The San Diego Archers

Annual Iron Turkey Challenge

Is this Sunday, March 1, 2015.

At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

Registration opens at 7:30am

Registration closes at 8:45am

Shoot begins at 9am 

(NOTE: Nearly 150 archers signed in for the Flying Pig Tourney last month. The Alcazar Parking Lot was full by 8:15am. Stragglers had to walk an extra 5-10 minutes from the other parking lots. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!)


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.


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.

Join our Iron Turkey 3D Challenge on Sunday 1st of March 2015 and test your nerve. 

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 Gobblerr. 

Entry fee $20 per person, $15 for members.

Note: As with all 3D shoots – We will shoot come Rain or Shine. 

Please arrive at the Balboa Park Archery Range with plenty of time to register.

To ensure we start on time, it will be necessary to close registration at 8:45am.

Shooting starts at 9:00am.

Please send any questions or comments to: