Trader Jan's

Archery Pro-Shop

Do I need to know anything about Archery to come shoot?

No, we can provide quick instruction if you’d like to come and shoot.

How do we use the archery range?


Using the archery range time is very similar to going bowling: you rent a target and equipment by the hour or half hour, and the range is controlled by an instructor/ Range Master so that safety is ensured.

Do I need my own equipment?


We can provide rental equipment but you are always welcome to use your own. Sorry but broad heads, including practice broad heads, (hunting arrows) are not allowed to be used on our target butts, we have special targets for broadhead shooting.

Is Archery Safe?


Archery is a very safe sport! We make sure that our range is safely controlled at all times and that all equipment is safe to use.


How to Choose the Right Archery Equipment

Making the Right Bow Choice;

For your first bow, you should stop on by Trader Jan's Archery Pro-Shop or an archery shop near you. Also an archery coach or a more experienced shooter to help you make the right choice. No matter the style, the size of your bow will depend on several factors like your age, height and draw length.

When you are just starting out, the only factor determining how long your arrows should be is your draw length.

As a beginner, it is best to use arrows that are at least an inch or two longer than your draw length. For safety reasons, always go with longer arrows. Never go shorter.

The Three Main Bow Types

Recurve Bows - Recurve bows are the only bows the Olympics allow. Many archers also shoot recurve bows in field archery and 3D archery, and when bowhunting with higher-poundage bows.

Compound Bows - Compound bows are known for their widespread use in field and 3D archery, and bowhunting. Many archers also shoot compounds in target archery.

Traditional Bows - Archers shoot traditional bows in all major types of archery. You’ll see traditional bows in target archery, field archery and 3D archery, and some will use them for bowhunting at higher draw weights.


Below is a slide show of the different kinds of bows and arrow parts

  • Parts of a Crossbow
    Parts of a Crossbow
  • The parts of a Longbow
    The parts of a Longbow
  • Parts of an Arrow
    Parts of an Arrow
  • Parts of a Olympic Style Recuve boe
    Parts of a Olympic Style Recuve boe
  • Parts of a Compound Bow
    Parts of a Compound Bow
Parts of a Crossbow
Parts of a Crossbow