Range rules and regulations

Let's keep it safe out there and have fun. Please read and obey all range rules.

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1. A bow and arrow is a deadly weapon. Please it safe at all times. Unruly behavior by anyone is not tolerated and will be grounds for immediate eviction or arrest.

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2. Cross bows, bb/pellet guns or air rifles and firearms are prohibited. No broad head arrows allowed on the range other than shooting sand pit or special targets set up for tournaments only. 

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3. No one under the age of twelve (12) is allowed on the range without direct adult supervision

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4. No cross country travel or non-archery related hiking is permitted through the range.

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5. No smoking anywhere on the range, including the parking lot and graveled practice range observation area.

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6. No alcohol consumption or use of drugs permitted anytime.

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7. No open fires permitted on the range other than in the picnic bar-b-que pit exclusively for use by Bowhunters Unlimited members during club-sponsored events. 

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8. No horses, dogs, or other pets are allowed on the range.

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9. No motorcycles, bicycles or four-wheel drive vehicles on trails.

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10. Please do not litter! Remove other range trash whenever possible. Anchor discarded target faces with a rock offtrail adjacent to each field target along with any other debris found for scheduled range cleanup.

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11. No aluminum, glass, or plastic containers (bottles) on field range. Canteens are suggested.

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12. Bowman to conspicuously post "Closed for shooting" signs and monitor the range when performing range maintenance functions.

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13. Absolutely no shooting on any part of the practice or field range until after 2:00pm or otherwise posted on volunteer work party days.

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14. No shooting on the range by anyone but registered shooters on club shoot days or during organized tournament events.

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15. No shooting at live targets, hunting, or fishing on range property.

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16. Adjust or remount target face in position with metal stakes prior to each shooting session or moving to next target on field range.

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17. No archer should advance from their shooting position until all have shot.

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On the practice range

  • Never go behind practice range backstop by yourself without explicitly notifying others who can carefully stand guard.

  • No cross lane shooting

  • Be courteous with multiple shooters present by limiting each shooting session to no more than twelve (12) arrows at the start of each session

  • Play it safe by calling "clear" with multiple shooters present after the close of each shooting session.

  • No plastic or styrofoam plates, containers, or balloons on practice butts.

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On the field range

  • For the safety and added enjoyment, shooting with a partner using the "buddy system" is strongly recommended.

  • The field range is a "one way" hike up and down hilly terrain. Persons with respiratory, heart, or other health concerns should consult a physician before starting the course.

  • Stay on the trails and be alert. This facility is a wilderness area known to have wild animals, rattlesnakes, ticks, and plenty of poison oak. Never go backwards or run on trails. 

  • Always shout "Clear!" if suspicious of a blind spot or an unsafe condition at the target butt or when walking around the field range.

  • All shots must be from target stands or from alternative positions on trails in full view of each sequential target while advancing individually or as a group

  • Leave bow against or suspended in front of target face when searching for missed or lost arrows

  • No group shall unreasonably hold up another group by prolonged hunting for lost arrows.

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Thank you for obeying these rules and for your help in keeping our range a safe and an environmentally clean place to enjoy archery during leisure time.