Welcome to Texans Archery Club!
As you are viewing this hidden Orientation page, you have received your New membership materials. You will need your permanent membership card with electronic security fob attached for after-hours Shooters Clubs. Academy after hours access is by lockbox and Outdoor ranges have combination locks on gates, except for Elm Fork – (codes) change periodically. New members need to email the Executive Director, Clint@TexasArchery.info with a picture of their new permanent card to receive the code(s) to start usage – this verifies you have read Orientation and watched our safety video. Current members receive future code changes by email.
You may have received a “Temporary Membership Card” this entitles the applicant to use the Texas Archery Academy (18325 Waterview Pkwy, ground floor of building B, Dallas, TX) range only until they are approved for membership, payment is collected, and permanent membership card is received.
On your application you chose a volunteer option.
- If you chose to advertise/sponsor choose this link for more info: http://texasarchery.info/sponsorship
- If a Greeter, please book at the Academy front counter
- If a volunteer, please plan for the second Saturday of the month (work an outdoor project/work detail), these projects are announced through our club Facebook. You can see our Facebook pages on the home page of www.TexasArchery.info
Again, welcome to Texans Archery Club! I hope to meet you on the range.
Clint Montgomery, Executive Director
Texans Archery Club & Texas Archery Academy 501(c)3
You have joined the largest archery club in Texas. We are a non profit CLUB. As a member, you are expected to pitch in (this is not a retail business, like buying a ticket to a movie). Every member must watch out for safety, develop fundamental archery knowledge, help others obey range rules, and contribute an hour of community service. We do allow the public limited access to some of our ranges, Elm Fork and the Academy – if YOU see something wrong, find the Range Officer on duty or act! Good ideas are always invited. If you see a problem, offer a solution.
After watching the Safety Video above, please review the website for RANGES you are interested in. Safety is our main concern. Read the range rules (also posted at each facility), hours of operation and layout. Members may bring a guest to our Texas Archery Academy for a discounted range fee of $10, also to Elm Fork for $5 (use honor box). All other ranges are MEMBERS ONLY access.
Every new member is invited to attend the Intro to Archery clinic Saturdays 11am at the Academy – free to new members within first month of membership. The goal is to gain range certification for the beginner. We also invite you to explore our Learning Path options and start our e-learning rank advancement program ArchersQuest.info (explained below). Loaner equipment is available at the Academy at no charge. All shooters at the Academy must Range Certify on a 10 yard range for safety to prove proficiency prior to admission to longer distance ranges.
Kindly do not use broadhead or hunting practice points on any of the club’s targets. There is a broadhead range wall for testing/practice at Elm Fork, Schroeder and Melissa. There may be some old targets stationed for use there. You are welcome to bring your own block style target too.
Really? Who does this and leaves it? Not our members!
Please refrain from defacing our club targets with tape or removing a target face and not putting it back. AND PLEASE don’t move targets around and not return to the original position, some of these targets compose specially designed courses for membership to enjoy.
Take advantage of our newest growth, SHOOTERS CLUBS. Offering membership 24hr access to shoot as your schedule allows – already included in your membership, no extra charge. These are unstaffed, member maintained small indoor ranges.No guests are allowed in Shooters Clubs, MEMBERS ONLY. Family membership is required for minor access, minor must be with parent. Use your own equipment, field/target points only. No crossbows or broadheads. No pets. Please leave it the way you want to find it.
No unauthorized Instructors/persons may give lessons at any Texans Archery Club facility. Friendly advice between members is acceptable as long as not an obvious lesson or where monies are collected. Texas Archery Academy (TXAA) is the community outreach of Texans Archery Club, we welcome archery Instructors that would like to provide individual archery lessons, participate in the TXAA Learning Path classes, or conduct archery events. TXAA enables Instructors by providing facilities, equipment and marketing. Our Instructor Agreement covers authorization to teach at our facilities.
If you want to bring a guest or visiting instructor? We enable your sponsored guest at two ranges, the Academy and Elm Fork outdoor range, you are able to pay a discounted range fee for their admission. The Academy has loaner equipment available. A guest instructor may be given range access by arranging limited authorization in advance. Email Clint@TexasArchery.info for details.
Club History starts in the 1960’s as an employee club at Texas Instruments. “Texins Archery Club” used TI provided land for a range off Restland near the main campus for many years. TI resolved to shed the employee clubs in the 1990’s which eventually meant losing the range land and creating a new entity, Texans Archery Club (TAC). In 2011, the club realized the need for a consistent teaching environment and more convenient public access to archery. An indoor range and non-profit school, Archery Academy of Texas, d/b/a Texas Archery Academy (TXAA), a new 501(c)(3) was created. TAC merged into TXAA. The management of the affairs of this non-profit corporation is vested in its Board of Directors. The dues-paying members of Texans Archery Club are classified as non-voting members with no right of participation in the governance of the non-profit corporation.
This community outreach has caused the club growth and influence, resulting in the creation of additional ranges and affiliations throughout the state. To simplify the confusion of the different names and multiple websites, we have adopted TexasArchery.info as a state wide marketing campaign to promote Archery and the additional registered dba of Texas Archery.
Membership now enjoys a network of ranges, and discount for public access to other affiliated clubs, municipal ranges, and pro shops… sponsored by TexasArchery.info. Our goal is to help support the development of archery infrastructure throughout the state.
What can you do to help grow archery in Texas?
We ask you to SHARE your passion for archery. Invite a guest to shoot. Recruit another member each year! Participate in leagues and the Learning Path. Volunteer for events. Participate in club shoots. Please join us the last Sunday of each month for our Texas Archery Indoor League (TAIL shoots).
In September, we have our annual capital drive – donate on North Texas Giving Day – all goes towards our On Target Fund.
Please make sure you subscribe to our club email system so that you are getting club communications to be in the know about operating hours or lock code changes, leagues and tournaments, etc. YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE, BUT DON’T BE SURPRISED THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE GATE CODE CHANGED.
For current happenings, “like” our two Facebook pages. They are also displayed on the Home page of our website.
Proficiency award system for membership to earn additional privileges:
Your first goal is to earn Range Certification – achieve 5 of 6 arrows in 12″ target at 10 yards. This ensures everyone’s safety. To increase in distance, please test yourself in this same manner. If you are bouncing arrows off anything else than a target, our range officers or another member will ask you to move closer or to another range. Can you Range Certify?
Next: Take advantage of our Learning Path and Fundamentals classes, private lessons, and seminars to help with your archery education.. As you progress, challenge yourself with our self-paced ArchersQuest.info rank advancement program. BOWMAN rank may checkout a loaner bow and 6 arrows temporarily for use outside.
Next participate in our monthly TAIL competitions (last Sunday each month, $20) – TAIL is also an official shoot to earn USA Archery “Star Pins” by scores achieved (after first 3 pins, you need to be enrolled in USA Archery youth (JOAD) or adult (AAA) programs). Everyone shoots 10 ends of 3 arrows from 18 meters. One award level may be earned per competition, and only once. Also, achieve the most points in your equipment bracket and shoot an elimination round to win cash!
Complete the rank of TOXOPHILITE, you earn a FREE Texans Archery Club Adult membership for next year!
Texans Archery Club also awards special recognition to those “stand out” ambassador members that make individual contribution to the success of the club!