Archery

Our Archery facility is open to members and non-members by reservation. We feature a sheltered shooting line with open air targets ranging from 10 to 50 yards.  The entire range is fully lit for night time shooting. We also have a new 90 yard outdoor range which will open soon.

BISC will continue operating in compliance with Washington State COVID guidelines. Please see our “COVID Safe Start Procedures For Archery” page for details on range open times, operating procedures and to make a RESERVATION.

Safety

Our range is staffed with Range Safety Officers (RSO’s) for a safe and friendly shooting environment for the entire family. All of the RSO’s are USA Archery certified instructors or coaches who are happy to share their knowledge to get you started in this exciting sport.

Facilities & Equipment

You are welcome to bring your own archery equipment to shoot as long as it meets the requirements set by the Club and passes inspection of the RSO on duty. We also provide low cost rental of bows and arrows, arm-guards and shooting gloves or tabs.

Training & Instruction

Bainbridge Island Sportsmen’s Club offers many opportunities for archers of all ages and skill levels to explore the sport.  We offer group Archery lessons for youth and adults.

Open Hours and Fees

  • Wednesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am -11:00 am
  • Sunday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • by reservation only sent to ReserveArchery@biscwa.org

no one can simply show up and shoot.

Archery Range Fees

  A $75 dollar unlimited use annual stamp is available for club members. 

Single time use fees for:

Non-Members

  • Range Fee* $10
    • Under 7: Free with paying adult
  • Rental Package $15
  •  Family Combo (Adult+Child) Rental Package $25
  • Group Events
    • Small (less than 10 individuals) $150
    • Large (10+ individuals) $300

Members

  • Range Fee $5
    • Under 7: Free with paying adult
  • Equipment rental package $10
  • Family Combo (Adult+Child) rental package $25


Come Shoot With Us

The Basics

  • Never draw a bow without having an arrow nocked (dry fire)
  • Never shoot a damaged arrow or defective bow.
  • No shooting by over-bowed archers (Over-bowed = Archer using a bow that is above their 
reasonable draw weight)
  • Use appropriate arrow weight and length for your bow and your draw length. All equipment
 on the range is subject to approval at the RSO discretion
  • Inspect your bow and arrows before beginning practice
  • Arrows should be in a quiver or carried to the side point down.
  • When removing arrows from the target stand to the side, only one person may remove arrow from a target at a time.
  • Do not stand in front of a target someone is pulling arrows from.
  • Arrows should be carried in a quiver or carried horizontally in the approved manner which the RSO can demonstrate.
  • When a “cease fire” or “emergency” command is given no arrow will be released. If at full
draw, point the arrow at the ground and slowly let the bow string forward, remove the arrow from the bow and return it to the quiver.

BISC Specifics

  • Follow the commands given by the Range Safety Officer/Instructor
(The Range Safety Officer’s (RSO) decision is  FINAL.)

     

    • Range Commands:
    • One blast “Shoot”
    • Two blasts “Get bows”
    • Three blasts “Go get arrows”
    • Five blasts or more “Emergency / Stop shooting”
  • No one down range of the shooting line until the RSO declares the range safe by blowing 
three blasts on the whistle.
  • All spectators shall remain behind the waiting line at all times. Coaches and designated
 assistants may stand behind the archer inside the firing line.
  • No nocked arrows when there are people downrange
  • Once an arrow is nocked the arrow MUST be pointed down range
  • Arrows may only be shot at approved targets
  • Only bullet point, target or field point arrow tips may be used.
(Hunters sighting in may use broadhead points only on their own targets and only at 
designated times)
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult – in groups of minors at least two adults must always be present.
  • Restrictions: Draw weight of #85 or less. Crossbows may be used by physically limited 
individuals.  Maximum draw weight for crossbows is #85.