There are those, some of whom are experienced hunters, who exclusively recommend a short bow for hunting. They maintain that a selfbow of 64 inches, or even less, is easier to use from a treestand or from a ground blind, a short bow lends itself to stalking, or a short bow is more stable or “shootable” under hunting conditions. >> Read the Whole Article

Lemonwood (Degame) was used quite a bit in the Golden Age of archery. As time went on, fiberglass became predominant, and the political situation brought an end to a plentiful supply of lemonwood from Cuba. From a historical standpoint, I find lemonwood intriguing. From a strictly design aspect, other woods such as osage, yew, and red mulberry are better suited for my needs. Many domestic species of wood can make a good bow, assuming the design matches the wood.
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In May of 2006, the Twin Oaks Bowhunters of Clarksville, Tenn., hosted their 9th Annual Tennessee Classic, and a classic event it was! This event is held on beautiful farmland property owned by Twin Oaks member, Mark Baggett, a.k.a. Pappy. The range is well manicured, the land is lush...
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Somewhere amongst my random studies concerning archery, I came across the phrase used here as the title. I can’t remember who wrote it or even where I found it, but perhaps a reader will know. Anyway, the phrase has rattled around in my head for some time now popping up for notice every now and then. I walked to my shop one morning with no clear purpose in mind and it popped up again.
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Dec/Jan 2018 Edition in this issue:

Primitive Archer Rifle - The First Hunt by Mike Yancey

Lone Star Javelina
by Bill Carman

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