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Out There: Bows and boys

Archery provides a safe, fun means for learning some of life's important lessons.

Updated: August 17, 2006, 2:11 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

I was 12 when I purchased my first bow, an impressive-looking, 62-inch, 45-pound Ben Pearson recurve. It seems I mowed a hundred yards that summer to pay for it at the Western Auto store, the only business in the county in those days that had anything like a sporting goods department.

I'm not saying I'm old or anything, but that wonderful bow — a bow I would shoot for nearly 20 years — set me back a grand total of $65, including six arrows, a quiver, an armguard and a finger tab. ...

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