Different Bow Hunting Games
We have hobbies to serve as an escape from our bustling normal lives. At some point, indulging in a hobby gives us a chance to take a breather and have a fresh start amidst the complexities in life. There are lots of hobbies to choose from and it depends on what you are passionate about.
One of the many hobbies that have grown in popularity is archery. For beginners, it is important that you get yourself acquainted with archery. This is not like any of your ordinary hobbies. You should familiarize yourself first with the basics.
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As most of you know, archery is all about accuracy and precision. It takes a lot of practice in order for an archer to master his/her craft. The best way to do this is to make a game out of your practice session. Not only will it make you forget on how tedious archery actually is but it will make this hobby even more fun and enjoyable to do.
Here are some examples of bow hunting games for you to try.
Add a twist to your target by replacing it with your typical Christmas ornament. Once the arrow will pierce through the ball, it will create a very satisfying pop. However, the shards left during the aftermath of your practice session can be harmful to you. Hence, make it a point to keep your target as far away as possible. The distance between you and the ornaments will make it even more challenging. Just remember to clean up the shards afterwards to prevent causing harm to other people who might pass by.
It is just like super shatter but, instead of placing those Christmas ornaments, you replace it with balloons instead. It gives you that carnival feel when you are in one of those booths popping balloons in exchange for a stuffed animal. The difference this time is that you are using a bow and arrow.
SPLIT THE ARROW CHALLENGE
To make your practice session even more challenging, attach a cardboard tube on your archery target. You can design it in such a way that it looks like an arrow. The goal here is to shoot the arrow inside the cardboard tube.
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- PIÑATA TIME
Piñata is most commonly seen in parties. Add a twist in your celebration by breaking the piñata with an arrow. Remember to use old arrows since shooting the piñata with a new arrow will cause damage on it. You can even take turns in shooting if you are doing this with a group.
Who says tic-tac-toe is only done on paper? In fact, you can apply this game even in archery. The rules are still the same. Whoever hits a square first, claims that area. First one to claim 3 squares in a row whether it is horizontally, vertically or diagonally aligned wins the game. However, those arrows that grazed through the line are not counted.
This is an elimination game wherein the archers would start at 10 yards away from the target. If one of the archers missed, they are no longer part of the game. If an archer was able to hit the target, they will increase the distance for another 10 yards. Whoever is the last person standing wins the game.
CREATE AN OBSTACLE COURSE
The design of the obstacle course is up to your own discretion. You can make it as challenging as you prefer it to be. Time yourself as to how long you have finished the course. The archer with the shortest time wins. If you happen to miss a target along the way, try to come up of ways on how to penalize yourself: maybe you can 10 seconds more from your total time. It is all up to you. What makes this game advantageous is that you are not only improving your archery skills but you are also working on your cardio and help in building up stamina. Talking about hitting two birds with one stone, right?
Indeed, there are a lot of archery games to choose from. It is all a matter of creativity on how you can put your archery skills into practice.