Who we are
We are Reno's premier archery club for active archers...
Formed in the 1950's, we were officially incorporated as a Nevada non profit corporation in 1984, when we also established our range at the north end of Lemmon Valley. This is now the Washoe County Archery Facility/Silver Arrow Bowmen Range. We partnered with the Washoe County Parks Department and obtained a land grant from the BLM to accomplish this and we are now the managers of this Park.
What we do
We manage and maintain the Washoe County Archery Facility/ Silver Arrow Bowmen Range, which is our local outdoor archery range (see map below). We keep it open to the public 7 days a week, with a practice range and 28 marked yardage bale butt targets on the range. We also have a designated broadhead sight in area, separate from the regular shooting areas (broadheads are Not allowed to be shot on the remainder of the range)
We put on quality archery shoots during the year, including an evening bowhunter league (see Calendar for specific dates)
The Bow Hunter Bonanza
Our premier shoot each year, it is typically held in the last weekend in April every year. The Bonanza is an unmarked 3-D shoot with 40 target stations, two arrows per target station (for a total of 80 arrows), Most target stations will have two or more animals to shoot, all scored the same 12-10-8-6. We use a large variety of Rinehart and McKenzie targets, as well as a number of novelty targets. Awards are given out for winners in all adult divisions including young adult and youth. Cubs and pewees all get awards. A BBQ lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers and brauts is available at the concession stand.
The Bow Hunter League
Wednesdays from May 2 to July 15, 2012
20 unmarked distance 3-D targets each evening, range finders are O.K., Arrows fly at 6 pm, $7 for members, $10 for non-members........ $10 dollar one time park fee, BBQ Hamburgers, Brauts & Hot dogs
The Scheels Shoot (May 26, 2013) Adults $20, Youth $15, Cubs and Pewees Free!
This shoot is sponsored by the local Scheels Store and put on by Silver Arrow Bowmen at the range in Lemon Valley
40 arrow unmarked yardage 3-D initial shoot, then all shooters (all classes)are handicapped and go to a five target shoot off..
Adult awards(18 & over):
$500 dollar Scheels archery gift card for first prize, 2nd $250, 3rd $100
Youth Awards (12-17)
$250 dollar Scheels archery gift card for first prize, 2nd $100, 3rd $50
Cubs and Pewees
Medals for all participants
With the handicapping of all the different classes of shooters, everyone has a fair chance of winning, so come out and shoot your best!
The Bow Hunter Finale' and Challenge
If there is enough time in the schedule, this is held as a wrap up of the bowhunter league in July...
The Turkey shoot
28 3-D Targets, unmarked, but range finders are O.K., 2 arrows per target, 21 regular (frozen) turkeys will be given out, all kids get a chocolate turkey (and some adults if there are chocolate turkeys left over), bow raffle, if you don't win anything, you are just unlucky!, 2nd week of November...
Indoor 3-D League and shoots
In the late fall/early winter we sponsor indoor 3-D leagues at Wasting Arrows Indoor Archery Range, typically running on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm. During the leagues, we try to have one 3-D shoot a month on a weekend. These are great fun and feature a variety of 3-D targets including swimming sharks and flying dragons. distances are anywhere between 10 and 28 yards. Watch the Calendar or you can go to www.watingarrows.com for start up dates.
We also host NBHA shoots, this year we will be hosting a Field/Hunter Round and the Sagebrush classic traditional shoot, see Calendar for details
We sponsor Bowhunter Education classes, which usually are in early April of each year. These are International Bow Hunter Education Foundation certified classes and the certificates are recognized by all fifty states (including Alaska, which requires a shooting course), Canada and Mexico. The classes are conducted in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Wildlife who computerize the records.
We put out a monthly newsletter (see club news)
We are the local liaison with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the Nevada Bow Hunters Association and the National Field Archery Association
Where we are
Our range address is 1255 Matterhon Drive. From Reno, drive North on US 395 and take the Lemmon Valley Exit, go (right) North on Lemmon Valley Drive to Waterash, right on Waterash, then right on Tupelo, then Left on Matterhorn Drive. Take Matterhorn up the hill past the subdivisions, the next marked road to the right will be Silver Arrow Range Road, it has a large Washoe County Parks “Regional Archery Facility” sign also(see photo on Home page). This is a dirt road which takes you half a mile up to the parking lot.
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We also have a new indoor range in Reno- Wasting Arrows indoor range, 8975 Double Diamond Parkway #A8, opened November 17, 2012! Go to www.wastingarrows.com or 775-971-8222 for further information...