Archery Supplies Athens AL

Local resource for archery supplies in Athens. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fletchers, bows, arrows, bow repair, and bowyers, as well as advice and content on bowhunting equipment suppliers.

Sports Authority
(256) 327-8640
Bridge Street Town Centre, 6890 Governors West
Huntsville, AL
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 671-1370
4601 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
 
Troy Elite Soccer Camp
(334) 670-5653
Troy University; Tine Davis Field House
Troy, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 981-1320
Brook Highland Plaza
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 277-8180
7861 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Academy
(256) 340-7800
1205 Wimberly Dr.
Decatur, AL
 
Paul Harbin's UAB Girls Soccer
423 Woodland Drive
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 760-4211
Cox Creek Plaza
Florence, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 749-8123
2718 Enterprise Drive
Opelika, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 881-3212
2718 Carl T Jones
Huntsville, AL
 

Archery for the Novice

Have you ever considered taking up archery?

Like all hobbies, there are parts that come easy and there are parts that are more difficult to grasp. Most people that have used a bow believe that it takes more skill and finesse to handle one than it would be for someone to use a gun.

You will find that most archers have this opinion, whether it’s true or not. There are many different types and styles of bows and if you’re a beginner, there is a lot to learn. I, myself, prefer a bow to a gun. The pleasure and pride in being able to shoot a bow is far different than the use of other, more simplistic, weapons. There is a certain beauty in being able to draw back a bow and let fly an arrow.

For thousands of years archery has not only survived, but thrived. It’s easy to be taught how to use a bow, but it requires a lot of practice and work to become proficient. When you’ve finally hit that bullseye for the first time, the pride and pleasure are more rewarding than simply pulling up a gun, sighting, and shooting.

It takes a good deal of upper body strength to use a bow. The more weight that you draw back, the more power is behind the arrow and the farther it will go. As you grow stronger with each shot, you will be able to add more weight to your draw. That, in itself, can make you feel good. You’re getting better, growing stronger, and will soon be able to get further away from your target.

If you are interested in taking up this wonderful pastime, the hardest first choice to make is not what style of bow you want to use, but which kind of bow is right for you.

When buying a bow, do not look for the cheapest. Not only is a cheap bow easily broken, but it is also very unreliable. Poor Accuracy and serious injury can come from a cheap and poorly made bow. One of the best things about owning a bow is that no one can use it but you. Well, unless you have a twin. Why? Because a bow has to be somewhat customized to fit your draw length. A traditional recu...

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Alabama Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

No child under the age of 16 is required to procure a hunting license; a licensed adult must accompany the individual. 

Education Requirement:

Anyone born on or after August 1, 1977 must show proof of completing a Hunter Education course prior to purchasing a hunting license except active duty U.S. military personnel, Alabama residents who are active members of the National Guard of the United States, and persons certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission as law enforcement officers who are employed by a law enforcement agency. The Wildlife Heritage Act of 2007 provided a mentor provision for hunter education. Hunting license buyers now have the option to hunt under the "supervision required" status in lieu of passing the hunter education course. Hunters under supervision MUST be under normal voice control, not to exceed 30 feet away from a properly licensed hunter 21 years of age or older. Under no circumstance shall the supervising person be the holder of a "supervision required" license.

Bow Education Required:

No

Orange Required:

Yes
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