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News and Updates

This is the place for the latest updates and news concerning the South Forty Archery Club.

06/06/2018: Reminder:
 → Youth archery lessons start tommorow, June 7th, and continue each Thurday evening through the 28th. The target range will be closed from 4pm-dark to accomodate these classes. The walk-through course will be open.
 → Also, don't forget the next 3D Shoot is coming up this weekend! If you want to help out, contact the shoot coordinator, Max Mittelstaedt. Be sure to invite your friends, and as always, club members shoot free when presenting their current membership card.

05/25/2018: Important:
 → When locking the gate, be sure to put the S40 lock through the shackle of the city padlock, and NOT the chain! City workers must be able to enter the gate by using the other lock.

05/17/2018: Reminder:
 → The first 3D shoot of the year is coming up this weekend! See the 3D Shoots page for full info. Remember that club members shoot free when they present their current membership card (remember to bring it with you).

05/05/2018: Range Update:
 → The South Forty range is now open! (I told you it would be very soon). Both the target range and 3D course are now open for your shooting enjoyment. Grab your bow and come on out!

05/04/2018: Range Update:
 → Well, the snow is gone, the temps are warming up nicely, and the range is...still closed. However, it will be opening VERY SOON. As usual, as soon as your humble webmaster knows the facts, it will be announced here.

03/15/2018: News You Can Use:
 → New for 2018: Club members presenting their current membership card at a 3D shoot shoot for free!
 → The current Membership Application Form is now online. Beat the rush! Print and mail your 2018 dues today! Note that the youth membership rate has been increased to $25.
 → With all the snow still on the ground, it should be obvious that the range is still closed for the winter. When the range does finally open, it will be announced here.

03/07/2018: Announcement:
 → The 3D shoot schedule for 2018 has been created and is now available on the 3D Shoots page. Mark your calendars, and if you'd like to volunteer as a shoot coordinator or help out, come to a club meeting or contact one of the directors. Remember, volunteer hours count toward membership discounts.

09/12/2017: Reminders:
 → Club meeting tonight (Tuesday), at the range at 7pm.
 → If you haven't done so already, be sure to sign up for the White Tails Unlimited, South Metro Chapter Banquet on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Bloomington VFW. Details here or here. Help support a great organization that supports archery!

08/10/2017: Reminder:
 → There is a big 3D Shoot this weekend (August 12 and 13). This is going to be a showcase shoot--all the big targets are going to be out, just waiting for you stick some arrows in! The weather should be nice...so grab your bow, grab your buddies, and get out here and get some practice in before hunting season!

08/07/2017: Announcement:
 → The South Forty Archers is proud to announce their support of White Tails Unlimited, whos South Metro Chapter is having a banquet on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Bloomington VFW. The complete details and order form is available on this PDF file or online with this link. This is a fantastic opportunity to support a great non-profit organization that works to enhance our sport--but not only that, a portion of the proceeds comes back to South Forty to help support the best archery range in the south metro! Tickets are $40/single, $25/spouse, $25/junior, featuring dinner, auction and prizes as well as a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, etc only available at WTU events. Be sure to tell 'em who sent ya, and maybe even bring some new members back to South Forty!

08/03/2017: Upcoming Events:
 → The last Youth Archery class is this evening (Thursday 8/3) so the target range will be in use from 5pm on for that activity.
 → The next club meeting is next Tuesday, 8/8/17 at the clubhouse at 7pm. See you there!
 → The next 3D Shoot is on August 12 and 13.

07/12/2017: Kids from the YMCA Day Camp Streefland will be using the target range on the following 4 Thursdays this summer from noon to 3pm: July 13 & 20, August 3 & 17. So the target range will be in use for that activity tomorrow (Thursday 7/13) from noon to 3pm, then from 5pm to close for the previously mentioned Youth Archery classes. The walkthrough 3D course is open as usual.

07/11/2017: The Latest:
 → Club meeting tonight, 7/11/17 at the clubhouse at 7pm. See you there!
 → The second round of Youth Archery classes starts Thursday 7/13, so the target range will be in use from 5pm on for that activity.

07/06/2017: Today's Updates:
 → Youth archery 1st session is over, so the range is open as usual tonight. The next session starts July 13.
 → This weekend (July 8, 9) is the Pan-O-Prog 3D Shoot. This is the big one! The weather should be ideal, so c'mon out and support your club and have a great time in the process!

06/22/2017: Today's Updates:
 → Today (6/22): Range will be in use from 5pm to dark for youth archery lessons. If the weather becomes a factor I will post here as soon as I know something.
 → This weekend (6/24-6/25): 3D Shoot - Traditional only.

06/12/2017: Another successful 3D shoot is in the bag! Thanks for all that came out and participated, and be sure to plan to attend the next event held in conjunction with Pan-O-Prog days on July 8-9. We will see you then.
 → Tuesday 6/13/17: 3D shoot teardown and Club meeting at 7pm at the South Forty clubhouse.
 → Thursday 6/15/17: Range will be in use from 5pm to dark for youth archery lessons.

06/08/2017: Tonight (Thursday) are the first Youth Archery classes, and the target range will be in use from 5pm on for that activity.
Remember the upcoming 3D shoot this weekend! The weather should be nice (albeit a bit warm on Saturday) so we're expecting a great turnout! Come on out and shoot the course and support your club!

06/01/2017: The new website is now active! The site is still a work in progress, so expect more changes in the next few weeks. Feedback and ideas are always appreciated, just send an email to me, your humble webmaster.

05/21/2017: The first 3D shoot of the year is now in the books, and despite the near-constant rain had a fair turnout. Be sure to join us for the next 3D shoot in June.

04/28/2017: The Target Range and 3D Archery Course are both open for shooting!