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DNR giving away bow to promote popularity of archery in Iowa

Nov 21, 2013

Archery is experiencing a wave of popularity thanks in part to the Hunger Games series and to Iowa’s expanding archery in the schools program, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

In conjunction with the release of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Friday, the Iowa DNR will be giving away a brand new Matthews Genesis Bow valued at $200.

To enter the drawing, watch the movie, save the ticket and go to www.iowadnr.gov/archery for instructions.

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31 for the drawing in January. The Iowa Bowhunters Association’s National Archery in the Schools Program Foundation is sponsoring the bow for the drawing.

Iowa has several real life archery stars of its own, including Matt Stutzman from Fairfield.

Stutzman, known as the “Armless Archer,” won a silver medal in the 2012 London Paralympics.

Miranda Leek from Des Moines is the current indoor and outdoor champion, a member of the 2014 Senior U.S. National Archery Team and the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team for women’s recurve archery.

Bridger Deaton of Otley is a member of 2014 Senior U.S. Archery Team for men’s compound archery, after his team placed silver in Wuix, China, at the 2013 World Archery Youth Championships.

More than 2,500 elementary through high school student athletes participate in Iowa’s National Archery in the Schools program. To learn about the program, visit the website www.iowadnr.gov/archery.

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