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Last Updated (Monday, 24 March 2014 09:31) Written by admin Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:03

Although having your own equipment is not a requirement for our JOAD program, it does give you a better opportunity to improve your skills. So if you want some guidance on purchases take a look at the below info.


Archery Youth Hardware Purchase Recommendations:

As far as buying a bow…  There is a lot that goes into this choice and very few of the options fall short of the 200,00 dollar mark. Here is a list of bows that I recommend and why. A persons “Handedness” is less important than their eye dominance. All of the bows recommended below link to right handed bows but each can be purchased LH or RH.  To determine eye dominance watch this video. Left eye dominant left hand bow.

Compound bows: You cannot buy a decent compound bow for less than 300.00 these come with all the accessories you’ll need. Compound bows are the most popular and have the greatest number of participants especially for local clubs and tournaments. Recurve shooters are always welcome at club tournaments there just isn’t typically the same amount of shooters.

PSE offers several bows for the young archers they have a High level of adjustability so they can fit most kids from 7 all the way up to adults. With a wide range of adjustments they will continue to fit them until they are ready to buy their own bow. Some adults even buy these bows. They are readily available at Cabalas, Hunters Friend, Lancaster Archery and other retailers as well.

For the smaller archers PSE:

For the young adults PSE:


Diamond Infinite Edge – Basically the same benefits as the PSE Offerings

Bear archery

Many of the bow manufacturers have youth bows and there are many options available the ones listed above take budget considerations into account but if you want the best performance then that is a long long conversation.


Recurve bows:
Basically recurve bows are for those folks who like the traditional look or who have Olympic aspirations. The Olympics only allow recurve bows. As far as length goes it’s better to go larger so I would recommend 66 -68” bow. Draw weight you should start out light perhaps 25 pounds or even lighter until they have developed good form and then they can crank up the weight.

Starter recurve bows: and limbs


Low end International Limb Fittings ILF. ILF bows are the standard bow used by adults and Olympic shooters. The riser or (handle) is sold separately from the limbs. and limbs and limbs “” and limbs “” and limbs “”

Limb recommendations

Arrow recommendations:

For bows 45 pounds and under I recommend these:
(Spine should be at least 600) Point weight a good generic weight would be 100 grains for all of these google for the best pricing, but they are all available from lancaster

Beman hunter Jr.

Gold Tip makes a decent youth \ budget arrow called the Lightning for a little bit more you can get the Falcon 34's

Victory V-Force V6, are durable and straight a great beginner shaft. and they also have the V-Force Jr.

Intermediate to Advanced Arrows:
For the more discriminating archer who wants the very best quality of shaft read the Carbon university information it will give you all you need to know.

As far as actual recommendations
Easton Carbon one
Victory VAP V3
Carbon Express Medalion XR



Archery Shooting Shed

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Last Updated (Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:38) Written by Pat Moore Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:37

We now have a shooting shed where the archers can stand to stay out of the the rain. Unfortunately there is no power yet at the range so during the winter months it's a little more challenging finding times you can shoot at the range.

Bears in the woods

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Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 16:00) Written by Pat Moore Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:05

Please be advised during the summer of 2010 a sow and her 2 bubs were sited on and around the archery range. There is a large number of berry bushes that appear to be attracting their attention. While on the range make sure you are making plenty of noise to ensure that you don't wend up with a startled bear. In all sightings the trio have left the range in great haste and we would like that trend to continue. Please do not encourage any kind of human bear interaction.

Shoot straight and enjoy the range

Pat Moore Archery Director


Persistent Visitor

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Last Updated (Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:06) Written by Administrator Tuesday, 08 July 2008 16:59

Persistent Visitor

Wildlife on the Range. Here is a picture of one of the deer that seems to have developed a lack of fear when it comes to the range. She has been chased from the range on multiple occasions. She is nearly tame and there has also been a fawn with her most of the summer. This is a picture of her as she came down to investigate the the archery range.


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Last Updated (Tuesday, 06 May 2014 19:17) Written by Administrator Thursday, 26 June 2008 07:16

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Welcome to the Issaquah Sportsmen's Archery Page!

The Issaquah Sportsmen's Club (ISC) Archery range is for the explicit use of their members and their guest.
Please read the range rules for hours and operation instruction.

The Range Consists of multiple targets ranging from 20 to 65 yards. Including a 40 yard broadhead sand pit. (The sand may affect the sheen of your arrows but does not damage carbon arrows) 

Only certified members will be given access to the archery range. You must take a short orientation exam to become ISC archery certified.

These are the three critical documents you should read and understand. Archery Orientation info, Range Rules, Range Test. there is a pdf button or a print button at the top of each article to make it easy for you to print out the documents.

Contact info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


"Members Open Shoot" every Monday night from 6:30PM-8:00PM at the "Rifle Range"


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