Open Tuesday thru Sunday, 11am – 7pm
Parents are required to supervise their youth while at the range. NO DROP OFF
(exception: if the youth possesses a drivers license, they may be at the range unsupervised).
A person must be 18 yrs or older to be the guardian of a youth.
Shooters under 10 yrs are allowed in Form Wall and Training ranges ONLY.
(exception: Range Officer gives permission).
Spectators please enjoy our classroom/lounge area. You may watch shooters from the Green Carpet area. Youth must be with parent at all times. If disruptive, please remove.
Newcomers are invited to:
1) Tour: See Range Officer on duty. Green Carpet is “Safe Zone” (some areas may be under construction).
- Day range fee is $10 to public, $5 to Passport Program.
- No range fee for Texans Archery Club (TAC) members ($120/yr for family). Youth under 16 must be with parent at all times. JOIN NOW!
- Sign-in and agree to Range Rules & Liability Waiver
- Experienced archers with own equipment may shoot performance test for range certification (see Safety Rules below) and shoot on assigned ranges.
- Visitors with no experience and/or equipment may enjoy our Form Wall area with free loaner equipment for 30 minutes, $10, starts every half hour; attend a scheduled Intro to Archery Clinic ($15)
; sign up for our Learning Path/Archery 101
which starts weekly; or schedule a private lesson with an instructor ($35/hr).
- Once range certified, loaner equipment is available for $10 (2 hours), free for members. Fee for damaged arrows may apply ($1 for needs repair, $5 for lost or unshootable).
- Spectators please enjoy our classroom/lounge area. You may watch shooters from the Green Carpet area/seated waiting line. Youth must be with parent at all times. If disruptive, please remove.
Start out on the Form Wall…can’t miss!
Range Safety Rules
- All shooters must sign-in, agree to Liability Waiver and display proper ID on range.
- All children and guests must be supervised and with parent/member. Shooters under 10 are allowed in Form Wall and Training Ranges ONLY, unless Range Officer gives permission subject to “Range Certification”. Novice shooters and those testing new equipment, please use Form Wall.
Range Certification is a proficiency test of shooting six arrows at a round target of approximately 12 inches diameter. In order to move to a range offering longer distance, you must hit the target with five, out of six, arrows to move up an additional five yards. Starts at 10 yards.
- All ranges are target and field point only. No broadheads. Crossbows have a designated range ONLY.
- Report any problems to Range Officer. Range Officer controls all shooting.
- Inspect all equipment before using.
- No dry firing a bow or “sky draws”, keep bow level as you draw.
Each range has a designated firing line, portable targets are available to use also. Everyone shoots from the same firing line. Ranges that have a course construction, like the 3D Woods Range, have marked lanes indicating shooting direction. Be observant of other shooters, or people, in the area. Competitions will designate a shooting position, otherwise shoot at a comfortable distance between the lane marker and target.
- Shooting etiquette is observed at all times.
Participants on each range separately act as a group – all shoot, wait and pull together! Six arrows max per End. No bows in hands while people are downrange. When you are done shooting, store your bow to demonstrate to your fellow shooters that you are finished. If you miss a target and need to look for a lost arrow, inform your fellow shooters (if on the woods course, signal all following shooters you are behind a target by laying bow across target face/stick an arrow in the target backstop’s top). On firing lines: if you drop an arrow while loading that drops in front of firing line, you may reuse it by dragging it to the firing line with your bow. If the arrow goes beyond this bow reach, LEAVE IT. Do not run out in front of an active firing line.
Shooting whistle commands are used for some competitions or classes – 2 whistles = get bow, archers stand ready at firing line, do not touch arrows; 1 whistle = load arrows and commence shooting; 3 whistles = cease fire, all clear, store bows, advance to pull arrows; 4 = whistles STOP everything, DO NOT Shoot, there is an emergency.
- Before nocking an arrow, make sure no one is downrange. Arrows are nocked only on firing line, and pointed only at target or ground.
- When finished shooting, retire from shooting line, store bow, and stand behind waiting line.
- Proper pulling of arrows required. Pick up arrows on ground first. No spectators allowed at target or in range area. Deposit arrows in quivers and wait (No bow in hand, behind firing line) until all shooters have returned.
Think safety first.