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I Like Archery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 503 People

    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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    I have a longbow that I named Little

    Lamplighter. I love it, but I think I need to get heavier arrows, preferably ones with glued on tips, because I hate have to re-screw loose tips.
    ElZombie ElZombie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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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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    My college archery club had cuts,

    and I made the team! I'm really glad I made it!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response Apr 17, 2015

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    I have being doing archery at my school,

    I was scared at first because I was worried that I will hit someone and that I have anxiety, When I pulled and released the string stress came out and I was feeling better
    elainenguyen619 elainenguyen619 16-17, F Jan 9

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    I want to learn more about archery

    and make it a hobby. I took a few classes last year.
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2015

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    So im buying a new bow

    and need advice. I have a recurve currently and shoot at 30 lbs (im kind of a weakling lol), can anyone tell me the pros and cons of flatbows and longbows please?
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    I've been doing archery

    for a club for few weeks now and really good at it and , unbelievably might I add most of my friends don't think it's that hard when it's actually rather difficult ,who agrees that it can be really difficult
    spudmat spudmat 13-15, M Aug 14, 2015

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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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    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 16-17 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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    For the last few years,

    archery and bow hunting have not only become my primary hobby but also my passion in everyday life. Seldom does a day go by where I am not tinkering with one of my bows or a set of arrows, reading a bow hunter magazine or book, or watching a bow hunting show on DVD or online. To...
    JQuest75 JQuest75 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15, 2015

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    Help! so I just got a new compound bow.

    I'm at a 28.5 or 29" draw it's set to 70lbs which I may have to change for a while but.... at these settings what arrows could I use for targets and if I wanted to small game like rabbit? I think I have got a good sense of what I need but I could do with help from somebody who...
    LexJimChild LexJimChild 26-30, M Dec 17, 2015

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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 46-50, M Nov 13, 2012

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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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    There's nothing like drawing down on your

    target. The silent pull. The controlled breath. The steady hands. The release.
    TxDDom TxDDom 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Mother's & Father's day presents were $800 in

    bows, arrows and supplies each. My best mother & father's day idea ever! Hubby was surprised it was my idea. First ever real adult now for either of us.
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses May 24, 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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    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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    If anyone can suggest any decent bow makes,

    I'd like to pick up something to practice with.
    CDrixieXXY CDrixieXXY 36-40, T 1 Response Feb 18, 2015

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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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    I've been doing archery

    for about 4 months and there's a girl in my club who's been doing it 2 years shoots internationally but my coaches expect me to be better than her, HOW IS THAT FAIR!
    spudmat spudmat 13-15, M Dec 20, 2015

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