Rib Mountain Bowmen

2385 Julip Drive, Merrill WI, 54452
(715) 675-2426


Founded in 1953, Rib Mountain Bowmen is one of Northern Wisconsin's first archery clubs. Nestled in the wooded hills just northwest of Maine (Brokaw) WI, RMB is truly a second home to many of its members.

Offering a 18 station 20-yard indoor archery range with a beer bar, kitchen, seating and bathroom facilities. RMB also has a 10 to 70-yard outdoor field tip range and a 20 to 50-yard outdoor broadhead range with an elevated platform. An excellent 28 station walking course through the woods is used for both 3D and silhouette shooting. RMB offers both summer and winter archery league opportunities.

Our members can enjoy practicing archery 24/7 because they all receive a code with their membership and are welcome shoot indoors all year round.

BI-LAWS of Rib MountaIn Bowmen   

To foster, encourage and expand archery in all forms and to archers of all ages. To help develop and create a spirit of good fellowship and sportsmanship in all archers. To acquire and provide facilities for practice in competitive shooting of the bow. To encourage the use of the bow in hunting all legal game.

Each year, the Rib Mountain Bowmen review their ByLaws for any changes or issues. Click here to view our Bylaws

The current RMB board and membership would like to take this opportunity to let you know about Rib Mountain Bowmen. We have a very exciting year ahead of us and would like you to be part of that. Below is a list of a few of our events from the last few years. Also you will find some of the updates of what RMB has been up to.

NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) – RMB is now going to be working even more closely with area schools in the promotion of archery by supporting the NASP program. Since 2010 RMB decided to offer NASP. We started by expanding Badger State Games to offer a NASP event in February of 2011. We are going to also offer more structure to our youth archery program. Ask your kids if they are able to shoot archery in their school. If they aren’t we would like to have them talk to their principals and physical education teachers and ask about NASP and if they can start a team.

Upgraded Our Indoor and Outdoor Targets – RMB upgraded our outdoor shooting range by adding a tower about 3 years ago.We also rearranged the range so they can all be shot from the ground or from the tower. The tower has 2 levels and has added some excitement to the outdoor range. The indoor range bunkers have been replaced with new bales. The indoor range is used for several events during the year and stays very cozy (warm) during the winter months. For our outdoor range, we are adding gravel on the pathways where needed and cleaning up our range.

Campsite Development - The Rib Mountain Bowmen expanded the camping area for local and out of town shooters that come for the weekend to one of our shoots and added a few power poles. We were able to brush out and plant grass in the area to the west of the parking lots. This area now allows for several tents to be put up during a shoot without any crowding. We received many positive comments on the camping area during the State Traditional Shoot this past summer.

Communications - Monthly newsletter called the Bowbunk, sent out by email or availble online right after the board meeting held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Meeting is open to all members.