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Title: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Starkman on March 12, 2006, 10:11:00 PM
Fellas,
May 13th our club is hosting a traditional only shoot.  This shoot has been cancelled in years past because it wasn't a money maker
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Starkman on March 12, 2006, 10:16:00 PM
Sorry fellas,
I accidently pressed the wrong button before I finished the message.  

Anyhow, does anyone have any good ideas to help make this event successful?  Any ideas besides the 12,10,8,5/3,2,1 scoring system?  Any ideas on novelty shoots besides long dot, survival shoots or moving target?

There are already some negative comments from the majority compound shooters.  I think if we can get 40-50 shooters thats great, but they think otherwise.

Thanks,
Bob
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Hog Wild on March 12, 2006, 10:52:00 PM
At Brevard Archers First Trad Only Shoot this weekend, They put a $20 bill on a bale 50yrds away. There was a charge of $1 for 2 arras to try. After everyone shot they moved closer and charged again. This kept up until someone hit the twenty. What did they get? Try the twenty and the entire Pot.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: mjh on March 21, 2006, 07:45:00 PM
Timed speed shooting at clay birds pinned to a bale.  $1.00  Winner gets half the pot.  Do an am winner and pm winner.  May require you to keep a list of names , times, contact info.

 Spinning Wheel with blown up baloons some baloons have prizes some don't.  $1.oo per shoot.  Have prizes on hand.

Distance shoot  80, 100, 120 yard.  Lots of options,

keep asking lots of things one can do....
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: ozarkcherrybow1 on March 23, 2006, 12:00:00 AM
fill baloons with helium and tie to long(15-20 yrds)string. set up several at varied distances. Even more fun on windy days(the targets jump around all over the place)....Terry
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Plumbob on March 23, 2006, 08:41:00 AM
I enjoy any kind of 1 on 1 speed round comp. Is the compound portion of the club helping put on the shoot? When our local club does trad only it is just the stick folks who do the work. Besides sliver flickers are easier on targets.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Starkman on March 23, 2006, 12:02:00 PM
Fellas,
You're giving me some great ideas.  Keep them coming.  Rob, I fear most of the compund shooters won't show.  Could you elaborate more on the speed competition?  I sure miss Idaho....many good memories.
Bob
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Gitnadoix on March 23, 2006, 01:18:00 PM
Bow birds with Flu Flu's seems to be very popular and is fairly dramatic visualy. We made a bunch out of 5 layers of card board cut into discs.  Just a spot of red paint for a center to separate the double hits. We have the launcer behind a low building tossing them up for groups of 4 at a time. Lots of good humor, does require a feild though.  Also just to mix it up it's good to have a few tha are just cardboard rings, lots of puffed chests declaring they went through the open ring after they came down un scathed.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: captaincaveman on March 23, 2006, 09:15:00 PM
set 2x6 on a couple bales 20 yrd out with 5 8x8 foam blocks lined up on top of it. 2 shooters 3 arras each whoever knocks the most off wins
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Plumbob on March 24, 2006, 08:57:00 AM
Mjh mentioned a couple of shoots above.

 Take a deck of cards and sell each card $1 a piece, tear the card in 1/2. 1/2 the card to the shooter the other in a can. When they are all sold, {depending how many shooters you have you can sell 2 decks by having a red and blue deck}.
Now you draw 2 cards out of the can and the shooters compete head to head in some sort of speed round like the clay pigoens mentioned above. the winner gets his card put in round 2 can, and so on till you are down to the last 2 shooters and the winner splits the pot with the club.

One shoot has a post they welded about 5 feet high with a cross piece about 3 feet long. They attached some small pulley on each end of the cross piece. Now picture a string ran through both pulleys and hanging about3 feet off the ground with them strong little spring clips you can buy at office supply store. Take ziplock bags and put the same amount of water in each bag. Clip one bag on each side. Shooters get 3 arrows, they might shoot all and have to retrieve and shoot again. You hit the bag above water line and nothing happens, below water line and one bag raises and the other falls. The loseres bag is the one to hit the ground first. IT IS A HOOT!
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: bamboo on March 25, 2006, 11:56:00 AM
try this ---a shop-vac, set the hose on exaust---then anchor it [the hose] sraight up  then turn it on and put a ping-pong   ball in the air stream    it will appear to levitate and bob and weave-----shoot at it from 8 or 10 yrds---mabey  a buck a shot   split the pot w/the club
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: **oneshot** on March 29, 2006, 07:46:00 PM
Hang a few clay birds on strings at various yardages.  6 shots for a buck or two.  Winner gets 1/2.

A money shoot always gets money.  Put a few bills inside balloons, along with a bunch of emties, scattered around a shooting lane.  A few $1, a few less $5, and two $10 and one $20.  Charge them a $1 an arrow.

Anything moving:  Rolled claybirds, tennis balls, mini-basketballs(for longer ranges).
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Snakeeater on April 03, 2006, 05:04:00 PM
We do a log shoot, it's for fun not money but you could charge a buck to try if you wanted to.

Anyway, you shoot through a long pipe/log and try to hit what is on the other side. Many arrows will bounce off of the inside of the log. After a few tries at this you really get to know how your bow shoots.

