Long Island Shooters Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
anyone know if it reopened ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Was it ever officially closed? I had biked there a few weeks ago and it seemed open to me.
at first it was "implied" that the park except for walking or biking around the paths was closed. did you see whether the childrens' playground and skating rink were taped off ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks gentlemen ! If my shoulder is healed...maybe...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Just came back. Only managed to shoot 36 arrows before tiring but I expected that. Just three men there at 10 am, a thirtyish couple came as I was leaving. Because of the shoulders, hadn't been there in two and a half years and was shocked to see how CLEAN the field was. Really ! It was also evidencing a lot of mole traffic. Unfortunately, didn't see any to "practice" on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
577 Posts
Just came back. Only managed to shoot 36 arrows before tiring but I expected that. Just three men there at 10 am, a thirtyish couple came as I was leaving. Because of the shoulders, hadn't been there in two and a half years and was shocked to see how CLEAN the field was. Really ! It was also evidencing a lot of mole traffic. Unfortunately, didn't see any to "practice" on.
Thank you for sharing. The Nassau County website does not go into alot of detail regarding this range. If you don't mind, I'd like to run a few questions by you:

How much do they charge?

Can you bring guests (kids)?

Are crossbows permitted?

My dad recently gave me his recurve longbow from the 1960's and some arrows. It hasn't been shot since probably 1980. I was toying with the idea of buying a crossbow if the right deal comes along.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,045 Posts
Its free but two or three years ago on summer weekends one had to display the Nassau county Leisure pass to get in to the park. (Its parking lot accesses the Jones Beach Causeway bike path and understandably Nassau residents had no place to park whether bicycling or for the childrens playground (currently closed.)

It is self run. Kids definitely permitted. I will not go on weekends as some parents don't understand the word parenting. ( Kid shoots his three arrows and runs out to get them.) Shouting "clear" by all participants has kept fatalities down. (Sarcasm intended.) The other thing about weekends is that on most Saturdays, a club called Nassau Bowmen takes up almost the entire field for the day. Their website seems to indicate they are only social distancing now.

There used to be a sign prohibiting crossbows. (Still might be, didn't look for it today and because of my shoulder I hadn't been there since the fall of 2017.) Brookhaven town range also prohibits them. Crossbows are now (surprisingly) available for sale or rent at Smith Point Archery in Patchogue, where they were never available a few years back and were downright ridiculed. However they are only a legal hunting tool upstate, prohibited on Long Island for any hunting. Turning 70 next year and my shoulders has changed my mind about them a little but unless allowed for hunting in Suffolk not interested. Age is why I put my own recurve aside and went to a compound in 2013.

There are only three metal picnic table bench combinations. Today two were somewhat close together so I just laid my case on the ground and used that. On a weekend they will likely not be available.

No targets, and a wheeled dolly is recommended for bringing your own as the parking lot is about 100 yards away. Bathrooms still closed, but they are the proverbial 100 yards away anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
No problem. In a way, its like Calverton, but free. (If you don't bring it, you don't got it, lol)
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top