After purchasing 70 acres of the old golf course south of town two years ago, the Rimbey Fish and Game Association has now started work on a clubhouse and archery range.
The clubhouse will have bathroom facilities, as well as a kitchen area and about 80 feet of seating areas to accommodate small events, such as antler scoring, youth programs, PAL courses or for private rentals.
Outside, the association hopes to build an archery range, where bowhunters can come and get their bows tuned up for hunting season, as well as a 3D archery range for competitions.
A 3D archery range requires space and planning, as competitors are required to move from one target to the next, shooting and recording their scores. Daryl Hunt, president of the Rimbey Fish & Game Association, said they are planning to get some help with the set up of this 3D archery range, bringing in some organizations who already have one and know what it takes.
Hunt said originally the association had planned to have a gun range on this property, but it’s too close to residences for that to work.
The groundwork has already been done and Hunt said construction on the clubhouse will hopefully begin mid-August. Once the walls are up and the building is enclosed, the inside finishing work can be done over the winter.
“We had been looking for a property for about 18 years when this one came up and we got the chance to purchase it,” Hunt said. The association hopes to have the archery range complete in time for hunting season and planning for the 3D range can begin.