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    Some years ago I looked at the number of archers who attended competition during one year and it came out about 10% of the total membership (of Scottish Archery).

    I'm sure someone can come up with a current figure. I treat it as both a hobby and a sport.

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    I think its therapy

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    I don't feel the need to categorise. I make 'em but it's probably beyond a hobby, more of a craft and an obsession, when I shoot 'em it for fun and to learn about how the bow and arrow perform. I don't compete, except with myself.
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    Hi Del, We think alike I feel.
    Archery is a sport, but perhaps there are many archers who don't think of themselves as sportsmen. For them, there is a lot more to it than the shooting.Time consuming aspects that may seem more important; or equally important.

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    contract bridge is officially a sport so that being the case I will say it is a hobby and let someone else take it to the Supreme Court to argue this one out.

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    For me it's a hobby - you don't sweat or elevate your heart rate persistently (in the absence of a medical condition) even if you compete! A bit like darts without the beer and pork scratchings unless you munch on those during rest breaks!

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