*NYS Discharge law: In New York State in order to discharge an arrow from a bow, the minimum requirement is 150 feet from a building in use unless you own it, lease it, are a member of the family, an employee or have the owner’s permission.
As the driving force behind preserving bowhunting in New York, it’s our responsibility as NYB members to get our children and all young hunters involved in preserving and protecting our hunting heritage for future generations. To facilitate this, NYB offers a Youth Membership called “Spikes”.
NYB’s “Youth Membership” includes all youth ages 17 and under. Those between the ages of 12 to 17 will be considered “Senior Spikes.” Those under 12 join as “Junior Spikes”. All will receive our “Spikes” newsletter, which is geared towards hunting and contains items for the “Juniors” as well.
Spikes membership is only $10 per year. For $300, a youth can be a life member of NYB (their Spikes membership becomes a Life NYB membership at 18 years of age).
Membership Includes: Annual NYB Membership Sticker, Spikes Sticker, Membership Card, and our Quarterly Newsletter.
The quarterly newsletter includes seasonally appropriate information geared toward bowhunting. Members are encouraged to send in stories, letter, drawings, recipes etc. and one submission is chosen each month and included in the Newsletter. Prizes are awarded to the winning submission.
As a way to encourage Spikes members to sharpen their archery skills, we award certificates and prizes when they complete the Spikes Shooting Proficiency challenge;
SPIKES SHOOTING PROFICIENCY
Step 1. Draw an 8″ circle and from a distance of 10 yards, shoot 4 of 6 consecutive arrows within the circle. Mail in target and you will receive a Certificate.
Step 2. Draw a 6″ circle and from the same 10 yards, shoot 4 of 6 consecutive arrows within the circle. Mail in this target and you will receive another Certificate.
Step 3. Draw an 8″ circle and from the distance of 15 yards, shoot 4 of 6 consecutive arrows within the circle. Mail in the target and you will be mailed free NYB merchandise.
Step 4. Draw a 6″ circle and from the 15 yard distance, shoot 4 of 6 consecutive arrows within the circle. Mail in the target and you will receive additional NYB merchandise in the mail.
Step 5. Draw a 3″ circle and from a distance of 15 yards, shoot 2 of 3 consecutive arrows within the circle. Mail in this target and you will earn an Eagle Eye Award patch which you can proudly wear!