Have you ever climbed atop your roof to get some bow practice and to simulate being in a tree stand? Did you also get the same bewildered looks from your neighbors and the obligatory police patrol checking out "The crazy guy with a bow on his roof" that I got?
Simulate the proper angles by shooting from the Archers Platform at the Shiloh Archery Park. Spanning two and 3/4 acres, with 33, heavy duty 3D targets from Rineheart Targets, the Shiloh Archers Platform allows archers and bow hunters to launch arrows at realistic, wild game targets from 15 feet up and out to 115 yards! Shoot deer, hogs, turkeys, cougars, bears, buffalo, even a T-Rex at the all new Shiloh Archery Park!
Archers Park is open from 10:00am-8:00pm, Tues - Sat and 12:00pm-6:00pm Sundays. Turn on the lights for night time shooting as well!
* $20 all day pass. $350 yearly membership. * Rental bows available* Available for group outings, team building exercises, and lessons.
What is 3D Achery?
A subset of field archery, 3D archery is characterized by its use of life-size three-dimensional animal targets made from foam. The primary goal of shooting 3D is to improve your skills as a hunter, but in recent years the discipline has attracted a growing number of competitive-minded archers who are as interested in shooting good 3D scores as they are in bowhunting. Because most bowhunters have to guess distances during the hunt, 3D target distances are usually unmarked. Therefore, often one of the most challenging aspects of this type of archery is learning to estimate distance. The targets themselves have a set of scoring rings, with the higher points generally centered over areas such as the heart or lungs. As with field archery, broadheads are not allowed for shooting at foam targets.
Many 3D competitions feature a wide range of cash prizes, some as high as several thousand dollars, depending on the resources of the club and the number of entrants into the competition.