Inspired By ‘Brave’ DNR Targets Young Archer Interests With Program, Ranges

Brave Movie

Pixar “Brave” Movie

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – If Friday’s release of the movie “Brave” draws girls and boys toward archery, the state’s Wildlife Resources Division is ready to help them learn and grow in the sport.

“Brave,” produced by Pixar and distributed by Disney, features a young Scottish princess named Merida whose headstrong nature and archery skills tip her kingdom into chaos.

Like the recent young adult sci-fi film “The Hunger Games,” which centers on a heroine who also is a skilled archer, “Brave” is expected to spark interest in archery among the young. But interest was surging before Hollywood hit the bull’s-eye. Participation in Georgia’s state tourney for the National Archery in the Schools Program has increased every year, said Walter Lane, hunter development program manager for the Wildlife Resources Division, part of the Department of Natural Resources. [Read more…]