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Archery Programs in Arizona

Arizona Archery in the Schools Program

This program is a physical education curriculum designed to teach international-style target archery in grades 4-12. The core content covers archery, history, safety, techniques, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. In addition, the curriculum provides interesting and creative possibilities for integration with core content in social studies, mathematics, visual arts, history, and English/language arts. For a school to become involved with the program please contact Tanja Washburn, Statewide Archery Education Coordinator at


Introduction to Archery: Clinics

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility offers Saturday morning archery clinics to teach basic archery techniques, safety and etiquette. To get more information or register for an open class please contact Gene Viele with the Ben Avery Shooting Facility at


Community Archery Program

The Community Archery Program is designed as a next step to the Arizona Archery in the Schools Program. Any Parks and Recreation department can administer the program. Training and equipment is provided. For additional information please contact the Statewide Archery Education Coordinator Tanja Washburn at

List of communities with archery programs


Arizona Game and Fish Archery Ranges

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission owns several archery ranges throughout the state offering safe, fun and organized archery shooting from target, to 3D and walking courses

Archery shooting ranges


Archery Loaner Equipment Kits

The Archery Loaner Equipment Kits include everything you need to have an archery activity at you event (bows, arrows and targets). The kits are available to groups having a leader with the required archery instructor certification (a minimum Level 2 archery certification from USA Archery or be a certified instructor through the Archery in the Schools program) and must provide a certificate of insurance. Kits may be signed out for one week. If the group leader does not have the required certification, the Arizona Game and Fish Department can provide that training for $40. To reserve a kit, or to obtain a list of scheduled instructor trainings, contact Statewide Archery Education Coordinator Tanja Washburn at


Bowhunter Education

Bowhunter Education is available online with an accompanying field day. This course is intended for experienced bowhunters to meet the education requirements in 13 states. Once you have successfully completed the course email Ashley Lynch, Hunter Education Coordinator at with the following information: Certificate Number, First and Last Name, Date of Birth, Address, Phone Number, Email Address.

Online Bowhunter Education


Archery Volunteers

Individuals interested in assisting with the statewide archery programs, events, and teaching opportunities can request additional information and requirements from the Statewide Archery Education Coordinator Tanja Washburn at



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