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XFireBowstrings
January 25th, 2012, 10:48 PM
Here is a link for the Md Archery Association! 17 years ago when I got into the sport, the MAA was booming with participants, now it's not as popular for some reason.....

Look for a club near you and enjoy...

Indoor archery
Outdoor field archery and 3D
Tournaments and leagues..

http://md-archery.org/

Biggie313
January 26th, 2012, 09:21 AM
Eep, so much of their info is old. Championships from August 2011. Education class schedules from 2010.. :(

frdfandc
February 19th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Looks like the site has been updated.

balttigger
February 19th, 2012, 10:24 AM
I was looking into joining Wing Bowman near Gunpowder, Hammerman when they closed up shop. I miss that place. I still go down there and walk around the place a couple times a year.

MikeTF
February 19th, 2012, 10:33 AM
I'm a bow hunter. I've always enjoyed archery. Thanks for offering the link.

RobMoore
February 19th, 2012, 11:25 AM
My wife wants to get us into archery, with one goal being deer hunting eventually.

We have a big enough back yard to practice in, but haven't bought anything yet.

cyberfrance
February 19th, 2012, 11:41 AM
My brother, Ed Bowen, is a very good archer. He is the one training me to shoot. He and Norm Lewis, weatherman on Channel 11, have both shared champion indoor archer titles alternately for many years. I don't think he's actively competing now, but he used to.

I wish I could draw a bow. I'm somehow managed to tear rotator cuffs on both arms. That totally eliminates me from pulling a bow.

possumman
February 19th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Organizing archers has always seemed to me a little like herding cats- unless you are interested in competition you can pretty much do it on your own and bow hunting is generally a pretty solitary pursuit- you dont need a lot of space to practice and the noise wont disturb your neighbors. Also the divisions between techie compound guys, traditionalists, and crossbowmen dont help the situation.

VNVGUNNER
February 19th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Organizing archers has always seemed to me a little like herding cats



:lol2::lol2:

MikeTF
February 19th, 2012, 03:11 PM
My brother, Ed Bowen, is a very good archer. He is the one training me to shoot. He and Norm Lewis, weatherman on Channel 11, have both shared champion indoor archer titles alternately for many years. I don't think he's actively competing now, but he used to.

I wish I could draw a bow. I'm somehow managed to tear rotator cuffs on both arms. That totally eliminates me from pulling a bow.Crossbow with a crank system (my shoulders are fine, but I use one for hunting).

XFireBowstrings
February 22nd, 2012, 11:37 PM
My brother, Ed Bowen, is a very good archer. He is the one training me to shoot. He and Norm Lewis, weatherman on Channel 11, have both shared champion indoor archer titles alternately for many years. I don't think he's actively competing now, but he used to.

I wish I could draw a bow. I'm somehow managed to tear rotator cuffs on both arms. That totally eliminates me from pulling a bow.

I talked with Ed a few weeks ago at Anne Arundel archers... He's been at it a long while now..

Ganegrei
February 23rd, 2012, 10:29 AM
My problem with archery is that I could never hit the broad side of a barn at any distance over 15-30 feet. Also I had seriously conflicting advice on where and how to train using what equipment.

Sewer Rat
February 23rd, 2012, 11:27 AM
My problem with archery is that I could never hit the broad side of a barn at any distance over 15-30 feet. Also I had seriously conflicting advice on where and how to train using what equipment.

Personally, I feel that everyone wants to play with all-the-latest-gadgets-newest-faster-bow; and what stores try to sell you... and everyone forgets the basics... kinda like firearms...

Get an inexpensive recurve or longbow, learn to shoot it in the backyard/basement/living room/whatever... learn the basics.. then move on to the latest and greatest.... even if the latest and greatest is "trad" bows.

If you are near Frederick, I am pretty sure I have an old recurve (lt wt).... if you want.

Ganegrei
February 23rd, 2012, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the offer. I actually picked myself up a lightweight (30 lb) recurve a while back but lack both instruction and a place to practice unless I go up to the AGC.

Sewer Rat
February 23rd, 2012, 12:33 PM
If you are near Frederick... Adamstown to be exact... lemme know, my backyard is always open....

Before I moved the family up, lived in an Apt in Rockville.... had a 15 yd range shooting from behind the couch down the hall into the target in the linen closet... I do not advise shooting after a few adult cocktails, unless you have access to wood putty LOL

Gordon
February 23rd, 2012, 01:01 PM
Md Game & Fish ,Vingt Neuf Archery club located on Honeygo Blvd off rte 43 great place to shoot at. Next to Joppa View Elem.school

Nelben
February 28th, 2012, 09:05 AM
I'm a Baltimore Bowmen member, great group of guys and excellent range.