ANY SHOOTER THAT SHOOTS SEMI PRO/PRO WITH ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION MUST SHOOT IN ONE OF OUR PRO CLASSES. IT IS THE SHOOTERS RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THIS AND REGISTER ACCORDINGLY. YOUR SCORE WILL BE DELETED IF WE FIND A PRO REGISTERED IN THE WRONG CLASS
TROPHY CLASSES MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF TWO SHOOTERS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PLAQUES
THIS YEAR WE ARE HAVING 4 LEGS AND A CHAMPIONSHIP SHOOT, IF YOU SHOOT ALL OF THE FIRST 4 LEGS WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY DROP YOUR LOWEST 2 SCORES.
OUR LAST SHOOT (CHAMPIONSHIP SHOOT) YOU WILL SHOOT 30 TARGETS. THE TOP 4 SCORES IN EACH CLASS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO PEER GROUPS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND MUST SHOOT AT A SPECIFIED TIME THE SUNDAY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
ANYONE NOT IN THE TOP 4 WILL BE ABLE TO SHOOT SATURDAY OR SUNDAY OR SPLIT UP AND SHOOT HALF SATURDAY AND HALF SUNDAY. IF YOU ARE IN A PEER GROUP AND THE GROUP AS A WHOLE WISHES TO SHOOT BOTH DAYS PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE WILL ARRANGE IT. THIS WILL HELP US SPREAD EVERYONE OUT FOR A SMOOTH SHOOT.
Some answers to a few questions we have been getting
You have to be a member of the Ohio 3d Group to shoot for awards at our events . Cost is $6.00 per calendar year.
You can shoot your 30 targets either Saturday or Sunday on two day shoots. For the championship you can split your shoot up between both days
You are competing at each event for a plaque in trophy classes and for cash in known classes
To be in the running for a buckle you would have to compete in two of the qualifiers plus the championship to accumulate points buckles will be awarded in classes with 3 or more shooters in the running for shooter of the year.
Overall winners are based on total points from their two highest qualifying legs plus the championship. Ties will be broken by x count, if still tied there will be a one target shoot off with closest to center being the winner.
Groups are divided at random. We do allow 2 people that know each other to shoot together but must take 2 odd shooters
Groups consist of 4-5 shooters max
Registration Times are up to the club please see event page or contact the club
$30.00 entry fee for all trophy classes.
$35.00 entry fee for known classes (will shoot for cash payouts)
$40.00 entry fee for Pro Class,pro classes will shoot for cash payouts
$15 Fun Shooters
Cubs can either Shoot For fun for $7.00 each and receive a medal at each shoot or for $15 shoot for trophies and an overall buckle.
ENTRIES PAID WITH CREDIT CARD WILL BE ADDED A 3% FEE
We will give buckles to any class with 3 shooters in the running for the overall awards, so what this means is any overall winner of a class that has 3 shooters that have hit at least two legs will be awarded a shooter of the year buckle, all other classes will be awarded a shooter of the year plaque.
NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ALLOWED ON COURSE UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN EXCEPT FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING.
THIS IS A COMPETITION AND OTHERS HAVE PAID MONEY TO COMPETE, WE ASK IF YOUR CHILDREN BECOME A DISTRACTION YOU EXIT THE COURSE WHILE TAKING OTHER SHOOTERS FOCUS INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE THE NEXT EVENT. WE WANT THESE TO BE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS BUT ALSO NEED TO RESPECT THE OTHER COMPETITORS
Targets And Scoring Areas
1. At all Ohio 3D Group Events targets shall consist of 3-D animal targets having official scoring
2. Host clubs may mix the size of the animals so long as the targets have official scoring areas.
3. Targets shall be set at unmarked distances. The approximate maximum distance for each stake shall be as follows:
Blue Stake: 50 yards
Green Stake 45 yards
Red Stake: 40 yards
Yellow Stake: 35 yards
Orange Stake 30 yards
White Stake: 25 yards
4. Targets should be set so they are distinguishable with their vital areas (8 ring) unobstructed. Care shall be taken when setting targets not to over rotate or excessively lean the targets to ensure that the entire vital area can be safely shot. B. Scoring Areas
5. Each Shooter will Shoot 30 targets on Saturday or Sunday and score card must be turn in the same day.
For all Ohio 3D Group events, the targets shall have scoring areas as follows:
1. An “11” ring consisting of a circle centered within the 10 ring. The circle size should be approximately twenty five percent (25%) of the size of the 10 ring.
2. A 10 ring consisting of a circle inside the vital area.
3. A vital area (8 ring) that roughly approximates the heart, lung, and liver area of the appropriate animal.
4. The remainder of the animal shall be considered a “body” except as set out in Paragraph 5 below.
5. An arrow embedded in the horn of an animal, not touching body color, is considered a miss and is scored as a zero. Targets with legs or hooves of a different color than the main body will still be considered as body color for scoring.
