It is time for the
Annual Flying Pig 3D Tournament & Fundraiser!!

Pigs Might Fly

This Event will be a Fundraiser for
Preservation of The Jessop Ancient Weapons & Archery Collection
at The Museum of Man
(in the building right behind Target #1!!)

This Collection is the earliest connection to archery in Balboa Park, as far back as ~1917, and may be the reason archery exists in Balboa Park today. The Museum has recently started preservation efforts of the Collection, which the San Diego Archers would like to support, both financially and with volunteers from the club.


Bring extra $$$ for mulligans at the Flying Pig and for tickets to win exciting prizes!

Prizes include:

Tickets for Museum of Man Bell Tower Tours
Gift Basket from Balboa Park Conservancy
Free One Year San Diego Archers Membership
Plus more fun gift certificates and T-shirts
(Donations still being accepted, if you would like to contribute!)


Please see the article below for more information about the incredible Jessop Collection.

The San Diego Archers
Will host this fun, novelty event

This Sunday, February 5, 2017
At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range 

Registration opens at 7:00 am
Registration closes at 8:45 am
Shoot begins at 9 am

Flying Pig Cartoon


~Range Finders Allowed~

If you know anything about the local flora and fauna of the Balboa Park area of San Diego, you will be aware of not only the existence but also the migratory patterns of the Pink Lesser Spotted Rhinehart Flying Pig. 

For those of you who are less familiar with this legendary exodus, all indications point to the migration beginning on Sunday, February 5th, 2017, starting at 9:15am and lasting until around noon. During this time we anticipate that each person will get at least one chance to shoot at this unusual creature during its majestic flight across the Balboa Park skies (plus 27 other targets)!

So, get out your bows and start practicing! Registration for this range finder-approved novelty 3D event starts at 7:00 am.

This is a 1 arrow, novelty 3D shoot. You’ll find the Pink Lesser Spotted Rhinehart Flying Pig and a wide range of other high-quality Rhinehart and Mackenzie targets set at unmarked yardages in various hunting scenarios.


  • Scoring: 10-8-5
  • Maximum Score: 280

Mulligans & Doe Tags ($1 each):

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 is 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.


Additional mulligans may be purchased for the Flying Pig!

  • 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.

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. 
  • Please send any questions or comment to:

Previous Recipients of the San Diego Archers Fundraising Efforts

The San Diego Archers would like to thank the following people for their generous donations to the Flying Pig Tournament:

Micah Parzen, CEO, San Diego Museum of Man and

Tomás Herrera-Mishler, President & CEO, Balboa Park Conservancy

Read more about The Jessop Weapons Collection