Field Round- 17 August 2019 (Saturday)

Field Round
The San Diego ArchersField Target
Will host the Field Round
SATURDAY, August 17, 2019
At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

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

The Field Round includes:
28 2D Paper Field Targets
4 Arrows per Target
Maximum 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 yds) 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.

 F-H-A NFAA Scoring
Scoring Rules

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. 

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

Don’t know your specific bow style? Check out this great chart from CBH!

🎯 After tallying your paper scorecard, submit your score online via a mobile phone at

Preliminary real-time scorecard results may be posted online at

Season Opener Results! – 11 August 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Second Annual Season Opener 3D Shoot. This was a very challenging shoot and everyone had a such great time!!  A special thank you to Travis Bowman and his fantastic team of volunteers (primarily Louis Bacling, Melanie Lucia, Tammy Terra, Doug Samson and many more).  The target sets were amazingly clever and closely mimicked the type of shot you might find yourself making while in the field going after the buck of a lifetime.  We hope this shoot provided a better appreciation of what shots are high percentage, ethical shots for you from those that are better left untaken to prevent a wounded, unrecovered animal.

The archery divisions were very simple: Compound/Traditional, Male/Female, Hunter/Non-Hunter.

A very special THANK YOU goes out to Bruce Marshall from the Bow & Arrow Shop who generously donated some amazing prizes including Vortex binoculars, Horn Hunter Fanny Pack and a Rinehart elk target among many other fantastic prizes!  Also, Devin O’Dea provided two dozen arrows from Victory Archery as raffle prizes to everyone who successfully shot the Victory Archery steel target.

Below are the results in the Hunter division followed by the Non-Hunter division.
Congratulations to:
LaNette Branson – Top Female Hunter Score (FH):
179 points + 1 X
JD Basden – Top Male Hunter Score (MH):
 266 points + 8 X’s
Clarissa Bond – Top Female Non-Hunter Score (FN) & Highest Female Score of the Day:
 239 points + 4 X’s
Daryl Robinson – Top Male Non-Hunter Score (MN) & Highest Overall Score of the Day :
 272 points + 7 X’s

Alex Granick – Top Male Trad Score (MH) of the Day: 
 135 points + 3 X’s
Heather Kloes – Top Female Trad Score of the Day:
77 points


28 3D animal targets: 325 total points and 28 X’s possible.
Turnout:  116 archers registered, 85 scorecards turned in; 93 Hunters registered (86 males, 7 female); 23 Non-Hunters registered (15 male, 8 female).  There were 4 Cubs (all female) who registered and 11 archers shot in the TRAD category.

HA! Here’s how my day went! 

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Season Opener 3D – 11 August 2019

The Season Opener 3D
Presented by San Diego Muleys (@sandiego_muleys)
Hosted by The San Diego Archers
This Sunday, August 11, 2019
At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

Entry Fee:
$5  for Active-Duty Military
$10 for SDA members
$15 for non-members.

The 2nd Annual San Diego Muleys Season Opener is happening this Sunday, August 11 at The Rube Powell Archery Range at Balboa.

Shotgun start at 9 am, with registration from 7:30-8: 45 am
Group sizes will be no less than 3 and no more than 6, so don’t plan on waiting for a group of 12 to shoot at a target. If you are a solo shooter, we will put you in with a good group.

Instructions will be posted at every shot (28 targets). Most targets will allow rangefinders. There will be some hard-angled shots, a few timed shots, two steel targets, a shot with a 30 second hold, several shots in the 40-60 yard range, and one shot at approximately 80 yards.

Because there are no divisions in hunting, there will only be Hunter and Non-Hunter divisions with Men’s & Women’s categories for each division. If you actively hunt and have a hunting license, register as Hunter at the Range entrance to be eligible for the prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in either the Men’s or Women’s Hunter categories. Non-hunters are eligible to win the prizes for the steel target shots.

The scoring is as follows:

  • Any deer or elk target will score X-10-8-0.
    Any shot outside the vitals is a zero.
  • Coyotes and the big kitties will score as usual with the X-10-8-5-0.
  • Steel targets will score 25 points for a clean shot with a shootable retrieved arrow. Steel targets will have a foam target option if you do not want to shoot the steel target.

In the hopes of creating a fun shoot for all, the goal of @sandiego_muleys is to get hunters out to the course to make sure that they are ready to take an ethical shot, or practice ethical behavior and not take the shot when it comes down to the real thing. So, hunter or not, come out this Sunday, and let’s hope y’all don’t break any arrows!

San Diego Muleys (aka: Travis Bowman) has put this entire shoot together, with support from Bruce Marshall, Owner of the Bow and Arrow Shop, and help from the San Diego Archers in hosting the event.
The first Season Opener was a big hit and we expect an even bigger turnout! Come early and be prepared. Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, etc. We will have water available throughout the range, but no food. (The closest available food is ~5 minutes walk at the Mingei Museum, Japanese Friendship Garden & Museum of Art-Panama 66 Cafe).
For any additional info, please contact Travis at, or by phone at 858-414-2247. And if you are a deer hunter, follow @sandiego_muleys on Instagram.