Few people know more about precision archery than Olympic silver medalist Jacob Wukie. So, who better than Wukie to open an archery shop specializing in repairs and fine-tuning in his hometown of Oak Harbor, Ohio? The Olympian said he can order bowhunting equipment, and hopes to establish an archery range and begin coaching soon.
As part of Cabela's Fall Great Outdoor Days event series, an archery seminar for women was held Aug. 18 in Billings, Mont. for those interested in learning more about archery equipment and shooting techniques. Seminar participants join the fast growing number of women getting involved in archery. A recent national archery survey shows that 5.8 million women enjoyed the sport in 2012.
The first nationwide archery survey showed that 18.9 million Americans age 18 and older participated in archery and/or bowhunting in 2012. The Archery Trade Association (ATA) recently released the results of the new survey, which was conducted in the same way as Gallup polls. The findings about archery participation and equipment use are scientifically accurate and not estimates from other data.
Whether you’re shooting for fun or preparing for bowhunting season, there’s no time like the present to sharpen your archery skills. Practice means the difference between acquiring technique and achieving “a pure lightning reaction state of Zen” says Lydia Lohrer of Detroit Free Press. You rest, you rust. It’s clumsy vanity to believe you can have your moment of glory in the field without preparation. The time to prepare for this season’s upcoming hunt…
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Loudon County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has hosted 42 archery programs, reaching 277 participants, since 2011.