The San Diego Archers will host the 

Sir Gordon Traditional Shoot


At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

On Sunday, August 30, 2015.


Registration opens at 7:30am

Registration closes at 8:45am

Shoot begins at 9am

The Sir Gordon Traditional Shoot includes:

28 3D targets

1 arrow per target



This is an Unmarked 3D Target shoot. Compound bow shooters, dust off your longbows and recurves. Get out and do it like it should be done!

There is one compound bow class for those who haven’t got a Real Bow

A wide range of high quality Rhinehart and Mackenzie targets are set in various hunting scenarios.  Only one arrow per target is allowed unless mulligans have been purchased.  A maximum of two mulligans and one doe tag may be purchased at registration for an additional $1 each. 

As an unmarked shoot, you have to estimate the distance to the target yourself without the assistance of a range finder. This is a difficult and challenging aspect of these shoots, so don’t let your shooting partners know what you think the distance is!

Scoring: 10-8-5

Maximum Score: 280 

Mulligans and Doe Tags:

If you missed or scored low with the first arrow, a mulligan allows you to take another shot at a target.  If you use a mulligan, your score is determined by that second arrow, even if you score worse than the first arrow.  You may use a second mulligan on the same target.  Your score is determined by the last arrow shot. 

 There will be 1 or 2 buck-doe spreads in the field, where the doe placed between the buck and the archer.  If you hit the doe and do not have a doe tag, you score -5 on the target. If you have a doe tag, you score zero.  You cannot use a mulligan if you hit the doe, whether or not you have a doe tag.  If you hit the buck or miss completely, you may use a mulligan and your score is determined from that second arrow. 

For 15 years and older, the longest distance is 50 yards.

For Youths (12-14 yo), the longest distance is 40 yards.

For Cubs (11 yo & under), the longest distance is 25 yards.

Entry fee: $15 per person,  $10 for members

Active Duty Military: $10


Note: As with all 3D shoots – We will shoot come Rain or Shine.


Please arrive at the Balboa Park Archery Range with plenty of time to register.


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