The Odds Are Ever in Their Favor


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The archery instructor Patricia Gonsalves aims to please, so these days it’s out with the bull’s-eyes, in with the squirrels’ eyes.

“A couple of years ago, if I ever even put up an animal target, all the girls would go, ‘Eww, that’s so gross,’ ” said Ms. Gonsalves, of Vancouver, British Columbia, who spends hours hand-painting her squirrels. “Now I do, and they’re like: ‘Cool. Can you shoot an apple out of a pig’s mouth like Katniss did?’ “

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