I bet you’ve just come off a good winter and your covered in snow and waiting for all the melting to happen.  Well, what are you going to do once all that snow is gone.  Bowhunting season is a long way off and it’ll be a while before it’s coming around again.  So what else is going on for the rest of the year.  You don’t want to be stuck doing nothing all year round and only get to go shoot for a few short months out of the year.

Let me introduce you to the rest of the year in archery and tell you a bit about all the different things that are going to be going on.

Archery Clubs

All year round, there are going to be people meeting up at archery clubs and shooting.  This is one of the easiest ways to keep shooting and to have fun and hang out with other people during the rest of the year.  You’ll also be able to find out about any other things going on in your area, especially if it’s something that just happens near where you live and not anywhere else.


There are archery tournaments of many different kinds throughout the year.

Olympic archery is indoors and you don’t need to worry about the weather to go shoot at one of these.  They do have special rules and it does have a season so check to see if there is an olympic archery shooting event near you.

3D tournaments are my personal favorite just behind shooting for fun at a club.  These go on all over the place all over the country.  There is a round of shooting, maybe 18 targets, and then you go shoot them a second time.  These are a blast because you get to try new shooting poses the entire time and it’s always in a fun spot.  I’ve helped in running these, but it sure is nice when you can go to one and just pay the entry cost.  It’s a lot less work, but still lots of fun.

Click here to search for 3D shoots

Pick a different hunt

If you’re a hunter, you can always choose to go hunting for something different.  If it isn’t deer season, then try going hog hunting or bow fishing.  There aren’t seasons for either of those.  You can always check out your state parks and wildlife website to get a list of hunting seasons as well as those animals that do not have a season at all.

I just want you to realize that there is always something to do in archery.  You’re really only limited by the amount of time and effort you want to put into it.  If you don’t want to do anything, then you won’t do anything.  On the other hand, if you really want to do something, then you’ll make it happen.

Shoot straight

photo credit