Archery Range Info

The HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area has three archery ranges; the two newest archery ranges at the Backcountry Outdoor Center; the 3-D Archery Range, Sight In Range, and the original Wildcat Mountain Archery Range. See below for addresses and specifics of each range.

Timely Archery Information

  • Open to the Public: you do not need to live in Highlands Ranch to use the ranges
  • Prices: Day and Season Pass prices
    Broadhead Sight-In Days: August 9, 4-6 p.m.; August 17, 2-6 p.m.; August 18, 10-11:30 p.m.; August 24, Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Hours: All ranges are currently open for the season, sunrise to sunset. 
  • Season passes: (June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020). Season passes must be purchased in person at any HRCA Rec Center, as it requires a photo.
  • Information: email Mark.Giebel@hrcaonline.org

Range Procedures, Etiquette, and Rules

Sight In Range Rules and Regulations
  • No Trespassing. All archers must have a day or season pass on their person. 
  • Range is open ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset 
  • No Skydrawing and No Broadheads! 
  • Follow archery shooting procedures 
  • Only shoot at designated targets 
  • Always be aware of the target and what is beyond the target 
  • Always keep bow pointed toward targets 
  • Only nock arrows at the shooting line and only when everyone is behind the shooting line 
  • Children under 16 must be under adult supervision at all times 
  • No alcohol, drugs, or smoking of any kind
  • No dogs 
  • Firearms, paintball guns, and all other projectiles are prohibited 
  • Crossbows are permitted but must use their own crossbow specific target
  • Trash cans are not provided, pack out whatever you bring in.
  • Lesson range is for use by approved coaches and their students only on a rental basis, it is not open for public use. 
  • Safety is your responsibility. If you see something unsafe, speak up. 
  • Ranges are not monitored at all times, in an emergency dial 911 
  • Use of the archery range is at your own risk 
  • Ranges are under 24 hour video surveillance
  • Trash cans are not provided, pack out whatever you pack in 
  • Violations of rules and regulations may result in prosecution in accordance with private property laws of the state of Colorado and/or enforcement pursuant to the HRCA covenant and rule enforcement policy. 

 

Sight In Range Procedure and Etiquette
  • Verify that the range is clear before shooting
  • When finished shooting, place your bow on rack or set it down and wait behind the shooting line until all archers are ready to collect arrows down range
  • Give a “Cease Fire” command to indicate all shooting should stop
  • Verify that all equipment is put down or racked behind the shooting line
  • Proceed to the targets to retrieve arrows
  • When people are waiting to shoot, take turns and limit number of shots to 6 or less
  • If you put up your own targets, take them with you when you are done; leave no trash behind
  • Archers should police themselves to ensure safety 

 

3-D Range Rules and Regulations
  • No Trespassing. All archers must have a day or season pass on their person. 
  • Range is open ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset 
  • No Skydrawing and No Broadheads! 
  • Each Shot has three elements: The station marker, shot markers, and the target; archers may shoot from the station marker and/or shot markers. Not all stations have shot markers. 
  • Shoot from designated markers only and only at designated targets 
  • Before you shoot, identify the shot markers and the target. Be aware of the target and what is beyond the target. 
  • Always keep bow pointed toward targets 
  • Only nock arrows at the shot marker 
  • Multiple targets may be visible from a station. Only shoot at the target for that particular station. Identify the station and the target before you shoot 
  • Never shoot when someone is down range or in front of you in any way 
  • Do not loiter at the targets or on the trail between stations. Only rest/pause at station markers or designated rest areas 
  • Stay on the trails, do not shortcut. 
  • When fetching arrows, use the trail to the target and return back to the main trail via same trail. 
  • When fetching arrows, always leave your bow on the station marker’s bow holders to alert other archers someone is down range 
  • Never shoot when a bow is hanging on a station marker 
  • Children under 16 must be under adult supervision at all times 
  • No alcohol, drugs, or smoking 
  • Firearms, paintball guns, crossbows, and all other projectiles are prohibited 
  • Safety is your responsibility. If you see something unsafe, speak up. Violations of rules and regulations may result in prosecution in accordance with private property laws of the state of Colorado and/or enforcement pursuant to the HRCA covenant and rule enforcement policy. 

 


Backcountry Outdoor Center Archery Ranges

Our new Range and 3D Range opened in 2018. These ranges are open year around from sunrise to sunset.

3-D Range
Our new 3D range is one of the best in the state. We spared no expense and installed all of the best targets including multiple elk, deer, bear, and turkey targets along with sheep, goat, caribou, moose, pronghorn and much more. The course is set up through a mile loop trail in a grassland, gamble oak eco-system with rolling hills and some decent elevation gain and loss. Shots are challenging and varied with flat, uphill, and downhill shots from 10 to 90 yards. We designed our course to offer realistic hunting scenarios and targets.

Address: 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, 80125. 3.5 miles south on Santa Fe from HR Parkway  

HRCA 3D Archery Range Targets

 

3D Range Map

3D Range Target Sequence


Regular Range/Sight in Range
This range offers several bag targets at 10 yard increments from 10 yards to 100 yards. It will include benches and picnic tables as well as canopy tents for shade during the summer months.
Lessons Range
Separated from the Regular Range/Sight in Range so that lessons can run concurrently with the public range and not interfere. Lanes musts be rented by approved coaches only and are not for public use. For more information on the lesson range and how to rent, click here

Wildcat Mountain Archery Range

The Wildcat Range at 11950 South Monarch Blvd, 80130, approximately two miles south of Rock Canyon High School on Monarch Blvd., offers two bag targets at 10 yard increments from 10-60 yards. The range is about a 100 yard walk from the parking lot. The range is open sunrise to sunset every day from April 1 - October 31. It closes seasonally for wildlife benefit November 1 - March 31.

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