I think the IBO should institute known yardage classes, I know many people who do not shoot for that very reason. We need to promote our sport to help it continue to grow and prosper. Making the sport more popular will benefit us all by improving the competitive field, decreasing the cost of equipment (higher volume = lower production cost), etc. Look how the market for women's equipment has exploded in recent years. Great participation will only improve the sport. So I vote YES!!!

It is not the volume of shooters that causes the 4 hour times for 20 targets. IBO rules allow 2 minutes per shooter per target = 160 minutes add scoring and walking between targets (say about 4 minutes per) is another 80 minutes for a total of 240 minutes, 4 hours. Granted most shooters do not take that long, but it only takes one group in front to slow down the entire course.5. Each archer shall be allowed a maximum of two (2) minutes to complete his or her shot.
This rule shall operate as follows:
a. Time will begin for the first archer when the previous group clears the target. Time
will begin for the next archer when the previous archer releases his or her arrow.
b. Archers should be sensitive to the time concerns of the groups behind them and make
every attempt to shoot in a timely manner. An archer found to be over his or her
allotted time by a range official may have five (5) points deducted from his or her
score. If the actions of a whole group are contrary to this rule, each person in the
group may have five (5) points deducted from his or her score. Repeated violation of
an archer’s two (2)-minute time limit is considered to be unsportsmanlike conduct.
c. After shooting, the shooter should immediately clear the stake for the next shooter.
Using binoculars from the shooting stake after the shot is prohibited. Repeated
violations of this rule will result in a five (5)-point deduction of the shooter’s score for
each violation.

This year I was in the last group on day one and the first group on day 2. Day one...4 hours, Day two...2 hours from first arrow to cards punch signed and turned in.

the IBO needs to get the course ranges out the find that group mthat is slowing down the whole course and make sure they do not exceed the time limits.

From the IBO Rules:



5. Each archer shall be allowed a maximum of two (2) minutes to complete his or her shot.
This rule shall operate as follows:
a. Time will begin for the first archer when the previous group clears the target. Time
will begin for the next archer when the previous archer releases his or her arrow.
b. Archers should be sensitive to the time concerns of the groups behind them and make
every attempt to shoot in a timely manner. An archer found to be over his or her
allotted time by a range official may have five (5) points deducted from his or her
score. If the actions of a whole group are contrary to this rule, each person in the
group may have five (5) points deducted from his or her score. Repeated violation of
an archer’s two (2)-minute time limit is considered to be unsportsmanlike conduct.
c. After shooting, the shooter should immediately clear the stake for the next shooter.
Using binoculars from the shooting stake after the shot is prohibited. Repeated
violations of this rule will result in a five (5)-point deduction of the shooter’s score for
each violation.