We’ve seen it in all the Robin Hood movies although there it probably involved some movie magic.
It is possible, however, to achieve the aptly-named Robin Hood shot, splitting an arrow that’s already hit bullseye with a second arrow. It is, understandably, quite a rare achievement.
Tenterfield Traditional Archers’ Marian Rogan said it’s a real treat for an archer.
“It’s a bit of a buzz because – just like the folklore hero did in his famous shootout with the Sheriff of Nottingham – it’s a perfect shot.
“It’s said that the probability of archers doing this is approx one in 3000. I’ve only ever done it once in my shooting career, and I was fortunate to do it barebow (with no sights) just like we are doing at the club now.
“Sadly this means one arrow broken.”
Club member Wayne Trenning won’t be lamenting the loss of an arrow too much, achieving the perfect shot last weekend at the club’s Scrub Road range and having photographic evidence to prove it.
The club had a training day on Saturday, November 3 and is having a second one this Saturday, November 10, again from 10am to 2pm. Wear your green tights and see if you can also claim a Robin Hood experience.