Welcome to the Fort Collins Archery Association!
The Fort Collins Archery Association is a group of people united by an interest in archery. Our membership includes both active bowhunters and target archers who have never hunted. We maintain for the public the Fort Collins outdoor archery range on land owned by the City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department. We also work with local organizations and businesses to provide support for youth archery programs, sponsor benefit shoots and host competitions. This web site is the clearing house for all things related to archery in the Fort Collins area!
Thanks to all the hearty souls who made it out to our Arctic Shoot. We had a great turnout considering the less than ideal conditions, although the weather did add an air of authenticity to the shoot! I think we had a record number of volunteers to help setup and take down, thanks so much to all those that pitched in and helped get it done. And a special thanks to the Dirty North Archery crew for cooking chili lunch and helping with setup & take down!
And I apologize again to our top shooters who once again had to correct me on my not so stellar score keeping. I’m thinking next year I’ll just ask ‘em who took first, second and third place!
See ya out on the range.
Now Available 1/23 – a NEW credit card pay station is installed for users to purchase the $3.00 daily parking pass. This NEW pay station will ONLY accept credit card payments.
The current cash pay station will ONLY be in place until Feb 21 during the transition to the new credit card pay station.
We are strongly urging all are members to join/renew online as it greatly streamlines our membership process. Our goal is to have a paperless membership registration process moving forward. There are several reasons we are asking help from our members:
- Legibility – handwritten applications are prone to human error, from both reading the membership application and as we transfer that information into our database.
- Transferability- it’s much easier for us to cut & paste than enter data manually. We are going to be looking at avenues to minimize the human handling as we move forward.
- Speed – as many among our ranks our interested in a parking pass, the electronic process is both faster and more efficient.
- Accountability – using the electronic process creates a paper trail we can utilize and helps minimize the amount of handling involved as paper membership application pass through multiple hands.
We thank you for your support in helping streamline our process and making the jobs easier for our volunteer organization!
Recently the archery community lost one of it’s biggest supporters, Jim Widmier (Owner and operator of Arrow Dynamics, later moved to Jax.) There will be a memorial service at the old Arrow Dynamics Building at 9AM on Saturday, August 3rd at the old Arrow Dynamics building: 2536 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins.
Below is the text of the official obituary:
James Hugh Widmier, 67, passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2013, after suffering a heart attack. The first of two sons, Jim was born in Hugo, Colorado to Hugh Eddison and Katheryn Dorine Widmier. Jim graduated from Hugo High School in 1964 and from CSU in 1969. Jim is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his sons Derek and Jon, Jon’s wife Cathy and grandchildren Paige and Claire; his brother John and wife Mary; nephews Geoff, Todd, Ryan and their families; Helen Anderson; Patricia Widmier-Ketchum; and his faithful dog Cadee. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, at 9:00 am, at the old Arrow Dynamics building, 2536 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO, 80525. Friends, relatives, hunting partners, and former customers are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fort Collins Archery Association, PO Box 270493, Fort Collins, CO, 80527. The family of Jim wishes to thank Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE for their assistance and support.
The FCAC Summer Jamboree is almost here! For those new to the association, we have a Jamboree each summer on Father’s day weekend. The purpose of the Jamboree is to get the FCAC members out of Fort Collins for a weekend, do some camping, shooting, singing around the campfire, and just a general way to get to know more of the members personally. This year the Jamboree will be held June 14th-16th at Jack’s Gulch Group Camping area. The group camp allows other activities if you also desire (horseshoes, picnicking, hiking, campfires, etc…)
There is a limited amount of trailer camping spots (around 20) with 9 electric hook-ups and those will be available first come first serve. There is ample tent camping areas available too. The main campground will also be available for those who wish to camp in a more private area, however reservations are recommended.
The plan is to be there sometime early afternoon on Friday to set up the 3D course. The course will be available until noon Sunday. Volunteers to help set up and tear down will be much appreciated.
The FCAC plans on hosting a Saturday night pot luck if there is enough interest. The FCAC will provide hamburgers and hot dogs and the hope is your side dishes will provide the rest of the needed. Please let me know if you plan on attending, if you will be and how many will be participating in the pot luck, so that I may plan on having enough food.
I am looking for an individual who can tow the 3d Trailer to and from Jack’s Gulch. I’d also like to hear from you if you plan on assisting with the 3d course set-up and take down, and cooking assistants. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the clubhouse which you can access on Wednesday nights. Please help by volunteering to make the Jamboree a success.
The static ranges have all new targets! Thanks to the amazing work of Jim Hatley and those others who helped out, we have all new Bulldog targets. These targets have a lifetime guarantee and should help us keep costs down on the static ranges. These targets feature replaceable faces and easy arrow removal.
Thanks to all the hard work that went into putting these in place!
POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, MAY 4TH, 2013 DUE TO WEATHER