When I look at the archery tournament schedule I can only stare and wish. Yes, there is a tournament in August here in Georgia. There is also an increase in the Covid-19 here in Georgia where we reached 104,000 cases or just about 10% of the population passing this bug around. (GA- DPH 6/11/21)
Clearly archers have been gathering on ranges and at tournaments here in the Peach State. I know because they post there group pictures snapped by cell phone. No masks and the six feet apart recommendation abandoned for the photo-op.
While I’d really enjoy a competition I’d rather wait and lower my risk of catching the virus. A friend of ours from Florida wanted to come up for a visit. We passed on that request even though we’d like to see him. He pointed out that my wife and I are on good shape. Was that supposed to mean that if we caught a virus that might travel up from Florida we’d probably only experience mild symptoms and most likely not die? I can wait to see him.
Practice still rolls on. Today I was an easy day and I enjoyed shooting 145 arrows in 90-degree weather. All were close range as I am considering switching my distance up to 20 meters hoping that by the time indoor season rolls around we’ll have a vaccine. For my part, I doubt I’ll be lining up close to a bunch of archers from around the State to shoot an outdoor event. I don’t expect archers’ boxes to be placed six feet apart.
When it comes to shooting along with a pile of archers during a pandemic – I can wait.