Types of Bow
Haps & Mishaps
Governing Bodies & Societies
A good archer does not:
Talk in a loud voice whilst others are shooting.
Talk to another archer who prefers to be silent.
Offer advice unless asked.
Exclaim on the shooting line, for themselves or others, in joy or disgust.
Walk off the shooting line while a neighbour is at full draw.
Touch another archers equipment without their permission.
Walk up and down the line comparing scores.
Shoot distances beyond their capability, continually missing and holding up shooting.
Takes into account other archers shooting on the same target when positioning his foot markers, and allows sufficient space for them.
Disturb people with loud mobile phone ringtones or speaking on the phone on or around the shooting line.
Smoke near the shooting or waiting line.
Leave litter on the archery ground
A good archer always:
Helps to put out the equipment and put it away.
Pays to replace another's arrow damaged through their carelessness.
Etiquette when scoring (GNAS Rules appendix A)
A good archer:
Does not go behind the target to retrieve arrows before the scores have been taken.
When calling scores, does so in groups of three, and in descending order, for example, 'X-10-9' pause '9-8-7'.
While calling scores, points to each arrow as it is called, without touching the arrow or target face (106/b).
Does not touch any arrow or the target face until all arrow values have been recorded and checked.
When required to do so, takes their turn at scoring.
Only withdraws the arrows of others if this has been agreed by them.
At the end of the round thanks the Target Captain for the work done by them.