Archery

Archery

The archery area at Blackwell offers year-round challenges for all ages and abilities. You need to bring your own equipment, and there is no fee to use the area. 

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Each of the three ranges have bow racks, quivers and limestone shooting lines with overshot and clear zones.

  • A beginner range enclosed on three sides with safety netting with eight lanes and eight standard targets up to 25 yards. Only a quarter of the beginner range is open December – February, but the full intermediate and advanced ranges are open year-round.

  • An advanced range with 11 lanes and 11 standard FITA targets up to 90 meters

  • An interactive range with nine lanes and 15 two-dimensional targets up to 60 yards

Effective August 1, 2018: Crossbow use is not allowed unless part of a program led by a certified instructor. Arrows with broad heads are also not allowed. Complete rules and regulations are posted at each range.

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