Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

School archery program spurs bow sales

nasp.jpgThe National Archery in the Schools Program is designed to get middle-school and high-school students to adopt archery as a lifetime sport.

Looks like it’s working; an independent study showed that 28 percent of the students who take the two-week physical education-class curriculum end up purchasing their own archery equipment.

Wow. Since more than a million students have gone through the program nationwide since 2002, a lot of bows and arrows must be getting sold.

The AIS program is currently being taught in more than 160 West Virginia  schools.