Archery Instruction

Archery Lessons

Welcome to the Griffin & Howe Archery department. As the newest addition to the USA’s oldest Shooting Academy, we are proud to offer a complete archery service, from lessons to outfitting. We offer private archery lessons at all levels, from beginners to experienced hunters.

Our indoor archery range is open to the public from 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Sunday, with four lanes available for rent as well as a 4D BowSim. We offer private instruction, small group archery lessons for up to 4 students per instructor, indoor and outdoor archery leagues, and regular youth programs.

The facilities at our New Jersey school are complemented by our knowledgeable team of sales staff, a wide selection of archery equipment available for sale in our Showroom, and a full-service archery workshop for bow tuning, arrow cutting and more. As well as private instruction and youth classes, we offer a full outfitting service where we can set you up with a complete equipment package or apparel for your hunt.

Our Facilities

Whether you’re new to archery, a competition 3-D shooter, or a seasoned hunter looking to sharpen your skills and prep for an adventure, Griffin & Howe has something for you.

Indoor Archery Range

Come and experience the latest in indoor 3-D archery technology at the Griffin & Howe showroom!

The new Griffin & Howe indoor archery range is available for open shooting without instruction, from 9am – 5pm 7 days a week, for both standard shooting lanes and use of our BowSim 4-D simulator.

Range Fees for 4D Simulator
$35 per half hour
$70 per hour

Range Fees for Standard Lanes (4 lanes available)
$10 per half hour
$20 per hour
$70 per hour for all 4 lanes

Practice Station

A 40-yard practice station is the starting point of our outdoor training center, with three towers of varying elevation that provide target presentations from distances of 10 to 40 yards. We also have a workshop with a bench and tools for you to dial in your gear, and a chronograph for you to check arrow speed in fps.

12 Station Archery Course

Our outdoor course features 12 stations, where archers walk through the woods to get from station to station. Each one has both a novice and tournament target presentation; novice targets are a maximum of 30 yards, while tournament targets range as far as 80 yards.

The course is designed to provide legitimate hunting situations by mimicking natural habitat scenarios. One station might have you shooting seated from a brushed-in ground blind, while another allows you to shoot from high elevation while navigating obstacles. Each target is designed to encourage critical thinking about shot placement and angle analysis.


All targets are from the archery industry’s highly respected Rinehart Targets brand. At our practice range you’ll find their foam blocks and cubes for sighting in, as well as 3-D self-healing foam animal targets. We also have animal targets at each station on the archery course, ranging from small game to dinosaurs!


Did you know we host private events on-site? If you’re tired of the same old team-building for your business or want to create a truly special once-in-a-lifetime event, we offer a range of packages that also include options for shotgun, handgun and rifle instruction.

Each participant will begin with an introduction to the handling, safety, and mechanics of compound bows, followed by an 11-step demo with universal fitting Genesis bows to establish basic form and stance.

Next up is live fire and learning to draw, aim and release at our practice range. Finally, we’ll take participants on a tour through some of the stations on the course so they can have a chance to shoot at 3D animal targets.

Make your corporate event one of a kind with an experience at the Griffin & Howe Shooting Academy.


Hunting Preparation
Gear Adjustment and Equipment Review


We pride ourselves on being one of the best locations in NJ for archery equipment. Our Showroom carries a wide range of top archery brands such as Bowtech, Hoyt, Diamond and Ravin.

Whether target shooting at the range or out on a hunt, a properly tuned bow helps archers to shoot more accurately and safely. Our full time bow technician is able to service all makes and models of vertical bows and crossbows, and can perform everything from an initial bow setup, custom tune-ups and adjustments, installation of accessories, string services and much more.

We carry all the components needed to build the perfect arrow for you – from feathers, nocks, points, and shafting. We’ll help you choose the right spine, material, weight and vane, and finally cut the arrows to your perfect length and install the inserts. By the time you leave our Showroom, you’ll have a quiver full of arrows custom fit for you and ready to hit their target.
We also offer an inventory of pre-made arrows, ranging from target to hunting, from brands Easton and Carbon Express. These can be cut to size and ready to go on the spot.

We offer regular Live Fire sessions at our shooting school location, as part of the New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education program. Participating students can join us on monthly scheduled dates to attend the live fire portion of their Hunter Education course at our archery range. Attendees must being their own equipment. For more information on how to schedule a test, visit the NJFW website.

Archery Leagues

Griffin & Howe Winter Indoor Archery Leagues

Our new winter indoor archery leagues allow to 4 teams of 4 shooters per night, with the first week setting each person’s handicap. We use Vegas-style scoring with a three-spot target. Prizes for each league are based on the top 8 scores per shooter.

Compound, recurve or long bows only.

Click here to visit our event calendar for the latest dates.

Griffin & Howe Summer 3D Archery League

Each year we host a monthly outdoor 3D archery league here on our outdoor 12-station course. Dates run from April through August; join us for a fun and competitive morning of shooting with prizes to follow! The season ends with an exciting finale and a BBQ with drinks.

Click here to sign up on our event calendar.


Please note our lesson cost is per hour, not per student. Each lesson can have up to four attendees.

Archery Instruction – $200 per hour
10 Hour Lesson Package – $1,800 (package discount of $180 per hour)

Rentals are available for $37.50 per lesson/shoot.


To find out more about what we have to offer or to book a lesson, contact us on 973-398-2670 or email Please note we do not accept walk ins, lessons and leagues must be booked in advance. Our dress code is golf attire; no t-shirts, blue jeans or open-toed shoes please.