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.