Effective Wednesday January 5th, 2022 at 12:01


The provincial health office will implement a further restriction effective Wednesday January 5 at 12:01 which will result in closing the indoor range, kitchen, and lounge area including the equipment room until further notice.   No formal instruction or classes will be held indoors. 


YCB members are allowed to still use all outdoor facilities and our washrooms.  Please continue to use safe practices to reduce the spread of this very transmittable variant of COVID.  The board will continue to monitor this situation and keep everyone informed.


We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we all navigate through this matter.



Safety Ping Option:

As more members use the outdoor facilities, especially the forest loops to shoot or hike, we would like to provide a text check-in/out safety ping service.  You would simply text your name to 416 712-7080 along with the text “Arrived” when entering the forest and “Leaving” when you’re safely leaving the parking lot to head home.  If your second text does not arrive after 2.5 hours from the first, we will attempt to call you.  If that call goes unanswered, we will start walking the loop to look for you.   


Some members have a similar routine with family members.  Regardless, if they haven’t heard from you, please have them call me directly (Jim 416 712-7080) to take that walk. 


This is a completely voluntary program.  However, there are a growing number of individuals requesting this service for peace of mind.  


Please keep in mind that you still have to tap your key FOB entering and exiting the property, so we can maintain our COVID contact tracking.



2022 Archery Tournament Schedule (Bold Underline indicates being held at YCB):


Archery Ontario Indoor Mail Match - January to March 2022

AO 10 Ring Indoor Championships - February 27th 2022

AO 5 Spot IFAA Indoor Championships - March 20th 2022

3D Provincial Championships York County Bowmen Hosting - June 11-12th, 2022  

Target Provincial Championships Caledon Hosting - June 25-26th, 2022

Archery Canada National Events PEI - July 15-24th, 2022

Ontario Summer Games – Mississauga - July 21-24th, 2022

Field Provincial Champions Sault Saint Marie Hosting - August 20-21, 2022

YCB Members Fun Shoot - September 10, 2022




2022 YCB Questionnaire:

The YCB board appreciates your feedback from previous questionnaires.  We have created a simple questionnaire which will be sent in a separate email.  We would welcome your comments and suggestions.   Please complete questionnaire by January 24, 2022. 

This information is vital to prioritize which projects you would like to complete during the next couple of years. 



York County Bowmen Buy / Sell Service:

There is a vast wealth of resources among the YCB members in the form of used archery equipment which may be taking up too much space or impeding your desire to upgrade your own kit.  We would like to provide a place for those looking for good used equipment with those seeking to sell by providing a section within the YCB newsletter.  If you wish to purchase (WTB) or sell (FS) archery equipment please email the following information:

  • Brand:
  • Model:
  • Brief description:
  • Price:
  • Your Name:
  • Email or Cell Number:


We will be happy to create an YCB Buy/Sell section in each YCB newsletter.   Please ensure you let us know when the item has been sold.  To participate, please send your email with the required information to Jim Zacher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



2022 York County Bowmen Annual General Meeting:

The 2022 YCB AGM is scheduled for Sunday April 3rd starting at 10:00 am.  Please mark this in your calendars!    Although we are still waiting for the most recent provincial direction on the how to address large groups during a pandemic, we will most likely be a Zoom meeting.  We will keep you informed as we draw closer to this event.



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Located just north of the city of Toronto, York County Bowmen has been home to hundreds of archers for over 50 years.
Whatever your type of bow and style of archery, you will find yourself at home at our diverse facilities.
Club members are able to use the facilities 24/7/365.


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3D Tournament Rules

A 3-D course consists of 20 full sized animal targets distributed at various distances from each other depending on the terrain available. The targets are numbered from 1 - 20 and must be shot in consecutive order. In most competitions there will be a second 20 target course numbered from 21 – 40. Stakes, various distances from the targets, indicate the shooting position for different age and equipment classes. Distances are not marked, judging the distance from the shooting position to the target is part of the challenge. Range finders or cameras are not permitted during any competition. Target sizes will differ depending on the type of animal, although some small animals (mosquitoes or frogs) are enlarged to create a feasible target. Targets will be at different distance from the shooting stakes. The distances may differ from 3 yards to 50 yards. The larger animals are usually used for the longer distances.

The number of archers per group may be between three and five, although four is the preferred number. In the event that one group is holding up the next group on the range, it is courteous to allow the faster group to shoot through. It is important to stay on the marked trails, getting off or going backwards on the trails may be dangerous.

Shooting Process
It is common to use a Shotgun start where groups of archers are assigned a target number to start at. All groups will start shooting on a signal at the same time and shoot targets in rotation to cover all 20 targets. One archer shoots at a time. The order of shooters shall be rotated from target to target. Only one arrow is shot at each target by each archer. Courtesy demands that any chatter is stopped as an archer is at full draw. Ample space must be given to the shooting archer. A time limit of two minutes per shooter is customary. Discussion in regards to yardage is not allowed until all archers have shot this particular target. Arrows are not pulled until all archers have shot. In case of a miss one archer should stay in front of the target while others may look for the missed arrow.

Double scoring is customary during tournaments. Each archer has two score cards. Two of the group of archers are designated to mark the scores on separate score cards while another calls out the scores. The arrows are not to be touched until all agree that the scores are correct. The exact location to score on the animals is marked with indented lines on the body. While these lines are not visible to the naked eye to most archers, binoculars are allowed to determine where the vitals are. Three irregular circles are differentiating scores between an 11, 10 and 8. An arrow touching a line on the outside of the circle counts as if inside the circle. A hit anywhere else on the body except hoofs and horns counts 5 points. Hoofs and Horns count as a miss. In order to score an arrow it must be stuck in the target. Shoot through or bounce-outs must be witnessed by the majority of the group to be scored. All score cards must be totaled and are to be signed by the archer and one other archer of the group before turning them in to the organizer.

Sample Score Card:                                                                                                                 Sample Target:

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York Region Food Drive - Fall Caring Campaign

York Region Food Bank expressed their appreciation for the generous contribution of food which was distributed over the holiday season to those most in need.  The board would also extend our gratitude to those who donated as well!



2022 3D Provincial Championships

York County Bowmen will be holding the 2022 Provincial 3D Championships the weekend of June 11 and 12, 2022

We hope to exceed everyone's expectations generated from the 2021 Provincial 3D Championships.  

All registrations (competitors and guests) will be done through Archery Ontario's web portal -  https://archeryontario.ca/component/enrolistration/events/registration

Registration deadline is midnight June 3, 2022

No walk-in or late registrations accepted for any category!



Please contact James Zacher if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The YCB facilities are available to members (Guest Restrictions Currently In Place) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The YCB facilities are available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We currently have about 200 members including families and support all archery styles from freestyle compound bows to Olympic recurve to traditional instinctive shooting.  Our new clubhouse has six double lanes indoors and our 50 acres of land contains an outdoor target range, a 70m Olympic target, a 14 station field course and two 3D courses with 20 targets (rubber animals) each.  All this is laid out through picturesque mature hardwood and pine forests.

You can become part of our trusting community, too, practicing & developing your archery skills and enjoying comradery with your fellow members.  All we ask is that members be safe, clean up, follow the rules & regs, help out when able and respect all other archers regardless of their skill level and equipment style.  Our club has enjoyed over 50 years of cooperative operation, run by volunteers for the benefit of current members and future archers in the next 50 years.

Membership at YCB is very simple and affordable. If you think about it the membership works out to be $0.80 a day for an adult membership. What else can you do that offers year round access, good friends, fresh air and exercise for such a low price?