Primitive Archer Back Issue List - Volume 15 to 20

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Volume 15, Issue 1

FEATURES
The Lemonwood Bow -
My first foray into wood composites by Jonathan Hall
Hog Wild in Texas by Roger Marconi
Los Arcos - What’s revealed in the details by Kay Koppedrayer
Osage, Bamboo, and
Tennessee Hogs by Tony Kinton
The Roots of Primitive Archery by Lou Becker
A Lifetime of Achievements...Dr. Charles E. Grayson by Jason Smith
Progressing Back by Herb Higgins
My Big Selfbow Buck by Leroy Lemire
Wintu Archery by Charles E. Grayson,M.D.

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - The State of Hunting in the U.S. by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look
Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Medicine Man ® - Bar-Berry by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Double Drunken Pork Tenderloin by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - Gray Ghosts of Autumn by George D. Stout
Backtrails - Reflections of a Hunter by Keith Bishop


Volume 15, Issue 2

FEATURES
Flint and Feathers by Mike Huston
How to Create a Badger Skin Back Quiver by Steve Sell
Primitive Bowstring by John McPherson
The Perfect Dog by Noah Wrightwell
Seven Secret Steps to Smoother Sinew by Leonard Rosenkrans
Western States Traditional Rendezvous by Duane Spangler
The Devil’s Engine by Bruce R. Gordon
A Reflex Deflex Glue Up by Jim Boswell
Texas Shoot Out – Photo Essay by Tony Kinton
Japanese Arrows by Charles E. Grayson,M.D.
Bill’s Place by Tim Ott

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Hunting: Financial Value and Legislative Decisions
by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look
Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Medicine Man ® - Rock Medicine: Sinus Allergy Medicine
Leaf Tea: A War Drink
by T.R. Zimmermann
Bows of the Month, Bows of the Year by Don Berg
Primitive Chef ® - Fricassées of Rabbit With Pearl Onions and Sugar Peas by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - The Last Arrow by S. Nolen
Backtrails - Reflections from a Workshop
by Luke Vender Vennen


Volume 15, Issue 3

FEATURES
A Relatively Big Deer by Mark Lyga
Memories Carved in Stone by Tim Ott
A Greenland Bow by Charles E. Grayson,M.D.
The 2006 North Horde Mounted Archery Clinic by Barb Leeson
Backing Your Bow with Buffalo Hide by Richard Longbow
A Superb Arrow by Edwin Woods
Archery Philosophy
by Stew Pollock, MD
Arrow Taper Jig by Nick Theodoratos
Wicked Little Indian Bow
by Robert H. Miller
Age Old Story Continues to Entrance by Amy Carey
Flight Shooting by Kay Koppedrayer

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting -Plan Early, Plan Wiselyby Tony Kinton
A Closer Look
Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Medicine Man ® - Limestone
by T.R. Zimmermann
Bows of the Month, Bows of the Year by Don Berg
Primitive Chef ® - Summertime Steak Salad by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner- Bowstring’s Twang and Hiss of Arrow!
by David Middelton Edelen II
Backtrails- The Deer Camp Recipe by Ken Bingham


Volume 15, Issue 4

FEATURES
Primitive Bowhunting by Tom Laurent
Japanese Cane Arrows by John Borgeson
Birch Bark Quiverby Marc St. Louis
Ainu Archeryby Charles E. Grayson,M.D.
My African Bowhunt by Calvein R. Bell
Footsteps by Mike Huston
Ipe Revisited by Richard Saffold
Washakie: An American Legend by Ed Ingold
Osage Obsession by Curt Haag
An Archery Club of the 1950s by Ralph Haner

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Bowhunting’s Roots by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look
Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Medicine Man ® - Cattail
by T.R. Zimmermann
Bows of the Month, Bows of the Year by Don Berg
Primitive Chef ® - Smoked Whitefish Spread, Morel and Bean Soup & Apple Tart by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner- Autumn by Curtiss Cardinal
Backtrails- I Have Been Making Arrowheads by Jeffrey Beyl

