San Diego Archery Ranges

San Diego The San Diego Archers maintain two archery ranges in the heart of Balboa Park in the city of San Diego. The fee is $2.00 per archer that can be placed in a collection box at each range. The fee is based on the honor system. The money collected goes to the maintenance of the ranges. Without these fees, the ranges cannot stay open, so please be sure to pay the fees.

Both archery ranges are open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year. The San Diego Archers host 25 archery tournaments each year, open to members and non-members: 23 tournaments are at the Rube Powell Archery Range and two at the Morley Field Archery Range. Other organizations may host tournaments, such as the US Police and Fire Championships and the Senior Olympics. An archery range will be closed to public shooting during tournaments, so please check the SDA website for closures. When a tournament is in progress at the Rube Powell Archery Range, the Morley Field Archery Range will be open to the public and vice versa. Tournaments are held on the first and third weekend of each month.

Morley Field Archery Range
(Location of SDA & CBH/SAA 900 Rounds)

This is a standard range with 34 lanes divided into two halves. The left field has target butts at 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards. The right field has target butts at 50, 60, 70 yards and 30, 50, 70, 90 meters. This range is good for fine tuning your sights or practicing for tournaments.

Directions:

Exit I-8 at Texas St. (Texas St. is about 0.8 miles east of the I-8 and 163 interchange.)
Follow Texas St. south, crossing University Ave., continuing until you cross Upas St. into the park towards the Morley Field Municipal Pool.
Make the required u-turn and turn right into the parking lot.
Continue through the parking lot and make the first right turn through the open gates (onto Joe Schloss Way).
This road continues into another parking lot and the archery range is at the end of the lot on your left, across from the ball fields.

GPS
GPS coordinates for Morley Field Archery Range parking lot: 32.737307, -117.13782
GPS coordinates for entrance to Morley Field Archery Range: 32.736739, -117.13779

Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range
(Location of all SDA twice-monthly shoots, except 900 Round)

This is a walking range through the canyon adjacent to Highway 163. 14 targets are open year-round (Targets #15-28). The remaining targets are only open during tournaments, held ~twice/month on the 1st & 3rd weekends. The first open target (#15) is on the north side of the Cabrillo Bridge, ~5-10 minute walk from the entrance to the range. Target distances range from 20 feet to 80 yards.  There is also a small practice range at the beginning of the course with target ranges from 10 to 40 yards. This is a great range with a forest like quality.

Directions:

Off of I-8, take 163 South (2.7mi).
Take the “I-5 South/Park Blvd.” exit (0.6mi).
Keep right, following signs for “Park Blvd, Zoo, Balboa Park” (0.2mi)
Turn left at stop light onto Park Blvd (0.3mi).
Turn left at stop light onto President’s Way (0.2mi).
Turn right at stop sign onto Pan American Rd. East (0.2mi).
At El Cid horse statue in front of the San Diego Museum of Art, make a U-turn (left turn at stop sign, 150 ft).
>>>Turn right onto the small road that dips downhill, then up into the Alcazar parking lot (200 ft).
Continue to far left (SW) corner of parking lot to the entrance of the archery range (350ft).

GPS

GPS coordinates for right turn from Pan American Rd E into Alcazar Parking Lot: 32.730674, -117.150642
GPS coordinates for entrance to Rube Powell Archery Range in SW corner of Alcazar Lot: 32.73025, -117.15248

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  • archer1

    Iron Turkey 3D Challenge Novelty Shoot

    The San Diego ArchersWill host the Iron Turkey 3D ChallengeThis Sunday, March 5, 2017At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

    Registration opens at 7:30amRegistration Closes at 8:45amShoot begins at 9am

    The Iron Turkey includes:34 3D Targets1 Arrow per TargetMaximum Score: 355
    No Rangefinders allowed

