GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Just because summer is almost at its end and students have gone back to school, does not mean that outdoor activities are a thing of the past. In fact, fall is the perfect time to get outdoors! The Michigan Wildlife Council is currently conducting an education campaign to help inform fellow Michiganders on the importance of conserving and preserving our forests, our waters and our wildlife. A lot of hard work takes place everyday, from public and private groups, from scientists to volunteers, to ensure that our wildlife and natural resources can be enjoyed for years to come. And getting people connected to the outdoors is a huge part of the campaign.
Today, we learned more about one activity to get you outdoors! We have Josh Zuiderveen, President of West Michigan Archery Center.
The West Michigan Archery Center (WMAC) is an archery education and practice center, focused on introducing people to the sport of archery, and on developing fundamental and advanced archery skills for archers in West Michigan and beyond.
They have an introduction to archery course which is a six-week course that provides an introductory overview to the sport, and introduces basics of the bow and arrow, shooting technique, and appropriate safety practices. We also have open shooting hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for indoor open shooting, 3D open shooting and outdoor target shooting. In addition to classes and open shooting, we host leagues, tournaments, and the Junior Olympic Archery Development club training.