What time do I need to show up?
You can show up anytime the event is open and shoot the warm up range or the novelty shots. You can also show up for your nock time. Remember to get there early enough to check in before your nock time.
What are the courses like?
There are four or five main courses each consisting of 25 targets, Kids 12 target Stationary course, skeet shoot and a separate warm up range for kids and adults. See descriptions below.
The Prime Western Course ranges from 45-100yds with steep up and down angled shots. We place targets in scenarios that mimic western hunting in the Rockies and Targets are North American big game.
The Yeti course ranges from 25-75 yds with angled shots. Targets are mixed game of North American big game.
The Sitka Course ranges from 40-100 yds with angled shots. Targets are high country animals, sheep, mtn goat and mule deer.
The Nock On course ranges from 40-100 yds with angled shots at varying sized targets. This is available in TX, PA, CO and UT.
The PSE course ranges from 40-100 yds with angled shots at varying sized targets. This is available in MI.
Locals Course ranges from 15-40 yds of primarily North American Big Game. This is a great starter course.
Kids/Novice Course has 12 targets out to 20 yds, targets are dinosaurs, zombies, big and small game.
Target Range has 10-15 targets consisting of ranges from 20 yds t0 50 yds or further if venue allows.
Can I shoot more than one course in a day?
Absolutely, the courses open at 1:00 to all nock time holders to get back up the mtn. This is done on a first come first serve basis.
Is this a competition?
No, this is not a competitive shoot. Total Archery Challenge is all about having fun and allowing each person to challenge themselves. There are some pay to play Competitions to win extra prizes.
Are there any competitive Shoots?
Currently, The Broken Arrow Tour is our only competitive shoot . If you want to compete in these they are pay to play and the winner takes home the Prize.
Do I have to be good at Archery for this event?
No, we encourage novice and beginners to join us at this event. We have courses set up for all skill levels.
Can a non-shooter join me on the course?
Absolutely, hopefully you can get them to pick up a bow the next time around.
Is there a fee for non shooters?
There is a fee for non shooters and depending on the venue that fee changes. The fee covers insurance and lift/shuttle fees.
My friend doesn't have a bow but would like to come, do you have a bow they can borrow?
We currently do not offer this but are working hard to make it available.
I want to shoot the longer distances but my friend isn't comfortable at that range, can we scoot in closer on the target or do we have to shoot from the station marker?
This is all about having fun, we are 100% ok if you move in closer. Be smart about your location and make sure you are always in sight of the marker station to insure safety at all times. Be respectful of others at the same time.
Is the event handicap accessible?
This varies greatly venue to venue. Hiking is required at each venue but the terrain will vary. The Skeet Thrower, Kids/Novice range and warmup range are typically accessible. Please contact us regarding the specific location you are interested in.
I am interested in sponsoring or having a booth at one or all of your events, is this a possibility?
Absolutely, we love our partners and we would love to have you join us. Send us an email info@totalarcherychallenge and we will contact you.
I only have one day to shoot, is it worth coming up?
1 day or all 3 days, you will enjoy your time at Total Archery Challenge. It is definitely worth coming out, even for one day.
Do I need to register online or can I register when I show up?
With nock times there is always a possibility of an event selling out. It is best if you register online to ensure you get a chance to get on the mtn.
How do I See the details on a specific event?
Go to our Events page and click on the event you are interested in. This info is only available to those events that are currently showing dates and venues.
I am not a hunter but I love to shoot, is this event for me?
This event is for everyone, hunter or non hunter, we want you there.
What Targets are used?
We use primarily Rinehart Targets.
I have never shot a bow before but I would like to come, is there any instruction available?
Instruction is available at some of our events. Please contact us to ask about the specific event you are interested in. Contact us at email@example.com.
Are there any limitations on what gear we can use?
Yes, there are some limitations, you may NOT use broadheads at anytime! Crossbows are allowed for those who are unable to use compound or Traditional bows. You may NOT use a crossbow on any of the Novelty shots, 3D Popup or competitions.
Is a rangefinder allowed?
Yes, you can use a rangefinder on any part of the shoot whether competing in King of the Mountain, the Smoker Round or just shooting for fun.
Are refunds allowed?
Refunds are allowed up to 14 days prior to the event for which you are registered. No refunds will be offered after that deadline. If you would like to request a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org