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Duo Proves Archers Can Start Sport At Any Stage Of Life


Though 23 years apart in age, Susan Dillman and Heather Gore are proof that archery can be something a person can pick up at any stage in life.

The two female archers may have started shooting for different reasons, but the point is, they say, they fell in love with the sport.

“The passion came back,” Gore, a 26-year-old from Grass Valley, California, said Friday during the third day of the NFAA Outdoor National Championships in Yankton.

Gore, who comes from an “archery-loving” family, said she originally started shooting a bow at age two, but “put it away” for 10 years.

Her brother’s love for the sport played a key role in re-introducing her to it, she added.

And then came the NFAA Outdoor Nationals last summer in Darrington, Washington, which proved to be a big motivator for her, Gore said.

“After that, I really wanted to improve,” she said.

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