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Volume 15, Issue 5

FEATURES
A Fine October Morning by Curt Haag
Coming of “Age” with a Primitive Bow by Paul Sylvain
Colorado Elk Hunting by Mike Yancey
The Story of Elkie by Pat Bennan
Is Deflex Really That Bad? by Robert H. Miller
Character from the Heart by Forest Shattuck
So You Want to Make Bush Arrows - This is How I Do It by Ted & Cindy Kramer
Barham Clamp by Gary Ashmore
Big Bulls, Little Bears, and Cell Phones by Mike Huston
In the Spirit of Pope and Young by Ron Prusinski

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting
Rules and Regulations by Tony Kinton
Closer Look
Product Reviews
by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Peppergrass by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ®
Salmon Koulibiac by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner
The Hart by Brian Lindsey
Backtrails
The Fuel of the Fire by Luke Vander Vennen

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Volume 15, Issue 6

FEATURES
There is Only One “First” Bow by Robert H. Miller
Japanese Bows and American Boys by John Borgeson
Two Bows by BILL MARSH
Throwin’ Rocks at ’Em by Mickey Lotz
My Jumbo Bongo by Steve Slade
Juniper – Nature’s Forgotten Gift by Billy Berger
The Perfect Hunt by Tony Kinton
Cody’s Dream Bow by Justin Snyder
The 2007 Primitive Archer Online Southern Community Bow Project by Steve Parker
Northern Community Bow Project by Dane M. Donato
Traditional Summer by Don Gill

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - How to Become a Better Hunter By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK
Ask PA - Jatoba as Bow Wood By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA
Medicine Man ® - Elderberry By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - City Boy Meets Country Breakfast By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - The Archer By HUGH RIDENOUR
Backtrails - Bowstrings and Heartstrings By MIKE HUSTON


Volume 16, Issue 1

FEATURES
2007 Baltimore Bowmen Traditional Classic By Lee Vivian
Memories By Roger Marconi
Quick And Easy String By Marc St. Louis
The 2007 Korean International
Horseback Archery Competition By Barb Leeson
World Traditional Archery Festival, Korea 2007 By Kay Koppedrayer
Living With The Wood Bow By Mickey Lotz
Awakenings By Tom Mills
Medieval Boar Hunting In The Present Day By Paul D. Wilburn

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting
Rules and Regulations Part 3 by Tony Kinton
Closer Look
Product Reviews
by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Cleavers by T.R. Zimmermann
Book Review
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible by J. D. Duff
Primitive Chef ®
Dutch Oven Turkey Braise by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner
The Bowman by Robert H. Miller
Backtrails
Grandpa's Walking Stick by Chad K. Slagle


Volume 16, Issue 2

FEATURES
MOJAM 2007 – An Osage Experience By Duane Spangler
Easy, Fast and Simple Arrow Fletch By Mickey Lotz
Cinnamon and Cedar By Mike Huston Jr.
Timber Turkeys By Curtis Haag
Medicine Bow Antelope By Mike Yancey
Wyoming’s Living Legend: Jerry Bowen By Mike Yancey
How to Avoid Tick-Borne Diseases By Gary L. Benton
The Nicest People or A German’s Adventures at the 10th Annual Tennessee Classic By Marius Fara
The Meare Heath Bow and the Land of the Summer People By Hilary Greenland
Shoot a Wimpy Bow By Robert H. Miller

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting
Rules and Regulations Continued by Tony Kinton
Closer Look
Product Reviews
by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month and Year by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Thistle by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ®
Asian Style Seared Duck Breast by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner
The Taking of the Bow byThomas O’Shea Wheller
Backtrails
I Have Been Making Arrows By Jeff Beyl


Volume 16, Issue 3

FEATURES
Primitive Bowhunting– It’s for the Birds! By Mickey Lotz
Putting Bird Points to the Test By Billy Berger
Hogs By Charles E. Grayson
Hawgs Eat Corn: A Primitive Pack Hunt By Jim Boswell
This is One Nifty Little “Little Bow” A Primitive Archery Derringer By Philip Silva
Whitetails on the Wind By Mike Huston Jr.
Long-Range Stump Shooting
By Robert H. Miller
Milkweed Cordage By Rollie Johnson
Thomas Mills Makes “Johnstone” Arrow Points
Pasadena Resident Teaches
How to Make Arrowheads From Old Toilets By Christopher Nyerges

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting
Rules and Regulations Continued by Tony Kinton
Closer Look
Product Reviews
by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Plantain by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ®
Thyme for Dinner! Marinated Grilled Chicken with Couscous, Asparagus and Spinach-Strawberry Salad by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner
In the Spear Time by Ryan Pomplun
Backtrails
Clem’s Birds by Chad K. Slagle


