The El Dorado Hills Bowmen have partnered with the El Dorado Community Foundation and with the El Dorado Hills Promise Foundation to create a means by which you can make tax-deductible donations to the El Dorado Hills Bowmen. These donations will be used to develop/maintain the Archery range and to promote community outreach/ public involvement in the sport of Archery.

The proposal we submitted to the Foundation (link below) provides insight into our proposed use of the funds and our ambitious vision for the Range and Club.

EDH Promise Foundation Proposal

Information about the El Dorado Community Foundation can be found at their website:

Our immediate goal is to augment the recently approved funds to purchase and construct a new building on the range.

We must apologize that this opportunity comes so close to the end of the 2017 tax year. Donations postmarked December 31 or earlier will be eligible for inclusion on 2017 income tax returns.

If you choose to participate, simply make your check payable to “El Dorado Hills Bowmen” and mail it to the El Dorado Community Foundation. Include you address and you will then receive confirmation of your donation and documentation to support your tax return.

El Dorado Community Foundation
312 Main Street   Suite 201
Placerville, CA 95667

This effort will help support EDH Bowmen for continued use and enjoyment of the Archery range.

The El Dorado Hills Bowmen established the Range in 1963, a 55 year legacy of stewardship.

New Storage at the Range

Storage Justification – November 8th Meeting.
Approval for funding a project to construct a metal storage building will be voted on at the next monthly meeting of the EDH Bowmen.  (Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:30pm at the range)
As presented at the October Club meeting and mentioned in previous e-mails, Club members will be asked to approve the expenditure of club funds to purchase and construct a large metal storage building.
The justification, construction, and funding document for this ambitious project was presented at the October meeting. This document, with modifications, is now posted on the club WEB Site. You are encouraged to visit the web to read this document or pick up a printed copy at the bulletin board at the start to target #1
The project cost is estimated at $40,000. The motion is to approve a club expenditure not to exceed $35,000 to be spent incrementally over the life of the construction project and with the caveat that at no time would the total of our three bank accounts be allowed to drop below $15,000. Tax deductible donations will be sought for the balance of construction costs.
Please consider reading the proposal and attending the November club meeting.
Since 1963, a 54 year legacy of stewardship exercised by a succession of active club members….Join the tradition.
To read the justification, click on the link:


Range Target Team Schedule

My thanks to you all for volunteering to change the paper targets at the range.  Many of you were present at the Sept 9 meeting and we discussed the best way to handle this. As a result, let me clarify the plan.
We established three teams of volunteers.  Each team would be responsible for the paper targets for a month…..once every 3 months.
We decided that at the beginning of the month, the team would replace targets on #1- #28.  One month we will put Field Targets on #1-#14 and Hunter targets on #15-#28.  The next month this will be reversed with Hunter targets on #1-#14 and Field targets on#15-#28.
Recognizing that the sight in range and the 20yd range get shot out faster, team members will periodically check and replace targets as needed.
As we approach the beginning of the next month, we can judiciously decide to replace or not replace individual  targets that we know will soon be changed with the normal monthly change out.
The Teams are:
Team #1
Larry Cody
Duane Heilman
Jacob Alway
David Alway
Team #2
Gerry Clouser
Dan Murphy
Pete Johnson
Team #3
Ed Grandez
Jacob Steinbach
Jeff Rogers
Craig Von Chance
Leonard Payne: as needed if available-Call him
I would like each team to pick a team leader who would coordinate the monthly “change out” date with team member availability,
When life’s schedules conflict, I hope that one team could call on members of the other teams to help and fill in.
A list of Names, phone numbers, e-mails and lock combination is on it’s way to all team members.
The Key lock to the target shed has been disabled.  All it takes now is the combination.
Lets start the rotation with
Team#1.    Sept, Dec,March
Team #2  Oct, Jan, Apr
Team #3 Nov, Feb, May.
A method that seems to work well is one person in the shed gathering and marking Targets as to where they go. One person on the ATV with trailer loaded with fresh marked targets. Two people walking along with the ATV pulling off the bad, putting them in the trailer, and putting up the new. In a leap frog manner.
Again we cannot talk about paper targets without recognizing Dennis Sorensen who cuts cardboard and pastes targets so that when we go to the target shed, there are new targets to put out.
If you know any member who would like to join this elite group of target changers, please invite them to join your Team, or contact me.
This definitely qualifies for dues discounts.
My thanks to All
Bill Peterson

Reduce Your Membership Dues!

