60-Minute Archery Lesson for One, Two, or Four at North America Archery (50% Off)

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Intensive lessons on environment-friendly range teach shooting stance, notching an arrow, and compound bow use and safety

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Archery helps maintain nature's balance—hunters wield bows to keep deer populations in check, and Cupid's arrows make deer fall in love and make more deer. Keep the circle of life moving with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $40 for a private 60-minute archery lesson ($80 value)
  • $70 for a semi-private 60-minute archery lesson for two ($140 value)
  • $130 for a semi-private 60-minute archery lesson for four ($260 value)

String Theory: A Glossary of the Different Shapes of Bows

When drawing a bow, the force doesn't come from the string stretching—it comes from changing the shape of the bow itself. Here's a rundown of common bow shapes and how they affect an archer.

Straight: the straight bow is the simplest form of bow—just a simple curve of wood connected by a string. The rigid shape makes it easier to draw initially, but as the string is drawn farther back, the strength required to shoot it increases. A longer bow generally results in greater power—traditional English longbows, for instance, could fire arrows an estimated 240 meters with a force of up to 180 pounds.

Recurve: the tips of a recurve bow curve slightly away from the archer at each end, which shortens the distance between the string and the bow at rest so that, when drawn, the string can travel farther before releasing the arrow. This makes the bow more energy efficient since the additional distance adds momentum to the shot. This is the type of bow used in international archery competitions.

Reflex: when unstrung, the entire body of a reflex bow curves completely away from the archer. This C shape imbues the bow material with considerable potential energy, allowing for a shorter length without sacrificing power or strength. That tension also makes them notoriously difficult to string, rendering them practically useless for modern hunters to floss the venison out of their teeth.

Compound: instead, modern hunters often rely on compound bows, which use a system of pulleys to do most of the work of drawing the string. Even when a string is fully drawn, the pulleys often hold part or even most of the draw weight, allowing the archer to hold and aim the bow without as much strain or fatigue.

Customer Reviews

Very knowlegable staff, great experience over all
Crystal B. · August 8, 2014
This is a fantastic experience for first timers. Check in out! It's easy to schedule.
Sean E. · July 14, 2014
Make sure you have a guide! Watch out for trees! Overall a very fun and exciting adventure. Our guide Juan was amazing and helped us the whole way! Would definitely do this again!
Krystie M. · July 31, 2014
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