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Old 01-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #1
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I am once again traditional tournament director for the Cowtown Bowmen Archery Club in Fort Worth. Mark your Calendars!

The 11th Annual Winter Traditional Shoot is scheduled for February 25/26

For those of you who have not been to Cowtown Bowmen, our club (founded in 1961) is located on 100 wooded acres on the west side of Lake Worth. We take great pride in (and have developed a reputation for) setting a really great 3d course. Our goal is to make it a 40 target combination of challenging, interesting and easier shots so it can be enjoyed by archers of all skill levels. Over 130 rounds were shot at last year’s event and I am hoping to top that this year – by a bunch!

I want to extend a special invitation to those TBHrs who are fairly recent converts to the trad side. No matter your level of expertise or experience, you need to come shoot! You will meet/shoot with an outstanding bunch of archers from across the state, including many who are regulars on this forum. Live a long way from here? Bring the spouse and/or kids and make it part of a get-a-way weekend in Fort Worth!

I would appreciate it if you will spread the word in your corner of the trad community. If you would like for me to email you a PDF of the flyer let me know by PM.

Please let me know if you have any questions – hope to see you there!

Club website www.cowtownbowmen.com



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Shot at this last year. Great shoot and great hosts. I'm planning on being there again.
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A flying pig? How can one not want to attend just to shoot at that!



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Old 01-05-2017, 04:02 PM   #4
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I'll be there again this year. This is one of the best shoots of the year!!
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Dang it, I'll most likely be in Arkansas hunting hogs at that time.
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Think I may have to attend my first shoot.


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Y'all have all the good shoots up there!!!

All I have ever heard about Cowtown has been very positive. Maybe one of these years I will add to the card count. Have fun and be safe
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I'll be there!!
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I'll try to make it this year John and for once have my own tackle.

Will be right after the Shootout so I should be warmed up.

To this day I've never hit the pig and that dang armadillo keeps his fires blazing with my broken shafts.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:50 AM   #10
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Another thing - bring the kiddos! Trad tournaments are generally very kid friendly. At this one "Cubs" (12 and under) shoot for free and there is no stake for them - they can get as close as they want before taking a shot. So, if you have kids or grandkids you are trying to get into archery, bring them along - they will have a great time.

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Another thing - bring the kiddos! Trad tournaments are generally very kid friendly. At this one "Cubs" (12 and under) shoot for free and there is no stake for them - they can get as close as they want before taking a shot. So, if you have kids or grandkids you are trying to get into archery, bring them along - they will have a great time.

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I act like I'm 11 1/2! Does that mean I get to shoot from wherever I want???

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What's a "California" start?

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Old 01-11-2017, 01:07 PM   #13
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I act like I'm 11 1/2! D
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Hey, nobody says that about you! (as far as you know)
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What's a "California" start?

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Pretty much means you can walk up and start at any point between 2 given times.

Saturday is 8am till dusk ( I shot 5 rounds there on Sat last year)

Sunday is 8am till whatever time you can start and still get your card turned in by 1pm.

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It means there is a time window for starting the course, eg: 8:00am -1:00pm and everyone starts at the first target. Some tournaments do a "shotgun start" - everyone goes off at the same time but just on different targets around the course. I have no idea why they call it California
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I will be at a mandatory work retreat that weekend....SMH
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Ah, sounds good.

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I will try to make this one.

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never been up there, I might try to make it, sounds like a good shoot
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A few of our targets from last year. (green stake is for youth, red for women, yellow for men)

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The "Iron Armadillo!" close shot, but eats more than a few arrows!

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Elevated shot at the Buffalo - last year we set it at about 60 yards. If you hit it, ring the bell!
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You should have closer stakes for the incredulously incompetent like me.

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Did you realize this is scheduled the same weekend as the state indoor championship at cinnamon creek this year?
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Is that a dove in the branch above the alligator? Man ya'll get creative out there.


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Did you realize this is scheduled the same weekend as the state indoor championship at cinnamon creek this year?
I've only recently become aware of that. We have had this shoot on the last weekend in February for 10 years now. We always hope that other groups will schedule around us as to not cannibalize each others events, but that does not always happen.
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I have never seen an alligator climb a tree! LOL
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Did you realize this is scheduled the same weekend as the state indoor championship at cinnamon creek this year?


I would bet that the State Indoor shoot loses more trad folks than Cowtown will will both of these being scheduled at the same time. And like John said, Cowtown has had this same weekend for 10yrs!

