FCL July Introduction to Archery Class

Introduction to Archery

On Saturday, July 15, 2017 the Fitchville Conservation League and its volunteer instructors offered an Introduction to Archery Class for the area communities. Over 35 students participated in the safety class and the live archery session. FCL Vice President Gary Bradt, the lead instructor for the event started with a short demonstration of proper archery form. The students were then divided into 5 groups and five stations were established each with its own instructor and the fun was on. This free class was funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Fitchville Conservation League.

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A Modern Crossbow.  Several types of Archer’s Bows were on display.
How the class is funded!
The safety rules for Archery are similar to the safety rules for firearms.
Vice President Gary Bradt is the lead instructor for today’s Introduction to Archery
Gary explains the difference between the various types of bows.
Arrows have to be handled carefully.
Proper form is important in Archery
Instructor Wayne Kiser holds the ammunition (arrow) for this boy’s next shot.
Bag targets as well as three dimension animal targets were used at the stations.
The line of Archers
Proper form is important!
Instructor Vaughn Thomas helps a student at the crossbow table.
Sometimes the arrows are kind of stubborn!!
A long view of the Archer’s line.
A good time was had by all!!
A safe time was had by all!!!

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

A quote by Jeff Cooper, “Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.”

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