About Us

Greg Cadenhead has always shot a recurve since he was stationed over in Guam during the
Vietnam war. Greg Cadenhead and his wife Carol would have shoots at their home for close
friends for years. Then in 1985-1986 they started getting requests to invite more friends
of friends. The shoots were so much fun, yet the liability was getting scarey.  They had
people showing up that they didn’t know.So Greg started talking with the county to acquire
some land, organize the club, obtain insurance and enroll members.  It took almost a year
of negotiations with the county before they felt comfortable with the idea of a public
archery range and satisfied with our insurance coverage.  Once the land was secured,
they set about cleaning it up.  It was a rough dumping grounds.

Indian River Archers became a wonderful family fun organization. We had many children
and some wives shooting. We would host shoots and have members come from clubs all
over the state. Our lunches were known as some of the best in the clubs.  (I guess we
just loved to eat as much as shoot!)Greg Cadenhead served as president from 1987 to
1992. Other founding members and officers were Carol Cadenhead, Tim Miller, Steve
Kinnamon, Jackie Kinnamon, Tody Wilder, Sherman Wilder, Eddie Pfund, Jim Leiffort,
and Robert Votzi.

Our membership grew to around 40, yet it was not unusual to have 80 to 90 come to a
advertised shoot. We gave club members discounts on the shoot fee.  We would schedule
work days to clip back the palmettos or fix the shooting mounds, etc.

From starting out with traditional and recurved, to compound and crossbows. Indian River
Archers club now sits on 20 acres of land in Indian River county Florida. We have targets
from 20 yards to 100 yards and 3D targets on the range. There is plenty of parking just
off of the range. We are open from dawn to dusk.