In the light of the cautionary tale posted below … there has been some debate over shooting at home. To clear up some of the misconceptions about home shooting, here are some facts.
1) You are NOT insured by AGB when you shoot somewhere else other than the registered field for the club. Obviously that’s Craigholme for GA. Thus you shoot at your own (and your neighbours) risk.
2) Should you upset your neighbours with your archery and the police are called, the charge of ‘Culpable and Reckless Conduct’ can be levelled.
3) Consider the police are at a loose end right now. That’s a fact worth keeping in mind.
We ALL (especially your editor) want back out on the line but we don’t want to come back to our sport tarred with bad publicity. Or worse still, under investigation because an increasingly authoritarian state decides “there is no need for citizens to have medieval weapons in their homes” due to an incident of home archery.
Lets be sensible. Lets not shoot without permission, a safe overshoot area and all the usual safety procedures we take for granted at the club.