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Sat, Aug 20


Mechanicsburg Sportsmen's Association

2022 State Bowhunter/Animal Shoot - August 20 & 21

Join us for some Archery Fun! ** Reminder this year we will trying a 3 arrow format - see the rule changes within the events.** **Breakfast & Lunch will be served both days!**

Online Registration is now Closed - please email for assistance
Or call 717-691-1242
2022 State Bowhunter/Animal Shoot - August 20 & 21
2022 State Bowhunter/Animal Shoot - August 20 & 21

Time & Location

Aug 20, 2022, 8:00 AM EDT

Mechanicsburg Sportsmen's Association, 493 Sample Bridge Rd, Enola, PA 17025, USA

About the Event

Liability Agreement:  (You will be asked to verify during registration that you have read and agree to the terms_

In consideration of me (or my Minor) being allowed to participate in any way in any (“Activity”) with The Pennsylvania State Archery Association, I agree: 1. I understand the nature of The Pennsylvania State Archery Association activities and acknowledge my (the Minor's) experience and capabilities and believe I am (the Minor is) qualified to participate in such Activity. I further acknowledge that I am aware that the activity will be conducted in facilities open to the public during the Activity. I further agree and warrant that if, at any time, I believe conditions to be unsafe; I will (instruct the Minor to) immediately discontinue further participation in the Activity. 2. I fully understand that: (a) The Pennsylvania State Archery Association activities involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death (“Risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my (the Minor's) own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place or the negligence of the “Releasees” named below; (C) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages incurred as a result of my (or the Minor's) participation in the Activity. 3. I herby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to hold harmless The Pennsylvania State Archery Association, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place (each considered one of the “Releasees” herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my (or the Minor's) account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the “Releasees” or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations and further agree that if, despite this release, I, (the Minor) or anyone on my behalf (or the Minor's behalf) makes a claim against any of the Releasees named above, I will indemnify, save and hold harmless each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage or cost any may incur as the result of any such claim. I have read this agreement, fully understand and it’s terms, understand that I have give up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by the law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid that the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday - PSAA Animal Round - 8:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies / Official Scoring to Follow

Sunday – PSAA Animal Round- 8:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies / Official Scoring to Follow

STATE ANIMAL ROUND UPDATE: During the Fall 2020 meeting the PSAA board voted to change the Animal round to the following  3 arrows per target - 1 per distance on the walk ups & 3 shot at the single distance targets.  Dot placed in the middle for and extra point (arrow must touch the dot.)  Using scoring of 6 for dot in the middle / 5 for vital / 3 for body.  

All Rules Changes Here 

All Youth Shooters: There were changes made beginning in 2018 for the distances shot by youth shooters at this round.  Listed in the rule changes above. 

MEALS: Breakfast served out of the clubhouse starting around 6:15 am each day.  Lunch served as archers have completed shooting for the day.


Camping: A camping area is available above the practice range next to the parking lot. No electrical or water hook ups.  There are 2 shows and restrooms outside the clubhouse.  Fill out and send the camping form along with $10 fee paid to MSA.  

**Shooting Rotation if any will be determined by the target group.

Practice range will be open Friday evening and Saturday and and Sunday from 6:30Am until the announcement is made that the practice range is closed and the shooting is ready to begin.

PSAA General Rules & Information for All State Championship Rounds

Full Rules and Details for each round can be found on the website – and in the PSAA Yearbook

Opening Ceremonies & Announcements: Each Tournament will begin with announcements at 8am each day and official scoring to follow.  **For the Indoor Tournament Only – there will be second opening announcements at noon for the start of that line with official scoring to follow.   Target assignments: Target assignments will be posted in a designated area for each tournament. (Indoors – on the wall to your right as you enter the room.  Outdoors- Under the pavilion on the bulletin board or on picnic tables.) You WILL NOT receive any confirmation for your shoot registration. You only need to check in at the registration table if you name is highlighted on the sheet or you are trying to register that morning for the shoot.    **For Indoors you will be placed on the line you signed up for. The time you select will be for BOTH days.   If there is a problem or we need to make a change, you will be contacted by phone.

