3d Archery Range Policy

Every archer, guardian or observer entering upon the archery range must follow these rules. This copy is provided for your reference only. To be allowed to shoot at the Parma Armory 3D Archery Range, you must complete an electronic waiver by clicking the link SIGN OUR WAIVER at the bottom right corner of your screen and following its instructions. That waiver is good for one year, so you do not have to do this every time you visit the range.


For persons having a family membership it is the responsibility of the “primary” member to ensure that all family members and guests entering the Parma Armory Archery Range (PAAR) facility are familiar with these Safety Rules and that they agree to abide by them. All persons, while in the facility including when attending open shooting sessions, scheduled shoots, or coaching or instruction classes, shall observe the following range and safety rules to ensure the safety of all participants.

  1. Absolutely No Broadheads to be shot on the range or practice butts. (Except during specially designated Broadhead Practice if such is provided by PAAR at their discretion)
  2. Only target points and field points may be shot on this range. No Judo Points allowed.
  3. No firearms will be shot anywhere on the range at any time.
  4. Crossbows may be shot only at targets designated “CB.”
  5. Archers and guests will not cross or move forward of the shooting line, to retrieve arrows or for any other reason, until all shooting has ceased, cease fire has been declared, and all shooters on the shooting line know and acknowledge that there is a cease fire.
  6. No person shall have a bow in hand during a Cease Fire, which is ended only after all persons have returned behind the shooting line and “all clear” has been spoken and agreed upon by all persons on the range.
  7. If you are alone on the range and need to go behind the target butt wall, you must place your bow CONSPICUOUSLY against the target butt wall as a signal that you are behind the wall. If you are in a group, one person must always stay visible, in front of the target butt wall, to ensure the safety of the person behind the target butt wall.
  8. Never shoot up towards the ceiling. Point arrows only at targets during the drawing process. If your bow draw-weight is so high that you must point your arrow upward to pull the string, reduce poundage. You may be responsible for the cost of repairing ceiling damage caused by an arrow you shoot towards the ceiling.
  9. Never put an arrow on the bow string until it is safe to shoot.
  10. It is the responsibility of every archer to insist upon strict standards of safety and courtesy.
  11. When sharing the range with other archers in open shooting, limit the number of arrows shot to a maximum of seven (7) before retrieving arrows. During a league, tournament, or other group event, the event manager shall determine the maximum number of arrows that may be shot before retrieving arrows.
  12. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drug use allowed on range.
  13. A person seeming to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, or acting unruly or in an unsafe manner, will be asked to leave. Refunds will not be given.
  14. All persons on the range, whether an archer, observer, or Range Officer, has the right to – and should – loudly declare a Cease Fire upon seeing any dangerous situation.
  15. Head shots are not permitted on 3D targets. Aim for the body center mass areas embossed with scoring rings. Shooting the head or neck of a turkey target will make you subject to a possible $100 charge.