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Washington Selfbow Jamboree teaches archery to kids

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KENNEWICK, Wash. --  Today through Sunday kids in the Tri-Cities can learn how to make traditional wooden bows. The Colyak Bowhunters and Traditional Bowhunters of Washington are teaching the art to kids.

Kids can also learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. The registration is free and kids can still sign up at the jamboree. Event organizers say it is about promoting the sport of archery.

"Just a little bit of the love of the sport, the love of the bow and arrow. It's been said in history that at some point during a child's life there's a little bit of Robin Hood in every one of them. Guess what, this weekend they're building the bow just like Robin Hood," said Daniel Dengate, a member of the Colyak Bowhunters.

"I'm having great fun and I think the bow that I'm making is going to turn out pretty well," added Spencer Tarbert of Kennewick.