Pennsylvania Longbow Association also known as PLA, was formed in 1990 and is comprised of members who enjoy shooting and hunting with Recurves, Longbows and or Self bows, and who also enjoy sharing these experiences with others.

Originating by traditional bowmen from the central and eastern part of the Commonwealth, the PLA is looking to expand it's membership statewide. Our present membership also includes archers from many neighboring states.

The objectives of the PLA are to perpetuate the true spirit of traditional archery, to promote the safe enjoyment of the sport of traditional archery, to facilitate friendly competitions, and to provide fellowship. A key purpose of the PLA is to promote youth involvement in traditional archery by providing education that stresses the wise use and conservation of natural resources and the proper use of traditional equipment.

Your membership will enable you to enjoy the fun and excitement of shooting with a group of archers that not only share your ideas, and are working to promote and protect them as well. You will have the opportunity to offer your talents and experience to the group, pick up tips on shooting style  from other successful members. See, shoot and talk with others about bows, arrows and other equipment. Most important you as a member will help promote traditional archery and bowhunting across Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania  Longbow Association is a group of archers that enjoy shooting longbows, Recurves, or Self bows and sharing the experience with others. People of all ages are welcome to join the ranks.


Throughout the year, the Pennsylvania Longbow Association Inc. co-sponsor several archery shoots, starting in early spring, and going through the summer. Our largest and most popular shoot is our June shoot, which hosts many good vendors , and is our largest membership meeting of the year. Its a fun weekend for the whole family.