Blade Betts has been a club member with his family since he was 6 years old so when he was deciding what his Eagle Scout Project was going to be, he decided to give back to the to the club he loves…our Club. Seeing all the shoot and work party notices attached to the front gate and surrounding fence gave him the idea to build a new message board which will be located to the left of the front gate. This will give us one centralized location for all of our notifications and will include some information about our club and events. His budget is $2500.00
Many of you already know that these projects have to be fully funded before they receive approval from the Eagle Scout Board so Blade is asking for donations to get his project funded. So…Lets get behind this project and get it fully funded by the March Club meeting! Please send your donation to Blade Betts, P.O. Box 186, Norco CA. 92860 or you can visit his Go Fund Me page at Blade Betts Eagle Scout Project and make a donation.
Thank you for your support
Beginners Archery Class
Thinking about getting into Archery? Come out to the Range for our Beginners Archery Class. It is a one hour class, usually held on Saturday mornings.
For information, please contact our JOAD Coordinator: Vernie Urbano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-928-4100
Sorry, but we can't say it enough. Our members have worked very hard
to provide a Safe, Clean and Enjoyable environment for our sport. Please
read over our Rules and Safety page
before you visit the range for the first time. We have a lot of
young archers on the range. It is up to us to set an example for
the future of the our sport.
OBJFA (Junior Field Archers) December 1st
The OBJFA will meet on the first Sunday of every month at 9 am, we will be shooting either a Field, Hunter or Animal round (14 targets) and teaching the Youth Archers how to properly shoot and score the round according to NFAA rules and we will have experienced chaperones available to assist the archers.
NO pre-registration is required.
Open to all members (free) and Guest ($14). Cubs, 11 and under (free)
Oranco Bowmen is a private, not for profit, Archery Club. No one gets paid for their time. We need volunteers to
help maintain the range and keep it Safe, Attractive and Operational. This is why our volunteers are so important. Keeping about 45 acres safe and clean is a big job, but with the help of our members, we can keep Oranco the nicest range in Southern California.
Work parties are held on the Saturday prior our major shoots. If you would like to get Work Party announcments, make sure to get on our email list. Sign up here
Occupying about 45 acres, Oranco Bowmen Archery Club is a NFAA certified
5-star range. This is the highest certification given by NFAA. It is
the only range in Southern California with practice butts from 10-80
yards in 5-yard increments. If you need a place to "dial in" your bow,
this is it! Oranco also has two NFAA roving courses: Our Valley
Course is a level 28-target course, consisting of 14 animal and 14 hunter
paper targets. For those who desire a bit more of a physical challenge,
our Mountain Course is a hilly 28-target course offering 14 Field targets
and another set of 14 animal paper targets. The Layout changes
occasionally. Range Map
The Valley Roving Range
Broadhead Practice Sand Pit
On the Mountain
Valley in the fall
Being an Oranco member gives you full use of the range and
a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of what is happening at
the range and around Southern California. We are a family oriented
archery range and children are welcome. Whatever your archery style
or skill level, Oranco Bowmen has a place for you in our archery
family. Click on the "More Info" link to learn more.
All Oranco members are required to belong to the California
Bowmen Hunters / State Archery Association (CBH / SAA) organization or National Field Archery Association (NFAA).
These state and national organizations provide education, rights protection
and assistance to all archers. For further information visit their
sites by clicking on the logo links provided below.
Oranco hosts 6 major shoots each year. Including 4 one arrow unmarked
yardage 3-D tournaments, 1 mainly 3-D with three hand painted paper targets
two arrow marked yardage shoot, and 1 two arrow marked yardage paper
The 3-D's are 42 target, unmarked yardage with one arrow shot at
life-size foam animal targets. The marked yardage 3D shoot is named the
Tomahawk, is done in an Indian theme and is designed to be as challenging
as the Safari or the Silver Dollar to the top spot shooters.
We have plenty of camping room if you want to come out Saturday and
stay the night before any shoot.