Just for info, and is an important point when in a fairly confined area, that is called "Sky Drawing" now and is very frowned upon as if the archer accidently let go, the arrow could go way beyond the range and god knows what it will hit (the archer certainly wouldn't)!
Yeah, the "proper" club members certainly weren't doing it. I wasn't very old (or that wise) & I suspect me & a couple of other youngsters had been given a target to keep us "out of trouble". Big open space & low "poundage" bows though, so no trouble with stray arrows (other than finding them in the grass).
Also known as Clout shooting when done intentionally under proper competition rules. Went on a clout shoot once as a junior - had to borrow a bow as mine wouldn't carry an arrow the requisite 120 yds ... good fun though ...
On another occasion, I spent the competition taking aim at an office worker on the sixth floor of a block behind the range - I didn't have sights on the lower limb which I would have needed to be able to aim at the target in that competition. Won a medal for that and got my picture in the local paper (though, tbh, there probably wasn't that much depth of competition in the juniors at that competition!)
No it was his bird..... Can’t you remember the song
Sing it ..
Robin hood Robin Hood
riding Trudy Glen
Good one, Charlie.
I bet you don't know a ditty about cravans?
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