You could do something similar and less hazardous to arrows with two rings set up between the archer and the target. They have to get it through both rings and into the target to count.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Snakeeater on April 03, 2006, 05:05:00 PM
It's also something that the wheelie guys will want to take a try at if you are trying to get them to come.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: String Tracker on April 03, 2006, 06:52:00 PM
one of the things that my SCA group likes to do are "slat" shoots.  use wood lath slats and either shoot to break them or shoot inbetween them at a target behind the slats.  one set up had the slats hanging from one end by string so the slats sway once hit. making it harder to hit the target behind
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Dave Worden on April 09, 2006, 08:52:00 PM
An SCA group I sometimes shoot with had one they called "Poison the Well".  Hula hoop 30" or so parallel to and above the ground.  From 100 yds try to drop arrows into the "well".  They did it for fun, but if you want to charge: maybe a buck an arrow; all shoot from 100, winners split 1/2 the pot, the other half to the club.  No winners, move up 10 yds and try again, etc. etc.  It's amazing how hard it is (for me) to judge the distance.  No shooting at full draw though, 'cause the arrows go too high and out of sight.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: ber643 on April 17, 2006, 11:10:00 AM
Mike, "Bamboo", I got ahold of a shop vac (mine only sucked) to try your suggestion. I set it up in the house and it worked like a champ (as long as I used the full hose and all wand sections). I moved it outside to try the shooting set-up, and the least little breeze takes the ball out of the air stream so quick no one would get a chance to shoot. Any suggestions as to a cure that would make it work out?
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Doug R on April 17, 2006, 10:54:00 PM
Use a large cardboard box with a side cut out around it or some straw bales or ply wood to block the wind. If its realy windy it just doesnt work to well. I set mine up so the ball was floating about 12" to 18"  off the end of the pipe. If it floats to high put a piece of pcv pipe in the line and drill holes in it to let the preasure off. I used some 2X4s and a cheap blue tarp to make a little wind break. Looks like a over grown dog house with no door in the front or a back on it just sides and a roof. Use a bag target for a back stop.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: CheapShot on April 18, 2006, 05:35:00 AM
For our Easter shoot we took a bunch of the cheap plastic eggs and hung them from the brush around the targets with sewing thread. Inside the eggs we put slips of paper good for various prizes. Real boiled Easter eggs, cup cakes and such make for good prizes. The "Grand " prize was free registration for next months shoot. One shot at egg of your choice after your shot at the target. We really have a lot of fun doing this. We make the shots at the eggs fairly close, around 10 yards or so.  :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: ber643 on April 18, 2006, 07:14:00 AM
Thanks, Doug R We most always have wind to some degree here in Coastal NC Don't know if I can make it work or not.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: N.O.S.guy on April 18, 2006, 01:46:00 PM
Here is something that I have thought about doing at our club shoot on Camp Lejeune, get a deck of cards minus the Jokers and put them on a piece of cardboard. Its like Black Jack with a archers touch. charge $2.00 bucks a shot and ply with Vegas single deck rules or make your own. Vegas rule are no more than a six card run, and a natural beats a running hand. At the end of the day you look at scores and see who has the best hand. If you have a tie, then its a two card shoot off. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: woodsman on April 18, 2006, 10:46:00 PM
Run a 2x4 across with a pulley mounted at each end.  Make sure the pulley's are loose and will turn easily.   Take two, one or two liter plastic pop bottles and fill them with water.  Tie a length of cord around the neck of each bottle long enough that you can run the cord over each pulley and yet the bottles will hang down on each side an equal amount.

Have two archers compete side by side, each guy has his own bottle to shoot at.  each time the bottle is hit water will run out, the more water that runs out the other guys bottle will go down (the other bottle go's up)  First guy's bottle that go's to the ground lose's...

Lot of fun to shoot and alot of fun to watch.

Chris
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Wile E. Coyote on April 24, 2006, 05:40:00 PM
Just finished construction on a variation of the dunking booth.

Drill 2 holes opposite each other near the edge of a poker chip. With the chip placed over a target face, tie the lower end to a steak on the ground. The upper end string is passed over a bracket or arm above the target then run back toward the shooter but to the side. Here it is attached to the lip of a bucket that is seated on a pivot point. (I used a broomstick attached to the bottom of the back 1/3 of the bucket, and the stick sits  upon 2 gun rack supports) The bucket assembly is attached to a post or a tree of approiate height with a seat for someone underneath. When the chip is hit the string is freed and the bucket tips its contents.

Cheap to make. Will be using it for the first time this weekend at the Sterling Harrell Memorial Shoot in LA. Planning on placing the names of both the shooter and the voulenteer who gets wet into a hat to draw for the prize.
Title: Re: Novelty Shoot ideas for Trad Event
Post by: Timberghost on April 25, 2006, 04:17:00 AM
Put a "Buck" target out at about 20-25 yards or so. Then put a "Doe" target right in front of the buck,  partially or mostly obscuring the vitals of the buck. Then post a sign at the stake saying: "BUCK ONLY! Hit the doe,  lose 5 pts. Wound the buck and lose 3 points.  Refuse to shoot,  lose 10 points" or some variation on that idea. You can score it any way you want to.

Theme targets:  Have a wolf target facing down 3 javelinas on, say, lane #5.  Then have a cougar or bobcat target and a cardboard fiddle on lane #6 followed by a "cow elk" slightly elevated somehow with a foam moon under her on lane #7...and so on. The possibilities are endless.

Make it an "ETHICAL SHOOT" - Score 10, 8, & -5 for a wound(outside the kill zone) or 5, 3, & -2 for a wound (outside the kill zone). Have 1 or 2 extra animals/targets  oriented in a questionable or risky circumstance and reward the shooters who DO NOT engage.

Give certain species "protected status" , say canines and felines, and place them in front of or partially obscuring kill zones of "legal game"  then dock shooters points for hitting the "endangered species."  

Put an iron mask or plate with a 6 inch hole in it in front of the kill zone of a target. Shooters have to shoot through the hole or they will break or damage an arrow...

I really like the water bag or 2 litre bottles of water on the pulley thing mentioned above, too.

Just ideas.