Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

Nothing to report.

Joe Dotterer
(951) 897-5685 
Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

Nothing to report.

Pete Whitworth
(909) 223-5822

By: Louie Lopez - ob.treasurer@outlook.com

Nothing to report.

Louie Lopez
(714) 538-7202
Range Captain
By: Chriss Bowle s -  Club Range Captain
Nothing to report.

Chriss Bowles
(951) 757-4571
Hunt Chairman

By: Bill Leal - Club Hunt Chairman   

Hi everyone,

We are starting a new year! If you take any game from JAN 1 TO DEC 31 2020 and if you want a free trophy plaque for all the big game and right amount of small game taken, fill out your game cards. To get more information, read the ORANCO BY-LAWS under HUNTCHAIRMAN and see what game can be taken and all the game points you got on the game taken. When you fill out your game cards put all big game and small game on the same cards.

Try and send your reports as soon as you can. We now have a woman's section, the woman does not have to compete with the men, the only part they compete with the men is THE BIG BUCK CONTEST. When you get a buck I need the outside measurement. I don't care how small it is, we had one lady that turn in a 4 inch and she won the BIG BUCK CONTEST for that year.These awards are for full time members ONLY, if you need more game report cards there is a lot in the club house, or send me a e-mail with your name and address and I will send you some.

Spring Turkey and Bear season will open soon and be careful, beaded turkey only. When you go bow fishing you need a fishing license, as always READ THE REGULATION for the fishing and hunting.

Good luck            

714 803 9617 CELL

PS, If you call me please leave me a message. If you don't, I will block you so please leave a message, I will call you back.

Bill Leal 
(714) 803-9617 - Cell
7328 El Dorado Drive
Buena Park CA 90620-7589
Range Secretary

By: Mark Houston - Club Range Secretary

Hi there Oranco Bowmen!

There's a lot of really great events happening down at the range lately and in case you're missing out, I'm going to go over a few of them with you right now! 

The Oranco Bowmen Club " CHAMP SHOOT " 

A time-honored Field Tournament that club members have shot annually for over 60 years. Our Flagship Club Championship for members, prospective members and their invited guests will be held this Sunday March 1st, 2020. Sign-ups are 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. shoot starts at 9 a.m. members and prospective members shoot free. $5 for guests must shoot with sponsoring member . Free food and drinks for all participants throughout the day. Tournaments consist of 14 Field targets shot with 4 arrows, 14 Hunter targets shot with 4 arrows and 14 Animal targets shot with 1-2 or 3 three arrows. The coveted Gold, Silver and Copper Arrowhead Medals with the Oranco Bowmen Indian emblem in the center, will be presented at the Oranco Bowman Awards Banquet March 28th, 2020 are for Members Only.
If you've never shot this tournament before, come on out with family and friends for a day of fun and see who goes home with bragging rights!


 Is in full swing and the competition is Fast & Furious!!! Members and prospective members enjoyed a challenging 2-arrow marked yardage 12 Target 3D animal shoot this last Saturday. My hat is off to our League Chairman Al Wiscovich and his team for a stellar setup and a fun-filled day of 3D League archery. My daughter Justine and I were lucky enough to be in a group with some of the club's top shooters this last Saturday so we had a up-close look at some of the hot competition going on. It's not too late for you to jump in for the next 4 Saturdays and go home with a League trophy. Every Saturday will be a different scenario of target setups with marked and unmarked yardage or both on different parts of the range. A quick fun way to meet new friends and bone up on your archery skills! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded after the last shoot during our potluck side dish lunch with free burgers and hotdogs and drinks on the club. Whether you're a Pro-shooter, beginner or just want to have some fun, the Oranco 3D Winter League has a place for you!


Will be held Saturday night March 28th, 2020. at the Oranco Bowmen archery range. We invite you to come out and enjoy a fun-filled night of good food, drink and friends! The evening starts with a 5 p.m. mixer, at 5:30 p.m. we start the dinner line for a delicious Chuck Wagon BBQ Buffet including beverages and dessert! Enjoy the comedic stylings of ( Big Mike ) Gonzales one of Oranco's very own club members! Our Board Members will present the awards to our honored club members, and yes a few lucky club members will go home with some really cool raffle prizes. Ask anyone who's attended this awards banquet in the last few years and I'm sure they'll tell you just how much they've enjoyed themselves! So please don't wait, time is running out! Fill out your banquet invitations and get them in the mail to Al Wiscovich so he and the banquet committee can finish up the preparations for this year's Oranco Bowmen Awards Banquet!!!
We all look forward to sharing this magical evening with you all...

I have one last bit of exciting new news to share in my newsletter with you!


