Tips for Setting Up an Archery Range

Archery may not be as popular as it once was, but it is a relaxing, challenging hobby. It is a great way to get your kids involved in an outdoor activity. However,…

Archery may not be as popular as it once was, but it is a relaxing, challenging hobby. It is a great way to get your kids involved in an outdoor activity. However, excelling in archery requires consistent practice, and you may not want or have the time or finances to visit a public or private range. These are tips for building your own archery range.

Review Local Regulations

Before you start purchasing archery tools Canada, you need to find out whether you can legally build an archery range in your desired location. If you live in the city, learn about local regulations. Visit your local city government clerk’s office or police department and ask about local codes and zoning restrictions.

Determine Your Range Length

First, measure your available area. Then determine how long you want your range to be. A hunter may need to shoot farther than someone shooting for sport, but plan your range within the space you have. Professional archers typically have ranges that are 100-120 yards, allowing them to easily make 60-yard shots in competition.

Prepare Your Site

Once you determine how long you want your archery range to be, choose how you want it oriented so as to give you the longest shooting distance. Then, start measuring out your range. Mark your firing lines by burying a brick or stone at ground level so a mower can go over it without damaging its blades. You can bury bricks or stones at several distances from the target to vary your practice.

Then, set your targets and backdrops. Your backstops should be much larger than the target in case you or your children miss the target. Chose a backstop that stops wayward arrows without damaging them. Don’t forget to add a few extras, such as a bow stand, that will make your experience more enjoyable.

If you are looking for a way to reduce stress and learn a new skill or enjoy a unique activity with your children, consider building your own archery range.