Outdoor Nevada S3 Ep10 Clip | Discovering Archery and our Inner Robin Hood

Outdoor Nevada S3 Ep10 Clip | Discovering Archery and our Inner Robin Hood


♪♪♪ Powerful and reliable,
the rifle is the weapon
of choice for hunters
and sportsmen,
and last year I got to
test my skill with one.
Today I want to test
a different set of skills
with an entirely
different ranged sport.
I’m back at the Clark
County Shooting Complex for my second visit, this time to try out
some archery. Come on, who’s with me? About 2,900 acres
of nonstop activity comprise the Clark
County Shooting Complex. A quick stop
at the rental area to pick up a bow,
and I’m off to meet an expert to help
transform me from John Burke
into Robin of Locksley. Tara, thanks for
meeting me out here. -Thanks, I’m glad
to be here. -How did you get
into this? (Tara Carrell)
I’ve been doing this
for about five years. I attended a Women in
the Outdoors workshop probably about six
or seven years ago. One of the segments at
the workshop was archery, and I picked up
one of those new high-tech bows
and fell in love with it. -What precisely
do you love about it? -It’s peaceful, the ability to
release some stress, work on some
inner strength and just have some fun. -First of all,
I need to ask you about the equipment. Can you tell me about
the different levels? -We’re going
to be shooting a basic bow today,
a basic compound bow. It’s got a couple
of wheels on it but it doesn’t
have any sights so it’s a basic,
beginner bow. It has a very
light draw, or pull on it,
low weight poundage, and from there you
can move into more high-tech bows that
have sights on them. Then there’s
the recurve bows which are basic
stick-type bows. It’s a single bar
and a string, and there’s
no wheels on it. Those are now high-tech
composite materials as opposed to the old days
when it was a stick. -How far can the furthest
one shoot an arrow? -They can shoot
over 200 yards. -Wow, that’s incredible. -Not real accurate,
but they can get there. Archery uses a certain
muscular coordination
in a way that’s
really foreign to me.
Luckily, Tara says
that archery
is 90% concentration and
I have a very focused mind,
so it should be
a cake walk.
Hey, no laughing
out there.
Now, what about
breathing right now? -You want
to pull it back. You want to exhale
as you shoot. ♪♪♪ How did I do? -You’re in the blue,
straight up above. -Now, for me,
that’s pretty good. -Yes, that is
a good shot. -Let’s see what you got.
-All right. See if I can do
what I did last time. ♪♪♪ A little high. -You should do this
for a living. How can I improve
right now? -Just focus, breathe,
relax… ♪♪♪ There you go.
-Did you see that? -I did. That was
a great shot. -We got that, right? We got the whole thing? Did you see that?
That was awesome! -It was, yes. -Now see if you can
split my arrow. (laughter) -Do you want me to go
out with an apple? I can do that too. ♪♪♪ Almost split your arrow. -How far away
is that target? -That’s 15 meters. -Can I tell you how
satisfying this is? I had no idea,
and now I’ve got a whole new thing
in my life that I have
to proceed with because
I totally get it. Archery requires
precision
and control
of the whole body.
The arm aims,but every small motion
can affect the shot.
The right muscles
need to be taut
and others relaxed;breathing needs
to be controlled
and the nerves stilled.Tara wasn’t kidding
about concentration,
and yet the experience
is very Zen.
What do you do about wind,
do you adjust for wind? -You do adjust for wind. If it’s a really
windy day, depending on if you’re
just out here for fun, you can do a
manual adjustment and use a different
focal point, hold over a little
to adjust for the wind. -How do you know when
somebody gets hooked? -They go buy a new bow. -Really? I don’t
need a new bow. I’m hooked with
this one. Everything looks good?
-Yes, that looks good. ♪♪♪ Compound bows
like this one
fire arrows at up
to 330 feet per second,
closing the gap between
shooter and target
in the space of a breath. So three fingers,
bend the forearm… -Anchor it at the
corner of your mouth. -Like that?
-Yes. -Oh, yes. ♪♪♪ There you go.
That was a good shot. -I’m not going to do
any better than that. Thank you so much
for taking the time. -You’re welcome.
I had fun. Maybe the greatest part
of the experience today
has been looking
around and seeing
so many other archers
trying it on for size.
Men and women,
kids and adults,
anyone can pick up a bow
and quickly learn archery.
To master the skill
you’ll have to return
again and again,
but that’s no complaint.
Archery is something
I’ve never done before. I came out here today
for the first time and had a blast,
and I can’t say enough about it as
an outdoor activity. ♪♪♪ And people ask me
how I got this job…

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