Archery

Our outdoor range has targets from 10 – 60 yards, which are suitable for arrows with field points. Arrows with broadheads are not to be used for shooting at club targets. Nor are club targets to be used as a back-stop for arrows with broadheads. You CAN practice with broadheads at the outdoor range but you MUST bring your own broadhead target. Anyone found to be damaging club targets in this way will be asked to leave.

During the warmer months, a club night is held at the outdoor range. During the winter, the club night will be at a location to be defined. Check our outdoor resp. indoor range calendar for exact days, times and location. Current KTSA members can drop in. There will be a couple club nights over the holidays that will be cancelled.

As well as the flat range of targets at set distances we have acess to a good-sized walk-around course that is used for our annual 3D club competition. Through out the year it is referred to as the “bag course” as it is set up with hanging Hessian bags depicting animal images. If you are walking the bag course please take care to check if there are any archers in front of you buy calling out and being vigilant at all times. Our animal 3D targets are not left out year-round due to their being damaged by the elements, etc. If you don’t know where the bag course is and would like an introduction to it (or any other information contact us, click here for contact details).

You will find the document by clicking KTSA_Range and Safety_Rules. Please familiarize yourself with it’s content.  If you are bringing your child or children please go through it with them so they are aware of what is expected of archers at the range.  Safety is paramount and if everyone follows the rules we all will have a safe and enjoyable session.

We have recently advanced the archery component of the club. We will initially focus on these areas:

3-D Archery

This is one of North America’s fastest growing sports. It consists of shooting burlap sacs (called a “Bag Course”) or 3-D foam animals of varying distances. This sport was originally developed for hunting practice and is now shot by many non-hunters because of its competitive nature.

Target Archery

This is when a series of arrows are shot at a target on a flat field at a known distance.

Beginners

We welcome beginners including people who have zero archery experience and those who may have tried archery in the past, maybe at a summer camp and since then may have wanted to try it again but never knew how to go about it!

We are planning on some formal, pre-arranged beginners sessions every couple of months, maybe on a Saturday morning or an evening.

At this time, please continue to e-mail us (click here to see our Archery Directors contact details) in order to register your interest in an archery beginners session and we will contact you in due course as soon as the next one is arranged, working on a first-come-first-served basis.

3D Shoot

Every year, usually in April (check out the archery events page here for dates), we hold a two-day 3D competition at our outdoor range. This is usually very well attended by more than 100 archers from all over B.C. who like to test their skills in the setting of a hunter-simulator. The course is comprised of up to forty 3D life-size animal targets. The 3D targets are placed so that you can walk around them and engage them from various distances. You certainly don’t have to be a hunter to enjoy the challenge of 3D archery.

Contact

For further information please call or email the Archery Director.

Ken Chantler
Email: archery@ktsa.ca