Volume 16, Issue 4

FEATURES
A Different Kind of Javie Hunt By Mickey Lotz
An Experimental Crossbow: An Evolving Project By Marc St. Louis
Caddo: A Remarkable People By Richard Williams
Hunting the Guava Self Bow: My Journey into Crafting Wooden Bows By Manny Padroni
Aiming By Charles E. Grayson
Slippery Elm, Slippery Grain, Part One By Johnathan Hall
Twisted-Sister and the Ugly Stick By Robert H. Miller
Primitive Woodworking and Figuring Out the Toothing Plane By Johnathan Hall
ArCANE Knowledge: River Cane and its Traditional Uses in Native Southeastern Cultures By Steve Parker
How to Make Primitive Paints By Billy Berger

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting
Passing it On by Tony Kinton
Closer Look
Product Reviews
by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Crickets by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ®
A Meal in One: Hearty Breakfast Strata by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner
Shaper of the Stone by Ryan Pomplun
Backtrails
Black Friday by Chad K. Slagle


Volume 16, Issue 5

FEATURES
Cutting Your Own Bow Wood by Mike Yancey
The Tale of Ugly Stick by Bill Marsh
Twin Arrows by Mike Huston, Jr.
Aiming,Part 2 – Bracketing by Charles E. Grayson
A Slippery Elm Bow, Part 2 By Johnathan Hall
The Axe and the Arrow By Richard Longbow
Applying a Cane Grip By Johnathan Hall
Glass Buttes Knap-In by Dave Cheney
The Roundel: A Classical Medieval Archery Target by John Edgerton
Stick and String by Gordon Davis

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting
Calling Game by Tony Kinton
Closer Look
Product Reviews
by Tony Kinton
Ask PA
by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Book Review
Mounted Archery in the Americas
by Kay Koppedrayer
Medicine Man ®
Wild Potatoes by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ®
Lagunita Ale Warm Cheese Dip by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner
Hunting with Simple Things by Jason Spencer
Backtrails
The Mountain by Steve Parker


Volume 16, Issue 6

FEATURES
Defining Times By Beau Baggett
A Kid’s Bow: Not For One…By One By Luke Elliott
A Christmas Trade By Dana Montgomery
Hickory Self Bows By Mark Baggett
Primitive Kids in Japan By John Borgeson
Let’s Gain Some Weight By Yuma Joseph Sobkoviak
Making Kids’ Bows By Duane Spangler
The Process of Natural (Son-in-Law) Selection By Ken Bingham
Kids’ Bows By Don Berg
MOJAM Left Me Wantin’ Mo’ Jam By Barbara Kreis
The Journey By Ralph Renfro
Making Longbows into Ministry By Roger Thomas

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting
Planning for the Dark Continent by Tony Kinton
Closer Look
Product Reviews
by Tony Kinton
Ask PA
by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Water Beetle by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ®
Mince Meat Stuffed Holiday Chicken by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner
Johnie of Braidislee
Backtrails
The Perfect Place by Jimmy Blackmon


Volume 17, Issue 1

FEATURES
Antelope Hunting with Mike Yancey
By Mike Yancey
The Continuation of a Legacy By Billy Berger
Traditional Bow Tuning – The Bare Shaft Method By Robert Hust
Broken Arrows and Torn Feathers
By John Borgeson
Back to the Future: Bowhunting Legends By Dan Little
Primitive Cordage from Japanese Plants By John Borgeson
A Czech’s Perspective By Marie Ingold
Pushing the Limits of Bowmaking By Billy Berger
The Spirit Soars - Sage Wisdom for the Arrow-Making Neophyte By Ron Prusinki
Tillering the Soul By W. Alexander Roche Jr.

