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An Organization that provides members with

a unique 20-Acre forest in

Western Suffolk County,

dedicated to Archery

Suffolk Archers Inc. 2014    -    Safety Policies 

Suffolk Archers Inc. 2014    -    Safety Policies 

Suffolk Archers Inc. 2014    -    Safety Policies 

Suffolk Archers Inc. 2014    -    Safety Policies 

Suffolk Archers Inc. 2014    -    Safety Policies 

Suffolk Archers Inc. 2014    -    Safety Policies 

Suffolk Archers Inc. 2014    -    Safety Policies 

Since 1954



Safety Rules and Policies:


It is the responsibility of the "primary" member to ensure that all family members and guests entering upon the Suffolk Archers facility are familiar with these Safety Rules and that they agree to abide by them. Members of Suffolk Archers and their guests, whenever on the facility, including when attending scheduled events, shall observe the following range and safety rules to insure the safety of all participants.


1. ABSOLUTELY NO BROAD HEADS OR PRACTICE BROAD HEADS to be shot on the range or practice butts (except at the Broad Head Pit located at the end of the road at the top of the range). Violation of this Safety Rule is cause for immediate revocation of membership.


2. ASOLUTELY NO CROSSBOWS or FIREARMS will be shot anywhere on Suffolk Archers Property at any time. Violation of this Safety Rule is cause for immediate revocation of membership.


3. The entrance gate shall be closed and locked upon entering and leaving, to discourage trespassing. Giving access to non-members by sharing/lending gate key cards is cause for revocation of membership


4. A person acting unruly or in an unsafe manner will be asked to leave.


5. It is the responsibility of every archer to insist upon strict standards of safety and courtesy.


6. No Pets are allowed on Suffolk Archers property.


7. No Alcoholic beverages or illegal drug use allowed on Suffolk Archers property.


8. Never put an arrow on the string until it is safe to shoot.


9. Never shoot into the air or draw your bow higher than the level of your intended target. If your bow draw-weight is so high that you must point your arrow skyward to pull the string, reduce poundage.


10. Members and guests will only shoot at prescribed target butts, knock-a-blocks or 3D targets, etc. (no aiming at trees or animals).


11. Members and guests, will not cross or move forward of the shooting line, for any reason, until all shooting has ceased and all shooters on the line know and acknowledge there is a cease fire.


12. Members and guests will walk from target to target using the prescribed marked trails, in an ascending order. (Example: Target #7 to Target #8) No shortcuts or backtracking allowed.


13. When looking for lost arrows, YOU MUST 'PROTECT' THE TARGET. If you are alone, take the paper target off the face of the butt and place your bow conspicuously in front of the butt, knock-a block or 3Dtarget, to let the next person know you are behind the target. If you are in a group, one person must always stay visible in front of the butt, knock-a-block or 3D target, 'protecting' the target.


Club Policies:


Senior Membership

After 5 years of membership, members who are age 65 or older have the option of paying half the current dues rate. Members paying the senior rate receive only half of the annual ownership-share points they would have received by paying full dues.


Junior Membership

Available for primary membership by individuals between the ages of 13 and 18. Members under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian when using club facilities. Junior Membership Dues are half the current dues rate. Members paying the junior rate do not receive ownership-share points they would have received by paying full dues.


Military Membership

Full-time active duty military personnel, and those applying for membership in Suffolk Archers within one year of returning from active duty or being discharged from active duty, shall be entitled to one year free membership in Suffolk Archers, with all rights of full membership except they will receive no ownership-share points for the free membership period.


Dues Payment

Suffolk Archers collects dues based on a fiscal year running from April 1 to March 31. Members joining after the month of April will pay a prorated membership with this application based on 1/12th of the total dues for each month remaining before the next April 1st. For example, the first "annual" full dues for a new member joining anytime in the month of June is only $250 for membership. All members must renew their annual dues by April 1st, or lose access to the 20-acre facility and Suffolk Archers programs, as well as participation in share ownership points.


April 1: Renewal Dues deadline. Payment by this date is required. Members who have not renewed by April 1 will be unable to enter the facility. April 30: Unpaid members shall be temporarily suspended and an additional $100.00 reinstatement fee shall be added to the annual dues of those who renew late.


Credits for assisting with club duties

Members can earn a discount of $50 a day for one or two days assisting with official club duties such as range maintenance and committee participation. Typically, these are completed by March 1, and applied towards the next years membership dues. So your dues for the folowing year can be as low as $200.00. Contact one of your board of dirctors to get assigned to committees, events or work days.


Safety Policy Forms and Liability Release Forms

All members must sign both the saftey rules and policies and the liability waiver form. Guests entering the club facility are also required to sign the forms. Forms are available at the range and can also be downloaded here.


On the range, both blank and completed liability waiver forms are stored in the lodge.


Event Schedules, Updates and Club News Suffolk Archers published a newsletter that will be emailed to your address and can also be accessed along with a great deal of additional information on this site.