Next time when you go out camping, try to play with archery. It is fun-filled activity and can give you great way for entertainment and sense of accomplishment.
Read further to find intructions on how to prepare target, making arrows and archery techniques.
The Target -
A target can be made of a burlap sack, or oil cloth, about five feet square. Stuff this with hay or straw.
It may be flattened by a few quilting stitches put right through with a long packing needle. On this target is painted.
In scoring, centre is 9, next circle 7, next 5, next 3 and last circle 1. The shortest match range for target is forty yards.
Making Arrows -
Arrows are divided into three parts: head, sometimes called pile, shaft and feathers.
For target, practice a wire nail driven into end of pile with head of nail filed off and pointed, makes an excellent head.
The shaft is generally made of hickory, ash, elm or pine, and its length is dependent upon that of bow. For a five-foot bow, make length two feet and width and thickness about one-half inch.
Feathering is next operation. Turkey and goose feathers are generally used.
Strip off broader side of vane of three feathers and glue them to shaft one inch and a quarter from notch, spacing them equally from each other.