FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What gear do I need to bring to a Southwest Archery Challenge event?

Bring whatever you would need for both a day of hiking and a day of shooting.  Bring plenty of water, snacks, good boots, sunscreen, extra arrows, an arrow puller and a positive attitude.  Come out to have fun, but be safe.

What type of targets are we shooting at?

All of our targets are professional Rinehart Targets.  They range in size from smaller animals like fox and javelina, to larger game, like deer and elk.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What gear do I need to bring to a Hike To Hunt Archery Challenge event?


Bring whatever you would need for both a day of hiking and a day of shooting. Bring plenty of water, snacks, good boots, sunscreen, extra arrows, arrow puller and a positive attitude. Come out to have fun, but please be safe.




How are the targets set up...how challenging is it?


We do our best to make the atmosphere fun and challenging by creating realistic, real-world scenarios. There will be hikes across different terrain, and some shots will be partially obscured by obstacles such as trees and rocks. Some shots are challenging due to the incline or decline, and some are a combination of elevation and obstruction. Check out the "Gallery" tab or visit us on social media to see photos and videos from our events.




What type of targets are we shooting at?


All of our targets are professional Rinehart targets. These high-quality targets range in size from smaller animals like fox and javelina, to larger game like deer and elk.




What does a day of shooting cost for the HTH?


Ticket prices vary depending on the venue and the packages offered. The individual event details page and the registration page for each event have exact pricing. Usually, a single day costs between $35 and $45 while an Total-Access pass costs between $60 and $80. Some events also have VIP packages with limited availablity and priced around $150. Shooters 17 and under are $25 for a 1-day or free with Total-Access and VIP passes. Non-Shooter tickets are $10-$25 per event...we truly like to see the entire family out enjoying the course!




Can I shoot multiple courses in one day?


Yes, you sure can...just depends on your physical ability and time you want to spend on the courses. Each day, you need to start with the course and at the time you selected during registration. At 1pm, all courses are open for anyone to start and we stop allowing people to start courses at 4pm.




What is the youngest age I can shoot without an adult?


You need to be at least 18 years old with valid ID to shoot without an adult. We encourage younger shooters to come out and enjoy the event, but anyone under 18 is required to have an adult present at check-in and on the course while shooting at all times.




I shot a specific event last year, is it going to be the same setup?


We do our best to completely change the courses and the shot selection each year, even at the same venues. We are all 3D shooters ourselves, and believe we know what is fun and challenging. We make sure your experience reflects our experience.




The forecast next week looks like rain will be present, will the event be cancelled?


Nope...we don't cancel the event anything short of a Forest Service closure due to emergencies such as wildfire. The events are supposed to simulate real-world hunting situations...it rains while you hunt, right? If you choose to not go shoot during your time slot, you are welcome to wait out the weather and shoot at the open course time of 1pm if the weather is more favorable for you.




Is there camping available at the events?


Sometimes, on a limited basis, we have camping spots available depending on the venue. If there are any spots left available, they will be listed in the optional purchase items during registration. If you reserve a camp spot, instructions will be emailed to you regarding rules and expectations. If you do not get a camp spot, there may be first-come-first-served dispersed camping nearby on National Forest land, all NF rules apply. Many venues are within 30 minutes of a major city with several hotel accommodations to choose from.




Is this a scored competition?


Nope, this is all just for fun and enjoyment...your missed shots are just as entertaining as your 10 rings. You will be given a scorecard if you like, but it's just for you or for your group to figure out who is buying dinner. If you want to compete against others and win prizes, we have a skills challenge available for that.




Is there a Warm-Up Range


Yes, there is a warm-up and sight-in range to get your bow and your shoulders ready for the courses.




What if I am not comfortable shooting at or above 100 yards?


The shooting cones are set at the MAXIMUM safe shootng distance for any given target. For any of the targets set at distant viewpoints, you can always walk CLOSER to the target to bring it within your comfort zone or the capability of your equipment.





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