Archery

Shooting with bow or crossbow

Photos from Steppes Warlord

Caelin on Andrede has posted a large album of photos from the recent Steppes Warlord event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

[ATL] Kingdom Archery Championship

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The thundering hooves of the Mongolian Empire draw near! Join in their whirlwind of chaos to conquer the Knowne World. We invite you to display your prowess with bow and arrow, and plunder the day away. This will be a kingdom-level event to choose the new Kingdom of Atlantia Archery Champion.

It is a weekend-long event with archery, feasting, and a bardic circle. The Championship will take place at the Baltimore Bowmen club. Enjoy Friday Night travellers’ fare to benefit the Bright Hills Youth Archery program. Saturday will include a continental breakfast, and there will be a dayboard provided to refuel between shoots. The day’s end will bring a sumptuous feast prepared by Duke Valharic, followed by a bardic circle to entertain and recount the day’s events: “No s*@#, there I was, just me and my yak . . .” Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Glen Arm, Maryland)

Feast of Saint Eramus photos online

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted his album of photos from the recent Feast of Saint Erasmus in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

[ART] Fletch and Foal and Frolic

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Come one come all as the beautiful blue sky provides the canopy over our heads while we watch the spectacle unfold. Come attend this camping event to determine the next Kingdom Champion Archer and Kingdom Champion Equestrian of Artemisia. In addition, Their Excellencies of Arn Hold join Their Majesties of Artemisia in inviting you to join them all for some exciting Rapier and Heavy Fighter tournaments, as well as a Baronial Archery Competition, hosted in the lovely Barony of Arn Hold. Location:
Barony of Arn Hold

[ATL] On Target

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As the days get warmer and we come out of our homes, it is that time again to test our skills in a little friendly competition with others in and out of our fair kingdom of Atlantia. We invite all to join us for a day of shooting, throwing, boasting and tests of skill in all things missile. There will be some loaner gear for archery, atlatl, thrown, and combat archery.

There will be variety of prizes awarded and a prize for the most well Location:
Barony of Lochmere (Glen Arm, Maryland)

[EAS] St. Sebastian's Fair

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Robin in the greenwood is … and he wants us to join him. On May 10 we will return to the grounds of the Limerick Bowmen for a fair celebrating the flight of the arrow. (This year, no snow!)

Archery activities will include a roving range (including, we hope, a running deer), royal rounds, practice areas and novelty shoots.

We will also have thrown weapons and fencing.

There are both a hall and an outdoor shelter for those not shooting to gather to visit, game, or ply their crafts. Artisans are encouraged to bring projects to work on and share. (Bring tables and chairs). Merchants are most welcome (no charge above gate fees), with merchants of goods related to Archery, Thrown Weapons and the Fence given preference if space becomes an issue. Location:
Shire of Hartshorn-dale (Schwenksville, Pennsylvania)

Momote Shiki: Japanese Archery Ritual

Those interested in medieval Japanese archery will want to take a look at the OhmyNews website which has a feature on Momote Shiki: Japanese Archery Ritual including photos and a film clip.

SAAD photos online

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted an album of photos from a slightly wet Southern Atlantia Archery Day.

[AET] Will's Revenge XV

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Will's Revenge is Back! We will be hosting Will's Revenge at Camp Karoondinha in Milmont, PA. We are planning Archery, Merchants, Archery, Feast, Archery, and more Archery! We're looking at Regular ranges, novice ranges, children's ranges, difficult ranges, night shoot, royal rounds, novelty shoots and a lake shoot. In addition, we're planning a thrown weapons event! An Atlatl range! (What's an Atlatl range?, come and find out!) We will start shooting Saturday morning and go until the range runners get tired! Then, we'll feast and do it again! Location:
Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais (Milmont, Pennsylvania)

[AET] A Shoote in the Wildwoods

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Greetings unto the archers of Aethelmearc and the rest of the Known World. The Barony of Delftwood is elated to invite all to attend our Shoote in the Wildwoods Archery extravaganza. The gates will open at 5:00PM on Friday, August 29, 2008, and will close at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 1, 2008 at Wild Wood Sports Center, 5740 Fikes Rd., Elbridge, NY 13060.