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Calling for Turkeys by Tony Kinton
Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Wheat-Grass by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Cajun Style Game Dinner with Red Beans and Riceby Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - Wild Grace by Elmer Ford
Backtrails - Pappy’s Workbench by Chad K. Slagle


Volume 17, Issue 2

FEATURES
Shoot a Skinny Arrow by Robert H. Miller
Bunnies, Boys, and Bows by Mike “Hawk” Huston
The Art of Making Primitive Arrows by Billy Berger
Itazipa Glogli: Bringing Back the Bow by Jay Red Hawk
Splicing- The Short and Long of it by Marc St. Louis
Squirrel Hunting with a Rock by Chris Cade
Primitive Archery at the Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous by Yuma Joseph Sobkovial
Primitive Supplies for the Primitive Archer by Ryan Leech
“Wicked Good Fun” Stump Shooting in Downeast Maine by Paul Sylvain
Rose City Archery by Dave Cheney

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Choose Wisely by Tony Kinton
Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Bows of the Month and Year by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Horehound by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Hearty Liver Spread by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - The Owl and the Archer by Nicola Carr
Backtrails - Hunting Stillness by Nicola Carr


Volume 17, Issue 3

FEATURES
Archery In The Bible by Yuma Joseph Sobkoviak
Bagdad Beauty by Sgt. Keith Gibson
The Fluid Art Of Fletching With Pitch by Neil Wilhelm
A South American Bow & Arrow by Billy Berger
A Hunt With Aunt Jamima by Mark "Pappy" Baggett
Viking Archery by Eric Roth
Journey Completed by Yuma Henrik Thurfjell
Bears Without Bait by Bill Lentz
The Making of ’Ita Zipa Ptehe Tatanka’ - Buffalo Horn Bow by Thomas Ressler
A Plains Style Bow - Made in Japan by John Borgeson

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Ready For Fall Food Plots by Tony Kinton
Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Mulberry Pyramid Bow by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Sage Bush by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Pheasant Strudel by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - Shorty McGraw by George D. Stout
Backtrails - Traditional Bowhunters Of Germany by Nicola Carr


Volume 17, Issue 4

FEATURES
One Of The Great Ones Is Gone by Kay Koppedrayer
Hunting Hogs With Rocks by Chris Cade
Florida Bobcats by Charles E. Grayson
Why I Hunt Primitive by Billy Berger
Collecting And Processing Deer Sinew by Mickey Lotz
Pondering The Penobscot Bow by Wally Robson
Deer Hunting For Bushy Tails by Mickey Lotz
Whistling Arrows by Charles E. Grayson
The Island by Chad K. Slagle

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Planting Those Fall Plots by Tony Kinton
Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - White Ash For Backing Strips by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Devil’s Club by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Bourbon Braised Pork & Beans With Cheddar Skillet Spoon Bread by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - Don’t Give Up by Page Brennan
Backtrails - Centuries and Shavings by Steve Parker


Volume 17, Issue 5

FEATURES
Ghosts Of The Dark Timber: Part I by Mike Huston
High Performance Deflex Recurve by Marc St. Louis
A Thanksgiving Hunt Close To Home by Gordon Davis
The Lethality Of The Primitive Bow by Billy Berger
Daybreak by Jay Redhawk
The Bows And Arrows Of Papua New Guinea by Dr. Ed Ashby
Hunting Mulies With The Master by Mike Yancey
Guided Hunts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly by Billy Berger
Board Bows by Mark Baker

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Using Those Plots by Tony Kinton
Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Adjusting String Tracking by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Fringe Lichen by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Venison &Amp; Eggs With Handy Hash by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - An Archer&Rsquo;S Hunt by Gavin Kinkade
Backtrails - The Call Of Autumn by Jimmy Blackmon


Volume 17, Issue 6

FEATURES
Ghosts Of The Dark Timber: Part II by Mike Huston
Primitive Archery's Lessons On Stone Tool Use by Billy Berger
Three 18th-Century Longbows by Hugh D.H. Soar
Boy Scouts And Wood Bows by Mark (Pappy) Baggett
H.A.T. (Horse Archery Tips) Part II by Jay Redhawk
The Bows And Arrows Of Papua New Guinea Part II by Dr. Ed Ashby
Leather Feathers by Winston Macdonald
Kids And Stones by Jamie Leffler
The Best Gift Of All by Tony Kinton
The Matriarch by Chris Cade

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Reflections And Projections by Tony Kinton
Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Yew War Bow Advice by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Medicine Man ®
Junco by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Inside-Out Turducken With Turkey And Cranberry Sausage Stuffing by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - The Paraclete Bow by M.L.L.
Backtrails - Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust: A Memorial Shoot by Jimmy Blackmon


