Archery

Our Archery facility is open to members and non-members. 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 90yd outdoor range.

BISC will continue operating in compliance with Washington State COVID guide lines. Please see our “COVID Safe Start Procedures For Archery” page for details on range open times and operating procedures

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 experienced archers 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.

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 youths and adults.

Open Hours and Fees

  • Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am -11:00 am
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

While we always try to keep this schedule, it’s best to check the Calendar to make sure the  range is open.

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 of 4 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 $15 ($5 if under 16 yrs old)
  • Family of 4 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 in a quiver or carried to the side point down.
  • 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 – at least one adult for every two minors)
(Youth archery classes are at the instructor’s discretion re: adult to minor ratio.)
  • Restrictions: Draw weight of #85 or less. Crossbows may be used by physically limited 
individuals.  Maximum draw weight for crossbows is #85.