    Leg­end Leg­end has it that deep with­in the under­growth of Bal­boa Park struts the vora­cious Iron Turkey. Many a bold archer has risked arrow and limb con­fronting the fiend, only to have their pre­cious shafts shat­ter to shards of car­bon upon the beasts iron scaled hide.
    The tale goes that one coura­geous archer, known only as Dave the Daunt­less, fired a mag­i­cal black arrow at the fowl beast. This shot broke away small scales from its Iron-clad breast reveal­ing two small vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties. A mighty archer of great skill and cun­ning could exploit this weak­ness and suc­cess­ful­ly impale the crea­ture, as for the rest.… Your arrows will sure­ly splin­ter.
    This a 34 tar­get, ONE arrow per tar­get shoot, includ­ing the Iron Turkey and many oth­er inter­est­ing shots to test your skill: The Blind Shot, the Jakes, and the Dis­tant Gob­bler.
    Hone your skills in antic­i­pa­tion, shoot until your limbs ache and your fin­gers bleed, for that is what it will take to tri­umph in this chal­lenge.

    Entry Fee:
    $15 for SDA members & Active Duty Military$20 for non-members.

    Please arrive at the Bal­boa Park Archery Range with plen­ty of time to reg­is­ter.
    Paper shoots may be can­celed due to heavy rain (Ani­mal, Hunter, Field Rounds). All 3D shoots will shoot come rain or shine.
     
    If you would like to fill out the Mem­ber­ship Appli­ca­tion and Waiv­er Form in advance, please click on the links below to print the forms. 

     SDA Mem­ber­ship Appli­ca­tion  
     SDA Waiv­er Form 

    Turn in the forms with pay­ment at any tour­na­ment reg­is­tra­tion or mail to:
    San Diego ArchersPO Box 2205La Mesa, CA 91943

    July 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm Reply

  • Patty Koutz

    Sir Gordon Traditional Shoot

    The San Diego ArchersWill host the Sir Gordon Traditional ShootThis Sunday, July 30, 2017At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

    Registration opens at 7:30amRegistration Closes at 8:45amShoot begins at 9am

    The Sir Gordon Traditional Shoot includes:32 3D Targets2 Arrow per Target
    Scoring: 10–8-5Maximum Score: 560
    No Rangefinders allowed

    This is an Unmarked 3D Tar­get shoot. All you com­pound bow shoot­ers, dust off your long­bows & recurves. Get out and do it like it should be done!
    There will be one Com­pound bow class for those who haven’t got a REAL Bow.
    A wide range of high-qual­i­ty Rhine­hart and Macken­zie tar­gets are set in var­i­ous hunt­ing sce­nar­ios.
    NEW THIS YEAR!!
    Thanks to great feed­back from fel­low archers through­out Cal­i­for­nia, we have increased the num­ber of tar­gets from 28 to 32 and from one arrow per tar­get to two arrows per tar­get!
    Two arrows per tar­get at 32 tar­gets!!
    A max­i­mum of two mul­li­gans and one-two doe tags may be pur­chased at reg­is­tra­tion for an addi­tion­al $1 each.
    As an unmarked shoot, you have to esti­mate the dis­tance to the tar­get your­self with­out the assis­tance of a range find­er. This is a dif­fi­cult and chal­leng­ing aspect of these shoots, so don’t let your shoot­ing part­ners know what you think the dis­tance is!
    About Mul­li­gans and Doe Tags:
    If you missed or scored low with the first arrow, a mul­li­gan allows you to take anoth­er shot at a tar­get. If you use a mul­li­gan, your score is deter­mined by that sec­ond arrow, even if you score worse than the first arrow. You may use the sec­ond mul­li­gan on the same tar­get. Your score is deter­mined by the last arrow shot.
    There will be 1 or 2 buck-doe spreads in the field, where the doe placed between the buck and the archer. If you hit the doe and do not have a doe tag, you score -5 on the tar­get. If you have a doe tag, you score zero. You can­not use a mul­li­gan if you hit the doe, whether or not you have a doe tag. If you hit the buck or miss com­plete­ly, you may use a mul­li­gan and your score is deter­mined from that sec­ond arrow.

    For 15 years and old­er, the longest dis­tance is 40 yards.
    For Youths (12–14 yo), the longest dis­tance 40 yards.
    For Cubs (11 yo & under, the longest dis­tance is 25 yards.

