Longbow

Longbow

Crawford Archery Field

Saturday & Sunday

Ever wanted to shoot the longbow? Here's your chance! The Wisconsin Highland Games offers free archery instruction all day Saturday and Sunday for aspiring archers of all ages. Just head down to the Longbow Area at the far end of the grounds.

When the archers aren't giving free instruction to Wisconsin Highland Games visitors on Saturday and Sunday, they're competing!

Longbow Tournaments

The Company of the Belted Badger holds two tournaments during the course of the Games: St. George's Charge on Saturday, and the Scottish Clout Round on Sunday.

St. George's Charge is a shoot that has been a tradition in archery since the 16th century. Archers begin at a distance of 80 yards and move up ten yards per flight.

Scottish Clout is a traditional event where archers launch arrows at distances of up to 140 yards at targets drawn on the earth with a claymore sword in the middle.

Series I Archery Coach Certification

  • When: Sat. May 20, 2017*, 8:00 to 5:00
  • Where: West Town Archery
  • 4135 N. 126th St., Brookfield, WI (just off Lisbon Rd.)
  • Instructor: Lyle Maryniak

RSVP here on our Contact Page.

The Series I is a certification through USA Archery. Successful completion entitles you to teach beginning archers of all ages and abilities to the association standards while being protected under the umbrella of the Association’s insurance. You will also be in the UAS Archery’s data-base for coaches. (For example: this would qualify you to teach at a Y or some other camp.)

We are offering this certification training free to all Wisconsin Scottish members (first in line are those who volunteer at the archery field) up to 12 people. (Typically, this would be a $100 charge.)

What you would need to do is join USAA ($60): https://webpoint.usarchery.org/Welcome.wp or National Field Archery ($40): https://www.nfaausa.com/, attend the class, and take some online training.

Upon verification, of course completion each student will receive an email notification from USA Archery explaining how to login to print a certificate of completion.

You must RSVP at least three weeks before the session so I can get materials ordered.

* Note: this is two weeks later than the dates originally announced.