10 Oregon 4-H Archery Member Manual
As you begin to shoot, you will want to practice shooting into
target butts with target faces attached. Make sure your target is
attached securely to the butt. Target butts need to be approximately
4 feet square. This size allows more arrows to hit the targets. Targets
are made of foam or natural materials such as straw bales, tightly
wound grass, or excelsior bales.
Begin shooting from a distance of approximately 10 yards. As
your skills improve, increase this distance in 5-yard increments.
You will shoot with your club at a range, but you may want to
set up a target at home to practice. If you are going to do this, make
sure that you have plenty of room.
Things to do
1. Visit an archery range or pro shop. Notice what the archery butts
are made of, and at what distances their shooting lines are set up.
2. Draw a diagram of your home archery range.
Archival copy. For current version, see: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/4-h361