I am going to explain the basics of archery in this Instructable. Here is a little bit of information on Archery:
Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. Archery has historically been used for hunting and combat; in modern times, however, its main use is that of a recreational activity. One who practises archery is typically known as an "archer" or "bowman", and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a "toxophilite".
Sixty thousand year old stone points which might be identified as arrowheads have been found in a cave in South Africa. By 16,000 BCE flint points were being bound by sinews to split shafts. Fletching was being practiced, with feathers glued and bound to shafts.
The first actual bow fragments are the Stellmoor bows from northern Germany. They were dated to about 8,000 BCE but were destroyed in Hamburg during the Second World War. They were destroyed before Carbon 14 dating was invented and their age was attributed by archaeological association. The second oldest bow fragments are the elm Holmegaard bows from Denmark which were dated to 6,000 BCE. High performance wooden bows are currently made following the Holmegaard design.
Step 1: Materials
The Following are the basic materials you will need to practice archery.
1.) The Bow or A Crossbow
4.) Shooting Range or Large Yard (Check Local Laws as it could be illegal to fire a bow in city limits)
5.) Common Sence
The Following are optional and i will not do a step on them unless asked to.
7.) Camouflaged Clothes