Are you interested in archery?
If so, enroll in our outdoor JOAD Archery Class.
JOAD stands for Junior Olympic Archery Development.
This class teaches proper form, how to focus when
and development of mental skills.
Ordering online? Order via this link and the DSC receives a portion of the order.
The Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress has
Archery-based activities to fit everyone’s interest.
Archery activities have been a part of DSC since 1948 and
the committee is proud to be an expanding group with new
responsibilities and functions as we enter our 80th year
as a full-function shooting sports club.
Whether your interests lay in target shooting, competition,
or practice for archery hunting, we have a facility for
1. 30 target outdoor 3D animal range. Varying shot distances
and elevations. (Target points only!)
2. A six-lane outdoor practice range with 20 yd. and 30
yd. shooting lines.
3. A six- lane indoor practice range. Used for practice
and league shooting especially during inclimate weather.
4. Two broadhead practice ranges. Used during the fall league
only. Fifteen targets on each course.
5. Outdoor Professional Archery (PA) range. Used for tournament
archery and distance practice.
1. Winter “Basic Archery”
Held January thru March on the indoor range. Youth focused
but available to all as well as guests. Due to available
space, class is limited to 24 members.
2. Indoor “Spot” league:
Thursday evenings January thru March. Adult and Junior competition
with class awards.
3. Open 3D shoots:
Open to members and the public from April to September.
Course is open every weekend from 9AM to 5PM with exceptions
4. Spring 3D League:
Team based competition on the outdoor 3D range. League is
on Monday evenings, from April thru June (8 weeks). League
limited to 40 teams.
5. Open 3D “Stickbow” shoots:
Open shooting for Longbow and Recurve bow shooters. Shoots
are held on weekends from April thru September.
Please check the Archery Calendar for dates & times.
6. Junior Olympic Archery Development [J.O.A.D.]
Introduction and instruction in Olympic-style tournaments
& competition. Two eight-week sessions held on Thursday
evenings from May thru August.
“Youth focused” but open to all that desire
to learn Olympic style archery.
7. Fall 3D/Broadhead combination league:
An eight-week league, held from July to September. Archers
may shoot 3D archery with practice tips, or use hunting
style points on the silhouette course.
Our largest event, it offers outdoor practice just before
the opening of the Archery Deer Season.
8. Winter 3D Shoots: Starting
with the annual “Toys 4 Tots” shoot held the
first Sunday in December, outdoor 3D shooting in the winter
presents another challenge. Shoots are held on the second
Sunday of each month in January, February and March.
International Bow Hunter Education
Classes are held twice yearly. One class is held at the
Dequindre property, and one at the Oxford Campground.
If you are planning an out-of-state or Canadian hunting
trip with archery equipment, check to see if you are required
to have this certification.
Michigan Senior Olympics
– Archery Competition:
Currently hosting the annual MSO Archery competition 900
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Sponsored by and maintained by the Michigan DNR, classes
are designed around creating access to the shooting sports
check the “Archery Calendar of Events” for schedule
days and times of all events.
Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress is affiliated
with: Michigan Archery Association Michigan Bow Hunters
Association, National Field Archery Association.
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