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Maybe it's the Hunger Games mania or just another way to prove women can do things just as well as men, but whatever it is, more and more women are taking aim at archery.

There’s a class in Sioux Falls that's targeting women, and women, only that all you ladies out there may want to give a shot.

“It's learning for those women interested in getting into archery that have never done it before. Being ladies only, they don't have to feel intimidated and every body's having a good time,” said co-owner of Archery Outfitters in Sioux Falls, Kim Meester.

Archery Outfitters in Sioux Falls, owned by Kim and Deb Meester, offers more than just a vast selection of bows and arrows; they're giving women the chance to learn some lessons in a male-dominated sport.

“We have about 4-6 instructors that help out. One is a world champion archer so he's been doing it for over 40 years,” said Meester.

The hour and half long classes, held several times during the year, teach women everything from safety to proper stance or bow handling.

“Half the class gets to do the re-curve and the other half the compound and then halfway through we switch. So everyone gets a wide range of shooting different types of bows,” explained Meester.

One of the biggest misconceptions about ladies shooting is that they aren't strong enough to pull the bow back, but one thing the class will teach them is the correct bow to use, so they can shoot properly.

"The sport has changed a lot; the manufactures offer a lot for ladies and youth. Where, 30 years ago, when I started, they didn't offer as much," said Meester. "There's a wide range of weight so they can be adjusted down for everybody to do it. People are amazed at how quick they can have accuracy if they are showed the proper way of doing it.”

Ladies only and youth archery classes are offered through Sioux Falls Community Education. All the equipment is provided by Archery Outfitters.

The next ladies only archery class is scheduled for Thursday, December 4th from 5:30 pm - 7pm and is $19 per person.

For more information and to sign up for the class, contact Community Education at 605-367-7999.

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