2020 3rd Annual NFAA Midwest Classic Trail Shoot
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2020 Info and Rules are below.
Onsite registration available but only if space allows
Shooter must shoot 45 target on Saturday and 25 targets on Sunday
Shotgun start at 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday, rain or shine
Speed Limit 300 FPS (+3% for chrono differences)
70 Target shoot
2 arrows shot per target (except PeeWee only 1 arrow)
Scoring 11, 10, 8
4 targets per station with 4cm orange dots (11 ring) with a 2cm (10 ring) Yellow circle at distances between 4-19yds
2 targets per station with 7cm orange dots (11 ring) with a 3.5cm (10 ring) Yellow circle at distances between 20-30yds
1 target per station with a 10cm orange dot (11 ring) with a 5cm (10 ring) Yellow circle at distances between 31-60yds
1 target per station with a 13cm orange dot (11 ring) with a 6.5cm (10 ring) Yellow circle at distances between 63-88yds
1 target per station with a 20cm orange dot (11 ring) with a 10cm (10 ring) Yellow circle at 101yds
Everything outside of the 10 ring that sticks foam will be an eight.
White-all other classes 101 Yard Max
Blue-youth (12-14 yrs) / Young Adult (15-17 yrs) / Trad/ BB/ BBR/ Amateur Women 45 yard Max
Red-cub (8-11 yrs) 25 Yard Max
Orange-peewee (0-7 yrs) 15 Yard Max
Arrows must touch the next scoring ring to get the higher score value
Trail Shoot Entry Fee:
All archers must pay the Trail Shoot fee
Plaques will be awarded to the winners
Pre-register by May 31st to avoid a $25 LATE FEE that is applied on and after June 1st
Shooters do not need to be NFAA members
Adult (18+ yrs) $50
Young Adult (15-17 yrs) $35
Youth (12-14 yrs) $30
Cub (8-11 yrs) $25
*Pee Wee (0-7 yrs) $20
*Pee Wees to shoot one arrow only
Money Shoot Entry Fee:
All Money Shooters must pay the Trail Shoot fee
All Money Shoot Entry Fees (100%) will be paid back to winning archers
Money will be the only awards presented to the winners
Shooters do not need to be NFAA members
Amateur Men and Women Individual Entry $50
Pro Men and Women Individual Entry (Non NFAA Carrying Pros) $150
NFAA Tournament Fee:
All archers entering NFAA tournament must pay Trail Shoot fee and MUST be a current NFAA Member
Championship Rings will be awarded to the winners
Individual $20 (No money awards)
Pro Division $150 (100% payback, Money will be the only awards presented to the winners) (Only open to NFAA Card carrying Pros)
If you have shot in an archery event as a Pro in the 2020 shooting season, then you must shoot as a pro in this event.
You must be a card carrying pro to enter into the NFAA Pro division
All Pro Shooters must shoot in the Trail Shoot and NFAA portions.
You will start shooting at the signal at approximately 10:00 am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday. The alarm horn will sound to begin.
1. All Shooters will shoot 45 targets on Saturday and 25 targets Sunday. You must shoot targets in order and may not skip targets.
2. YOU MUST START ON THE TARGET ASSIGNED ON YOUR SCORECARD. You will be disqualified from the event if you change targets without prior approval from Registration.
3. Your first target will be for SCORE. There is no practice target. Shoot from the stakes appropriate for your age group:
White- All other classes; 101 Yard Max
Blue- Youth, Young Adult, Trad, BB, BBR, Amateur Women; 45 yard Max
Red- Cub; 25 Yard Max
Orange- Peewee; 15 Yard Max
4. This is a 2 arrow shoot (except PeeWee only 1 arrow), scored 11-spot (Orange dot), 10-kill (Yellow ring) and 8-wound (rest of body). Scoring is determined by the position of the arrow shaft; an arrow shaft needs only touch the edge of the spot, scoring line or animal to gain the higher value. In the event the edge of the spot or scoring line has become distorted or missing from arrow impacts, the scorer must visually reconstruct the natural arc of the spot or scoring ring to determine the value of the arrow in question. The shooting group should be able to determine this if not a range official will.
5. The archer must be as close as possible to the shooting line plane (Parallel to target), which is marked by the distance stakes. No archer may advance to the target before all arrows in the group have been shot.
6. Arrows which are not visible that have passed through the animal’s scoring area, may be pushed back and scored so long as part of the arrow is still in the animal or backstop in which the animal is attached.
7. No archer shall advance to the target and then return to the stake to shoot again unless an arrow is found to have obviously passed through the animal and the group can not agree on the score.
8. Bounce outs, glance offs and off-ground skids or glances into the target WILL NOT count. If witnessed, arrows striking an object over the shooting lanes may be re-shot.
9. Any archer who shoots arrows at the target in excess of the prescribed number (2), shall lose the arrow or arrows of the higher value. Repeated arrows such as a test arrow or arrows for a bet shall deem the archer subject to disqualification. Any arrow shot into 2 separate targets loses the arrow of higher value. Lanes with more than 1 target the archer only shoots 1 target.
10. A shot arrow is an arrow that has been propelled by the string for any distance and MAY NOT be reshot.
11. In order to keep the tournament flowing smoothly, maximize the shooting line by shooting multiple archers at a time. If there are one or more open targets in front and two or more groups back up, the delaying group shall allow backed up groups to shoot through.
