Intro to Archery Intro to Archery
The first time you release an arrow and watch it soar through the air is magical. You’ll be happy to learn that it’s very easy to shoot your first arrow. Below you’ll find three articles that will show you how to try archery, what you need to get started and how you can continue learning the sport through classes and programs.
How to Try Archery in Three Easy Steps
Getting Started in Archery
Archery Classes and Programs
Types of Archery
There are so many ways to have fun with a bow and arrow! Explore the different types of archery and find out which is right for you.
Think of a classic archery range. It has big round targets with colorful rings set in an open field, that’s target archery. Target archers shoot indoors and outdoors for year-round fun. It’s also the type of archery you’ll see at the Olympic Games.
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If you like hiking, or just getting outdoors, you’ll love field archery! Archers shoot at bull’s-eye targets, which are set along a roving course in the woods. The find of field archery involves shooting different distances as well as up and downhill.
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3D Archery takes the archery range into the woods, introduces unique angles, and creates new ways to have fun with a bow. This discipline gets its name from the three-dimensional animal targets that challenge archers at each station. The targets range from small skunks to massive elk, and are set along a course that resembles a hiking trail.
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Close your eyes and imagine a simple bow. No sights, no gadgets, just a sleek design. The bow you’re picturing is likely a traditional bow – timeless, authentic and tons of fun to shoot.
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Choosing the Right Gear
You’ll find many great options when it’s time to go bow shopping. The difficulty comes in selecting the right type of bow for you. Much depends on your needs and tastes. Some people choose bow styles based on aesthetics and what looks cool. Others select bows based on their goals and how they’ll use the bow. Let’s explore some options to help you select “the one.” For a quick overview on the different types of bows check out this article, “What type of bow is right for you?” Below you’ll find in-depth information on each bow type and other gear you’ll need for archery.
Recurve bows come in many varieties from simple traditional bows to Olympic recurves. The “Olympic recurve” is the type of bow Olympians shoot. It’s also the bow of choice for thousands of recreational archers who like a fantastic, challenging discipline. Explore the articles below to learn more about the different types of recurve bows.
Close your eyes and imagine a simple bow. No sights, no gadgets, just a sleek design. The bow you’re picturing is likely a traditional bow – timeless, authentic and tons of fun to shoot. And it’s time for you to give it a try!