MERRILL - The Badger State Winter Games wrapped up its third weekend Sunday.
Many people came out to Rib Mountain Bowmen to catch one of the games' biggest events: archery.
It's a sport that's bringing people together.
"It's a draw from all over the place, and the other really neat thing about archery is anybody can do it," says Rib Mountain Bowmen President Josh Calmes.
Archery has always been one of the most popular events among adults at the Badger State Games, and thanks to a little movie called the Hunger Games, that popularity spans generations.
"It was a fantastic thing," says Badger State Games Executive Director Richard Barrett. "It really got the younger audience involved. For example, any SP shoot, like we had last weekend, has just grown the sport. In fact, we had to move part of it out of Rib Mountain Bowmen because it has grown so fast."
The young kids might start the sport to be like their movie heroes, but they won't leave it anytime soon.
"What's neat, they're there for a long time, because when the kids grow up, their mothers and fathers might shoot along with them," says Barrett. "It's a family event, which is kind of nice, and they all participate together."
"Without a doubt, my favorite part is seeing the young faces that come in," says Calmes. "The cadets, so they would be 12 and under, they are so excited to be involved in this, and have an opportunity to be competing."
Some younger archers, like Wisconsin's Jenna Heil, don't need to idolize Katniss Everdeen to get into the sport.
Heil goes to as many shoots as she can, but she makes sure the Badger State Games are on that list.
"It's just a fun environment to be in, and it's fun to meet new people," says Heil. "I go to shoots all across the country, and it's fun to see people you can meet. I have friends from South Dakota, and everywhere across the country."
Advice from those friends can literally turn you into Robin Hood.
"A Robin Hood is when you shoot one arrow into the other arrow," says Barrett. "One year I was out there I saw, out of five arrows, they had two or three Robin Hoods out of five arrows. It was really cool. It costs a lot of money because those arrows are expensive."
There's no robbing from the rich, but the odds are certainly in every archer's favor.