There will be shoots on every day of the event. This event consists of Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Elbridge, New York)

[ATL] Southern Atlantia Archery Day: The Hunt

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It matters not the reason you loose your bow, ax, knife, or spear - be it for combat, food, sport or to protect your home from the denizens of the wild - Boonville, North Carolina is the place to be! The woods and fields around Castle Elchenburg will be filled with beasts for your hunting pleasure!

This event is open to target archery, thrown weapons and atlatl. Newcomers and beginners are welcome. Prizes will be given for each skill level. Plan to Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Booneville, North Carolina)

[ANT] Summer Hunt IV ~the other Sport of Kings!

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Always wondered what nobleman did when they weren't at war? What was a favorite pastime of Royalty? What outdoor activity did women ride astride at and carry their own birds of prey with equal ability to the men? It was hunting! Several Kings wrote their own books on this sport, many illuminations showed women riding to the hunt, and falconry was enjoyed by everyone. This is an event not to be missed and it will be your chance to learn about period hunting techniques and game, hunting weapons, and animals used for hunting in period. Location:
Shire of Earnrokke, An Tir

[EAL] Archery at Marshal Meadows

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Come ye of keen eye and strong arm! The Barony of Skraeling Althing is in search of its next Baronial Archery Champion. Join us for a day of skill and amusement. For those not of archer stock, why not come to the country and enjoy a day in the fresh air to celebrate the melting of the ice and snow. Watch the archers on the archery range. Bring a blanket or chairs, your lunch, some A&S projects and games. Some activities (like bocce, chess, and backgammon) will be supplied -- as well as some silly games. Location:
Barony of Skraeling Althing (Mountain, Ontario)

Order of the White Gate fighter tutorials online

Anna de Byxe has discovered a selection of tutorial films designed to teach fighting techniques on the Order of the White Gate website. The short films are rated to allow users to build on their expertise.

[ANT] Shire of Earnrokke's Merchant Bazaar at Summer Hunt

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It is Summer on our lovely island, and we are graced by the beauty of the land and its creatures.

Listen to the hounds bay and the horns sound in the distance! Watch the hunters ride their horses across the fields. Archers, come shoot to your heart's content. This is an event for folks to sit back, feast, shoot archery, and be entertained by the animals. Campers are welcome to stay all three days of the weekend. Location:
Shire of Earnrokke (Whidbey Island, Washington)

Outlands wins in the 2007 IKAC

Lord Tyr von Wolfsberg reports that the Kingdom of the Outlands was the overall winner in the 2007 Interkingdom Archery Competition.

Mongol Invasion equestrian photos online

Eowyth Eorwine has posted an album of photos from the Mongol Invasion event in the Kingdom of Calontir on the Lionskin Photo Galleries website.

[EAS] Fools Of Gotham

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Come to Gotham and play the foole! Rumor has it that our good King John will be visiting soon, looking to make a King's Highway ("I heard it was a hunting lodge!" "SHHHSHHHH!!!!!!") RIGHT ON TOP of Gotham!! All hands are needed to travel to Gotham--er, to travel to OSTGARDR-- to play the foole for the king's Tax Collectors, to disport themselves in foolish pastimes and games (including a Foolish Archery Shoot; it will be safe--we're fools, not idiots 8), to tell and hear foolish tales and songs, and to partake of a Foolish Feast in which nothing is as it appears. Location:
Crown Province of Ostgardr (Huntington, New York)

Four-day intensive war training event to be held in An Tir in April

An Tir, long known for great parties, A&S and some of the best one-on-one fighters around, is finally coming around to the rest of the Known Worlde in trying to actually train War Units, offering a four-day intensive war training event called "Art of War."

[ANT] Art of War

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An Tir, long known for great parties, A&S and some of the best one-on-one fighters around, is finally coming around to the rest of the Known Worlde in trying to actually train War Units.

