Founded 30th November 1998

SITE UPDATED 25/09/2019

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Diary and Induction dates updated for 2020

25/09/2019 Consultations ongoing. 

Ratpack was formed in 2000 by five archers who wished to spend more time shooting than they did with bureaucracy.

The club is affiliated to the NFAS who are our governing body and insurers.(link above)

We have about 35 acres of undulating woodland which is at Binstead near Arundel in West Sussex.

What is field archery?

Field archery was developed in the USA so that bowhunters could practise simulated hunting in the closed season.

Hunting with a bow is illegal in the UK. 

We shoot at pictures of animals or homemade targets.

Field archery is a bit like walking around a golf course in the woods.

You go out on the course to the first target. The target has a number of pegs.

Shoot from the first peg, if you miss the target you would move to the next peg and shoot again.

When finished move to the next target.

All targets are unmarked distances, so each shot is different.

Club meetings are Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

But the course is open 24/7, 365 days a year with the exception of a few closure days (see the diary page).

We except any style of bow but not broadhead arrows or blunts.

Any broken carbon arrows must be taken home.

        I am interested, what do I do now?

  Go to the contact page for further Information.

Go to Induction page for 'have a go' information.

Go to membership page to join or renew memberships.