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Club News

Feb 5th, 2014  (updated)

  • 2014 Events listed on the Events Page
  • Public shooting at indoor range. Wednesday 6 - 9 pm
  • Outdoor Range Closed for Season
  • 2014 JOAD sessions start Jan 17th and 18th
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The Minnehaha Archery Inc. is a non-profit service organization dedicated to the promotion, expansion, enjoyment and education of all forms of archery in the greater Sioux Empire Area and across the region. MAI was established in 1951 and incorporated in 1954 and is one of the oldest and most respected archery organizations in the region.

Indoor Range

Our indoor facility is a 30 yard, 30 lane range which features Spiderweb target bales. The range is inspected bi-yearly and certified with the National Field Archery Association. We have rolling target bales that can be set at shorter distances which give shooters the ability to shoot from 5 to 30 yards indoors. We also have 3D targets available to help hone those hunting skills and offer an alternative to conventional paper targets. Members are able to access the range 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a secure swipe key card.

Public (none member) shooting is available at the indoor range year round on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a nominal $5 per person fee. A Minnehaha Archers board member is available during that time to answer questions and assist shooters.

Directions to the indoor facility:

From Interstate 29, take exit 83 and go approximately ¼ mile west to North Harvestore Rd. (First road on your right past the interchange traffic lights.) Turn right, indoor facility is the second building on the right.

Outdoor Range

Our 40 acre outdoor range, located at the base of the Great Bear Recreation area, features both a 10 yard to 80 yard sight in range and walk thru shooting course. The course is a 14 station (doubling to 28 stations in 2013) course through the rolling oak covered hillside. The course features a variety of shot angles and difficulties for all abilities. Many of the target areas feature both a block target and a 3D target to shoot at your discretion. The outdoor range is open to members 7 days a week during daylight hours from April 1 (weather permitting) to October 31st (weather permitting). During the winter the range is closed.

Map of walk thru course

No Broadheads Allowed! on the sight in or walk thru course.

Public (none member) shooting is available at the outdoor range on Saturday and Sunday during daylight hours from April 1 (weather permitting) to October 31st (weather permitting) for a daily nominal $10 per person fee which is payable at the pay post on the sight in range. The archery range property is leased from the city but is maintained by Minnehaha Archers Inc. and all targets and objects are owned by the club. The range fee helps to maintain the range and targets. Fees are paid by the honor system on the weekends. Non paying shooters may be asked to leave and/or subject to damages of private property.

Directions to the outdoor facility:

From Interstate 229, take the Rice street exit (Exit 7) and go east 2 miles. Turn right at the Great Bear Recreation sign. Entrance is the first driveway on the left.

From Interstate 90, take exit 402, go south on SD 121 to Rice Street. Turn right, and go 1 mile to entrance of Great Bear Recreation area. Entrance is first driveway on left.

Club meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the indoor range facility. Club meetings are open to all members. The indoor range is closed to shooting practice during club meetings.



Family Membership $120 per year
Single Membership $100 per year
Youth Membership $50 per year

Membership grants you 24 hour access to our indoor range. The indoor facility is accessed by key card which is distributed with your paid membership and renewed each year upon receipt of your paid membership.

Membership also grants you daytime access to our outdoor range. The outdoor range is open to members 7 days a week from April 1 (weather permitting) to October 31st (weather permitting). The outdoor range is available exclusively to club members Monday - Friday. Members access the outdoor range via combination lock which is changed each spring. The new combination is distributed with your paid membership or renewal. During the winter the outdoor range is closed.

Broadheads are allowed at the broadhead sight in range next to the parking area at the outdoor range. Broadheads are NOT allowed on any other areas of the outdoor or indoor ranges.

Memberships are availbale at:

Scheels All Sports Minnehaha Archers Indoor Range
41st and Western Ave 5108 N. Harvestore
Customer Service Counter Sioux Falls, SD
  Wednesdays 6-9 pm

Online Membership Form