About San Diego Archers | New Visitor Questions

New to San Diego, have questions about archery, ranges or need help?

If the below questions and answers do not answer your questions, please feel free to contact us.

🎯 Do I need a reservation to shoot at your archery range?

Both of our ranges are public archery ranges, open sunup to sundown. No reservations are required. We only ask that you donate $2 per person online or at the pay poll when you arrive.


🎯 I recently took an archery lesson. I was wondering if your club has openings for membership, or if you offer lessons.

We’re always accepting new members to the club. Apply online when ready.

Bob Mangan often volunteers his time to help new archers at our Balboa Park range on Saturday and Sunday mornings, at around 9am. Look for an older gentleman with a white beard when you enter the practice range.

Likewise, many local businesses offer classes and coaching as well.


🎯 I’m also looking for good advice on a beginner recurve bow and equipment.

I suggest joining our Facebook group. Our members are the greatest!  Many will step up and give you advice if asked.


🎯 Do you rent equipment?

No, we have no facilities for equipment rental. Read more…


🎯 Do I have to bring my own targets to the ranges?

Most of our target bales have markings or paper targets affixed to them. Do feel free to bring your paper targets as well.


🎯 Is there a limit to how long one can use the range or shoot on a target lane?

If no one is around, you may shoot on a target or target lane as long as you wish. Though on the Rube Powell Balboa Park “walking” archery range we ask that you stand aside when others approach as they walk through and shoot the course.


🎯 I’d like to volunteer or help the club where I can. Please let me know what I need to do to help out?

Thank you! You may volunteer online. Likewise, please speak to one of the staff members at the registration table during our next tournament.


🎯 When is the latest time I should arrive at the next tournament?

8:15 am.
Any later and you may find it difficult to find parking.


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