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Originally published Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Fit & Fun: Take a bow — and give archery a go

There are several places not too far from Seattle to check out the sport of archery.

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Fit & Fun

If you want to find your inner William Tell, you’ll likely have to set your aim outside Seattle — but not too far.

The Nock Point in Mountlake Terrace (www.thenockpoint.com) rents equipment for $25 per day and charges a $10 lane fee for adults. The club, at 23313 70th Ave. W., is open from noon to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays. It is also the site of Next Step Archery, which offers lessons.

In Puyallup, Skookum Archers, at 11209 Shaw Road E., holds two public sessions on Thursday nights ($5 includes equipment and instruction). Sessions, which begin at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., are filled on a first-come basis. Parent or guardian must be present for all children under 18 (skookumarchery.com).

There’s also Kenmore Shooting Range (www.wcwinc.org), owned and operated by the Wildlife Committee of Washington.

And you could also join the Emerald City Archers (www.meetup.com/emerald-city-archers The Seattle-based group shoots up at Nock Point and at various tournaments. It is intent on bringing an archery site back to the city.

“We have a world gold medalist and a world silver medalist in our club,” says founder Shawn Jezerinac. “We also have people who have never shot before and everything in between.”

Fit & Fun is a weekly notice about active recreational opportunities in the Greater Seattle area. To suggest a future item, contact Richard Seven: rseven@seattletimes.com

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