In mythology, the bow is used by Cupid to strike love in mortals and by Artemis to shoot out the night lights of naughty children. Become a legend with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for an archery-range package for two that includes a lesson, shooting session, and equipment rental valid Friday and Saturday (a $150 value)
- $39 for the above archery-range package for up to four, valid on Tuesday through Thursday (a $250 value)
At the start of each archery lesson, staff members demonstrate proper shooting stance, arm positioning, technique for aiming without a sight, and methods for achieving consistency. Equipment rental includes carbon arrows and Genesis Pro compound bows.
Deer Creek Archery
The old warehouse didn't seem ideal to house much of anything, but the rent was cheap once George Bennett offered to make all his own renovations. Drawing from a background as a builder, he created his own architectural plans, and he and a friend set to work on construction. For months, George arrived early in the morning to demolish old partitions and install lighting and windows. As the transformation neared its finish, the pair mounted new walls, spread mulch floor covering, and set up targets and quivers in the 8,000-square-foot archery range. George invited the National Shooting Sports Foundation to examine his facilities and received a four-star rating.
Now, more than a decade later, arrows sing through the air, slipping percussively into three types of targets. The targets sprout up from a tree-dotted floor under rustic wooden rafters along the indoor, climate-controlled range. Traditional targets stand 45 yards from the shooting area, and computer-controlled moving targets in the form of three-dimensional deer, beavers, and wolves trot across the range, challenging archers to pin them with warning notes addressed to loudmouthed owls. Additional animal targets positioned closer to the shooter's area allow traditional longbow and recurve bow users to test their marksmanship. To prepare for successful shooting sessions, visitors peruse the pro shop's racks of compound bows from the Mathews series as well as Mission gear and Matthews Officially Licensed Products. Quivers brim with Carbon Tech arrows, and George and his staff make other arrows by hand, which George sometimes inscribes with Deer Creek's logo with the care of a painter autographing his children.
“Dress comfortably and weather-appropriate -- the range is "indoor" but it's like being inside a warehouse garage-- we just went when it was 25° outside and probably...”
“Dress comfortably and weather-appropriate -- the range is "indoor" but it's like being inside a warehouse garage-- we just went when it was 25° outside and probably even colder in the range. This place is a lot of fun, though -- we've been once before and we're already talking about going again soon!”
“This was a great experience, no matter your level of experience!! Very knowledgeable staff, fun targets, we will be going again! Make sure to call ahead for your...”
“This was a great experience, no matter your level of experience!! Very knowledgeable staff, fun targets, we will be going again! Make sure to call ahead for your reservation! My husband and teenage son could not stop talking about it!”
“Bring snacks and have fun!”