archery is advanced darts so if you don't like just flinging something at a target and competing for points then you won't like it. So it is a real sport however it is not running around with a bow. It is carrying a custom bow that is meant for static accuracy only.
I never did it extensively, but the few times I did it (well before hunger games), it was fun as hell. Much more fun than shooting a gun cause the factors are way more exaggerated and require a little bit more skill