Hokkala target

Jerry Hokkala didn’t pick up archery until he was 40, but once he did, he became one of the best target archers in the state.

Jerry Hokkala didn’t buy his first bow and arrows until he was 40 years old.

Despite the late start, he became a record-breaking participant in the sport during the next three decades. And last month, Hokkala’s stellar archery career earned him induction in the Minnesota Archery Hall of Fame.

Jerry Hokkala

Jerry Hokkala holds the plaque he received upon his induction into the Minnesota Archery Hall of Fame.