Still looking for the perfect gift to give your loved one this holiday season? Give the gift of ARCHERY! Papago Archery Association offers a 3 day Beginners Archery Course for only $75 per archer. We offer classes beginning in February and run them throughout the year. Our classes are open to youth and adults and all equipment is provided.

Register on our Classes page of our website and we’ll provide the certificate for you to present.

http://www.papagoarchery.com/classes/

Dungeons & Dragons Inspired December Fun Shoot


Targets and Tactics: THE HALLS OF TERROR
 
Winter is upon us, and with the cold comes another chapter in the Targets and Tactics Saga!
 
Our party has found themselves in a mysterious place, with no memory of how they got there and no way out but to fight through a series of the most fearsome and dangerous creatures to date.
 
You must find the truth to find your freedom, but beware, somewhere in these caverns, beyond the vile beasts that attack you, lies a darker evil pulling the strings.
 
Join THE ARCHERS OF PAPAGO and help your party escape, THE HALLS OF TERROR!
 

There will be Adventure, Fun, Stories and Prizes!

Papago club members – please check your inbox for information on how to register for this free event.

2017 Papago 900 Halloween Shoot Recap

The final Papago 900 of 2017 is complete. Thank you to everyone that attended and participated in making the Halloween Shoot another successful event for the Papago Archery Club.

We had a total of 28 divisions competing this past weekend with the Compound Senior Male and Recurve Cadet Female divisions having the greatest number of competitors.

The top score of the tournament was an 879, shot by Kiel Amundson, in the Compound Cub Male division. He was followed by a tie of 872 shot by Preston Adkins and Zac Neilson that was settled by the difference of only one 10! Excellent shooting guys!

The top performer of the Compound Senior Male division was Steve Longshore with an 870 and a whopping 65 tens!! Top Recurve score of the tournament was shot by Yeoman Max Mitchell with an 820. The top Barebow score belonged to Ron Shinn with a 619.  Wow!

Honorable mentions go to Recurve archers Waylon Hjerpe, Adam Vainauskas  and Zoey Wapniarski for obtaining scores in the high 700s. Compound archers Steven Belzner,  Sean Kerby and Kolbe Borrelli all achieved stellar scores in their divisions too.

We were so impressed by all of the creativity and participation in the Costume Contest this year. There were 9 categories up for grabs in the contest. All of the competitors and spectators were encouraged to vote during the first 2 rounds of the competition. Votes were then tallied and awards were presented at the end of the competition.  Thank you to Tournament Director, Kelsey Lard, for the spooktacular custom trophies this year!

We can’t express enough how grateful we are to the community for continuing to support our tournaments and helping us raise the funds needed to sustain our club, maintain the range and support the community. Thank you for such a successful year!

A huge shout out to our awesome crew of volunteers that help make these events run so smoothly. Kelsey Lard, Kevin Ikegami, Lester Chin, David Smith, Dennis Mowery, Jocelyn Horton, The Wapniarski Family,  Chris Amundson, Jennifer Hjerpe and the rest of you (that I may be forgetting – I do apologize). Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

FINAL RESULTS (10/28/2017)

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Registration OPEN – Beginners Archery Course (October 2017)

Registration is now open for our October session of the Beginners Archery Course at the Papago Archery Range.

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If you are interested in learning more about the sport of archery, but not sure where to begin…don’t worry, we have you covered! We offer beginner classes that are tailored for youth or adults. We provide all of the instruction and equipment and no previous experience is required.

Find out more or register online today. Don’t wait! Classes fill up quickly and online registration will close when the class has reached capacity!

Olympic Day at the Papago Archery Range

Join us on June 24th to celebrate Olympic Day 2017, with special guest Judi Adams. Ms. Adams is a two-time Olympic Archer, Level 3 coach, author, and certified training facilitator.  Currently, she is a part of the Opti International team, using her vast background and unique experience to help propel the performance of today’s athletes.

For more details about this special event. Please click here.

Honoring Club Member – Lester Chin

(Left front: Derek Harju, Kevin Ikegami.
Left back: Kristy Wapniarski, Kelsey Lard, Lester Chin, Cynthia Leedom & David Smith – not pictured Allen Nearing)

The PAA Board of Directors had the privilege of presenting, club member, Lester Chin with an award for his valuable contributions and generosity over the years. Lester began his archery journey, with Papago, when  he participated in the Beginners Archery Course almost 5 years ago. After completing the course, Lester joined the Papago Archery Club as a recreational archer. Since then, Lester has completed his Level 3 Coaching Certification and Judges Certification.  He is now one of our regular coaches for our Intro to Archery and Beginners Archery Course, hosted at the range. In addition, Lester can be found in the official red shirt & khakis uniform, as judge, at many of the Arizona tournaments when he is not competing himself.

Anyone that has had the good fortune of shooting at the Papago range, whether they are a member or not, has had the pleasure of meeting Lester. He is always there to lend a helping hand no matter what he is in the middle of doing. He takes the time to organize fun shoots for the club, offer assistance with setting up or breaking down, he’s always part of the field crew during the Papago 900 shoots and if there is ever a range project that needs volunteers…Lester is there. He is truly the best ambassador for Papago Archery that anyone could ever ask for.

Many, if not all, of our club members have their own special stories and memories that include Lester. He has been such an integral part of the PAA community. We are all so grateful to have him as part of the club and honored to call him our friend.

Thank you, Lester, for all of  the hours of service that you have given. It is because of your example, encouragement and positive energy that Papago has been able to flourish into the club we see today. We can’t imagine a Saturday or Sunday morning at the range without seeing your smiling face!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Do you have a special memory or message that you’d like to share about or with Lester? Please post a comment below.