Traditional Archery and the Great Outdoors

How did I get into archery?

I was asked recently how I got into archery. I was surprised when I couldn’t think of a good answer. After some thought I said, “ I guess I was born into it. I’ve had a bow and have been hunting for as long as I can remember”. I received my first bow for Christmas one year. I can’t recall how old I was. It was a yellow fiberglass bow with a plastic handle and a heavy nylon string. I think it also came with a couple of fiberglass arrows. I remember being very excited. I also remember getting slivers of fiberglass stuck in my hands. I still have that bow. As a matter of fact, I use it to check people’s draw length before I build them a bow. I also remember shooting my dad’s old Browning recurve when I was about eight years old. So, I suppose I wasn’t born with a bow in my hand, but close!

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: Kyudo – “The Way of the Bow.” » Kawa Creative

  2. Neat Story…I hope you are still enjoying it.

    November 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

  3. Thanks jordansequillion. I do still enjoy traditional archery! All that has changed over the years is, I now also love building bows and equipment.

    November 14, 2011 at 8:34 AM

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