Members not adhering to the rules are subject to suspension of membership privileges up to and including expulsion from the club!
Reference: LC & SA Constitution Article III, Section 3 & 3a.
Revision: July 2016
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
ALL ARCHERY RANGES
- All Federal, State and Local laws must be obeyed.
- Safety is the first consideration in using the archery ranges.
- The LC & SA archery ranges contain several pieces of equipment including targets and other miscellaneous items. All range equipment is the property of LC & SA and may not be altered or removed from the range without prior permission of the LC & SA Archery Committee staff.
- Each archery range should be inspected prior to use to make sure they are fully operational, including the targets and practice butts.
- No alcoholic beverages shall be consumed prior to or during your time on the archery range. No drugs, prescription or consumer medications, may be taken prior to or during time on the range that could render the shooter unsafe.
- NEVER point a bow and arrow at another person.
- NEVER shoot an arrow straight up into the air.
- NEVER shoot an arrow at any target unless shooting from the authorized position provided.
- If you are looking for a lost arrow behind a target, always leave your bow leaning against the target face so that it will be seen by other archers coming up. If possible, have one archer from your group stand in front of the target to prevent anyone from shooting.
- If you are shooting wood, Carbon or fiberglass arrows, check them regularly for cracks. If one is found cracked, break it immediately to insure that it will not be accidentally used.
- Check your bow regularly for cracks or twisting.
- Check the condition of your bowstring regularly.
- DO NOT draw a bowstring back further than the length of the arrow for which it is intended.
- DO NOT draw the string back except with an arrow on it and, especially, do not release the bowstring with no arrow on it. Doing so is called dry firing and can damage the bow or cause injury to yourself or bystanders.
- At practice ranges, the only safe place is behind the shooting line. Never shoot an arrow until you are positive that no one is in front of you or behind the targets. Conversely, do not stand in front of a bow while it is being shot, even if you are to one side of the shooter.
- Arrows should only be nocked when you are on the shooting line and pointed in the direction of the targets.
- WALK, do not run toward the targets.
- When pulling arrows out of a target, stand to one side and insure that no one is directly behind you.
- If you are using broadheads, be sure that they are adequately covered when not in use. Treat a broadhead with the same caution that you would a razor blade.
- Any unsafe conditions should be reported to the Archery Committee for resolution.
- Shoot only authorized paper/cardboard/3D targets. No glass, wood, or disintegrating targets are allowed.
- Members and guests must sign-in at the club house prior to using ranges. Members are fully responsible for the actions and conduct of their guests. Parents and guardians are fully responsible for the actions and conduct of their children.
- The Archery Committee shall be responsible for maintaining all archery ranges at LC & SA.
- Shooters under the age of eighteen must have adult supervision while on the Archery ranges.
- In the event of any serious accident refer to the emergency procedures call 911 immediately.
- Violations of Standard Operating Procedures, range rules, specific procedures, or any unsportsmanlike conduct may result in the temporary or permanent loss of membership as determined by the Board of Directors.
PROCEDURES FOR LEAGUES AND SHOOTING EVENTS
- Our primary objective is to conduct safe and enjoyable events for our members and guests.
- During any LC & SA league or shooting event it is the responsibility of the chairperson or event leader to ensure that club SOP’s, range rules, and league rules are followed. Other duties include:
- Inspect the range and clean debris from the range, impact area, shooting line, safety zones, and spectator area after each event. “Leave it better than you found it.”
- Make sure all targets, backers, and lane markers are properly installed.
- Ensure the release from liability form is completed by each person prior to the shooter participating.
- Maintain a list with the names of the participants.
- Identify participants as members or non-members.
- Collect the fees and turn in the money to the club treasurer.
- Maintain a list of work hours for club members that assist with running of club events.
- Give a briefing before the event takes place. This will include a summary of the event, the safety rules, what is expected of the shooters, and any unique considerations.
- Safety rules are posted on all ranges.
- Archers who display disruptive, unsafe, or unsportsmanlike conduct may be removed from the event at the discretion of the chairperson or the event leader.
- If an offender becomes combative, 911 is to be called.
- Call 911 and send someone to the gate to guide the responders to the injured party.
- If anyone is a first responder, have them render aid.
- A first aid kit and AED are located in the trap house, club house and pistol barn.
- Take notes and get statements from everyone on site using the Injury Report. This includes their name, address, phone, and what they witnessed. If they say they didn't see anything have them put that in a statement. The police will need this information.
- The President, Vice-President or Board Member needs to be contacted immediately.
- Above all keep the injured person calm and warm until help arrives.