The Oregon Sportsman's Club offers a variety of archery activities including: Indoor Hunter's League, Outdoor 3-D League, Open Shooting, Outdoor 3-D Tournaments. Youth Archery Tournament and Archery Instruction for those just learning how to shoot. Archery is a sport enjoyed by many people of various ages and skill levels. Although traced back to the time of the caveman, archery is not entirely a man's sport--women, children as well as individuals with disabilities find archery a great sport!
Archery, the sport of shooting with a bow and arrows was first used as a means of survival to provide food and protection from invaders. Later, archery was used as a way to prove skill to others as a sport in one of the earliest games discovered. Since the early times, modern man has improved the design of bows and arrows to enhance the performance and skills of the archer. Competitive archery has been an Olympic sport since 1900, albeit with some interruptions.
For those of you who are knowledge hungry…a person practicing archery is called an archer. One who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite (tok-SOF-uh-lyt). (Say that 10 times real fast!) Successful archery requires a steady hand, a good eye, and the ability to maintain a calm demeanor under pressure.
According to the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) an indoor round involves shooting from a distance of 20 yards onto a target with a blue and white face. The center ring is white and is worth five points and the outer rings are blue with various point values. Targets can be a single shot face and have a single bull's-eye, with outer rings valued at 5,4,3,2 and 1; or a five spot face consisting of five bull's-eyes having point values of only 5 and 4 for the outer rings on each one. The archer shoots five arrows and repeats this process twelve times (each time is called an 'end').
At the Oregon Sportsman's Club our indoor shooting range has twelve lanes, with newly upgraded targets. For members and their guests, indoor shooting fees are $1 for 30 minutes
Our outdoor 3-D course includes approximately 30 targets, including mostly Rinehart brand. There are five elevated stands and a variety of realistic hunting shots. Stationary targets at 20, 30, and 40 yards are available to members and their guests to practice outdoor archery skills.