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Postby hukhuk » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:20 am

Could you go to an archery range without having to take classes? My dad wants to go hunting for a Christmas gift. I really dont want to see animals get killed or anything so I was thinking we could go to an archery range. He has no clue how to do archery but I do kind of because I took a class last year in school. Im wondering if you could go to the archery range and like try it but not have to take classes so you would only have to go for that day, because theres always the chance he wont like it. Any Help Please ?
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Re: archery

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:53 am

He might hurt someone or himself without some basic knowledge, so make sure he gets some instruction.

Doesn't matter how you "feel" about hunting--he's already decided he wants to hunt, and he has seniority.
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Re: archery

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:59 am

Jim Casto Jr wrote:Doesn't matter how you "feel" about hunting--he's already decided he wants to hunt, and he has seniority.


Yes, you really should go to the range before hunting. Assuming you learned enough in your archery class you should know enough to teach him proper safety and the basics of shooting. Once he gets comfortable enough shooting targets he can decide when to start hunting.
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Re: archery

Postby trapperDave » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:39 am

ive never seen a range where instruction was a must. usually you pay by the hour for as long or as little as you want. Definitely NO HUNTING till he is proficient enough to hit his desired target...Live critters aint the place to learn
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Re: archery

Postby Bowmania » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:25 pm

As long as he has an arm guard, there's NO chance he won't like it.


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