Archery Ranges on Oahu

Archery Ranges on Oahu 1For the toxophilites of Oahu, there are a few archery range options to practice shooting. Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) Archery Range
The Central Oahu Regional Park is a spacious 269-acre public park that has almost everything a sport enthusiast could desire, including an archery range. The Patsy T. Mink COPR Archery Range, also referred to as the Waipio Archery Range by some, is located off Kamehameha Highway in Waipio. This 20-lane archery range has bales ranging from 10 to 110 yards and is open from sunrise to sunset every day. The range is free to use, but you must bring your own equipment. The area is quite exposed, so it’s a good idea to bring water and sun protection along with your archery equipment. Pu ' u O Kapolei Archery Range
The Pu ' u O Kapolei Archery Range sits just off Makakilo Drive at the Kapolei Regional Park, which was once known as Fort Barrette, an old WII compound. The City and County of Honolulu now owns the land, but a local group called the Bushwhackers Archery Club maintains the range. It’s open from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as some holidays. Admission is free, but they do ask for a $1 donation per day to offset the cost of targets. You also have the option of joining the Bushwhackers Archery Club for $30, one benefit being that you can use the archery facility any time of the week. The range is comprised of four parts: a FITA range, an indoor range, a static range and a 3-D course. The Kapolei Archery Range occasionally holds tournaments, schedules clean-up days and has club meetings. BYOE (Bring Your Own Equipment) Archery Ranges on Oahu 2 (CLOSED) Kapiolani Archery Range
Sadly the Kapiolani Archery Range at Queen Kapiolani Regional Park in Waikiki has been closed since April 2012 due to safety concerns. A patron playing on the tennis courts near the range found an arrow that had been launched over 500ft by a novice shooter. Over two years ago the Department of Parks and Recreation said the range will be reopened, but with limitations. One regular shooter at the Koko Head range said, “It doesn’t look promising,” as it hasn’t happened yet and most of the signs, bales and bulletin board have been removed. A letter dated April 2014 from Mayor Kirk Caldwell stated that he has tasked his “…staff to develop a plan that will consider the re-opening of the archery range without sacrificing any safety concerns for all users of Kapiolani Park.” Koko Head Shooting Complex
Oahu’s only public shooting range is the Koko Head Shooting Complex located just outside of Hawaii Kai. A variety of firearms ranges are open variably and the self-policed archery range is open every day from dawn to dusk. Eight bales are provided and you may bring your own target faces. Some archers hang old body boards to shoot at. This free of cost archery range is entirely exposed, but provides a beautiful background of Koko Head. A hat and water is recommended and BYOE.

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