Archery is a great sport that has been around for thousands of years. Since the movie Hunger Games, more people decided to take up the sport. According to those who have tried it, it is not super difficult.
The first thing you’ll need to know about is what you will need to learn and engage in the sport.
- A bow – you can choose between a compound bow or a recurve bow. Katniss in Hunger Games used a recurve bow.
- A shooting range – find a shooting range in your area. These ranges are located in areas where the risk of shooting someone is minimized. If you choose to set up your own range, make sure to ask for expert advice to make sure you are setting up in a safe place or area.
- Find a teacher – the best way to learn archery is to find a school or a teacher. Most schools or even private teachers will be able to lend you equipment, so you will not need to buy your own right of in case you decide that archery is not for you.
Speaking of finding a teacher, since you are a Chicago Housewifey, there is an option for you to get started learning archery for FREE! Learn basic archery techniques in a family-friendly setting in Du Page county Maple Grove on September 3, 2016. Just call (630) 933-7248 to register. Equipment will also be provided, so you do not need to worry about that either.
So, get your favorite Katniss Everdeen (or just dress for the weather) costume and head out to Maple Grove in Du Page county.
Make the most out of what are for FREE in Chicago!