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Whenever you’re practicing a sport, it’s important that you are wearing the appropriate clothing, and that you have the right gear. It is true that it is sometimes still possible to partake in a certain activity even if you aren’t wearing the traditional standard clothes for it, but wearing the

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In most sports, it’s pretty easy to know who the winner is. It’s usually either whoever finished first, whoever scores the most points, or whoever does a certain thing in the least amount of time. But in archery, it’s all about taking aim and shooting a certain amount of arrows

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It is often believed that in order to practice archery, one must have very keen eyesight, and eyes that are in top condition...however, this is a complete myth! Truth is, you don’t actually need the best eyesight ever in order to become an archer, and there are plenty of incredible

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The English Longbow is one of the most famous types of bows, and historically speaking, it was one of the most effective during times of war. The longbow is a taller type of bow (hence the name!) that is usually as tall as the user. This allows for a longer

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Finding the right poundage for your bow can be tricky. The right poundage for you as an individual will depend on several factors such as your skill level and the type of bow you like to shoot. Ultimately you should choose the best poundage that you feel comfortable drawing back

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Archery entails more than just shooting an arrow with a bow, although yes, that is the essence of it. But there is plenty of extra gear and additional items that you can use with your bow and arrows, especially nowadays, in which the sport is constantly evolving. One of these

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Archery is a sport with numerous benefits for physical health and cognitive function. Practicing archery can help to strengthen your body, improve your hand-eye coordination, and even boost your focus. However, for many people, going to an archery range isn’t always an option. Archery ranges often require payment for the

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When we think ‘self-defense’, we often think of baseball bats, guns, daggers, martial arts, and so forth… but what about a crossbow? This weapon is often overlooked, despite being effective and easy to use.For most people, crossbows will offer more accuracy and power than regular bows, as, while they use

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String slapping is the occurrence when the bowstring hits your forearm when you release. It is very frequent among beginner archers. This can happen for a few reasons, although most of the time it is related to problems with form, although it can also be related to bow tuning, either

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Being an archer might seem like a lot of fun, and it is, but it’s also a lot more physically demanding than most people think. Archers are incredibly strong, with most of that strength residing in their arms, as they have to be able to draw the bow as far

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When you think of bows and arrows of any sort, it will not be long before you conjure up images of the famed Robin Hood in your head. Commonly depicted alongside a bow and arrow, Robin Hood has long been synonymous with everyone’s favorite weapon. But did Robin Hood really

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There are many different types of bows available for archers across the globe. Barebow, compound, longbow, horse bow, flat bow, recurve... But did you know that most of these bows also feature different styles depending on your dominant hand? There’s no one bow fits all. Depending on whether you are

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Archery is one of the more obscure hobbies that isn’t as widely taken part in as some others. However, archery is a great hobby, it just might not be best suited for everyone. Something that you might be wondering is whether or not you should take up archery, and this

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Long term archery fans will know that it’s not always a case of standing still, pointing, and shooting at a target across level ground. If you hunt with a bow and arrow, you’ll be well aware that game has a tendency to wander into the hardest to reach places. To

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When we talk about weapons, we usually refer to items that have typically been used either in war or to harm others. Such as swords, daggers, guns...and yes, bows! But just to make sure, let’s take a closer look at the definition of ‘bow’, and the definition of ‘weapon’, and

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Using bow wax is very important as not only does it protect against fraying, but it can also add a waterproof element to your bow string. This is particularly important if you plan to shoot outdoors, whether you are shooting practice targets or hunting. There is a lot of difference

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When it comes to shooting with a bow, its strings will begin to fray or lose their elasticity over time, which can in turn affect your accuracy. To ensure that you properly maintain your bow, you need to restring it to guarantee its performance and shooting remain consistent. However, individuals

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Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you - Georg Hermes Asking if Kevlar can stop an arrow is like asking Erwin Schrodinger about the health of his cat. He’d probably retort that his cat was both alive and

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Whenever you see someone shooting an arrow in a film or on TV, they always very dramatically close one eye. But is this something that real archers actually do? The answer is a little complicated. But overall, not really! This is probably a surprise to most people. Whenever you see

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Safety should be your first concern when it comes to archery. Keep in mind that a bow and arrow are weapons designed to kill. If you're an archery novice, you’ve probably heard of rules like never pointing your arrow at another person or never shooting an arrow over a ridge.

