Traditional Archery and the Great Outdoors

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Honesty, kindness and generosity

The traditional archery community seems to be full of it! Honesty, kindness and generosity that is. It seems every time I turn around someone is giving, helping or sharing. Be it bows,  arrows, materials, knowledge or a little something to help someone through a rough time. I have seen this from businesses as well as individuals. Also, as a whole the people who make up the traditional archery community are honest people who work hard. They work hard to do what is right. They work hard to help ensure a better future for our children.

I am proud to be apart of this awesome group of string stretchers, bow benders and arrow slingers. To most of us it’s not just a sport or hobby. It’s a way of life, and what a life it is!

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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!