3-D Archery

Category: Club Articles

3-D archery, simply put, is a type of competitive field archery.  In 3-D archery, the target is a 3-D foam model, typically of an animal... Or dinosaur... Or bug... Or alien...  Well, you get the point.

Our 3-D shoots are in association with the Pioneer Valley Bowhunters League.  A few times a year, we set up a course consisting of thirty 3-D targets that weaves through our club property, and open our gates to the general public to allow them to shoot the course for a fee. 

There are a few different classes for shooters which are defined by age, sex, the equipment used, and by the distance marker chosen to shoot from at each target.  The furthest distance you can shoot from is referred to as "Top Gun" and we have been working to make shots from this distance very challenging.  With varying lighting, unmarked distances, natural terrain, and natural obstacles, the 3-D shoot makes a memorable hunting simulation for all ages.

While the majority of archers that attend these events belong to various clubs in the league, it's not necessary to be a member of any club to come shoot.  Admission for adults is $10, children 11-15 years old are $5, and anyone under the age of 10 is free.  There is food and drink available, a 50 yard practice course to tune up on, and lots of friendly club members on site to help with any issues you may have.

For a list of 3-D shoots we're hosting click here.  We hope that you will come join us, and we look forward to seeing you there.