Me and my Hoyt bow
About 5 years ago my husband and I took up archery. I really didn't want to do it but DH wanted to try it so he borrowed a bow from a friend and gave it a whirl. He loved it! So...he borrowed a bow for me to try. I have bad shoulders so I can't pull very hard but once I got used to it I LOVED it. We practiced at home every day and started going to the 3D shoots where you walk trails and shoot at life-like foam targets at different distances (we don't hunt the real thing). It was a blast...it was wonderful getting out in the forest walking the trails to shoot 50 targets and I discovered I LOVE to compete with my husband. At first he beat me every time...but within a couple of months I was beating him! Being the sweetheart he is...he was happy for me and built shelves to show off my plaques and trophies. We bought new bows and started going to shoots in different towns..we loved it and the people were very nice...we always came home dead tired but happy. Eventually we moved and it was too far to drive to our archey club so we gave it up. My hubby still shoots his bow once in a while here on the farm but I haven't picked mine up for a couple of years. Maybe one day I'll take it up again...but if I do...I'm going to practice in secret first so I can still beat the pants of my hubby!
DH practicing at the club
My daughter Angie came to visit from Canada so we took her to a shoot
She loved it!
Angie and DH showing off thier 'bulls eyes' or 12's
There were 'fun shoots' where you had to do different things like shoot backwards at a target 20 yards or more away.
Sometimes you had to wait along the trails for your turn at a target.
This little fellow travelled along with his Mom and Dad and other siblings.
He got a little sleepy along the trail.
Shooting through the trees downhill was always fun NOT!
One of my better days with my old bow
Archery is a fun sport when a husband and wife do it together. My sweet hubby and I REALLY enjoyed hiking through the trails and meeting the people. It was a wonderful way to spend time with each other.
I hope if some of you have thought about trying archery that this will inspire you to go ahead and just DO it.
Hey...it's great exercise too!