Upper Big Blue Archers

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Public Outdoor Range -

 We have a great outdoor range open to the public. The range is located at the West end of Recharge Lake in York, Nebraska. The range is maintained by the Upper Big Blue Archers in cooperation with the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. There are 22 covered bale targets, a couple elevated platforms, and plenty of realistic shooting situations located on 14+ acres. Shooting lanes have been carefully laid out to ensure public safety. Its not uncommon to see wild animals such as deer, beaver, pheasents, quail, and ducks on the range. Take I-80 Exit 353 North to York, NE. Turn West on 4th street for 2 miles, head North 1/2 mile and its on the west side of the road.

Bruce L. Anderson Recreation Area (Recharge Lake)

The Bruce L. Anderson Recreation Area, named in honor of the longtime NRD director and conservation advocate, is located 1 3/4 miles west of York on 4th Street. The recreation area houses Recharge Lake, a 50-surface-acre lake with 310 acre-feet of storage on a tributary of Beaver Creek.

Originally constructed in 1990 for a five-year study on groundwater recharge, the lake is now used primarily for recreation and is stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish. Boating under 5 miles per hour is permitted; there is a boat ramp on the east side of the lake. No hunting is allowed.

Other facilities at the recreation area include picnic tables, cooking grills and fire rings, hiking trails, outhouses, playground equipment, and an ice skating pond in the wintertime. A visitor’s center/shelter is located near the entrance to the site. (Bio courtesy of Upper Big Blue NRD)

Upper Big Blue Archers Mission Statement

1. To promote archery as a sport and recreation for the entire family.

2. To give archers of the area a place to be proactive at their sport.

3. To give the York area citizens an opportunity for more outdoor recreation.

4. To promote safe, ethical, and legal hunting practices.

5. To share with others our experiences, knowledge, and archery skills.