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Stray Arrow

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Roger Archbold, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Roger Archbold

    Roger Archbold Engaging Member

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    I do pest control on land that a shooting club tenants, they also do archery, they are not affiliated to Archery GB or the Middlesex Archery Association, they are affiliated to the NSRA for the purpose of shooting, an arrow left their boundary, and landed in a horse field that I look after for another tenant, luckily no horse or person were hurt, I complained to the Chair/Sec and was told that they were aware that no arrows/bullets/pellets or anything should leave the land that they tenant, and that they have insurances in place for such occurrences, they also said that this was the first time in 5years of doing archery, that anything like this had ever happened, I wasn't over impressed with this, and feel that I should have reported it to the police, just to get an incident report number. Does anyone here have thought on this. Any help appreciated. Rog
     
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    It’s a civil matter no crime has been committed. Nothing for the police to do.
    Arrows / shotgun pellets and the like don’t have the same legal restrictions as Airgun pellets in regard to crossing a boundary.
     
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    Did Archery for years they should not be shooting without a proper backstop. My old club shot towards a hill so no arrows could ever leave the grounds. They sound very irresponsible I'd report them.
     
  4. Roger Archbold

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    The problem wasn't the backstop, I think they were clout shooting, the distance from their fence line is about 13 yds from the horse field, this is the fence to the left of their range, not that far is it! Rog
     
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    Shouldn't they have archery nets up to stop this from happening ? I'm not really sure if contacting the police is the right thing to do or not but this sounds a bit like a health & safety issue, so maybe your local council would like to hear about it ?
     
  6. Roger Archbold

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    Yes, I was wondering about this myself, someone else said that that might be my best option, nets seem like a good idea, but clout shooting is different to normal archery, and don't reckon nets would help. Rog
     
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    I know next to nothing about archery, just going on what I've seen done with the nets & if the nets wouldn't stop arrows straying into the horse paddock, where there could be horses & people at risk of injury, then they shouldn't have been doing it should they ? I doubt they even did any sort of risk assessment by the sounds of it :confused: Obviously, I don't know the ins & outs of all this but from what you've said, it sounds like they're being irresponsible & if it's happened once, it'll probably happen again. Lets hope nobody ends up like King Harold.
     
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    I'd leave it as it is. You've let them know about the problem, and hopefully that will be the last time anything similar happens. If it happens again, well that's a different story.
     
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    I’m 100% with tt123 on this. You’ve let them know give them a chance to sort it before any further action.
     
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    I too would let it be the end for now & wait & see if they tighten their safety up, if not & it happens again, well then its a different course of action needed.
     
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    In my experience of archery and archery clubs it is normal practice for risk assessments to be made for events like, for example, flight shooting. In fact, my experience of archery clubs is that they are obsessed with risk assessments to the point of paranoia.
    Whether we all like archery or not, to my mind it is another shooting activity and rather than divisive action to drop them in it, surely it is enough to have informed them that a serious mistake has been made.
     
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    Yes, I think your right, will back off, as said they have been told, just hope there's not a next time, don't fancy laying in horse poo with an arrow sticking out of me though, thanks for all the advice, cheers Rog
     
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