Volume 18, Issue 1

FEATURES
Ghosts Of The Dark Timber: Part III by Mike Huston
Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part I by Billy Berger
Archery Targets by Steven Gregersen
H.A.T. (Horse Archery Tips) Part III by Jay Redhawk
How To Process Your Own Deer by Mike Yancey
A Special Day at the Zia Spinal Cord Injury Center by Janet J. Escobedo
Building Authentic Ottawa Bows by Rich Rousseau
The Mary Rose Bowstring by Duane Spangler
Book Review: Ottoman Turkish Bows: Manufacture & Design by Frank Reinshagen
The Stick That Twanged by Robert H. Miller

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - The Time Is Now by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Eastern Hop Hornbeam as Bow Wood by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Medicine Man ® - Maidenhair Fern by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Bleu Cheddar Burger with Chorizo Beef, Chipotle Mayonnaise, and Navajo Fry Bread by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - The Great Hunt by Wells Warren
Backtrails - The Unusual Suspects by Chad Stagle


Volume 18, Issue 2

FEATURES
Stone Head Gobbler by Tony Kinton
Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part II by Billy Berger
High Performance R/D Bow by Marc St. Louis
Mughal Arrows by Kay Koppedrayer
Small Game Hunting Is Big Time Fun by Billy Berger
Start Frei at EOCHA 2009 by Barbara Leeson
Eye Candy Cane by Tim Ott
A Homemade Plains Style Bow Case and Quiver by John Borgeson
Traveling Bow Bench by Bill Marsh

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Turkey Time by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Heat-Treated Wood by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Medicine Man ® - Spiny Buckbrush by T.R. Zimmermann
Primitive Chef ® - Beef with Peppers, Onions, and Vermicelli by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - Spring by Charles Fox
Backtrails - Sacred Meat by Chad Stagle


Volume 18, Issue 3

FEATURES
A Sharing of Passions by Stacy Huston
Dinosaur Hunting with a Selfbow by Steve Parker
Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part III by Billy Berger
Ain't Much of a Bow by Mickey Lotz
How to Collect and Process Sinew by Mike Yancey
The Nearly Perfect Bow or The Joy of Fully Quarter Sawn Wood by Rich Rousseau
Olympic Horse Archery by Jay Red Hawk
Knapadonia by Duane Spangler
Spine Tester from Scratch by Ron Prusinki
Where Friends Come Together by Gerrod Hampel
Book Review: The Raven's Gift by John Turk

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - What Now by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - ERC War Bows by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Primitive Chef ® - Poached Salmon with Horseradish, Lemon, and Dill with Warm Potato Salad by Chef William E. Campbell
Poet’s Corner - The Celt by Charles Fox
Backtrails - The Moment by Alan Nicol


Volume 18, Issue 4

FEATURES
The Hawthorn Bow Buck by Ryan O'sullivan
Confessions Of A Deviant Feather-Fastener by Steve Parker
Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part IV by Billy Berger
Make Your Own Rawhide by Mike Yancey
Two Bow-Makers And An Ottoman War Bow by Kay Koppedrayer
The Perfect Deer by Mickey Lotz
Thundering Sassafras by Adam Keiper
Like Father, Like Son by Nikki Wetzel
New Take On Tuning Arrows by James C. Davis
Early Season Success In Middle Tennessee by Jimmy Blackmon
How It All Started by Wally Robson

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Packing The Pack Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Short Bows by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg
Primitive Chef ® - Double Bean Pork with Fresh Tomato Chutney, Vermicelli Rice, and Salty Lime-Butt by Chef William E. Campbell
Poet’s Corner - Distance by Charles Fox
Backtrails - A Step Back by Scott Stanberry


Volume 18, Issue 5

FEATURES
The Final Frontier by Russell Thornberry
Different and yet the Same by Pappy (Mark Baggett)
Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part V by Billy Berger
Once Upon a Time in the West by Winston Macdonald (Broken Arrow)
Fair Warning by Perry P. Perkins
Making the Flemish Splice Bow String by Steven Gregersen
The Quest of Hunting Whitetails with Primitive Bow & Arrow by Thad Beckum Jr.
My Bows of Distinction by Mark Baker
Memories of a Deer Hunt by Marc St. Louis