They are holding a 4 day Intensive War Training Event called "Art of War" The main instructors will be from outside of An Tir: Master John the Pell from The East/AEthelmearc, Sir Straum from Midrealm, Count Sir Balin from Caid and Mistress Isabeau and Master Joseph (the Event Stewards from Estrella War). Others to be added. Location:
An Tir (see web site)

[AET] Regional Archery Practice

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Regional Archery practice will be Sunday Jan 20th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Feel free to show up any time during those times to shoot. We will again be shooting at Gander Mountain in Johnson City. This is for the Winter Challenge.

The address is 528 Harry L. Dr Johnson City NY 13790 for those of you that would like to mapquest it. Location:
AEthelmearc (Johnson City, New York)

[NOR] Regional Archery Practice

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I would like to announce a regional archery practice for Sunday January 20th from 11 AM to 3 PM in Nordskogen. This will be after the Nordskogen 12th night event so for anyone who is in town Sunday feel free to stop on by.

In order to accommodate individual travel schedules the shoots will be up for the entire 4 hour period and you will not need to be there at the start or stay until the end. The practice will be held at the Bwana archery range located near 35E and Little Canada Road (directions below). This is an indoor 20 yard range with the option to place targets closer for new or youth shooters. there is a range fee of $6.50 per shooter, no charge for observers. Location:
Barony of Nordskogen (Little Canada, Minnesota)

Whaplode Medieval Fair wins grant

WHEAT, the Whaplode (England) Heritage and Educational Action Team, is delighted to have received a grant for UK£10,000 from the Awards for All Lottery organization. The grant will help fund a fair marking the anniversary of Edward I's Royal Charter granting the village a fair.

[ATL] Southern Regional War Practice

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"War is a dish best served cold." It also requires endless practice. Therefore the Canton of Aire Faucon and the Order of Saint Aiden do hereby invite one and all to the Southern Regional War Practice to be held at the Pumpkin Center Club House, 2735 Clubhouse Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Southern Regional War Practice
February 16, 2008
Pumpkin Center Club House, Lincolnton, NC
Site Fees: $5/person. For that $5 you get: Location:
Canton of Aire Faucon (Lincolnton, North Carolina)

[WES] Winter Hunt

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The Diablo Bowmen of Clayton, CA will host a Winter Hunt on Sunday, 1/6/08. 32 3-D animal targets (no rabbits but a few animals in trees like bears and cougars) Also a Buffalo. 2 arrows at each target. Unmarked yardage. Hunting conditions. Rain or Shine. No rangefinders. 10-8 scoring. Awards to all bow styles and classes. Starts 9 AM sharp. Registration 7 AM - 8:45 AM. Hot Breakfast and lunch will be available. Location:
Diablo Bowmen (Clayton, California)

[WES] Hawks Feast and Darkwood Winter Archery Tourney

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Winter Darkwood Archery Tourney, held this year at the Machado School in Morgan Hill. We will be running the Royal Rounds as usual, with submissions going towards IKAC ranking. Marshals and time permitting, we shall also be holding a variety of other shoots. If you have anything that you would like to see run, please contact the archery organizer at the email address below. Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Morgan Hill, California)

Was William Tell real?

Though he doesn't look a day over 500, Swiss hero William Tell has just passed the 700th anniversary of standing up to the cruel vogt by not bowing to a hat on a pole. The rest is history.

Crossroads at Canterbury photos online

Robert Nydahl of the Kingdom of Drachenwald chronicled activities at September's Crossroads at Canterbury event in a photo album.

British fletcher shares craft on YouTube

British bowyer and fletcher Richard Head has posted a series of short videos on YouTube dealing with the creation and care of medieval arrows.

17th Annual Awesome Stickbow Classic

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On Sun. 11/4/07 the Maya Archers of Roseville will present the 17th Annual Awesome Stickbow Classic.

Only longbows and recurves allowed. No compound bows. 28 3-D animal targets at unmarked yardages. 8 targets shot at from a moving canoe! a flying goose! a raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be sold.

You can wear your period garb if you so desire. There will also be Mountain Men and American Indians. Location:
Maya Archers of Roseville (Roseville, California)