MANNING Great Lakes Archers president Karl Peck hopes the club's range at Joe's Cutting, Possum Brush, will be back in action in six months.
The range, which was established in 2004, was destroyed when bushfires devastated the area in early November.
Mr Peck told the Times soon after inspecting the site that he had 'no idea' when competition would resume there.
"It's all gone, or 90 per cent of it has,'' he said.
The club has since received a $15,000 grant from the Rural Assistance Authority to help with the restoration work. This will match the money the club has for the project.
"I would estimate we lost more than $100,000 worth of buildings and equipment in the fire,'' Mr Peck said.
He added the club has formed a sub committee to oversee the reconstruction. Initial cleanup work started once the all clear was received from the Rural Fire Service and State Forestry to return to the range.
Mr Peck revealed the club was due to host branch events in March and June.
"But we put them on hold and they've been rescheduled,'' he said.
Mr Peck added that the bushfire crisis has put this discipline of archery on hold throughout NSW, with the majority of ranges situated in bushland.
The next major event in this area will be at Frederickton in March, hosted by Macleay Valley Archers.
"I'd like to think we'd be back competing at our range in three months,'' he said.
"But realistically I think it will be closer to six months.''
He said club members would carry out the majority of the work.
Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead is due to inspect the range early in the new year.
Mr Peck said the range had a great reputation with archers and that Northern NSW championships and Australian titles have been held there.
The club leases the site off NSW Forestry.
"We always knew it was a risk out there (with bushfires), but we just hoped nothing would happen,'' he added.
However, Mr Peck is confident that it would be possible to restore the range to its former glory