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Sarah Minturn (right) and Karson Ross stood together as the only two lefties in the 4-H archery club. Looking closely, one can see Minturn’s arrow has just been released and is on its way to the target.

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Archery: Ancient sport rediscovered

Twang….pffffft…thwack. Twang…pffffft…thwack. The sound of archers releasing their arrows and hitting the targets fills the still evening air, until this round of shooting ends. “OK, let’s get arrows,” 4-H leader Mike Burket calls out to the seven archers. The children put down their bows, grab their quivers and walk out to the targets, eagerly chatting about the shots they’ve just made. “I hit it right in the middle!” crows Cubby Connolly, a tow-headed 11-year-old wearing a baseball cap and shooting a compound bow.

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