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How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow Available for Preorder

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When I was first learning how to shoot a bow and arrow, I had a checklist. I went from my feet to my knees to my hips and shoulders, and only when my body was in position would I worry about the bow. Of course, my instructor gave me a good-natured ribbing as I went through the mental list in a not-so-subtle manner, but it was the only way I could remember most things. (Stupid back elbow.)

After opening Lincoln City Archery, I released many of the people who do 15-minute sessions with us or buy a bow from us could use a book to help them remember what they learned in their time on our range. I know I could have used it to help me learn everything better. People have different learning styles, but even those who don’t remember best from reading can use the reinforcements that come from the digesting of information through books.

“How to Shoot a Bow an Arrow” is available for preorder at Amazon as an eBook. (Those who prefer paperbacks can order from this website.) The book is about 80 pages long. It goes through the process of getting your body, bow and arrow into position so you can shoot successfully in a traditional manner. Traditional archery is a good exercise for the body, and it will help you find a quiet place in your mind. As you start your archery journey, this book will help you remember what your body already knows. Preorder “How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow” today.

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Tomorrow: Archery Challenge Advent Calendar!

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December is almost upon us, and I wanted to make sure you knew about the Archery Challenge Advent Calendar. For each day until the 24th of December 2021, I will be releasing a new video offering you an easy archery challenge. This series is meant for people who are relatively knew to traditional archery, though more experienced archers may find some of the challenges fun, too.

There are some things that you’ll need for the event, including:

  • An inexpensive bow
  • Three arrows
  • A rubber duck
  • A stick, paper towel roll tube, pool noodle
  • A washer, the metal circle with a circle cut out of it. (Not the kind you clean clothes with.)
  • An apple
  • A bell or jingle bells
  • A picture of Santa Claus
  • A Tic Tac Toe or Nick, Nock, No! target
  • Ace of spades
  • Three candles
  • A Santa hat
  • A picture of an undecorated Christmas tree

We’ve made it easier for some of these things by creating downloadable, printable targets that simulate many of these items.

Many of the videos are already loaded to YouTube and awaiting their premiere. Be sure to subscribe to Lincoln City Archery, click the thumbs up and hit that bell icon (with your mouse arrow not a real one). We hope you enjoy these small challenges.

If you can’t find an in person instructor for your archery skills, check out the right-handed shooting, left-handed shooting, and practice 15 minutes a day videos. If you need a bow and arrows for Archery Challenge Advent Calendar, come to Lincoln City Archery at the Lincoln City Outlets in Lincoln City, Oregon. We look forward to getting you on target for the holiday season.

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Basic Traditional Archery Level 2 – Lesson Plan 6

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All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson Six:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. This lesson will allow the student the opportunity to shoot a moving target while moving. The target will be a tennis ball; the student will walk and shoot.

This lesson is for students who are participating in the class alone. An alternate lesson will be created for classes that have more than one student.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

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Celebrate World Tourism Day with Lincoln City Archery

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My wife and I love to travel. It has opened our eyes and minds to many new experiences. We know that our travel depends on the people who work at restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions. In honor of World Tourism Day, Monday, Sep. 27, 2021, Lincoln City Archery invites professionals working in the tourism industry to come shoot some arrows. Simply book your place online, and when you come in, let us know where you work. You will receive $7 off your range fees. This offer is only available on Sep. 27, 2021. We look forward to seeing you.

Range fees start at $15 for 15 minutes and include the use of equipment, as well as instruction for traditional shooting. One hour of range time is $30.

Lincoln City Archery is Lincoln City’s only indoor archery range. We offer classes, leagues, and a place to hone your traditional archery skills, so you can receive the benefits of self-empowerment, a calm mind, and a great way to enjoy your down time. Our range is located at the Lincoln City Outlets next to the Whale Playground. We’re open from 11 to 7 every day. Book online or at (503)409-8371.

Our range features a selection of traditional archery equipment, including bows that can be shot right or left handed, arrows, and protective wear. We offer books on archery and books by independent authors. We also have beautiful handmade penguins. Our business is locally owned and family operated.

If you’re looking for “archery near me” on the Oregon Coast, we are the place to go for traditional archery in Lincoln City, Oregon. Come to Lincoln City Archery and get on target for a happier World Tourism Day!

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Basic Traditional Archery Level 2 – Lesson Plan 5

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All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson Five:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. The student will shoot with a focus on distances. Starting at 10 yards, the student will shoot for five minutes, alternating hands until a bull’s eye is hit with each hand or the time has expired. After that the student or the target will be moved a yard away and the process will continue until a maximum distance of 20 yards.

This lesson is for students who are participating in the class alone. An alternate lesson will be created for classes that have more than one student.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

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Basic Traditional Archery Level 2 – Lesson Plan 4

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All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson Four:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. The student will walk and shoot stationary targets.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

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Basic Traditional Archery Level 2 – Lesson Plan 3

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All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson Three:

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. Practice focus and concentration using a hanging tennis ball. When the tennis ball is hit, it will move.
  3. Shoot the moving target.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

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Basic Traditional Archery Level 2 – Lesson Plan 2

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All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson Two: The Parting Shot

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. Learn the techniques for “the parting shot.”
  3. Use the parting shot to shoot from behind a barrier.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

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Basic Traditional Archery Level 2 – Lesson Plan 1

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All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson One: Review and Practice

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. Shoot both hands, use different stances, blind nock, work on focus and concentration, and shoot different distances.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

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Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 6

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All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson Six: Test with Different Distances

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.

The rest of the session will be used to shoot at targets placed at different distances. Right hand for the first 15 arrows. Left hand for the next 15. We will continue shooting this way until the hour is done. Bull’s eyes will be recorded, and the student will leave with a list of what was learned during the last six classes. Students will receive their shooting discount for seven days after the lesson.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.