Is traditional Archery safe?

Traditional archery, like any sport, will be safe when practised with proper precautions, training, and adherence to safety guidelines. Here are some factors to consider regarding the safety of traditional archery:

Equipment Safety: Using well-maintained bows, arrows, and other archery equipment is crucial for safety. Regular inspection of equipment for any signs of damage or wear is important to prevent accidents.

Proper Technique: Learning and practising correct archery techniques under the guidance of experienced instructors can significantly reduce the risk of injury. This includes proper stance, grip, drawing, aiming, and releasing.

Safety Gear: Wearing appropriate safety gear, such as arm guards, finger tabs or gloves, can help prevent injuries from accidental contact with the bowstring or arrows.

Range Safety: Shooting in designated archery ranges or areas with proper safety measures in place is essential. Following range rules and regulations, including keeping a safe distance from other archers and spectators, is crucial for everyone’s safety.

Supervision and Training: At ‘The Barn’ beginners will receive proper instruction and supervision from qualified archery coaches or instructors. Learning basic safety protocols and practising under supervision can help prevent accidents.

Awareness of Surroundings: Being aware of your surroundings and ensuring a clear shooting lane before releasing an arrow can prevent accidents caused by stray shots.

Respect for Others: Practising good sportsmanship and respecting other archers’ space and safety can contribute to a safer archery environment for everyone involved.

While traditional archery can be a safe and enjoyable sport, participants need to prioritise safety at all times and take necessary precautions to minimise risks of injury.

All individuals must follow the 'Barn Rules and Codes of Conduct' consistently.

Please ensure that you abide by these rules at all times.
These guidelines have been put in place to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. Therefore, let us honour this commitment and always follow the rules.

Membership and shooting at 'The Barn'.

Our policy states that only members of Barn Archers are allowed to shoot in the facility or the outdoor course.
Please do not bring a non-member for archery to ‘The Barn’ without contacting John at 902-371-4718 in advance.

To become a member, you can choose between two options: ‘Barn Friend’ or ‘Barn Insider’, both of which come with a keyfob to access the entrance door. If you are a member and recommend ‘The Barn’ to someone else (who might like to try archery or will get back into shooting), please make sure to contact John at 902-371-4718 beforehand. Anyone who wishes to shoot at the facility must be assessed by John. 

Please note that it is strictly forbidden to share your keyfob with non-members of Barn Archers. These rules are in place for various reasons, including building trust among members. Violating these rules will result in the immediate termination of your membership.