Would you like to reduce your membership dues for next year?  The deadline for completing club workdays is October 31, 2017. 

While there are many individual tasks that need to be completed on the range, there will be very few formal workdays between now and the deadline. Therefore, consider asking for an individual task which you can complete at your convenience to receive workday credits.

We have a list of tasks posted on the Bowmen’s Clubhouse wall, including post holes which need to be dug, signs to erect, target enclosures to be painted, and carpentry work on twenty target enclosures.

Contact Bill Peterson for details @

If you plan to earn credit towards next year’s dues, don’t put it off until it is too late or the work plan for this year is done.

Volunteers Needed: Replace Paper Targets!

One of the most critical tasks performed on the range is replacing damaged paper targets.  When the targets are not replaced regularly, the aesthetic quality of our Archery Range deteriorates.

We all need to thank long time member Dave Stroncak for doing this, very important, work on a regular basis. Thank you Dave!

But we cannot rely solely on Dave for this task to be completed since we all benefit from fresh targets!   We would like to enlist a group of members/volunteers to replace the paper targets.  The plan is to schedule work dates for the target replacements and have the team sign up to finish pre-determined tasks as it fits their schedule.

The pre-cut targets (thank you, Dennis Sorensen) are available in the target shed along with instructions on quantity and sizing for each target.

If enough members volunteer for this team, it should not be an overwhelming task falling on just a few.

If you can help your club this way, contact Bill Peterson @

Daily Work Days starting June 5th

In preparation for our Olympic Day/ Community Archery Day on Saturday June 24, there will be members working on the range every weekday morning starting on Monday June 5th at 8:00AM.

During this time members will be assigned to work various tasks, including carpentry work, painting,  weed-eating, etc.  Members are encouraged to stop by anytime at any time after 8AM; task lists will be posted on the club house metal wall.

We expect a large public turnout of first time visitors and TV coverage for the Olympic Day Event.  We want the range looking it’s best.  We hope you can join us.

Instructor Training – June 10th, July 23rd, August 13th!

Archery Instructor Training – EDH Bowmen Range and Clubhouse
Want to learn to become a USA Archery certified instructor?  This may be your opportunity.  EDH Bowmen is hosting three Level 1 USA Archery Instructor Certification Courses.   The course is open to youth and adults ages 15+, space is limited, reservations are REQUIRED.

Registration Flyer:   Level 1 Certification Training Flyer

For more information and to reserve your sport, contact Deborah at

Public:  Range is open, but please do not disturb the class while they are in the clubhouse and on the Range. Thank-you for your cooperation!

Members: As a member benefit, this course is available to members at a significantly reduced rate. Space is limited.  Please contact James Myers for details at

Work Party – June 17th!

Club Members Notice: Work Party – June 17th, 8AM – Noon.

We need your help! EDH Bowmen is hosting the USA Olympic Archery Day on June 24th! We expect to have a large public turnout and we need to ensure the range is in tip-top shape. Volunteers are needed to assist with landscaping maintenance, changing targets, some painting, etc. The main focus will be all targets on the range, including the sight-in range and the practice targets near the clubhouse where most of the activity will be held. Please plan to help!

Please note the range will be closed to the public during the work party hours. Thank-you for your cooperation!

2017 EDH Bowmen’s North American Animal 3D Shoot – Scores and Awards

The 2017 Bowmen’s 3D Shoot was a big success!  Thank-you to all 110 Archers who came out and participated (despite the rain and wind)!

Award Announcements and the Final Scorecards for the Public Shoot on March 5th:

2017 Bowmen’s 3D Shoot Awards

2017 Bowmen’s 3D Shoot Scorecard

2017 Bowmen’s 3D Shoot Guest Scorecard

Final Scorecards for the Member Shoot on March 4th:

2017 Bowmen’s 3D Shoot Member’s Scorecard

Photo’s from the 2017 Event:

Brag Board Page Launch!

We have launched the “Bowmen’s Bragging Board” on the website!   Click the “Brag Board” link on the menu above to take a look!

If you are a member of our club and are interested in doing a little “bragging”, please send your favorite picture(s) to; include your name, the year of the hunt and a location description.