Welcome to Ocala’s premier Archery website. My name is Buster Stratton and I have been an archer since the mid 60’s. I teach archery basics and am a current NASP instructor. My friends and I would like to invite you to come learn our sport with us here in Ocala .


We are currently working on an archery complex to be located here in Ocala on some county property with the aid of Parks and Recs.Stay tuned for more info on this project.


Myself (Buster Stratton) and Jerry’s indoor archery offer both private and group rates for archery events in and around  Marion County. We teach Nasp style archery as well as traditional archery with both compounds and longbows or Recurves.

In my (Buster) group classes I have a backdrop that the arrows can not penetrate and have suitable targets either 3d style or cube style. Group rates are reasonable with 4 hours instruction, supplying all the equipment and the lesson itself provided at your site ,for 15 or so students @ $175.

Ages must be 7 years old and up in order to be able to draw the bow properly for safety reasons.


At Jerry’s Indoor Archery Private 1 on 1 lessons are available for any level archer from beginner to advanced.

1/2 hour class $30 if you have your own equipment.  $35 if they need to supply equipment (bow , 3 arrows, instructor, range and target) client is responsible for arrows at replacement cost only. Lesson is 30 min. with instructor then 30 min. of shooting totaling 1 hour range time.

The County offers lessons for basic archery at 6:30 till 7:30 pm on February 6, 2019 to February 27, 2019 @ Brick City Adventure Park – 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala, FL

For adults and for Children February 6, 2019 to February 27, 2019 in the same location @ 5 till 6 pm





We teach archery fundamentals and advanced archery we also set up for special events Church outings and after school programs like the 21st century program here in Ocala. We offer individual instruction and do our best to make you into a better archer. We enjoy hunting and fishing with our bows and  teach others to also enjoy the outdoors. Check out the lessons link for pricing information.

I also work with handicapped individuals so they also may enjoy this sport right up to building specialized archery equipment for the handicapped archer. One of our partners is Hickory Creek Archery which can help in 99% of situations Jerry and his team have kept the dream alive for many archers you should visit his website and watch his many youtube videos and see where inspiration comes from. His website is linked below.




Forest Archers Club

We are reforming Forest Archers our club in marion county hopefully with the help of Marion County Parks and Recreation. If you are interested call 351 3766 for further information.

Forest Archers is an archery club dedicated to many types of archery and since we are now starting all over again welcome new members our dues are yet to be determined but we will be competitive with neighboring clubs and have much to offer for family fun and competitive archers as well.

We plan on offering NFAA, FAA, ASA3D, and Olympic style settings and competition

Below are some of the types of archery we will offer at Forest Archers

ASA Style 3-D Archery: ASA 3-D archery features competitive rounds of lifelike, three-dimensional animal targets made of foam. The scoring rings are not always visible from the shooting stake and binoculars are allowed. Advanced archers must determine the distance to the target, pick a good aiming point, and execute the shot. .

Field archery events are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, hone your archery skills, and see how you rank against your competition. When you shoot a field archery event, you will shoot targets ranging from 20 feet all the way up to 80 yards.


Olympic Archery is use a recurve bow to propel arrows towards targets set 70 metres away. The targets measure 122cm in diameter, and have 10 concentric scoring rings, separated into five colours.

The inner colour, the gold, scores 10 or nine points. (The 10 measures 12.2cm in diameter.) The red scores eight or seven points, blue six or five points, black four or three points, white two or one point.

Athletes shoot 72 arrows, in ends of six, in a ranking round. The athletes’ total scores are used to rank the athletes from one to 64 and give each a seeding for the knock-out brackets.


American 900 Round is the similar to shooting three 300 Rounds in a row, except that each round of 30 arrows is shot at a different distance. The 900 Round is held at distances of 60, 50 and 40 yards, beginning at the farther distance and moving forward. Each distance consists of 5 ends of 6 arrows for a total of 30 arrows at each of the three distances. 30 arrows each shot at 60, 50 & 40 yards make for a total of 90 arrows with a possible perfect score of 900 points.



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