    Entry Fee:$10 for SDA members & Active Duty Military$15 for non-members.
    Please arrive at the Bal­boa Park Archery Range with plen­ty of time to reg­is­ter.
    Paper shoots may be can­celed due to heavy rain (Ani­mal, Hunter, Field Rounds).3D Shoot are NOT can­celed because of bad weath­er!
     
    If you would like to fill out the Mem­ber­ship Appli­ca­tion and Waiv­er Form in advance, please click on the links below to print the forms. 

     SDA Mem­ber­ship Appli­ca­tion  
     SDA Waiv­er Form 

    Turn in the forms with pay­ment at any tour­na­ment reg­is­tra­tion or mail to:
    San Diego ArchersPO Box 2205La Mesa, CA 91943 
    Don’t know your spe­cif­ic bow style? Check out this great chart from CBH!

    July 28, 2017 at 4:24 am Reply

  • Marshall Bailey

    Can I get on your mailing list for your next 3D archery shoot.

    Thanks Marshall BIley

    August 10, 2017 at 2:40 am Reply

  • archer1

    Field RoundThe San Diego ArchersWill host the Field RoundThis SATURDAY, August 19, 2017At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

    Registration opens at 7:30amRegistration Closes at 8:45amShoot begins at 9am

    The Field Round includes:28 2D Paper Field Targets4 Arrows per TargetMaximum Score: 560

    The Field Round is a field archery tour­na­ment of 28 2D paper tar­gets, fir­ing 4 arrows per tar­get from WHITE col­ored stakes for a total of 112 arrows. There are 3 scor­ing zones on each tar­get. Each arrow scores either 3 points for the black out­er ring, 4 for the white mid­dle ring or 5 the black bull’s eye. There is a cen­ter X ring to the inner 5 point zone.

    Add up each arrow’s score to give a total score out of a max­i­mum 560.
    Field Rounds are at ‘even’ (5 yd) dis­tances up to 80 yards, with the short­est dis­tances mea­sured in feet.
    Targets may have different shooting positions:
    1) All four arrows shot from one marked stake.
    2) “Fan”: Each arrow shot from a dif­fer­ent marked stake spread in a fan pat­tern, with each stake at the same dis­tance to the tar­get.
    3) “Walk Up”: Each arrow shot from a dif­fer­ent marked stake at decreas­ing dis­tances to the tar­get. For exam­ple, one arrow each at 45, 40, 35, 30 yards, or two arrows each at 45 and 40 yards.
    For Youths:

    Under 15, the longest dis­tance is 50 yards.
    For Cubs, under 12, the longest dis­tance is 30 yards.

    Entry Fee:$10 for SDA members & Active Duty Military$15 for non-members.
    Please arrive at the Bal­boa Park Archery Range with plen­ty of time to reg­is­ter.
    Paper shoots may be can­celed due to heavy rain (Ani­mal, Hunter, Field Rounds).3D Shoot are NOT can­celed because of bad weath­er!
     
    If you would like to fill out the Mem­ber­ship Appli­ca­tion and Waiv­er Form in advance, please click on the links below to print the forms. 

     SDA Mem­ber­ship Appli­ca­tion  
     SDA Waiv­er Form 

    Turn in the forms with pay­ment at any tour­na­ment reg­is­tra­tion or mail to:
    San Diego ArchersPO Box 2205La Mesa, CA 91943 
    Don’t know your spe­cif­ic bow style? Check out this great chart from CBH!

    August 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm Reply

  • archer1

    3D Round with Range Finders Allowed!The San Diego ArchersWill host the 3D RoundThis Sunday, September 3, 2017At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range
    Registration opens at 7:30amRegistration Closes at 8:45amShoot begins at 9am
    The 3D Round includes:28 3D Animal Targets1 Arrows per TargetMaximum Score: 280Rangefinders ARE allowed!!
    A wide range of high-quality Rhinehart and Mackenzie targets are set in various hunting scenarios. Only one arrow per target is allowed unless mulligans have been purchased. A maximum of two mulligans and one or two doe tags may be purchased at registration for an additional $1 each.

