Archery

What is Archery?

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What is Archery?

Archery has been around for a long time. A few scientists say that individuals started honing it around 15,000 years ago. Archery is the art of using a bow to shoot bolts of arrow. Before, arrow based weaponry was utilized for chasing wild animals, hunting, and fighting, however today it has turned into a well-known game.

During the medieval times, bow and arrow based weaponry was treated as a low type of combat weapon. The weapon was cheap, and it does not have the capacity to execute with speed. The main downside to utilizing crossbows was that they take too long to stack and reload. Archers were paid the lowest, again, because they are not regarded as important part of combat. Mostly, people get into archery for the excitement of knowing how to use a bow and arrow, and not because they think that bow and arrows are lethal weapons.

However, this low perspective of arrow based weaponry was pivoted when the Vikings utilized bow and arrows as their principle weapon. As they keep winning battles, the capacity of bows to be a good combat weapon was seen.

When all wars have been fought and won, people have finally figured out how to use archery further. People began studying it and perfecting it, both in creating bows and arrows, as well as in shooting them towards a target.

Not long after this, the cross bow got to be famous for use in fights. It required very little investment when it comes to figuring out how to make it work, and how to properly shoot a cross bow. Of course, practice was very necessary in perfecting the method.

However, when guns entered the spotlight, archery again slowly lost its touch and people were again gearing towards guns and rifles. Even when bow and arrows were able to reach a longer distance compared to guns, guns were still preferred because they can penetrate shields.

Modern Archery

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Right now, there are still a larger inclination for guns. However, Archery remains alive. It is now treated as a great sport, with people fighting in different categories or game types such as Target Archery, Field Archery, Clout Archery and of course, Bow Hunting.