Sunday, October 24, 2004

Hunting Story

Please email me any pictures and stories you would like posted and I will put them up as soon as practical.

Last weekend Steve, Stu, Josh and Sam hit the hills on the bottom of the plain again to try and snare a few goats.

The steep terrain makes it difficult and the limited cover a challenge but as per the last hunt this one was also a lot of fun.

Steve and Sam worked one ridge early whilst Stu and Josh worked the next ridge on. Josh, feeling the cold, decided to keep his bright orange sloppy joe on only to regret it as a small group of twenty or so goats quickly picked him and hurridly ran in the opposite direction, straight towards Stuart. A large black Billy presented itself nicley and after a pass through at 15mtrs the goat headed for the steep side, a side of the hill not easily negotiated by the weak kneeded, we'll find him next time.
After a few more stalks Stuart used some hill cover to dispose of a small Billy that ended up being the only kill of the day. A spine shot from a kneeling position sent the Billy 100mtrs down a steep hill, after thinking the goat had expired Stuart went in with a knife to finish it off, to his surprise the goat still had a little life left in him and after a 20-30mtr down hill wrestle the goat was fishished cleanly.
In the afternoon and a few more stalks later the hills had taken there toll and everyone was ready to head home to rest their wearly body.

October 24th 2004

With the Namoi Valley Archers looking to host the state IFAA titles on November 6th and 7th a small group took to one of the IFAA ranges this weekend for some much needed practice, many for the first time.
With distances out to 70 yards it had a few of the ABA shooters staring in disbelief, but after a couple of arrows most began to find their feet. With most of the field new to IFAA it was agreed that a 14 target, 4 arrow round would be held just to help everyone understand the event.

Sam Bates 249
Stu Dolbel 236
Steve Jaeger 229
Michael Rommer 225
Phillip Porter 201
Joel Boorer 200
Rob Porter 191
Darren Boorer 164
Jake Hopkins 163
Jerry Culley 149
Ken Hill 137
Josh Dolbel 128
Karen Hudson 122
Jamie Thompson 115
Jodi Dolbel 113
Cameron Hill 109
Norma Culley 107
Steve Woodward 102
Shaun Andrews 102
Darryl Hudson 102
Shane Thompson 88
Jeremy McKinnon 85
Stacey Woodward 83
Jordan Carter 82
Emelia Dolbel 67
Meg Jaeger 33

The scoring was simply 5, 4, 3 with all four arrows counting.

The Bowhunter weekend is coming up this Saturday / Sunday, it's a train the trainer weekend with special attention to recording, measuring and presenting game. The amenities are available for those who wish to camp over. Graham Mitchell from Lakeside Archery has also said he would be there for those looking to stock up.
Starting time for Saturday is 8.30 to 9.00am. All are welcome.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Results For Aussie Field Round 10th October 2004

The Outback range was chosen to shoot an Aussie Field round on Sunday. A glorious day assisted archers in some good scores. Ken Thompson (pictured) was in good form after a recent battle with his new bow. Ben Ireland also posted a good score just missing his club record by 2 points. Bryan Bates also shot well after a recent brain implosion, created by a "faulty" arrow rest leaving him with questionable form for the recent state ABA, but after today the gremlins in the head are well and truely banished, along with that faulty arrow rest.
Thanks again to those who travelled from Armidale and Tamworth to compete, the club is all the better for it.

AGM and presentation BBQ is penciled in for November 27th.

Jodi Dolbel Womens Open 242
Karen Hudson Womens Compound 200
Helen Woodward Womens Compound 83
Norma Culley Women Bowhunter Limited 187
Cassie Neuendorf Women Bowhunter Limited 170
Darryl Hudson Mens Traditional 165
Michael Patrick Mens Traditional 153
Ben Ireland Mens Open 287
John Clark Mens Open 281
Steve Jaeger Mens Open 279
Bryen Bates Mens Open 275
David Buckingham Mens Open 221
Philip Porter Mens Compound 233
Ken Thompson Mens Compound 204
Steve Woodward Mens Compound 161
Stuart Dolbel Mens Bowhunter Limited 270
Matt Krug Mens Bowhunter Limited 210
Darren Boorer Mens Bowhunter Limited 132
Stacey Woodward Girl Junior Compound 153
Meg Jaeger Cub Girl Traditional 88
Emelia Dolbel Cub Girl Open 98
Shane Thompson Cub Boy Traditional 99
Shaun Andrews Cub Boy Compound 179
Ben Irwin Boy Junior Traditional 130
Sam Bates Boy Junior Open 274
Josh Dolbel Boy Junior Open 218
Joel Boorer Boy Junior Compound 188
Damian Woodward Boy Junior Compound 109
Keegan Patrick Boy Junior Compound 108
Dean Thompson Boy Junior Bowhunter Limited 236
Jamie Thompson Boy Junior Bowhunter Limited 159

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Gold Rush at State ABA Titles

Well done to the Namoi Valley Archers who competed at the state ABA titles in Wagga over the long weekend.

Steve Woodward - Mens Compound C grade -1st
Helen Woodward - Womens Compound D Grade - 1st
Stacey Woodward - Junior Girls Compound C Grade - 1st
Damian Woodward - Cub Boys Compound C grade - 1st
Robbie Porter - Junior Boys Bowhunter Unlimited - 1st
Sam Bates - Junior Boys Freestyle Unlimited - 1st

Next Shoot October 7th

Namoi Valley Archers are planning a Aussie Field round on the challenging outback range for this weekend. All are welcome to attend. Muster is 9.00am for a 9.30 start. Head south of Gunnedah on the Wondobah Rd for about 18km, look for the sign on the crest of the hill.