Equipment Inspections Bowhunter & Barebow Divisions: Each shooter in these divisions must have their equipment (primary and any back up equipment that may be used) inspected and scorecard verified to determine that the equipment is legal for the division based on the rules found in the PSAA rulebook. Inspection time is 7:00-7:45am for each shoot.  (At Indoors the Noon line inspection time is 11:00 – 11:45am)   Failure to have this completed during inspection time will result in the shooter being placed in the unlimited division.  ** Please note that any archer’s equipment may be inspected at any time based on the PSAA rulebook. ** 

Classification: An announcement will be made prior to the start of the tournament and you will then be asked to surrender your current Official PSAA classification card to the official.  You do notneed to present a classification card if you shoot any of the following: AA class, Traditional Longbow, Traditional Recurve, Senior or Senior-Plus Division, or Crossbow.  Everyone elsemusthave an up-to-date classification card.  We absolutely will NOT accept any Conference classification cards.  The classification card you present at this or any other State Championship tournament must be an Official PSAA Classification card.  If you do not have your class card or it is not properly marked, you will be required to shoot AA class.  There is ample time to take care of all classification before the tournament.

Advance registration is mandatory:  Late fees will be assessed on all entries postmarked after the Tuesday following the regional. Walk-on shooters will be accommodated only if space is available.  All walk-on shooters mustpay the late fee.  Absolutely no exceptions!  Registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  Send your registration in early to secure your spot.

Refunds: If you cannot attend this tournament but have paid the required registration fee, you must contact the PSAA Office – by PHONE– on or before the Monday prior to the shoot to be eligible for a 50% refund.

Clothing:  Each archer must be fully attired to participate.  There is no set requirement, but please dress in family friendly attire.

Scorecards:  Field & Animal Rounds- Scorecards will be handed out following the opening ceremonies on Saturday except for divisions that are required to have their equipment inspected.

At the end of shooting on Saturday, each individual archer is responsible for his/her own score cards.  Please make certain that the scorecards are properly filled out and initialed stating that everything is correct and submit them to the registration area.  Archers will be responsible for bringing their card back with them on Sunday.

On Sunday at the completion of the entire tournament, each individual archer is responsible for turning in his/her score cards to the registration committee and for picking up his/her classification card. Please do not forget to pick up your class card!

Targets: All Archers will shoot the targets provided by the PSAA for the State Championship Tournament.  The targets will be available at the start of the shoot. Archers will not be permitted to get targets ahead of time.  Also, per the rules in the PSAA Yearbook, no markings of any kind may be place on a target. At any time during a tournament, the Range Captains have the authority to have a target be replaced when scoring lines are not easily determined.

Teams:  On Sunday, a master team scorecard will be provided for the members of your team. The team captainis responsible for picking up the team scorecard; for getting and recording all team members’ scores; for completing the team scorecard; for returning the completed card to the registration committee.  The totalscore from both days will be used for the team score.  Plaques will be awarded to the winning team(s).

Awards:  Sunday, at the completion of the tournament and after all scores have been properly compiled, the official Awards Ceremony will be held.  We encourage you to stay for this event as awards are no longer mailed. Awards will be given in all divisions and all classes based on the following:  7 or more shooters – 1st, 2nd, & 3rdplaces awarded, 4-6 shooters -1st& 2ndplaces awarded, 1*-3 shooters-1stplace awarded *If there is only one shooter, the archer must make class on one of the two days.Team awards and Husband and Wife Awards will also be announced at this time.

Membership: You will notice on your shoot registration form that the form will not be accepted until your current year of PSAA membership dues are paid.If you want, you may send both your PSAA membership application and the shoot registration form in together.  Thanks for your help!



  • Adult Shoot Fee

    Registration Fee for anyone 18 and older and registered prior to the Online late cut-off of August 7th! **You are required to have a current PSAA membership paid prior to participating in this event.**

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  • Youth Shoot Fee

    Registration Fee for anyone 17 and Younger and registered prior to the Online late cut-off of August 9th! **You are required to have a current PSAA membership paid prior to participating in this event.**

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  • Adult Shoot Fee - Late

    Registration Fee for anyone 18 and older and registered after the Online late cut-off of August 9th! **You are required to have a current PSAA membership paid prior to participating in this event.**

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  • Youth Shoot Fee - Late

    Registration Fee for anyone 17 and Younger and registered after the online late cut-off of August 9th! **You are required to have a current PSAA membership paid prior to participating in this event.**

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