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A bow scale measures your draw weight and is an excellent tool to determine which bows and arrows to use. You can improve your accuracy by knowing your draw weight, and if you are new to archery, measuring your draw weight isn't a step you want to skip. What is

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If you’re thinking of picking up a new hobby, why not pick up a bow and arrow? Many people enjoy archery and consider it to be a gratifying sport, mentally and physically. Like golf, fishing, and hiking, it’s a sport that blends the beauty of nature with the athleticism of

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Archery is one of the oldest sports featured at The Olympic Games. What started as a means for survival has become a skillful game of strategy and stamina. It’s no wonder that the sport has maintained popularity for generations -- it combines nature and physical activity for an enjoyable, personal

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Lighted nocks are small, electronic additions to your arrow tail. They are usually LED- or battery-powered, and they could make a big difference in your archery game if you’re shooting in low-visibility conditions or at night. They illuminate the arrow’s flight path so you can better assess your shot. At

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Archery is one of the oldest and most-effective hunting methods known to humankind. The success of archery has always rested in the arrow's craftsmanship. History tells us that sharpened-bone arrowheads date back as far as 60,000 years, while simple wooden arrows might go back even further. The first arrows were

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A flu flu arrow is designed to travel short distances. It can fly straight for about 30 yards before it starts to slow down and lose direction. You'll mainly use these arrows to shoot aerial targets or recreational archery, where the arrow should only travel short distances. What's more, if

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If you've ever wondered how archery in video games compares with archery in real life, you have come to the right place, because Archery Edge is delving deep into this topic today. And if you're an expert archer in video games who wants to know how you'll fare in actual

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What is a Backstop?As the name suggests, backstops stand behind your targets to stop stray arrows from going completely rogue. Sometimes, a poor shot can fly off into the distance and be hard to recover or even damage property. Backstops help eliminate this. You can buy backstops from most stores that

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Archery is probably one of the most underrated sports out there. It never seemed to get a lot of press and media attention, but not for any particular reason. We feel this sport is fantastic and has so much to offer those willing to get out there and try it. In

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If you're thinking about getting interested in archery or already passionate about it, you should consider joining an archery club. Archery clubs meet up regularly, which is the perfect opportunity to hit the bull's eye while meeting people from all walks of life with the same interest as you. There are

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Indiana is one of America’s largest sports hubs. While it might not be the most well-known for archery, there are places to shoot no matter where you are in the state.Indiana is full of friendly people, and if you’re looking to shoot your bow I can help. Below are some

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When I’m looking to practice archery, I always look for the best ranges to take my bow. The right practice always starts with the right shooting range.Illinois has some of the most welcoming communities of archers and sportsmen you’ll ever meet. They’re all willing to help you out in any

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Do you love the ocean, mountains, and forests? Maybe you prefer historic cities or culture-rich urban centers. Connecticut has all of these and more. This state is full of beauty from coast to state lines. Connecticut is home to the CAA (Connecticut Archery Association). The CAA is host to five annual

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Archery dates back to the Stone Ages, but it still has its place in the modern world. The ancient sport has seen a spike in popularity in the 21st century, and it’s not hard to see why. Archers of all levels enjoy testing their stamina and perfecting their aim. Modern

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Louisiana is home to many historic attractions. One trip alone doesn’t provide enough time for all the sites worth seeing. Bourbon Street, the French Quarter, and Mardi Gras are some of the most popular draws in this southern state. But one of the fastest-growing attractions is the state’s archery ranges.

