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Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Statewide Archery Program Hits The Bull’s-eye With Fans of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Movie

December 5th, 2014 12:10:00 pm

Let Your Archery Skills Soar To New Heights With Launch of State Agencies Intro to Archery Program


With the recent release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,” Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has created an informational web page,, on all things archery for those inspired to try archery.


 The Hunger Game Mockingjay movie archery 


“We have seen an incredible influx of youngsters looking into classes and researching archery, said Tanja Washburn, archery education coordinator for Game and Fish. “We felt it was important to have a place where people can go to get the most requested information on how to get started in archery.”


Like the Districts in the movie, a new topic will be added to the Game and Fish’s website and discussed on social media from Dec. 1-13. Useful, user-friendly topics will include the types of archery, lists of archery organizations, where to shoot, resources for buy equipment, as well as basic tips and techniques to improve shooting prowess and ensure the “odds are ever in your favor.”


Updates to will be announced on their Facebook page:, and Twitter: @azgfd.


How can you get involved?

Educate yourself on the basics and types of archery with AZGFD’s new website content, stay up-to-date on social media, sign up for their newsletter for external media and promotions and utilize the Arizona Game and Fish Department as the best subject matter expert in the sport of archery! 


“Archery is a lifetime sport that can be enjoyed by both the young and the young at heart. We felt it was important to have a place where people can go to get the information to learn the safe, responsible and appropriate use of archery equipment and its role in wildlife conservation,” said Washburn.


AZGFD Statewide Archery Program


AZGFD’s new website content will include:

·      Archery basics and education

·      Appropriate use of bows and arrows

·      Where to shoot

·      Where to buy equipment

·      Safety tips

·      Types of archery

·      How to’s and demonstrations

·      Hunting with a bow and info on wildlife conservation

·      Connection to hunting

·      Archery clubs and games

·      Fun events and opportunities for new shooters


If you love The Hunger Games trilogy movies, try out archery for yourself. Take full advantage of the Statewide Archery Program resources. This is a great opportunity to learn archery basics from local wildlife conservation officers and fall in love with an amazing sport!


About Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Statewide Archery Program:

Archery is the art, practice or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. While archery is facing a resurgence in popular culture and youth sports, it is filled with a rich history and tradition enjoyed safely by all ages and sizes regardless of physical ability.


AZGFD’s new Statewide Archery Program will provide information designed to help you find your archery pathway whether you are a Yeoman or a Toxophilite. Despite the Hollywood excitement and portrayals, this information is here to teach you the safe and appropriate use of bows and arrows, including their nexus to hunting and wildlife conservation.


AZGFD is the best resource for archery, including public outreach, safety and education. Archery is a recreational activity for all! Remember, the magic of archery can only be felt through actions, not explained through words.


Arizona Game and Fish Department

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