Natural backstop for archery target

archer archery bueskyting compound bue båge bow outdoor sport target winter

Practising with my compound bow has not been a priority lately, but after recently ordering home a very simple target board with an even simpler tree stand (4 sticks and thick styrofoam), I of course had to get out and try it out yesterday.

My main hindrance for now is that when an arrow misses the target board (yeees, it happens alright!) – it hit’s the hard wood behind the target and the tip gets damaged, and composite arrows like this are pretty expensive to order. So I need to get a suitable backstop net to mount up somewhere in my backyard. Hay balls would do good right here, but are not so movable, so hey.. until then I have found an alternative temporary solution – hardpacked snow piles.

Hit the target – or find 5 arrows!  archery compound bow arrow target pilfång bågskytte bueskyter

Due to the exceptional amount of snow this year I finally had to call a guy I know in the area to clear away some of the snow masses with his snow fighting vehicle .. and now I simply use these big packed half-frozen snow piles as natural backstop arrow catchers – they will not get through the masses and hit the local fox or anyone else…

My dog and cats are probable also grateful for some help too..and very curious.. let’s bring him in for coffee!finsk lapphund devon rex cat dog snow window

Digging for arrows in the snow piles behind the target is fine long as the arrows have neon colours and screaming to be found..bågskytte compound bow camouflage target arrow bueskyting

We are expecting 3 days of blizzard up here in north of  Sweden, and it’s already on – so I guess my natural backstop snow piles are here to stay for a while, it’s a good thing they can do some use at least 😀

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