Dresden Bird

by Forester Padraig MacCraigne

Archers shoot a blunt arrow or bolt at a replica of the target used by the Dresden Crossbowmen's Guild since the 1500s. Arrows and bolts with Rabbit Blunts will be supplied. The target will be about 10 feet above ground and the idea is to break off pieces until the heart is shot away. Points will be given for various parts of the target: talons, flags, beak, etc. The original target is pictured in Payne-Gallwey’s Crossbow book

This will take some advance setup, but can be transported to the event and put up with a little help to stake out the pole.  The archers will be shooting up at the target from about 10 yards, so a long downrange area will be needed. Could be set up near the front edge of the clout range

Setup Time - 30 minutes
# Targets - 1
# bales/target -

Shoot Time - 5 minutes/archer
Total Possible Points -

Rules/Setup

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Target/Description

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End

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Tracing of bird on drywall about 3 foot square

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