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Archery at Medieval Days

August 14, 2019


RECREATION PASSPORT WILL BE CHARGED $11 TO GET ON THE ON.>>>FOR WAYNE IS GOING BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGE WITH TOOLS AND ARCHERY AND MORE. TODAY, THIS IS YOUR LAST DAY TO CHECK AT THIS OUT. JENNIFER WILSON IS LIVE IN DETROIT WHERE SHE IS WORKING ON SKILLS. NICE FORM, JENNIFER.>>THANK YOU. I AM WORKING OUT MY ARCHERY MUSCLES. I WANT TO DOMINATE ON THE ARCHERY FIELD. IS IT FIELD OR ARRANGE ?>>OKAY. WE HAVE REAL TARGETS AND WE HAVE DEBBIE. YOU ARE AN EXPERT. HOW ARE YOU USING — HOW LONG HAVE YOU USED A BOW AND ARROW ?>>28 YEARS.>>DO YOU HUNT?>>NO. NO.>>ONLY TARGETS?>>ONLY TARGETS.>>IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DEAL THAT YOU CAN DEVELOP, YOU CAN MEET A FAVORITE STAR. COME BY AND MAYBE DEBBIE CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO USE A BOW AND ARROW.>>THERE ARE PEOPLE ON ARRANGE. WHAT ARE THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND? SHOW OFF YOUR STUFF. WHAT CAN WE KEEP IN MIND WHILE YOU’RE HERE ?>>SAFETY FIRST. YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS SAFE AND NO ONE IS SHOOTING WHILE SOMEONE IS ON THE LINE. ARROWS NEED TO BE POINTED DOWN RANGE AT ALL-TIME.>>THAT IS GOOD.>>YES. BASICALLY, LEARNING HOW TO USE IT. AIM AND SHOOT AND HAND IT.>>I WILL GIVE THIS A SHOT. THESE GUYS ARE GOOD. YOU GOT THE LONG RANGE TARGET. I WI WORK ON THIS ONE. I AM WEARING GUARDS ON MY HAND AND ARM TO KEEP ME SAFE. I WILL GIVE YOU THE MEGAPHONE — MICROPHONE WALK ME THROUGH IT.>>THE ARROW WILL GO TO THE SHELF WITH THE COLOR FLETCH POINTING TOWARD YOU AND UNDERNEATH THE GOLD BEING.>>JUST LIKE THAT?>>YES.>>YOU WILL PULL STRAIGHT BACK WITH YOUR FINGERTIPS.>>THE ARROW — I LOST THE ARROW.>>AIM LOWER.>>KEEP AIMING LOWER.>>OKAY.>>WHEN YOU ARE READY, LET IT GO.>>I MEAN, THAT IS CLOSE ENOUGH. NOW, I WANT TO TRY IT AGAIN.>>YOU WANT TO TRY TO AIM STRAIGHT TOWARDS THE YELLOW. BECAUSE OF THE CLOSENESS OF THE TARGET, YOU ARE PROBABLY GOING TO AIM IT AT 6:00 LEFT.>>A LITTLE HIGH. OKAY. BOTH TIMES ON THE TARGET. I FEEL LIKE THAT IS PRETTY GOOD. I DO NOT HAVE THE BEST TRACK RECORD FOR COORDINATION. THIS IS COOL. COME ON BY TWO MEDIEVAL DAYS. IT STARTS AT 9 AM. IT GOES UNTIL 4 PM. YOU CAN BUY TICKETS TO LEARN BEST. ALSO, YOU CAN SHOOT A COUPLE OF ARROWS FROM A BOW WITH REAL COACHING. YOU CAN ALSO WATCH SOLDIERS DUKING IT OUT ON THE FIELD. THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO. THE TICKET PRICES GO BACK TO SUPPORTING AND PRESERVING THE HISTORIC FOR WAYNE. DEFINITELY WORTH CHECKING IT OUT. I THINK I FOUND A NEW SPOR. I FEEL PRETTY GOOD.>>I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE UP ARCHERY. I AM WITH YOU WITH THE COORDINATION. IF I TRY TO, IT WOULD BE SO FAR OFF TARGET.>>THE HARDEST THING WAS KEEPING THE ARROW ON THE BOW.>>YES.

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