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: for $20, you get one hour of archery instruction for two, including rental of a bow and arrow, at Heritage Outdoors in Fletcher (a $40 value). One person can also use this Groupon for two hours of archery.
At Heritage Outdoors’ indoor archery range, arrow-wielding apprentices practice firing under the guidance of instructors steeped in years of bow-wielding experience. Before the lesson commences, amateur shooters audition several JOAD entry-level bows until they find one whose grip fits their hand and whose string can hum the William Tell Overture. Teachers then school students on how to hold the bow, assume a proper stance, and shoot with correct form and technique. After about 20 minutes of training, aspiring archers head to the range’s 16 lanes to shoot on their own for 40 minutes, taking aim at targets or in-flying apples set 20 to 30 yards away. Students are welcome to bring their own bows to the lesson.
At Heritage Outdoors’ retail shop and indoor archery range, a team of nature enthusiasts equips visitors for forest exploration and animal tracking with archery lessons and a full stock of attire and gear from BowTech, Browning, and Mossberg. During archery lessons and open practice, the shop’s staff outfits archers with bows and arrows before they swarm Heritage’s 8 archery lanes to test their accuracy, precision, and ability to withstand Robin Hood’s merry band of hecklers. A collection of brand-name hunting, fishing, and archery equipment abounds within the onsite shop, where guests can find the tools they need to thoroughly reconnect with nature.