Before Cupid became a skilled marksman, his misfired arrows frequently led to star-crossed love and involuntary navel piercings. Channel the winged matchmaker with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour basic archery lesson for two people at BearPaw Archery in Wasilla (a $100 value). All equipment will be provided.
BearPaw Archery's certified instructor leads aspiring sharpshooters through a basic archery lesson on the facility’s 30-yard indoor range. The 60-minute introductory session familiarizes greenhorns with the Genesis bow’s anatomy, as well as safety principles to ensure proper weapon use. The archery ace helps apprentices determine eye dominance and draw length before tweaking pupils’ shooting form, release technique, and battle cry. Once properly positioned, students can practice their aim, although the instructor may modify the lesson to cater to an archer's specific needs. At the end of the hour, arrowsmiths leave with the ability to shoot a compound bow and pierce pinned-up job rejection letters.
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.
1251 W Melanie Ave.
Wasilla, Alaska 99654-6206