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Tournament Rules

  I.   View the rules to make sure that you are within the guidelines of the ABA. We want to make sure that you have a great adventure in your bowhunting experience and most importantly, A Safe Bowhunting Experience.
      ***Official ABA Shooting Rules***
1.   Known Pro - All shooters. Everyone who shoots this class must pay an entry fee, including life members. 1st Place Payout. Shooting on Saturday & Sunday. 50yd Max +/-5yds **ASA Open Class Rules** {Paddle} $30
 
2.   Known 50 - There are no restrictions on shooting equipment. Scopes are permitted. 50yd Max +/-5yds **ASA Open Class Rules** {Paddle} $20
 
3.   Modern Hunter - Maximum 12" stabilizer with Back Bar; Hunting Style moveable sights. Scopes will be allowed. 40yd Max +/-5yds **ASA Open Class Rules** {Blue} $20
 
4.   Bowhunter - Maximum 12" stabilizer with Back Bar; fixed pins (magnification allowed); screw in tips; any release or fingers may be used. 40yd Max +/-5yds **ASA Open Class Rules** {Blue} $20
 
5.   Known 40 - There are no restrictions on shooting equipment. 40yd Max +/-5yds **ASA Open Class Rules** {Blue} $20
 
6.   Modern Traditional - Bows without sighting aids or devices on the string, bow, glove, or tab. No release aids or holding devices allowed. String silencers and clickers are allowed. No Full containment rests. 25yd Max +/-5yds. {White} $20
 
7.   Longbow - Longbow without sighting aids or devices on the string or bow. No release aids, overdraws or holding devices allowed. String silencers, gloves, & tabs are allowed. 25yd Max +/-5yds. {White} $20
 
8.   Recurve - Recurve bow without sighting aids or devices on the string or bow. No release aids, overdraws or holding devices allowed. String silencers, gloves, & tabs are allowed. 25yd Max +/-5yds. {White} $20
 
9.   Seniors (50+ years old) - There are no restrictions on shooting equipment. Scopes are permitted. 40yd Max +/-5yds **ASA Open Class Rules** {Blue} $20
 
10.  Super Seniors (60+ years old - There are no restrictions on shooting equipment. Scopes are permitted. 40yd Max +/-5yds **ASA Open Class Rules** {Blue} $20
 
11.  Ladies Known 40 - Follows same guidelines as Known 40. 40yd Max +/-5yds {Blue} $20
 
12.  Ladies Bowhunter - Follow same guidelines as Bowhunter Division. 30yd Max +/-5yds {Pink} $20
 
13.  Novice - Maximum 12" stabilizer with no other stabilizing equipment; fixed pins with no magnification; screw in tips. 30yd Max +/-5yds {Pink} $20
 
14.  Youth - Consisting of all styles together in one division. 30yd Max +/-5yds. Ages 13-15 {Pink} $20
 
15.  Cub - Consisting of all styles together in one division. 20yd Max +/-5yds. Ages 9-12 {White} $Free
 
16.  PeeWee - Consisting of all styles together in one division. 10yd Max +/-5yds. Ages 8 and under {No Flag} $Free
    17.  Fun Round - Consisting of all styles/equipment together in one division. Shoot from any stake. Ages 16 and up $10 (Free to Life Members) {Not eligible for placement awards or door prizes}
     II. Awards given will be determined by the Executive Committee prior to each shoot.
    III. There are no speed restrictions, but no crossbows are allowed in any division. (Binoculars and rangefinders are allowed in all divisions).
    IV. Scoring will be as follows: Only one arrow - 12,10,8,5. Only low 12's are in play unless upper 12 is called out to the group prior to shooting. Some part of the shooter body must touch the stake.
    V. In order for any arrow to receive the higher scoring value it must at least touch the line. No one in the group may advance toward the target until all arrows are shot.
    VI. Only the Executive Committee can make changes to these rules. The committee has the final decision on all rules.

