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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.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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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 ( 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 (

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

And you could also join the 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:

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