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Modified Stage 2 Restrictions at York County Bowmen effective Oct 19, 2020
1 The Indoor Range of York County Bowmen will remain open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to MEMBERS only. Remember, you must use a key fob to open the door at our private range.
2 The risk to catching COVID19 is greater indoors than outdoors. Practice archery outdoors to help protect yourself from catching the virus.
3 To minimize risk to members, no work-parties and no League shoots will be held indoors or outdoors for the next 28 days. The requirement to provide 10 hours of volunteer time in 2020 will be waived for all members.
4 YCB Members will be not be allowed to invite guests onto the York County Bowmen property..
5 Access to the Indoor Range will be limited to 5 members at a time to ensure social distancing can be maintained. That means 2 metres or 6 feet apart at all times.
6 The Kitchen will remain Closed and all furniture and chairs beside the Indoor Range should not be used. Washrooms will remain open.
7 Wash / disinfect hands before shooting and before returning home. Bring your own hand sanitizer bottle.
8 New memberships applications will continue to be accepted.
9 Wearing a mask indoors is highly recommended but is not mandatory at our private facility as long as 6 foot distancing can be maintained. Dispose of your mask at home!
10 Please remove your target face from the Indoor shooting wall when your archery practice session has ended. This helps to minimize the transfer of the virus. It also extends the life of the Indoor shooting wall by reducing the number of arrows concentrated in one area.
What will remain closed?
What will remain closed?      
  Private lessons, Archery School, Youth Development Program will remain closed. The Provincial 3D Tournament on Sept 20, and 21st has been cancelled by Archery Ontario.
  If you feel sick stay home! Be safe, and enjoy the individual sport of archery at York County Bowmen!
Tom Masak
President, York County Bowmen

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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JAN 23 2020 Indoor IFAA Tournament
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2020 Winter Indoor League
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:

Latest news

York County Bowmen Membership Update

Membership fees are increasing 10% effective Oct 1, 2020. 

Please note that existing members do not pay the new rates until renewal on Jan. 1, 2021.

2020 3D Championship Tournament Canceled


3D Provincial Tournament has been cancelled by Archery Ontario. 



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?