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Archery on Long Island, NY

Updated Sep 14 2014 10:08 AM EST with 6 listings
Long Island archery enthusiasts and people just curious to try the sport for the first time will find a surprising number public and private practice ranges and clubs across the island. Our local business directory includes places to practice archery and take archery classes. You will also find local stores that sell archery equipment like bows, targets and more. Read on below the business listings to find links to archery resources on the web and related activities and sports on Long Island.
Archery on Long Island, NY

American Outdoor Sports

Archery equipment, stocking and selling of guns and hunting equipment, as well as fishing tackle, and skin diving equipment
2040 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale NY 11735 Tel 631-249-1832
Fax: 631-249-3045; E-mail: aos@americanoutdoorsports.com
Website: americanoutdoorsports.com

C&B Archery

Retail store, indoor range, instruction and parties
11 Commercial St., Hicksville NY 11801 Tel 516-933-2697
E-mail: info@cbarchery.net; Website: cbarchery.net

Cedar Creek Park

Regulation-sized archery range open to the public, dawn to dusk seven days a week, year-round. Archers must bring their own equipment; free.
3524 Merrick Rd., Seaford NY 11783 Tel 516-571-7470
Tel: 516-571-7472; Website: nassaucountyny.gov

Long Island Shooting Range

Open year-round, 8 archery stations, outdoors.
Route 25, Ridge NY 11961 Tel 631-924-5091
Fax: 631-205-9044; Website: longislandshootingrange.com

Smith Point Archery Lanes

All aspects of archery: 3D outdoor archery, indoor target, bow hunting
215 East Main St., Patchogue NY 11772 Tel 631-289-3399
Website: smithpointarchery.com

Suffolk Archers

Not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of field and target archery and hunting, with traditional and compound bows.
86 Pidgeon Hill Rd., Huntington Station NY 11746 Tel 516-873-8898
E-mail: anthony@li.net; Website: suffolkarchers.com

Archery is becoming a more popular sport in the US but its one that flies under the radar. There are no major tv shows to boost the sport. Archery, hunting and fishing are popular with many people in New York State. Of course Long Island is best known for fishing. The fact that practice and competitions can take place at indoor archery ranges on Long Island allows the novices and experts to enjoy the sport year round.

Some of the archery clubs and practice range facilities listed above have pro-shops. You'll be able to find expert advice at these shops. Many carry the latest archery equipment including compound bows, recurve bows, long bows, arrows, targets, bow cases and accessories. Some shops will offer a try before you buy policy and professional bow tuning.

When picking up a sport like archery for the first time, its wise to consider classes. Organizations and facilities that offer classes are noted above. Most introductory classes should cover topics like stance, nocking the arrow, drawing and anchoring the bow, aiming, releasing the arrow and the follow through. Safety should be covered in any basic course for beginners.

For more helpful tips go to these articles on the web:
Getting Started in Archery
Modern Archery Equipment
You'll also find good learning tips at online forums like the Archery learning Center.