Thanks to “The Hunger Games” books and movies, archery has become a trending topic in Atlanta, with more images seen in books, movies or on television. And really, what’s not to like? Archery is a sport of skill and precision. We’ve got the scoop on all the places around Atlanta where kids can release their inner Katniss.

Atlanta Archery

This is another one with impressive credentials but again, newbies to archery are welcome. Jefflyne Potter, former coach for the Georgia Tech archery team, coaches everyone from competitive archers to those who have never even picked up a bow. They do require that kids be at least ten. Indoor range open year round in Woodstock at 10 Ring Archery Club. Outdoor range (open in spring, summer and fall) at Kennesaw Archery Club. 

Archery Learning Center and Bowhunting Pro Shop

The people here are the real deal. They even have a youth archery team, the ALC Hornets. But don’t let the fact that they turn out World Champion archers intimidate you. Kids as young as seven can take their beginners class. They can even do it just for fun. Check out their Saturday class at 9am; no need to bring your own equipment. They will hook you up for free. Snellville.

Kennesaw Archery Club

The Kennesaw Archery Club in Acworth has been around since 1988. Even though it is technically a club with members, beginners are welcome to come try out a class. Prospective archers should sign up for one of their orientation lessons and then determine if they want to do more classes. 

Panola Mountain State Park

While some archery clubs hold events at The Panola Mountain Archery Range, it is really more of a place for archers to practice. So if you already have your own bow and arrow and just want to do some shooting, visit the park and check out their twelve targets. When you’re done, you can also hike, bike or fish in the beautiful park. Stockbridge. 

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