17th December was this year’s Christmas shoot, and this year we decided to make a change from the usual shoot-for-chocolate Portsmouth. With about 10 days to go, I started to question Nicola at Norton about what sort of targets they were going to be using, and stole a few ideas…
…then I recruited some help, and started painting.
7 target faces later, I was all ready to go. Despite a small mishap with the prizes (leaving them at the checkout in Tescos – thankfully forgetting to buy them, not buying and then forgetting!), things went fairly well in the preparation. Making all 7 myself (well, with Leo’s help) was a bit of a rush, so be prepared for me asking others to make some next year!
Thanks to Kev for making the score cards, and a massive thanks to the guys who set the range up early for me, so that I had time to get the targets sorted properly, and to Ian for putting a nocking point on the brand new club bow that I used for Pin the Nose on Rudolf. I really don’t understand why anyone had an issue with shooting a 24lb barebow, although Morris did forget that he didn’t have a sling on, and tried to fire the bow at the target along with the arrow!
The barebow didn’t seem to be the only thing that was causing problems, as the Christmas tree refused to let go of Mark’s arrows – so much so that it took him and Jay to pull them out of the straw!
Thanks again to everyone who attended the shoot, and congratulations to Alan and Bill, our two winners, and Alan and Ian who showed us all how to use the barebow!
Merry Christmas Everybody, and Happy New Year to you and your families. See you all on the 3rd January.