    Scoring: 10-8-5Maximum Score: 280
    Mulligans and Doe Tags:
    If you missed or scored low with the first arrow, a mulligan allows you to take another shot at a target. If you use a mulligan, your score is determined by that second arrow, even if you score worse than the first arrow.
    You may use a second mulligan on the same target. Your score is determined by the last arrow shot.
    There will be 1 or 2 buck-doe spreads in the field, where the doe placed between the buck and the archer. If you hit the doe and do not have a doe tag, you score -5 on the target. If you have a doe tag, you score zero. You cannot use a mulligan if you hit the doe, whether or not you have a doe tag.
    If you hit the buck or miss completely, you may use a mulligan and your score is determined from that second arrow.
    For Young Adults (14-17 yo): The longest distance is 50 yards.For Youths (12-14 yo): The longest distance is 40 yards.For Cubs & PeeWee (11 yo & under): The longest distance is 25 yards.
    Entry Fee:$10 for SDA members & Active Duty Military$15 for non-members.
     
    Please arrive at the Balboa Park Archery Range with plenty of time to register.3D Shoot are NOT canceled because of bad weather!
    (Paper shoots may be canceled due to heavy rain (Animal, Hunter, Field Rounds)).
    If you would like to fill out the Membership Application and Waiver Form in advance, please click on the links below to print the forms.SDA Membership Application SDA Waiver Form 
    Turn in the forms with payment at any tournament registration or mail to:
    San Diego ArchersPO Box 2205La Mesa, CA 91943 
    Don’t know your specific bow style? Check out this great chart from CBH!

    September 1, 2017 at 12:31 am Reply

  • archer1

    Unmarked 3D RoundThe San Diego ArchersWill host the 3D RoundThis Saturday, August 6, 2017At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

    Registration opens at 7:30amRegistration Closes at 8:45amShoot begins at 9am

     

    The 3D Round includes:28 2D Paper Hunter Targets (EDIT!!)1 Arrows per TargetMaximum Score: 280No Rangefinders allowed

    A wide range of high-quality Rhinehart and Mackenzie targets are set in various hunting scenarios. Only one arrow per target is allowed unless mulligans have been purchased. A maximum of two mulligans and one or two doe tags may be purchased at registration for an additional $1 each.
    As an unmarked shoot, you have to estimate the distance to the target yourself without the assistance of a range finder. This is a difficult and challenging aspect of these shoots, so don’t let your shooting partners know what you think the distance is!
    .

    Scoring: 10-8-5Maximum Score: 280

    Mulligans and Doe Tags:
    If you missed or scored low with the first arrow, a mulligan allows you to take another shot at a target. If you use a mulligan, your score is determined by that second arrow, even if you score worse than the first arrow.
    You may use the second mulligan on the same target. Your score is determined by the last arrow shot.
    There will be 1 or 2 buck-doe spreads in the field, where the doe placed between the buck and the archer. If you hit the doe and do not have a doe tag, you score -5 on the target. If you have a doe tag, you score zero. You cannot use a mulligan if you hit the doe, whether or not you have a doe tag.
    If you hit the buck or miss completely, you may use a mulligan and your score is determined from that second arrow.
     For Youths:

    For 15 years and older, the longest distance is 50 yards.

    For Youths (12-14 yo), the longest distance is 40 yards.

    For Cubs (11 yo & under), the longest distance is 25 yards.

    Entry Fee:$10 for SDA members & Active Duty Military$15 for non-members.
    Please arrive at the Balboa Park Archery Range with plenty of time to register.
    Paper shoots may be canceled due to heavy rain (Animal, Hunter, Field Rounds).3D Shoot are NOT canceled because of bad weather!
     
    If you would like to fill out the Membership Application and Waiver Form in advance, please click on the links below to print the forms. 

     SDA Membership Application  
     SDA Waiver Form 

    Turn in the forms with payment at any tournament registration or mail to:
    San Diego ArchersPO Box 2205La Mesa, CA 91943 
    Don’t know your specific bow style? Check out this great chart from CBH!

    November 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm Reply

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