This is a NEW ANNUAL CLUB 3D HUNTER STYLE CHAMPIONSHIP for club members, perspective members and invited guests. Will be held Sunday May 31st, 2020. Sign ups starting at 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. start time 9 a.m. all styles all ages. 
This will be 30 1-arrow unmarked 3D animal targets, set in challenging bowhunter scenarios. Utilizing elevated platform, ground blinds, steel silhouette target and more! Free food and beverages for all participants throughout the day just like the Champ Shoot! New 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards will be presented after the shoot to club members only. Tournament cost is $10 for members and prospective members, $15 for guests of members. Terry Adams of Unique Awards and Trophies has been commissioned to build a new dual-purpose Champion's Trophy to be used for both for Champ Shoot and Oranco Bowhunters 3D Championship for photo opportunities to be downloaded to an electronic picture frame that can be viewed by our membership in our club office. This electronic picture frame will also provide unique opportunities to view major Club Shoots, League events and Award Banquet videos and pictures. Please mark your calendars and be on the lookout for the ORANCO BOWHUNTERS 3D CHAMPIONSHIP event flyer, coming your way soon! 

Look forward to seeing you all there!!!

Mark Houston
(760) 605-1155
Tournament Chairman

By: Chris Stout. - Tournament Chairman

Nothing to report.

Chris Stout
(909) 730-0045
Club Secretary

By: Amanda Duchardt – Club Secretary

Greetings Oranco Members and Prospective Members!

● Thank you to all our helpers at the Rendezvous shoot! This was a challenging but fun shoot with some really interesting target setups. We also had a number of first time tournament participants from our JOAD program. Thank you all for braving the rain and we hope you enjoyed the shoot!
● The Oranco Champ Shoot will be held on March 1. The tournament is FREE to members and prospective members in good standing. Guest are $5 and MUST shoot with the member that extended the invitation. FREE food for all. This shoot is patterned after the State Field Shoot and will consist of 14 hunter, 14 field and 14 animal targets. Awards will be given out at the Annual Banquet on March 28. ● Check out the CBH Event Calendar for additional tournament dates throughout California.

● Oranco’s Winter League will begin on Saturday, February 22 and run each Saturday at 9am through Saturday, March 21. Leagues are open to members and prospective members in good standing. Cost is $10 per event and will consist of 12 targets, 2 arrows per target, marked and unmarked shots, and a 110 yard bonus shot. Participants must compete in 4 out of the 5 weeks to be eligible for awards. Potluck and awards will be held on Saturday, March 21.

● FREE one hour class usually held on Saturday mornings; RSVP required. Next class is February 29. Please check out our website or contact Vernie Urbano at archer@vernie.biz or 714-928-4100 for more information and to RSVP.

● Next JFA is on March 8 at 9am. No pre-registration required. Participation is free for members and children under 11. Guests are $14. Please contact David Bacon at ob.membership@outlook.com or 909-217-4441 for more information.

● Joe is managing several projects around the range. Please reach out to Joe at 951-897-5685 if you need work party credits and have a few hours to help.
● We are also starting to organize Prospective Member ONLY work parties on the second Saturday of each month to help facilitate completion of work party requirements. Please reach out to David Bacon at ob.membership@outlook.com or 909-217-4441 for more information.
● To stay current on Work Party opportunities, make sure you are subscribed to the Oranco Newsletter/email list and/or check out our Facebook page.

● A custom Oranco shirt/sweatshirt/hat order form is in the club office. Women and youth sizes are available. Place your order in the next week and/or contact Joe.
● The Oranco Annual Banquet will be held on March 28. Invitations have been sent. Please RSVP as tickets will be capped at ~100.
● The Oranco Board for next year is set. All current Board members will continue in their existing roles.
● Blade Betts is raising funds for his Eagle Scout Project at Oranco. Blade will be constructing a new informational sign near our front gate and the design looks great. Keep an eye out for additional opportunities to donate during Sunday openings and tournaments. I can’t wait to see the final product.
● Current membership count: 420; Prospective members: 46 and counting.

Want to be informed or get involved? Our next club meeting is Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm in the club house. As a reminder, all prospective members need to attend 2 Club Meetings and participate in 2 work parties to become an Oranco member.

Club Meeting Minutes are available in a binder at the Club office or email Ob.Secretary@outlook.com for a copy. The Summary of Board/Member Actions from the last meetings are included below.

Amanda Duchardt
Membership Chairmen  
By: David Bacon - Club Membership

Hi All,

Here is a quick update on our membership. Currently we are at 427 members including 44 prospective members.

New members:
Andrew Amidei
Andrew Sandavol
Robert Hunter
Sean Lewis
Joshua Frezier
Ricky Finnie
Jason Conner
Cruz Guerreo
Daniel Nguyen
Brayden Capitano

Returning Member:
Josh Miller

Please welcome the new members when you see them on the range.

Just a quick reminder that renewals are coming up soon so if you received your new CBH or NFAA membership card, please take a minute to send us a copy of your current card so there is no delay in receiving your 2020 membership card and gate code. You can email a copy to ob.membership@outlook.com or text it to 909-217-4441 and we will update our records.

Eagle Scout Project: I am sure you have heard about the new display board Blade Betts has been working on for his Eagle Scout Project. This will greatly benefit the club by centralizing the shoot and work party information in one place rather than separate handwritten messages attached to the fences and front gate. Blade has been working very hard on this project and I am amazed by just how many hoops he has had to jump through, not only at our club meetings but also getting it approved by the Eagle Scout Board. He is using top quality material and has set his budget at $2500.

