Silver Arrow Bowmen

Who We Are

We are Reno’s premier archery club for active archers.

Formed in the 1950’s, we were officially incorporated as a Nevada non profit corporation in 1984, when we also established our range at the north end of Lemmon Valley.  This is now the Washoe County Archery Facility/Silver Arrow Bowmen Range. We partnered with the Washoe County Parks Department and obtained a land grant from the BLM to accomplish this and we are now the managers of this park, with oversight from the Washoe County Parks Department.



Rendle Taylor

Vice President

Ken Shoemaker


Christian Kremin


Teddy Elwell

Range Captain

Craig Hagen


Jeremy Elwell


Chandler Kremin


Lexey Gurrero


Nick Roberts


Lonnie Gordon

What We Do

We manage and maintain the Washoe County Archery Facility/ Silver Arrow Bowmen Range, which is our local outdoor archery range (see map below). We keep it open to the public 7 days a week, with a practice range and 28 marked yardage bale butt targets in an NFAA Field Hunter configuration on the range. We also have a designated broadhead shooting and sight in area, separate from the regular shooting areas (broadheads are not allowed to be shot on the remainder of the range).

We are the local liaison with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the Nevada Bow Hunters Association and the National Field Archery Association


We put on quality archery shoots during the year, including an evening 3-D bow hunter league from May thru July (see Events Calendar for specific dates).

The Bow Hunter Bonanza
Our premier shoot each year, it is typically held on the 3rd weekend in April. The Bonanza is an unmarked 3-D shoot with 40 target stations. We use a large variety of Rinehart and McKenzie targets, as well as a number of novelty targets. Awards are given out for winners in all adult divisions, young adult and youth. Cubs and Peewees all get awards. A lunch is available at the concession stand.

The Bow Hunter League
Wednesdays from the 1st week in May thru July
20 unmarked distance 3-D targets each evening, range finders are OK, staggered start from 5:15-6:30pm

John Carlsen Memorial Evening Shoots
On the two Wednesdays following the League ending in July we shoot the same format, but it is just for fun and pre-season practice. 20 unmarked distance 3-D targets, range finders are OK, staggered start from 5:15-6:30pm, $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $10 dollar one time park fee if you have not already paid it for the year. Food and beverages are available at the shoot.

With the handicapping of all the different classes of shooters, everyone has a fair chance of winning, so come out and shoot your best!

The Bow Hunter Finale & Challenge
If there is enough time in the schedule, this is held as a wrap up of the bowhunter league in July.

The Turkey Shoot
28 3-D targets, unmarked, but range finders are OK, 2 arrows per target, Specialty and Bow Hunter Challenge targets. Regular (frozen) turkeys will be given out, bow raffle, if you don’t win anything, you are just unlucky!

Bowhunter Education Classes
We sponsor Bowhunter Education classes, which are usually in early April of each year. These are International Bow Hunter Education Foundation certified classes and the certificates are recognized by all 50 states (including Alaska, which requires a shooting course), Canada and Mexico. The classes are conducted in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Wildlife who certify the classes and keep the records.

Where We Are

Our range address is 1255 Matterhorn Blvd, Reno, NV 89506

From Reno: Drive North on US 395 and take the Lemmon Valley Exit, go (right) North on Lemmon Valley Drive to Waterash, right on Waterash, then right on Tupelo, then Left on Matterhorn Blvd. Take Matterhorn up the hill past the subdivisions, the next marked road to the right will be Silver Arrow Range Road, it has a large Washoe County Parks “Regional Archery Facility” sign. This is a dirt road which takes you half a mile up to the parking lot.