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Old 01-18-2020, 01:22 PM
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Default Best Edmonton Area Archery Ranges?

New to Edmonton (West Side) but not new to archery, I shoot a compound bow for hunting and also just target shooting, looking for opinions on the best indoor and outdoor ranges in and around the Edmonton area and more specifically reasons why choose to go to one place over the other.

Also do these places charge membership fees or is it drop in by the hour?

3D targets would weigh heavily into the appeal for me personally.

Thanks for your comments and advice!
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:08 PM
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I haven't been to them all, but I have been to Jim Bow's, and was blown away from the customer service, friendliness, and helpfulness of both Carson and Dave. Can't say I'm even tempted to go anywhere else at this point if they have what I'm looking for.

I'm not familiar with their range pricing structure, but they do have a large range and I've seen some 3d targets.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:26 AM
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Jimbows charges $15 a day for the range which is nice. Indoors, great guys, lots of lanes and 20 yards max. My arrows were sinking almost to the fletching on Friday so might be time to change up thier target butts soon. Not sure about memberships. Parkland bowbenders has an outdoor range with 3D courses set up as well. You need a membership to shoot there. This will be my first year shooting at the bowbenders range so I canít comment on what itís like. Itís located near Villenueve
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Jimbows has 20 yrds indoors for target shooting, they have a target league night (Wednesday or Thursday depending on time of year) on Sundays in the winter they have a fun 3D where you shoot from a variety of positions through a variety of obstacles from 3-28 yards.

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If your up at Lac la Biche our new indoor range is something to see. Now is setup with 3D up to I think 60yards
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:23 PM
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Sherwood Park Fish and Game has a great Outdoor Archery Range.

From their website. Memberships are very inexpensive.

Archery Range
The Archery Range consists of a Main Range and a 3D course. The Main Range has permanent target butts set at 10, 20, 30 and 40 meters. There is also a sand backed crib for shooting broad-heads, and an elevated stand with a 5 meter drop for tree stand practice.
A groomed trail walk approximately 400 meters long has 21 shooting lanes with 3D targets. The 3D targets are put out in April and taken in early September.


https://www.spfga.ca/memberships/
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If your up at Lac la Biche our new indoor range is something to see. Now is setup with 3D up to I think 60yards
Hey MugEye, we have family in LLB and are there every once and a while. What would it take for a visitor to come shoot at your range? When is it usually open?

As far as ranges in and around Edmonton, Jim Bows is great for indoors and has a target night on Thursday and 3D on Sundays as others mentioned. Parkland Bowbenders is also a very good outdoor range with up to 60 3D targets in the summer, and a static range out to 50yds. This is my second year as a member as I am back into archery with my son and I don't foresee not being a member for a long time!
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Sherwood Park Fish and Game has a great Outdoor Archery Range.

From their website. Memberships are very inexpensive.

Archery Range
The Archery Range consists of a Main Range and a 3D course. The Main Range has permanent target butts set at 10, 20, 30 and 40 meters. There is also a sand backed crib for shooting broad-heads, and an elevated stand with a 5 meter drop for tree stand practice.
A groomed trail walk approximately 400 meters long has 21 shooting lanes with 3D targets. The 3D targets are put out in April and taken in early September.


https://www.spfga.ca/memberships/
It’s changed a bit, they still have 10,20,30,40m butts but the other half converted to 10,20,30,40,50 yard butts. I believe there was a real broad head target when I was last there instead of the sand pit. I always bring my own broad head target if I’m tuning.

3D walk is a nice setup, worth the price of admission and unlimited use through the summer.
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Itís changed a bit, they still have 10,20,30,40m butts but the other half converted to 10,20,30,40,50 yard butts. I believe there was a real broad head target when I was last there instead of the sand pit. I always bring my own broad head target if Iím tuning.

3D walk is a nice setup, worth the price of admission and unlimited use through the summer.
There is no range provided Broadhead targets there! Sadly people are shooting Broadheads into the large 365 Targets. You need to bring your own Broadhead target if you plan on tuning Broadheads out there.

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