Take Aim at a New Hobby with Archery

To master the skill, visit the Oxbow Eco-Center in Port St. Lucie, where you can sign up for the Explore Archery Program

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If you’ve never shot a bow and arrow, you’re missing out on an excellent pastime. Archery is an easy enough concept: You shoot an arrow at a target and earn points for each ring hit. A bulls-eye, or the inner gold ring, is worth 10 points, and each outer ring decreases by 1 point. The sport also comes with a heap of benefits: It improves mental focus, hand-eye coordination, strength, and endurance. To master the skill, visit the Oxbow Eco-Center in Port St. Lucie, where you can sign up for the Explore Archery Program, which includes an outdoor classroom session and range time taught by USA Archery and the Archery Trade Association. During the course, participants learn how to use the equipment properly and get essential tips on gripping the bow, aiming, and more. For those who have successfully taken the Explore Archery Program within the same season and want to continue developing form and skills, Open Range classes are offered on select Saturday afternoons. Participants must wear closed-toed shoes, and face masks are required. Explore Archery Program, $20, Open Range, $10 (next available sessions for both are March 6 and April 3); 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie; stlucieco.gov; 772.785.5833 —Melissa Puppo

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