The Blackfoot River Bowmen range is located in the Rose Pond recreational area just north of Blackfoot, Idaho. It lies within the cottonwoods along the riverbottoms of the Snake river. The Blackfoot River Bowmen archery club was established in 1976. Three challenge grants were secured in 1994 - 1995 to build an indoor achery range and educational facility. These along with some exceptional support from local businesses and extrordinary efforts by some of the members the indoor range facility became a reality in 1997. The facility is approximately 4800 sq ft and has a 10 lane 20 yd indoor target range. There is also a large classroom that is used to teach archery hunter education and host other events. The building is fully heated and there are two restrooms. To help offset the heating costs the heat is coin operated. Members can purchase a key and have access to the facility 24 hours a day with only a few minor range closures during the year. Members, as well as non-members, are encouraged to come out and enjoy our facility. A $2.00 fee is required for non-members.
The indoor range is not only a great place to get out of the weather and hone your shooting skills, but it is also used to host fun and competitive shoots, as well as a variety of archery leagues throughout the year.
The archery range sits on ground leased from Bingham county and includes three outdoor ranges. Each of the ranges consists of 20 cardboard butts and burlap targets. The terrain is very mild and easily navigable by almost everyone. Currently we have two elevated shooting platforms giving shooters the opportunity to gain the perspective of being in a tree stand. We hold a variety of 3-D shoots during the year and they typically have as many as 40 lifesize animal targets.
The outdoor range facilities also include a practice range located in a convenient location near the road and the club house. There are several burlap targets positioned at a variety of distances.