For more Information:

Send a message via the contact form or email

Please go to the Public Calendar page for the archery shoot schedule.


The Chelsea Rod & Gun Archery program began in February of 1989 when Stu Kenewell, Jim Moomey and Dave (Butch) Johnston were able to convince the membership to spend an enormous amount of money on 28 Makenzie 3D targets and set up a 3D Archery Course over the 65 acres of club property.

A committee was formed With Stu and Jim as chairmen and we never looked back. The first Shoot was held in March of that year with over 250 shooters in attendance. The committee grew to more than 20 active members and monthly shoots have been held ever since. The Archery course has changed and expanded over the years and is considered to be one of the finest in the State.


Policies and Procedures:


  • Registration opens by 8:00 a.m. and closes at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the shoot.
  • Course fees are as follows:
    • Adults 18 and older $12.00
    • Youth 12-17 $10.00
    • Cub  11 and under $8.00
    • Family of 2 Adult/2 Youth FULL PRICE
      • Additional Youth add $8.00
      • Additional Cub add $6.00
    • Michigan Bow Hunter w/ card $2.00 discount
    • Active Military w/ ID  Free

Shooters are grouped into the following classes:

Age GroupStyleShooting Position
All Ages TraditionalWHITE
Cub 11 and under All StylesWHITE
Youth 12-14FingersWHITE
Youth 12-14FreestyleYELLOW
Youth 12-14OpenRED
Youth 15-17FingersYELLOW
Youth 15-17FreestyleRED
Youth 15-17OpenGREEN
Female AdultFingersYELLOW
Female AdultFreestyleRED
Female AdultOpenGREEN
Male AdultFingersRED
Male AdultFreestyleGREEN
Male AdultOpenBLUE

WHITE stakes have a 25 yard maximum range.
YELLOW stakes have a 35 yard maximum range.
RED stakes have a 40 yard maximum range.
GREEN stakes have a 45 yard maximum range.
BLUE stakes have a 50 yard maximum range.

  • The first scorecard is the official score and only this first scorecard shall be registered.
  • Second round shooting and scorecard may be purchased for $5.00 after the first round scorecard is turned in at the registration stand. However, second round shooting must begin before registration closes at 2:00. The second round score is not registered.
  • Registration fee can be reimbursed, but only for equipment failures.

Target Course:

  • The target course generally consists of thirty 3-D wildlife targets at varying shooting distances.
  • No rangefinders are allowed on the range during shoot events.
  • Binocular use is allowed.
  • A course map is posted in the clubhouse for viewing.

Shooting Instructions:

  • Shooters shoot from the furthest stakes first (Blue, then Green, then Yellow, and finally White)
  • Shoot only one arrow per target

Shooting positions:

  • Once you begin shooting, you must finish the course or take an incomplete.
  • No wandering, keep your group together. This is a safety issue and it also distracts other shooters.
  • Allow groups to “shoot through” if you have groups backed up behind you and openings ahead.


  • 10 points for the heart area
  • 8 points for the lung area
  • 5 points for other hits on target including bounce-outs
  • 0 points for a glancing hit or miss
  • A line breaker is scored to the higher score
  • Shooters unable to complete the course or do not turn in a scorecard are registered with an INCOMPLETE round.

To qualify for any award, a shooter must be registered, have an official scorecard, record his/her score on that card, and scores must be turned in after shooting.

  • Awards are presented to the three highest scores in each class and category.
  • Awards may be claimed up to 90 days following the shoot.

Protests must be made to the registration stand while the shoot is still in progress. The decision of the shoot committee is final.