The San Diego Archers Will Host

The Annual Rusty Turkey Challenge

….Formerly known as the Iron Turkey Challenge

This Sunday March 6, 2016

At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range


NOTE: The past two Iron Turkey Challenges were shot under very rainy, muddy conditions…hence, the new “Rusty” Turkey name. Rain is again expected on Sunday (Trifecta!!!), so, please come prepared with raincoat, sturdy shoes and a ziploc baggie for your scorecards. Everyone really enjoyed shooting the Rusty Turkey Challenges in the rare San Diego rain!


Registration opens at 7:30am

Registration Closes at 8:45am

Shoot begins at 9am




Entry fee $15 for SDA members & Active Duty Military, $20 for non-members.

(NOTE: We expect another large turnout, so, 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 6th of March 2016 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 Gobbler. >>NO RANGE FINDERS ALLOWED!!

Entry Fee: $15 for SDA members & Active Duty Military

$20 for non-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.

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