By Airman 1st Class Scott Poe
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Your eyes are fixed to the target. Lifting the bow, simultaneously pulling the draw string back, you align your shot. Taking in a deep breath and slowly exhaling, you release the string then watch the arrow fly through the air and stick into the target. The shot is just another bull’s-eye at the Archer’s Elite Archery Club.
The Archer’s Elite Archery Club is a place for all bow hunters and archery enthusiasts to practice, hone and share their skills in a safe environment. Some enjoy the opportunity to meet new friends who share the same primal pastime.
Many people may be unaware of the range on base. It is located down the road from the horse stables. Currently the archery range on base is closed until enough individuals show interest and sign up.
“We are in need of more people to get the archery club up and running,” said Tech Sgt. Bradley Moore, the Archer’s Elite Archery Club point of contact. “We need to buy more targets and do a little maintenance around the grounds.”
The yearly dues for single individuals are $45 and $55 for families.
Archery takes practice, patience and a little strength. It is a great recreational activity and also competitive sport. Many archers find the sport to be a great way to get outside and spend time with family and friends, while providing a healthy way to relax and release built up stress.
Archers can choose from shooting at the regular practice range or at an elevated shooting range to simulate being in a tree stand.
Legendary hunter, bow maker and author Fred Bear once said, “Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.”
If you are interested in joining the Archer’s Elite or have any questions, contact Moore at (501) 987-1203, or visit the Archer’s Elite Facebook page: Archers Elite Archery Club.