2018 Nishu Schedule:
Board meetings will continue on Monday at 7 p.m.– exceptions noted
Sunday, Youth league 5 and 6:30 p.m.; Open Shooting 1-4 PM
Monday, Women’s league 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Mixed Spot League 6:30 PM; 4-H and Open shooting 6-9 PM
Tuesday, Team league at 7 p.m.; Parks and Rec
Wednesday,Traditional League at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 11th: Individual 3-D League at 6:30 p.m.; Intermediate Target League at 7 p.m.
Friday, Morning 3-D – shot gun start; Open Shooting 6-9 PM
Western Classic: January 19-21, 2018
January 27: Morton County 4H Tournament
Monday, February 5th Board/Membership Meeting
Scheels Shoot: February 16th
Freezer Shoot: February 24th
Monday, March 5th Board/Membership Meeting
March 13, UTTC American Indian Higher Education Consortium Archery Competition ~ 11 AM - 5 PM
March 16th – 18th ~ NDBA State Indoor & Banquet hosted by Nishu
FLYER--Pre-Registration Information Enclosed
April 7th & 8th ~ Last Chance Tournament and tentative banquet on Saturday
Monday, April 9th Board/Membership/Annual Meeting
Monday, May 7 Board/Membership Meeting
Monday, June 4 Board/Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 23rd: Membership Appreciation Day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Monday, July 2 Board/Membership Meeting
Monday, August 6 Board/Membership Meeting
3-D Jamboree: August 18-19th
Safari Shoot: August 25th – 26th
Monday, September 10th Board/Membership Meeting
Monday, October 1 Board/Membership Meeting
Monday, November 6 Board/Membership Meeting
Monday, December 4 Board/Membership Meeting
This club was established in Bismarck in 1956 as the Nishu Archery Club. The club established an outdoor shooting and target range in south Bismarck in 1958. The outdoor range has evolved, through club efforts, into a 28-target outdoor range. Now known as the Nishu Bowmen Club, the group developed a strong and effective working partnership with Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD). For more than 30 years, BPRD provided space in the World War Memorial Building for the club to teach archery classes to children and adults.
That facility’s space limitations, combined with the growing interest in archery and target shooting, lead the club officers, in August of 2003, to make a proposal to the Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners to cooperatively build an all season indoor archery facility next to their outdoor range.
The Nishu Bowmen Club provided a detailed plan for their proposed 90′x150′ facility, which included three different funding sources: the general public, club members and funds from the ND Game and Fish Department. The proposal also included the donation of in-kind services from club members.
An indoor range would provide an opportunity for increased offerings for public archery classes, adaptive archery classes, indoor and outdoor shooting competitions, a 20-yard target range on the upper level and a lower level, 30-yard range for hosting 3-D leagues and tournaments and, overall, a structure that would be unlike any other in the Midwest, benefiting not only archery enthusiasts, but the community of Bismarck as a whole.
The Board of Parks Commissioners moved unanimously to move forward and help make the indoor facility a reality. The Nishu Bowmen Club provided countless hours of volunteer labor to finish the interior of the facility, as well as the surrounding grounds.
On July 25th, 2008, the Nishu Bowmen Club dedicated their new indoor facility, which has an appraised value of $900,000. All classes and competitions now take place at the combined indoor/outdoor complex. It is a one of a kind facility, adding to the diversity of recreational programming opportunities in Bismarck, and is an appropriate fit with the BPRD Vision and Mission.
From beginners to the old pros, the Nishu Archery Club belongs to and serves the members – and they would like you to become one of them.