I have received a concerning update from our friends the El Dorado
Archers. The Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission sent the
archery use permits back to the staff to study and they conferred
with the city attorney as to whether language could be placed in the
permit to restrict the use of animal targets. They revised the
wording of the proposed permits for archery groups at El Dorado Park
from "all targets must be approved by the Director” to "all legal
archery targets are approved by the director with the exception of
animal targets which are not allowed”. However, at this time, no
ordinance has been passed by the council.
A Long Beach Parks and Recreation hearing will be held to review this matter on Thursday, October 16th, 9:00am at the El Dorado Park West Community Center
Senior Center Library, 2800 Studebaker Rd. Long Beach, CA.
The stated intent is to BAN the use of all animal targets at the El Dorado Archery Range. A strong showing at the meeting could sway their opinions and their intentions. This is the final chance for you to stand up for your right to practice archery with an animal target in Long Beach!!
Please reserve some time to attend this very important meeting to stand with our fellow archers in Long Beach. Allowing this type of restriction to pass will set a precedent for public archery ranges everywhere!
The Santiago Park Archers Team
Welcome to Oranco Bowmen Archery Club. We are located at 17504 Pomona Rincon Rd. Chino CA. 91708 in the "Y" intersection of Euclid Av. and the 71 Expressway Our club has been in this location since 1980.
The range is open to our membership 7 days a week.
We are open to the public on Sundays (excluding major shoots, work parties and holidays) 8:30 am - 2:00 pm and costs is just $12.00 per archer. Get Directions
Occupying about 45 acres, Oranco Bowmen Archery Club is a NFAA certified 5-star range. This is the highest certification given by NFAA. It is the only range in Southern California with practice butts from 10-80 yards in 5-yard increments. If you need a place to "dial in" your bow, this is it! Oranco also has two NFAA roving courses: Our Valley Course is a level 28-target course, consisting of 14 animal and 14 hunter paper targets. For those who desire a bit more of a physical challenge, our Mountain Course is a hilly 28-target course offering 14 Field targets and another set of 14 animal paper targets. The Layout changes occasionally. Range Map
|The Valley Roving Range||Assembly Area||Broadhead Practice Sand Pit|
|Fall in the Valley||Nice Long Shot||Just a nice view on the Mountain|
Oranco hosts 6 major shoots each year. Including 4 one arrow unmarked yardage 3-D tournaments, 1 mainly 3-D with three hand painted paper targets two arrow marked yardage shoot, and 1 two arrow marked yardage paper stump shoot.
The 3-D's are 42 target, unmarked yardage with one arrow shot at life-size foam animal targets. The marked yardage 3D shoot is named the Tomahawk, is done in an Indian theme and is designed to be as challenging as the Safari or the Silver Dollar to the top spot shooters. The paper target stump shoot gives everyone a chance to shoot stumps like we used to do before the new equipment made it so costly on arrows to walk through the woods shooting real stumps. The stump shoot is a very relaxed one or two day shoot.
We have plenty of camping room if you want to come out Saturday and stay the night before any shoot.
Oranco also hosts the popular "Scalps &Skins" mini 3-D's with 24 targets and the Club Champ Shoot and more! Oranco is proud to have been a host site for the 2011 CBH State Field Championships.
Education is the future of our sport. If you are interested in getting into Archery, check out some of our educational links.
Here are some links to local and national fish and game resources.