yeah we went horse riding for the mrs bday yesterday (my horse was a dick btw, wouldn't go fast till i got a stick and beat it like a ginger, but that's another story) and outside the horse riding farm thing was this sign for archery, so we went today.
so we goes to were the sign was, drives down the dirt track, not really knowing what to expect. i was thinking it was a tourist thing and there was gonna be bails of hay with red circle bullseye things stuck to it. after about 1 min we finished driving down the dirt track and get to this club house and shit, looked proper swank. there's some geezer shootin arrows at a manikin of a deer, which was cool, and a big bbq rockin.
we gets out the van and goes over to some fat guy and tells him we wanna shoot things, he tells us to see some old guy round the corner. so we mission off to the old guy and explain the situation, he tells us it's not a tourist attraction but a proper hunters club, so we ask if we can have a go anyway, and he says no coz it's 2pm and we shoulda come in the morning coz it's over now. then this other guy shows up and says we can do it with him, so that was safe. he tells us it's $5, which is epic.
he shows us around, the range we'll be on (it's got a big wall behind it to stop the arrows shooting off into the woods) and we go get some bows and that. then he shows us how to do em, hold it in yer left hand, pull the rope back with 3 fingers under the arrow and touch yer cainine tooth with yer index finger, elbow up. then relax the fingers and let it rip.
the guy tells us that he used to go hunting with rifles and that, but it got boring, now he goes with his bow and arrow and goes stalking the animals, and often doesn't even kill them, it's just the thrill of the stalk. it sounded awesome, he was tellin us how he'd spend 3 days tracking an animal and be creeping and crawling around to get to it then just flick its ear and it'd look around and still not notice he's there. fuckin ninja shit, well more deadly and hardarse than setting dogs on a pig or hanging around and shooting something from 100 yards away with a rifle.
we did it for just over an hour before he had to go and do shit, but it was good shit. the guy was chuckin knives and tomohawks n that, epic. i'd recommend everyone go do so archery, ima join the club and do it as i go round aus.
anyway, that's my story, im sure you had to be there, but go find an archery club and have a go, it's wicked.
anyway, since it's tradition...
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