Archery 101 at Falcon Lake State Park

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“The program is funded by donations and is free for children under age 12. The students are instructed on safety first and then hands on with the competition bows.”

MyZapata.com | August 12, 2018
Joyce Currington

Zapata resident does well at first time archery. Adan J. Olivarez, III, caught on quickly under the instruction of Heron Alaniz and Joel Gonzalez at the archery lessons, Saturday, August 11, at Falcon Lake State Park.



Archery - Zapata, TX

Image credit: Joyce Currington

The program is funded by donations and is free for children under age 12. The students are instructed on safety first and then hands on with the competition bows. They approach the targets in groups of five and each have six arrows. Adan (center in grey shirt) placed high score in his group. Alaniz explained that they try to offer a monthly practice. The program offers something different for the children in the area and has shown changes in several students.

Some schools offer archery and there are scholarships available to serious participants through the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP).

A.J. Olivarez (center) picked up a bow for the first time and pinned the highest score in his group. A. J. is a nine year old Zapata student.

Photo: Archery - Joel Gonzalez and Heron Alaniz assist students in proper handling of the bow and arrow.

Joel Gonzalez and Heron Alaniz assist students in proper handling of the bow and arrow. Image credit: Joyce Currington

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