Archery is an ancient form of hunting that originated in the Paleolithic Period and was created for its long-distance shooting capability and its ability to puncture delicious car hide. Take aim with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an archery lesson and one hour of range time for two at Boss Archery in Concord (a $79.95 value).
In the archery industry since the 1980s with two national champions under their coaching belts, Clyde and Jean Hartsell of Boss Archery teach rookie bow slingers to launch arrows with precision and power during 30-minute archery lessons. Students propel arrows from rental bows while learning the proper form and technique to make inanimate targets feel pain. Groups of two can collectively strengthen their ability to hunt for circular targets with group lessons, or a single archer-in-training may redeem the Groupon for multiple lessons. After the introduction, archers descend upon the facility's 18 indoor lanes for one hour of target practice, working to nail the disk-like targets' bull's-eyes in preparation for hunting frisbees.
Boss Archery Shop
Bow hunting since 1970, Clyde Hartsell knew his passion lay in the sport and what the great outdoors had to offer. While working as an executive at McDonald's, Clyde entered tournament after tournament, honing his skills and surrounding himself with other bowmen at the Tomo-Chi-Chi archery club who shared his enthusiasm for the ancient hunting tools. During training and tournaments, however, Clyde quickly realized the sights and scopes available to him were not up to snuff, lacking the precision a professional archer requires.
After Clyde met his wife, Jean, the two teamed up to start their own archery business and immediately began crafting McKenzie 3-D shooting cards. Now the duo helps equip other bowmen through a retail shop that supplies sights, arrows, rests, and bows. The two also welcome archers to their 18-lane indoor range to practice in a professional environment.