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Title: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 22, 2011, 02:17:00 PM
Howdy neighbors!  I'm in Texas and may be heading to Lafayette for a few weeks sometime in March.  I was wondering if there are any indoor or outdoor ranges around the Lafayette area?  Thanks for any info.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: trip on February 22, 2011, 02:25:00 PM
I think the Four Seasons Archery range in Opelousas is the closest range around.

 http://www.3dshoots.com/archery/clubdetail.php?name=4SeasonsOutdoors&state=LA&clubid=8296
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 22, 2011, 03:47:00 PM
Thanks for the info, Trip!
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: trip on February 23, 2011, 10:44:00 AM
You're welcome Ed. The BSBA may also have an event going on while you're down here. Here's a link to their events:

 http://www.bayoustatebowhunters.org/events.html
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Retired Master Chief on February 23, 2011, 01:19:00 PM
I'll be in the New Orleans area from about the 9th to the 25th as well.  Looking forward to some warmer weather and shooting.  The Northewest (north of Seattle) just got dumped on today by about a foot of snow.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 23, 2011, 06:51:00 PM
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Originally posted by trip:
You're welcome Ed. The BSBA may also have an event going on while you're down here. Here's a link to their events:

  http://www.bayoustatebowhunters.org/events.html  
Great info, thanks again!
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 23, 2011, 06:54:00 PM
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Originally posted by Retired Master Chief:
I'll be in the New Orleans area from about the 9th to the 25th as well.  Looking forward to some warmer weather and shooting.  The Northewest (north of Seattle) just got dumped on today by about a foot of snow.
Foot of snow?!  Get yourself a hot cup of   :coffee:  to stay warm, and then when you get to New Orleans, head on over to Cafe Dumond in the French Quarters for more   :coffee:  and some yummy bignets.  And don't forget to partake of some delicious Cajun food!  Lots of good eats in Louisiana and very friendly folk.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Retired Master Chief on February 23, 2011, 07:39:00 PM
Ed Q,

Coffee!?  I went out to the local 3D range and walked the course shooting some old 3D targets, bails, and stumps.  The snow tapered down for a few hours and started to melt.  Now its starting to snow again.  We don't get much snow, but when we do, it dumps.
My plan is to do some shooting while I'm down there.  And once its over you bet I'll be partaking in some fine Cajun cuisine.

Don
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 23, 2011, 07:50:00 PM
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Originally posted by Retired Master Chief:
Ed Q,

Coffee!?  
What can I say - when I saw the little coffee symbol over by the smiley faces I thought it appropriate considering how cold a snow storm can get!  We don't get much snow in the Dallas area, and having once lived down on the Gulf Coast, I know for a fact New Orleans definitely doesn't get much, so I'm fairly sure you'll get some warmer weather than up in Washington.

Anyway, if you haven't done so already, check out my other thread in this folder asking about places to shoot near New Orleans.  Have a fun trip and enjoy the food and stump shooting in Louisiana!
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Retired Master Chief on February 23, 2011, 10:52:00 PM
Thanks Ed!
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Larry L on February 24, 2011, 09:05:00 AM
If they're still open, Bayouland Bowhunters is in Lafayette.  They have an indoor range with one of those DART machines as well.  Range is ok, I'm not a huge fan of bag targets and theirs were pretty worn.  Think it's like $10 an hour to shoot.  They're personable enough but cater to compounds.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 24, 2011, 12:35:00 PM
Thanks a bunch, Larry!  I just googled them, and they're fairly close.  If work sends me down there, looks like I'll have a place to shoot from time to time.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 24, 2011, 01:12:00 PM
Forgot to ask, and sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is a DART machine?
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Larry L on February 24, 2011, 06:15:00 PM
One of those movie screen hunting simulators.  Uses a blunt tip on the end of your arrow.  Not sure if theirs is up and running or not.  I saw it, but they didn't offer it up for use.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on February 25, 2011, 12:42:00 PM
Ah, gotcha.  Never heard of anything like that.  Working or not, if they have a place for me to practice I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: trip on February 25, 2011, 01:11:00 PM
Thanks Larry! Sounds like you have options Ed!  :thumbsup:    :archer2:
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: awbowman on March 15, 2011, 12:28:00 AM
Indoor technohunt on Ridge Road in Lafayette.  Bayouland bowhunters ED.  A few of us trad bow shooters meet EVERY Wednesday at about 5.  He's starting to come around to a real stick and string. LOL
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on March 22, 2011, 08:23:00 PM
Thanks, Awbowman.  I'm now in Lafayette, great town by the way with good food, but have been working kind of late.  How late do y'all stay when you meet Wednesday's at 5?  And how late is Bayouland Bowhunters open?  I just called them, but there was no answer, so I'm assuming they close before 7 pm?
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: awbowman on March 24, 2011, 10:57:00 PM
Sorry I didn't see the post.  

They stay as late as we want on Wednesday.

BTW. there is an ARTAC (Traditional Club) shoot in Baton Rouge this Saturday starting at 7:30.  Waddill Refuge off Fannery Road.  Nice 3d course.  I am sure you would be welcome.  YOu can shoot as someones guest.  I'll be there but taking my hunter's ed to go to Colorado this September.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: awbowman on March 24, 2011, 10:58:00 PM
Sorry I didn't see the post.  

They stay as late as we want on Wednesday.  What are you doing for lunch?  Call me at 337-501-0373.  A group of hunters I belong to are eating some seafood for lunch tomorrow.

BTW. there is an ARTAC (Traditional Club) shoot in Baton Rouge this Saturday starting at 7:30.  Waddill Refuge off Fannery Road.  Nice 3d course.  I am sure you would be welcome.  YOu can shoot as someones guest.  I'll be there but taking my hunter's ed to go to Colorado this September.
Title: Re: Indoor/Outdoor range near Lafayette?
Post by: Ed Q on March 25, 2011, 07:27:00 PM
Thanks for the invite, Awbowman.  Sorry I missed y'all yesterday.  Got off work late.  I noticed they're also closed on weekends when I stopped by.  Will have to miss the ARTAC shoot this Saturday due to work, though.  Been pretty busy and haven't had much time for anything.  Guess I shouldn't complain and should be thankful I'm at least working....