Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bowhunters Hit the Target for Family Fun.(Journal North)

Byline: Patrick Miller For the Journal

Foam Game Roam SF Archery Range

The ravines and flat lands of the Archers de Santa Fe archery range are home to a menagerie of foam wart hogs, crocodiles, bear and elk, all riddled with punctures from arrows shot by the club's archers.

Joe Aranda, the club vice president, estimates that most of the approximately 75 members are bowhunters, in contrast to sport or recreation archers. With the possible exception of the crocodile, the foam animals are life-sized replicas of animals that New Mexico bowhunters pursue during bowhunting season, which generally begins in the fall across the state. Even the wild boar has a New Mexico counterpart, Aranda said, comparing it to a javelina, a type of wild pig that roams the southern part of the state. …

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