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Written by RACHEL GAST Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 22 July 2013 08:43
Rock Vetell is the owner of Rock Solid Archery located along North Dixie Highway just north of Bowling Green. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Two months ago Rock Vetell decided the time was right to open the only archery pro shop in Wood County.
Rock Solid Archery sells “anything that has to do with archery. Bows, arrows, targets. We do a lot of service work as far as restringing bows and tuning them.” The store also sells accessories for targets and equipment for bow hunting. “I got crossbows, Broadheads, releases, sights and rests.”
The store will soon be a registered check station for deer and will be able to sell hunting and fishing licenses. Vetell sells his own line of Morning Wood Custom arrows and maintains the only archery shooting range in the county.
Adults pay $10.00 per hour to use the outdoor range. “You can shoot anywhere from 0 to 40 yards if you want.” Vetell lets kids participating in 4H shoot at the range for free.
“I’ve been doing archery for a while, hunting and shooting archery for forty years,” Vetell says. “It’s growing more and more, I see a lot more kids doing it.”
“I really see archery coming up through the junior high and high school. The National Archery in Schools program is really starting to take off. It hasn’t really caught on in this area yet, but there’s some 30, 50 schools in Ohio participating in it.”
Archery is “wide open for any age,” Vetell explains. “You can be 80 years old and shoot. You don’t have to be an athlete, you just have to have the want and the will. I’ve seen ladies in their 60s shooting bows and they’re just having a ball with it.”
On Aug. 27, Vetell will have his grand opening party. The Cheeky Tiki Grill will supply food and drinks for the crowd. Factory representatives will be at Rock Solid Archery all day.
“Bring your equipment down and we’ll see what it needs,” Vetell says. “We’ll get it tuned up, check the speed on your arrows—it’s a free, all-day event.” Rock Solid Archery will also be raffling off an Elite Bow.
You can ask about the raffle tickets on Rock Solid Archery’s Facebook page, visit RockSolidArchery.com, or call 419-353-7625.
Vetell anticipates a busy September season “so we’ll probably put on some Saturday hours then. Right now we’re open 1:00PM to 8:00PM Monday through Friday.” The store is located at 17670 N. Dixie Highway, Bowling Green.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 09:04

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