    **ASA Open Class Rules**

    May use any compound or recurve bow, sight, release, stabilizer, or equipment unless specifically prohibited in any other part of these rules or by a ruling of the Competition Committee. ASA reserves the right to review any equipment / accessories and determine its suitability for competition. The following equipment / accessories are prohibited in all classes: (1) broadheads or any other point or tip not intended for target use; (2) retaining mechanisms which allow the bow to be mechanically held in the drawn position (except crossbows); (3) laser sights or devices; (4) devices or any outside agency (including stabilizer bar or prop stick) that allows the mass weight of the bow to be relieved from either arm while shooting or that allows for steadying the bow with any part of the body other than the bow hand. ASA retains the right to waive certain equipment restrictions or shooting rules under specific circumstances for physically challenged competitors.
     Date                  Club     Location  Description  January       1/23  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 1/16 - 1/17  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Open Invitational (2 Day)  February       N/A  Oakridge Bowhunters  El Dorado, Ar  Open Club Shoot 2/13 - 2/14  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  AR State Qualifier (2 Day) 2/13  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance 2/21  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 2/27  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot (Known Distance) N/A
     River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational 2/27  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 2/20 - 2/21  Pine Bluff Bowhunters  Pine Bluff, Ar  23rd Annual Mid-Winter Blast (2 Day)  March       N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot 3/5  Traditional Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Shoot 3/5  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot 3/6  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Open Shoot N/A
     River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational 3/13  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Day Shoot 3/12  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance 3/12  Central Arkansas Bowhunters    Mayflower, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters                    Wattensaw WMA        Open Shoot                                              3/19  Arkansas Bowhunters Association    Mayflower, Ar  ABA Spring Obsession w/ Banquet    3/20  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA Spring Obsession N/A
     Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar   3/26  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 3/26  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Bayou Meto Bowhunters  Bayou Meto, Ar  Spring Invitational  April       N/A
     Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot 4/2  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot 4/9  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance N/A
     Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Open Club Shoot 4/16 - 4/17  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 4/17  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 4/9  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Team Coon Shoot - Night 4/10  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Club Shoot 4/16  Central Arkansas Bow Hunters  Mayflower, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 4/23  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 4/23  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot  May       5/15
     Bayou Meto Bowhunters  Bayou Meto, Ar  Spring Invitational 5/21  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Cancer Shoot -  For Ovarian Cancer N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot 5/7  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot & ASA Qualifier N/A
     River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational N/A
     Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Club Shoot 5/14  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance N/A
     Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 5/8  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Special Mother's Day Shoot 5/21 - 5/22  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 5/28  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 5/28  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot 5/29  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 5/30  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA - Roger Maynard Scholarship Shoot  June       N/A
     Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot 6/4   Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot  6/4 - 6/5  Traditional Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Shoot (2 Day) 6/11  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Team Coon Shoot - Night 6/12  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational N/A
     Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  WBBA Mosquito Classic 6/11  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 6/18 - 6/19  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) 6/5  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot 6/18  Central Arkansas Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Invitational N/A  Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 6/25  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 6/25  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  ASA Qualifier & Club Shoot  July       7/2  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 7/16 - 7/17  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Club Shoot (2 Day) N/A
     River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Open Invitational N/A
     Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Club Shoot  7/9  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Known Distance 7/9 - 7/10  Pine Bluff Bowhunters  Pine Bluff, Ar  BEN PEARSON MEMORAL (2 Day 7/10  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Day Shoot 7/16  Central Arkansas Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Club Shoot  7/17  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Dyke Springs Archery  Hope, Ar  Club Shoot N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 7/23  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Open Invitational 7/26  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot  August       N/A
     Hurricane Lake Bowhunters  Bald Knob, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Mt George Archery  Danville, Ar  Club Shoot 8/6  Hot Springs County Bowhunters  Friendship, Ar  Club Shoot N/A
     Razorback Archery  Ash Flat, Ar  Club Shoot & First Leg of Tri County SOY N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club shoot N/A  Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Club Shoot 8/13  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Hoyt Arkansas 3D State Championship 8/14  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Club Shoot 8/14  Ingrams  Quitman, Ar  Hoyt Arkansas 3D State Championship  8/20 - 8/21  Twin City Bowhunters  Texarkana, Ar  Larry Scrivner Memorial (2 Day)   8/20  Central Arkansas Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Classic (SOY Award) N/A  Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational 8/27  Broken Arrow Bow Hunters  Lonsdale, Ar  Club Shoot N/A   Wattensaw Bayou Bowhunters  Wattensaw WMA  Benefit Shoot for Freedom Defenders Outdoors N/A
     Bayou Meto Bowhunters  Bayou Meto, Ar  Bayou Classic Invitational  8/21  12 Ring Archery  Conway, Ar  Club Shoot  September        N/A  Holla Bend Bowhunters  Russellville, Ar  Club Shoot 9/10 - 9/11  Traditional Bowhunters  Mayflower, Ar  Open Shoot (2 Day) 9/10 - 9/11  Izard Stickshooters  Melbourne, Ar  Bowhunters Blowout (2 Day) N/A
     River Valley Bowhunters  Charleston, Ar  Gellco Bowhunter Challenge N/A
     Northeast Arkansas Bowhunters  Jonesboro, Ar  Open Invitational  9/17  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA Fall Shoot w/ Bowhunter Bonanza               9/18  Arkansas Bowhunters Association  Mayflower, Ar  ABA Shoot w/ Bowhunter Bonanza        Final
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