Advantages of Archery
Archery is *so hot right now*. Katniss, Merida, Hawkeye, and so many before them show that the bow is a fantastic tool for stopping hunger (games), being brave, and avenging (I suppose). I was never interested in archery growing up. The bow and arrow was, to my mind, out of date. Once gun powder was invented, didn't archery become obsolete? Au contraire...
There are so many reasons to pick up a bow. To name a few advantages a bow has over a firearm:
- Hunting: In most states, archery season starts earlier and ends later than firearm hunting season. Where I live in New Hampshire, archery season lasts from September through December. In contrast the firearm season in my area goes from mid-November through the first weekend in December. Picking up a bow represents a serious advantage with the strategy of "success through frequency".
- Target shooting: Shooting a bow is a lot quieter than shooting an unsuppressed firearm. Even my air rifle is louder than my compound bow. This means that my husband and I can shoot at our house! That is a major win.
- Economy: Once the initial capital is spent to get equipped, field-tipped arrows can be reused. This makes archery one of the most affordable of the shooting sports.
Call me an archery convert - I'm definitely *drawn* in.