At Bad Lands Bow Hunters' indoor range, archers take their place in one of 12 lanes and send arrows flying at moving targets up to 40 yards away. Bowmen and women nock their arrows on the bowstring and point them downrange at targets shaped like deer and turkeys hiding among the trees. At one station, archers walk up several steps onto a wooden platform that mimics outdoor shots attempted from an elevated tree stand or a public pool’s diving board.
Reas Shanahan began fencing as a hobby while attending college at Brigham Young University–Idaho. After he graduated, though, he realized that the sport would be a lifelong pursuit rather than a passing interest. At Salt Lake City, he guides students of all ages and experience levels through fencing basics, teaching them how to maneuver a sword with precision or calculate an opponent's next move. With regular practice, students can improve reflexes, tone muscles, or learn to skewer enough shrimp and vegetables for a shish kebab in one jab.
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