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League Rules:

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the shooting start time.
  • Most leagues run 12 weeks.
  • Cost: $4 per week or $40 if paid in advance, students ½ price, household family cap $70

2020 Summer

Monday Night — Broadhead League

June 8 thru Mid-September — shooting begins at 6:30pm (Arrive 30 minutes before shoot time.) Any member can shoot! You do not have to have a team in advance; there are openings and we will find you a spot. Food and refreshments are available after shooting. Bring your:

  • Bow in good working order
  • Arrows minimum of three (six recommended)
  • Broadheads fixed blade (note you may use the fixed practice blades for your mechanical broadheads)
  • Belt quiver for your arrows and broadheads
  • A small brush (old toothbrush) and a towel used to clean arrow and broadheads
  • Masking tape to cover broadhead cuts in target
  • Marker or crayon for applying to broadhead to differentiate hits on target; three colors recommended and a pencil for keeping score
  • Other recommended items: insect repellent, small assortment of tools, fanny pack or pouch on quiver to carry your stuff in

What we shoot:

  • 28 deer and bear corrugated cardboard silhouette targets
  • Targets suspended on wires with a sand mound or ground used as a backstop
  • Shoot from ground, elevated platforms, hills, and across water
  • Shooting distances are less than 35 yards (average 20 yards)
  • Shooting positions are varied and distances have to be judged by shooter
  • Handicapped scoring

2020 Winter

Sunday Night — Traditional League

Starts January 5th at 6:00 pm

Longbows or Recurve bows, with no sights or stabilizers allowed. We shoot regular animal round from 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, & 30 yards. After the break, we bring in 8 3D targets and shoot 1 arrow at each target from 15, 20, & 25 yards; minimum of 52 arrows.

Monday Night — Modified Flint Round

Starts January 6th at 6:30 pm.

We shoot 4 arrows per target. Target distances are 30, 25 and 20 yards at the large flint target and 15, 10 and 7 yards shoot the small flint target, then a walk up with one arrow at 35, 30, 25, and 20 yards at the large flint target. These seven ends are a flint round; we shoot two rounds, take a 12-minute break, and shoot the final round for a total of 84 arrows for the match.  Ending around 8:30pm.

Tuesday and Wednesday Night — Small Game Animal Target Leagues

Starts Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th both at 6:30pm

We shoot target distances 7, 10 and 15 yards at the Rabbit & Duck; distances 20, 25 and 30 yards at the Boar, Coyote, Bobcat and Turkey. The shoot is open to Long bows, Recurve bows and Compound bow shooters. We shoot a total of 28 arrows, however if you miss target on your first arrow you get a second arrow at half the score. 15-minute halftime break around 7:10pm.

Thursday Night — FITA, NFAA and MAA Target League

Starts January 2nd at 6:30pm

January we shoot the FITA 5-spot Target, February NFAA Target, and March MAA Target. 4 weeks of each target from the 20-yard line. FITA, NFAA & MAA we shoot 5 arrows then score, for a total of 60 arrows a night. Shooting usually ends at around 9:30pm.

Saturday Afternoon — Youth League

Starts January 4th, 1pm to 3:30pm

For youth 17 years and under; a free league. We ask parents/guardians to stay and help encourage the kids shooting. Muskegon Bowmen has bows and arrows for kids to use if they do not have their own. We have several people willing to help your child with shooting if asked.

Friday Night — S3DA Youth Archery Program

S3DA Youth Archery Program Starts January 4th at 7pm to 9pm: This league will focus on indoor, 3D and outdoor target archery for Young archers (3rd grade to 12th grade) who have the desire to shoot recreationally or competitively at Local, State, and National levels.  Certified Coaches will provide a structured S3DA program to be user friendly by standardizing tournament formats.  For more information, contact Amy Johnsen by email, amyjohnsen@ymail.com.  Additional fees will be applied.