Tidewater Bowhunters and Archers Association
We at Tidewater Bowhunters and Archers Association (TBA) welcome you to our page. TBA is composed of both male & female, young and old, and from every walk of life. We all share a common bond-Archery! Individual skill levels range from novice to the nationally ranked professional archer.
The club was founded in 1987 and incorporated under the name "Tidewater Bowhunters Association". In 1997 the club reincorporated as "Tidewater Bowhunters and Archers Association". The "TBA" is a nonprofit organization. All monies, from membership fees to tournament profits, are used to improve the quality of the club and benefits for it's club members.
Each active member of TBA is a voting member. Membership cost is $30.00 per individual, or $45.00 for the entire family, per year.
Membership benefits include:
*Discounts on archery equipment
*Access to member’s only club events
*Eligible to participate in the Annual Big Buck Contest
TBA meetings are held after our monthly shoots. So if you're interested in joining or you would like to get more information then please come out and you can get a first hand look at what we do. If you're interested in joining after you check out our shoots, we'll have applications there for you to sign up and we can answer any questions you may have.
Work parties typically start at 8:00 am the Saturday before the day of the shoot. If you would like to have some input on how the shoots are setup and what targets go where, come out and join us with setting up the shoot. The club keeps a roster of who attends the monthly meetings and also who helps set up and tear down tournament targets. At the end of the year, the top eight(8) helpers get a little reward.
We always have our shoots on the first Sunday of every month and of course set up would be the day before.
Our 2022 schedule is as follows
Location: Our shoots are located in the C archery range in Newport News Park just off of Jefferson Ave. On the day of our shoots we have a yellow TBA sign on the right of Jefferson Ave. that points you in the direction on where to park. Park along the gravel road and walk back to the registration booth. If you have any trouble finding us please contact any of the Officers listed on the Officers tab.
Join us September 4 th at our 35 th annual Deer Slayer 2021 at Newport News Park C Range. Registration 8 am - 12.
Score cards are due at 2:30 pm.
Prices: Adults $20
Youth 13 - 17 $15
Cubs 9 -12 $8
Fbh 8 and under $6
Mulligans $5 *You can buy multiple mulligans!
If you choose to shoot multiple classes you pay for those classes and only have to shoot one time to qualify for all classes you shoot in. For an example if you choose to shoot Bowhunter, seniors and open class you only shoot one time for all 3 classes.
Free shoot cards are NOT valid for our Deer Slayer shoot!
We will have a 20 target course set up, with many games ranging from($1-$3) including ping pong, Texas hold-em, long distance shoot, tough man and steel buck contest. Cash only! Open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
Archery shoots are normally held on the first Sunday of the month (February – September).
Location: Our shoots are located at the C archery range in Newport News Park off of Jefferson Ave. On the day of our shoots we will have a yellow TBA sign on Jefferson Ave pointing you in the direction on where to park. Park along the gravel road and walk back to the registration booth. If you have any trouble finding us please contact any of the Officers listed on the Officers tab.
Shooting Fees(CASH ONLY ACCEPTED):
Members of Arch Org.
Future B/H (8 and under)
all adult classes $14.00
all adult classes $10.00
all adult classes $8.00
Sept shoot(Cash Only Accepted, Free shoot cards are not valid for this shoot)
The "Deer Slayer" shoot is the last shoot of the year (usually 20 targets). Since every target will be set up in a hunting situation we ask that you utilize your hunting set-up in preparation for the up coming hunting season, no scopes allowed. If you shoot with a scope with magnification you will have to shoot in the open class. Also door prizes are given away, but in order to be eligible, you must be a paid shooter and you must be present to win the prizes.
Future B/H (8 and under)
all adult classes $20.00
$5.00 each (Future B/H and Cubs: Free Mulligan)
You are also able to sign up for more than one class as long as you pay for each class for all the shoots through the year.
Interested in posting our flyers in your location? Please feel free to click the link below for a copy. Thank you!
TBA 2020 Flyer
For items lost and found at archery shoots please visit the Officers/Faq's/Link page for a list of items or send an email to the below address for us to post the missing item. Thanks!
**Crossbow Class everyone shoots from the orange stake except for Youth, Cubs & Future Bowhunters. Everyone can use a mono pod stick or a tripod.**