Debbie Ward helps her daughter Adley pull the bowstring at the free family shoot held in January. Another free family shoot is available this Saturday at LaSal Mountain Outfitters. [Photo courtesy Division Wildlife Resources]

For anyone who has wondered what it is like to shoot a bow and arrow, there is a free family archery shoot at LaSal Mountain Outfitter’s shop from 9 a.m. to noon, this Saturday.

Bows, arrows and targets will be provided, free-of-charge, to anyone who wants to participate, said Brent Stettler, a regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

“If you or your children have ever wanted to shoot a bow and arrow, this is a great opportunity to do so without buying equipment or making special arrangements,” Stettler said.

Stettler said supervision, training in how to shoot a bow and arrow and all of the equipment you’ll need to participate will be provided.

“The event is free,” Stettler said. “Pre-registration is required so we know how many persons to expect.”

A similar clinic was held at the Old Spanish Trail Arena on Saturday, Jan. 5 earlier this year. The family shoot piggy-backed on top of an interstate professional archery competition sponsored by the LaSal Mountain Outfitters. The free family shoot attracted about a hundred persons, whose ages ranged from 2 ½ to 55 years old. Many shot several times during the two-hour period.