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Introduction to Recurve Archery

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Learn the skills and knowledge you need to enjoy archery in your own backyard.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy to moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-615-9979

Course Description

Join our archery experts for a comprehensive course that covers everything from the most basic fundamentals to more advanced targeting tips and techniques with a recurve bow. You’ll leave with the information, skills and everything else you need to confidently and safely enjoy this exciting sport on your own. Your instructor(s) will go through all the essentials including safety, proper stringing and unstringing a bow, bow selection and maintenance, discussion of types of archery, target types, arrow types and other applications. Once on the range, our skilled archers can show you techniques and tricks to achieving the correct body mechanics, bow dynamics and adjusting sights. They’ll work with you on drills that will help improve your form and overall accuracy. This course is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to take their archery skills to the next level.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion. †Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity-appropriate closed-toed shoes
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Personal eye protection
  • Non-heirloom recurve bow (no long bows or crossbows please)†
  • Non-heirloom arrows with target tips (must match bow)†

What We Provide
  • Eye protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary archery equipment: recurve bows, arrows, quivers, etc.
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