The Season Opener 3D
Presented by San Diego Muleys (@sandiego_muleys)
with donations from the Bow and Arrow Shop and
Hosted by The San Diego Archers
This Sunday, August 12, 2018
At the Balboa Park Rube Powell Archery Range

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

The Season Opener, happening this Sunday at The Rube at Balboa, will have instructions 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. Start shooting when you show up at anytime between 0630-0930 am. Group sizes will be no less than 3 and no more than 4, 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.

Because there are no divisions in hunting, there will only be two divisions…. Men’s open, and women’s open. If you actively hunt, and have a hunting license, register as so at the Range entrance, and you will be eligible for the prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in both divisions. Non-hunters are eligible to win the prizes for the two steel target shots, which includes a Glendel Full Rut Buck 3D target for the 45 yard steel target (35 yards for trad).

The scoring is as follows… any deer or elk target will score X… 10… 8…. 0…. any shot outside the vitals is a ZERO (see scoring for the two steel targets below).

Coyotes and the big kitties will score normal 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!

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.


NOTE! PLEASE COME PREPARED!! San Diego Muleys (aka: Travis Bowman) has put this entire shoot together with VERY GENEROUS donations from Bruce Marshall, owner of the Bow and Arrow Shop in Lakeside, with the San Diego Archers hosting the event. Since this is the very first Season Opener, we don’t know what the turnout will be, but it could be huge. Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, etc. and plenty of patience! If this is a big hit (and it already sounds like it), it will be an annual event. 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).

  Have fun, Everyone!!!
~San Diego Archers

Want to become a member of the San Diego Archers? You may fill out the Membership Application and Waiver Form in advance by clicking 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