6. Some targets have material surrounding the actual outline of a target animal. This additional material will NOT be counted for score.
7. Scoring Arrows a. Scores will be tabulated as follows: i. 11 points: 11 ring or “X” ring centered inside the 10 ring
10 points: 10 ring or heart
8 points: Vital
5 points: Body
0 points: Miss or arrow not touching body color
8. Arrows must stick in the target in order to receive a score other than a zero with the exception of a pass-through, robin hood , or bounce-back as set out in Paragraphs (e) (f), and (g) below.
a. An arrow that passes through a target may be scored if witnessed and agreed upon by the majority of archers in the group. A pass-through is an arrow passing completely through the target with material 360 degrees around the arrow, leaving a separate entrance and exit hole. If the pass-through was witnessed by a member of the group other than the shooter, and the group cannot agree, the archer may re-shoot the target before the group advances to score the target.
b. All whole arrows, or partial arrows that include the point, that are sticking in the target shall be scored where they penetrate the target. An arrow embedded into the nock end of an arrow embedded in the target shall be scored the same as the arrow embedded into the target. An arrow that hits another arrow—with the arrow being struck showing visible damage—that does not stick in the target shall be given the score of the arrow that was struck. The majority of the group must agree that 1) a particular arrow was struck, and 2) that striking the arrow prevented the arrow from sticking in the target, or the arrow shall be scored as a miss.
c. A bounce-back is an arrow that squarely strikes the target and bounces back toward the shooter. An arrow that glances off the target is not considered a bounce-back. A bounce-back may be scored if the score can be agreed upon by the majority of archers
d. We will use center scoring ring on all animals with the center X scored as 11
Binoculars & Rangefinder
1. Hand-held binoculars are allowed without magnification limitations. 2. Binoculars shall not be used at the stake after the shot has been taken. An archer with an adjustable sight may not re-adjust his or her sight after using binoculars at the shooting stake. Archers may utilize binoculars additionally to view the target while waiting their turn at the shooting stake or from an on-deck area behind a group that is in the process of shooting a target. 3. Rangefinders are only allowed on the coarse if you are shooting a Known class, if you are shooting a known class you may discuss range with other shooters in your group only if they are shooting a known class as well. We do are best to send known shooters with other known shooters but in the case you are paired with unknown do not share yardages. We will have a zero tolerance for this and both shooters will be disqualified if caught talking yardage.
Equipment Failures and Leaving the Course
Once an archer begins a shooting course, he or she must finish with his or her group unless given permission to leave by a range official, or in the event of equipment failure his or her shooting group. Any archer or group that leaves a range without the authorization of a range official will not be allowed to continue. 2. When possible, in the case of inclement weather, a siren or other warning system shall be implemented, indicating that a potential emergency exists and all shooting and practice ranges are immediately closed. When this warning has been sounded, all shooting activity must cease, and everyone should seek appropriate shelter. Archers shall use the utmost caution to ensure the safety of all persons involved. Archers may only resume shooting activity after being instructed by the IBO, the host organization, or other range officials on the proper manner to re-enter the competition ranges once the emergency has passed and the ranges have been re-opened. Due to the severe risk to one’s self or other shooters and/or range Personnel in a potential emergency situation, any attempt to circumvent these safety warnings and continue shooting will be viewed as unsportsmanlike conduct and will be grounds for immediate disqualification. 3. Once an archer begins a shooting course, he or she may not exchange equipment unless there is an equipment failure as set out below.
Tie Scores, Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Misc
11s will be used to break ties. The archer with the most 11s will be the winner. However, if two or more archers still finish with identical scores, the host club will declare a shoot off. A shoot-off will consist of a 3-D animal set at an unknown distance, within the limits of the relevant class, and an “X” shall be placed in the center of the highest-scoring area. The archer whose arrow is the closest to the “X” will be declared the winner. If only one archer is present at the shoot-off, he or she will be declared the winner. If neither archer is present a coin toss will determine placement.
No alcoholic beverages may be carried or consumed on any shooting course, range, or practice area by anyone during shooting hours. If in the opinion of a range official, an archer who is under the influence of alcohol attempts to enter a course, range, or practice area, the archer will not be allowed to shoot and will be suspended from that competition.
Spectators shall not distract, interfere with, or assist archers while on the shooting course or range.
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Any action considered unsportsmanlike by the host club or the Ohio 3D Group will be grounds for disqualification and/or suspension from event.
Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to, the following:
a. Projecting any illuminated aiming point onto a target.
b. Littering or improper disposal of trash.
c. Communicating to another archer the yardage of a particular target that the other archer has not yet shot.
d. All forms of electronic communication are prohibited while on the shooting range unless communication is required for an emergency. Cell phone and other devices must be silenced before entering the range.
e. Disobeying or disregarding the orders of a range official or shoot official