Re: St. Crispin's "Eve" archery practice
- I was at this range today shooting. It is very nice. There are actually 3 ranges but only one privvy. When you enter the forest preserve from Butterfield road look for the road to the archery range on the left. Beware of speed mountains. A word to the wise, avoid Butterfield road as much as possible. Road work begins before Naper Blvd and continues to the Pacific coast.
--- In Ayreton@yahoogroups.com, James McAdams <jmcadams@...> wrote:
> Greetings one and all,
> St. Crispen's day is coming up soon, and I would like suggest in
> honor of it, we have an outdoor practice on Sunday the 21st at Blackwell
> Forest Preserve in Warrenville.
> They FP district has put together a nice range.
> Dozens of targets - from 10 to 90 yards
> Crossbows permitted
> A picnic shelter a about 50 yards away, with tables and grills
> If there's any interest, I'll be out there by 10 or so to grab the
> shelter. We can shoot until sunset. There's a fair amount of space
> around for other activities as well.
- Have been to this range a couple times on Saturdays since it opened and it is a nice spot.
It is free of charge. Crossbows also are allowed. No Broadheads. Range opens an hour after sunrise on most days and closes at sunset. On Wednesdays it opens at 10AM, after range maintenance. During the last visit, we discovered the range is open year round.
Have met other archers at the range, some compound hunters and several traditional shooters. Good vibe and camaraderie from others there.
Lady Emma von Reuschell
St. Crispin's day is coming up soon, which is as good an excuse as
any to have a gathering at the archery range.
On Sunday, Oct 20th, my lady and I invite all who are interested to
join use at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville.
We'll show up around 10 to claim the nearby picnic shelter &
grill. I'll bring charcoal and a spare bow or two.
The range has dozens of targets ranging out to 90 years, and
permits crossbows. There's plenty of open space around the shelter for