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Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club
A private shooting club in Charlottesville, VA



There is a lot of activity going on at the club regarding archery. The la-dies group has become very active in archery and have become particularly fond of Clout Archery. A clout is just a flag stuck in the ground and from distances of up to 140 yards, you try and shoot your arrows as close to the clout (flag) as possible. The closer to the clout, the more points you score.

Target Archery Matches

The new archery target range is located next to the clubhouse (on the opposite side of the clubhouse from the skeet range!). The new range location is open and inviting. There are marked targets at 20, 30, and 40 yards. Please come by and check it out.

Members can have informal matches on the target range, improve their accuracy, and make bow adjustments or just shoot for fun. These are not sanctioned matches so we can really do what we want.  If you want to bring playing card paper targets and tape them to the bags and have a poker match at 10 yds, we can do that too.

Remember, NO BROADHEADS are allowed on ANY archery ranges or on ANY targets.

From time to time, target matches are scheduled based on NFAA (National Field Archery Assoc.) guide-lines. Usually these matches are shot at 20 yards on a 40cm target face. Its a great way to test your mental toughness.

For more information contact archery@rrpc.org or
Peter Netland
(434) 249-5588 or
Michael Lilly at
or Jim Wilmoth at wheelgun5@comcast.net.

2017 Archery Lessons at Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club (RRPC)

Time: 4th Sunday of each month; 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Place: Outdoor Archery Range at RRPC, meet on range (we will shoot outdoors, weather permitting) If weather prohibits outside shooting, we will shoot at the indoor range at the clubhouse (Address for RRPC on GPS: 1570 Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville)

Specific dates: January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26, (no December lesson)

We have USA Archery/NFAA certified instructors who give archery lessons for beginners from youth (usually 10 years old) to adult and open to non-members. Lessons are conducted as a group activity on the 4th Sunday of the month at 12:30 PM. They are comprised of a 5 lesson series. $10 for the first lesson and $5 for each lesson after that. You do not have to commit to the entire series. Please check to calendar for schedule. Ladies group lessons are posted by the ladies group separately. All equipment is provided by the club. If you are interested, please email the archery chair at archery@rrpc.org or contact Director Archery: Peter Netland pnetland@gmail.com 434-249-5588 Director Archery Instruction: Michael Lilly locked31@gmail.com 804-922-2091

3D Archery

3D archery is a sport that simulates hunting. You shoot at foam animals from varying distances. There are scoring rings on the targets which coincide with hits on the vital organs of the animal. Located on the hill to the right of the road leading to the lower ranges, there are 15 shooting lanes set up. Yardage plates are located in the ground. The 3D range is like the plinking range for archery. Shoot for fun or to hone your skills.

Please remember to use FIELD TIPS ONLY and do not shoot if the temps get below 45 degrees. This could cause undue damage to the targets