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

2.) Arrows

3.) Quiver

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.

6.) Bracer

7.) Camouflaged Clothes
<p>I have a skill in making bows. its possible that a bow can be very fascinating. I think they have a role as a weapon. </p>
You need to do a little more research...
<p>what do u mean by that i am need ing some info about archery could you help me because i have a science fair project coming up</p>
7.) Camouflaged Clothes <br> <br>while these types of attire are trendy they do not offer any hunting benefits <br> <br>You are obviously not aware that animals can see anyone wearing Camouflaged Clothes as most animals are colour blind or have a different visual spectrum than humans <br> <br>Most animals cannot see bright flourecsent colours, but other humans can, which makes the human safe from all forms of shooting accidents <br> <br>A little commonsense shows that purchasing and using flourecsent clothing for hunting in the field is cheaper and safer. <br> <br>We all know how trendy Mossy Oak and Jack Pike clothing is, but its no good for anything else.. <br> <br>
if you are wearing camp you would appear the same. color as the woods your hunting in a deer's vision. if your wearing a flourecent color you could be a big white dot in the deer's vision. there is a reason for camo. by law you are supposed to wear blaze orange during rifle season while hunting.
I'd just like to say this is only a small tidbit of information and if you'd be more specific as to in what area I need to do more research, that would be great. If you'd also read through the comments you'd see that I have actually responded to people on issues they had with this. If you can't tell me where to do more research then I won't. There's quite a bit to research and this was just for the basics. Have a good day. :D
<p>99% of people cant do this because common sense is so rare its a super power.... XD a good amount of people have it but most don't.</p>
you en lightened me man <br>
two things. <br>one bows, maybe add pictures of more modern bows, and maybe even a comparison of double to single cams and whatnot. <br>two crossbows, crossbows are not part of archery, and are actually considered firearms in most regions. <br>other than that, it was very informational. 4 out of 5 stars.
I've got to be honest, 1, I made this a few years ago when i was younger and now i would agree with you on the crossbow. Secondly, The main reason I really didn't go into compound bows is for one, I could just keep talking about it all day unless u went with extreme basics on the compound bow. And finally the other part of why I didn't talk about the compound bows is that I don't use them, I prefer recurve and long bows and so don't fire and use compound bows enough to justify talking about them. I don't believe I am experienced enough and while I did not really give much info on each type of bow, If someone asked me question on the things within this that I discussed, I'd feel comfortable talking to them about their questions. <br> <br>Don't get me wrong when i say I am inexperienced, I actually know how to build a, perhaps simple, compound bow, but if i build one normally it works very well. <br> <br>Basically though, I try not to post about things that I'm not experienced with so that I don't confuse people because I'm here to try to teach, not keep people ignorant, which is why I post in the comments and reply to people when they comment on my projects/Instructables. <br> <br>Thank you for your feedback though. :D
Oh yeah there are a whole bunch of different bows flat bows ,longbows ,recurve ,compound.

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