Indoor/Outdoor Target Archery Thrives Amid Ongoing Pandemic

1/25/21

Target archery is a low-risk sport for almost anyone. Find out how you can have fun learning a new skill at Xpert Archery and San Juan Archers Club during the pandemic.

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Inactivity and winter

weather getting you down?

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One way to enhance your leisure time

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is to learn a new skill,

like target archery,

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where you can socially

distance easily indoors or out.

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You're watching the Local

News Network brought

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to you by FASTSIGNS of Durango.

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I am Wendy Graham Settle.

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Unlike a lot of sports

enjoying and excelling

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in archery has little to do

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with strength, speed, or fitness.

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You just have to shoot straight.

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It's a hobby that can provide low-risk fun

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for nearly everyone.

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The only indoor place to do that

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in Farmington is Xpert Archery, a pro shop

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and shooting range located

at East Main Street.

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I just would like to add

everybody should come try it.

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Yeah, we're here,

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when we sell new bows, we

offer free instruction.

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We offer free setup, free

knowledge, all that stuff.

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So that we can start them

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on a really good path, really

good journey in archery.

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And it's just one of

the funnest thing ever.

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So if you haven't tried it, come try it.

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Either gender, no age, prevents a person

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from easily slipping into the role

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of what 18th century

English archery societies

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refer to as toxophilites,

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that is the lovers of the bow and arrow.

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Plus it's affordable.

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I mean, you can start

at $44 and a few arrows,

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or you could, our better

kind of wood hunting bows

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would be in the neighborhood

of $140 to $240.

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On the compound side you would be,

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you can get a really

good packaged equipment

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for around $400.

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And then the sky is the

limit on the compound stuff,

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if you get a really high-end target bow

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and all the goodies to go

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with it, you could be $3,000 or $4,000.

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For those lucky New

Mexicans who prefer outdoor

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target archery and practice,

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San Juan Archers Club

has provided a venue here

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since the 1950s.

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They offer two 14 yard target field

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practice ranges on a 25

acre fenced in property.

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While their 2021 tournaments

are on a hold for now,

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secretary treasurer, Joan

Arviso says the ranges

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are a nice place to fling some arrows

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for the whole family.

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Handily located in the

Glade Run Recreation Area,

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better known as Cherry Hills.

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It's just a few minutes

Northwest of downtown Farmington.

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Expert, archery houses 10 indoor lanes

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that fit six people, six feet apart.

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The Thursday night league

is also COVID friendly.

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For more information,

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Call 505-325-5544.

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To become a member of

San Juan Archers Club,

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go to sjarchers.org.

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Thanks for watching this edition

of the Local News Network.

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I'm Wendy Graham Settle.

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