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Safety in the Treetops by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Yew Warbow by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Josh Baty
Primitive Chef ® - Chicken with Jicama Salad and Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms by Chef William E. Campbell
Poet’s Corner - The Ice Man by Charles Fox
Backtrails - Old Oak by Clay Hayes


Volume 18, Issue 6

FEATURES
The Great Hunt By Kay Koppedrayer
Slat Bows By Duane Spangler
Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part VI By Billy Berger
A Classic Bow: The American Longbow By Ron Prusinski
Glenn St. Charles: A Tribute to my Bowyer Teacher By Charles W. Palmer
Making a Whitewood War Bow By Marc St Louis
Froggin' in the Dark By Clay Hayes
The Obsidian of Annadel (Sonoma Co.) and Napa Valley By Sterling Sam
Book Review By Kay Koppedrayer
Special Bows By Mickey Lotz

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting - Gift Giving Time By Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews: Holiday Gift Ideas By Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Bamboo Backings By Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com By Josh Baty
Primitive Chef ® - Holiday Beef Wellington By Bill Campbell
Poet's Corner - Authenticity By Robert Miller
Backtrails - Measuring Success By Chad K. Slagle


Volume 19, Issue 1

FEATURES
A Season to Remember by Jimmy Blackmon
Micro-Mini Food Plot by Horace Worcester (Hacksaw)
Hot Georgia Pork by Eddie "Mullet" Parker
Making Rawhide: The Dry Scrape Method by Andy & Kathy Miller
Marines Train on "Old" Weapon System at Modern Simulation Facility by John Borgeson
Yes, but WILL it Fly? by Robert H. Miller
Our Community Shines! by Pat Brennan
2008 New England Primitive Skills Gathering by Dane M. Donato
Book Review by Kay Koppedrayer
Shellac: The Primitive Polyurethane Finish by Jonathan Hall

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - 2011: Reflections from the Past, Hope for the Future by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - High Performance Self Bows by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Josh Baty
Medicine Man ® - Slippery Elm by Steve Parker
Primitive Chef ® - The Scotch Egg Breakfast with Buttermilk Biscuits, Tomato Chutney and Sausage Gravy by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - Bow & Creek by Charles Fox
Backtrails - The Essence of Instinctive Classical Archery by Manuel Sebastian Cervantes


Volume 19, Issue 2

FEATURES
Archery Accoutrements: A Home for Your Knife by John Borgeson
Reliving History on Thunder Island by Duane Spangler
Tee Up and Shoot by Tony Kinton
The Beaker Bowmen by Rodney Phillips
Lost Souls by Jon Houk
How to Make Pine Sap Glue by Billy Berger
Ozarks Bowin’ & Spikin’ by A. J. Hendershott
Book Review by Ed Ingold

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - What Is It? by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Heat Tempering a Back Bow by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Josh Baty
Medicine Man ® - Evening Primrose by Steve Parker
Primitive Chef ® - Two-In-One Meal French Onion Soup and Braised Beef Shank by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - A Draft of a Thought by Homer Luther
Backtrails - A Bowyer’s Letters Beyond the Veil: Red River by Jimmy Blackmon


Volume 19, Issue 3

FEATURES
Arrowhead by Cosette Gray
Going to the Source: Bamboo Harvesting by Kay Koppedrayer
Hunting with Ugly Points by Billy Berger
If I Was A Cowgirl, I’d Tip My Hat by Nikki Wetzel
Lost City Museum by Mike Mackessy
Paddling to Primitive Archery by Adam Keiper
Plains Horse Archery by Jay Red Hawk
In Search of the Elusive Zen by Robert H. Miller
The Thrill of Doing it the Hard Way by Brian Mcferron

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - That In-Between Time by Tony Kinton
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton
Ask PA - Request for Advice by Marc St. Louis
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Josh Baty
Medicine Man ® - Sassafras by Steve Parker
Primitive Chef ® - Flank Steak Roll and Crispy Salad by Bill Campbell
Poet’s Corner - As It Has Always Been by Homer Luther
Backtrails - A Bowyer’s Letters Beyond the Veil: #2 by Jimmy Blackmon


Volume 19, Issue 4

FEATURES
A Dream Come True by BYRON PADGETT
Courses for Horses by BARB LEESON
Beginner’s Luck by JOHN GOSSETT
Sharing the Passion by BILLY BERGER
Primitive Class - Regular Flight Bow by MARC ST LOUIS
Traveling Light on the Iron Horse by WINSTON MACDONALD
Small Game Blunts by MARC ST LOUIS
Bows and Baby Boys by KAY KOPPEDRAYER

