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by Ernest Thompson Seton

(Revised by Will H. Thompson, of Seattle, Wash.)

Make a total score of 300 with sixty shots (in one or two meets) four-foot target at forty yards (or three-foot target at thirty yards), for coup; make 400 for grand coup.

Shoot so fast and far as to have six arrows in the air at once, for coup; seven for grand coup. (According to Catlin, the record is eight.)

For children (under ten), to send an arrow ninety yards, coup; 115 yards, grand coup. For those ten to fourteen, to send an arrow 125 yards, coup; 150, grand coup. For those fourteen to eighteen, to send an arrow 175 yards, coup; 200, grand coup. For those over eighteen, to send an arrow 250 yards, coup; 275, grand coup.

To hit the Burlap Deer in the heart, first shot:

bullet10-14 at 45 yards, coup; 55 yards, grand coup
bullet14-18 at 60 yards, coup; 70 yards, grand coup
bulletOver 18 at 75 yards, coup; 85 yards, grand coup

(The heart is nine inches across.)

To cover a mile

Children in 19 shots for coup; 15 shots for grand coup

bullet10 - 14 in 14 shots for coup; 11 shots for grand coup
bullet14 - 18 in 10 shots for coup; 9 shots for grand coup
bulletOver 18 in 8 shots for coup; 7 shots for grand coup

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