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We have been asked to host the
wounded warrior archery outing again
this year. Right now, it looks like it will
be Saturday, September 8, 1 to 3 PM.
 
 We are looking for volunteers to come
out and assist our wounded warriors
with some archery instruction.
 
If you can help or supply some
archery gear please contact NFA
at 904-460-8512 as soon as
possible. Any and all help would be
appreciated for this worthy event.

A proposal was made at the August meeting to update the compound walk around range to accommodate field archery. This would allow us to complete some much needed improvements to the range, clearly define shooting lanes and improve safety while introducing a new element of archery to NFA. No vote is needed for this but we would like input from our members (especially compound archers) at the October 3rd meeting.
 
As always, we are committed to making NFA the best club around and your input and ideas are vital. Thanks!

We received a report of broadheads being found on the walk around range. This is a serious violation of club rules. Club rules (Member Guidelines) are posted at the club and on the website.
 
Shooting boradheads on the walkaround range is extremely dangerous and it destroys our daily use targets. We have a designated area for shooting broadheads, west of the line range on Norman St.
(see map below, click to enlarge).
 
This designated area is the ONLY place at the club where broadheads are allowed to be used. If you are caught using broadheads in any other area of the club, your membership is subject to being revoked.

 

 

 

Next Club Meeting
October 3, 2018
 
Next 3D shoot
Annual Ethical Shoot
December 9, 2018
 
Working Man Shoot
Every Tuesday Night
Begins Mar 13
Ends Aug 28
6:00 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.
 

 

Congratulations to the following
NFA members for their wins at
the Fall TBOF shoot.
 
NFA was well represented
winning 10 of 12 places in the
Men's classes.  Debbie Lowe won
3 of the 4 Women's classes
 
Recurve-Longbow-Primitive-Bowhunter
Mike Chesser      1st   3rd   1st   1st
Mike hutchinson  -    2nd   3rd   2nd
Billy Dugard         -      -      2nd    -
Russ Cleason       1st    -       -        -
Gene Parson          -     -       -     3rd
Debbie Lowe          -   1st    2nd  2nd
Friday Coon Shoot, 3rd Steve Jordan

A big thank you to everyone
who braved the heat and
humidity to attend our
annual EXTREME shoot.
 
Thanks also to the volunteers
who put so much effort into
making this year's shoot
a great event.
 
The shoot was tough
but fair and the
smoked chicken lunch w/
sides and desserts was great.
 
If you didn't attend
you missed a great shoot.
 

 

 
 
 
2018 Shooter Of The Year
current standings 09/04
 
>> Compound <<
Don Delong 3515
Robert Keaton 2647
Mike Hicks 1929
Hector Leon 481
Shannon Terrell 393

 

   

 

 

 

   
 
2018 Shooter Of The Year
current standings 09/04
 
>> Traditional <<
Lesa Clifford 3477 (w)
Debbie Lowe 3209 (w)
Christine Booras 582 (w)
Debbie Allen 509 (w)
 
Gene Parson 4188
Mike Chesser 4119
Steve Jordan 3693
Billy Loudermilk 3379
Jim Parsons 3186
 
         

>> 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 1998.  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 - Will Clifford
Treasurer - Lesa Clifford
Secretary - Don Williams
Senior Range Officer - Ben Butler
 

 

Chairman of the Board - Billy Loudermilk

 

Board of directors
Gary Beckenbaugh, Scott Carnes, Mike Cieslinski, Rick Crose,
Brian Eckert, Johnie Johnson, Hector Leon, Harvey Like, Debra Lowe
Dan Makley, Tim Perkins, Allen Sparkman, Shannon Terrell, Steve Williams
 

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