The Archer

My youngest son decided he was interested in archery.

They have classes for this in the local schools, but not until high school.

He’s not even a teenager yet.

So, The Captain bought him a compound bow and his grandparents bought him some classes.

From the beginning it has seemed to come natural for him.

Here, he’s getting ready to shoot during archery class.

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Just look at that form.

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Getting instruction. Trying to figure out why he’s shooting off to the right of center. Or southeast of the bulls eye, if you want to get technical.

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She called in an archer that competes professionally, to assist. Who just happens to hang around the shop a bit.

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His bow had been knocked over by someone accidentally. And knocked his sights off. With the sites reset, he’s shooting again.

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All of the kids in this class either have a recurve bow or a childs compound bow.

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Not Boo. He’s still a child, the same age and younger than some of the other students.

But he’s already adult size.

With an 18″ draw, it made no sense to buy a childs compound bow.

And not only that, he’s set at a 55 lb. pull back. And pulls it back with ease.

I used to be able to pull that back with only a little struggle.

Not so sure about now. I haven’t tried it.

I’m skeered to.