A mid-Missouri state lawmaker who’s an archery instructor for 4H wants to see archery designated as Missouri’s official state sport.
A House committee heard testimony on the legislation from State Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Bunceton) Wednesday in Jefferson City. Representative Taylor testified before the House Special Committee on Tourism.
Taylor’s two-sentence bill, House Bill 1672, notes that archery was revolutionized in 1966 by Missourian Holless Wilbur Allen, with his invention of the compound bow.
Taylor’s bill says participation in archery can span all ages, sizes and abilities. Archery is popular in Taylor’s rural district, which includes Boonville, Fayette, Brunswick, New Franklin and Slater.