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 family-friendly.
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 are a private club, and our ranges and property are for the use of member only.  We ARE NOT a commercial archery facility, and we do not offer archery lessons or any other retail materials.

Non-members ARE encouraged and welcomed to attend our weekend shoot events (see the calendar for event dates).  If you are interested in archery but do not know where or how to begin, we invite you to attend one of our weekend 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 become a member of 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.   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 Bowhunters Association
  National Field Archery Association   
North Carolina Field Archery Association
Western North Carolina Archery Circuit


    Blue Ridge News -- 6/13/2024  

Final WNC Circuit results are now available (with an update to Class 24).  Follow the Scoreboard tab below to view your scores.

On June 22 we will host the WNC Circuit Championship Shoot.  As always, the shoot is open to all, not just Circuit completers.  Come on out and join the fun! 

 Thursday evening "3D and Dinner" for members and their guests will continue  every Thursday until Oct.  The cost is still 3 dollars.  If you are interested in joining the club this is a good way to see the property and talk to the membership.  Contact a member or officer for an invitation as a prospective member.


If you have a question about any aspect of the club please carefully read the information found here on the web site.  If you still have questions, posting them on our Facebook page will probably get you the fastest and most accurate reply.       



Site Directory



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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