The Tricity Gun Club archery range consists of a practice area with ground mounted Yellow Jacket targets ranging from 10 yards to 70 yards. These targets are for use only with target points or field points. The firing line is located at the west side on the concrete pad and accommodates up to 18 shooters. There are also 5 hay bale target butts at 20, 30, 40, 60, and 80 yards respectively for those wishing to practice with broad heads or mechanically activated hunting tips. Crossbows are welcome at all times with the same restrictions other bows. DO NOT overshoot the 80 yard target as safety zone distances to the field range trail are predicated on this as the maximum allowable shot. Flight shooting or lofting is NOT PERMITTED at any time.
There is a 12 target field range, all are hay bale butts and range from 10 yards to 80 yards. The field area IS NOT an NFAA range. Any type point may be used on the hay bale butts. There are several 3D targets available however, these are used only during planned events when the range is staffed with TCGC archery instructors and range safety officers. Only target points and field points may be used on the 3D targets. Several power poles are placed in the field area next to the number 9 shooting lane and are for those wishing to use their personal tree stands. There is one elevated shooting platform located at the number 2 shooting position. Use of the stands and platform is at the shooter’s own risk. The field range trail between the number 10 and 11 shooting positions crosses the extended centerline of the practice range but is located at sufficient distance to meet normally recognized safety standards in relation to the practice range. Field shooters should coordinate with practice range shooters prior to crossing the extended centerline.
During Daylight Savings Time the club offers instruction on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The class is primarily set up for children under 18. However, persons of any age are welcome to participate with the understanding that the youngsters have priority and the pacing is set to their skill level. All equipment is provided by the club and the instruction is free of charge.
TCGC shooting rules apply. So communication with fellow shooters is mandatory. Only targets directly in line with the shooter position may be engaged, cross range shooting is not permitted. When the range is cold bows are tabled, hung, or grounded in the practice area. In the field area bows are placed in front of the shooting stake or target face when retrieving scored or lost arrows. Standard field archery courtesy for lost and found arrows is practiced. A lost arrow container is located in the practice area. If you find an arrow place it there. To aid in arrow recovery, we strongly suggest using a personal crest on your arrows.
There is a trail beginning behind the CONEX and leads to a foot bridge that crosses the slough behind the restroom facility. We recommend archers and guests (especially children) use this path to get to the restroom as it avoids walking on the access road in the vicinity of a blind corner
The extended trail area of the field archery range from number 10 through number 12 lanes and the area beyond the 110 yard backstop on the practice range are prone to flooding. This draws wildlife; ducks, whitetail deer, and a bobcat; please leave them to freely go about their business. Flooding also draws mosquitoes, please plan accordingly.