Those seeking an introduction to archery likely can find it at a nearby state park.
Ten state parks throughout the Commonwealth have scheduled a number of Explore Archery programs, and those looking to participate can register at the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources event calendar at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov.
The programs are made possible through a $50,000 grant the Pennsylvania Game Commission received from the Easton Foundation. Through the grant, the Game Commission was able to place Explore Archery equipment kits – consisting of bows, arrows, targets, arm guards, finger tabs and more – at 10 Pennsylvania state parks with certified USA Archery instructors.
With the kits, Explore Archery programs are planned to be held at Bald Eagle State Park, Cowans Gap State Park, Frances Slocum State Park, Jacobsburg State Park, Kings Gap State Park, Nolde Forest State Park, Ohiopyle State Park, Parker Dam State Park, Sinnemahoning State Park and Pymatuning State Park.
Game Commission shooting sports coordinator Todd Holmes said Explore Archery programs provide an introduction to archery for novice shooters of all ages. Programs teach participants how to shoot a bow, and encourage the enjoyment of the outdoors throughout the year.