David Bacon
Just so you know…His project is self funded so he is asking for donations to help out with the cost and after his latest report at the February Club meeting I am a little disappointed that more Club members haven’t stepped up to help out.  The majority of donations have come from outside the club!!! Come on guys…I know we have some eagle scouts out there and with 427 members it only amounts to $6 a member for something that will greatly benefit our club. So…Lets get behind this project and get it funded! Please send your donation to Blade Betts, P.O. Box 186, Norco CA. 92860 or you can visit his Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/blade039s-eagle-scout-project and make a donation. 
Thank you for your support
Two Year Board Member

By: Al Wiscovitch - Two Year Board Member

Hello club members,

Hope all is well and you have been enjoying our great weather. A few thinks to talk about, as most of you know we have started our first 3-D league and the weather was great with no rain as the forecast was saying that rain was the call of the day well we were able to shoot and beat the rain as it rolled In later in the day.

All are welcome to come on out and shoot our 3-D league it was a lot of fun for our first week and would like to see more of you taking part if for one week or all of the league so please come on out and join us for some 3-D shooting.

Banquet that will be held on Saturday evening March 28th at Oranco if you haven’t sent in your RSVP please do so as we sold out last year. We are about three quarts full for our evening. Should be a lot of fun as we have a lot planted for you guy’s, Good food awards entertainment raffle prizes and spending time with club members so don’t get left out get your dinner RSVP to me. You can call me and I will get you set up or email as well.


Al Wiscovitch
(909) 322-3869
Oranco Bowmen Archery Range

Occupying about 45 acres, Oranco Bowmen Archery Club is a NFAA certified 5-star range. This is the highest certification given by NFAA. We are the only range in Southern California with practice butts from 10-80 yards in 5-yard increments. If you need a place to "dial in" your bow, this is it! 

Oranco also has two NFAA roving courses: Our Valley Course is a level 28-target course, consisting of 14 animal and 14 hunter paper targets. For those who desire a bit more of a physical challenge, our Mountain Course is a hilly 28-target course offering 14 Field targets and another set of 14 animal paper targets. The Layout changes occasionally.
Oranco Bowmen Archery Club - Range Map 
Oranco is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

Please remember to lock your vehicles when you are not present and always take your equipment home with you. We have received reports about stolen equipment, and want everyone to understand that you alone are responsible for your belongings . We advise you to put your identification information on your belongings and try not to leave anything unattended.

Remember: We are open to the public on Sundays and during shoots. During these events it is much more difficult to track who is on range property, especially if people do not sign in at the office.

Be safe and responsible everyone.

Range Beautification Party : We would greatly appreciate your help and support to the upcoming Work Parties. Keep an eye out for the email blast. All Club Members and their families are invited. Per Joe Dotterer, Club President there will be an “ ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH ” served for ALL of our Volunteers who come out and help.

Your assistance ensures that the Oranco Bowmen Archery Club remains the best in Southern California. There is a reason why people travel from all over California to shoot at our Archery Club. Get involved and help us out.  
Cook Shack Workers Needed : Positions are still available for volunteers to help out during the upcoming shoots. Tony Tobinis back and will be taking over Cook Shack Assignments effective immediately. Terry Lopez will no longer be accepting calls for Cook Shack volunteers.

Please contact Tony Tobin in order to reserve your spot at: Cell# (626) 354-2268 . Due to poor cell service in his area please contact him via TEXT message to assure he can receive your information. First Come, First Served.   

Target Camping : This is NOT Allowed...Period. Your Membership will be terminated for doing this! The Practice Butts are for sighting in, improving your archery skills, and honing your accuracy. The Roving Range is just that, Roving. Shoot 4 arrows, Score them, then move on to the next target. 

You have been warned. Don't do it. It is not worth it.  

Becoming a Bowhunter: What You Need to Know

My first year of bowhunting was filled with mistakes. Unfortunately, you don’t get many do-overs in the outdoors, but if I only knew then what I know now…well, I guess we could say that about a lot of things in life. At least I learned from those mistakes, and although the little failures were tough to swallow at times, they did make me a better bowhunter.

Bowhunting Accuracy in High Winds

Archers who hunt out west know that executing shots under windy conditions is more the rule than the exception. I once took a shot at a Wyoming pronghorn in a stiff, 30-mph crosswind. The shot seemed true, yet I missed my target by a full 14 inches! I also remember a follow-up shot on a mule deer at 55 yards when the wind was whipping with intermittent gusts. I had to aim about two feet off-center to send the arrow through the buck’s chest. When the wind blows that hard, a well-gauged aim is critical, but so is your use of specialized tackle to help counter the wind’s forcing your arrow off course.

Mission Statement :
My Goal as Newsletter Editor is to help Members stay informed with the Operations and Activities that are going on in and around the Oranco Bowmen Archery Club. Your suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Check out our Club Website : Oranco Bowmen Archery Club Website