Cacapon Resort 3-D Archery Shooting Range Open in West Virginia
The course features 15 – 21 targets made of foam and plastic replicating wildlife game species found in West Virginia along a quarter mile designated trail. Represented species include whitetail deer, bear, wild boar, turkey fox, raccoon, groundhog and coyote.
“Targets are laid out in a variety of settings and positions, providing easy shots for beginners and more challenging poses and distance for advanced archers,” says Brad Reed, Assistant Superintendent. The archery course is located adjacent to the Wobble Clay Shooting Range. A fee is charged for this activity and reservations are required.
Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 17 and from December 1, 2008 to May 25, 2009. The course is open Sundays only from October 18 to November 30. The course range use is by reservation. There is a maximum limit of five individuals per reservation.
“A small number of shooters per reservation creates a good sport experience and promotes a safer shooting environment,” Reed explains. He says the course is ideal for archery clubs and individuals with archery equipment who want to improve field skills.
Cacapon Resort currently offers many outdoor recreation opportunities including: 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course; hiking trails; horseback riding; and Wobble Clay Trap Shooting Range. The park is located near Berkeley Springs in Morgan County accessible via Route 522. For information about Cacapon Resort and 3-D archery go online, www.cacaponresort.com and click on “things to do.” Question and answer pages are posted for both Wobble Trap Range and 3-D Archery. For lodging, special events, trap or 3-D range reservations or additional information, phone: (304) 258-1022.
- Reservations are required and may be made up to 30 days in advance. A $7 fee is required to hold a reservation. Call (304) 258-1022 to make reservations.
- The archery range is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 1 through October 17 and December 1 through May 25. From October 18 through November 30, it is open Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the prime archery hunting season when no uncased bows are allowed on state parks. State parks are not open to hunting.
- A fee of $7 per person per hour is charged for range use. A maximum of five people may participate in one reservation/round. Special arrangements for different times and group sizes may be made by contacting the park superintendent in advance.
- All ages are permitted, but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.
- Customers must provide their own archery equipment, and it must be cased at all times when not in use on the range. No firearms are permitted on the archery range.
- Compound, longbow and recurve bows are allowed on the range. Broad head tipped arrows are now allowed. Only arrows tipped with field or target points are permitted. Cross bows are allowed only for people possessing a current and valid Class Q (handicapped) hunting permit.