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'''Archery''' is a sport which involves developing accuracy in shooting a
[[bow ]]. Archery may also refer to [[bowhunting]], the sport of hunting [[Game animal|game]] using a bow.
Humans have practiced archery since very early times. [[Genesis]] 27:3 contains the Bible's first mention of a bow, when [[Isaac]] asks [[Esau]] to go hunt some game for him.<ref>http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=1&chapter=27&version=31</ref> Early bows were simple. Arrows were made of wood with stone arrowheads. It was an important part of warfare until the 15th century when its importance started to decline due to [[gunpowder]] weapons. By the late 18th century, it was making a comeback yet again - as a sport.<ref>The New American Desk Encyclopedia, Penguin Group, 1989</ref>