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I Like Archery

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    I started shooting in grade school.

    But really got into it when my dad got me an 80# draw recurve bow when i was a Senior in high school. I had that one for decades used it for hunting many years, until it grew legs and disappeared one day. Replaced it 2 years ago because of limited income, with a 38# longbow and...
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Late Start, But Oh Well!

    Today has been the first time in a very long time that I've drawn a bow, and did I loose track of time and have fun trying to get the hang of shooting. I can say my favorite thing (so far) is the sound the arrow makes when it strikes the target. :-) I can't wait to get my own...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Had Another Go

    Whilst at Northchapel Steam Show last weekend. There was the opportunity to do archery which me, my brother and sister did. I enjoyed it so much that I had two goes at it and managed to hit the target as well. They had targets of people on cardboard as well little towers with...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    I'm a self-taught archer.

    Ive been in love with archery since I saw it in a movie when I was 7 years old. I quietly admired it from a distance for years until I got my own bow when I was 13. It was just a 12# junior bow that I found in a sports store and I begged my parents to let me get it. They agreed...
    Ranchsavvy16 Ranchsavvy16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    24 Hour Shoot

    Some of the junior members in our club had the idea of holding a 24 hour shoot for charity. Great idea. We started shooting at 10pm with the aim of shooting 10000 arrows in 24 hours. A few people had volunteered (or been volunteered) to shoot the whole time but most people just...
    keymallard keymallard 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Official Member

    I became an official member of my local archery range yesterday. I'll be coppin' my first bow, the Mission Menace real soon. My instructor told me that he wants 2 get me connected with Archery Paralympian Russell Wolfe, so I can get better training on becoming a pro from my...
    ComebackKingKevin ComebackKingKevin 26-30, M 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    First Time And Loved It

    While Volunteery at Amberley Museum last year, word got round that I was doing archaeology as a degree. Theres a experiemental village scene where people make bows and arrows, give demostrations of skinning rabbits etc. I was given the chance to feel and hold a bow but i was...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F 3 Responses May 1, 2012

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    Best… Shot.… Ever!

    I was at my first archery class. It was my last shot, and that balloon was still there. I hadn't come very close to it in my last shots, but I wanted it to prove that coming late didn't make me any less an archer. My compound had two pins, green and red. I used the green to mark...
    AlligatorGal22 AlligatorGal22 13-15 2 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    Archery Orientation

    I've always been in2 archery. Ever since I've learned about archery being one of the many wheelchair sports awarded 2 paraplegics, I've been soooooooooo psyched about becoming a an USA archery champ in the Paralympics!! But, I have no experience. I do, however have a lesson...
    ComebackKingKevin ComebackKingKevin 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    A Falling Arrow

    When I was about 11 I had a suddon intrest in archery. I remember the shop that ordered it ordered me a left handed bow, (I'm a righty) and I had to wait to get another bow; they came from italy so it took a while to come over here. As soon as had gotton the right bow I took the...
    schweener schweener 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2012

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    Starting

    I was sure I would like archery so I bought a basic recurve kit straight off. A friend from work in an archery club offered to give me some lessons and you cant say no to that can you. It was summer so it was outside which showed up the first problem I hadnt thought of, it is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 31, 2012

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    Started In My Teens.

    I've been doing archery for about 30 years. Back in the early '80s, the folks had just bought some acreage about an hour from home; shortly thereafter, they bought my brother and me recurve bows, arrows and a target. We'd go up periodically and shoot, dad teaching us the basics...
    Eadric Eadric 41-45, M Nov 13, 2012

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    Amazed

    I have only done archery in school. I have heard that the school equipment sucks. I wouldn't know. I tried out for our small school's Archery Team (only about 100 people in each class). I made it. That was one of the best moments of my life: shooting everyday after class...
    ArtistGrey ArtistGrey 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    People Say I'M Talented :D

    I've been doing archery for years now. So I have had a lot of practice before we went doing it with school. We were in England for a week, and we played some archery games, really fun. The first game was: Choose your cutlery. You get 3 arrows, if you hit black, you'll get a...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F Jun 11, 2013

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    Want To Go To An Archery School Next Year

    I always regretted that i have no proper hobby. I love doing many things but i wouldn't call any of them my hobby (ok maybe photography is). I wanted to choose something to do with sport but not something boring and common as jogging or joga. Archery really got my attention...
    LaraWantsCandy LaraWantsCandy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2012

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    Eggcellent Shot!

    I'm accurate :D I was just out the other day messing with my bow, when my friend came up and we started target practice. The first target was some paper on a hay bale, which we both took turns shooting at and I managed to shoot directly into the middle of it, which I was...
    ThinkForASecond ThinkForASecond 13-15, F Apr 14, 2013

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    It Took Me Ages To Get Round To Doing It. But Now I Have...

    I had fancied trying archery since a child when I used to cut sticks from the hedgerow and add a bit of string to make a bow. Then I used to shoot my dad's bamboo canes up the garden. (only broke one window in the greenhouse as far as I recall). When I was a bit older a...
    keymallard keymallard 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    I'm Getting There

    I always liked archery but it was just one of those things i never really got a chance to get into as a kid...guitar, football...i did i a bunch of other things but only got random chances to have a go at archery. But one of my best friends now is a longbow champion and he's been...
    somewhereonlyweknow somewhereonlyweknow 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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