Additional Archery Resources
California Governmental Sites of Interest
Local archery suppliers in the Bay Area
37300 Cedar Blvd. Ste.D, Newark, CA 94560 (510) 795-0460
2995 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City, CA 94014 (650) 756-4868
7350 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020 (408) 842-7733
Local indoor ranges
Pacifica Archery in Daly City can be found at http://www.pacificaarchery.com/.
Palomo Archery located near San Antonio and 101 in Palo Alto can be found at http://palomoarcheryrange.com.
Predator's Archery in Gilroy can be found at http://www.predatorsarchery.com/. Great staff and pro shop. They offer discounts to BHU members and include lessons with any bow purchase.
Major archery associations online
California Bowman Hunters / State Archery Association
The California Bowmen Hunters organization was established on May 5, 1943. Bill Childs of the Northern California Field Archers and Roy Hoff of the Southern California Field Archers met in Sacramento at a meeting of the Fish & Game Commission of California. They decided at that time that if the two organizations formed a state organization, it would give archers the power to promote legislation to improve archery hunting as well as the means to better expose the sport of archery to the general public. In 1948 a third region became part of CBH. The regions then quickly grew to thirteen.
International Archery Federation (FITA)
The international governing body of archery is the Fédération Internationale de Tir à l’Arc (FITA). Founded in 1931, the FITA serves to promote and regulate archery world-wide through its more than 145 member associations.
National Field Archery Association
The National Field Archery Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the practice of archery. The NFAA was founded in 1939, and now consists of fifty chartered state associations and more than 1,100 affiliated clubs. The NFAA is a member of the International Field Archery Association and a national allied organization of the National Archery Association (NAA).
The mission of USA Archery is to develop and promote the sport of archery with the ultimate goal of producing Olympic and World Archery Champions.
Northern California archery clubs online
Arguably the best archery club in Northern California—though we may be just a bit prejudiced.
Briones Archery Club
Our 42 target range is located in Briones Regional Park, approximately 20 miles East of San Francisco, California between the towns of Orinda and Martinez.
Diablo Bowmen is nestled on the east side of Mt. Diablo. This is a private range for members only. The club offers four challenging courses, sight in range, picnic area, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the east Contra Costa County area.
King's Mountain Archers
Founded in 1956, King's Mountain Archers, Inc. is a California non-profit corporation, chartered "...to foster competition with bow and arrow, practice for hunting with the bow, and to provide personal enjoyment of the sport of archery."
What that means is that we're an archery club--a group of archery-lovin' folks who like to get together and have some fun with the sport.
Maya Archers, Roseville, California.
We are members of NFAA, CBH/SAA, NorCal Region. We have a permanent 28 target course and a set-up for an additional 14 targets. Our Club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each Month 7:30 pm. Our Club work parties are held on the second Saturday of each Month 8:00 am. Our Club shoots are held on the second Sunday of each month 9:00 am.
Northwood Bowmens Club
The club has an indoor range in Novato, Marin County, California with six shooting lanes of twenty yards. We are presently trying to find a location for an outdoor range.For now we shoot at the Sonoma Bowmen's outdoor range.
San Francisco Archers
San Francisco Archers is a nonprofit organization that promotes archery at all levels of ability and age. The Club is run by volunteer officers that are elected annually by the membership. San Francisco Archers has over 170 active members.
Formed in 2002, the Stanford Archery Program combines a nationally-competitive team, a recreational club for faculty and students, and a thriving community program open to anyone in the Bay Area. Beginner and experienced archers alike are encouraged to join. Team members practice regularly in preparation for major tournaments and also provide lessons for novice archers at scheduled beginner sessions and private lessons. In addition, Stanford Archery runs a number of programs for Bay Area kids and teenagers.