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New 3-D Archery Range Opens at Guilford Lake

July 13, 2010
By Larry Claypool, OV Times Editor
GUILFORD LAKE, OH — In an attempt to ‘target’ more customers and fill a void in the archery business, Glenn Baker, owner of Glenn’s Archery and Tackle, has opened an outdoor 3-D Archery Target Range next to his shop in Guilford Lake, OH. The 15-target archery course is loaded with real-life shooting situations and positions with Rhinehart and McKenzie targets. The new course, which covers six acres, opened in June.

Baker, who has been shooting a bow for 35 years and is a Certified Archery Instructor, said there’s been a real need for an outdoor target range in the area. He also loves the sport of archery and wants to see others grow and learn from his years of experience.

“I love archery and want to get people involved. People need to get outdoors. It’s not all about business for me. I’ve been doing this for 35 years. And I do like to promote (the sport),” said Baker. “There are hunters and target shooters. This course can help everyone. If you’re hunting you want to stay sharp, this will help. A lot of guys put down their bows and don’t get them out until deer season. A lot of work goes into finding the deer. Then you need to make a good shot.”

Baker adds that the range offers real-life shooting situations at unmarked yardage. “It’s good practice. The unmarked yardage, you have to know the yardage of your shot. A range like this helps,” said Baker.

To make things interesting, and more challenging, the course will be changed regularly — both targets and yardage stakes. Some of the shots go into pine tree clearings (alleys in some locations) with various branches and stumps offering obstacles. Other shots, in open fields, offer targets placed at different elevations. Some shots must squeeze through — and around — tree branches and logs. Color-coded yardage stakes are placed at 25, 35 and 45 feet from targets.

Using top-of-the-line 3-D targets, the outdoor range offers different shaped targets that include: obviously deer, bear, turkey, wild boar, alligator, coyote, raccoon and more.

“This is good recreation. A lot of people enjoy shooting. There’s nothing like this in Columbiana County. And for some people if you belong to a club you have to stand in line and wait to shoot. Here you can move along and shoot at realistic targets,” said Baker. “And this is good for different skill levels. It’s safe and the whole family can do it.”

The cost to shoot is $6 for adults ($10 to walk through twice), $4 for youths age 8-12. Kids under age eight are free. The course is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April through October.

Baker said an outdoor range league is being planned to run from August through October. He also offers a 12-week indoor league (December through March) at his shop. He offers discounts to groups and will soon offer a ‘Family Plan’ for the outdoor range.

Glenn’s Archery and Tackle has been serving archery and fishing tackle customers for 20+ years. It’s a full-service archery shop that offers custom bows and repair work. Featured compound bows at Glenn’s include: Mathews, Mission, G5, Martin Rytera, Bear and PSE. They also offer Horton, Barnett and TenPoint crossbows. Glenn’s also sells state hunting and fishing licenses, is an ODNR watercraft agent and turkey check-in station.

Glenn’s Archery and Tackle file

Owners: Glenn and Mary Baker

Location: 33094 Baker Road, Lisbon (Guilford Lake) OH 44432

Phone: 330-222-2425

Website: www.archeryplus.com

Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.







Article Photos

Glenn Baker of Glenn’s Archery and Tackle takes aim at a 3-D target at his new outdoor target range.
Photo by Larry Claypool

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Glenn’s Archery and Tackle file
Owners: Glenn and Mary Baker
Location: 33094 Baker Road, Lisbon (Guilford Lake) OH 44432
Phone: 330-222-2425
Website: www.archeryplus.com
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 
 

 

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