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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Archive for the ‘Archery’ Category

Learn to camp as a family during AZ Family Campout Program weekends

family camping Arizona, Arizona State Parks

  Have you thought about taking the family camping but didn’t feel confident in your wilderness skills — or your kids’ attention spans for roughing it? Here’s a fun way to experience camping with a little expert help. Sign up for the Arizona State Parks Family Campout Program, designed for families with little or no camping […]

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77 years of summer camp at Friendly Pines in Prescott

Bebe May is the matriarch, heart, soul and owner of Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott. At 82, she still lives on the grounds of the camp her parents, Bud and Isabelle Brown, founded in 1941. She and her husband Jack, a former fighter pilot and businessman, assumed ownership in the 1960s and ran it together […]

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Peoria’s “Katniss” targets Extreme Huntress award

Mindy Arthurs, Extreme Huntress

Right on the heels of the opening of the “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” film, archer and hunter Mindy Arthurs has taken the great outdoors to a new extreme. Arthurs, a Peoria wife and mother, is drawing national attention and has been dubbed “the real life Katniss” from the popular book and movie series. As one […]

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“Release Your Wild” at free family archery event

Ben Avery, archery, Phoenix, Arizona

Here’s a chance to get your “Hunger Games” on. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host a free family archery expo to “Release Your Wild” from 9am to 4pm on on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s FITA archery range. Participants ages 8 and older will receive passports for six archery […]

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Valley archery programs for kids

From famous archers of yore William Tell and Robin Hood to the more modern Katniss Everdeen of the “Hunger Games” trilogy, archery figures prominently in folklore, fiction and legend. Archery dates back to the ancient Egyptian and Roman empires, when it was an important element in combat and hunting. In fact, the preferred weapon of […]

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