Indiana is one of America’s largest sports hubs. While it might not be the most well-known for archery, there are places to shoot no matter where you are in the state.
Indiana is full of friendly people, and if you’re looking to shoot your bow I can help. Below are some of my favorite archery ranges in the Hoosier State.
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Koteewi Archery Range
Placed firmly in Noblesville, Koteewi Archery Range is the perfect place for both beginners and veterans. With ranges up to 60 yards, and possibly higher if you ask the staff, it’s an exceptional location for learning how to shoot and practice hitting targets from longer distances. The staff is friendly and courteous at all times and more than willing to help you out.
The range isn’t all there is here either. The pro shop is stocked with all you could ever need in terms of archery. But that’s not all. There’s also horseback riding amongst other activities that make it fun for the whole family. If you ask me, they should let you learn how to shoot a bow on horseback!
Pine Hill Archery Club
A staple of the Danville area since 1964, Pine Hill Archery has a rich history. Pine Hill offers outdoor and indoor ranges as well as hosts multiple tournaments throughout the year. The outdoor range consists of 28 targets while the indoor range has 28 lanes for individual shooters.
Alongside their decades-long relationship with the Girl Scouts of America and increasing location offerings, Pine Hill is expanding their reach through ASA, IAA, and S3DA tournaments. The club currently has four tournaments scheduled, two of which will occur at the Danville location, while the remainder takes place in San Francisco on a national level.
Parker’s Archery is a locally-owned and operated archery supply facility in Spencer, Indiana. The facility houses multiple services, including hunting classes, seminars, and specialty experiences. The indoor range has 14 lanes and their newest addition includes a DART virtual reality hunting experience.
Dedicated to the community and to helping each other, Parker’s Archery breaks the mold of bigger stores. They’ll always give you an honest idea of what you’re getting into with the products they sell. If you’re an avid bowhunter, Parker’s also has an Indiana State Deer and Turkey Check Station and a hunter education instructor to make sure you have the best season possible.
The Club House Archery
Gaston’s Club House Archery is a young gun bringing quality to the sportsmen of Indiana. They’ve been in business for nearly 22 years, carrying the top brands at the best prices. The staff is knowledgeable and always willing to help whenever they can. They also carry compound bows and crossbows that are not often found in bigger stores like Hoyt and Mathews.
There are two indoor ranges with pricing starting as low as $6. The first range is a 20-yard standard target range. While most ranges don’t offer large indoor ranges, Club House offers a 45-yard indoor 3D target range with 30 targets, putting it far ahead of the competition. The Club House Archery also offers private lessons starting at $20 per hour.
Nancy's Broken Arrow
Everything's better with family, and Nancy's Broken Arrow in Quincy wants you to be part of theirs. The range is set up with 30 3D targets divided into two sets with a limited number of shots rather than a time limit. Rates start at $12 for adults and decrease for youth and children. If it’s your first time shooting at Nancy’s, they give you a discount, so you can feel comfortable trying out their venue without breaking the bank.
The family that owns the Broken Arrow are fantastic people and love to help you in any way they can. They offer prizes, competitions, and other various challenges to encourage newcomers to come and have fun.
Archery can bring people together in a way unlike any other sport. Shooting your bow alongside others can make you feel like family. Indiana’s archery ranges represent this well with friendly and courteous staff making it easier than ever to partake in the sport.
This sense of community is most notable at Nancy's Broken Arrow, where everybody is family, even when shooting their bow at a life-sized rhino target. Pine Hill displays how easy it is to teach the next generation with their long history of education. Archers lead the charge of kindness and fellowship, and we’ll make the world better.