Archery Division

Chairman    Larry McFarlane

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Check   “UPCOMIMG EVENTS ”  for Range Closures

North America’s fastest growing sport is alive and well in Nanaimo. We are open 5 nights a week in the winter and the outside range is available during daylight hours all year with the exception of Wednesday and Sunday mornings. However, do check the “Upcoming Events” section  on the right for periodic closures during the year.

The indoor archery range is open five nights per week Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Access to the indoor range on these evenings is open to all NF&G members and their guests as well as Non-members. When the daylight hours permit and the weather improves these sessions are moved to the outdoor range.

Family/New Shooters nights on Monday and Wednesday are designed to meet the needs of novice archers who do not have their own equipment. In the winter months the indoors range opens at 6 pm and introduce new archers to the sport until 8pm (September thru June).  You are invited to come out one night for free after which the standard NF&G range fees apply.  This is an opportunity for the whole family to participate in an activity that is safe and relatively inexpensive.

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights (6PM to 8:30PM) are available to members and their accompanied guests as well as non members who have their own equipment. Guests and non members wishing to attend these evenings must first participate in a Monday or Wednesday session for orientation and assessment prior to participating in these sessions. Standard NF&G range fee policies apply

Sunday and Wednesday (9AM to 12 PM) are reserved members and accompanied guests only. Standard NF&G range fees apply.

There are several types of competition available on Vancouver Island. The always popular 3D shoots includes a “hunting like” environment with life size foam targets placed on well marked trails. The targets include deer and other local wildlife with the occasional dinosaur, snake, or spider thrown in for spice. Our organization hosts 4 shoots throughout the year.

There are also many Olympic/ Vegas style competitions available winter and summer sponsored by the many archery clubs on the island.

If you like outdoor activities and need a challenging pastime come and try archery.

Contact Larry McFarlane

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“New home of Archery for Nanaimo Fish and Game under construction”


Nanaimo Fish and Game 3D Summer Classic for 2015

mooseOne can only say …….WOW!!!!     What a great week end.

Many thanks to the planners, trail designers, brush clearers, stair builders, animal packers, food shoppers, cooks, cooks helpers, registration crew, ticket sellers, cleanup crew and many more, this event could not have happened without you.

It is only through the generosity of the volunteers that come out and give of their time, sweat and on occasion blood are we as a club able to host such great events.

142 registered shooters over the two days, a hardy breakfast cooked and served by the clubs crack culinary crew Saturday and Sunday morning. Two twenty animal shooting rounds on two trails each day, a tremendous potluck dinner Saturday night hosted by Nanaimo Fish and Game, could it get any better?   The posting of scores the expected bragging and well deserved boasting followed by a door prize draw to long to record here and all that can be said is WOW!!!!

For those which could not attend or partake in the weekend you can only surmise as to the meaning of the event and from whence it gets its name.  Walking the course seeing the smiles, hearing the cheers of delight after a good shot or the groans of anguish after a miscalculation one would better understand. The many adjective and adverbs heard describing the event/course over the weekend may help clarify the term 3D ….. DELIGHTFUL, DEMANDING, DEVILISH, DYNAMIC, DISTINCTIVE … and so on, you decide what fits best.2

Once again for the long time members the new members the young and the old member who volunteered their time and let us not forget the participants we thank you for making the 2015 3D Summer Classics one of the best.







Host Club


January 29 Safari Shoot Cowichan Bowmen Duncan

Paul Marshall


February 19 Harry Tutton Shoot  Dormand Road Trap Range



February 26 Malahat Victoria Fish & Game


March 12 Saint Pat’s Day Shoot Nanaimo Fish & Game

Larry McFarlane


April 1-2 Courtenay Fish & Game

Possible date for this shoot.

April 22/23 McLean Historic Mill Site Port Alberni
April 30 Malahat Victoria Fish & Game


May 6-7 Campbell River

Campbell River

Fish & Wildlife

Steve & Sonora Thompson 250-202-0037
June 3-4 Hell Hole Cowichan Bowmen Duncan

Paul Marshall


June 10-11 Summer Classic Nanaimo Fish & Game

Larry McFarlane   250-753-3695

Sept. 2-3 Gold River Gold River Rod & Gun

Ron Bogie     250-283-7110


October  1 Harvest Moon Cowichan Bowmen Duncan

Paul Marshall

October 15 Pumpkin Shoot Nanaimo Fish & Game Larry McFarlane
December 3 Turkey Shoot Victoria Fish & Game


December 10 Turkey Shoot Nanaimo Fish & Game

Larry McFarlane 250-753-3695