Archery lessons offered in Blythe – Pratt Tribune

By Jennifer Stultz Editor

The Pratt High School Archery Team competed in an open archery event on Monday, January 24 at Blythe Family Fitness. That evening, the Blythe and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks offered archery lessons for anyone interested in learning more or trying their hand at the sport.

Pratt High School students who regularly participate in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) were available to help beginners in archery. They will also be on hand to help with the next such event scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Monday, February 7. Any age or level of experience is welcome to participate, although children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Archery Archery has been used as a term defining hunting and combat conducted with a bow and arrow. In modern times, it is primarily a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who practices archery is usually called an archer or archer.

In archery events, a number of arrows are shot at targets of different sizes and at different distances to produce a score. Each round is called an “end” and a set number of rounds constitutes a “round”. The course type determines the number of arrows, distances and target sizes used.

There are three different disciplines with specific rules for indoor and outdoor competitive events, namely: field, 3-D and target. There are also different styles or classes of equipment for each discipline.

Earnest A. Martinez