Our Shooting Ranges
Practice & FITA Range
Our practice range is situated next to the DCBH access road opposite the club house. There are varying target of ABA, 3D animals and IFAA target faces displayed in meters and yards settings, dependent on the shoot disciplines. The overall shooting distances on the practice range is set from 5 up to 90 meters. A short walk down the drive way is our FITA shooting range with marked shooting distance of 60−50−40 metres with an elevated back-stop mound.
Dusty Plains Range (3D & ABA)
This competition range has 20 target lanes and is mainly used for our 3D shoots. It’s in an easy walking distance from the club house and has a gentle undulating beginning that levels out to a fairly even dusty surface consisting of reddish brown soil prolifically covered with buffel grass and corkwook trees. The range distance in total from shooting lane 1 to shooting lane 20 is approx. 2.1km.
Neck Breaker Range (ABA 2)
Our second dedicated ABA Range with 20 shooting lanes is the most difficult range to traverse but provides the most beautiful views. It begins on a level surface behind the club house and slowly leads you up a rocky climb towards the first ridge top becoming steeper towards the summit. Don’t forget to have a look around, the view is magnificent. Following a challenged downwards shoot, the track descends rapidly into a small valley with a dry creek running through. The shooting lanes meander alongside the creek bed and continue to ascend again at the far side of the valley following the base of the Ilparpa Ranges. The track becomes rough, covered in loose rocks and has some short steep up and downs to traverse. The vegetation being sparse buffel grass, witchetty bush, and low mulga scrub. Some target butts back directly onto rock walls and it is recommended that archers carry extra arrows. The range distance in total from shooting lane 1 to shooting lane 20 is approx 2.2km.
Valley of Doom Range (IFAA 2)
IFAA Range 2 is set in between the Neck Breaker (ABA 2) and Ankle Twister Range (ABA 1) and can be difficult to traverse. Target 1 is directly located behind the club house and toilet block facing towards the Ilparpa Ranges. The terrain is quite open and flat but rises sharply as you approach the climb up towards the ridge top. The walking track becomes narrow, rocky and steep just before you reach to top and after taking a long distance shoot along the ridge top, the track leads sharply down into a small valley with a dry creek bed running along. You turn left and follow the dry creek bed along with some varying uphill shoots and turn around to come back the same gully and continue towards the the Neck Braker Range to shoot a few more arrows until the track guides you back up to the ridge top on the same path you came down into the valley. The terrain for most of the part of this range is very rocky and in places the rocks are loose. The vegetation is made up of buffel grass on the flats with witchetty bushes, low mulga scrub and native bushes. It is recommended to carry spare arrows on this range. The range distance in total from shooting lane 1 to shooting lane 28 is approx 3km.
Windy Plains Range (IFAA 1)
IFAA 1 Range is one of our easier shooting ranges to walk along. It’s located behind the club house running alongside the camp ground. At the beginning there is a gentle downhill walk of about fifty meters and then levels out onto a flat walking surface comprised of red dirt and sand for the rest of the shooting range. The vegetation is mainly thick buffelgrass, witchetty bush, and corkwood trees. You will pass two large ghost gum trees, the first one around lane 5 and the second one marks the half way turn around point at target 14. The vegetation is mainly knee high buffel grass, scrubs and a few native trees. The Windy Plains Range connects to the Ankle Twister Range (ABA 1) at the far turn around point at the second gum tree. The range distance in total from shooting lane 1 to shooting lane 28 is approx 2.9km.
Ankle Twister Range (ABA 1)
The Ankle Twister Range connects the Windy Plains and the Valley of Doom Ranges and wraps itself around the hilly outcrop, you cross via the Valley of Death and the Neck Breaker Ranges. The Ankle Twister Ranger is the only range not starting near the club house, beginning next to the DCBH access track. It starts off with relatively easy flat sandy ground and then progresses along the base of the Ilparpa Ranges which consists of rocky lanes. As you walk deeper towards the Valley of Death range, the ground becomes more loose rock and it leads up to a couple of steep uphill shoot positions. The track proceeds to guide you back to the open buffel grass plain again for the finish. Some target butts are backed onto rock walls and it is recommended that archers carry extra arrows. The range distance in total from shooting lane 1 to shooting lane 20 is approx. 1.7km.
Good sturdy comfortable and enclosed footwear, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent (flies) and plenty of drinking water is required to safely access each of these ranges.