The bow and arrow is a deadly weapon. In the hands of an irresponsible person it could be lethal, so please be aware of your limits and those of your bow.  Proper training, as in any sport, will allow you to enjoy archery to the fullest.

Note: Security cameras are located throughout the range for your safety/security and the security of EVA property.

 

REMEMBER: SAFETY IS THE FIRST RULE
Weapon Restrictions
      • Only the bow and arrow is allowed to be shot on the premises. No other weapons may be used at any time.  This includes, but is not limited to the following:
        • Crossbows
        • BB Guns
        • Firearms of any kind
      • The range is not designed for these weapons and our liability insurance does not cover their use
      • No bows over 300 FPS (feet per second) are to be used
      • BROADHEADS: Broadheads are to be shot in the Broadhead Sand Pits at the south end of the Flint Range ONLY!
          • Do not shoot Broadheads into any other targets on the Flint or Field Ranges.
          • We spend most of our income replacing used bales and can’t afford the damage caused by Broadheads.
          • To that end, if you are found shooting Broadheads into the Flint or Field range bales you will forfeit your membership and there will be no rebate of dues paid.
Not Allowed On the Premises
      • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the premises, especially prior to or during any shooting activities.
      • Bicycles, ATV’S, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles are a safety hazard to all on the range and are not permitted on the range.
      • No dogs allowed
Entering And Exiting The Range
      • The gate is to be relocked after entering the property so people can’t wander in and possibly find themselves in harm’s way.
      • The gate must also to be locked upon departure for the same reason.
      • If you are coming in when we are having a club shoot or other scheduled events, there is no need to close and lock the gate.
      • Member/Guest parking is located along the fence – the parking spaces by the restrooms are reserved for Board Members and for work parties
      • Please park at an angle along the fence. Do not park beyond the light poles as that area is used for turning around.
      • Do not park directly in front of the storage trailers as this would make access to them difficult when deliveries are made. It also makes retrieving materials and putting them away difficult.
Facility Regulations
      • Littering is prohibited – keep the range clean
      • Please don’t disturb any wildlife on club property.  We have a unique opportunity to observe several species here and enjoy our wild friends.
        • Please don’t feed or disturb our resident alligator.  We think he’s kind of special.
        • No shooting at anything other than designated archery targets
      • No swimming in the lakes
      • You may fish in the pond, but ALL FISHING IS STRICTLY CATCH & RELEASE and release.
        • The use of barbless hooks is required if you fish.
        • No bow fishing is permitted because we want our bass and turtle populations to grow.
      Active Range Safety
          • Sighting-in and warming up should be done on the Flint Range only.
          • Never draw a bow back above parallel to the ground.
            • Shooting in the air is prohibited.
            • Never release an arrow if you cannot see where it will land.
          • It is strictly prohibited to shoot at anything other than the designated target.
          • Never demonstrate your skill by using a person or an object held by a person as a target.
          • Never shoot when a person is downrange from you.
          • Always indicate your presence if behind a target or otherwise out of sight in any shooting area
            • Leave your bow or another member of your group in front of the target should you have to look for arrows.
            • This tells other archers to wait.
          • Never shoot a broken arrow – always inspect arrows when retrieved
          • As new archers or even seasoned archers, sometimes we need to be refreshed on target scoring and such, especially when rules and target faces are changed by the NFAA.  Rules to follow for the various “seasons” are in your Membership Information Packet.
      Flint Range Rules
          • Sighting-in and warming up should be done on the Flint Range only.
          • Good Flint Range line etiquette is a must.
            • All archers must remain behind the shooting line until the last arrow is released and the shooting line is called cold or clear.
            • This is signaled by the range captain blowing his whistle or verbally calling the line clear or cold.
            • Place your bow on the rack while the line is cold / clear.  All archers will advance to the targets and score and pull their arrows at the same time.
            • Shooting cannot begin until everyone is behind the shooting line and the range captain has called the line HOT.
            • Always stay behind shooting line when the line is hot.
      Field Range Rules
          • Target pathways are one-way only for your safety.
          • The Field Range is constructed so you may shoot targets 1-14, 15-28, or 1-28 consecutively and as complete rounds.
          • Please stay on the designated pathways and follow arrow directions.
            • Backtracking is not permitted on the field range. Safe paths back to the parking lot are located at targets 10 and 16.
            • Do not travel on the maintenance roads or cross any barriers as this may put you in harm’s way.
      Children On the Range
          • Children (under the age of 18) are always welcome at the range but must be under direct adult supervision at all times.
          • Children, like adults, must be competent with a bow and arrow and practice proper shooting line etiquette.
      Membership Requirements
          • All members must participate in at least 2 work parties per year
          • Membership cards must be displayed at all times while on EVA property
      Bringing Guests
          • This is a private archery range. Only members are allowed to enter and use the facilities, with the exception of guests.
          • A guest is someone who has never been a member of the club and is interested in becoming a member, or an attendee of a 3rd-party event at the range (like a birthday party or Boy Scouts visit).
          • Members are encouraged to bring guests, however the member must accompany their guest(s) at all times
            • Members are responsible for the safety of their guest(s) and for ensuring they adhere to EVA rules and regulations
            • Members may invite the same guest no more than two times – guests are expected to become members if they wish to continue to use the facilities