Balboa Rube Powell Archery Range Work Party Sunday, 23 Feb 2020

Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range Work Party

Sunday, Feb 23rd, 2020
8:00 a.m. – noon

General clean up, weed whacking, raking, sweeping, painting, trash pick-up & more!

Hello Archers of San Diego!
Please join us for a work party this Sunday, February 23 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. We’ll conduct a little Spring Cleaning to dress up our Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range.
Start time: 8:00 (or as early as you can make it)
    • Supplies & tools (If you have them, we appreciate it when you can bring your own tools!)
    • Weed Whacker and String
    • Leaf Blower (or whatever tool makes grooming the lanes easier for you)
    • Tree Loppers / Pruning Shears / Tree Saw
    • Safety Glasses / Face Shield
    • Gloves / Long Pants, Long Sleeves and Boots recommended
    • Paint brushes / Paint Rollers
    • We have a pitchfork, a few rakes & shovels (or bring your favorite!)
  • Clear all shooting lanes and areas around targets. This will make locating arrows easier and speed up the shoot.
  • Repair/replace bales on the practice range and course targets as needed. (Please do not lift any bales alone. Most of them may be extra heavy due to the recent rain).
  • Consolidate green waste near the lower container. We plan to chip all material and use it as ground cover to keep weeds down.
  • Use old bale materials to fill in areas prone to erosion.
  • Paint over any graffiti on the lower container and bridge.
Extra credit work:
  • Clean the club refrigerator and barbecue grill.

We know this is a busy weekend for all of us so it’s okay that all the tasks don’t get finished.  Everyone is welcome who can spare some free time to accomplish unfinished tasks on their own time.
Let us know of anything we forgot.

Thanks everyone! We really appreciate your help.

Remember, bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, if you have them. Safety goggles (if you are weed whacking).

Water, coffee, donuts, juice and fruit will be provided.
Just show up if you decide to join us at the last minute. Even one hour of your time is helpful.
Our two fantastic archery ranges would not be in Balboa Park without the support of our loyal volunteers.

Flying Pig 3D Shoot & Fundraiser – Sunday, March 1, 2020

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

Pigs Might Fly

This Event will be a Fundraiser for

The San Diego Archers will match 100% all funds raised at the Flying Pig 3D and donate the entire collection to Triple B Adventures!


Triple B Adventures is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that offers active duty military and veterans a chance to reconnect with fellow vets who also feel alone, unconnected, and isolated. It is a chance for them to get together in a scenic environment and fresh air to share in stories, laughter and veteran humor without judgment. Specifically, the program addresses the strained and broken transitional system and aims to limit veteran struggles thereby reducing veteran suicides.

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

(Prize donations still being accepted. Send an email to, if you would like to contribute!)
The San Diego Archers
Will host this fun, novelty event
On Sunday, March 1, 2020
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, March 1st, 2020, starting at 9:00 am 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 28 target, 2 ARROW per target, 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 (Flying Pig scoring: 25-20-16-10)

      * Maximum Score: 580
      * Mulligans & Doe Tags ($1 each):
If you missed or scored low with the first or second arrow, a mulligan allows you to take another shot at a target.  If you use a mulligan, your score is determined by that mulligan arrow, even if you score worse than the original arrow.  You may use a second mulligan on the same target.

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 mulligan arrow.

Additional mulligans may be purchased for the Flying Pig! ($1 each)

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.
      * 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.

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

Hunter Round Results – 16 FEB 2020

Results for Hunter Round (rangefinder  allowed):

Congratulations to:

Mark Omel – Top Male Compound Score (AMFS) and High Score + X-count of the Shoot!:
548 points + 73 X’s

Clarissa Bond – Top Female Compound Score (AFFS):
511 points + 38 X’s
Jim Walker – Top Male Trad (AMTRAD):
304 points + 4 X’s

Terry Limone –  Top Female Olympic Recurve Trad (AFFSL R/L):
289 points + 2 X’s

Peter Limone –  Top Male Olympic Recurve Trad (AMFSL R/L):
396 points + 6 X’s


Bill Morgan – Top Male Trad (Barebow):
287 points + 3 X’s


28 targets: 560 total points and 112 X’s possible.
Turnout: 27 Archers registered; 21 scorecards turned in.

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Tournament Scoring Notes:
For “rangefinder not allowed” tournaments, only the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scorers not using rangefinders will be shown.

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