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Archery is a sport of skill and technique practiced around the world. What originally stemmed from hunting and warfare has become a beloved outdoor pastime for all age groups. Anyone who appreciates a challenge and a workout will certainly find pleasure in the sport. One thing I love about archery

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So you think you can shoot arrows? Well, it’s not as easy as it looks. But like many things in life, it's worth the challenge. There’s little in life more peaceful, or more practical, than shooting arrows with a well-constructed bow. The practice dates back to our earliest history and

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What Delaware has to offer Just because Delaware is the 2nd smallest state in the US, doesn't mean it lacks a rich, vibrant culture. Delaware stretches to the Atlantic ocean on one side and beautiful forest land on the other. Bow and arrows have been shot on this land for

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Georgia has oceanic coastlines, historic towns, and mountains spreading throughout its state lines. But the state isn’t only known for its landscapes and pecans. Search a little harder and you’ll find a plethora of breathtaking archery ranges. NASP (National Archery in the School Program) is an archery program for school-aged children

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Is Florida too Hot for Outdoor Sports? Don’t let Florida’s high temperatures keep you from enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. The state has no shortage of indoor and outdoor archery ranges, suitable for all skill levels. And on the bright side, Florida’s temperatures will have you practicing your outdoor archery

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When I’m looking to practice archery, I always look for the best ranges to take my bow. This means comparing range sizes, target types, membership and pay-per-day prices, credentials, and more. For a state the size of Hawaii, you might be surprised to find that there are quite a few archery

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Idaho is a state known for massive expanses of hunting territory and wilderness. From the Sawtooth to the Smoky Mountains, a visit to the region is sure to be a memorable experience for anybody, but it’s an absolute paradise for hunters. If you prefer hunting with a bow as I

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Maine is one of the most breathtaking states in the country. It boasts a beautiful coastline and countless acres of dense, stunning wilderness. Since the state comes with so much beauty, it seems only natural that there would be a substantial archery community amongst its residents. If you’re going to

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Massachusetts is home to incredibly diverse ecosystems and landscapes, thanks to the wide variety of its adjacent lands and oceans. The state is known for many historical events, but perhaps the longest-lasting tradition is that of archery. Archery was historically used for warfare and hunting and dates back tens of

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Maryland is a state of stunning scenery and natural attractions, making it the perfect place to shoot archery. Finding a range that best suits you is necessary before heading out with your bow. Many factors can go into what makes a  range the right one for you, so be sure

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Minnesota fosters a deep love of archery with over 100,000 archers in the entire state. With such a wide community for the sport, there’s no shortage of locations to perfect your precision. The best locations will be easily accessible and have knowledgeable staff, ready and eager to help. Minnesota’s many

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Montana is one of the United States’ top areas for hunting with its massive expanses of forest and mountain territory. Because of the often uneven terrain, bow hunting is extremely popular with people eager to track their game on foot. For every place an archer takes aim, however, there is

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Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is in the Midwestern region of the United States. It’s the only state consisting of two peninsulas separated by a five-mile channel, the Straits of Mackinac. The Upper Peninsula is the tourism hub of Michigan. It boasts various venues to choose from when it comes

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In medieval times, people used bows and arrows for hunting and in combat. Armies with archers were feared in wars. Today, archery is both a competitive sport as well as a hobby that anyone can enjoy. Everyone, regardless of age, gender, and ability, can learn and master the skill of

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Archery and bowhunting can be an exciting or relaxing pastime that you can enjoy with others and in a variety of ways. Many people enjoy it as a sport, but some use it to hunt for food. If you want to get some more practice in before the next hunting

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Arizona has breathtaking views and a lot of participation in hunting and riflery. Bowhunting and archery are the logical next step in these techniques. You can visit various facilities and ranges whether you're just interested in archery or want to practice your shooting before hunting season. Choosing a good range

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I love to hit the archery range whenever I can. Trying a new place is a treat, plus it keeps my skills sharp because every spot has different distances and 3D targets. The variety pushes me to improve my abilities and keeps things interesting. There are two types of archery

