$95 for a One-Hour Crossbow Session for Two at Deer Creek Archery ($175 Value)

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Archery helps maintain nature's balance—hunters wield bows to keep deer populations in check, and Cupid's arrows make deer fall in love and make more deer. Keep the circle of life moving with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $95 for a one-hour crossbow session for two ($175 value)

At the start of each session, instructors demonstrate proper shooting stance, arm positioning, and methods for achieving consistency. Equipment rentals include bows, carbon arrows, and safety glasses.

Deer Creek Archery

The old warehouse didn't seem ideal to house much of anything, but the rent was cheap once George Bennett offered to make all his own renovations. Drawing from a background as a builder, he created his own architectural plans, and he and a friend set to work on construction. For months, George arrived early in the morning to demolish old partitions and install lighting and windows. As the transformation neared its finish, the pair mounted new walls, spread mulch floor covering, and set up targets and quivers in the 8,000-square-foot archery range. George invited the National Shooting Sports Foundation to examine his facilities and received a four-star rating.

Now, more than a decade later, arrows sing through the air, slipping percussively into three types of targets. The targets sprout up from a tree-dotted floor under rustic wooden rafters along the indoor, climate-controlled range. Traditional targets stand 45 yards from the shooting area, and computer-controlled moving targets in the form of three-dimensional deer, beavers, and wolves trot across the range, challenging archers to pin them with warning notes addressed to loudmouthed owls. Additional animal targets positioned closer to the shooter's area allow traditional longbow and recurve bow users to test their marksmanship. To prepare for successful shooting sessions, visitors peruse the pro shop's racks of compound bows from the Mathews series as well as Mission gear and Matthews Officially Licensed Products. Quivers brim with Carbon Tech arrows, and George and his staff make other arrows by hand, which George sometimes inscribes with Deer Creek's logo with the care of a painter autographing his children.

In a Nutshell

8,000 sq. ft. indoor archery range challenges shooters with three types of targets; staff provides rental bows and instruction

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who have team spirit and enjoy athletic competition