Apache Bowhunters is a non-profit organization, and was founded in 1970 by Al Reeves, Red Johnson, Dan Moore, and Ed & Nancy Bishman. The club started in Northern Franklin County by Hoover Reservoir, moved to Grazel Road, then in 1977 moved to Begert Road, and finally in 1985 moved to our present location in Lockbourne, Ohio, where we eventually purchased our club grounds and established a permanent location.
of the Apache Bowhunters shall be; to foster, expand, and
promote the practice
of bowhunting in the State of Ohio. To foster a spirit of fraternal
sportsmanlike fellowship and conduct among the bowhunters of the State of Ohio.
To educate our members and the public in the
sport of bowhunting using legal archery equipment with the proper proficiency to
take game in a humane manner. To cooperate with all
State and Federal Governments, recognized groups of sportsmen, and other
related conservation bodies, in the propagation and conservation of game
and its habitat.
The Club Today
Apache Bowhunters is an O.B.A. & I.B.O.
affiliated club. We are located on 30 acres of land
in Lockbourne, Ohio. Our outdoor target range has practice bales set from 10 to 50
yards. Our target course is broken into a lower and upper half, with 15 targets in hunting
type situations on each. During our trophy shoots we set Reinhart & Mckenzie 3D
targets on the course. Shoots are open to members and non-members alike. In 1998 we built
a new clubhouse and are making improvements to the club grounds each year. In
2008 we expanded the clubhouse to allow for future indoor shoots. We have
expanded our camping and parking areas and have added some of the larger Mckenzies (Lion,
Caribou, Elk) to our target selection. Crossbowa have been allowed since fall of 2005.
We have about 70% Family memberships and 30% Single memberships. No matter what equipment you shoot, stickbow, compound or crossbow, there is someone at Apache who shares your interest.
Memberships are $ 45.00 (working membership = must attend 2 work parties per year) and $145.00 (non-working membership, no work party requirement) . This allows you full use of the clubhouse and grounds for the duration of your membership. You can apply for membership at any club shoot.