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Archery shoot planned at Sweetwater Park Saturday

The Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia will be playing host to an archery shoot at the Thomson-McDuffie Recreation and Leisure Services' Sweetwater Park on Saturday.

The event will run begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Free to the public, with all equipment being furnished by members of The Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia, members of the group also will be available to answer questions that anyone attending might have about the sport.

"Learn how to shoot a bow instinctively - the way our ancestors used bows for thousands of years before the advent of firearms," said Melvin Edwards, one of the organizers of the upcoming event at Sweetwater Park. "Recurves, longbows and self-bows carved from wooden staves will be used in shooting exhibitions and you will have the opportunity to shoot these bows as well."

There also will be a drawing for a door prize. The lucky winner will receive a free copy of the book, Hunting With The Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia.

"The 228-page book allow readers to share the adventures of this book of dedicated bowhunters who take game ranging from whitetail deer, black bear, elk, mule deer, wild boar and moose with nothing more than a simple stick and string," Mr. Edwards said.

He invites persons attending the local event this Saturday to bring their entire family, scout troops, church youth groups and others for the fun-filled outing.

"And remember, you don't need archery equipment of your own," Mr. Edwards pointed out. "Bows, arrows and other accessories for kids and adults of all of ages will provided."

Web posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009

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