Paper Animal Point Series
Before 3D Archery became popular, clubs in Southeast Pennsylvania would host monthly paper shoots. A photo-realistic animal would be hung on a target butt and archers would proceed to shoot for score. Stowe Archers will be hosting a throw-back point series based on the Animal Paper Shoots of years past.
These guidelines are in place because the Stowe Archers Paper Animal Point Series is about sportsmanship with friendly competition and nothing about cut-throat win at all cost competition. We are here to fling arrows, laugh, and become a little bit better archer along the way. Friendly competition is welcome and encouraged.
Divisions in the Point Series are based on the equipment used. Divisions are broken down into five categories.
No equipment restrictions
Compound bows with fixed pin sights. No magnification may be used and stabilizers must not exceed 12 inches.
Longbow, Recurve, and Barebow Compounds. Weighted risers and stabilizers may be used. Stabilizer length may not exceed 12 inches.
No equipment restrictions. Shooters between the ages of 12 and 17.
Shooters in Youth Class may jump to an Adult division if they desire more of a challenge.
No equipment restrictions. Shooters 11 years of age and younger.
Shooters in the Cub Class may jump to Youth or Adult divisions if they desire more of a challenge.
Classifications within each division will be broken down into five categories. These categories are based on a percentage of points scored.
Classifications will be assigned after the first score in the series has been submitted. Any score turned in after that point will make the shooter eligible for re-classification based on their best score.
Archers may only increase their classification. Reduced scores will not result in reclassification.
Novice classification is for those that score up to 50% of the maximum score on a given course
Archer classification is for those that score better than 50% of the maximum score on a given course
Bowman classification is for those that score better than 65% of the maximum score on a given course
Expert classification is for those that score better than 80% of the maximum score on a given course.
Expert classification is for those that score better than 90% of the maximum score on a given course.
In addition to the listed Divisions and Classifications, shooters may also include a special category during registration.
Designates an archer age 50+
Designates an archer age 62+
Designates an archer that is female
Awards will be given at the conclusion of the series on a per-division and per-class basis if the following conditions are met.
Awarded to the winner of a given class
Awarded in the event that a class has 5+ shooters
Awarded in the event that a class has 10+ shooters
Awarded to the archer with the highest score within a special category.
It is the responsibility of the archer to pick up his or her award. Awards not collected within 12 months will be forfeited.
Archers will shoot three arrows per target. Scoring arrows must embed within the target without first striking the ground. In the event that an arrow bounces out or passes through a target, the archer is given the opportunity to re-shoot the arrow for score.
Any arrow that touches a marked scoring line will be scored at the higher of the two point values.
Any arrow that misses the target or lands outside of the fur / feather line.
Any arrow that lands inside of the fur / feather line and outside of the vital area.
Any arrow that lands inside of the vital area
Any arrow that lands within the designated scoring zone inside of the vital area.
Archers are responsible for checking their own score cards. Errors may result in disqualification.
All scorecards must be legible and turned in by the end of the event to count towards the point series.
Ties will be broken by the highest number of 5’s throughout the series
A minimum of 14 Photo-Realistic Targets will be used at varying distances.
In the event that a photo-realistic animal target does not have the appropriate scoring zones pre-printed on them, the club will be responsible for hand marking them.
A minimum of one Shooting position will be placed for each division.
Crossbows are permitted, however, scores will not count for awards.
The host club reserves the right to make judgements calls and adjust these guidelines in the event that an issue would arise.
Registration will open at 7:00am and will remain open until 11:00pm.
Archers which will be turning in a score for the point series must include a point of contact. The primary point of contact will be email. If the archer does not have an email address, a phone number will be sufficient.