Blue Ridge Bowhunters Archery Club

Leicester, North Carolina, USA


Located just 20 minutes north of Asheville, NC, the Blue Ridge
Bowhunters Archery Club is dedicated to promoting field archery,
3-D archery, and bow hunting.

We have one of the largest club memberships in the state of North Carolina,
and are proud to offer opportunities for archers of all ages, from the
 novice to the professional, to practice, compete, and enjoy camaraderie
 with other archery enthusiasts.  


  All of our activities are family-friendly.
Safety and fair play are paramount.


We firmly believe that passing on these traditional skills to our children and grandchildren is the only way to ensure that our sport remains viable in the future.


While many of our members shoot the finest and most advanced compound bows,
        our club also includes a large number of traditional archers.  If you are interested in
  any aspect of archery, you will find someone in our club who speaks your language.
Crossbows, however, are not allowed on the property
of Blue Ridge Bowhunters at any time!


We regret that we are unable to offer formal archery lessons.  If you are interested in archery but do not know where or how to begin, we invite you to contact a club officer with your questions, or to attend one of our shoot events.  Better yet, consider joining our club so that you are eligible to come out every Thursday evening (during Daylight Savings Time) and shoot all you want on the club property.  There are always lots of members on hand who will be happy to offer suggestions and encouragement, and afterwards we eat dinner at the clubhouse!  


   N.F.A.A. approved field archery range 

  25-target 3-D range

    We proudly support: North Carolina Bowhunters Association
  National Field Archery Association   
North Carolina Field Archery Association
Western North Carolina Archery Circuit


  Blue Ridge News! (updated 6/6/15)

Big news for Blue Ridge!  Our esteemed President, Ken Penley, has been elected to the NCBA Bowhunters Hall of Fame in recognition of his decades of work on behalf of bowhunters in North Carolina.  Ken has attended countless NCWRC meetings, advocating for common-sense regulations to preserve and protect the western NC deer population and to benefit the men and women who choose to hunt with archery equipment.  He has served for many years as the president of the Blue Ridge club, has hosted our club events on his personal property, and has cooked approximately 43,927 hot dogs on his BBQ grill to feed us on Thursday nights.  Congratulations, Ken!  It is an honor well-deserved and long overdue.  And thank you Nancy for sharing him with us all these years.


The 2015 "3D and Dinner" season is well underway, with all the usual arrow-flinging, joke-telling, and tall-tale spinning!  All members and prospective members are invited to Ken's house for shooting 'til dark followed by dinner on the porch.  Pot-luck items welcomed, but there will always be hot dogs on the grill (the brand new grill!) and cold sodas in the cooler.  Come on out for a great time with your fellow archers and bowhunters.  

Blue Ridge Bowhunters is now on Facebook!  Search: "Blue Ridge Bowhunters Archery Club"



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Visitors since 9 Jan 2005