Monday, August 20, 2012

Grand opening success at Saluda River Archery indoor range

Crowd at archery shop
Shooting Lanes

Russell Cooper, Owner, tuning a bow

Customer shooting

20 yard line at shooting lanes

Antler display
Russell Cooper, can set up bows for customers and offers retail sales of archery equipment.
Al And Kim Hannah are in the same building and will offer a full line of hunting and fishing supplies.
Come by and check out this facility. You will find the prices are excellent and you will enjoy dealing with these fine people.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Saluda River Archery Indoor Range

Russell Cooper, Owner of Saluda River Archery Club

Russell Cooper recently announced that Saluda River Archery will be opening an indoor range less than a mile from the existing club property. They will have fifteen shooting lanes with standard 20 yard lanes and also extended lanes at 25 and 30 yards.

In addition to the shooting facility, they will have retail sales of equipment such as bows, arrows and arrow building materials.

This facility will provide upstate archers the opportunity to shoot when the weather is bad outside and also to shoot after dark due to work schedules.

Later, the indoor range will host seminars on various topics related to archery and bow hunting.

This facility will be of great benefit to the area's archers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Primitive Craft/Survival Seminar

Poplar bark for basket
L. Woodrow Ross
Fire starting with bow drill
Figure 4 deadfall trap

Join L. Woodrow Ross on September 1, 2012, at Saluda River Archery Club for a one-day seminar on primitive craft/survival skills. You will leave with a better understanding of the skills that will prepare you for outdoor adventures and to meet unexpected challenges that may occur.
The time for the seminar is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be from 12:00 to 1:00. Cost for the seminar is $85.00. Cancellations must be one week prior to the seminar for full refund. After that, 75% will be refunded. If enough are interested, lunch is available for $5.00 (burger or hot dog, fries and drink). Class size is limited to the first 15 registrants.
The seminar will he held, rain or shine. Shelters are available if rain occurs.
 E-mail for registration form. Call Ross at (864) 238-1944 or Russell Cooper at Saluda River Archery Club at (864) 230-8744 for more details.
Learn to flint knap and haft projectile points to shafts with sinew and pine pitch. Practice your fire starting skills with bow drill and flint and steel. Discover the atlatl, a prehistoric weapon that predated the bow and arrow. See the small game capabilities of a Cherokee blow gun.  Learn to make cordage from natural plant fibers. Observe the use of bamboo to fashion arrows that are equal to modern carbon arrows.
Other topics such as useful knots for outdoor uses and general woodcraft will be covered.
Saluda River Archery is just off hwy 153, near Powdersville, SC. The address is:
Saluda River Archery Club
521 McNeely Road
Piedmont, SC 29673