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Group Teaches Skills Highlighted In 'The Hunger Games'

National Wild Turkey Federation

National Wild Turkey Federation

EDGEFIELD, S.C. --(Ammoland.com)- There is a great opportunity to connect your local community to “The Hunger Games,” the blockbuster movie that had the third-largest box office opening in history over the weekend.

The NWTF, a national non-profit conservation organization that teaches archery classes for youth and women in your area, has information and sources that can generate stories that tie in with the movie.

Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games, survives in the post-apocalyptic movie thanks in part to her archery training. Fortunately, learning to shoot a bow like Katniss is well within the reach of most people.

The NWTF introduces youth and women to archery and the outdoors through its JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) and Women in the Outdoors outreach programs. Archery training is one of the most popular activities at JAKES and Women in the Outdoors events nationwide.

Here are a few facts about archery at NWTF outreach programs:

  • The NWTF hosts about 1,000 JAKES events annually, the vast majority including archery training, throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Girls make up roughly 50 percent of all JAKES events participants.
  • More than 4,000 Women in the Outdoors events, the vast majority including archery training, have been held by the NWTF.
  • Professional archery instructors and quality equipment are provided at all JAKES and Women in the Outdoors events.

For local contact information about these programs and instructors in your area, contact John Brasier at jbrasier@nwtf.net or (800) THE-NWTF.

For information on the NWTF, the North American leader in upland wildlife conservation, visit www.nwtf.org.

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