Archery helps maintain nature’s balance—hunters wield bows to keep deer populations in check, while Cupid’s arrows make deer fall in love. Keep the circle of life moving with today’s Groupon to Bearpaw Archery in Wasilla. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a one-hour basic archery lesson for one (a $50 value).
- For $50, you get a one-hour basic archery lesson for two (a $100 value).<p>
Bearpaw Archery’s NASP-certified instructor coaches students age 5 and older in the arrowed arts within the facility’s indoor, 20- or 30-yard range. The one-hour lesson briefs students in bow and range safety, increasing each pupil’s ability to wield weapons without injuring others, getting tangled in the crossfire, or hitting the haystack’s funny bone. Provided with a Genesis bow and quiver of multicolored arrows, students then polish rudimentary skills such as proper stance, release, and aim. At the conclusion of the introductory session, shooters will be able to draw and release a compound bow to strike stationary targets such as soup cans or frozen turkeys.
The sporting aficionados at Bearpaw Archery believe the art of the arrow can and should be a family-oriented activity. They frequently populate the 20- and 30-yard ranges on their Wasilla facility with activities, instruction, and events that involve archers as young as 6. Youth leagues and 10-week homeschool classes accustom kids to the sport, and veteran competitors and recreational archers are treated to league play and a pro shop outfitted with equipment from brands including Hoyt, G5, Prime, Quest bows, and Easton Arrows. The archers also welcome high-level competition by hosting the state shoots—an event where skilled archers plant their arrows precisely where they want them: holding up that slipping poster from Woodstock ‘69.