What is the Rochester Archery Club?
The Rochester Archery Club is a group of people whose interests are
bowhunting, target archery, conservation, or bowfishing.
Formed in 1937, the Rochester Archery Club has stimulated interest
in archery in general and has produced many competitive champions, many
fine bowhunters, and encouraged participation by many archers who shoot
purely for the fun of it. We also promote archery through demonstrations
and lectures given to scouts and other interested organizations.
The Rochester Archery Club is affiliated with Minnesota Bowhunters
Inc., a statewide organization promoting bowhunting and working with the
D.N.R. and legislature to improve bowhunting.
What does the Rochester Archery Club offer me?
Outdoor shooting ranges.
The club owns 40 acres of land in Northwest Rochester, along
75th Street. We have a practice range with targets at marked distances
from 10 to 60 yards. We also have a field course with life-size animal
targets at various unmarked distances, over a variety of terrain, to give
our bowhunters well-rounded practice for the hunting season.
We do not allow Firearms or Crossbows.
At this time our insurance coverage does not allow crossbows or firearms on our property.
Meetings are held once a month (usually on the 1st Wednesday) where
new members and new ideas are always welcome. Refreshments and social hour
follow each meeting.
Prior to each meeting, newsletters are
sent to all members informing them when and where the meeting will be held.
Other archery news of the month as well as club news,
equipment for sale, or special bulletins are
included in the newsletter.
Minnesota Bowhunters Inc.
Membership to Minnesota Bowhunters Inc. is included when you join the
Rochester Archery Club. A quarterly magazine, The Minnesota Bowhunter will
be sent to you from the state organization, The M.B.I. is active in conservation
and bowhunters can be proud of being a member of this fine organization.
Successful bowhunters taking deer, bear
or other game animals with bow & arrow are presented with awards at
the annual awards banquet.
We have wild game feed potluck dinners, we have guest speakers, or
informative programs at some meetings, we host 3D
shoots several times each year, we have carp shoots, fun shoots, small
game hunts, hog roasts, and an annual awards banquet. We have a Casino
night each year to raise money to help pay for our land.
The Rochester Archery Club offers a reduced membership rate for youth (under age 18) in an effort to promote archery. Adults can choose family or single membership. Members that want to get involved with the club activities, help with fund raising activities, or serve as a club officer can earn credits that can reduce the cost of the following years dues.
For fun, fellowship, and archery, join the Rochester Archery Club, Inc.