Recently I was gifted a bow, as I have been wanting to learn the skill of shooting a bow and arrow. I used to shoot when I was a kid, but it has been many many moons since I let an arrow fly into the wind. Luckily, a good family friend hunts pretty much anything, and had a bow to pass my way; a vintage Bear Alaskan recurve.
After buying a target and some cheap aluminum arrows, I was off to bruise my forearm in the backyard. Getting the hang of shooting a recurve took some time, but I feel that I am getting the hang of it. Building up finger strength for the forty five pound pull is interesting too.
What I didn’t expect though, is that my two oldest kids were intrigued and now want to shoot. Easy enough. My oldest son took to it immediately:
With a junior bow for him, and a bow for my daughter, we are all learning archery together! And, teaching proper weapon awareness/skills/safety too. Now my wife has to quote the movie Brave, “No weapons at the table!” at dinnertime! Bows everywhere!