Is Field Archery For You?
You could be about to join the ranks of the fabulous and famous: Katniss Everdeen, Robin Hood, William Tell. They were all terrific archers - and you can be too. You have the added advantage of being real!
This book will help you decide if you would like to try out field archery at a local club. It explains how clubs and competitions are set up, what to expect, the sort of equipment you'll need (which most clubs have on-hand for newcomers to borrow), and more.
Why 'Archery Without Pain'?
The title 'Archery Without Pain' is because the author wanted to make people aware that this is a sport for everyone. No animals are killed, you don’t have to be super-fit, and you can participate if you are disabled.
What Is Field Archery?
Field archery is a relatively new sport. It was founded as a way of helping bowhunters keep their skills sharp during the closed season. Now lots of people who never bowhunt enjoy field archery - as well as some people who do both.
The author wrote this book as a way of helping people decide whether or not they would like to try field archery themselves. He doesn't claim to be an expert, he just loves the sport and the characters he meets through it.
This isn't an encyclopedia on field archery, it's a basic primer to help give people an idea of what it is like, what to expect when joining a club, a run-down of the equipment needed - including clothing - and more.