Deer Creek Archery

3, Bel Air

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8,000-square-foot indoor archery range challenges shooters with three types of target & staff provide rental bows & instruction

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Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Must be 18 or older or be accompanied by guardian. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 from Three Options

  • $35 for an archery lesson, shooting session, and equipment rental for two or three people, valid only on weekdays (up to a $140 value)
  • $45 for an archery lesson, shooting session, and equipment rental for two people, valid any day of the week (a $110 value)
  • $39 for 10 two-hour open-shooting sessions, valid only on weekdays (a $200 value)<p>

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.<p>

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 range that spans 45 yards while computer-controlled moving targets in the form of three-dimensional deer, beavers, and wolves trot across the range. Additional animal targets positioned closer to the shooter's area allow traditional longbow and recurve bow users to test their marksmanship. A dedicated indoor crossbow range lurks in the back and an Archery-Tag range invites visitors to engage in a new twist on paintball as they wage battle on each other with string bows slinging foam-tipped arrows.

Special events can be held in the facility's party room, which is equipped with AC, heat, a fridge, and a range monitor to keep guests apprised of the happenings outside. To prepare for successful shooting sessions, the pro shop offers all manner of equipment repair and the chance for visitors to peruse racks of compound bows from the Mathews series as well as Mission gear and Matthews Officially Licensed Products. The shop also has quivers brimming 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.

Customer Reviews

surprisingly fun and exhausting.
Ryan · January 1, 2017
Had a wonderful date with my fiancé at the range, and enjoyed it so much that we did a group evening. So much fun!
Beth K. · December 21, 2016
We had our lesson with Brian who was a great teacher, very knowledgeable, patient, and fun. Definitely want to go back!!
Marlo C. · December 5, 2016
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    3, Bel Air

    3021 Churchville Rd

    Churchville, MD 21028

    +14107349554

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