About Racine Instinctive Bowmen


RIB was established in 1952 and has approximately 125 family & single memberships. The club owns 200 acres of choice wooded and non-wooded land. We have a clubhouse (with indoor range), four wooded shooting ranges, a 12 ft. high shooting deck, screened pavilion, and two large pole barns.


The objects and purposes for which this club is formed are:


To promote acquaintance, friendship and fellowship.


To promote, engage in, and foster the sport of instinctive bowhunting and competitive archery and athletic activities among its members and others.


To provide and maintain grounds, equipment and facilities for instinctive bowhunting and competitive archery.


To require, and strictly adhere to the requirement, that bows of members must be devoid of any and all marks, devices (mechanical or otherwise) that may be used in or assist in sighting anywhere and at anytime. Exemptions allowing the use of crossbows and release devices for target shooting and/or hunting may be granted to members in good standing who become disabled and are unable to shoot a conventional bow as specified in the above requirements. Any such exemption shall be evaluated and granted by the Board of Directors on an individual basis, and shall be renewable and conditional as set forth by the Board of Directors.


No part of the net income of the organization shall inure to the benefit of any private member or individual; and no member, trustee, officer or employee of the organization shall receive or be lawfully entitled to receive any income of any kind therefrom, except reasonable compensation for service for effecting one or more of its purposes.


The organization shall not carry on propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence Legislation for other than archery, hunting or wildlife promotion, and shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, including the publishing or distribution of statements.


In the event of dissolution of this organization, any remaining assets shall be disposed of by distribution to such other corporation, or foundations, organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or recreational purposes, as the directors of this corporation in their discretion shall determine.


As of 2016, Racine Instinctive Bowmen allows and encourages sights-and-release shooters to become regular full-time members of RIB.