clean up after you. |
|Parents must watch their children carefully. Younger children tend
to not pay close enough attention to where they are going. |
|All pets must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Please
remember to pick up the "doo-doo" after them. |
|Use caution while driving vehicles at the range and watch for
|Follow written instructions and posted rules and verbal directives
from the range director or other club officers.|
RULES SPECIFIC TO THE BROADHEAD PRACTICE RANGE
may be shot into the targets in the new broadhead practice range. This is the
only range on the property where you may shoot broadheads.
The Broadhead Practice Range is located behind
the green containers next to the parking lot.
The Broadhead Practice Range will be
closed when there is a field tournament in progress.
There is an exit for a field course
that terminates behind the shooting area of this course. Persons
exiting from the field course have the right of way . There is
another field course that starts near the broadhead range. Those
archers have the right of way. Example; "right of way"
means that persons shooting the broadhead range must stop and wait
for those persons exiting or entering either of the field courses.
This is more than a courtesy, it reduces the chance of an accident
You can use your personal targets on
the broadhead range, or use the club's. You cannot use your personal
targets on any other range at this time.
Please clean up when finished and
place all debris in the provided trash container when you are
Please observe these rules. They are
to make the whole property safe for all of us, and to reduce
conflicts between different user groups.
RULES SPECIFIC TO FIELD COURSES
There are 4 field (marked range) courses at Sylvan Archers range.
These each consist of 14 sets of bales with paper targets attached.
These rules pertain to these 4 courses.
|Always follow the course markers.|
|These are "walk through" courses. Never backtrack on
|Only enter and exit the course at it's designated beginning and
|Always wait for the archers in front of you to completely clear
the target at a safe distance from the bales where they are pulling
arrows before preparing to shoot.|
|When you are through pulling arrows and have moved to a safe
distance toward the next shooting blocks, call out "clear"
to the group which is waiting to shoot behind you. A good rule to
use when you are in a group is "The one in the rear hollers
|Always think through your actions with safety being the first
RULES SPECIFIC TO THE 3-D ROVING COURSE
Again, this is a walk through course, no backtracking. There are
approximately 20 3-D targets set up on this course. The following rules
apply to this course.
|Always follow the course markers.|
|Enter and exit at the beginning and end of this course, with
one exception only. A mid course exit is available if needed. At
the sign for roving target # 13, look to the left, go to the 3-d
maintenance trail, then to the yardage markers for target A-23 ( 55
yards). Follow the field course marker out to the end of the course.|
|Absolutely, no backtracking.|
|Do not cut "cross country". Stay on the course and exit
at the end. |
|Follow the marked exit closely.|
|NEVER walk across a shooting lane for any other course.|
|Always think through your actions with safety being the highest
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE SAFETY PROCEDURES CAN RESULT IN YOUR
SHOOTING PRIVILEGES BEING CURTAILED OR SUSPENDED.
PLEASE TAKE THESE RULES SERIOUSLY, BECAUSE WE DO!