Archery Range Permits Coming June 1

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Archery Range Permits Coming June 1

Permits go on sale May 1
(April 23, 2019) — Starting June 1, anyone 16 or older using the archery range at Blackwell Forest Preserve will need to have a Forest Preserve District permit.
Permits go on sale May 1 at under “Registration & Permits” and through Visitor Services at 630-933-7248. Annual permits will be $30 for DuPage residents and $50 for nonresidents; daily permits will be $5 and $10, respectively. Additionally, permits purchased in 2019 will be good through 2020. Senior citizens, active U.S. military personnel and honorably discharged U.S. veterans will be entitled to one free annual permit per year.

Archers 16 or older must have a permit and display it when using the range. Younger archers do not need permits but must have adult supervision. To determine if a supervising adult needs a permit, call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248.

The range has separate areas for beginners, advanced archers and interactive practice, each with posted regulations, bow racks, quivers and limestone shooting lines. There are wheelchair-accessible lanes, and this spring the range will also have accessible bleachers and picnic tables.

Fees from the sale of permits will help defray the cost of equipment repairs, new targets, and the general upkeep of the range, whose popularity has increased tremendously over the past few years.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60+ forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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