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I will be there Jerp, that was a fun shoot last year.
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I've only recently become aware of that. We have had this shoot on the last weekend in February for 10 years now. We always hope that other groups will schedule around us as to not cannibalize each others events, but that does not always happen.
This has been an ongoing issue with that outfit for years.
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CCR has a lot of shoots. I know nothing about them because I don't go but I get texts about them. I would think this one would stand out for trad shooters as CCR is compound focused.

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John,

What ranges do they use at the range, 15-20yds?
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What ranges do they use at the range, 15-20yds?
There are no set ranges! The practice range has target butts from 10 to about 50yds. The targets in the actual shoot will range fromabout 5yds to as far as around 60yds, and even include a flying pig and a steel armadillo! There won't be many 5yd'ers. and there won't be many really long shots either. If I have to guess, I would say the course will average out in the 15-20yd range somewhere. Cowtown is known for setting very shootable courses that can be enjoyed by shooters of all skill levels!

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Unless they have HUGE back stops I will pass on the really long ones. Arrows are expensive.

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Unless they have HUGE back stops I will pass on the really long ones. Arrows are expensive.

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The really long one, like the buffalo that is usually set at 50-60yds, is always set where if you miss, your arrow will land in dirt and most likely not be damaged. There are no backstops, unless a tree happens to be lined up just right!

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On the one really long shot - the buffalo - we put the target up against a berm so misses are easily found. One thing you will find at these tournaments is that when someone misses, everybody in the group is willing to stop down and help find the arrow. They are a generally a pretty laid-back and helpful bunch. And Bisch is correct - we set deer-sized animals around 15, maybe out to 20. A bigger target like an elk may be a little farther. We have a few small targets at 10 or even less
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More concerned with loss vs tearing them up. I've managed to loose arrows on the way to the lease. I'm not too bright.

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Back to the top - Hope to see everybody this weekend!
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I'll shoot for 4 rounds on Saturday
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Is it going to snow this year? I went to that shoot. Arvin
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High of 63* on Saturday, and 71* on Sunday. I bet you can leave the sled at home Arvin!

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I would bet that the State Indoor shoot loses more trad folks than Cowtown will will both of these being scheduled at the same time. And like John said, Cowtown has had this same weekend for 10yrs!

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Is this shoot at the same place the Texas State Longbow Championship is held? I have been to the longbow championship but my not have ever been to the actual club range.

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I checked it out on their website and I believe this is a different range than where the longbow championship is held. If I found it correctly the range is on Watercress Dr.
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Is this shoot at the same place the Texas State Longbow Championship is held? I have been to the longbow championship but my not have ever been to the actual club range.

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No! The longbow shoot is at Sherwood, which is off of Camp Bowie Rd. This shoot is at Cowtown Bowmen range over by Lake Worth.

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I will be there and hope to meet some of you guys personally. Looking forward to it.
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Looking forward to this; enjoyed last year -- great setting with plenty of shade and friendly folks. Planning to be there for Sunday(work Sat.), hoping in time to shoot a couple of rounds. Am I correct in thinking that "open" categories refer to shooting carbon arrows, with "wood" meaning only wood arrows?
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Going to be a very fun shoot!! Cant wait to get there!
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Looking forward to this; enjoyed last year -- great setting with plenty of shade and friendly folks. Planning to be there for Sunday(work Sat.), hoping in time to shoot a couple of rounds. Am I correct in thinking that "open" categories refer to shooting carbon arrows, with "wood" meaning only wood arrows?
Correct. Open is anything other than wood - mostly carbon but I guess some shoot aluminum.

FYI - there is a slight format change from years past. Instead of having "mulligans" you will shoot 42 targets and drop your two lowest scores.

We have some new stuff planned including shots from an elevated platform on top of a hill - it's like shooting from 20 feet up. It's gonna be fun!
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Looks like Sunday will be my only option. Planning to go rattlesnake gathering Friday and Saturday.

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It's looking like I'll be able to make it Saturday.
I'll be shooting a Selfbow, would that be primitive class and do I have to use wood arrows or can I use carbon?
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It's looking like I'll be able to make it Saturday.
I'll be shooting a Selfbow, would that be primitive class and do I have to use wood arrows or can I use carbon?
Selfbow will shoot in Primative class, and you will have to use wood arrows.

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