Archers hitting targets at club day

ON TARGET: Jack McKindley lines up his bow.
ON TARGET: Jack McKindley lines up his bow. Claudia Williams

ARCHERY: Barambah Bowhunters and Field Archers club held its monthly come-and-try day on Sunday

The friendly and supportive nature of the club allows everyone to have a go at archery and knife and axe throwing.

Young Jack McKindley has a great passion for the sport.

"We started off with the club bows then got really into it and started to get our own bows,” he said.

"I prefer the compound bow.

"The compound bow has a sight and it has multiple strings and when you pull it back it is easier to hold back because with the cans it is let off so less poundage to hold back.”

On Saturday Jack had the opportunity to share his love of the sport with his fellow Nanango Scout Club troop members.

"I quite it enjoy it and I thought I want to show my fellow scouts about my sport so I thought I would organise an activity here and so far it is going pretty well,” he said.

The sport attracts people of all ages and abilities.

Tariq Westbrook, aged eight, tried archery for the first time while father and son Steven and Zante Jensen of Kingaroy have recently taken up the sport together.

They are enjoying the new challenge.

"It's good fun,” Steven said.

"We just started but would be interested in competitions in the future.”

Barambah Club range officer Joe Hansel has been preparing the rangers for the upcoming Queensland State Title on September 30 to October 1 when Barambah will host archers from across Queensland.

Topics:  archery

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