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You may have noticed a particular spike in your annual Christmas shopping list. Why are all these youngster’s asking for bows, arrows, and archery accessories? Mockingjay — Part 1, the…
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  When the wildly popular Hunger Games movies came out, bowhunting suddenly became front and center. Both of my daughters wanted a bow, my sister gave Katy her old bow…
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Over the course of this blog's history, I've suggested all sorts of techniques that might be helpful when practicing with longbows and recurves. I've written about tricks that make practice…
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  The Prime Total Archery Challenge, where Grant and friends try fun-but-difficult shots. A monster bull elk at 160 yards. Can you make the shot? It's The Prime Total Archery…
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Traditional Archery: Target Choices

Thursday, March 27 2014 6:00 am - for Archery
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Normally when you see the phrase "target panic" in the title of an archery article, you're expecting to hear about an affliction that prevents shooters from hitting the mark. This…
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Traditional Archery: Feathers

Thursday, January 30 2014 6:00 am - for Archery
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Whenever I meet another traditional bow hunter, one of the first things I notice is his or her fletchings. It seems to me that they give a little hint about…
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I consider myself a traditional bow hunter. I love my longbow; I don’t use sights; I hunt from the ground; and generally I conduct myself within the spirit of the…
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This is, in my part of Ontario, the last week of the bow season for deer. As usual, it has been a week characterized by lots of snow and frigid…
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Traditional Archery: Bows Need Tune-Ups Too

Thursday, December 05 2013 6:00 am - for Archery
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Two days ago, I was shooting in my backyard range when I realized that my longbow had suddenly become a little noisier. I found this odd since nothing had changed…
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Visualizing the Shot

Thursday, September 05 2013 6:00 am - for Archery
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It's been my experience that, in some ways, the act of arrowing at a deer is actually anti-climatic. Sure it's exciting and it gets your heart pounding, but the truth…
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