Buffalo Bucket List Challenge: Volunteer as Tribute, Kinda

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Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone in 2017 with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.


Photo x Jessica Kelly
Photo x Jessica Kelly

Week 10: Volunteer as Tribute

As a Western New Yorker who’s always looking for new things to try in Buffalo, it never ceases to amaze me that after so many years of living in here I still find plenty of new-to-me activities.  Doc’s Archery is one of ’em. 

At this small, indoor facility, guests get the opportunity to try out their archery skills (or let’s be real, learn for the first time) in a safe environment.

Practicing at Doc’s Archery costs $10/hr if you have your own equipment, $15/hr if you borrow their equipment, and $25 for a private lesson. If you don’t have much experience we recommend the latter.

During the one-hour private lesson ($25) you’ll work with owner Mark Irlbacher for the first 30 minutes, then practice what everything you’ve learned for the second half. Although he does admit to taking the occasional walk-in, it’s highly recommended that you call before coming in to check availability. 

Where to eat before / after: Grab some BBQ at Smoke on the Water in Tonawanda

Photo x Docs Archery

Doc’s Archery Sales & Services

908 Niagara Falls Blvd in North Tonawanda

(716) 693-2703


Hours: Monday 6pm-8pm, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-8pm, and Saturday 10am-3pm

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