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’Hunger Games’ fever makes archery cool for kids
Since the release of “The Hunger Games” six weeks ago, sales of bows and business at archery ranges throughout the country have taken off. “I like that (Katniss the main character in the movie, is) making archery cool, says 15-year-old Nicole Donzella of Fair Lawn, N.J., who has been shooting arrows since she was 5.
A young archery enthusiast draws a bead on her target while competing in a youth archery league at Targeteers Archery in Saddle Brook, N.J. Kids who are not involved in more traditional sports are drawn to archery because of its focus and independence, some parents say.
Seven-year-old Christa Mattessich of Oakland, N.J., retrieves her arrows after a round in a youth archery league at Targeteers. Kids are “a little bit more dedicated” to archery, says her dad, Anthony Mattessich, an avid bow hunter.
Workers at sporting goods stores are attributing the recent increase in sales of bows and arrows to the popularity of the movie “The Hunger Games.”

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Since the release of “The Hunger Games” six weeks ago, sales of bows and business at archery ranges throughout the country have taken off. “I like that (Katniss the main character in the movie, is) making archery cool, says 15-year-old Nicole Donzella of Fair Lawn, N.J., who has been shooting arrows since she was 5.
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A young archery enthusiast draws a bead on her target while competing in a youth archery league at Targeteers Archery in Saddle Brook, N.J. Kids who are not involved in more traditional sports are drawn to archery because of its focus and independence, some parents say.
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Seven-year-old Christa Mattessich of Oakland, N.J., retrieves her arrows after a round in a youth archery league at Targeteers. Kids are “a little bit more dedicated” to archery, says her dad, Anthony Mattessich, an avid bow hunter.
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Workers at sporting goods stores are attributing the recent increase in sales of bows and arrows to the popularity of the movie “The Hunger Games.”
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