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Aging and the Complexities of Life by TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews by TONY KINTON
Ask PA - Stave Preparation by MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - by JOSH BATY
Medicine Man - Whitch Hazel by STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef - Chicken & Pork All In One Meal by BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - A Primal Yearning by SHEA W. ARNOLD
Backtrails - A Bowyer’s Letters Beyond the Veil: Logan’s Barrage by JIMMY BLACKMON


Volume 19, Issue 5

FEATURES
A True Challenge By David Bond
Tonkin Bamboo Bow By Marc St. Louis
Bow Fishing: 1492 By A.J. HENDERSHOTT
Lone Star State of Mind By BARB LEESONN
How to Remove Sinew from a Deer By BILLY BERGER
Blue Chip Stamps MIKE MACKESSY
From Back Roads to Wall Street By MIKE HUSTON
Watered Steel Arrowheads By KAY KOPPEDRAYER
The Lemonade Stand By SHERRY BOSWELL

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - The Grandest of Seasons By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
Ask PA - Wood Bending Advice By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by JOSH BATY
Medicine Man ® - Black Walnut By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - Pig Dinner South-of-the-Border Style By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner -The Ash Bag By HOMER LUTHER
Backtrails -The True Hunt By KEVIN BROOKS


Volume 19, Issue 6

FEATURES
The Late Seaso By MICKEY LOTZ
The First Annual Primitive Archer Bow Trade By JOSH VANCE
Making Bamboo Arrows By KAY KOPPEDRAYER
Tools of the Trade By MICKEY LOTZ
WaJam 2011 By DUANE SPANGLER
Making A Greenwood Bow By JOHN BORGESON
Al Faris: International Mounted Archery in Jordan By DAVID GRAY
My Pickaxe Handle Bow By JOHN ERIC HOARE
IBO World Championships 2011 By JIMMY BLACKMON

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Whitetails: On The Decline By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
Ask PA - Heat Bending Osage By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by JOSH BATY
Medicine Man ® - Sumac By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - Breaded Indiana Venison By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - Just One of Those Things By HOMER LUTHER
Backtrails - One Hunter’s Journal By TONY KINTON


Volume 20, Issue 1

FEATURES
Wyoming Wilderness Elk Hunt By MIKE YANCEY
Plains Indian Arrow Reproduction By JOHN BORGESON
4th Annual Central Oregon Bowyers Gathering By NIKKI WETZEL
How to Make Your Own Hide Glue By MIKE YANCEY
The Selk’nam Indian Archery of Tierra Del Fuego By JOHN AND CECILIA BORGESON
Black Bear Gets a Haircut By WINSTON MACDONALD
Mongol Arrowheads from Russia and Poland By KAY KOPPEDRAYER
Homemade Whistling Arrows By DUANE SPANGLER

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Management and other Matters By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
Ask PA - New Bowyer By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by JOSH BATY
Medicine Man ® - Viburnum By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - Russian Style Borscht By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - How to Choose a Juniper Bow By HUGH RIDENOUR
Backtrails - Are We Losing Our History By MICKEY LOTZ


Volume 20, Issue 2

FEATURES
Take A Veteran Out Hunting By ROBERT D. SMITH
Sinew-Backed Yellow Birch Recurve By MARC ST. LOUIS
Mulefat Shafts By LARRY CLEMONS
Steps In Making A New Bow String By DUANE SPANGLER
Hand-Crafted Shooting Glove By JIM DAHLBERG
For the Love of Yew By JOHN WETZEL
Cane or Bamboo Shaft with a Nock By KAY KOPPEDRAYER
Building Selfbows and Flintknapping at the Tennessee Classic By STIM WILCOX
Bullstik Journey By RUSSELL THORNBERRY

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Ramblings of an Antique By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
Ask PA - Hickory Warbow By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA
Medicine Man ® - White Pine By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - Venison Meatballs with a Sherry and Sour Cream Glaze over Spaetzle By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - Miss Bowhunting By RANDY STIVER
Backtrails - Miss Bowhunting By RANDY STIVER

 


