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3D Ranges

What to expect on our 3D ranges through April 2, 2022.

Mid to late March both courses will be reconfigured in preparation for the Triple Crown. 

Both courses are now open and ready to shoot. You can expect target and shooting stake changes throughout the year. West course has targets 1-20 and the East course 21-40. Be prepared by bringing plenty of water and wearing good hiking boots/shoes.    

Notice :
Please be careful on the 3D range, the steep sections can be quite slippery.

A few shots on the East Loop

Members have asked for a 3D course focused on hunting preparation and we have worked tirelessly to deliver. The targets are mostly North American game animals. In January of this year (2022) we purchased more elk, deer and pronghorn targets as we emphasize big game of the inter-mountain west. We also purchased a Red Stag and Sasquatch. These new targets will be put out in April 2022 as we prepare for the Triple Crown Tournament. 

East + West Range Stats

From the Static Range and back: 

3.75 miles


~ 11500 steps

27 floors

6963ft max elevation

Avg 85°F

Possible ~4lbs of sweat loss

Shooting Lanes

Because the course will be continually evolving through out the year and for each leg of the Triple Crown a new approach is being utilized this year to mark 3D shooting lanes. First we are using yellow signs with black arrows to mark the paths to and from each shooting lane. Next large yellow signs will indicate the shooting lane number. The West Loop will always be numbered between 1 and 20, the East Loop will always be numbered between 21 and 40. For safety reasons please do not shoot outside the shooting lane! BTW there will be several shooting lanes with safe shots in the 80 to 100 yard range after the 2022 Triple Crown.


The East Loop

The East Loop is laid out to the south east of the clubhouse, along two drainages starting with target 21 (a standing bear). Currently there are 25 targets on this loop and is similar to what we had in the fall of 2021. 

Target 21 is 40 yards past the sheds on the left. Once you shoot the standing bear, take your bow with you as you retrieve your arrows—once you pull your arrows from the bear follow the directional arrows up to a small shelf, where we have a 30ish yard wolf. The course then cuts back north to take archers over the ridge to the water line that runs along the northern boundary of Field Range 3. The targets have been placed at shooting distances from 15-55  yards with a number shots/targets placed in challenging locations. Enjoy the course!

The West Loop

The entry point for The West Loop is southwest of the clubhouse parking lot, follow the directional arrows to target #1. 

The West Loop has been reconfigured to provide revegetation on portions of this course. We have targets 1 through 20 placed in an area not used by the club and will be ready for our Triple Crown by April 12. Remember this course is One Way, start on target #1 and finish on target #20. For safety reasons, please no bushwacking. We listened to your comments last year and the course is not only shorter but the terrain is not as steep and rocky.  


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