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Published April 10, 2012, 06:57 PM

Popularity of The Hunger Games creating archery boom

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An old-fashioned sport is exploding here, thanks to a big, blockbuster movie. Archery is in. Its popularity is inspired by The Hunger Games.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

An old-fashioned sport is exploding here, thanks to a big, blockbuster movie. Archery is in. Its popularity is inspired by The Hunger Games.

The movie's main character Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, uses archery to dominate a government-run competition where children and teens fight to the death. Kelsey Robinson's been shooting this bow since before the movie. She's noticed a lot more people trying it out, especially women. She says the sport needs all the publicity it can get.

Kelsey Robinson - Archer: "I think the Hunger Games will be great for the whole archery world and it would be great to see another generation come up to keep the sport alive."

If you want to try it out, Fargo Parks District has archery leagues and classes.

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