2016 Winter Archery Leagues

We're so excited for our winter archery league to start for 2016. On January 12 at 7pm, we start a Vegas 3-Spot League at the Wilcox Indoor Archery Range in Newport News, VA. It is a great way to have some fun on these cold wintery nights and to keep up your shooting techniques.

The league continues through February 16. Each week, you can choose to shoot either on Tuesday or Thursday (but not both days). You pay $12 each week for a total of $72 for our 6-week league. 

After the Vegas style league finishes, we start a 5-spot league on February 23 at 7pm. It is also $12 per week for a total of $72 for 6 weeks. 

Just show up on the first week to get started! 


On January 13, 2016 we are starting a new Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program that teaches archery to youth. It provides a great opportunity for awarding achievement and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to competition. 

Our JOAD program will take place twice a week, on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm and on Saturdays from 8am-10am (you choose which day is more convenient for you--participation both days is not required). Bring your own bow or rent one of our Genesis® bows. 

The cost of participating is $7.50 if you have your own bow or $15.00 if you need to rent equipment. Simply show up to get started! We are excited to start this fun program!! 

To learn more about JOAD, click here. 


Want to learn how to shoot archery correctly and compete in tournaments?

A new and exciting archery program is coming to Wilcox Archery, Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). JOAD is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to youth, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement and helps archery to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition! 

Joad offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD is open to any youth archery aged 8-20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the youth archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques. 

Both recurve and compound bows are used in club activities and in tournaments. JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise, with the added benefit of being able to use their recurve bow to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery. 

Whether your child's interest is purely recreational or an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship dream, USA Archery's JOAD program is tailored to help the young archer achieve their goals. 

Our program also uses the Genesis® bow for teaching the compound archer to help move to the "adult" compound bow. 

The new club plans to meet once a week. Participants receive free instruction from US Archery certified instructors and coaches. Students need only to become members and pay range and bow use fees. Archery equipment is not required. Wilcox has bows and arrows for rent. 

Already know how to shoot?! GREAT! You are also welcome to participate in the weekly competitions. 

For more information, please contact Wilt Baker @ 757-717-6996 or email wiltbaker@cox.net. Our informational meeting will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 9am-10am. Hope to see you all there!! 

Free Ice for the Year with Any Yeti Purchase

Have you been looking to buy a Yeti but waiting for that special deal? Maybe the time is now. Wilcox Bait and Tackle is offering a limited time opportunity during the month of June. Anybody that purchases a Yeti Cooler will receive free ice fill ups in their new cooler for the rest of the year! For those die hard outdoorsmen that always need to ice down before the trip, this deal can close to pay for your Yeti. No matter what size or color cooler you need, we will have what you need at Wilcox Bait and Tackle.