(Des Moines) Children’s bow and arrow sets are popular gift items this year for the holidays thanks in part to the massive popularity of the “Hunger Games,” movie released back in November.
Denise Peterson, of the Iowa D-N-R says believe it or not, shooting arrows can be one of the “safest” activities for young folks.
“As long as they keep safety in mind and there is nobody down range,” stated Peterson. “Also, make sure they don’t point the arrow to the sky or towards the ground, and always look at which direction they are aiming that arrow.”
She says to be aware of your surroundings and take note if other people are nearby, make sure pets are locked away, and use a hay bale or archery target to shoot at.
Iowa Radio Network
December 16, 2013