Whittingham Traditional 3D Archer Event

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Is your family ready for something different, where the whole family can participate in an outdoor activity where you learn to develop a new skill?

If so, you are ready to try the Appalachian Bowmen spring shoot, where everyone gathers for one to three days of fun tradition archery, that brings you back to the Robin Hood days.

The Appalachian Bowmen Club has been in existence for over 50 years and will be conducting their Spring Shoot on April 20th – 23rd as a service to help keep Archery alive, and to teach the skill to new people. You do not need to be a member of the club to join in the fun.


During this three-day outdoor event, professionals can advance their expertise, while beginners can start by learning the basics, and advance gradually to the shooting of 3D Targets. The entire family is welcome and encouraged to participate, as this club has something for everyone.

According to Club President, Chris Duhaime, “We have worked hard to ensure this is a family event. Where anyone of any age can learn the art of Archery, or if more experienced you can better your skills throughout our different ranges.

This event will only use the tradition bows of curved and longbows to keep the shoot authentic, if you are looking to use compound bows, or crossbows, you’ll need to attend the summer event.


Nestled in the Forests of Sussex County this club brings archery alive throughout their three different courses as you have the ability to shoot Novelty Targets, Moving Targets Running Rabbits, Running Deer and UFO Disc Launcher where disks are shot into the air. If you need a little instruction or practice, no problem as they have a full Kids and Practice range to get your skills going for bigger adventures.

They even include a Night Shoot with little targets with glowing eyes that further challenge your capabilities.


Dates: April 20th, 21st, 22nd

Location: 118 Shotwell Rd., Newton, NJ

Camping: Tent Camping Only, $15 per Person, Kids under 12 Free,) with the potential for campfires based upon approval from the Fire Marshal.

On-Site: Archery and Craft Vendors On-Site All Weekend, Food Vendor for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is also on-site

Cost: One-Day $25.00, Two Days $35.00, Full Three-Days $40.00 (Advance Registration Required)

Where to Register: Advance Registration


After enjoying this great outdoor activity, you’ll be pleased to know that it only costs $50.00 a year to join the club, where you can use the range year around to keep your skills honed.

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