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.
Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Archery
How to Try Archery in Three Easy Steps
Getting Started in Archery
Archery Classes and Programs
What to Expect When Buying Your First Bow
Backyard Archery Safety
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. All About Traditional Archery How to Aim a Traditional Bow
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Choosing the Right Gear
One of the first steps in starting archery is deciding what type of bow you enjoy shooting. For a quick overview of the different types of bows, check out this article, “Exploring Archery: Types of Bows.” 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. Anatomy of an Olympic Recurve Bow How to Shoot a Recurve Bow Mastering the Recurve Release
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! Beginners Guide to Traditional Archery How to Get Started in Barebow Archery Recurve Bow Anchor Point