June 16, 2021: The Archery Program is starting up again according to the previous schedule. Please contact the program coordinator for more information if needed.
Masks and distancing are to be followed as per COVID-19 rules.
A reminder that guest shooters need to be signed in by a member and pay the guest fee.
ARCHERY IS BACK AT NSRG!
If you have the urge to learn more about archery, or if you are already an archery enthusiast, or even if you have a bow that you just have not shot recently, come out and enjoy this activity. We will be beside the shotgun area every 3rd Saturday between 1pm -3pm. Please feel free to contact the Archery chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
There is an attendance fee of $5 per session for everybody to cover the cost of snacks and target maintenance.
Archery is the art, sport, practice, or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. Historically; archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity.
The earliest evidence of the bow and arrow indicate that they were invented in the later Palaeolithic or early Mesolithic periods. Modern advancements led to the compound bow, fiberglass arrows, better fletching and other features that make it easier than ever for anyone to shoot.
Three basic styles of bows are the most common: longbows, recurves and compounds, the latter being bows that use pulleys for extra mechanical advantage. The bow that will be right for you will depend on your personal preferences, physique and on what kind of archery you are interested in. People who like simplicity and tradition often lean towards longbows or recurve bows. People who seek the fastest possible bows, or wish to compete in certain kinds of target shooting often choose compound bows.
Examples of a different types of bows.
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North Saanich Rod & Gun Club - P.O. Box 2043 - Sidney, B.C. - V8L 3S3