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    I am near Orange County NY and there are a good amount of 3d events locally. I want give it a try, but do not wish to embarrass myself by doing something dumb (my shooting aside). Are there are basic rules and etiquette that I need to know?
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    Nothing special really, most important this is to just be corteous when others are shooting, meaning dont be yelling your fav journey song or rockin the air guitar when they're at full draw..... Every event I've been to has been pretty laid back so its a comfortable & relaxed atmosphere. If you're worried about your shooting try the Hunter stakes first, they max out at 30-32 yds. Get comfy with that yardage and youll be fine. At least try to have a hip quiver and some extra arrows along with a rubber arrow puller, some arrow lube, water/gatorade, allen wrenches and last but not least some bug spray or better yet a thermacell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaz View Post
    I am near Orange County NY and there are a good amount of 3d events locally. I want give it a try, but do not wish to embarrass myself by doing something dumb (my shooting aside). Are there are basic rules and etiquette that I need to know?
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    Basicly the one thing is have fun.

    Few things is

    Have your own Binos
    Be ready when your next shooter on deck.
    Like some said dont be talking loud when someone at full draw.

    Basicly just be curtious of others. You will do fine.

    I must warn you this stuff is habit forming. Been doing for 25yrs. Still love it today as much as ever. Dont forget bug spray and tick spray for sure.
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    ...jeez yeah I forgot the binos!!... very important!!
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    Thanks.
    Any recommendations on binoculars, I have a basic bird watching pair.

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    Dont pull the arrows from the target until they have been scored and written down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaz View Post
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    Any recommendations on binoculars, I have a basic bird watching pair.
    They'll work just fine.
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    Don't forget to turn off the cellphone. Have fun!

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    Basic common sense, if it's your first shoot it can be intimidating but no reason to get all tense about it. It's a fun time and hope you enjoy your self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker4 View Post
    Basic common sense, if it's your first shoot it can be intimidating but no reason to get all tense about it. It's a fun time and hope you enjoy your self.
    exactly... and 9 times out of 10 you'll get with a group that will be very helpful and make it a fun day for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyD View Post
    Don't forget to turn off the cellphone. Have fun!
    Exactly right!

    Just remember that the people who are irritated by your cool ring tone are all carrying lethal weapons.

    But have fun anyway.

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    I am a slow learner, so I am making a cheat sheet, I appreciate all the info.

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    Most 3d shoots your foot must be touching the stake when shooting.

    You will do fine and have fun.
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    Anyone from around the NE Penn area (NY/ NJ) and can recommend a good starting shoot? Orange County (NY) has one a week it seems.

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    Most shoots you should have your foot touch the stake to shoot from, also some have even two sets of card to be marked on, also they make up who will score the arrows at the target, so do not run up and pull your arrows.

    Now in Orange county NY area there are lots of different shoot within a hour or less drive. I would suggest you join a local clb and I am sure the older farts like me ( 68 years young ) will be more than glad to welcome new blood into the 3D shooting.

    I started out like you in 1960, joining Walden rod and gun club and got into shooting a bow. I then joined a NFAA local club and shot there till I moved to Manassas Va. There I joined the Cub run archers and had the greatest time shooting for almost a full 20 years. Then back to central NY, the Endicott area were there were two great clubs in the area, mountain trail for bowhunters and tri-city NFAA club... now I live near Oneonta NY and have my own small 3D range to keep busy in retirement and lots of shoots in the area.


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    http://ocshooters.com/calendar/TRI-COUNTY-ARCHERS.htm

    Hey try this link - This is the schedule for all the shoots thru out the summer in the OC area. I was at the one last weekend, it was a very nice course and we all had fun.

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    First time I went I made a cheat sheet on the back of my score card for the scoreing rings. Also don't get too upset if you loose an arrow , it will ruin the rest of your shoot.
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    This weeks walden shoot will be a good one from what I hear.....40 targets....free T-shirts.....I plan on going, we like to get started about 8AM.....leaves time to get stuff done at home in the afternoon......the last time I shot this course I did absolutly the worst I have ever shot.....new bow, only had 1 day to shoot it, new arrows....thought I would site it in when I got there.....first target I blanked (0)....cant wait to go back there....
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    I wish I could go, but I am waiting for my new bow (hopefully next week)
    and just sold and shipped my bowtech.

    Hopefully I will be up and running in shortly!
    Been shooting a recurve for the past week.
    This info has been great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaz View Post
    I wish I could go, but I am waiting for my new bow (hopefully next week)
    and just sold and shipped my bowtech.

    Hopefully I will be up and running in shortly!
    Been shooting a recurve for the past week.
    This info has been great!
    so bring the recurve and a dozen arrows, you will have a blast!
    I cut things up and split them down!

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