Blue Ridge Bowhunters Archery Club
Leicester, North Carolina, USA
Located just 20 minutes north of Asheville,
NC, the Blue Ridge
Bowhunters Archery Club is dedicated to promoting field archery,
3-D archery, and bow hunting.
We have one of the largest club memberships in the state of North Carolina,
and are proud to offer opportunities for archers of all ages, from the
novice to the professional, to practice, compete, and enjoy camaraderie
with other archery enthusiasts.
All of our activities are
Safety and fair play are paramount.
We firmly believe that passing on these traditional skills to our children and grandchildren is the only way to ensure that our sport remains viable in the future.
While many of our members shoot the finest and
most advanced compound bows,
our club also includes a large number of traditional archers. If you are interested in
any aspect of archery, you will find someone in our club who speaks your language.
Crossbows, however, are not allowed on the property
of Blue Ridge Bowhunters at any time!
We do not offer formal archery lessons. If you are interested in archery but do not know where or how to begin, we invite you to attend one of our weekend or Thursday evening events. You'll find no shortage of expert advice and tips for beginners as well as advanced archers and bow hunters!
FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS: A great way to get into archery, or to sharpen your skills, is to join the Blue Ridge Bowhunters. Membership allows you free access to the range all year. To become a member you must come out to the club property during a weekend shoot event or one of the Thursday evening gatherings* and one of the officers will show you around and discuss membership options. We do not accept new members without an in-person meeting, and membership dues cannot be paid online.
*Thursday evening "3D and Dinner" gatherings happen each week during Daylight Savings Time (so the first date for 2023 will be March 16). The fun begins around 4 PM and continues until it's too dark to shoot. Hot dogs are on the grill once the bows are racked.
N.F.A.A. approved field archery range
25-target 3-D range
We proudly support: North Carolina
National Field Archery Association
North Carolina Field Archery Association
Western North Carolina Archery Circuit
Blue Ridge News -- 1/22/2023
Our second weekend event for '23 will be Feb 25 and 26 for a two-day open shoot. All shooting classes will be available but scores are not reported to the WNC Circuit for this open shoot.
Prospective members will find officers on scene to discuss membership options with you. Look uner the Maps tab for directions and be sure to follow the directions to the Sluder Branch entrance.
Members are encouraged to come out and help set up for this event on Thursday, Feb 23, weather permitting.
The ever-popular Thursday night "3D and Dinner" gatherings will resume on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Look under the Maps tab for directions to the Thursday night events as they are not the same as for weekend shoot events.
If you have a question about joining the club or about scores, first carefully read the information found here on the web site. If you still have questions, post them on our Facebook page.
Blue Ridge Photos
Calendar of Events
Map to the Blue Ridge Range
In Memorium: Kenneth Penley
The Western Carolina Archery Circuit
Blue Ridge Officers and Contact Numbers
The Trophy Room
"A Brief History of Archery"
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Visitors since 9 Jan 2005