Tidewater Bowhunters & Archers
We are excited to announce that we begin our 2021 season with our first shoot on May 2. We will be limited to 100 people and everyone must wear a masks and practice social distance. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Please continue to stay safe and healthy and we will see everyone on May 2!
Welcome to the 2021 3-D shooting season. We at Tidewater Bowhunters and Archers Association (TBA) welcome you to our page. TBA is comprised of both male & female, young and old, and from every walk of life and all of us share a common bond-Archery! Individual skill levels range from novice to the nationally ranked professional archer.
Equipment used ranges from primitive "self-made" bows to the most modern compound bows with all the "trimmings".
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 than 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 shots 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.
At the annual meeting in February you can also join the club, give us ideas of what you would like to see done this year, and we will also be holding the BIG BUCK CONTEST. Please bring in your horns to be scored from the recent hunting season and a picture of the deer with your bow in the picture. All horns must be accompanied by either the check card or the confirmation number. In state wins $400.00 towards mounting or $250.00 cash and out of state wins $100.00. REQUIREMENTS: YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A PAID MEMBER OF TBA IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR TO PARTICIPATE AND HELP SET UP FOUR (4) TIMES AND TAKE DOWN TARGETS FOUR (4) TIMES DURING SAME CALENDER YEAR . IN STATE DEER MUST BE KILLED IN VIRGINIA WITH A BOW. OUT OF STATE DEER CAN BE KILLED IN ANY STATE EXCEPT FOR VIRGINIA. MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER ONE TBA'S BIG BUCK CONTEST, EITHER IN STATE OR OUT OF STATE, NOT BOTH.
Archery shoots are normally held on the first Sunday of the month (February – September).
Sept 5 - Deer Slayer
Registration runs from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Score cards must be turned in by 3:00.
Location: Our shoots are located off of Jefferson Ave. just past the park going towards Lee Hall in the C archery range in Newport News Park. On the day of our shoots we will have a yellow 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 and 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 and 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.**