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Windy Meads Archery Hunt and Novelty Shoot (Davis, CA)

Sunday April 15th, 2012

April 15, 2012

Archery Hunt and Novelty Shoot - Shire of Windy Meads (Davis, CA)

A hunting we will go. A hunting we will go… Wax your bowstring and come out to play at the archery range. In the morning we’ll set out a diabolical array of archery novelties, including several moving targets and a flying dragon.  Syr Robert will set out a lunch board. Bring a potluck dish if you want to contribute to the food supply.  Contributions are not mandatory. After lunch we’ll do a clout shoot (long distance), and move on to the hunt on the field range with foam animal targets. You’re sure to get your fill of shooting at this one. Tokens will be awarded for participation and for completing the score card. This event is novice and youth archer friendly. No compound bows (SCA rules). No crossbows (club rules).

Site Information: Yolo Bowmen Archery Club, Yolo Grasslands Regional Park

Site open: 9:00 a.m. Site close: 6:00 p.m.

There is a $5 fee payable to Yolo Bowmen for each shooter, 12 years old and under shoot free. Non-shooters are free. Donations to the shire will be gladly accepted. 

Autocrat: Edward le Kervere

Directions: Online maps have been unreliable (like miles off). Take I-80 to Davis. Exit at Mace Blvd. and then proceed south on Mace 4 miles. Mace becomes County Road 104. At Tremont Road, turn left into the parking lot.

Message from the Autocrat:

If you don't get enough shooting in at this event, its your own fault.

We are adding a couple of contests taking place at lunch:

  • Best hunting or archery song, very subjective judging
  • Best excuse for missing the target (2 minute max.)

We are setting up most of the novelties the day before, so we will start on time. I will try to eliminate the bottlenecks on the hunt, but there is a chance we may go a bit late.

If you need archery equipment, please try to arrange to borrow from someone in your local group first. We have a limited amount of loaner gear, mostly in lighter and youth weights. Six arrows would get you through the novelties, two would do for the hunt. If you arrange with me beforehand, I will hold equipment for you. If you wait 'till the day of the hunt, its first come, first served.

Unless it rains by bucketloads, this event will be run. Frequently we get alternating showers and sunshine, and there is a clubhouse for waiting out the rain. For those who went to the shoot last year, now is the time to tell your friends how much fun you had. Next week I'll send a post asking for those planning on being there to contact me. This will help for lunch planning. Feel free to ask questions.

Lunch menu

  • Vegetarian vegetable lentil soup
  • roast pork and chicken
  • bread
  • cheese
  • butter and honey butter
  • there is a possibility of home grown boiled eggs.
  • 5 gallon keg of homemade soda, probably cherry ginger beer
  • distinct possibility of cheesecake
  • If its cool, we'll add hot drinks.

Obviously, we're still working on details, but that's the plan so far. If you feel like contributing, feel free to bring something to share.