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

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.

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

Recurve Bows

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

Compound Bows

Compound Bows

If you love precision marksmanship, consider a compound bow. They’re capable of incredible accuracy. With lessons, you’ll hit the center regularly. You can shoot compound bows for recreation, competition or bowhunting.

Compound Bow Anatomy

How to Shoot a Compound Bow

How to Grip a Bow

Traditional Bows

Traditional 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!

Beginners Guide to Traditional Archery

Barebow Recurve

Recurve Bow Anchor Point

Archery Gear

Archery Gear

To get started in archery you’ll need a bow and a few other pieces of gear. For a quick overview of this equipment click, here. Below you’ll find in-depth information on specific pieces of archery gear.


Release Aids


Bowstands and Storage

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Where to Shoot

How to Shoot

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