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North Florida Archers
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    Click to donate to North Florida Archers 3D Target Fund
 
 
Click here for Information on our
2019 Christmas party

 

North Florida Archers is pleased to
announce that we will be hosting the
IBO State Championship & World Qualifier.
30$ entry, Jan 18 & 19, 2020...
 
This will be a World Qualifier shoot
for Compound shooters and a standard
IBO shoot for Traditional class shooters.
 
 There will be two separate ranges, one
40 target range for Compound and one
30 target range for Traditional.
 
click here for flyer
 
It's going to be an awesome way to
start the 2020 season.
 
A big thank you to the IBO for making
this possible! More details to come...

REMINDER:

Your club membership card
is to be displayed/worn while
you are at the club. 
 
Your membership card
identifies you as a current
and valid club member.
 

 
Is the Club Gate Open???
 
Please note: North Florida Archers is not
open and staffed full time. The club's gate
will be open only when members are
present using the facility.
 
If you are a prospective member who
wishes to visit the club or come out to
pay your dues, it's best to plan on a
weekend visit for a greater chance
of an open gate.
 
If you are a weekday person, you may
want to call the club's contact# listed at
the upper left corner of our web pages
to check if the gate will be open before
you come. There is a good chance it will
be but there is no guarantee as members
are required to close and lock the gate
when they leave if no other members are
present and using the club.

 

 
 
Next Club Meeting
Jan 8, 2020 
6:00 pm
 
Annual Work Day
Jan 11, 2020 - 8:00 am
Bring your Gloves for
Cleanup & Preparation
for our hosting of the
IBO Florida Championship.
Help your club put on a
good face for this
important event
NOTE: ALL RANGES
WILL BE CLOSED
FOR YOUR SAFETY
 
Jan 18-19, 2020
IBO Florida Championship
Compound World Qualifier
and Traditional Shoot
<- See details Left

 

 
Next Tuesday Night
Working Man Shoot
Mar 10, 2020
See You Spring of 2020
06:00 pm - 10 targets
$10 cash payout
$5 fun shoot

In order to preserve the
life of our targets on the
walk around ranges, no
person will shoot more
than 2 arrows per target.
 
 Target repair/replacement
is very time consuming
and costly.
 
This policy will extend the
life of our 3D targets so we
can continue to provide a
great shooting experience
for all our members.
   

Annual Ethical Shoot
and
Chili Cook Off
 
Thanks to all who participated in our
3rd annual Ethical Shoot. Both the
weather and turnout was great.
 
The chili cook off served up 4 big pots
of chili which was sampled and voted
on by all those present. Prizes were
awarded for 1st - 3rd place. If you didn't
come or stay after the shoot you also
missed some great cornbread,
bread pudding and fruit cobbler.
 
We are considering making this an annual
event, it's the perfect time of year for it.
 

A vote on a proposal to use
IBO scoring (5,8,10,11)
for our Traditional archery shoots
passed unanimously at the Nov meeting.

Compound scoring remains 5,8,10,12

A proposal to create an open class for the
Annual Traditional Rendezvous shoot only
was voted and passed at the Dec 4, 2019 meeting. Open class consists of bows with
any of the below listed equipment or setup.
 
 > a clicker
 > an elevated rest, Fixed or Magnetic flipper.
    (Does not include rests with NO plunger
    i.e. Bear style feather rest, Bear Weather
    Rest or a flipper or small elevated rest as
    provided with Samick type bows)
 > a plunger or adjustable strike plate or bolt
 > stabilizer or weights
 > string walking IS ALLOWED in open class
 
 ILF bows that are shot off of the shelf
will be allowed to shoot in the
Recurve or Longbow class.

 

 

 
 
 
 Compound Shooter of the Year
2016 Don DeLong, Abbi Williams
2017 Don DeLong, Abbi Williams
2018 Don DeLong
 
Shooter Of The Year 10/01/02/19
Don DeLong 4531
Shannon Terrell 4009
Justin Connally 3253
Daniel Cheung 3188
Mike Hicks 3133

Abi Williams 1976 (W)

 
   

 

 

   
 
Traditional Shooter of the Year
2016 Gene Parson, Lesa Clifford
2017 Steve Jordan, Lesa Clifford
2018 Gene Parson, Lesa Clifford
 
Shooter Of The Year 10/01/02/19
 Gene Parson 4977
Butch White 4576
Steve Jordan 4372
Dan Allen 3660
Jim Parsons 3641
 
Lesa Clifford 3506 (W)
Debbis Lowe 3020 (W)
Deb Allen 2420 (W)
         

>> No Crossbows allowed, Compound and Traditional bows only  <<

Broadheads are NOT allowed anywhere on club property except the
one designated area west of the line range. >> Click here for Broadhead Area Map <<
Please don't litter, no one wants to see trash in the woods.
If you take it in... take it out.
 
Members are reminded per the North Florida Archers Membership Guidelines:
 
 Hunting is not permitted on any portion of the North Florida Archers facilities,
nor shall anyone shoot any live animal or bird for sport or target practice.
 
 Members are responsible for closing and locking the club’s access gate when
they are the last person to leave the facilities, regardless of the time of day.
 
  Members and guests shall not move any target or remove or replace any
target face  without permission from the Range officer or other club officer.

 

 

About North Florida Archers

North Florida Archers (NFA) is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide an opportunity for the citizens of North Florida to participate in the sport of archery.  Directed by members in good standing, the club provides facilities for both traditional and compound archers.  Sorry no crossbows allowed!

The facility is located on approximately 45 beautifully wooded acres within the Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park.  The facility features a covered target range with targets at varying distances up to 70 yards with room for targets to 100 yards.  It also has wooded shooting trails throughout the property, which feature multiple 3D targets.

NFA facilities are open from 7:00 a.m. until dark seven days a week.  Access to the facility is controlled so that members can come and go at their leisure. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other youth groups are welcome to visit and try their hand at the sport.  Coaching is offered in the finer points of archery while emphasizing the aspects of safety.

NFA has a very low membership fee for individuals and families.  Membership dues are used for facility maintenance.

Club meetings are held at 6 p.m., the first Wednesday of the month (unless holidays or special events conflict), to discuss club issues and to welcome new members. All meetings are held at the club pavilion.

The club is entirely managed by its members.  Members are encouraged to volunteer for special workdays and to help with the preparations for the monthly shoots.

For further information please browse this website, stop by the club's facilities or
call the club phone at 904-460-8512

History

The US Navy, in support of the Morale Welfare and Recreation for government personnel, established North Florida Archers in 1988.  In 1990 the facility was turned over to civilians for management and control.  Approximately 2001 the facility became part of the city of Jacksonville park system.

The property includes historical elements, including a section of the “Old Brick Road” which is a part of the history of the Jacksonville area.

Location

North Florida Archers (NFA) is located within the Tillie K. Fowler Park, 7000 Roosevelt Ave, Jacksonville, Florida.  Access to the club is across the road from the Yorktown Ave. gate of the Naval Air Station-Jacksonville (NAS-JAX).

 

See the LOCATION page for area maps, directions and further details.

Officers
President - Mike Chesser 
Vice President - Bob Keaton
Treasurer - Debbie Allen
Secretary - Don Williams
Senior Range Officer - Butch White
 

 

Chairman of the Board - Billy Loudermilk

 

Board of Directors
Scott Carnes, Mike Cieslinski, Lesa Clifford, Wil Clifford
Justin Connally, Rick Crose, Brian Eckert, Harvey Like, Debra Lowe
Allen Sparkman, Shannon Terrell, Steve Williams
 

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