Is (William Hall's) KFAP Archery associated with Hall's Arrow in Manchester?
Hall's Arrow was founded, and is still owned by, Coach Bill's Grandfather. Once a family operation, Hall's Arrow was run for years by the Hall family; Art, Mark, Eric and Tricia. Coach Bill worked at Hall's Arrow for several years, and was trained in all aspects of archery by his highly successful family. Bill was an integral part of Hall's Arrow's youth archery, and instructor certification, programs for many years. Over time, family members, including Coach Bill, left the business for other endevors. So, although the two businesses are not directly connected, the heart, soul and knowledge that made Hall's Arrow great, lives here at KFAP Archery.
Does KFAP offer Bowhunter Certification Classes?
While KFAP Archery does carry bowhunting equipment (arrows, broadheads, accessories, etc.) and does service hunting equipment, we do not host Bowhunter Certification classes. However, Andover Archery Center (www.andoverarchery.com), which is owned and run by Coach Bill's father, Mark Hall, offers several Bowhunter Certification Classes throughout the year.
Can you shoot compound bows at KFAP?
Yes. KFAP welcomes all equipment styles, including Olympic, Traditional and Compound. Weather you shoot for competition or hunting, we encourage compound shooters to practice, take lessons, and participate in our leagues as a way to sharpen their skills. We can help service and tune your compound bow as well.
How old do children have to be to shoot?
To participate in our instructional, group programs, all students must be at least 8 years old. Children ages 6 & 7 can shoot, but only in private, one on one lesson settings.
As far as open shooting, any child over 8 years old may shoot, however, ALL individuals renting our equipment must have had at least one full lesson with coach Bill. Contact us to set up a private, beginner lesson.
Does KFAP sell equipment?
Yes. KFAP offers a full line of Olympic and Traditional style target archery equimpent, incluuding bows, arrows, rests, sights, stabilizers and more, by GreaTree Archery, for archers of all ages and skill levels. We also carry a selection of bowhunting essentials, including Beman and Black Eagle Arrows, WASP, Rage and Slick Trick Broadheads, Whisker Biscut, NAP and AAE rests, Tru Glo sights, Tru Fire releases, peep sights, etc.
Do you have to have your own equipment?
No. KFAP has a large amount of rental equipment of all sizes. However, all archers renting equipment must have had at least one lesson at KFAP. Once an archer has completed an introductory lesson, they are welcome to rent equipment and shoot during any Open Range hours.
Do you offer repair services?
Yes. We offer set-up, repair, maintenance and bow-tuning services for all types of bows; compound and recurve, target and hunting. We can also refletch arrows with feathers or vanes.
Can you shoot crossbows at KFAP?
No. Due to the fact that crossbows can be kept cocked and loaded without being held by the archer, crossbows present an aditional liability, and cannot be used at KFAP.