Shooting Lessons

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by Beenie, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Beenie

    Beenie Junior Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone out there in the Metro Detroit Area knows where I could get some shooting lessons. I got my bow in November and have only been able to shoot once to sight it in. I would really like to get some lessons and have my name on a waiting list through MJC, but have had it on there for weeks and have heard nothing. They need a minimum of 3 participants and currently only have 2. I can't afford $35 an hour for private. I'm planning on starting leagues next year but will feel very stupid joining a league not knowing what I am doing!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fat Shafts Rule

    Fat Shafts Rule Junior Member

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    Joining that league might be the best way for you to meet some of the top archers in your area who can and will give you as much help as they can.

    Don't be bashful :)
     

  3. bobby vee

    bobby vee Junior Member

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    Hold your head up.

    :welcome:
    I myself started out knowing nothing.still don;t know nothing paid $10 to enter a 3d shoot.When all was said and done i learned more that afternoon.Just by the other guys showing and telling me things.doyourself a favor .just step out there and all that free knowledge will flow your way for free.
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    boy these are some old posts were dragging to the top but they are some great info.....

    you would be amazed at how much people are willing to help you in your shooting....go to shoots....join leauges.....best move I ever made......
     
  5. bobby vee

    bobby vee Junior Member

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    If you cant get enough help.then put out the other hand.
     
  6. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    A really good starting point is right here! take some pics of your draw and we'll give you some pointers.
     
  7. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    I did this and found the comments very useful. Most of them anyway:biggrin1:

    I also found my local archery shop and archery club and they have both been very helpful on helping me, by watching me shoot.
     
  8. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    I started out and help was far and few out there and formed some bad habits that later as some fellas showed some stuff and I read olimpiad books and got starighten out. If you have a pro who could show you the ropes I would go for it. I have often stated if I take on golf I am gonna get me a pro to show me the how tos. My $1 worth HS
     
  9. rcgerchow

    rcgerchow Junior Member

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    Instruction

    I am not sure where you are in the Metro area, but if you are close to Waterford ( Dixie Hwy. and I-75 area) there is the OCSC that has a great archery facility that has leagues and instruction. They have leagues that are coed and a womans league. Many of the people involved have been shooting for along time or have been involved with J.O.A.D. program. If you have an opportunity to go to the Outdoorama at the Rock Financial Place on Feb. 21-25 OCSC will have a booth and you can get info and schedules from there.
    Or you can go to www.ocscmi.org and view info on that site. After many years of bowhunting I just started shooting some target and couldn't believe how helpful many of these people are.
     
  10. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    iT IS GOOD TO SEE YALL GOT A DIXIE HWY WAY UP IN DEM PARTS. HS
     
  11. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    a good idea is hanging out at a proshop. Its how I started years ago. I bought my bow there. And would come in for an hour or so and just talk about any thing. When I started getting serious about getting good. the pro there would shoot w/ us and give us help w/ stance and form and proper use of a release. and it didnt cost me a thing. Most shops. I mean the good ones that want people to be successfull will give free advice and help. The more you like to shoot the more you'll be willing to spend your money there. Its a kinda scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. also, bringing friends in to buy things from there. Shops will be more willing to help a person thats willing to help the shops out. Works both ways. Good luck!!!!