12. We will be enforcing a “3 Let down 4 draw back” rule. A fourth let down will be counted as a shot arrow.
13. Tripods for spotting scopes and tripods for binoculars shall not be permitted.
14. Both sets of cards must be turned in each day. The scorekeepers for each group need to pick up scorecards by 8:45 am on Sunday. Note: they will be filed under the target that you started on. On Sunday, scorecards must be turned in with both scorekeepers and shooter initials. Anyone signing an incorrect scorecard is subject to disqualification.
15. All shooting styles will abide with the Trail Shoot and current NFAA equipment rules. In the event of a conflict, the Trail Shoot rules prevail. Tournament Officials will judge any equipment rulings or doubtful arrow calls. Their word in all disputes is final.
16. It is your responsibility to verify the information listed on your scorecards. Be sure to check your name, style and class as posted on the scoreboard. Check all of the appropriate scoreboards; Trail, NFAA and Money Shoot. If a correction is necessary please address it at registration before 4:00 pm Saturday. Corrections will not be accepted after 4:00 pm Saturday.
17. All arrows shot by an archer must match in arrow size, diameter and weight as well as fletching.
18. Protests must be submitted in writing along with a $50 protest fee to registration within 30 minutes following the end of the days shoot.
19. Scorecards must be turned in on Saturday within 30 minutes after the last group finishes shooting. After the announcement Sunday afternoon to end shooting, you will have 30 minutes to turn in your scores. Scorecards turned in after that time will not be posted.
20. In the case of equipment failure, the archer may have the needed time, as granted by a tournament official, for equipment repair or replacement and may shoot arrows required to assure that the proper sight settings are accurate, within the 45 minute time limit. Then, in the presence of the tournament official, be allowed to shoot the targets missed. This occurrence of repair or replacement may not happen more than once in any tournament day.
21. No archer shall draw a bow with the bow hand above the top of the head when drawing on a horizontal plane, parallel to the ground. This act is either referred to as “high drawing” or “sky jacking”. Any archer drawing a bow in such a manner is subject to immediate disqualification.
22. Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages may be carried or consumed on any range during shooting hours. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be immediately disqualified and escorted off the range.
23. Please be courteous to other archers. We know you may have to wait your turn to shoot, but please keep your conversations low while others are shooting.
24. Speed Limit 300 FPS (+3% for chrono differences)
25. All rules are subject to the interpretation of the Tournament Director.
The white stake will have the following;
10 targets 4-19 Yards
20 targets 20-30 Yards
32 targets 31-60 Yards
7 targets 63-88 Yards
1 target 101 Yards
The average yardages for each stake will be as follows;
White Stake - 37 yards
Blue Stake - 23 yards
Red Stake - 19 yards
Orange Stake - 10 yards
Where can I find the NFAA rules?
Can I shoot all targets in one day?
We structured this event to be shot over two days. The full course is 70 targets with 2 arrows being shot per target so 140 arrows is a lot for one day. This format also allows us to assign your shooting group and your group will start and stop on the same target. If we allowed shooters to enter and exit whenever they wanted there would be no structure to prevent one or two shooters continuing on after the rest of their group exited and their group would be no longer busted. This format also makes all shooters be on the course at the same time experiencing the same weather conditions.
Is there camping available on site.
Yes there is. The cost is $15 per night per RV or tent with out power. The cost with power is $30. We have a shower house on site as well that is available to use.
What options are available for lodging near by?
Please use these links to get more info on lodging in Wabash County.
Can I pick who I shoot with?
Yes, you may pick up to two other shooters to be in your group then we will assign an outsider to your group so that it is busted. Please be sure to email us the names and classes of the shooters you would like to be paired with.
Do I have to be a member of the NFAA to shoot in this event?
You only have to be a NFAA member if you choose to participate in the NFAA portion. All shooters must shoot in the Trail Shoot but it is the shooter's choice to enter the NFAA or Money shoot portions. The NFAA portion awards championship rings to the winners and the money portion has a money payout with all extra shooting fees for this option being paid back to the shooters.
Do Pros shoot against amateurs?
We have two options for pro archers. If you are a card carrying NFAA pro then you must shoot in your NFAA Pro Class. If you have shot in any archery event in the last 12 months as a pro archer but are not a NFAA card carrying pro then you must shoot in the Trail shoot Pro division. You will have the option to enter into the money portion but you are not eligible for the NFAA portion without a NFAA Pro Card.
What is the scoring?
Every target will have a sticker on them. The orange dot is scored as an 11. The yellow circle around the orange dot is scored as a 10. Everything else that sticks in foam but doesn't contact the sticker is an 8.
What targets will we be shooting?
There is a mix of Rinehart and McKenzie targets on the course.
Can I use my range finder?
This is a known yardage event and you may use a rangefinder. A yardage sheet will be available at registration. We use a tape measure to set every stake.
Can I shoot the White Stake, out to 101yds as a female with out a NFAA Pro Card?
Yes you can, We added a non NFAA Card carrying pro class this year just for that. The cost for this class is $50 and it is your choice to add the Money shoot option for $150 additionally. All $150 stays in the post to be paid out in your class.