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A while ago, I decided to visit some friends in California. Over dinner the first night, the chat turned to personal experiences in the great outdoors. Like most conversations between men, the topic became somewhat competitive. I don't remember how but the topic turned to archery. My friend asked if

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During a vacation I recently took, a friend introduced me to the sport of archery. I now have my own equipment, and even my significant other is involved in the addiction. It was my partner’s turn to choose a vacation getaway and made the suggestion of Colorado because of a high

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OUR TOP PICK Spot Hogg Wiseguy Release BuckleEDITORS CHOICE Trufire Hardcore Buckle Foldback MaxBEST VALUE Trufire Hardcore Buckle Foldback Adjustable Archery Compound Bow ReleaseIn this article, we’re going to go over the basics of archery releases, analyze their different iterations, and review some existing products to help you find the

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Archery is a sport that requires skill, patience, and a decent bow. The bow you choose can make or break your whole experience, so it’s important to be educated on the various types of bow available on the market.Bows have been around since humans first picked up tools, but they’ve

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As with any sport, the correct technique is key to your continuous improvement. Archery is a perfect example of this, having the ability is pointless unless you can finely enhance your technique properly.Learning the correct stances in archery will help with a number of key aspects of your overall performance.Whether

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Making sure that you have the correct draw length for your bow is essential when it comes to not only getting your best shot but ensuring the safety of yourself and everyone around you.Although many archery stores have the capacity to measure your draw length for you in-store, we often

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Bowhunting & target archery might be old-fashioned compared to rifle shooting, but it’s one of the most thrilling and primal ways to hunt. But here’s the catch: an archer needs to be in great physical condition to shoot effectively.Thankfully, with the right exercises and archery workout, any archer can train

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Comparisons are always being made between different bow types, but is one really better than the others? We have examined the pros and cons of bow types in comparison before, and we’re back with another: compound bow vs. longbow. Throughout this post, I will give a brief overview of the

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Welcome to Archery Edge, I have often been asked about the differences between longbows and recurve bows so I thought I would take the time today to discuss the key elements that define each one.Below I will briefly outline what each type of bow is and how they are commonly

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If you are thinking about taking up archery as a hobby or have an interest in bowhunting, you will need to get yourself the right tool for the job.Throughout this article, we will be taking a look at recurve bows vs. compound bows, and discussing the pros and cons of

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Experienced archer looking to add another skill to your arsenal, or beginner wondering how to get started? Bowfishing is both a fun and rewarding activity for all ages and experience levels.Unfortunately, it can be hard to cut through the mud and find some real information when it comes to bowfishing;

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Bowhunting can be extremely rewarding as a pursuit, but it must always be carried out safely and ethically. Bowhunting must also comply with the law, so it is essentialyou learn your local archery laws.It is never a good idea to go hunting when you aren’t fully prepared, accidents can and

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Archery has shaped human history, estimated to have first developed over 60,000 years ago it has allowed us to feed and clothe ourselves, as well as fend off invading forces.Ingrained into culture’s around the world, many of our folk heroes and legends contain tales of skilled archers doing magnificent things.Below

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Archery is a far-reaching and expansive hobby with some archers practicing for the enjoyment of competition, or as a physical pursuit, with others using the bow as a means to put sustenance on the table.Whatever facet your interest in archery takes, you may be surprised to learn of some of

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As exciting as buying a new bow and arrow set can be, let’s be honest, nothing beats making your own bow and arrow from scratch.In this in-depth guide, we’re going to take you through step by step and show you how to make a bow and arrow.Bow Design, Build Quality

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Archery is unique from other sporting activities. Although it isn’t considered the most physically taxing sport, it is popular for being a social activity that all ages can enjoy. Archery is a relaxing hobby in its own right, but it is mainly considered a competition sport, which adds to its

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How Arrow Length Impacts Your ShotsChoosing the proper arrow length is crucial for any aspiring archer. To safeguard against misconceptions and missteps, this article will teach you exactly how to select the right arrow length for your needs.More often than not, beginners tend to disregard this detail. This can end

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