Archery FAQs & Rules
Only Members may reserve shooting lanes. We cannot reserve lanes for non-members or guests of members. Each member may reserve only one lane, however, if space is available we are happy to issue separate lanes at the time of check in. Lane reservations will be held for 15 minutes but the hour time limit (if applicable) will begin at the time of the reservation. If the reservation is not filled within that time frame, it will be released. Reserving specific lanes or adjacent lanes is a request we will accommodate when possible – however it is not guaranteed. Reservations are subject to availability based on membership level and are on a first come first serve basis.
No. There is no time limit on the range. However if the range is full, it will be up to the SRR staff whether a time limit will be set. This will only be necessary if capacity dictates multiple lines of shooters.
No. You can rent equipment anytime you want to shoot. We will have basic recurve set-ups available for you whether you are trying archery for the first time or you are out for a family fun night.
Yes, while we do provide a target with every range, you are welcome to bring your own targets as long as they are made out of paper and are tastefully depicted. No targets depicting political figures, specific people, etc. will be allowed. The Range Officers reserve the right to prohibit targets that are deemed to be offensive or unsafe and will insure that the appropriately sized target is placed at eye level.
We want all of our guests to dress comfortably, but any clothing that creates a hazard or dangerous distraction or causes offense to other guests and/or staff is strictly prohibited at Saddle River Range. This includes baggy pants and clothing with offensive writing or images. Tennis shoes or other close-toed shoes are recommended on the shooting range. We reserve the right to refuse business to anyone dressed in a manner deemed inappropriate by the staff.
Yes. Archery is a family sport. Children of all ages are allowed on the range with adult supervision as long as they can safely handle the equipment. If the child proves to have exceptional maturity and respect for the rules of the range, arrangements will be made for them to shoot unsupervised. This is behavior driven regardless of age
Archery is a very safe sport. You must remember that the bow and arrow is one of the oldest weapons in history and like all weapons it can be dangerous if used incorrectly. We have strict safety rules posted on the range and when followed correctly, archery is as safe as any other activity.
Yes. Crossbows will be allowed on the range. There will be crossbow specific targets available. Also, there are specific safety rules relating to crossbows that will be posted and need to be strictly adhered to for range safety.
Yes. Broad Head targets will be available. There will be an additional charge to shoot broad heads and practice heads, due to the excessive wear they incur on the targets. Please make arrangements prior to shooting broad heads so range staff can address any safety concerns prior to your shooting.
Everyone that has ever shot a bow had this happen. Your right it hurts! This is caused by a technique problem that we can help you with, but just in case, all rental packages will include and an arm guard.
Yes. Instruction will be available for all experience levels. Lessons will be scheduled by instructor availability. A schedule of available instructor hours will be available at the range. You can call in or make arrangements in person. Lessons will be charged on an hourly rate. You will still be responsible for any range fees and equipment rental fees at the time of the lesson.
For safety reasons we only allow photography or video recording by guests on a case by case basis. If you would like a photo/video please ask one of the SRR staff for assistance.
Yes. If you do not have any underlying medical reasons that preclude you from this type of activity and as long as the conditions of your term does not interfere with proper technique.
Yes. The range is wheel chair accessible. Please speak with staff when checking in if you have any specific concerns.
We have many birthday packages available for yourself or your son or daughter! Please view our Host an Event page for more information.
12 - for the correct smallest ring in the vitals 10 - for the next ring in the vitals 8 - for the outline inside the vitals 5 - for the remainder of the body excluding horns Any arrow that touches the line scores the higher value.