While the hot and humid weather may not have people thinking about hunting season this fall, there is work being done at the Club to help make sure the bow hunters will be ready.
If you didn’t know, there is a walk around archery range hidden in the pines just to the north of the trap range. The range is open to any member at anytime.
There are long range targets, shorter range targets and even a couple towers to practice elevated shots from. A total of 16 shooting ranges, some with multiple targets are available for use. Most of the ranges have carpet bales for use with field points. There are few ranges that have berms that shooters can use to shoot broad heads into.
A couple members spend a lot of time down there maintaining the range to ensure it is open and ready for the members to use. Bill Moss heads down every couple weeks and runs the mower around the range to keep the grass and weeds from getting too long. Thanks Bill for taking care of that task.
Another member has recently stepped up and put in a lot of time on the range. Lou Milanesi has gone through and acquired targets and mounted them on the carpet bales for the shooters. His is also planning on finding some targets to mount on the wires for broad head use as well.
Just a few rules for the use of the Archery range.
- There must be one empty lane between you and the shooters in front of you.
- Absolutely no broad heads shot at bales. Dirt piles only.
- If you bring it here like targets, paper, garbage, ect, take it home with you.
- Any person shooting at non target areas will be banned.
Again, the Archery range is open to all members. The code for the gate lock is on your membership card. Memberships can be purchased at the Club House during open shooting hours or at Scheels or Marc-On Shooting during business hours. Please remember to lock the gate when you leave.
Again a big thanks goes out to Bill for his time mowing and to Lou for stepping up to make sure that the range is ready for more members to use. If anyone runs into Bill or Lou down there, please be sure to thank them for their time and efforts.