Volume 20, Issue 3

FEATURES
More than Medals: WTAF 2011 Korea By JAY RED HAWK
The Spangbow By DUANE SPANGLER
The Primitive Blunt By JAMIE L. BURLEIGH
Partially Primitive By MATT TRAYNOR
Crossbows, Compounds, Traditional or Primitive? By TIM LEWIS
Be One With Elm By ANNE-MARIE SMITH & MARC ST. LOUIS
For the Love of Stone By BILLY BERGER
Ol’ Hickory and the Hunter’s Moon By BYRON PADGETT
Dad, Can I Build a Bow? By CLINT ANDERS
Return to Primitive Hunting By WINSTON FOSTER

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Changes: Better or Worse? By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
Ask PA - Homemade Bow Scraper By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA
Medicine Man ® - Flowering Dogwood By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - Roast Skirt Steak and Andouille Sausage Kabobs with Fried Sweet Potatoes, Seared Eggplant, and Vegetables By BILL CAMPBEL
Poet’s Corner - Tiger By KATHRYN LANE
Backtrails - Man’s Innate Desire to Display Trophies of the Hunt By F. H. KNEBEL

 


Volume 20, Issue 4

FEATURES
Whitetails on the Wind II By MIKE “HAWK” HUSTON
A Stranger in a Not-So-Strange Land By BY KAY KOPPEDRAYER
Flint: How and Where to Find It By BILLY BERGER
U.K. Social Archery in Early Times By HUGH SOAR
Making a Plains-Style Quiver By MIKE YANCEY
Knapping the Poor Man’s Flint By BILLY BERGER
Locating and Using Funnels By L. WOODROW ROSS
And A Bow in China By JIM ORRICK
My First Trad Deer By KELLY GILLESPIE
Fire, Friends, and Fur By DAVID THOMPSON

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Passing It On and Offering Instruction By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK
Ask PA - Burnishing Bows By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA
Medicine Man ® - Stinging Nettle By STEVE PARKER
Book Review - 58 The Sound of the String by Brad Isham By ED INGOLD
Primitive Chef ® - Steak Tartare with Chipotle and Cilantro & Toasted Corn, Black Bean and Tomato Salad By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - The Skinning Shed By HOMER LUTHER
Backtrails - A Forgotten Assembly By TONY KINTON


Volume 20, Issue 5

FEATURES
The Time It Went Right By PRESTON TAYLOR
Bow Making at the Laughing Coyote Project By NEAL RITTER
Nature’s Beautiful Gift By MICKEY LOTZ
From Humble Beginnings to Hollywood By BILLY BERGER
Making Two Tools For Assembling Bow Billets By CHARLES W. PALMER
Pestilence and Pleasure By TONY KINTON
Coloring Feathers By JOHN AND CECILIA BORGESON
A Crescent-Shaped Arrowhead By KAY KOPPEDRAYER
Hunting Fox Squirrels with a Primitive Bow By BILLY BERGER

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Thoughts on Hunting: A Struggle for Words By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK
Ask PA - Blue Beech By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA
Medicine Man ® - Milkweed By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - I Love Bacon By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - The Bowyer’s Wife’s Ballad By ANNE-MARIE SMITH
Backtrails - Lost and Found By MIKE HUSTON


Volume 20, Issue 6

FEATURES
Bow Making Weekend at the Stull Preserve By MATT WIRWICKI
No Net Loss By TIM LEWIS
How Hard Is It? By MICKEY LOTZ
Pre-Spring Arrow Fling By TONY KINTON
Insights of a Modern Day Caveman By BILLY BERGER
Journey of 100 Bows By RYAN GILL
Localized Steam Bending By MARC ST. LOUIS
Revered Fetishes, Grisly Trophies & Blood Money By FRANK KNEBEL
Harvesting Milkweed Fibers By JOHN BYBEE

DEPARTMENTS
Hunting Column - Thoughts on Hunting: A Struggle for Words By TONY KINTON
A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON
From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK
Ask PA - Blue Beech By MARC ST. LOUIS
Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA
Medicine Man ® - Milkweed By STEVE PARKER
Primitive Chef ® - I Love Bacon By BILL CAMPBELL
Poet’s Corner - The Bowyer’s Wife’s Ballad By ANNE-MARIE SMITH
Backtrails - Lost and Found By MIKE HUSTON

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