Missouri legislators recognize archery as official state sport

Missouri legislators recognize archery as official state sport
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Legislators met yesterday at the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield to recognize Archery as Missouri’s official state sport.

Officials say Missouri has a significant connection to bowhunting and the archery industry. One of Missouri’s most tremendous ties to archery is the compound bow.

“We greatly appreciate Governor Parson and the Missouri General Assembly’s support for recognizing archery as the Official Sport of Missouri,” said MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley. “A sincere thank you to Representative Tim Taylor for introducing the bill and for his support and interest in conservation and archery.”

Another highlight of Missouri’s archery tradition is the Hoyt Archery Company started in 1931 in St. Louis. 

The business earned a reputation for building high-quality cedar arrows and remarkably straight-shooting stick bows.

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