Archers League Starts Feb. 15, 2022 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Shad Engkilterra

                                503-409-8037

                                Shadexaminer@gmail.com

Lincoln City Archery Press Release

Lincoln City, OR (Jan. 25, 2022) – Lincoln City Archery will hold Archers League Nights starting Feb. 15, 2022. Every Tuesday, traditional archers are invited to gather at our indoor range to shoot some arrows, enjoy some camaraderie, face some challenges and play a couple of games.

“There’s a special bond that forms when people shoot arrows together,” said Owner Shad Engkilterra. “Archery seems like a solitary sport, but archers who come together create a supportive atmosphere that supersedes any competition or shooting differences.”

The first evening, archers will be challenged to shoot three bull’s eyes in one round. Archery Tic Tac Toe, the Odysseus challenge, and other activities are also in the works for future evenings. More information can be found at www.lincolncityarchery.com.

Beginners are welcome. However, there will not be continuing instruction during league nights. Those wishing to join the league are highly encouraged to come to the range before league night to get the instruction needed to shoot a bow and arrow. Regular range fees are $15 for 15 minutes of archery with instruction and equipment.

Lincoln City Archery features four indoor archery lanes for bows with a draw weight of less than 40 pounds. The Archers League will be limited to 20 people maximum and reservations are required. Call Lincoln City Archery at 503-409-8371 to sign up. The cost is $50 per person or $450 for the first 10 weeks when paid all at once. Archers League members will receive a 40% discount on normal range fees during the week when their dues are current.

Lincoln City Archery is located at the Lincoln City Outlets in suite 410. We are locally owned and family operated.

Book Review: Ranger’s Apprentice: the Ruins of Gorlan

I added the first three books of the “Ranger’s Apprentice” series to our inventory because a couple of people came into our store and said that the series is what got them into archery. Written by John Flanagan, “the Ruins of Gorlan” follows Will and Horace as they become apprentices to a ranger and at the Battle School, respectively. The two boys are wards of the state along with two girls, who become apprentices in other areas of the castle. The book is a quick and enjoyable read.

Because the story centers on Will and Horace, the women are relegated to ancillary characters with little more to do than provide vague love interests and the opportunity to enjoy some good cooking. It’s clear that this first story is for and about boys. (If you want more female-centric stories, I recommend “Longbow Girl” and the “League of Archers” series.)

The emotional power surprisingly comes from Horace’s development and how he interacts with Will. The two boys provide the feel-good moments and the suspense. For traditional archers, there is plenty to enjoy, including a shooting exercise that few archers engage in.

Overall, the “Ruins of Gorlan” hits its target. It provides a nice get away from today and allows the spirit of adventure, fun, and suspense to engulf the reader in simplistic storytelling that ignites the imagination.

In addition to a collection of archery-themed books, we have a wide variety of books written by self-published writers. These are books that you generally wont’ find in larger bookstores that rely on publishing house distributors. Many of our books are written or edited by local authors (including the range leader at our location).

At Lincoln City Archery, we provide archers the opportunity to increase their knowledge of traditional archery and practice their skills at our indoor archery range in Lincoln City, Oregon. Like traditional archery, reading books takes focus and concentration. Turning off your electronics and reading a book for an hour will improve your focus and concentration. If the story is good enough, it won’t even seem like practicing. Plus, it’s a great way to pass the time when you can’t make it to the range. Happy shooting, happy reading, and let’s get on target.

Affiliate links used in this article allow us to earn a small commission on your book purchase while costing you nothing. Thank you. If you would prefer to order your books directly from us, we will be happy to ship them directly to your home for $3 plus shipping if they are available. You can even have them gift-wrapped!

Kyodo: the Philosophy of Japanese Archery

In Japan, archery is considered the first martial art. However, when the Japanese military removed archery from its quiver to make room for guns, archery’s popularity in the country fell. The way of the bow had to change to survive. Kyodo became more than a way to protect the country; it became a way to protect your serenity and sanity. The Japanese took a war practice and re-invented it to help people find their inner peace. The practice of Kyodo emphasis form over goal with the knowledge that “right shooting results in a hit” (“Target” by Jerome Chouchan).

Each shot is separated from every other. Your last shot doesn’t matter. Forget about it, go into your form and take your shot. Don’t think about the shot to come. Only this shot matters. This arrow is the one that counts. There is no other arrow before or after it. Clearing your mind and allowing your body to work with your mind and eyes is something foreign to many people in the west. Rather than control the arrow, we must let it flow from our practiced actions and a place of trust.

While “Target” claims to be a book about business, it is also a book about life. Pick it up at Lincoln City Archery or on Amazon (affiliate link) and take your archery practice to a different level.

In addition to a collection of books on archery, we have a wide variety of books written by self-published writers. These are books that you generally wont’ find in larger bookstores that rely on publishing house distributors. Many of our books are written or edited by local authors (including the range leader at our location).

At Lincoln City Archery, we provide archers the opportunity to increase their knowledge of traditional archery and practice their skills at our indoor archery range in Lincoln City, Oregon. Like traditional archery, reading books takes focus and concentration. Turning off your electronics and reading a book for an hour will improve your focus and concentration. If the story is good enough, it won’t even seem like practicing. Plus, it’s a great way to pass the time when you can’t make it to the range. Happy shooting, happy reading, and let’s get on target.

Affiliate links used in this article allow us to earn a small commission on your book purchase while costing you nothing. Thank you. If you would prefer to order your books directly from us, we will be happy to ship them directly to your home for $3 plus shipping if they are available. You can even have them gift-wrapped!

Penguin Awareness Day 2022: Cocoa, Books, Stuffed Penguins

January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day 2022! To celebrate our cute friends from the mostly south, Lincoln City Archery will be giving away a “cup” of hot cocoa with the adoption of any penguin and/or the purchase of “Polly Penguin Wants to Fly.” There is little better than watching funny penguin videos with a cup of cocoa in hand.

Can’t make it to Lincoln City Archery? You can still help penguins by purchasing “Polly Penguin Wants to Fly” at Amazon (affiliate link). A dollar from every copy of the book sold, regardless of format, will be donated to Tiri Tiri Matangi for their work with little penguins and other New Zealand Wildlife.

Or contact us to see which penguins are currently available for adoption. A portion of the adoption fees for every penguin goes to the Royal Albatross Centre for their work with little penguins and other birds.

Our handmade stuffed penguins are packed with personality. They said they wanted to do something good for their friends who live in the wild. When we saw the penguins in New Zealand, we knew what we had to do. In 2021, we raised over $100 for the Royal Albatross Centre. We hope to beat that this year.

Celebrate Penguin Awareness Day 2022 and adopt a new penguin friend, get a good book, and enjoy your cocoa.