ATTENTION PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE IN MINNESOTA
Hey everyone. I live in Duluth,MN and am looking in to building or finding a suitable location for an indoor/outdoor archery range with a bar and food. YES i will serve alcohol. You drink, and you're done shooting. plain and simple. bow gets locked up in an area where employees only have access too. The indoor range is my main focus at this point. there would be a 20,30,40 yard range with the capabilities of having a 3d shoot and league setup on certain days along with open hours 3d shoot just for fun. The big range will have at least 20 lanes. possibly more. I will also have a separate 20 yard range with 5 lanes for newcomers who would like there privacy and for beginner lessons. This range will actually be a club. there will be an annual membership fee of which i have not determined yet. Individual, couple and family memberships. I can guarantee it will work out to be cheaper than any of the competition in the surrounding area. I just still have more research to do. The membership fee will give members access to member discounted prices on food, merchandise and will have unlimited free open range time(on scheduled open range days). Plus the ability to earn rewards back for purchases made on merchandise. I will run a co-ed league, womens league and youth league(womens and youth provided i get enough takers) various tournaments with prizes to win. I will throw a number out there for a membership fee. I go to a local range and shoot 2-3 days a week. so we'll just stick to 2 days a week for a more reasonable number. If i go two days a week at 6 dollars where i shoot, that is 624 dollars spent a year just on a range fee. JUST RANGE FEES. That doesnt include buying a pizza or burger or a beer or gas. so if my range/club fee was 300 a year thats 25 dollars a month. do the math, thats 3 dollars and some odd cents per time to shoot at 2 days a week. there will also be options for punch cards with various lengths of memberships. week(s) to month(s). To get people to sign up they will be entered in a raffle(10 tickets if you sign up for a membership) with the option to purchase more to win various prizes. A dozen arrows, a new mathews, and many other items. That is with a full year membership. I have a ton more i could explain but if you have questions please ask. this is a serious idea that could potentially happen if the interest is there. Oh yeah I will be selling Mathews bows if i get a dealer in there. sorry to all the haters out there. but its what i grew up shooting and the majority of people in my area shoot one.
This is my PLAN. none of this is a guarantee because i cant do this by myself but i just know that besides **** rapids MN, there isnt an archery range like this in my area. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS!!!