RANGELEY – The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsman’s Club will offer archery opportunities this summer and fall for those interested in target shooting skills and in bow hunting.

Archery Director Mac Dudley will offer her popular instruction program for Olympic style target shooting this summer and is adding a program for both new and experienced bow hunters. The club continues to invest in its archery facilities and equipment to support Dudley’s program with an improved practice area and 3-D target range.

Beginner and intermediate programs in target shooting begin in late July. These programs are given separately for children (ages 9-15) and adults in two-hour segments spread over two weeks. Both programs have a small fee. For safety, participation is limited in both programs so if you are interested, contact Dudley as early as possible or sign up at the Rangeley Town Hall. People interested in the intermediate program should have completed the beginners program or can contact Dudley for a skill assessment.

Lessons will be given at the RRG&S Clubhouse in Oquossoc. Each program includes roughly eight hours of instruction and shooting and will occur Tuesdays and Wednesdays July 26, July 27, Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. The youth program begins at 1 p.m. and will end at 3:30. The adult classes begin at 5:45 p.m. and end at 8.

Bow hunters can join Dudley on Sundays from July through September for practice and skills refinement on the club’s realistic 3-D range. This new program will offer hunters an opportunity to tune up for the hunting season.

For bow hunters who wish to work on shooting skills on their own, the club has 10, 20 and 30-yard sight-in lanes and an eight station 3-D range available for members and guests. Both are located adjacent to the club’s parking area in Oquossoc. These facilities are open daily through September.

For information or to sign up for any of these programs contact Mac “Fletch” Dudley at 207-864-5919 or E-mail [email protected] or call the Rangeley Town Hall Recreation Department at 864-3326.

Anyone interested in joining the RRG&S Club, Maine’s largest sporting club, can contact John Thomas at 864-5360.


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