As a way of introducing myself...
Last weekend my son and I were invited to a 3D field archery shoot at Fraiture in the Ardennes of Belgium, not something we had tried before though we were both shooting arrows for many years. My wife had decided she wanted a day out too so she volunteered to (wo)man the camera and take some pics.
Left to right: Steven, Lieve, Bart, Me (Alistair), Victor(my son) and Jeroen
We were informed that as this was a qualifying round for the world championships the range had been set out accordingly and would be very technical (i.e. difficult).
As my son, Victor and I were beginners we were allowed to shoot from the white pin but we both elected to shoot from the red pin. We had a few practice shots at targets on a football field to check the bows were sighted correctly and then we headed out in the rain to walk round the course for the morning, it was a nice easy start and my friend Steven explained the rules etc. as we went. It was a gentle walk across a pasture and there was a plastic pig standing near a tree at about 25 meters, Steven went first and fired two arrows then I went firing my two and Victor came next, we were accompanied by a husband and wife team who shot with bare bows, we all managed to hit the first target. Then the cows came down to have a look at what we were doing, even though they were fenced off the next group to shoot had to shoo them away first.