Thursday, May 10, 2012
I'm A Deadly Shot!
My son joined a homeschool archery league a couple months ago. With his fees one parent was entitled to a lesson and shooting session. So today I was up...
Yeah, and it was my FIRST TIME ever shooting a bow and arrow!
It's just like golf: take a deep breath, sight the target, use big muscles, posture(!), smooth release, have a repeatable ritual, etc.
Archery is definitely a *cool* hobby. If I wasn't so overloaded right now I'd be tempted to start getting into it.
We go to an indoor range near the middle of *The Island*. What an operation they got there! Who knew that archery was a money-maker. It's usually $15 to *shoot all day*. But there are hordes of enthusiasts that spend a ton of time and $$$ there. Why? Well, apparently it's illegal to shoot a bow and arrow in your backyard - at least in New York.
There's probably a little boom in the archery biz right now on account of The Hunger Games too.
(See none of y'all can do math....the shooting distance was an impressive 4,572mm.)