ARCHERY RULES OF THE FLORIDA KEYS SHOOTING CLUB INC.
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Florida Keys Shooting Club Archers Rules and Regulations
The bow and arrow is a deadly weapon. In the hands of an irresponsible person it could be lethal, so please be aware of your limits and those of your bow. Proper training, as in any sport, will allow you to enjoy archery to the fullest.
Remember, SAFETY is the first rule.
Children are always welcome at the range but must be under direct adult supervision at all times. Children, like adults, must be competent with a bow and arrow and practice proper shooting etiquette.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the club property, especially prior to or during any shooting activities.
Nothing other than the bow and arrow or crossbow are allowed at any time.
Firearms, air guns, paint ball guns BB guns are not permitted on the archery range.
Members are encouraged to bring prospective members to the range as their guest. Please remember you are responsible for the safety of your guest, and you are not to leave them unsupervised while on club property. Guests must pay $5.00 each to shoot, put the $5.00 in the archery range money box.
The gate is to be relocked after entering the property so people can’t wander in and possibly find themselves in harm’s way. If you are coming in when we are having a club shoot or other scheduled event, there is no need to close and lock the gate after all there will be others behind you.
Please sign the archery log book when you arrive at the range, the log will let the Board of Directors know if the archery range is used enough to warrant it’s expense.
Practice Range Rules
Safety is the FIRST (1st) rule. All archers must remain behind the shooting line until the last arrow is released and the shooting line is called cold or clear. This is signaled by the range captain verbally calling the line clear or cold. Place your bow on the rack while the line is cold/clear. All archers will advance to the targets and score and pull their arrows at the same time. Shooting cannot begin until everyone is behind the shooting line and the range captain has called the line HOT.
Targets can ONLY be set up in front of the archery ranges back stops.
Nock arrows MUST ONLY be pointed at the back stops.
The use of archery equipment on the firearms range is prohibited.
Only field point arrows can be used on the archery range.
BROADHEADS: The use of broad heads is prohibited on the archery range due to the damage they cause to both the targets and the backstops. The use of broad heads will result is you being suspended from the Florida Keys Shooting Club and you will be required to replace both the target and back stop.
Field Range Rules
Please shoot only the designated targets. Never shoot when a person is downrange from you. Please don’t disturb any wildlife on club property.
Other Items of Interest
Be extra careful handling shattered carbon arrows as you can get splinters in your hands.
SAFETY IS #1 – Always use caution and good sense.
Have a great day at the range.