3-D Archery in Ohio

by Anastasia Blackwood
3-D archery can be enjoyed in your back yard but is often most fun at ranges where you can compete against others.

3-D archery can be enjoyed in your back yard but is often most fun at ranges where you can compete against others.

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3-D archery is a form of target archery that many people enjoy as a hobby or sport. 3-D archery can be enjoyed by anyone in many different locations no matter their skill level. There are many indoor and outdoor ranges in Ohio to enjoy practicing, competing for fun against friend, or competing on a professional level. Because Ohio's temperature and seasons vary greatly, it is often best to find ranges that offer indoor shooting as well as outdoor so you can enjoy your hobby year-round.

Broken Arrow Archery

Broken Arrow Archery (rokenarrowarchery.us) is a bow club in Newark, Ohio, that opened in 1982. It features both indoor and outdoor 3-D archery ranges. The outdoor archery range has 30 3-D animal targets; this range is used during the spring, summer and fall seasons. The indoor range has 24 targets; this range is open year-round. Broken Arrow Archery hosts 3-D target shoots on both ranges. There is also a full service pro shop that opened in 1985. The club hosts many events and competitions.

Straightened Arrows Archery Club

The Straightened Arrows Archery Club (straightenedarrows.org) is in Defiance, Ohio. On the club grounds there is a 44-acre outdoor 3-D archery range. This range has a large number of 3-D animal targets distributed throughout. This club has a number of 3-D animal target shooting leagues available for members to join. It also has a program for first-time shooters to gain experience privately on the outdoor range. The Straightened Arrows Archery Club is open to members only and is a Christian-based group.

Leipsic Fishing and Hunting Club

The Leipsic Fishing and Hunting Club (leipsicfishingandhunting.com) is a sportsmen's club that has been in Ottawa, Ohio, since 1956. The club is built on 80 acres of land and includes a clubhouse, two stocked ponds, a rifle range and an archery range. The archery range has 3-D targets set up at 20, 30, 40 and 50 yards. The club plans on adding the Technohunt Virtual Bowhunting System. The virtual hunting system allows any archer to virtually hunt and harvest different kinds of wildlife and amass points for his accuracy.

Marksman Armory and Archery

The Marksman Armory and Archery (hemarksmanrange.com) range is an indoor archery and firearm range. The range is separated into seven lanes -- each lane is 20 yards. The range is equipped with a backstop that can handle compound, recurve, or crossbows. It also is able to provide a 13 3-D animal target range upon request or appointment. The Marksman Armory and Archery range requires the use of arrows with target points, no broadheads can be used. At the time of publication, rates start at $10 an hour; annual memberships are available.

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