Wapello Chiefs Bowmen

Where those who love archery come together

We look forward to seeing you at our shoots this year!!!

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Club Membership Benefits Include:

  • Reduced pricing for members at club hosted 3D shoots
  • Membership to the Iowa Bowhunters Association
  • Access to the clubs 80 acres of property 365 days a year
  • Bowhunting access to the 80 acres of club property
  • A course of ten 3D targets left up during the 3D season to shoot at any time, as well as access to the target range
  • Participation in members only events: Polar Bear Shoot, Broadhead Shoot, Banquet
  • Fun and Friendships !!

About Us....

The Wapello Chiefs Bowmen are an archery club located in southeast Iowa.  The club is currently located on an eighty acre property located south of Ottumwa, Iowa.  

The club hosts 3D archery shoots during the summer months.  The shoots are open for all public to attend.  Children are encouraged to come.  The 3D shoots consist of four courses of ten targets, for a total of forty targets.  3D shoots cost twelve dollars ($12.00) for the general public and ten dollars ($10.00) for club members.  One course of ten targets is left up throughout the summer for members to shoot on their own time.

Club members have access to the club grounds at any time.  Members are allowed to bow hunt upon the property.  Tree stands can be placed on the property during hunting season.  Members can also camp upon the property.    Fire pits are located upon the property to provide primitive only camping locations.

Member only events take place during the year.  These events include a polar bear shoot, broadhead shoot, and an awards banquet in the spring.  Awards are given out at the banquet for game taken during the previous hunting season, as well as the two members only shoots.  The banquet has a guest speaker every year as well as many door prizes.

The cost of joining the club is $45.  This fee is for an individual or a family.  Our membership goes from June to June.  If you join earlier in the year, the dues are pro-rated until June.  You can join at Steve’s Archery in Ottumwa (641-799-2264), at any one of our shoots, or email us. 

The Wapello Chiefs Bowmen are a 100% club.  This means that all members of the Wapello Chiefs Bowmen are also members of the IBA (Iowa Bowhunters Association).  When you join Wapello Chiefs, you are automatically a member of the IBA.

Click below to learn more about the history of the Wapello Chiefs Bowmen.

Join the chiefs bowmen today

We are always looking for new members. The club is a great place to be if you enjoy archery and would like to be around like minded people. Likewise, If you are just getting into archery or would like to learn more about it there are people here who can help.

Thank you to our sponsors

The Wapello Chiefs Bowmen club depends on the support of our sponsors.  Please support our sponsors like they have supported the club.

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