You are Unregistered, please register to be able to read posts in all forums and participate in the discussion.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23
  1. #1
    Off the shelf
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    161

    Default Back yard archery

    In my case it's been a journey to find the best way to enjoy pratice. Public or club ranges are not very close to my home, pratice can become more work than fun. You have to drag out all the stuff, set up the targets and then put it all away to keep stuff out of the weather. Then there is the lost arrows

    So, I built a backyard range for me and the grandsons. other than targets the cost was hours and zero dollars (I already had the tarp). I found some old 4X4's and built a free standing box about 6 feet square. These were old fence posts. Then I covered the back with 4 layers of old carpet, this came out of the bedroom when we put down hardwood floors. I covered it with tarps to make it rain proof and keep my targets out of the sun.

    Note: I tried 2 layers of carpet, if you don't like refletching your arrows use 4.

    Next, I used pieces and parts of some old PVC pipe to make a bow stand.


    Now I can come home grab a bow and go shoot, no work, just fun.

    Ofcourse if you don't have a backyard this will not help you.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member Big Ben 75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bowling Green Ky
    Posts
    268

    Default

    looks good

  3. #3
    Off the shelf
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    161

    Default

    Thanks Ben,

    I walked out there twice today and released a few arrows. One really cool thing about it is the way sound works inside that trap, it makes a really loud smack.

  4. #4
    Evil Genius brokenarrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hudson Valley NY
    Posts
    5,305

    Default

    Looks great...
    I need one too...


  5. #5
    Senior Member J.C.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    7,678

    Default

    that's a nice lookin range...

  6. #6
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    That's great... I need to post a couple of pics of my setup. It's a LOT like what you did ironically. I used an old homemade clothline setup that was already there made out of 4x4's, removed the lines and backed it up with straw bales I got for free. It did cost me about $10 because I put an outdoor flood light on each side of the Front part of the old clothline frame. The backdrop can be really dark since it backs up to a heavily wooded area. I just run an extension cord from the side of the house and plug it in.

    I also have a Yellow Jacket and a couple of cube targets. I'll post a pic tomorrow sometime on this thread. You'll probably think I copied your setup since it looks pretty similar.

    In the non Summer months is can just be kind of muddy back there since the grass is thin. This Spring that's getting tilled and raked and new grass seed is going in. I just need some advice on what seed to use for shady areas that will survive the Winters around here...

    Ron
    Proud member of the F.B.S.A.

    Official turkey baster and member of the FBSA R-100 eating team....

  7. #7
    Off the shelf
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhop View Post
    That's great... I need to post a couple of pics of my setup. It's a LOT like what you did ironically. I used an old homemade clothline setup that was already there made out of 4x4's, removed the lines and backed it up with straw bales I got for free. It did cost me about $10 because I put an outdoor flood light on each side of the Front part of the old clothline frame. The backdrop can be really dark since it backs up to a heavily wooded area. I just run an extension cord from the side of the house and plug it in.

    I also have a Yellow Jacket and a couple of cube targets. I'll post a pic tomorrow sometime on this thread. You'll probably think I copied your setup since it looks pretty similar.

    In the non Summer months is can just be kind of muddy back there since the grass is thin. This Spring that's getting tilled and raked and new grass seed is going in. I just need some advice on what seed to use for shady areas that will survive the Winters around here...

    Ron
    look forward to seeing your setup.

    We have a business on our property, it's a boarding kennel. My range is actually in the back yard of the kennel, next to the house. No customers dogs ever get back there but we have 5 of our own dogs that do. So the only issue I have is whatching where I step

  8. #8
    Bisquit....... BowhuntnHoosier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hoosierville
    Posts
    13,882

    Default

    Very nice............I am jealous.


    "HONDA"

  9. #9
    Off the shelf
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    161

    Default

    It was 57 degrees and sunny here today, great shooting this afternoon with the young ones. My youngest granson did send one arrow over the fence but no harm done.

  10. #10
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eldermike View Post
    look forward to seeing your setup.

    We have a business on our property, it's a boarding kennel. My range is actually in the back yard of the kennel, next to the house. No customers dogs ever get back there but we have 5 of our own dogs that do. So the only issue I have is whatching where I step
    I understand.
    Just took a couple of pics, I'll post them later on.

    That is a nice setup and it's 'luxurious' to be able to shoot in your yard.... Not many of us can do that.

    Ron
    Proud member of the F.B.S.A.

    Official turkey baster and member of the FBSA R-100 eating team....

  11. #11
    BOWNUTS jdawg240's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,442

    Default

    Nice range
    I never miss, my arrows always hit something
    FBSA STAFF GRILLER

  12. #12
    Junior Member BOWtech07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    21

    Default

    My backyard looks so much alike its scary. Me and my dad set up a range just like that one about 2 years ago, seeing that we live out in the country and the closest range for us is about 50 miles......we were lucky enough to get a hold of some hay bails to put behind our target, and its held up great.

  13. #13
    Senior Member hstubblefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,597

    Default

    That looks nice
    Bowtech Bows, Goldtip, B-Stinger, Trophy Taker, Tru Ball, Axcel
    Whistling Wings Guide Service
    Bad Boys Bowfishing

  14. #14
    Off the shelf
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    161

    Default

    Thanks folks. I don't take things like this for granted, it's a blessing from my Father in heaven to have a place to shoot and the good health to enjoy it.

  15. #15
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Here is what mine looks like.
    Very similar.

    Ron
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Proud member of the F.B.S.A.

    Official turkey baster and member of the FBSA R-100 eating team....

  16. #16
    Off the shelf
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhop View Post
    Here is what mine looks like.
    Very similar.

    Ron
    Great looking range
    It looks like mine without the bent posts.

    What is that white stuff on the ground? Just kidding

  17. #17
    Junior Member BOWtech07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    21

    Default

    What kind of yardage are you able to get outta your backyard?

  18. #18
    Off the shelf
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    161

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BOWtech07 View Post
    What kind of yardage are you able to get outta your backyard?
    It's 60 to the next fence. I shoot all of it with my Dicks sporting goods martin and 20 or 30 yards with traditionals. I tend to shoot traditional most of the time.

  19. #19
    Senior Member hunter2678's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    644

    Default

    lil pieces of heaven....
    Extreme Strings Staff......www.extremebowstrings.com

  20. #20
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BOWtech07 View Post
    What kind of yardage are you able to get outta your backyard?
    I can get to nearly 40 if my back is up against the neighbor's fence....

    It's a ligitimate 10/20/30 though.

    I just replaced the cover on the yellow jacket so it's looking nice and pretty.... That dumb block on teh ground to the left is a Wallyworld special. Works fine shooting into it but you need heavy equipment to pull your arrows out. I hardly ever shoot it now. It was a waste of $30.... The price sounded too good to be true, and it's proven just that...

    Ron
    Proud member of the F.B.S.A.

    Official turkey baster and member of the FBSA R-100 eating team....

Similar Threads

  1. In my back yard...
    By Wheely in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-23-2008, 05:30 PM
  2. Getting back into Archery - New to Forum
    By MikeC in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 08:54 PM
  3. Getting Back into archery
    By Cougar281 in forum Beginners Archery Range
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-27-2007, 11:52 PM
  4. Online Archery Yard Sale
    By QSA in forum Archery Equipment Accessories - Buy Sell Trade
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-04-2007, 05:42 PM
  5. got one in the yard!
    By diamond-vic. in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-06-2007, 01:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •