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I shoot two different bows.......a Ben Pearson Double Cam and a Beautiful Bear Whitetail.
But I have shot PSE, Matthews, and Martin bows in the past.

What kind of bow do you shoot?
 

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its got a peep and pins. i got it at willeys last week. it was used. it came with 6 or so arrows, sight, rest(flimsy plastic thing, ill prolly get a whisker buisket later), and finger tabs. i payed $100. seemed like a good deal, but im an archery newb.
 
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I used to shoot IBO Men's Open 3D and was a sponsored shooter, but put the compounds away in '96 and started shooting traditional. I still go to a couple of shoots a year, but don't take a scorecard, just shoot for fun with friends.
 

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I have 4 acres to play on in Island Falls........thinking about setting up a 3D range. Where can I get IBO plans "Canerod"?
 
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No real plans involved. Usually, an aerial photo and corresponding map are used to set out individual shots and to lay out the trail used to go from one target to the next. Safety and common sense are the important things. Each target needs shooting stakes, that the shooter places their foot against, usually a long one for compounds and a shorter range for trad. and youth. IBO rules call for a max range of 50 yds. for open and BH classes and 30 yds. for trad and youth, or at least, they used to. Check with the IBO org. for current rules and see what is needed for sanction. Also, it'd be nice to have a qualifier for the state championships and don't forget the Maine Trad. Archery Assoc. THe hold a shoot at Durham that really brings in the bucks.
 
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For shooters to travel to an out-of-the-way location, you really need at least two courses, 25 targets or more on each. In 4 acres, you'll only get 5-7 targets out. Remember, the shooters must be able to retireve their arrows and score the shots without being in danger from shooters at another target. Add in camping areas, where people can put tents, and parking, and a good minimum is 1 acre per target, everything considered. The best thing is to go to a couple of shoots that are well run and really watch the details. Like anything, if a shoot is done right, it seems effortless, but is far from it.
 
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